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Episode #85 - Season 4, Episode 18

First Aired: February 13, 1986


The family gathers with Ellen (to caution her) and share many of the memories of her boyfriend Alex.


Ellen:  If you just give it a chance, mime can really be exciting.

Alex:  I did give it a chance.

Ellen:  You kept getting up and yelling, "Louder!  Louder!"



  • "Margin of Error" - Alex invests his father's money without Steven's knowledge.
  • "Help Wanted" - Alex hires a totally inexperienced housekeeper and falls for her.
  • "Stage Fright" - Alex tutors Mallory to help in a high school quiz program.
  • "Go Tigers" - Mallory ruins Alex's interview at Princeton.
  • "Ready or Not" - Mallory is being pressured to have sex with her boyfriend Rick.
  • "4 Rms Ocn Vu" - Skippy's favorite "Alex Story".
  • "Birthday Boy" - Alex's 18th birthday celebration with friends.