Bill Davis is a highly paid and successful engineer living in a large apartment in New York with his valet, Mr. Giles French . His life is suddenly changed when his niece, Buffy shows up. ... See full summary »
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 Uncle Bill Davis (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Catherine 'Cissy' Patterson-Davis / ... (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Ava Elizabeth 'Buffy' Patterson-Davis / ... (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Jonathan 'Jody' Patterson-Davis / ... (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
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 Mr. Giles French (130 episodes, 1966-1971)
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Bill Davis is a highly paid and successful engineer living in a large apartment in New York with his valet, Mr. Giles French . His life is suddenly changed when his niece, Buffy shows up. In the midst of deciding what to do, Buffy's twin brother, Jody shows up, and Bill has to leave for Peru. Once he leaves, Buffy and Jody's older sister, Cissy shows up. Bill and French's life is suddenly changed as they become surrogate parents for the 3 children. Written by Doug Leighton

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Bachelor and butler inherit three tots. Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot star. In color. See more »

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12 September 1966 (USA)  »

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Mis adorables sobrinos  »

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Even though the series was still relatively popular during its final season, it still was canceled as part of the infamous "Rural Purge" when CBS decided to cancel all of their rural and family oriented shows in favor of edgier programming. See more »

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A great but almost-forgotten classic
10 January 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

There was and still is an endearing quality about this show. You had an engineer who was suddenly thrust into the role of a bachelor father, supported by his gentleman's gentleman.

Note: When Sebastian Cabot was written off the show for a few episodes, John Williams stepped in and did an equally credible job of playing Mr. French's brother.

Note 2: It should be noted that two up-and-coming child performers made appearances on this show, Erin Moran and Eve Plumb, and nothing more need be said on the latter.


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