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12 September 1966 (USA) See more »
Bachelor and butler inherit three tots. Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot star. In color.
A highly paid consulting engineer, Bill Davis' carefree existence as a swinging bachelor was just about perfect... See more »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 122)

Brian Keith ... Uncle Bill Davis (138 episodes, 1966-1971)

Kathy Garver ... Catherine 'Cissy' Patterson-Davis (138 episodes, 1966-1971)

Anissa Jones ... Ava Elizabeth 'Buffy' Patterson-Davis (138 episodes, 1966-1971)

Johnny Whitaker ... Jonathan 'Jody' Patterson-Davis (138 episodes, 1966-1971)

Sebastian Cabot ... Mr. Giles French (130 episodes, 1966-1971)

Series Directed by
Charles Barton (106 episodes, 1967-1971)
William D. Russell (31 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Writing credits
Don Fedderson (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Edmund L. Hartmann (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Henry Garson (27 episodes, 1966-1971)
Edmund Beloin (25 episodes, 1966-1971)
Austin Kalish (22 episodes, 1966-1971)
Irma Kalish (22 episodes, 1966-1971)
John McGreevey (22 episodes, 1966-1971)
Joseph Hoffman (6 episodes, 1966-1970)
Elroy Schwartz (6 episodes, 1966-1970)
George Tibbles (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Phil Davis (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
Seaman Jacobs (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Ed James (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Blanche Hanalis (4 episodes, 1969-1971)
Peggy Chantler Dick (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Fred S. Fox (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Burt Styler (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
Brad Radnitz (3 episodes, 1970)
Cynthia Lindsay (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Roy Kammerman (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Hannibal Coons (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jane Klove (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ted Sherdeman (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Doug Tibbles (2 episodes, 1967)
Douglas Dick (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Rita Lakin (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Roland Wolpert (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Walter Black (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Stanley Roberts (2 episodes, 1970-1971)

Series Produced by
Don Fedderson .... executive producer (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Edmund L. Hartmann .... producer (108 episodes, 1967-1971)
Fred Henry .... associate producer (88 episodes, 1966-1969)
Edmund Beloin .... producer (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Henry Garson .... producer (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Original Music by
Frank De Vol (13 episodes, 1969-1971)
Gerald Fried (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Nathan Scott (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Cinematography by
Paul Ivano (57 episodes, 1967-1969)
Michael P. Joyce (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Philip Tannura (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stanley Cortez (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Film Editing by
James H. King (48 episodes, 1966-1971)
Sam Vitale (26 episodes, 1966-1969)
Don Higgins (15 episodes, 1969-1971)
Richard L. Van Enger (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Casting by
Virginia Martindale (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Series Art Direction by
Duncan Cramer (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Eugene Harris (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Set Decoration by
Dave L. Love (87 episodes, 1966-1969)
Sandy Grace (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Series Costume Design by
Thelma Strahm (87 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jean Merrick (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Series Makeup Department
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist (78 episodes, 1968-1971)
Armiene .... hair stylist (58 episodes, 1967-1969)
Gale McGarry .... hair stylist (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Stanley Smith .... makeup artist (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1967)
Grant Keate .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Management
John G. Stephens .... production supervisor / production manager (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Fred Henry .... executive in charge of production / in charge of production (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Gaudioso .... assistant director (87 episodes, 1966-1969)
Bob White .... assistant director (50 episodes, 1969-1971)

Richard Learman .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Don Bernarducci .... construction supervisor (137 episodes, 1966-1971)
Kenneth J. Marstella .... property master (137 episodes, 1966-1971)
Series Sound Department
George Ronconi .... sound mixer (81 episodes, 1967-1971)
Don Higgins .... sound effects editor (73 episodes, 1966-1969)
Edwin S. Hall .... sound mixer (58 episodes, 1967-1969)
Charles Van Enger III .... sound effects editor (44 episodes, 1968-1971)
Richard J. Pietschmann Jr. .... sound mixer (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter Goss .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 1967)
Leon M. Leon .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Wharton .... chief set electrician (137 episodes, 1966-1971)
Tom Sawyer .... key grip (59 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gabriel Spinelli .... key grip (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Charles J. Renaud .... key grip (28 episodes, 1968-1969)

Tony Van Renterghem .... assistant camera: IATSE (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephen Lodge .... set costumer (unknown episodes, 1968)
Series Editorial Department
Charles Van Enger .... supervising editor (137 episodes, 1966-1971)
Series Music Department
Frank De Vol .... composer: theme music (138 episodes, 1966-1971)
Edwin T. Luckey .... music supervisor (135 episodes, 1966-1971)
George C. Villaseñor .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1969)
Series Other crew
Betty Fancher .... script supervisor (59 episodes, 1966-1968)
Winifred Gibson .... script supervisor (54 episodes, 1968-1970)
Winnie Rich .... script supervisor (45 episodes, 1967-1971)
Austin Kalish .... story consultant (41 episodes, 1969-1971)
Irma Kalish .... story consultant (41 episodes, 1969-1971)
Julie Gibson .... dialogue supervisor (33 episodes, 1969-1971)
Helen Parker .... script supervisor (24 episodes, 1970-1971)

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30 min (138 episodes)
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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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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Heartbreaking Buffy, 12 March 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Brian Keith proved to be so good working with little kids: he is warm and paternal, tough but never rigid, always bemused by their antics and reassuring everyone with his calming smile when their spirits were down. When Buffy makes friends with some kids from the bad section of town, Uncle Bill buys her hand-me-downs to wear so she'll fit in (and even tags along and makes friends with a parent, Jackie Coogan). Sebastian Cabot made the perfect valet; he too is charmed by these kids and pretends to be surly even though the idea of having a real family suits him and somehow appeals to him. Kathy Garver is a gregarious big sister and Johnny Whitaker a loyal, dependable brother who rarely got mischievous (he's very grounded and sometimes gravely serious). As for Anissa Jones as Buffy, she didn't seem to be just reading lines that an adult wrote for her, she really WAS Buffy. When her doll gets lost, or when she loses her spot in the Scout Troop, or when the Mod Maidens hurt her feelings (in the terrific episode "The Joiners"), Jones works the most tender of childhood emotions in a way that is neither flashy nor incredible. She was a very subtle little actress with a beaming smile that could appear out of nowhere.

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