Paul and I have been writing The Daily Ping on alternating days for 13 years. I believe that is enough years to officially warrant a parenthetical triple exclamation point series (!!!).

Anyway, it occurred to me recently that we’ve written a lot about Family Ties over the last 13 years and I thought I’d collect all the posts about the show or where the show is a key part. Here they are, sorted by date:

  • May 3, 2000: Family Ties Vacation
    Remembering the Keatons’ trip to London.
  • July 1, 2000: Alex P. Keaton Goes Back to the Future
    Before Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox time traveled on Family Ties. Didja know that?
  • August 3, 2000: Lazy Flashbacks
    When sitcoms get lazy, they do flashback episodes. Family Ties did three in four seasons.
  • September 18, 2001: The Meaning of Life
    In this one, a commenter obliges with a story about how Family Ties enlightened her to all the universes’ mysteries. (See comment #2.)
  • February 5, 2003: 20 Years
    Elyse Keaton gets me thinking deeply.
  • March 19, 2003: The Problem with Andrew Keaton
    Poor Andy went on to have a pretty rough life, so I feel a little guilty for blaming him.
  • April 15, 2003: The Dark Background
    What happens when Family Ties gets all dramatic and theatrical.
  • September 11, 2003: TV Graduation
    Did you know Family Ties had three graduation-themed episodes?
  • June 4, 2004: Andy Gets Arrested
  • November 15, 2007: The Family Ties Game
    “Nevertheless, the game proved to be quite enjoyable, considering it seems like it was slapped together at the last minute by people who said, ‘We have a board, we have stock photos from the show, and we have dice. Let’s make something up.'”
  • February 5, 2009: Family Ties… ON YOUR COMPUTING DEVICE
    Before it was on Netflix, it was on
  • April 7, 2009: Robert Costanzo
    The same dude played five different characters on Family Ties. And you’ll recognize him from any other favorite 80’s sitcom, too.
  • June 25, 2009: Family Ties Editing
    What happens when a Christian network airs reruns of Family Ties where the lord’s name is taken in vain.
  • July 1, 2009: Yet Another Family Ties Fun Fact
    Fascinating facts about Alex’s girlfriend Ellen.
  • October 7, 2009: Family Ties Haiku
  • September 26, 2010: Mallory’s Clothes
    Paul finds a nifty blog.
  • September 29, 2011: At least he doesn’t say “Al-X!”
    Nick in his most horrifying role ever.
  • October 3, 2011: The Art of Being Nick
    Nick got his own spin-off series. It didn’t last long.
  • December 1, 2011: The Family Ties Documentary
    YouTube embeds of a documentary about the show as well as a bunch of bloopers.
  • June 21, 2012: A Family Ties Birthday
    Two cast members share a birthday – to the day! Guess which ones.