Michael J. Fox Says Alex P. Keaton Would Have Left Republicans Long Before Trump

Michael J. Fox Says Alex P. Keaton Would Have Left Republicans Long Before Trump

In a morbidly curious way, I do wish that NBC had somehow decided to reboot Michael J. Fox’s playfully political sitcom Family Ties right around 2020 — that January 6 episode would have been spicy.

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Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie is set to premiere on Apple TV+ and in select theaters tomorrow. The documentary examines the life of one of the 1980s biggest stars as well as his decades-long struggle with Parkinsons in a film described as the story of what happens “when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.” Covering the full breadth of the beloved actor and activist’s career, Still will take audiences from Fox’ humble beginnings in Edmonton, Canada to the heights of the Back to the Future trilogy to his current life as an advocate for those suffering from Parkinsons through the Michael J. Fox foundation. 

While speaking to Variety about the film, Fox reflected on his first big break in the 1980s show Family Ties, a sitcom about a middle-aged hippie couple whose son rebels against his counter-cultural parents by embracing Reaganism, Wall Street and all things Ayn Rand. When asked what his character, Alex P. Keaton, would think of the current state of the GOP, Fox said his yuppie alter ego wouldn’t wear the MAGA hat, explaining, “I don’t think Alex would even see Republican and Democrat now. He’d see normal people and crazy, fascist weirdos.”

Point taken, but we'd like to advance that Alex would also most certainly be a crypto bro.

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