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Episode Info[]

Episode #92 - Season 5, Episode 2

First Aired: October 2, 1986


Ellen has won a dance scholarship and left Alex to go to Paris.  His parents encourage him to get on with his life.  His buddies are no help. but a waitress, Sharon McElroy (played by Haviland Morris) might.  They go out to dinner, but Alex is still thinking of Ellen.

Funny Moments[]

  • For his date, Alex dresses in a very 1980s (a la Miami Vice, which ran at the same time) outfit with no socks and says an oft-quoted line: "I'm hip, I'm cool, I'm a happenin' fool."
  • Steven searches for the right word to say Alex looks good and can only come up with "Whatever means groovy these days".