Episode Info[edit | edit source]
Episode #49 - Season 3, Episode 5
First Aired: October 18, 1984
Plot[edit | edit source]
The family is trying to come up with names for the new baby (now six weeks away). Alex is looking for a part-time job and is rejected by Harding National Bank (a really blow to his ego). Mallory reminds him that Steven had offered him a job at WKS, but Alex isn't too excited about working for a nonprofit organization. Seeing no other prospects, he goes to WKS (at least until the bank calls him back), and Alex has to find a way to break the news to his dad. When Richard fails to get his project done, Alex decides to help the team in an all-night session.
Music[edit | edit source]
- Steven sings the WKS jingle: "WKS. You're the one.
- While working on the documentary, Steven comes up with "Hot Town. Summer in the City".
- Alex brings in Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Jennifer suggests "Charo" for a girl and "Shecky" for a boy. When questioned whether she'd been watching Tonight Show The Tonight Show, she also suggests "Johnny, Ed, or Doc." Later she says that she and Elyse came up with "Sneezy Keaton" (and Dopey if it's a boy). Apparently, Moby Keaton was also suggested.
- In the third or fourth minute of the episode, as he sets his briefcase on the kitchen table, Alex noticeably spills orange juice and it can be seen on the table the rest of the scene. RIght after, you can see him try to dry his hands by shaking them.
- Marsha Warfield appears as a co-worker at WKS (before she had more well-known roles).
- Alex won a spelling bee in fourth grade with the word "foreclosure".
- Meredith Baxter Birney does not appear in this episode. (see explanation).
- In a later episode ("Walking on Air") Mallory will also work at WKS.