Alex P. Keaton’s Triumphant Return To NBC

I watched Family Ties after its run on NBC from 1982 (before my time) to 1989 (three years after birth), but let me summarize. The show told the tale of a lovable teenage Republican, his liberal parents and typically impervious sisters Mallory (Justin Bateman) and Jennifer (Tina Yothers).

It may be hard for you to not think of Fox as the hoverboard-riding Marty McFly or the man who gave a face to Parkinson’s, but I instantly picture do-gooder Alex P. Keaton when I hear that Michael J. Fox is returning to NBC for a new sitcom that will be based loosely on his life.

Until I hear snobby approval from the mass conglomerate known as the internet that Matthew Perry’s Go On (a return to his staple network) doesn’t suck, I’ll be watching Family Ties on Netflix. Waiting.

Marty McFly Replica Shoes Auctioned For $37,500

Nearly identical shoes as seen worn by Michael J Fox in the iconic film Back To The Future Part II sold today for a whopping $37,500 to “Written In The Stars” rapper Tinie Tempah.

1,500 pairs of these 2011 Limited Edition “Nike Mags” have been put on Ebay, starting at around $6,000. The $37,500 dollar pair that went to Tinie Tempah were sold at a special auction in L.A. thus explaining their surprising price-range.

The proceeds do go to the Michael J. Fox’s Foundation For Parkinson’s Research, so I actually encourage rich people to buy them. I just don’t know who would actually wear them down the street?

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