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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Cast

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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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 Ernie Thompson Douglas / ... (236 episodes, 1963-1972)
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 Uncle Charley O'Casey (215 episodes, 1965-1972)
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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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Storyline

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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Fred MacMurray learns boys will be boys as he tries to keep order in his household. In color. (season seven)

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Comedy | Family

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29 September 1960 (USA)  »

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The Fred MacMurray Show  »

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(369 episodes)

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(1960-1965)| (1965-1972)

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4:3
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Trivia

William Frawley really enjoyed working on the show and did not want to leave. To make matters worse, he was replaced by William Demarest, whom he hated in real life. See more »

Quotes

Robbie Douglas: Beanbrain!
Mike Douglas: Knothead!
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Connections

Referenced in Pop Up Video: Social Issues (1998) See more »

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My Three Sons
Written and Performed by Frank De Vol (1960-1972)
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Heartwarming 60s family sitcom.
14 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My Three Sons, was one of many 60s family sitcoms. It revolved around suburban patriarch, Steve Douglas, and his three sons. Steve was a widower, trying to do his best to raise his sons without the help of a spouse. The sons did have their gruff but lovable Uncle Charlie, around to clean, cook, and give them his sage guidance.

It was fun to see the three boys, always get into one misadventure after another. Dad Steve, was always patient with his son's misgivings. Steve was the kind of father that most kids would love to have. He was at least as credible a father-figure as Ward Cleaver was, on Leave It To Beaver.

I'll always fondly remember this heartwarming show. It's not in syndication anymore, but you can watch it on DVD now. It's among the best of the 60s family sitcoms.


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