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TV Shows - Courtship of Eddie's Father, The

The Courtship of Eddie's Father is a American television comedy-drama based on the popular 1963 movie of the same name that had gained some respect in theaters, and it was also based on a book written by Mark Toby. The show centered on Tom Corbett (Bill Bixby), a handsome, thirtyish magazine publisher and widower from Los Angeles who had shouldered the responsibility of raising his freckle-faced, six-year-old son, Eddie (Brandon Cruz), who often cleverly manipulated his father about getting a new wife, shortly after the death of Eddie's mother and Tom's wife, Helen. Tom's domestic arrangements were managed, highly competently, by his Japanese housekeeper, Mrs. Livingston (Miyoshi Umeki), who was diplomatic and full of sage advice and would also look after Eddie, especially his dirty work. Mrs. Livingston is best remembered for the way she addressed Bixby's character as "Mr. Eddie's Father." Tom worked with Tina Rickles (Kristina Holland) who was his secretary at a magazine company. Norman Tinker (James Komack), who was the head of another family, worked as a radical photographer at the same company, and would also become Eddie's occasional uncle. In 1970, Bill Bixby made his debut as a director, going on to direct several episodes of the show.

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1 Would have been much better if the dad had been working for the government as a scientist and got a whoping dose of gamma radiation and every time Eddie pissed him off, he turned into this huge, raging manace to society and ruined his nice work clothes Mrs. Livingston pressed so nicely so he would look good at the office! Eddie was a spolied brat, and here's a clue, dad! Kids don't need you to be their best friend, they need parenting! If it had gone on much longer, Eddie would have become a weed freak and cooking up crystal in the kitchen while banging high school chicks two at a time. -- Submitted By: (jmac9909) on March 28, 2013, 4:17 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
2 True, soggy! What's more impressive is that Brandon Cruz bestowed the name of Bixby as one of his son's names after Bill's death to keep the surname alive as Bill's only child had died in childhood! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 10, 2011, 10:12 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Interesting that the kid grew up to be a punk rocker. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 10, 2011, 2:08 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 OK, now the theme song is stuck in my head: "People let me tell ya 'bout my best friend...." -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on November 18, 2010, 10:02 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Another of those TV staples; the precociously cute kid stealing every scene from experienced actors. Sickeningly sweet. When will producers learn that this never works?! Ever! -- Comment Submitted By: (jgf) on October 9, 2010, 12:23 am (transferred after deleting duplicate listing) -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on November 18, 2010, 7:01 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Pelirojo I couldn't agree with you more. -- Submitted By: (fletch000) on January 27, 2010, 10:43 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Anyone else get the idea that the show ended just in time? As soon as the kid hit puberty, he likely would have been totally out of control because his father had never attempted to really set any rules when he was growing up- just tried to be his 'best friend'. Another 70's parenting approach that's proven disasterous for two generations so far. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 17, 2009, 4:54 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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