Family Ties

Family Ties (1982)

1 mistake in The Real Thing: Part 2

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The Real Thing: Part 2 - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode Jennifer sees Ellen Reed for the first time while talking to Alex (when Alex is holding Andy). In this episode, she sees Alex viewing picture of Ellen and asks "who is Ellen Reed?" as if she had never seen her before. (00:12:10)

Alex P. Keaton: Remember when we were kids and I ran you over with my bicycle?
Erwin 'Skippy' Handleman: Yes.
Alex P. Keaton: I have a car now.

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Question: Does anyone know which episode it was when Steven decided to grow a beard, or why he decided to grow one? I never watched the show in order and still can't figure out why he suddenly has one in the second half of the show's run.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Steven Keaton (Michael Gross) did not grow the beard for an episode. He grew it between season 1 and season 2 as a character he was playing in an Off-Broadway play. When the show began taping for season 2, it was decided to have him keep it. It never was a plot point on the show.

jairodrigue

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