Bizarre Television Moments: Tom Hanks And Vanilla Extract

One could say that all of Family Ties is bizarre. A liberal father who runs a public television station with an uber-Republican son? Oh, the hijinks. That, and baby Andy has super abilities to grow four years in the space of one.

Despite the laughs, FT had its share of "very special episodes" and when they wanted to tackle alcoholism, they brought in a very young, very skinny, very tight-jeaned Tom Hanks to play the beloved Uncle Ned. This scene goes from funny to scary to uncomfortable to funny about eight times. Not to mention that Uncle Ned is so desperate for alcohol he downs a whole bottle of vanilla extract. Don't try this at home, kids!

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