The Osbornes awake to find themselves bankrupt! But crafty Chatsworth is quick to cook up a scheme that will keep their parsnips buttered.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (as Stephen Franken)
Doris Packer ...
Clarissa Osborne
Bobby Diamond ...
Duncan Gillis (as Bob Diamond)
David Bond ...
Richard Clair ...
Mr. Nichols
Walter Funk
Carol Wright ...


Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. enlists Maynard and Dunky's help to raise money for a needy family in town. Using a wishing well, Maynard is able to collect much money. However, when Dobie finds out what Maynard is doing, he becomes suspicious of Chatsworth's motivations. They find out that Chatsworth indeed wants money for a penniless family, but they are shocked to learn that that needy family is none other than his own, the Osbornes who have just lost their net worth of $30 million. Incensed, Herbert insists the Osbornes pay back the $16 he donated to the wishing well. The Osbornes pay it back in the only way they can: to work as domestics for the Gillises for two days. But having servants in the form of Clarice Osborne and Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. may be more trouble than $16 worth. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family






Release Date:

6 March 1963 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based on the melodrama Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) that took place in the romantic city of Rome, Italy. Three American women working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into Rome's magnificent Trevi Fountain. See more »


Chatsworth Osborne Jr.: How could we possibly lose $30 million overnight?
Mrs. Chatsworth Osborne Sr.: American know-how!
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References Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) See more »


Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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