People Let Me Tell Ya 'Bout My Best Friend--Friday Nostalgia

Oh, how I loved The Courtship of Eddie's Father! It first aired in 1969, when I was six, and lasted until 1972, when Biggie was four. I was so jealous of Eddie, whose dad wasn't a member of the Masons or the John Birch Society. And I wanted a housekeeper like Mrs. Livingston, so I wouldn't have to rake the shag carpet myself.

My crush on Jodie Foster started here too.

Show summary from the Sitcoms Online site:

Magazine publisher (Los Angeles-based Tomorrow) Tom Corbett was one of television's many widowers saddled with the responsibility of running a motherless household. In this case his son, freckle-faced young Eddie (played by Brandon Cruz, who was seven years old when the series began), did most of the plotting. Eddie had a special penchant for getting his father romantically involved with prospective brides, which led to many warm and comic moments. Mrs. Livingston was Tom's dependable, philosophical, but sometimes confused housekeeper; Tina his secretary; and Norman Tinker a mod photographer at the magazine. Although not a regular on the show, young Jodie Foster appeared from time to time as Eddie's friend, Joey Kelly. The series was based on a novel by Mark Toby, and had a theme song ("Best Friend") written by pop singer Harry Nilsson.


minus five said...

again, what the heck? i've never heard of this show either. in 1972 i was minus three years old. thankfully. it doesn't look anywhere near the caliber of 90210.

Anonymous said...

minus five: i was five years old, the times we lived in then, were exactly the caliber this show displayed. as was 90210 for YOUR times.

About Me

My photo
Writer, teacher, student, mom.

Fresh Flowers Delivered