|THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers|
On the episode "D is for Date" from Family Ties' fifth season (1986), Mallory's boyfriend Nick is in danger of serving jail time after neglecting to pay his income taxes for the past five years.
The Keatons offer their help and Nick gladly provides them with his financial records -- a box containing the "past five years in alphabetical order." Elyse is quite surprised by the first document she pulls from the box.
In another episode of Family Ties from 1982 ("Give Uncle Arthur a Kiss"), Steven is confronting Arthur, and old family friend, after Arthur has made inappropriate advances towards Steven's teenage daughter, Mallory.
Arthur attempts to defend himself by providing evidence of his strong character and work ethic as an employee of the PBS station where he and Steven work:
In the show's final season (1989), an episode titled All in the Neighborhood (Part 2) featured a storyline about the Keaton's friends moving into the neighborhood and being harrassed because of their race. The second episode of this two-parter opens with the following exchange in the Keaton's kitchen:
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