Give Your Uncle Arthur a Kiss
Season 1, Episode 6
Air date November 10, 1982
Production code 012
Written by Lloyd Garver & Gary David Goldberg
Directed by Will Mackenzie
Episode Guide
I Never Killed for My Father
Big Brother is Watching

Give Your Uncle Arthur a Kiss is the sixth episode of the first season of Family Ties and the sixth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on November 10, 1982.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Steven and Arthur (played by David Spielberg) have worked together at WKS Public TV for many years. The kids refer to him as "Uncle Arthur". When they are alone for a moment, Arthur hugs Mallory inappropriately. She approaches Alex for advice, but he's not that helpful, and Mallory downplays what happened. Arthur talks to her later, covering up his real intentions, and then kisses her forcefully. Mallory eventually tells Elyse about Arthur's action. Elyse confronts Arthur on-air during the pledge drive.

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Goofs[edit | edit source]

  • Steven refers to Arthur as "Arthur Press", but IMDB calls him "Arthur Cantrell".
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