'What Did You Think?' When Family Ties And Sad Michael J. Fox Made 'At This Moment' A #1 Hit

By Kellar Ellsworth
Source: YouTube

The first kiss between Alex P. Keaton and Ellen (played by Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan) was a big deal on Family Ties, and it made "At This Moment" a big hit for Billy Vera. The scene, from the season four premiere, plays in the background at a fraternity party, the lyric "What did you think / I would do at this moment" can be heard clearly several times. Alex pulls Ellen out onto the dance floor, then kisses her, and she runs off. A heartbreaking case of unrequited sitcom love. 

Audiences said "Yeah, but that song playing in the background -- what was that song?

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