29 September 1960
Steve Douglas and his youngest son Chip are caught in the snares of designing women.
6 October 1960
Chip collects items for the school's annual rag drive. One neighbor notices all the strange happenings at the Douglas home. Bub appears drunk, Robbie carries a dummy in the house, and Chip talks to the dummy and drops it out the window.
13 October 1960
Bub tries to fit into family life, but the boys find things difficult when Bub speaks against a PTA mother, shows up at school with a forgotten lunch, and seems to interfere with girlfriends. Turns out, all the help was needed.
Season 1, Episode 4: Countdown20 October 1960
A telecast of a countdown to a 1957 satellite launch provides the backdrop for a Monday morning in the Douglas household. Everyone seems to be unusually tired and for good reason: Bub accidentally set the clocks an hour ahead instead of turning them back one hour with the end of Daylight Savings Time.
27 October 1960
Robbie finds out that a popular girl in school likes him, except she confuses Robbie with Mike. Unaware of this, Robbie ambushes Mike and pounces on him outside their front door after seeing them together, thinking Mike has moved in on her.
3 November 1960
After Steve visits the office of a potential client, a Major General with a motto of "Adjust or bust," he experiences a series of transportation inconveniences and missed connections while trying to get home in time to greet the General, who is also coming to his house for dinner.
10 November 1960
Steve enjoys working with a woman engineer who is beautiful. He asks her out for dinner, but she is only interested in work.
17 November 1960
The Douglas's stove breaks down on Thanksgiving Day. There's no way to get it fixed that same day and every restaurant in town is booked. Meanwhile Chip befriends a Native American and invites him to dinner. He in turn shows how to roast a turkey outdoors without a grill.
24 November 1960
While Mike and Robbie go camping in the woods, Chip and Steve go "rafting" in the backyard.
1 December 1960
Lonesome George Gobel is in town for a benefit and escapes to the Douglas household for some "quiet" time.
8 December 1960
Robbie is overwhelmed when his mechanic friend, "Pig", puts on a dress and perfume and becomes the lovely Peggy.
15 December 1960
The boys want a raise in their allowance, but Steve tells them that they are spending money recklessly and not doing their chores. Bub has been picking up the slack and doing their work for them. Everyone has bad dreams that night.
22 December 1960
While working on a Social Studies project on teenage marriages for school Mike and his girlfriend Jean have everyone convinced that they've eloped.
29 December 1960
Robbie is tired of all the teachers at school calling him "Mike's brother" and making comparisons about how each of the boys are different.
5 January 1961
When Bub has to go out of town for a few days, Steve asks Mike to call an agency and hire a maid. Mike asks Robbie to make the call, and Robbie asks Chip to make the call. Chip calls an agency but it is a marriage agency who matches people.
12 January 1961
Steve's cousin Selena comes to visit and is only too happy to help around the house. When everyone is grateful for her help, Bub thinks he is being replaced and decides to take a job at a movie theater.
19 January 1961
Mike receives an invitation to a frat rush at the local college, then is eventually dropped because his college plans are perceived as being unclear.
Season 1, Episode 18: The Bully26 January 1961
Chip wants to fight the school bully who has no interest in fighting with Chip.
2 February 1961
Steve's sister, an efficiency expert, pays a visit and within a few days transforms total chaos into a smooth, efficient household.
9 February 1961
Robbie learns "the grass is always greener on the other side" when he is envious of his friend Hank's home, which seems perfect for a teenager. But Hank is envious of Robbie's life in a happy home and great family.
16 February 1961
Jean is upset when it seems Mike is never available in the evenings. Mike and Tim are building her a hi-fi set for her birthday.
23 February 1961
Robbie's girlfriend Vivian suspects something is going on between Robbie and Judy (the same girl who confused Robbie with Mike) and asks her brother to follow them.
Season 1, Episode 23: Deadline2 March 1961
Mike has to finish the layout and write a sports article for the school paper by himself in between running in a track meet and going to a dance with Jean.
9 March 1961
Chip is tired of being the youngest brother, and wishes he could be older than someone. He gets his chance when a baby is left in Steve's car.
Season 1, Episode 25: Off Key16 March 1961
Sudsy breaks his mother's piano and asks Chip to ask Robbie to fix it. Sudsy's mother is due to be home in just a few minutes and Robbie has to fix it fast.
23 March 1961
The Douglas' have their own small adventure when Steve is out of town on business. Tramp comes home with a live stick of dynamite and it is somewhere in the house.
30 March 1961
Robbie builds a race car for the soap box derby. Meanwhile, Steve is building a missile in a race against a competitor company.
6 April 1961
To earn extra money, Mike and Robbie get a job painting a fence for a neighbor who's fence and yard are in a state of disrepair. The better the fence looks, the more that other neighbors help to restore the yard.
13 April 1961
Robbie tries to get a date with a classmate who does not seem to be interested. Robbie tries the approach his teacher, Mr Wiley, uses in history class to get the students interested in what he is saying.
27 April 1961
Chip quits the baseball team after a few games where he did not play well. When his father is asked to be an umpire for the next game, Chip gets back into baseball thinking his father will call his hits favorably.
4 May 1961
Chip brings his class frog home to take care of it for the weekend. Bub thinks Chips school frog looks like his Uncle Clancey. When the frog disappears, everyone joins the search.
11 May 1961
Robbie pretends to be someone he is not in order to impress a girl. He claims he likes classical music since she enjoys it.
18 May 1961
Someone leaves a horse saddle at the Douglas' home for Bub.
25 May 1961
With graduation only a week away, Mike and Jean agree not to call or see each other until then to see if they really are in love.
1 June 1961
A neighbor, Mr Pearson, wants to take a leisurely drive with his family. Beyond his control, the Douglas' join him and the drive is anything but relaxing.
Season 1, Episode 36: Fire Watch8 June 1961
Mike plans an easy summer with a job with the forestry service. He plans on watching the trees and enjoying himself. He finds it is not an easy job when a fire starts and his boss is stranded and not able to help.
28 September 1961
Steve realizes it is time to talk to Chip about the birds and the bees when Tramp is father to puppies.
5 October 1961
New neighbors move in across from the Douglas', but they are not neighborly. Steve tells everyone to try to get along, but he finds it difficult when he is involved in a fender bender with his neighbor as he backs out of his driveway.
Season 2, Episode 3: The Crush12 October 1961
Mike's new college girlfriend seems more interested in Steve than Mike. She wants Steve to help her with her trigonometry class.
26 October 1961
Chip's new friend brags about his dog, a German Shepard who performs tricks and is well behaved. Tramp pales in comparison. But, overnight, a pot left on a burning stove starts a fire; Tramp barks to warn everyone. Tramp becomes the hero.
2 November 1961
While Steve is out, a former girlfriend calls the house to ask him out for the evening. When Steve returns home, he tries to reach her, but now she is out. Steve reminisces about their previous relationship and recalls it as perfect.
9 November 1961
The three sons get involved in lodge and fraternity installations.
16 November 1961
Mike tries to learn Spanish by sleeping with a Spanish tape playing under his pillow. When he goes on a trip, Steve sleeps in Mike's bed since his own room is being painted. The auto timed recorder plays; Steve talks Spanish in the morning.
23 November 1961
Robbie has to have a tutor in for his world literature class to help him pass. His tutor is a beautiful girl, and Robbie is more interested in her than in his studies.
30 November 1961
Chip's school assignment is to write a paper about his mother. Since his mother is dead, he decides to write about Bub, the closest thing he has to a mother.
7 December 1961
Mike is placed in charge of taking care of the house and his brothers when both Steve and Bub are out of town at the same time. He finds it a challenge, especially when Robbie and his friend go to the hospital after a school accident.
14 December 1961
When the boys continue to ask Bub for help with their homework, he realizes he does not have all the answers. He decides to go to night school for further education. He meets another student, and they both make up stories about their lives.
21 December 1961
Robbie starts a musical band, with practice at his house. The other Douglas' cover their ears to drown out the noise. Steve helps them get in tune and even plays saxophone. When Mike's class needs a band for a dance, Robbie wants the job.
28 December 1961
Robbie feels like he is always following his brother's footsteps at school, so when it is time to join a club, he picks one that Mike never joined.
4 January 1962
Chip runs away from home after feeling neglected, but when he gets downtown, he realizes home is safer.
11 January 1962
While on a camping trip vacation without the other family members, Steve is matched to another camper by an older couple who loves to play matchmakers. Both Steve and Fran are initially reluctant.
Season 2, Episode 16: Blind Date18 January 1962
Mike and Robbie each have dates the same night. Due to a mix up in names, Mike picks up Robbie's young date, and Robbie picks up an older woman meant for Mike.
25 January 1962
A former girlfriend of Steve's is still interested in seeing Steve. She visits the house, pretending to want to talk to Bub about an Irish Club. While she hopes to run into Steve, Bub starts thinking she is interested in him.
1 February 1962
Four attractive flight attendants move into the Pearson's house, and while Bub and the boys befriend them right away, Steve is annoyed by all the noise from a party for their pilot friends. At first, he won't accept their apology, but soon offers some humble pie of his own.
8 February 1962
Bub wants to do something different than dishes and dusting. He goes on interviews for different jobs.
15 February 1962
Chip is all set to go on a business trip with his father to Chicago. When Steve's plans change, he is headed for Paris. Chip decides to sneak on to the plane to join his father. In Paris, he gets lost.
22 February 1962
Film makers are in town to do a documentary on Robbie's physics class. Bub tell Robbie he should try to get a part in the film. Robbie and another student are chosen for a close up shot, showing what they are doing in physics.
1 March 1962
Chip needs a drawing for open house at school and finds the family circle a pretty rough bunch of critics. He decides a sailboat picture of Bub's beats his own efforts, and he borrows it. But how is he going to keep his dad and Bub from going to the open house?
8 March 1962
Steve returns from a business trip by train, and the rest of the family go to the station to meet him. As they prepare to go home, they realize Tramp is no longer with them.
15 March 1962
Robbie might not be able to play in the school's football game unless he can improve his grades in math. Also, Chip catches the measles.
22 March 1962
Chip's having a party for his tenth birthday. When news gets out that Steve has caught the German measles, the parents do not want their children going to the party.
29 March 1962
A friend of Steve's asks him to help find out who is dating her daughter. She thinks it is an older man. A mix up caused by a borrowed fraternity pin causes Steve to think it is Mike who is dating the daughter.
5 April 1962
Chip gets the chance to visit his father's work place and to see what his father does for a living. Chip thinks the job is boring and of no consequence. However, when Steve is asked to help a pilot land a plane, Chip gets a different view.
12 April 1962
Mike and Robbie plan to spend their summer vacation working in a different town to earn money.
19 April 1962
Hank tells Robbie he should be a golf caddy during the local Golf Tournament. Robbie is assigned to a fussy golfer. Things get worse when at the 18th hole, Robbie causes the golfer to be disqualified.
26 April 1962
On Steve's day off from work, everything seems to go wrong in the house, and the volume of activity is loud. Steve starts to wish he had all girls instead of boys.
Season 2, Episode 31: Air Derby3 May 1962
Robbie competes in a model airplane contest for a school scholarship. He is in the top two position. The other entrant is a straight-A student who hopes to go to college but his parents cannot afford it.
10 May 1962
Mike and his girlfriend take a break from each other, and Mike goes out with someone else. His girlfriend's father does not take too kindly to this news.
17 May 1962
Robbie starts high school and is assigned a locker with the star athlete. Robbie is impressed that he gets to be friends with the popular guy on campus until Mike points out that the jock is using him for homework assignments.
24 May 1962
Chip is forced to spend a week's vacation with a boy he does not like. They have nothing in common. All Chip gets out of it is a black eye.
31 May 1962
Mike and his friends pull a prank at college and get called before the dean for punishment.
7 June 1962
Steve and the boys get an earful of confusing advice from Bub and his friends.
20 September 1962
The whole family goes on a trip to Japan when Steve has to fly there for business. Everyone enjoys seeing the tourist sites, and Mike enjoys his meeting with a young woman named Kimiko.
27 September 1962
Robbie and his friend start a business for home repairs and chores in order to make money to go on dates. Chip decides to start his own business for babysitting so he can buy a new bike. Sometimes the clients overlap the two businesses.
4 October 1962
The Douglas' are taken to small claims court when a teen accuses Tramp of biting him. Robbie sets out to prove Tramp was provoked into biting, and therefore is not guilty.
11 October 1962
Mike is in a bind when he realizes he has two dates for his fraternity's dance. He did not think the college beauty would accept his date, so he asked another girl as well.
18 October 1962
Steve invites the teenage daughter of a friend to stay with the Douglas' while her father attends to business in town. Unfortunately, other than Steve, the other family members have plans. Steve has to entertain the teenager himself.
25 October 1962
While out trick-or-treating, Chip and his friend Sudsy see someone - or something - carrying a candle, in the window of an empty house next to the Douglas'. No one believes them.
1 November 1962
Robbie is infatuated with a senior in high school who does not notice him. Mike gives Robbie some advice which backfires.
8 November 1962
Chip's school holds a cooking contest with the kids submitting their mother's favorite recipe. Chip is upset because he does not have a mother. He dad comes through by submitting his favorite recipe.
15 November 1962
Chip wants to join a neighborhood club, but the members say he is too young. He wants to prove he is big enough, but first he has to have his tonsils taken out at the hospital.
22 November 1962
Robbie did not do his term paper so he finds an old paper that Steve used years ago when he was in school. While Steve got an A on his homework, Robbie gets an F.
Season 3, Episode 11: Heat Wave29 November 1962
Steve cannot find some important papers for his work. As he searches high and low, he remembers the family gave papers to the boy scouts for their paper drive fund raiser.
6 December 1962
Mike's college holds a beauty pageant and Mike is selected as the judge. During the days before the pageant, all the women approach Mike to show him their talent. Mike has more problems when his girlfriend enters the pageant.
13 December 1962
Steve hurts his back and needs a doctor.
20 December 1962
Robbie wants to go steady with Linda, but Linda's mother does not approve of her daughter getting involved at her young age. Linda's mother talks to Steve to try to end the relationship. Steve and Paulette start their own relationship.
Season 3, Episode 15: Mother Bub27 December 1962
Chip and Sudsy want to buy a model auto to work on. When Steve seems like he will allow Chip to buy it, Bub comes up with an argument.
3 January 1963
Steve's friend is having a birthday father for his honorable grandfather. He tells Steve that Chip can come to the party.
10 January 1963
Mike is smitten with an attractive model who's been hired to oversee a college fashion show. When he finds out she loves classical guitar music, Mike fakes his way through a song on Robbie's scratchbuilt guitar that he claims he built himself in an attempt to impress her while Robbie cues up a phonograph record outside.
17 January 1963
A business trip to Rome does not interest Steve. Since Steve has does not turn down work trips before, the boys try to find out why this is different. Bub tells them it is where Steve and their mother once vacationed.
Season 3, Episode 19: Flashback24 January 1963
Steve sets Robbie up on a blind date with a girl he met that reminded him of his own youthful dates. When Robbie and the girl meet, she thinks he is too sophisticated for her.
31 January 1963
One of Steve's coworkers asks Steve to join the company musical group. Steve declines but the coworker keeps asking. That night, Steve dreams he is being chased by a man with a musical instrument.
7 February 1963
Chip's boyscout group is losing their den mother and a scout when the family is moving out of state. Chip talks Bub into taking on the position.
14 February 1963
When a new kid moves into town, Sudsy befriends him. Soon, Sudsy is spending all his time with his new friend and Chip is odd man out.
Season 3, Episode 23: Caged Fury21 February 1963
Steve becomes the tutor for the members of Robbie's wrestling team so they can improve their school grades. When several boys develop a contagious disease, the house becomes quarantined. Bub cannot leave to go fishing and he is upset.
28 February 1963
Robbie convinces his current events club committee to have an old fashioned dunking machine booth at the school carnival after Bub comes up with the idea. Meanwhile, some of the other clubs have booths featuring atom smashing, space capsules and computers.
7 March 1963
Robbie wins the highest achievement award in his science class but feels he does not deserve it.
14 March 1963
Steve is torn between family life and work. He promised to attend a baseball game in the afternoon, and has a date in the evening. His work called him and told him he is needed to help with engine maintenance.
28 March 1963
Mike has to decide between his work and his personal life. His Air Force Reserve crew needs him to help with engine maintenance, but he has a date at the same time.
4 April 1963
Bub enters a contest and wins the top prize. He finds out he won $2,000 and the services of a proper butler for two weeks. Bub finds it hard to be pampered by a butler, and the butler finds it hard to adjust to the activity of the Douglas'.
Season 3, Episode 29: Francesca11 April 1963
The boys have their hands full when Steve and Bub are not home. The boys deal with two sick children, a runaway woman, and a wild bird who gets in the house.
Season 3, Episode 30: The Rug18 April 1963
Chip is placed on probation by Steve for his losing another item that belongs to someone else. Chips sees a tiger skin rug that Bub plans to donate for a rummage sale
Season 3, Episode 31: The System25 April 1963
In his psychology course, Mike learns about random sampling, questionnaires, and graphing results. He uses these skills to determine who Robbie should date.
2 May 1963
Robbie's economics teacher teaches the value of money and uses the stock exchange as the assignment. Each student gets fictional money to see if they can increase their investment. As Robbie follows the stocks, Steve thinks he has talent.
9 May 1963
Bub is envious when he hears a former friend is coming to town and being honored with an award.
16 May 1963
Bub thinks the boys are not doing their chores fast enough or well enough. He tells the boys they are lazy compared to the boys of his generation when they were teens.
23 May 1963
Chip is told to stay home and wait for one of Steve's coworkers to drop off some important papers. When Chip sees a young child walking unaccompanied outside, he helps the lost toddler.
30 May 1963
To earn money, Chip sells tickets to a raffle in which the prize is a date with a star. Bub does not realize he is the star.
6 June 1963
Robbie and his friends decide to match his classmates up scientifically so the dates could be successful. They collect information from their classmates and being to make matches.
13 June 1963
Robbie tries to get a girl at school to go out with him. She agrees on two conditions: they go to a fighting match and he finds someone to go out with her aunt. Bub has tickets to the sporting match, and he is available for a date.
20 June 1963
Chip seems to have found a way to make money every day and he feels rich. Meanwhile, everyone else is trying to find a missing stamp that is worth a lot of money.
19 September 1963
Robbie enters a contest to perform a song he wrote to impress a girl. The whole family is involved when they perform backup singing for Robbie.
26 September 1963
Steve is surprised to find he has inherited a castle in Scotland owned by his grandfather. The family travels to Scotland and are welcomed by the clan.
3 October 1963
Steve's day starts with his cutting himself when he shaves in the morning. The day goes from bad to worse.
10 October 1963
Robbie becomes the secret writer of the school's love advice column. He gets a letter from a girl who is being pulled in different directions as she plans her wedding. Robbie advices an elopement.
17 October 1963
Robbie wants a shiny, fancy car to impress a girl.
24 October 1963
Steve wants Mike to help him find a date for Sally who works with Steve. Mike has no interest in helping because he thinks he has already found true love. When Mike finds himself helping Sally, he realizes he wants to date her himself.
31 October 1963
Stanley Livingston's real-life brother Barry joins the cast as Ernie, a foster child living with a family down the street. The two boys go off on an adventure to find a treasure chest.
7 November 1963
Chip and Ernie believe there is only one more week left of the world and try to find the perfect way to spend their remaining time.
Season 4, Episode 9: The Toupee14 November 1963
One of Bub's friends has a sister visiting and wants to introduce Bub. Bub tries a hair restoring solution in hopes to hide his bald head.
21 November 1963
Robbie is running for a position on the student council. His opponent is another popular boy in school.
28 November 1963
Mike wants to propose to Sally, but can't seem to find the right words or the right time to do so. After several awkward attempts, Mike isn't sure Sally will accept. Meanwhile, Sally tells Steve she knows Mike is trying to propose, but she won't do the asking. Finally, when the two of them are alone together on a park bench, Mike comes right out and pops the question in a traditional, straightforward manner. Sally accepts immediately and admits she should have done so the first two times he asked.
5 December 1963
Steve is asked to entertain the daughter of a visiting Danish couple whose company has an account with his engineering firm. He finds out that the only reason he's being asked is because he's the only single gentleman at the plant who's taller than her. She's quite attractive and so energetic that Steve can't keep up with her. Exhausted, Steve ultimately refuses to go to a costume ball with her. When she reveals that the ball is being held to celebrate her seventeenth birthday, Steve appoints Robbie to go in his place. Robbie gladly agrees.
12 December 1963
Steve seems annoyed with Robbie for always forgetting to pass on messages and other information. Robbie feels bad and decides to play golf with Steve for some father and son bonding.
Season 4, Episode 14: Windfall19 December 1963
Chip and Ernie want to join a club in their neighborhood. When Chip rescues a lost dog, he and Ernie become popular and seem an easy selection for the club.
Season 4, Episode 15: Top Secret26 December 1963
Steve is asked to work on a top-secret, high-security project. He decides to work at home but does not tell anyone what he is working on. Bub plays detective to find out about Steve's project.
2 January 1964
Chip gets a part in the school play. Bub seems more excited than Chip.
9 January 1964
Steve meets a woman while he is out walking the dog. She works in a chorus line as a dancer. The boys think the woman is only interested in finding a husband.
16 January 1964
Steve attends his twenty fifth class reunion from his college days and enjoys seeing some old friends.
23 January 1964
Marriage and raising children are not as easy as they seem when Mike and Sally step in to help babysit the children of a friend. They wonder how they will handle it after they are married.
30 January 1964
Robbie and his friends plan a costume party. Bub decides to chaperon the party so it does not get out of hand.
6 February 1964
A young Chinese girl comes to town to met her Chinese-American fiancé. She is from a very traditional Chinese family, but her fiancé has adjusted to the American Way. Robbie helps her to adjust.
13 February 1964
Everyone is excited to go to Hawaii with Steve on his business trip, but when they see a For Sale sign in front of the house, they start to question the trip.
Season 4, Episode 23: Stone Frog20 February 1964
In town, Chip meets a woman from India who gives him a stone frog. She tells Chip the frog is magical. When exciting things begin to happen for Chip, he believes in the magic.
27 February 1964
It's the Prince and the Pauper when Bub exchanges jobs with an actress friend. She wants a family live, and he wants the thrill of the stage. As they try out their new roles, the realize things aren't always what they remember.
5 March 1964
Mike wants Sally to go fishing with him and his family since it is their favorite pastime. Sally talks him into going birdwatching with her, since that is something she enjoys.
12 March 1964
Mike is surprised to see Kimiko, a woman he met in Tokyo last year. She came to see Mike to see if there are still any romantic feelings between them.
19 March 1964
Steve is surprised when he gets a visit from a princess. She is Princess Joanne, and it happens to be his high school girl friend who grew up and married into royalty. She invites the family to dinner.
26 March 1964
Steve meets a magazine editor and wants to ask her out on a date. As she is hard to reach, he enters the magazine contest for distinctive homes, hoping she will be the one to visit. Unfortunately, she sends her secretary to view the home.
Season 4, Episode 29: The Tree2 April 1964
The family tries to save an old tree from being cut and removed.
9 April 1964
Robbie's English class proceeds to run roughshod over an attractive young substitute teacher when their regular teacher becomes incapacitated. Frustrated and exasperated, the sub pays a visit to the lady she's filling in for and asks for advice. Meanwhile, Robbie gets an earful at home from both Steve and Mike after Mike recognizes her name.
16 April 1964
Mike and Sally want to save money for a place of their own after they are married, so he suggests Sally move in with his family. Having a woman in the house with all men proves to be a big adjustment.
23 April 1964
Mike goes to South America with a friend in the Air Force Reserves to help in a disaster area. He encounters a young girl who needs an operation, and he is determined to raise the money for her. Chip helps a woman in town with her chores.
30 April 1964
The school's sports team is losing game after game. The girlfriends of the team players decide to stage a boycott against the boys until they win a game.
7 May 1964
A Hollywood producer visiting Bryant Park sees Tramp and things he would be great for the animal lead in a movie he is making. Bub, Robbie and Chip fly out to Hollywood with Tramp so he can do an audition.
14 May 1964
Mike & Robbie, aspiring songwriters, go against the odds and travel to New York to present a song they wrote to a big-time record producer. A New York cabbie helps them in the big city, and they reach their destination. Although the producer doesn't want the song, he gives the brothers some real-life, solid advice, and they go home all the wiser for the adventure.
21 May 1964
After reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chip decides he, Ernie, and their friend Melinda should reenact some of the adventures.
28 May 1964
Steve is asked to take in a boy who is a delinquent. When Steve has to be out of town that week, it is Bob and the boys to handle the visit. When someone comes to the house, they assume it is the delinquent.
17 September 1964
Rob gets a summer job on a cruise ship going to the Caribbean. Turns out, Steve takes the same ship for a business trip to establish business with a new company. Both Rob and Steve find a way to have fun while working.
24 September 1964
Robbie's new girlfriend is mature for her age, avoiding football games, dances, and other pursuits of most teenagers. She talks Robbie into proposing marriage to her.
1 October 1964
Sally and Mike are getting ready for her bridal shower. They want to receive practical gifts that will fill their kitchen and workspace. Bud thinks the shower show reflect a romantic theme and the gifts should highlight love.
8 October 1964
Bub wins a raffle, and the prize is a family trip to Ireland. Bub takes everyone to Ireland to see his relatives and enjoy the country.
15 October 1964
Bub and the Douglas family continue to enjoy their time in Ireland.
22 October 1964
Ernie & Chip have a Cub Scout adventure planned for the weekend, doing a moose patrol, which Steve is supposed to lead. However, Steve forgets, and brings home a business associate so they can work on a project together.
29 October 1964
Steve is asked to escort a congresswoman when she is in town. For Chip, he is asked to be friends with a shy girl at school who is campaigning to be the class president. Chip is also campaigning to be the class president.
5 November 1964
The school bully picks on Chip and Ernie, and makes them steal lunches from other students.
12 November 1964
Jean Pearson returns to Bryant Park for a visit and calls the Douglases, looking to reconnect with Mike. They meet and as they reminisce, Mike's feelings for Jean are rekindled and he can't bring himself to tell her he's engaged to someone else. Unaware that Jean doesn't know this, Robbie spills the beans, prompting Jean to tell Mike she has to hurry home. They bid each other farewell, this time for good.
19 November 1964
Rob gets an audition at a club and is given a job to play his guitar there some evenings. His girlfriend introduces him to her friends and Rob experiences a new lifestyle.
26 November 1964
The owner of the Lotus Blossom restaurant is thinking of returning to Hong Kong. Steve enjoys eating at the restaurant so he tries to convince her to stay, telling her all the great things to do in America.
3 December 1964
Robbie is in love with another girl. He asks Sally for advice because he thinks the girl is older than he is.
10 December 1964
A TV hypnotist picks Robbie from the studio audience as a subject, and the mesmerist's powers extend far beyond the studio. While watching the show at home, Bub succumbs too.
17 December 1964
Mike meets Sally's father for the first time. The result? Total disaster.
24 December 1964
Robbie has to go to the hospital after he is injured on the football field. His nurse is an attractive woman from France. She seems to be checking on Robbie constantly.
31 December 1964
Mike & Sally's good friends are having marital problems. Mike & Sally begin to wonder if they are too young to get married themselves.
7 January 1965
When Bub decides to fly to Ireland to visit his 104-year-old aunt, Steve says he can take care of the house while Bub is gone. Steve thinks woman make it seem harder than it really is. Soon, Steve has to eat his words.
14 January 1965
With Bub in Ireland and Steve unable to take care of the house and work also, he starts interviewing people for the job. Bob's brother Charlie comes for a visit and ends up staying to help the family.
21 January 1965
Charlie helps take care of a young Korean girl while she is waiting for her father. The girl has adopted many of the American traits than following her Korean traditions.
28 January 1965
Robbie buys an old small airplane which has seen better days. He slowly repairs the plane and thinks he should be able to fly it soon. Steve steps in with some common sense.
4 February 1965
Robbie's latest girlfriend takes him to the country club. When he gets home, he tells his father he should job the club because it is where the important people gather. Steve tells Robbie you do not have to be in a club to be important.
11 February 1965
Steve is asked to modify a plane for a woman pilot who wants to make a flight around the world.
18 February 1965
The Douglas family plans a vacation to Hawaii, but Chip gets sick and the trip is canceled. Charley decides if they cannot go to Hawaii, then Hawaii shall come to the Douglas'. He plans a luau party in the backyard.
25 February 1965
Robbie is head of the committee for decorating the school float for a parade. He comes up with an idea that seems scandalous. Chip has romance problems with someone who is older than he.
Season 5, Episode 25: Mexico Ole4 March 1965
Steve declines a business trip to Mexico because he does not want to be away from his family. This results in his Mexican host inviting the entire family to stay with him at his hacienda.
11 March 1965
Charley runs into a friend from his vaudeville days on the stage. Since she looks great for her age, Charlie thinks she might have found the fountain of youth. She tells Charlie he just needs to enjoy his life.
18 March 1965
A British scientist comes to the United States to meet with Steve and in the process, important blueprints begin to disappear.
25 March 1965
Robbie serenades a race horse with his guitar so as to encourage the horse to do well in a race.
1 April 1965
Chip decides to set up a trapper business so he can earn money just like his brothers and father.
8 April 1965
Sally talks Mike into submitting their names for a computer love match program. She is upset when the computer does not match them together. Mike asks Steve to submit profiles for his parents who are sure to match each other.
15 April 1965
There's a new dog in town, and it looks like Tramp. Prince is a pampered pet of a rich neighbor. The dogs get mixed up by the owners, and the families are bewildered by the personality changes of their pets.
22 April 1965
A friend of Charley's from Australia visits and fills the boy's heads with visions of excitement and travel. But is the friend an honest man or a con artist?
29 April 1965
Uncle Charley takes Chip with him when he attends a reunion dinner with his vaudevillian friends. Chip meets a girl there that he likes. When he loses one of his shoes, he feels like Cinderella at the ball.
6 May 1965
Sally's mother arrives in town two months before the wedding in order to help with the final preparations. When she starts handing out assignments to everyone from a long list of chores, Mike starts to daydream about easier weddings.
13 May 1965
Sally's cousin visits. Since Suzanne is attractive, she captures the attention from the men in town. Not wanting to be bothered, she has Uncle Charley help her disguise her looks.
20 May 1965
An Indian visits the Douglas family and says he is the last in line for his tribal family. He wants to visit the tribal burial ground which happens to be in the Douglas' backyard.
16 September 1965
Mike and Sally are married as Tim Considine makes his last appearance on the show. Mike thanks Steve for everything before he and Sally head off to his new job out of state. Back at home, the attention turns to newly-orphaned Ernie.
23 September 1965
With Mike & Sally married, the family prepares for Ernie moving on to his new foster family. Chip asks his father if they could take Ernie in rather than a foster family. When the social worker arrives, Steve considers asking her out.
30 September 1965
Steve signs on the dotted line and Ernie is officially adopted into the Douglas family.
14 October 1965
Uncle Charley is upset when Robbie leaves for a date at 11:30 p.m., but Steve tells Charley not to worry because Robbie has commonsense. When Charley finds out he is dating a chorus girl, he is sure Robbie's future is doomed.
21 October 1965
Steve takes the children to see the circus and they have a full day of entertainment. When Ernie wakes up overnight saying he sees a lion in the yard, Steve thinks it is just an overactive imagination. Then Steve sees the lion.
28 October 1965
A distant relative of Charley's visits. She misses her family and feels like she has nothing to do. Charley and the children talk Steve into getting her a job where he works.
Season 6, Episode 7: Mary-Lou4 November 1965
Chip has eyes for Mary Lou who is one year ahead of him in school. Mary Lou only has eyes for Robbie who is one year behind him in school. When Chip calls Mary Lou to ask her out on a date, she mistakenly believes it is Robbie and says yes.
11 November 1965
Ernie volunteers Steve for a father & son show, but Steve is supposed to be out of town that day. On the day of the play, Steve changes his plans. Everyone goes to the school ahead of Steve, who is then stuck in costume and cannot drive.
18 November 1965
Uncle Charley provides the correct answer to a radio contest and wins one dance lesson. His instructor is a pretty woman who is also skilled in sales. Charley buys her lines and purchases more lessons.
25 November 1965
Robbie is recommended to take a ballet class by his football coach, to improve his coordination. All goes well, until Robbie is expected to perform at an upcoming ballet recital, against his "masculine" instincts. Will he perform?
2 December 1965
Ernie sees all the men in the family follow the requests of women or hopeful girlfriends. Ernie does not understand what it means, but knows he does not want to be affected.
9 December 1965
When Steve has to fly to Hong Kong on a company plane for business, he decides to take the entire family for a vacation. Everyone is excited except Charlie, who is not sure he wants to see the modern city. He knew the city years before.
16 December 1965
Charley overhears Steve on the phone arranging a marriage; Chip and Ernie learn he is arranging the church; and Robbie sees him at the jewelry store. More coincidences occur, all pointing to Steve getting married.
23 December 1965
Robbie tells Chip that teenage parties are the best, so Chip decides he should throw his own party, with girls. Ernie is not invited since he is too young. As the party starts, the record player breaks. Ernie comes up with a solution.
30 December 1965
Steve gives Robbie $50 to pick up his golf clubs. Since the store is not opened, Robbie goes to the pool hall. Two girls bet him to a game. They are pool sharks and win all Robbie's money. Charley plays pool shark and wins the money back.
6 January 1966
A shaggy dog follows Steve home and does not want to leave. The dog loves Steve and sings howling songs to him, disrupting all the neighbors. Steve has a difficult time leaving the house to go to work.
13 January 1966
Maggie Bellini, a wealthy businesswoman, promises to match the money that Bryant Park raises to build an art center. She meets the Douglas family and is interested in Steve. She tries to buy his attentions by giving gifts to the others.
20 January 1966
Robbie saves Terri Wong from getting hit by a car. She tells Robbie that according to Chinese custom, she must do everything for him. He enjoys the attention at first, but it becomes awkward when she continues day after day.
27 January 1966
Robbie meets a female explorer and she stops by his house. There the family meets her and she stays for dinner. Steve asks her out and they date while she is in town. When she leaves for another safari, she asks Steve to go with her.
3 February 1966
Now that Robbie is going to college, he wants to live at a dorm at college instead of commuting from home. Robbie and his dorm roommates are on different schedules and it makes dorm life difficult.
10 February 1966
Long hair for boys is now the faze since the Beatles arrived in America. Chip's hair is long and he does not want to cut it.
17 February 1966
Tina Cole plays Joanne. (In Season 8, she joins the cast as Katie.) Robbie & Joanne think being married while in college is easy when their friends seem to manage. They find it is not easy when they babysit the friend's child.
24 February 1966
Steve and Chip deal with females in non-traditional male activities. Steve works with a female engineer who acts like a man and dresses in overalls at work. A female student signs up for the Track Team at school and Chip thinks it is wrong.
3 March 1966
Robbie is dating Charlene, whose younger brother is a friend of Chips. It seems every time Robbie and Charlene get together, Chip is there with Tim, always underfoot.
10 March 1966
Uncle Charley tells Steve that Robbie is going steady with two girls. Steve talks to Robbie, but Robbie says he can handle it. One day, the two girls meet and start to compare notes on their very similar boyfriends.
17 March 1966
After learning about the Statue of Liberty in school, Ernie decides to write a thank you letter to the French Ambassador in Washington DC. The Ambassador is touched, and invites the Douglas family to visit in Washington.
24 March 1966
Ernie's girlfriend is an older classmate who is more interested in his stamp collection than him. Once she has the stamp she wants, the friendship is over. Meanwhile, Robbie is working on a school project but he has girls do all the work.
31 March 1966
Ernie notices that a rare coin in his collection is missing and accuses Chip of swiping it. A kangaroo court is held and Chip is acquitted. Ernie then finds the coin and realizes Chip was innocent all along.
7 April 1966
Ernie feels left out, when he realizes he has no trophies to add to the Douglas trophy shelf.
14 April 1966
Robbie has an exact double around campus and it nearly ruins his reputation.
Season 6, Episode 31: The Wheels21 April 1966
Robbie gets his driving privileges away because a girl friend got a ticket while driving it.
28 April 1966
Steve seems to have changed since returning from London. When the family views home movies thy took in London, Robbie realizes Steve's mood is because he misses a woman he met in London.
15 September 1966
Steve attends a bachelor party for an older co-worker, expecting just a simple dinner. However, a dance girl was hired, and the party is raided by the police. Steve helps the girl slip out the back and things get complicated after that.
22 September 1966
When preparing for a business trip, Steve realizes he could drive and take the time to stop at the town where he grew up. He takes the whole family on a vacation with him. He walks down memory lane, and the boys enjoy the trip.
29 September 1966
Steve gets a letter from a woman he supposedly dated a long time ago who says she'll be in town and would like to get together. She appears to remember an awful lot about Steve including his likes and dislikes, and keeps calling him Stevie. On the other hand, try as he might, Steve does not remember her at all.
6 October 1966
Chip and Ernie's school holds a father and son competition in the school subjects. The sons easily beat the fathers with the subjects they have been learning. A rematch is held on a local television station.