Family Affair (1966–1971)
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Christmas Came a Little Early 

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.



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Episode cast overview:
Jonathan 'Jody' Patterson-Davis (as Johnnie Whitaker)
Eve Bowers
Joan Vohs ...
Miss Cummings
Ann McCrea ...
Mrs. Bowers
Ivan Bonar ...
Dr. Flanders
Paul Sorensen ...
Mr. Bowers


Buffy's classmate Eve attends school by telephone hookup because of illness. Uncle Bill's work is going to take him away during December, so he suggests an early Christmas. They decide to bring the Christmas party to her place since she can't attend at their apartment.

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Comedy | Family




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11 November 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Intensely moving episode
7 January 2014 | by (West Coast) – See all my reviews

I must have seen every episode of "Family Affair" at least five times, both during it's original run and early syndication, when CBS used to air it as part of their weekday morning CBS lineup around '70 and '71. As the same age as the children on the show, and just as innocent, this particular episode with Eve Plumb, obviously went above my head. I thought the poor girl was simply ill; I didn't know she was "terminally ill." Some forty-five years later, and as an adult viewer, I see what this episode is truly about, and I was so incredibly moved.

I am surprised this particular episode of "Family Affair" isn't talked about more often. It is truly a classic.

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