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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(1960-1965)| (1965-1972)

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At Fred MacMurray's insistence, all episodes were filmed out of sequence during the show's entire run using a technique now known as the MacMurray method. MacMurray would do all of his scenes in 65 nonconsecutive days. The cast regulars got haircuts once a week in order to maintain continuity. Guest stars would have to return months later to complete an episode. All kitchen scenes would be done together, then all scenes in the upstairs hallway would be filmed together, etc. This fact was well concealed until Dawn Lyn joined the cast as Dodie. Her upper front teeth grew in irregularly during the entire 1969-70 season, from being barely visible in scenes with MacMurray to being plainly visible in scenes without him. William Frawley never felt comfortable with this method of filming, having grown accustomed to filming I Love Lucy in sequence during its entire run. 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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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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