Season 1, Episode 1: Buffy12 September 1966
Bill Davis, owner of a successful construction company, is entertaining a date at his New York apartment. Then, Buffy, his niece and daughter of his dead brother, is brought to him. Bill is ambivalent about taking on this responsibility. He suggests sending Buffy to school in Switzerland. This prompts Buffy to run away, but she only makes it as far as the basement of his apartment building. Giles French, the Davis butler, finds her there and brings her back. Bill and Buffy have a talk, where Bill assures her she can stay if she wants. Until now, she has only called him "sir" but now calls him Uncle Bill. The businessman is about to go to Peru when Buffy's twin brother, Jody, is brought to the apartment. Bill decides he'll take in Jody, as well, much to French's discomfort. ("Mr. Davis -- there are two of them!") Bill is off to Peru. Then, his other nice, 15-year-old Cissy, is brought to the apartment and the three siblings enjoy a reunion. French is less enthused. "I am a nanny," he says.
19 September 1966
Jody, Buffy's twin brother, and Cissy arrive while Bill is away. When he returns, he must make a decision as to what to do that would be best for the children.
26 September 1966
When Bill returns from Africa bearing gifts, Cissy presents him with a hand-knitted tie. Buffy and Jody also want to give Bill a gift, and end up purchasing a horse for him from a retiring carriage driver.
3 October 1966
Bill decides to send Cissy to a private girls' school in Connecticut, and even though she would prefer to attend high school locally, she reluctantly agrees to go, thinking Bill wants to get her out of the way.
Season 1, Episode 5: Marmalade10 October 1966
An acquaintance of Bill's hires Mr. French to appear in an ad for marmalade that her advertising company is promoting.
17 October 1966
When Bill gets Cissy her own phone and arranges for an interior decorator to redo Cissy's and Buffy's bedroom, Buffy becomes withdrawn as the changes appear to separate the room and, as a result, she fears Cissy is separating from her.
24 October 1966
Buffy leaves Mrs. Beasley with Mr. French, who accidentally knocks the doll off the terrace. When Bill learns from Cissy the importance of Mrs. Beasley to Buffy, he goes on an earnest search to find the doll.
7 November 1966
The owner of a Middle East Delicacies store, upon learning Mr. French is unmarried and knowing he is wealthy, introduces him to his cousin, Nural Shpeni, who he and her brothers want Nural to marry.
14 November 1966
The vice principal and a child psychologist are concerned that Buffy and Jody only spend time with each other instead of playing with the other children, and state that it would be better for them to spend less time together.
21 November 1966
Cissy thinks Bill is planning to get married to an old friend, but when her new friend tells her how her stepmothers sent her away, Cissy then suspects that the woman will send her and Buffy and Jody away.
28 November 1966
Restless, Bill takes a job in the Yutacan, but then starts to miss the family. It gets worse when he is led to believe, through miscommunication by phone, that Mr. French has the flu and Buffy and Jody are left to take care of him.
5 December 1966
Jody doesn't think Bill loves him because he won't punish him, so Jody looks for ways to get in trouble, but his plans backfire.
12 December 1966
For a school project, Cissy wants to write a story about Mr French. She starts following him and finds out what he does every Thursday.
Season 1, Episode 14: Think Deep26 December 1966
Cissy develops an infatuation with her school teacher who teaches philosophy and spouts big ideals that everyone should follow. Bill finds a way to show that the teacher is just a regular man with faults.
2 January 1967
Jody talks about having a job with a man who builds buildings and even gets paid for it. Uncle Bill thinks he is making it up. Bill later meets the man and realizes it is the person he has been trying to meet for a construction project.
9 January 1967
Cissy's school is having a mother / daughter dinner. This makes Cissy miss her mother more.
16 January 1967
Due to a miscommunication of who would watch Buffy and Jody, the twins find themselves all alone in New York City.
23 January 1967
Giles French leaves town for a month, so his brother Niles comes to help with the Davis'. Jody is tired of always being around the girls and having to do the things they want to do. Uncle Bill decides to give him some masculine attention.
Season 1, Episode 19: Fancy Free30 January 1967
Jody & Buffy are excited to be moved to Upper First Grade at school, but it means more homework. They do not know how to do the math problems nor read some of the new books. Bill is spending more time dating than helping the twins.
6 February 1967
Buffy & Jody have problems with a building project for a school. Bill is hosting a large dinner party, and French has to hire an assistant to help serve the food. Adele turns out to have no experience and only makes things worse for French.
13 February 1967
When Bill has to babysit Buffy and Jody, he tells friends that he is stuck with the kids. Buffy overhears this, and the twins start to decide if they should stay with Bill or move to their Aunt Fran's place.
20 February 1967
Buffy gets upset when she does not get the role of The Big Bad Wolf in her ballet recital.
27 February 1967
Buffy & Jody's new friend at school has them doing things differently. When Marilyn visits, Bill and French learn she speaks only Mandarin, and the kids communicate through child-speak. French tries his rusty mandarin and insults her.
13 March 1967
French congratulate a friend on his upcoming wedding, and makes the comment about how wonderful it will be to have a wife and home. Buffy overhears this and tells Jody they need to find French a wife.
20 March 1967
Uncle Bill and French look forward to a week of quiet when the three children are at different camps during a school break. After a few days, Bill and French realize they have grown used to the noise and chaos of children at home.
27 March 1967
French's nephew David visits French at the Davis' home. David surprises French by announcing he is going into dentistry instead of being a gentleman's gentleman.
Season 1, Episode 27: The Prize10 April 1967
Buffy & Jody enter a cereal contest, hoping to win a boat. But their prize is a lamb. When it arrives at the apartment, they do not understand why a lamb cannot live in an apartment.
17 April 1967
Bill takes a week of vacation and plans activities for each day. The Rodeo is in town, and Bill's friend Gabe is one of the cowboys. Bill invites Gabe to stay with them, and the twins want to do everything with him.
Season 1, Episode 29: The Award1 May 1967
Bill thinks the twins take advantage of him and French because they give in to their every wish. Bill says to deny the twins sometimes so they do not get spoiled. Buffy & Jody make a trophy for their uncle, but get sick from the clay.
15 May 1967
A friend of Bill's is an actor who wants to shadow Mr French is preparation for a movie role. Meanwhile, Cissy has trouble finding someone to ask to the Girls Tag Day Dance.
11 September 1967
When a neighboring family has a baby, the children start to ask questions about where babies come from. Uncle Bill has to explain.
Season 2, Episode 2: First Love18 September 1967
Buffy is in love with Jody's friend, but he has eyes for Cissy.
25 September 1967
Mr French encounters an old friend while at the park with the twins. Lorna, the nanny for a Duke & Duchess is visiting in the states. When they are ready to return to England, Mr French considers returning with her.
2 October 1967
Jody makes up an invisible friend, but it is a large bear.
9 October 1967
A young girl likes Jody, and shows her affection in the only way children know how - she picks on him and hits him.
16 October 1967
Bill thinks he will have a relaxing day, but the children come in to ask for his help. Jody wants help with a friend, Buffy needs to go to a Brownie meeting, and Cissy wants him to talk to the hospital staff about her being a candy striper.
23 October 1967
Buffy goes to dance class but finds her teacher is not there. While waiting to be picked up, she meets some kids playing a game and joins them. When Mr French sees her new friends, he realizes they are just looking to get in trouble.
6 November 1967
Bill falls over one of the twins toys, and realizes they constantly have toys out which makes the place messy. Bill tells the twins that any toy left out will be taken away from them.
13 November 1967
Jody and Buffy try out for the stick-ball team that plays on their street. Only one of the twins has skill and is accepted on the team.
20 November 1967
The twins compete for Uncle Bill's undivided attention. Each seems to think he likes the other twin better.
Season 2, Episode 11: Freddie27 November 1967
Bill is scheduled to take Freddie out to dinner, but also has to go to the twins open house at school. Bill takes Freddie to the school, and she just loves it. She starts to think she wants to have children of her own.
4 December 1967
A new family moves into the apartment building where the Davis' live. Stanley is a child with a physical disability that hinders his walking. Buffy and Jody try to be friends with him at school.
11 December 1967
Someone new moves into the apartment building where the Davis' live, and it is a Broadway star. Buffy and Jody can't keep their eyes off her.
Season 2, Episode 14: Star Dust18 December 1967
Bill goes to a party where there are famous people. He meets Carol Haven, a movie star. She takes an interest in Bill and they start dating. He considers proposing marriage.
25 December 1967
A dog follows Jody and Buffy home from school and they take it into the apartment. They hid the dog as long as they could until Mr French finds the dog.
1 January 1968
The kid's Aunt Fran invites them and Uncle Bill to Terre Haute for a family reunion. Once there, it is clear Aunt Fran wants the kids to live with her. She tells them Uncle Bill does not have time for kids and they should stay with her.
8 January 1968
Mr French considers opening a restaurant after his date starts questioning his life as a gentleman's gentleman.
15 January 1968
Bill entertains friends who are Japanese. The twins are interested by their culture. At the Japanese New Year celebration, the twins meet the grandfather and they tell him how fascinating he is. The grandfather gets a new lease on life.
22 January 1968
Uncle Bill is working extra hours and the twins miss spending time with him. A co-worker suggests buying a fish tank and using that as a way to promote togetherness.
29 January 1968
Bill is looking forward to a vacation, and Cissy is looking forward to her date with someone new. But the weather turns bad, and there is a blizzard. Everyone is kept at home.
5 February 1968
Bill thinks living in the city is not good for the children, and considers moving to the country.
12 February 1968
When Buffy has an operation to remove her tonsils, Jody complains of a sore throat too. Uncle Bill and French think he's simply looking for attention, until the doctor looks at them.
19 February 1968
Cissy is taking an art class and has been drawing caricature images of the family members, but does not mention one for Mr French. He is hurt at being left out, however, Cissy has his picture and wants to surprise him with it.
26 February 1968
Uncle Bill & Mr French attend Buffy & Jody's open night at school to view their latest art and work. At school, Bill meets another single parent with two young children and one teenager. Bill starts dating her and thinking of family merger.
4 March 1968
A boy at school likes Buffy but does not talk to her. Cissy thinks the boys do not like her because there is something wrong with her, so Uncle Bill pays to have different people coach her in dress, makeup, talking, walking, and more.
11 March 1968
Uncle Bill decides a weekend camping trip would be a great way for everyone to spend time together. Only two people enjoy the trip.
18 March 1968
Mr French takes a two-week vacation to the west with the others staying home. When Bill is called away to South America for work, the children end up flying out west to be with Mr French. It makes his vacation more enjoyable.
25 March 1968
Jody and Buffy accidentally pull off the arm of Mrs Beasley and it is a traumatic event.
1 April 1968
When French and Bill both have to be out at the same time, Cissy agrees to babysit. Cissy gets a chance to go a concert, so she has a friend take her place. She gets sick, so her mother watches the kids, who then calls her husband ...
8 April 1968
When Bill returns home from a business trip, he finds that Cissy's hair style is different, Buffy has a new tooth, and he does not know who Jody's best friend is. Bill decides to stop traveling for his work, and become a full-time dad.
23 September 1968
Buffy wants more independence. Jody is allowed to go to some places on his own, but Buffy is not allowed the same privilege.
30 September 1968
Jody wants to a club with the big boys, but they tell him he is too young. To prove he is old enough, they tell him he has to cut of some of Mr French's whiskers and bring it to them.
7 October 1968
A teenager from a royal family in Vienna wants to marry Cissy, and she wants to marry him. She thinks she is a grown up who can make her own decisions, but Uncle Bill knows she is just in love with love and in love with something different.
14 October 1968
A friend of Bill's confides that he is worried about his son growing up in a home with mostly females. That makes Bill wonder about Jody not having enough time with boys. Bill sends him off to camp. Jody pretends to like it.
21 October 1968
Jody and Buff's school teacher is out for a few days, and there is a substitute teacher. Jody develops a crush on her.
Season 3, Episode 6: Oliver4 November 1968
Uncle Bill allows Buffy & Jody to have a friend stay over for a few days while the parents are out of town. But then Uncle Bill finds out the friend is actually a dog, and pets are not allowed in the apartment building.
11 November 1968
Buffy makes friends with another girl in the apartment building, and finds out the girl is very sick and may not live too much longer. Buffy asks Uncle Bill if they can have a Christmas holiday because Eve might not be alive in December.
18 November 1968
Buffy's class is practicing to perform in a singing program, but Buffy's voice is terrible. Uncle Bill hires a singing coach to help her.
Season 3, Episode 9: Albertine2 December 1968
Jody and Buffy make friends with a new girl at school whose father seems to always be out of town. Jody and Buffy find out the girl's father has really left the family and may never return.
9 December 1968
Cissy befriends a girl who uses her to disobey her parents. Uncle Bill feels that Buffy and Jody would benefit from listening to fairy tales than watching war-based programs on TV, but the fairy tales end up giving them nightmares.
16 December 1968
While on a job in Rome, Bill falls in love with a much younger woman who he plans to marry, until learning that she has no desire to share his life with Cissy, Buffy and Jody.
23 December 1968
After Mr. French is ribbed by his gentlemen peers about also being a nanny, he resigns himself to return to his role as a gentlemen's gentleman and starts to shun the children.
30 December 1968
Bill breaks his leg skiing and Buffy, Jody and Cissy give up all their free time to take care of him. Bill's girlfriend also wants to help him, which he thinks he wants, but realizes the children care much more than she does.
6 January 1969
Buffy is delighted to go with Uncle Bill to Puerto Rico because she gets to have his full attention. However, Bill meets a former girlfriend and it seems like he may divide his time between the two.
13 January 1969
Cissy is excited to have her friend over, who she sees as very sophisticated and envies her glamorous lifestyle, until her friend reveals that her parents are separated and all she really wants is a loving family like Cissy has.
20 January 1969
The kids overhear Bill talking about one of his bridge's collapsing. He goes to the construction site to help with the disaster. The kids think they are going to lose all their money to help pay for the bridge.
27 January 1969
Bill gets a job in England which seems like it might last a year. Everyone plans to move, but then it seems like Bill won't be able to go.
3 February 1969
The twins start using a tape recorder to record conversations other people have in private.
10 February 1969
Uncle Bill takes everyone on vacation to Spain. As they start the great vacation, Mr French and the twins get separated. Bill and Cissy join Mr French in the search for Buffy and Jody.
17 February 1969
Bill, Cissy and Mr French continue to search for Buffy and Jody in Spain. Meanwhile, the twins are being cared for at a school house run by nuns.
24 February 1969
The twins are finally found and reunited with their family.
3 March 1969
Buffy likes a boy at school. She starts purposely failing her classes so she does not seem smarter than him. The school thinks Buffy is able to skip a grade but she does not want to skip.
10 March 1969
Jody has been exchanging letters with a pen-pal from Bolivia. Finally, the boy gets a chance to visit Jody in New York. When he arrives, everyone is more interested in him than Jody.
17 March 1969
Mr French has a new admirer. She is an attractive young secretary, and she is determined to spend time with Mr French. He starts falling for her, but soon realizes her ultimate goal is Bill.
24 March 1969
Cissy falls for a popular musician who writes songs about her. When he leaves for his next tour date, love-struck Cissy decides to surprise him by going to the concert. She is the one surprised when he starts singing to another woman.
31 March 1969
Mr French is accused of sending questionable letters to a young woman. He and Bill take a stint as a detective to find the source.
7 April 1969
Cissy meets some flower children in the park and wants to be one of them. Uncle Bill is none too pleased.
14 April 1969
Movie producer Fred Wallace spots Mr. French in the park and thinks he would be perfect to play Henry VIII in his new production. The very proper French flatly declines. But person after person, including all in the Davis family and French's fellow Brit domestics, believe it would be a good opportunity for him. He agrees to do it as he believes most on screen characterizations of Henry have been too broad and farcical. French wants to portray Henry in a dignified and proper manner. As production begins and as French tells Bill about the nature of shooting, Bill thinks that Wallace may not be all that French believes him to be. Indeed, Bill finds out that Wallace operates a fly-by-night production company that makes low budget schlock. Bill even manages to screen the movie before the premiere, the movie which would embarrass French's proper British sensibilities. Bill has to figure out a way to stop the movie's release while not letting French know what the movie was all about.
25 September 1969
Mr. French, Cissy, Buffy and Jody decide to give Bill some time alone for the weekend. Unfortunately, while they are away, a barrage of neighbors stop by, disrupting Bill's relaxation, peace and quiet.
2 October 1969
A former friend of Bill's visits, asking for a favor. Harv has just gotten out of prison and needs to find a job. The twins are afraid of Harv, and Cissy thinks she can help him adjust to living outside of prison again.
9 October 1969
One of Cissy's friends has a crush on Uncle Bill, and he cannot shake her from this feeling.
16 October 1969
Cissy decides it is time to move out on her own, so she moves into an apartment with a friend. It seems like she hasn't left home when when her family constantly visits her. She tells them to let her enjoy her own place by herself.
23 October 1969
When playing at school, a ball thrown breaks a window and Jody is blamed. Jody denies doing it.
30 October 1969
Since most of Cissy's friends are getting engaged and married, Cissy decides it it is time for her and Gregg to be engaged, even if Gregg does not want it.
6 November 1969
Buffy breaks her leg while playing games with friends. When Uncle Bill tells her she will not be able to go to the circus, she is sad. Uncle Bill saves the day by bringing the circus act to the apartment building.
13 November 1969
When the twins find out that Mr French's birthday is approaching, they ask Cissy to help them set up a birthday party for Mr French.
20 November 1969
The twins make friends with a boy who does not have any parents and has run away from an orphanage. They hid him in the apartment, moving him from room to room, so the others do not find him.
4 December 1969
When Bill is in Hong Kong for business, he works with Ng Ho. Bill is impressed with Ng Ho, and invites him to visit in New York. When Ng Ho stays with the Davis' he starts to help around the apartment, too efficiently, and upsets Mr French.
11 December 1969
Uncle Bill and Mr French take the twins on vacation to Boston while Cissy spends her vacation time in New York. Everyone seems to be off sync as they miss each other.
Season 4, Episode 12: Maudie18 December 1969
A former sweetheart of French's, once a common worker, is now a wealthy single woman. She asks Mr French to visit her in England, with the hopes to pursue their relationship.
25 December 1969
Buffy and Jody's pet hamsters seem to always escape their cage and then get out of the apartment building. The twins realize the hamsters want to be free.
1 January 1970
Cissy graduates from high school and wants to go to an all-night party with her friends.
8 January 1970
Cissy, Buffy, and Jody's grandfather visits, but cannot seem to get used to the grown-up children from the young children as he remembers them. Worse, the children do not remember him.
Season 4, Episode 16: Marooned15 January 1970
While Bill is in Vermont for business, he asks Mr French and the twins to visit there since it is so pretty. As French drives up, a snow storm turns into a blizzard and they are forced to take refuge in an abandoned cabin.
22 January 1970
Jody is giving a bonsai tree from Mr Osaki. When the tree starts to die as Mr Osaki gets sick, Jody is worried the tree means Mr Osaki will die.
29 January 1970
A friend of Buffy is deaf, and Uncle Bill asks a friend of his, a doctor who specializes in deaf children, to see if he can do anything for the little girl.
5 February 1970
The twins inherit a small amount of money, which to them, seems like riches. They begin to argue about how to spend the money.
12 February 1970
When the twins hear a psychic predict that a tidal wave will wash away New York, nothing and no one can change their minds that this is going to happen.
19 February 1970
When Jody & Buffy learn a classmate can do anything he wants in his home, the twins think they should be allowed the same freedom. Uncle Bill and Mr French decide to let them have what they want so they can learn it is not always the best.
26 February 1970
Jody wants to be one of the boys on a stick ball team, but the boys all make fun of little girls. Jody does not want Buffy's feelings to get hurt.
5 March 1970
Jody meets Chaps Callahan, an actor who played a cowboy in the movies. Jody worships him, but learns a lesson when he learns that Chaps is now an old man and not able to do everything he used to do in movies.
12 March 1970
Mr French tries to help a friend by talking to the daughter about the life of being an actress. His efforts are negated when Bill finds the daughter an acting position.
26 March 1970
Bill takes the family and Mr French to Tahiti for a vacation. Everyone enjoys the place.
2 April 1970
Uncle Bill considers having everyone stay in Tahiti and live there.
17 September 1970
Buffy & Jody notice that while they know a lot of the tenants in the building, most of them do not know each other. They ask Mr French to help them throw a party for everyone. Some tenants get stuck in the elevator when going to the party.
24 September 1970
Bill asks Cissy to babysit the twin while he and French are out. When her boyfriend calls and asks her to go on a trip, she calls someone else to take her place and then just leaves. The replacement does not get there because of a blizzard.
1 October 1970
Bill offers to let Ming Lee stay at his place. Ming Lee is engaged in an arranged marriage to Bill's friend Eng Ho. Cissy and Gregg offer to take Ming Lee out for the evening. She meets someone and refuses to marry Eng Ho.
Season 5, Episode 4: Meet Emily8 October 1970
Bill decides to hire a female employee to help around the house and soften the edges of Mr French's stiffness. It takes a while, but soon the whole family enjoys having Emily around.
15 October 1970
A former friend of Mr French's visits.
22 October 1970
Cissy, Jody and Buffy talk about when they first came to live with their Uncle Bill and realize it has been five years. They decide to throw a party for the occasion but Bill almost misses it due to work. Emily tells he has to come home.
29 October 1970
Love goes awry when Bill tries to stop Cissy from marrying Gregg. Bill takes Cissy to a party to distract her. Cissy meets a man named Steve and realizes she is not in love with Gregg. Soon Cissy & Steve are an item, and he proposes.
5 November 1970
Bill and Jody try to get on the good side of female friends in order to get something they want. Bill wants a job at her company, and Jody wants a stamp for his collection.
12 November 1970
Cissy's friend Kathy is pregnant, and her husband is out of town.
Season 5, Episode 10: Say Uncle19 November 1970
Jody and a classmate taunt each other with claims of "my father can beat your father", but the parents refuse to fight each other.
26 November 1970
Laughter is the best medicine but not for every date. Bill goes out with a female comedian who seems to always be performing her act.
3 December 1970
Everything at the Davis' place seems to be in a state of chaos, but Mr French manages to keep things under control. That is, until one more thing goes wrong.
10 December 1970
The family goes on vacation to Indiana, where Cissy, Buffy and Jody grew up. Bill wants them to touch base with the relatives still living there, and to see their hometown.
17 December 1970
Buffy and Jody accidentally break a small statue originally from Columbia and try to fix it before Uncle Bill finds out about it.
31 December 1970
Jody's newest hero figure is a football superstar who is Uncle Ken to one of Jody's friend. When Jody finds out that Ken is suspended from the team for placing bets, Jody is disillusioned.
7 January 1971
The twins play matchmaker for Uncle Bill so he has someone in his life when they get older and move out.
14 January 1971
Emily Turner plays matchmaker to Mr French and Miss Faversham, while being the match-breaker for her son Jim Turner and Cissy's relationship.
21 January 1971
Buffy & Jody make a new friend with Johnnie. Johnnie and his mother are hiding from militants who are interested in finding their father.
28 January 1971
Russ Brook is a former friend of Cissy's who is now in the Peace Corps. Russ asks Cissy to join him on a mission to Chile.
4 February 1971
Buffy wants to join a popular group at school, but the group does not think she is right for them.
11 February 1971
Jody and Buffy decide to help Emily go to her son Jim's graduation celebration. She wants a new outfit and someone to take her.
18 February 1971
One of Buffy's friends tells her it is time to give up her doll, Mrs Beasley, as it is a child's toy. They go to a toy store where the owner looks like Mrs Beasley.
25 February 1971
Buffy helps a shy friend meet new new friends. Buffy throws a party for Angela and friends, but finds some unexpected results
4 March 1971
Buffy, Jody and their friend Ricky find a great place to play in the neighborhood. Then they find out a parking lot is going to be built in the space.
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