I watched Family Ties growing up. It was a pretty good show. I was a big fan of Michael J. Fox or MJF (as my grade school pals called him.) I thought Justine Bateman was hot and I liked Michael Gross who later became my best friend in the world.
But the REAL reason I watched Family Ties was for Ubu.
At the end of every episode a production title card showed Ubu with a frisbee in his mouth as we heard "Sit Ubu, Sit. Good dog."
Ubu was a real dog and was owned by the head of that company. There really isn't much more to say about it.
But, I will try.
See, I was fascinated with Ubu. The first dozen times I saw the ending of Family Ties (or any other Ubu production) I would laugh. It was pretty funny. Or maybe bizarre was a better word.
Ubu wasn't sitting, anyway.
He was standing with a frisbee in his mouth.
I always assumed there was a deeper meaning to that.
But, there probably wasn't.
Also, Ubu is a strange name for a dog. The owner named the dog after a play from the 1800s. That seems pretentious and makes me hate him a little... the owner, not Ubu.
I could never hate Ubu.