'What would we do, baby, without us?'
"I bet we been together for a million years. And I bet we'll be together for a million more. Oh, it's like I started breathing on the night we kissed. And I can't remember what I ever did before."
Family Ties' Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross seemed like the perfect parents to me in the 80s (getting the slight edge over Heathcliff and Clair Huxtable, who weren't nearly as tolerant with their kids' antics as the Keatons).
Sure, they were ex-hippies who somehow managed to pop out an uber-smug Republican son, one ditzy daughter and ... well I'm not sure how to describe Tina Yothers' character. But here's something even freakier:
Did you know Gross and Baxter have the same birthday? No, not just the same calendar day. THE SAME DAY AND YEAR (June 21, 1947). And of course, that means they're both 61 today.
So here's my present. Click here to enjoy a collection of bloopers from "Family Ties." Sha-la-la-la.