Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kay, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kay settles into suburban life, Larry... See full summary »
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.
Based on the best-selling book and movie of the same name (Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)). Set in Ridgemont, New York, the Nashes are an unusual suburban family. Jim Nash, a college English professor, and his lazy wife Joan, a newspaper columnist, live with their four rambunctious sons, a tolerant family maid, and a huge sheep dog. Written by
I believe this show holds the dubious honor of being the first television series to show a married couple sleeping in the same bed. Twin beds (ala The Dick Van Dyke Show) were the norm back then. This was a fun family show for its time and I remember seeing it in color over at my friends house on a giant RCA set they had. Pat Crowley was by far my favorite TV mom. She had a lot of patience! I remember being disappointed when this show was canceled. I always had soft spot for family centered shows. I had two sisters and a brother and we actually got along very well with each other. We did have our share of adventures and we always found a way to find the humor in things. This show depicted this kind of situation very well. I wish we could bring back some of what's good about these kind of shows today.
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