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10 Ways All Families Are Basically The Same

We sometimes think our families are all different, but there's a lot we have in common. Here are 10 unvarnished features of family life, sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Show, premiering Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c on NBC.

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5. Family reunions require tremendous patience.

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We like to think of family reunions as a joyous time with lots of hugging, smiling, and crying, but they're mostly people sitting around on their iPhones. It's also when we spend a lot of time with that one weird uncle.

9. Christmas rarely lives up to expectations.

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It's always insane and always comes up short compared to the perfect Christmas in our imaginations. The weird uncle shows up a lot, too.

Catch the premiere of the The Michael J. Fox Show to see another family trying to keep work and family life in balance.

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