My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970)

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »


Complete series cast summary:
 John Monroe (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Joan Hotchkis ...
 Ellen Monroe (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lisa Gerritsen ...
 Lydia Monroe (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Henry Morgan ...
 Philip Jensen (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
 Hamilton Greeley (16 episodes, 1969-1970)


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Release Date:

15 September 1969 (USA)  »

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My World and Welcome to It  »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Series was based upon the writings of humorist and social commentator James Thurber. The show also included animated cartoons that were in James Thurber's style. See more »

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From the animated opening credit roll: Based on stories, inspirational pieces, cartoons, and things that go bump in the night. By James Thurber. After the credit roll is complete, the animated dog starts to chase James Thurber's name. See more »

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A remarkable series!
14 January 2004 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

Shown on NBC in 1969-70 and and re-run on CBS ca. 1972. "My World and Welcome to It" was a sharp, sophisticated comedy that a curmudgeonly grandfather and an elementary schoolboy could enjoy together. This is *the* show William Windom ought to be remembered for.

The animation of the Thurber cartoons was fantastic. There was an especially funny episode based on the Thurber story "If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox." The cartoonist sits on his young daughter's bed, starting to tell her about the end of the Civil War. "Suppose General Grant had been drinking, uh...." "Cough medicine?!" the girl chirps up. "Uh, yes, cough medicine." And then he goes on to tell the tale....

Suddenly you see William Windom in rumpled dress blues as General Grant, disgracefully drunk by the surrender table, chomping on his cigar, as a distinguished, gray bearded General Lee introduces himself. "General Robert E. Lee of the Army of Northern Virginia."

"Well go on, go ahead!" General Grant snaps as he proffers his sword to an astonished Lee, "Ya darn near licked us!"

(Luckily things didn't quite turn out that way in real life.)

Thurber is timeless, and so is this show. If only reruns of "My World" were run on cable, or at least sold on DVD -- it would hook a whole new generation on the wonderful imagination of James Thurber!

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