Irwin "Skippy" Handelman is the neighbor of the Keaton Family in Family Ties. In the episode "Baby Boy Doe", it is revealed that Skippy was adopted. His biological mother appears in the episode, but his biological father never appears, and it is not identified who or where he is. Skippy is clumsy, and constantly gets himself into situations of danger. He is close with the Keaton family. He is friends with Alex P. Keaton. Skippy notably has a huge crush on Mallory throughout the series, but Mallory often rejects him, and is rude to him.