My Three Sons (1960–1972)

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Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.

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 Steve Douglas (380 episodes, 1960-1972)
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 Chip Douglas (380 episodes, 1960-1972)
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 Robbie Douglas (357 episodes, 1960-1972)
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 Uncle Charley O'Casey (215 episodes, 1965-1972)
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 Ernie Thompson Douglas / ... (206 episodes, 1963-1972)
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 Mike Douglas (185 episodes, 1960-1965)
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 Michael Francis 'Bub' O'Casey (165 episodes, 1960-1965)
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Widower Steven Douglas is left to bring up three boys all by himself with the aide of his housekeeper "Uncle Charlie". The series revolves around the trials and tribulations of life's experiences as a single parent family. Written by <danbo@scorpius-inc.com>

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29 September 1960 (USA)  »

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Mis tres hijos  »

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(369 episodes)

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(1960-1965)| (1965-1972)

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4:3
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The character 'Steve Douglas' was ranked #7 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). See more »

Quotes

Ernie Douglas: Do you think the house is going to miss us?
Charley O'Casey: Sure, it'll miss us. The minute we get out of sight, it's going to break right down and start to cry out of all the faucets. The neighbors will sell tickets to see the crying house.
Steve Douglas: I'd like to think the house is going to miss us, Charley.
Charley O'Casey: Look, are we going to California, or are we going to stand here waving bye-bye to a pile of lumber?
Steve Douglas: Charley's right, fellas. Let's all...let's all pile in.
Charley O'Casey: Come on, let's go. Come on, move.
Chip Douglas: [...]
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My Three Sons
Written and Performed by Frank De Vol (1960-1972)
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CAN'T GET THE THEME SONG OUT OF MY HEAD!!!
27 May 2000 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

A TV Classic in the golden age of early 60's sitcoms. Still,I do get the chance to watch some of episodes on a local cable channel,but the characters of Uncle Charley(William Demarest),and Uncle Bub(William Frawley,who was Fred Mertz on "I Love Lucy"),are something else. Bub was more a strict disclipinary with the kids,but Charley was more ease and straightforward towards them. However,I did a comparison on the shows that were in black and white(from 1960-1965),and the ones that were in color(from 1965-1972),and the black and white episodes were the best ever especially when Chip,Robbie,and Mike were getting into all sorts of situations in the Douglass home. Oh yeah,how can I forget the family dog(Tramp),and Ernie(who came into the show during the 1964-1965 season when the show was going through some changes with different networks)who was adopted when Mike moved away and became part of the family. Fred MacMurray's role as Steve Douglass was the perfect father figure and an icon of what single families went through when their wasn't any woman in the house(that concept changed when Beverly Garland came in during the 1969-1970 season,and her and Steve got married). During the last two season of the show,you can find a very young Jodie Foster here,as Dody's playmate who was a regular on the show. The black and white episodes are rarely seen,but Hollywood is getting ready to do a remake of the classic TV show with Michael Douglas in the Fred MacMurray role. The show's theme song will live on in infinity,but still can't get the theme song out of my head!!!!


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