Sorry, I was bored by the time I reached the third entry. When I realized this was not a true story.
And Courteney Cox didn't play Ellen on Family Ties. Tracy Pollan did.
Well, I liked it (though I skimmed at the end, I'll admit). But I'm not sure how you can write a whole humor piece about the song without a joke about the use of "graduations" instead of "diplomas" (the line would have to be massaged to fix the stress and syllable count, but it's quite doable) which always rubs me the wrong way when I hear the song.
Courteney Cox was the serious girlfriend before Ellen.
I think Courteney Cox was the serious girlfriend after Ellen.
I am aware of this. Courteney Cox played Lauren Miller, Alex's girlfriend after Ellen.