It was David vs. Goliath. Or, in the case of 1986's award for Outstanding
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, the Fox (Michael J. for his role as young Republican
Alex on "Family
Ties") vs. the hound (Ted Danson as charming ladies' man ... moreSam on "Cheers"). The young Fox triumphed over his veteran
counterpart, who'd have to wait four more years for his trophy. Mid-speech, as a
nod to his diminutive nature, Fox kidded, "I feel 4 feet tall." If that was
true, then how small did Danson feel?