Family Affair (1966–1971)

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A highly paid consulting engineer, Bill Davis' carefree existence as a swinging bachelor was just about perfect. Maintaining an elegant apartment off Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, he had his ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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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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A highly paid consulting engineer, Bill Davis' carefree existence as a swinging bachelor was just about perfect. Maintaining an elegant apartment off Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, he had his domestic needs cared for by a very English gentleman's gentleman, Mr. French. Into this life of independence came three young orphans, whose parents, Davis' relatives, had died in an accident. Written by Anonymous

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12 September 1966 (USA)  »

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Lieber Onkel Bill  »

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The show almost moved to ABC following its cancellation, but the idea was nixed because that network already had a show with a similar theme, The Brady Bunch (1969). See more »

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Family Affair
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Family Affair on DVD
25 July 2005 | by (Tilton, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This show I grew up with and would love to see again. It was about a different time when children were much more naive and not nearly as jaded as they are today.

It taught family values and showed how tragedy (death of the siblings parents in a car accident) brings people together. The show did have moments of being cheesy but I would much rather see that then some of the current garbage being forced on everyone on network television. Anissa Jones, playing Buffy, specifically in the first episode, is the most underrated child actress of her time. She is so natural.

I guess what really bothers me is that whenever you turn on the television today, all you are forced to see are these reality shows with the dog eat dog mentality. Everyone will stomp on everyone else to get what they want no matter what the cost. It seems that a show like The Simple Life (Paris Hilton) or The Surreal Life with C list celebrities gets released on DVD five minutes after it comes out but these truly classic shows, like Family Affair; Alice and One Day At a Time are never shown and haven't been seen for years.

TV Land shows Leave it to Beaver all the time, why not change the lineup and show Family Affair; Alice & One Day at a Time so people can see something that hasn't been on for years?


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