My Three Sons (1960–1972)
still photo seen hanging on wall
Mentioned by Grandpa as being his favorite TV Show. The theme song is also heard.
Mentioned by Herman
Sam mentions the show by name.
Ned Beatty's character's name, Ward Douglas, is a combination of the names of two well-known sitcom fathers, Ward Cleaver of Leave It to Beaver (1957) and Steve Douglas from My Three Sons (1960).
This show is referenced in an ABC commercial.
Joel: "That's Chip, from 'My Three Sons.'"
when mentioning Uncle Charlie
Joel: "Shouldn't he be picking up Chip and Ernie right about now?"
One of the TV programs on the U62 fall schedule is "My Three Mutants".
The show that aliens love to watch
"What? My Three Sons?"
In the TV station, the name of the show with words "the new" in front of the title is written on the weekly program schedule board.
"Got to go check in on Fred McMuary and the boys"
"Do the Chip Douglas"
Chris refers to himself as "Uncle Charley"
Referenced on America's Most Wanted: Former Child Actors
"It's Ernie Douglas as Sparks"
Crow: "Chip? Ernie?"
Mentioned by Popsicle
"Chip Douglas, you come in here this instant"
Joel: "'My Three Sons' go beat."
Joel: "Uncle Charlie, no!"
Crow: "My Three Skulls"
Crow hums the theme music.
Tom: "Uncle Charlie?!"
Mentioned by name.
Mentioned by barfly.
Crow: "Chip Douglas?"
Mike: "What's Robby Douglas doing?"
During a closeup of the speaker's legs, Tom hums the theme song.
Mentioned in dialogue
Tom: "Chip? Robby?"
Flanders says he used to let Rod and Todd watch this.
Mike: "It's Uncle Charlie!"
One of the fake names the Cable Guy uses is Ernie "Chip" Douglas.
A 'My Three Sons Holy Trinity serving tray' is mentioned by Al.
"Music by The My Three Sons"
"Where has that chip gotten to?" Crow: And that Ernie and Uncle Charlie, where have they gone to?
Crow: Tramp Douglas, super spy.
The title "My Five Sons" is suggested during the video for "Brick" by Ben Folds Five after it is mentioned that the group thought "Ben Folds Five" sounded better than "Ben Folds Three."
Servo: Hey, My Three Sons grew up and started a band.
The episode name is a reference to this.
One character mentions "This family wasn't like 'My Three Sons.'"
Mention of William Demarest's other father-type roles.
When some people at school are making fun of the kids they use this show as a reference.
"can't watch My Three Sons for a month"
Mentioned in a $300 question
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "TV Sole Dads"
Dick Shawn's role mentioned
Harry mentions the show by name.
"Might as well hear this seductive rendition of the My Three Sons theme."
During one of the games the contestants are asked to make up titles for Australian TV shows. Josh McDermitt mentions "My Three Mel Gibsons".
Control shows a clip from the series on his video screen to Jesse
A clip of the opening theme, and at least one other episode is shown
footage of Fred MacMurray shown
clips from this show are used in this special
A mafia-themed mission called "My Three Goons"