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July 1st, 2009

Yet Another Family Ties Fun Fact

Getting tired of talk about Family Ties yet? Sorry, but it’s comprised the bulk of my TV watching of late, so that’s what you’re getting.

Remember Ellen, the freshman artist Alex started dating at the beginning of his sophomore year at college? Did you know that he ended up marrying her in real life after having met her through the show? And that she’s Michael “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” Pollan’s sister?

Neat!

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jk July 2, 2009, 3:18 am

Of course! And she went to Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster PA, right?

Ryan July 2, 2009, 3:41 am

Her character? Almost — she went to Leland, but the guy she was going to marry before she met Alex went to Franklin and Marshall. Good memory!

jk July 2, 2009, 3:57 pm

OH! I remember a scene in what was supposed to be Lancaster’s train station, we were rather offended because our train station is pretty big compared to the speck that they made it out to be in that episode. Did Alex go there to intervene?

Ryan July 2, 2009, 4:03 pm

Yeah — Alex drove there to intervene (and, obviously, succeeded).

jk July 3, 2009, 2:14 pm

I can’t believe I remember this: someone who worked on the show went to F&M, and was paying homage to his or her alma mater. I was definitely in college when it aired.

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