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Starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett
Season 1 (ABC) (1969-70)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


  
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ABC Wednesdays 8:00 PM Eastern
26 episodes

1.01  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: MRS. LIVINGSTON, I PRESUME
Prod. no. 1008
17-Sep-1969 ABC Wed
Producer James Komack
Written by James Komack & Richard M. Powell
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest cast:
Lynn Fields ......... Heidi
Victoria Vetri ...... Dolly
Karin Wolfe ......... Etta
Ann Marie ........... Hildy
Synopsis:
While touring MGM studios with his father, Eddie invites a homeless starlet to spend the night. [RF]

1.02  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: TEACHER'S PET
26-Sep-1969 ABC Wed
Written by Carl Kleinschmitt
Guest cast:
Ann Prentiss ........ Kerry Allen
Synopsis:
Eddie's classmates accuse him of being the teacher's pet when Tom starts dating their teacher, Miss Allen. [RF]

1.03  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: AND EDDIE MAKES THREE
01-Oct-1969 ABC Wed (rerun 18Mar70)
Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper
Guest cast:
Diana Muldaur ....... Lynn Bardman
Synopsis:
Tom gets serious about model Lynn Bardman. There's only one question to
be answered before they take the vows: can a perfect model become a model mother? [RF]

1.04  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: THE LITTLEST KIDNAPPER
Prod. no. 5502
08-Oct-1969 ABC Wed (rerun 25Mar70)
Written by Carl Kleinschmitt
Directed by James Komack
Director of photography, Robert Hoffman
Guest cast:
Bill Dana ........... Policeman
Pat Morita .......... Duke
Miko Mayama ......... Kendis
Mitchell Sakamoto ... Frank
Synopsis:
Out of the blue, Eddie brings home a son for Mrs. Livingston. He’s a Japanese lad who inadvertently
involves Tom with the cops - and in his  parents’ marital mix-up. [RF]

1.05  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: THE COMPUTER
15-Oct-1969 ABC Wed
Teleplay by Rick Mittleman and Ken Pettus / Story by Rick Mittleman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Guest cast:
Sabrina Scharf....... Diane Kirby
Synopsis:
Tom reluctantly agrees to enroll in a computer dating service to do some research. [RF]

1.06  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: PAIN
22-Oct-1969 ABC Wed (rerun 20May70)
Written by James Komack
Story by James Komack & Bernie Kahn & Lila Garrett
Directed by Jeffrey Hayden
Guest cast:
Sally Ann Richards... Teacher
Ann Marie ........... The Model
Ron Ely ............. Cameo appearance as a Hollywood Agent
Synopsis:
It's Eddie's first day of school and the tyke proves positively inspired in dreaming up ways to avoid going. [RF]

1.07  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: GUESS WHO'S COMING FOR LUNCH
29-Oct-1969 ABC Wed
Written by James Komack
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
James Cole .......... Max
Cicely Tyson ........ Betty

1.08  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: BULLY FOR YOU
05-Nov-1969 ABC Wed
Written by Joanna Lee
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Jodie Foster ........ Joey Kelly
David Ketchum ....... Mr. Kelly
Arlen Stuart ........ Nurse

1.09  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: GENTLEMAN FRIEND
12-Nov-1969 ABC Wed (rerun 27May70)
Story by James Komack & Irving Pearlberg
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
George Takei ........ Mr. Sato
Claudia Bryar ....... Mrs. Thaler
Synopsis:
A bittersweet love story happens when romance blossoms for Mrs. Livingston when she is swept off
her feet by  a Tokyo businessman who wants to  marry her. But the prospect of marriage poses a problem:
Mrs.  Livingston would have to leave Eddie and his father. [RF]

1.10  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: ANY FRIEND OF DAD'S
19-Nov-1969 ABC Wed (rerun 13May70)
Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper
Guest cast:
Warren Berlinger..... Harvey Henshaw
Jean Marie .......... Doreen
Linda Meiklejohn .... Jeri
Synopsis:
After teaching Eddie the responsibilities of friendship, Tom finds he must practice what he preaches -
by putting up visiting Harvey Henshaw, an overbearing old college chum. [RF]

1.11  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: AN F FOR MRS. LIVINGSTON
26-Nov-1969 ABC Wed (rerun 01Apr70)
Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
LoLo Cannon ......... Paul
Bruce Kirby ......... Harry
Synopsis:
Mrs. Livingston has flunked her English course, and Eddie is very apprehensive. The youngster fears that
 the honorable lady will save face in the traditional Japanese manner by committing "beri beri". [RF]

1.12  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: MEMBER OF THE WEDDING
03-Dec-1969 ABC Wed (rerun 06May70)
Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Hal Cooper
Synopsis:
Looks like wedding bells may sound for Tom's wacky secretary and his
way-out art director .... perhaps a motorcycle ceremony on Sunset Strip! [RF]

1.13  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: A NIGHT OUT FOR THE BOYS
10-Dec-1969 ABC Wed (rerun 24Jun70)
Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper
Guest cast:
Jonathan Daly ....... Bob Lockwood
Teddy Quinn ......... Danny Lockwood
Synopsis:
An overnight camping trip creates friction between the tenderfoot Corbetts and veteran campers Bob and Danny Lockwood.
 Bob treats the trip like a military exercise while Tom naively assumes that an outing should be fun. [RF]

1.14  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: MOTHER OF THE YEAR
17-Dec-1969 ABC Wed
Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Hal Cooper
Guest cast:
Pamela Peadon ....... Camylle Lister
Tani Phelps ......... Mrs. Harris
Gwynne Gilford ...... Mrs. Baldoassare
Diana Hale .......... Mrs. Basiman
Mitchell Sakamoto ... Frank
Bret Swanson ........ Dick
James Cole .......... Max

1.15  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: WHO PULLED THE BLUES RIGHT OUT OF THE HORN
24-Dec-1969 ABC Wed (rerun 03Jun70)
Written by Ken Pettus
Directed by James Komack
Guest cast:
Francine York ....... Kate
Karin Wolfe ......... Etta
Synopsis:
The arrival of Eddie's aunt Kate gives Tom a case of acute anxiety.
He's afraid she'll remind the boy too much of his mother. [RF]

1.16  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: THE LIBRARY CARD
31-Dec-1969 ABC Wed
Written by Pauline Stone & Michael Cosgrove
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Lisa Gerritsen ...... Alice
Thomas J. Hawkins ... Police Officer

1.17  The Courtship of Eddie's Father:  HOW DO YOU KNOW IF IT'S REALLY LOVE?
07-Jan-1970 ABC Wed
Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by James Komack
Director of photography Emmett Bergholz
Guest cast:
Gabie Grammer ....... Elsie
Richard Steele ...... Dick
Lori Specter ........ Margaret
Michael Sakamoto .... Frank
Erin Moran .......... Emily Ruth Gustafson
Larry Renda ......... Richard Katkov
James Cole .......... Max
Synopsis:
Eddie is in love with Elsie and decides to have a party and invite her as well as some friends.
 He is surprised when his friend Dick brings Emily Ruth and falls for her. [RF]

1.18  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: ROAD TO YOU KNOW WHERE IS PAVED WITH YOU KNOW WHAT
14-Jan-1970 ABC Wed
Written by Blanche Hanalis
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Ruth McDevitt ....... Miss Bristol

1.19  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: THEY'RE EITHER TOO YOUNG OT TOO OLD
21-Jan-1970 ABC Wed
Written by Bob Rodgers
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Sherry Lynn Diamant .... Glori

1.20  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: THE MOD COUPLE
28-Jan-1970 ABC Wed
Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Ralph Senensky

1.21  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: GUARDIAN FOR EDDIE
04-Feb-1970 ABC Wed
Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Gary Nelson
Guest cast:
Martha Scott ........ Grandmother

1.22  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: THE PROMISE
11-Feb-1970 ABC Wed
Written by Bob Rodgers & Peggy Chantler Dick, James Komack
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Guest cast:
Meg Wyllie .......... Miss Harriet Ritter

1.23  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: A FIVE-POUND MONKEY ON HIS STOMACH
Prod. no. 5538
18-Feb-1970 ABC Wed
Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

1.24  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: FREE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD
25-Feb-1970 ABC Wed (rerun 29Jul70)
Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Hal Cooper
Guest cast:
Tippi Hedren ........ Cissy Drummond-Randolph
Synopsis:
Free is a four letter work at least to Cissy Drummond-Randolph, the
haughty new president of Tom's company. In fact, her first executive order
is for Tom to fire Norman, his close friend and very free-thinking art director. [RF]

1.25  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: DON'T LOOK NOW BUT YOUR SCORPIO'S RISING
04-Mar-1970 ABC Wed
Written by Joanna Lee
Directed by Hal Cooper
Guest cast:
Yvonne Craig ........ Miss Atwater
John Fiedler ........ "The Mild Man"
Ivor Barry .......... "The Englishman"
James Komack ........ Norman Tinker

1.26  The Courtship of Eddie's Father: MONEY IS A FIVE LETTER WORD
11-Mar-1970 ABC Wed (rerun 05Aug70)
Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Hal Cooper
Synopsis:
What would you do if you found a bag of crisp hundred-dollar bills? And then, what reaction 
would you expect from friends? Well Eddie finds $10,000 and finds out what happens. [RF]

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Reruns
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18Mar70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.03 "And Eddie Makes Three" (from 01Oct69)
25Mar70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.04 "The Littlest Kidnapper" (from 08Oct69)
01Apr70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.11 "An F For Mrs. Livingston" (from 26Nov69)

[--] 08Apr70 - no details
[--] 15Apr70 - no details
[--] 22Apr70 - no details
[--] 29Apr70 - no details

06May70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.12 "Member of the Wedding" (from 03Dec69)
13May70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.10 "Any Friend of Dad's" (from 19Nov69)
20May70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.06 "Pain" (from 22Oct69)
27May70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.09 "Gentleman Friend" (from 12Nov69)
03Jun70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.15 "Who Pulled the Blues Right Out of the Horn" (from 24Dec69)

[--] 10Jun70 - no details
[--] 17Jun70 - no details

24Jun70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.13 "A Night Out for the Boys" (from 10Dec69)
29Jul70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.24 "Free Is a Four Letter Word" (from 25Feb70)
05Aug70 ABC Wed - Rerun of #1.26 "Money is a Five Letter Word" (from 11Mar70)

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