The Courtship Of Eddie's Father

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  • 1970
  • 3 Seasons
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In this comedy series, a man raises his son after the death of his wife. Although the household's motherly duties are managed by a live-in housekeeper, young Eddie thinks that his dad should have a new wife and works hard to arrange romantic opportunities for him.

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We Love Annie
23. We Love Annie
March 1, 1972
Tom hires a telephone answering service and gets more than he bargained for in Annie, the backbone of Landon's Listen-In. When Eddie catches a cold and gives it to Mrs. Livingston, Annie takes it upon herself to care for Eddie in Mrs. Livingston's absence and has her calls transferred to the Corbett apartment. Tom arrives to find his home a Landon's Listen-In annex with Annie answering a constantly jangling phone and dog-sitting an actor client's St. Bernard. Annie insists on fixing dinner and then falls asleep on the couch after drinking too much wine. The next morning, Annie's co-workers, Kathy and Jeff, arrive in a panic because Annie is supposed to be catering a party that morning. Next, Mr. Landon appears and accuses Tom of "hanky-panky" with his star worker. In the end, all is set right but Tom cancels his answering service, explaining it's good training for Eddie to answer the phone himself.
We Love Annie
23. We Love Annie
March 1, 1972
Tom hires a telephone answering service and gets more than he bargained for in Annie, the backbone of Landon's Listen-In. When Eddie catches a cold and gives it to Mrs. Livingston, Annie takes it upon herself to care for Eddie in Mrs. Livingston's absence and has her calls transferred to the Corbett apartment. Tom arrives to find his home a Landon's Listen-In annex with Annie answering a constantly jangling phone and dog-sitting an actor client's St. Bernard. Annie insists on fixing dinner and then falls asleep on the couch after drinking too much wine. The next morning, Annie's co-workers, Kathy and Jeff, arrive in a panic because Annie is supposed to be catering a party that morning. Next, Mr. Landon appears and accuses Tom of "hanky-panky" with his star worker. In the end, all is set right but Tom cancels his answering service, explaining it's good training for Eddie to answer the phone himself.
Time For A Change
22. Time For A Change
February 23, 1972
Tom and Eddie get excited over the idea of buying a house and start searching for one that's suitable. They encounter Irma Handily, a real estate saleswoman, while looking at a most ordinary house described in advertising as "almost a mansion." Irma is a determined type set on selling Tom a house. Norman persuades Tom to look for something old and gracious that can be purchased cheaply and then renovated. Irma comes through with a "white elephant" she's been unable to unload and Tom takes Eddie, Norman and Tina to see it. It looks like the perfect house until Tom and Eddie have a serious talk just before Tom is to close the deal with Irma. Moving would mean not seeing Mrs. Livingston and changing friends and schools for Eddie. Both Eddie and Tom decide they'd rather stay in the nice apartment they already have.
Time For A Change
22. Time For A Change
February 23, 1972
Tom and Eddie get excited over the idea of buying a house and start searching for one that's suitable. They encounter Irma Handily, a real estate saleswoman, while looking at a most ordinary house described in advertising as "almost a mansion." Irma is a determined type set on selling Tom a house. Norman persuades Tom to look for something old and gracious that can be purchased cheaply and then renovated. Irma comes through with a "white elephant" she's been unable to unload and Tom takes Eddie, Norman and Tina to see it. It looks like the perfect house until Tom and Eddie have a serious talk just before Tom is to close the deal with Irma. Moving would mean not seeing Mrs. Livingston and changing friends and schools for Eddie. Both Eddie and Tom decide they'd rather stay in the nice apartment they already have.
In The Eye Of The Beholder
21. In The Eye Of The Beholder
February 16, 1972
As a token of her esteem for him, Tina buys Tom a painting for $16 from an outdoor art dealer. Later, it is suspected that the painting is worth thousands, and a second art dealer approaches Tom about authenticating his new gift and then selling it to a wealthy collector. Tom feels the money from any sale should go to Tina, but she rejects this idea saying the painting, no matter what it's worth, now belongs to Tom. Tom can't proceed in good conscience with the authentication. With Norman and Eddie holding curiosity seekers and art experts at bay outside the apartment, Tom reaches an agreement with Tina and refuses to let the art experts in. He tells them he isn't interested in knowing the painting's monetary value because to him it is priceless and he intends to keep it.
In The Eye Of The Beholder
21. In The Eye Of The Beholder
February 16, 1972
As a token of her esteem for him, Tina buys Tom a painting for $16 from an outdoor art dealer. Later, it is suspected that the painting is worth thousands, and a second art dealer approaches Tom about authenticating his new gift and then selling it to a wealthy collector. Tom feels the money from any sale should go to Tina, but she rejects this idea saying the painting, no matter what it's worth, now belongs to Tom. Tom can't proceed in good conscience with the authentication. With Norman and Eddie holding curiosity seekers and art experts at bay outside the apartment, Tom reaches an agreement with Tina and refuses to let the art experts in. He tells them he isn't interested in knowing the painting's monetary value because to him it is priceless and he intends to keep it.
A Little Help From My Friend
20. A Little Help From My Friend
February 9, 1972
Tom goes away on a business trip and leaves Norman and Norman's insurance actuary friend, Rodney River, Jr., to stay with Eddie. Rodney is so filled with statistics on accidents and their causes, he finds peril in almost everything surrounding him. He is so nervous he even takes precautions against sleepwalking before he goes to bed. On the second afternoon of their baby-sitting duties, Norman and Rodney miss Eddie. They find him trapped in the apartment house elevator and then get trapped along with him. Rodney has claustrophobia, and Norman and Eddie must constantly reassure him to keep him from cracking. The trio is saved from the elevator's clutch when Tom returns early from his trip and activates the conveyance. Rodney, though shaken by the experience, has learned to conquer his constant fear and vows to try living unafraid.
A Little Help From My Friend
20. A Little Help From My Friend
February 9, 1972
Tom goes away on a business trip and leaves Norman and Norman's insurance actuary friend, Rodney River, Jr., to stay with Eddie. Rodney is so filled with statistics on accidents and their causes, he finds peril in almost everything surrounding him. He is so nervous he even takes precautions against sleepwalking before he goes to bed. On the second afternoon of their baby-sitting duties, Norman and Rodney miss Eddie. They find him trapped in the apartment house elevator and then get trapped along with him. Rodney has claustrophobia, and Norman and Eddie must constantly reassure him to keep him from cracking. The trio is saved from the elevator's clutch when Tom returns early from his trip and activates the conveyance. Rodney, though shaken by the experience, has learned to conquer his constant fear and vows to try living unafraid.
It's All Write With Me
19. It's All Write With Me
February 2, 1972
Author Peter Stowe, an old college chum of Tom's, is commissioned by Tom to write an article for Tomorrow magazine. Stowe obviously relishes his iconoclastic image and chides Tom about being an "establishment" man. Stowe has a half-finished novel Tom wrote in college and persuades Tom to try finishing it as an acknowledgement of his true calling, writing. At first excited, Tom writes in his spare hours. However, he finds he has little or no time left for Eddie, which dampens his ardor considerably. Eddie is enthused about the project and even does some writing on his own. By the time Stowe finishes his assignment for the magazine, Tom realizes he doesn't have the temperament to be a writer himself. He tells his author friend he can't stand the loneliness of writing, which is why he quit in college. He is quite happy being a magazine editor and feels he can make his best contribution there.
It's All Write With Me
19. It's All Write With Me
February 2, 1972
Author Peter Stowe, an old college chum of Tom's, is commissioned by Tom to write an article for Tomorrow magazine. Stowe obviously relishes his iconoclastic image and chides Tom about being an "establishment" man. Stowe has a half-finished novel Tom wrote in college and persuades Tom to try finishing it as an acknowledgement of his true calling, writing. At first excited, Tom writes in his spare hours. However, he finds he has little or no time left for Eddie, which dampens his ardor considerably. Eddie is enthused about the project and even does some writing on his own. By the time Stowe finishes his assignment for the magazine, Tom realizes he doesn't have the temperament to be a writer himself. He tells his author friend he can't stand the loneliness of writing, which is why he quit in college. He is quite happy being a magazine editor and feels he can make his best contribution there.
The Investors
18. The Investors
January 26, 1972
Tom and Norman are astounded to learn that Gus, their favorite waiter at the Walnut Room, is a most successful investor. With visions of castles in Spain and homes in Malibu, Norman approaches Gus for tips on investing. Gus persuades Norman and Tom to invest in an oil well he thinks is a good risk. Despite Gus' confidence, Norman and Tom are sure they'll lose their shirts. The pair can think of almost nothing else except whether their oil well will be a gusher. Finally, Gus gets word that the well, while not a gusher, will return some profit. He also offers Tom and Norman a chance to invest in another one. Tom declines saying he isn't cut out to be an investor because of the worry and concern it causes him. Norman follows his lead. They find out later that the second well is a gusher.
The Investors
18. The Investors
January 26, 1972
Tom and Norman are astounded to learn that Gus, their favorite waiter at the Walnut Room, is a most successful investor. With visions of castles in Spain and homes in Malibu, Norman approaches Gus for tips on investing. Gus persuades Norman and Tom to invest in an oil well he thinks is a good risk. Despite Gus' confidence, Norman and Tom are sure they'll lose their shirts. The pair can think of almost nothing else except whether their oil well will be a gusher. Finally, Gus gets word that the well, while not a gusher, will return some profit. He also offers Tom and Norman a chance to invest in another one. Tom declines saying he isn't cut out to be an investor because of the worry and concern it causes him. Norman follows his lead. They find out later that the second well is a gusher.
Very Young Man With A Horn
17. Very Young Man With A Horn
January 19, 1972
Eddie starts learning to play a saxophone which disturbs a testy, retired British officer, Major Pritchett, who lives above the Corbett apartment. When Pritchett complains, Tom attempts to compromise saying Eddie will play when it is least disturbing to him. Pritchett, however, demands Eddie stop altogether and, after Tom refuses, he retaliates by stomping around in heavy boots playing bagpipes at 2 a.m. Pritchett calls a meeting of all the neighbors and invites Tom to attend. Tom argues that Eddie has a right to practice the saxophone as part of his education and as adults they should be able to work out an arrangement that is satisfactory to all. Though Pritchett objects, the other neighbors agree with Tom. But as it turns out, Tom's victory is merely theoretical because Eddie has decided he doesn't like saxophone playing and quits.
Very Young Man With A Horn
17. Very Young Man With A Horn
January 19, 1972
Eddie starts learning to play a saxophone which disturbs a testy, retired British officer, Major Pritchett, who lives above the Corbett apartment. When Pritchett complains, Tom attempts to compromise saying Eddie will play when it is least disturbing to him. Pritchett, however, demands Eddie stop altogether and, after Tom refuses, he retaliates by stomping around in heavy boots playing bagpipes at 2 a.m. Pritchett calls a meeting of all the neighbors and invites Tom to attend. Tom argues that Eddie has a right to practice the saxophone as part of his education and as adults they should be able to work out an arrangement that is satisfactory to all. Though Pritchett objects, the other neighbors agree with Tom. But as it turns out, Tom's victory is merely theoretical because Eddie has decided he doesn't like saxophone playing and quits.
The Karate Story
16. The Karate Story
January 12, 1972
After Tom and Eddie start karate lessons as a "father and son" project, Eddie is picked on at school by Harold, who wants to assert his position as the school's top bully. Tom advises Eddie to reason with Harold, but instead of talking, Harold gives Eddie a black eye. Eddie attempts to learn enough karate quickly to handle the situation but his instructor tells Tom that much time is needed to make Eddie proficient. Taking another tack, Tom goes to see Harold's father, Kelly, with Eddie along. Kelly is unsympathetic, but the crisis is suddenly resolved when Eddie clobbers Harold after Harold calls Tom a "bum."
The Karate Story
16. The Karate Story
January 12, 1972
After Tom and Eddie start karate lessons as a "father and son" project, Eddie is picked on at school by Harold, who wants to assert his position as the school's top bully. Tom advises Eddie to reason with Harold, but instead of talking, Harold gives Eddie a black eye. Eddie attempts to learn enough karate quickly to handle the situation but his instructor tells Tom that much time is needed to make Eddie proficient. Taking another tack, Tom goes to see Harold's father, Kelly, with Eddie along. Kelly is unsympathetic, but the crisis is suddenly resolved when Eddie clobbers Harold after Harold calls Tom a "bum."
The Choice
15. The Choice
January 5, 1972
Tom is attracted to Dr. Liz Park, who treats Eddie while his regular pediatrician is on vacation. She obviously likes Tom, too, but tells him she plans to spend three years in Switzerland studying to be a pediatric surgeon. Norman urges Tom on in the affair though Tom is hesitant because it means eventually asking Liz to give up her plans for Switzerland. One night after a date, Liz tells Tom she has been accepted for study in Switzerland but tears up her acceptance letter as a commitment to Tom. It looks like Tom has found a mate until they look in on a sleeping Eddie, who is suddenly running a fever. Liz treats Eddie and in doing so she and Tom realize she must fulfill her dream to become a surgeon, thus ending the romance.
The Choice
15. The Choice
January 5, 1972
Tom is attracted to Dr. Liz Park, who treats Eddie while his regular pediatrician is on vacation. She obviously likes Tom, too, but tells him she plans to spend three years in Switzerland studying to be a pediatric surgeon. Norman urges Tom on in the affair though Tom is hesitant because it means eventually asking Liz to give up her plans for Switzerland. One night after a date, Liz tells Tom she has been accepted for study in Switzerland but tears up her acceptance letter as a commitment to Tom. It looks like Tom has found a mate until they look in on a sleeping Eddie, who is suddenly running a fever. Liz treats Eddie and in doing so she and Tom realize she must fulfill her dream to become a surgeon, thus ending the romance.
Prince Charming
14. Prince Charming
December 29, 1971
Eddie is chosen to play the prince in his school play but gets "cold feet" after he learns the part demands he kiss his co-star, Elsie, on the lips. Kids at school call him "lover lips," and he quits the play only to have Tom insist he live up to his commitment. Eddie attempts to get a cold by standing dripping wet in the wind, but Mrs. Livingston intercedes. In the end, Eddie goes on with the show and manages, between sneezes, to manfully perform the big kiss scene.
Prince Charming
14. Prince Charming
December 29, 1971
Eddie is chosen to play the prince in his school play but gets "cold feet" after he learns the part demands he kiss his co-star, Elsie, on the lips. Kids at school call him "lover lips," and he quits the play only to have Tom insist he live up to his commitment. Eddie attempts to get a cold by standing dripping wet in the wind, but Mrs. Livingston intercedes. In the end, Eddie goes on with the show and manages, between sneezes, to manfully perform the big kiss scene.
The Blarney Stone Girl
13. The Blarney Stone Girl
December 15, 1971
Tom Corbett is attracted to a gamin-like but clumsy artist named Katie O'Hara after she applies for work at Tomorrow magazine. Tom invites her home for dinner and Eddie, too, is taken with her. Katie fails to keep a beach date with Eddie and Tom, and the pair are sorely disappointed. Later, Tom confronts Katie and learns that she is afraid of any relationship because she might get hurt. Tom counsels her to take a job in Italy to gain confidence in herself, and when she returns, perhaps they can be good friends.
The Blarney Stone Girl
13. The Blarney Stone Girl
December 15, 1971
Tom Corbett is attracted to a gamin-like but clumsy artist named Katie O'Hara after she applies for work at Tomorrow magazine. Tom invites her home for dinner and Eddie, too, is taken with her. Katie fails to keep a beach date with Eddie and Tom, and the pair are sorely disappointed. Later, Tom confronts Katie and learns that she is afraid of any relationship because she might get hurt. Tom counsels her to take a job in Italy to gain confidence in herself, and when she returns, perhaps they can be good friends.
A Brave At Natchanoony
12. A Brave At Natchanoony
December 8, 1971
Eddie is subdued about going off to summer camp for two weeks, which causes Norman Tinker to think he will be unhappy there. Norman worries aloud to Tom, so they call Eddie at Camp Natchanoomi but are only able to talk to the camp counselor, Bernie, which increases Norman's fears. To calm Norman and reassure himself, Tom takes Norman with him to see Eddie at camp. Eddie is obviously happy, but Norman refuses to accept this. He agonizes all weekend. When it is time to leave, Tom asks Eddie to talk to him. Eddie does and is able to convince Norman he is truly enjoying himself and not just pretending.
A Brave At Natchanoony
12. A Brave At Natchanoony
December 8, 1971
Eddie is subdued about going off to summer camp for two weeks, which causes Norman Tinker to think he will be unhappy there. Norman worries aloud to Tom, so they call Eddie at Camp Natchanoomi but are only able to talk to the camp counselor, Bernie, which increases Norman's fears. To calm Norman and reassure himself, Tom takes Norman with him to see Eddie at camp. Eddie is obviously happy, but Norman refuses to accept this. He agonizes all weekend. When it is time to leave, Tom asks Eddie to talk to him. Eddie does and is able to convince Norman he is truly enjoying himself and not just pretending.
A Little Red
11. A Little Red
December 1, 1971
Tom Corbett is instructed to let visiting Soviet editor Irena Kosnova study his magazine's publishing methods. The Russian newspaper woman is attractive but severely dressed. She insists on spouting communist propaganda at every opportunity. Tom invites Irena home for dinner, and he and Eddie are surprised when she arrives modishly sporting hot pants. She is most taken with Eddie, and as the evening progresses, warms to Tom with the help of a little too much to drink. The next morning, Irena appears at Tom's office hung over, but once again all business and dressed as he first saw her. She is on her way to another city, and though she continues to preach official party line, she admits meeting Tom has changed some of her thinking, and she departs with an obvious fondness for him.
Thy Neighbor Loves Thee
10. Thy Neighbor Loves Thee
November 17, 1971
Tom is forced to live up to an article he wrote on neighborliness when his new neighbors, Paul and Bunny Bright, descend on him bearing gifts. At first pleased with their friendliness, Tom is soon mildly irked as the Brights are under foot morning and night. However, he hesitates to say anything because of the couples' good-heartedness and Eddie's apparent fondness for them. Things finally come to a head when the Brights make it impossible for Tom to finish some office work he has taken home and announce they are cancelling a trip to spend more time with him and Eddie. Tom tells them as neighbors they are getting too close too fast. The Brights acknowledge this is a common occurrence with them as they are starved for friends. Tom tells them they should try being better friends with each other.
Thy Neighbor Loves Thee
10. Thy Neighbor Loves Thee
November 17, 1971
Tom is forced to live up to an article he wrote on neighborliness when his new neighbors, Paul and Bunny Bright, descend on him bearing gifts. At first pleased with their friendliness, Tom is soon mildly irked as the Brights are under foot morning and night. However, he hesitates to say anything because of the couples' good-heartedness and Eddie's apparent fondness for them. Things finally come to a head when the Brights make it impossible for Tom to finish some office work he has taken home and announce they are cancelling a trip to spend more time with him and Eddie. Tom tells them as neighbors they are getting too close too fast. The Brights acknowledge this is a common occurrence with them as they are starved for friends. Tom tells them they should try being better friends with each other.
Or Else
9. Or Else
November 10, 1971
Tina, spurred on by Norman, tells Tom she'll quit if she doesn't get a raise. Tom refuses her the raise. Norman intervenes, then quits when Tom remains unmoved. Tom hopes the two will reconsider, but they don't. Eddie is worried they will never see Norman or Tina again. His fear deepens when Tom and he have a strained chance encounter with the jobless twosome. To set things right, though he can't change his stand, Tom invites Norman and Tina to do some role-playing in order to put across his point of view. Tom becomes Tina, Norman becomes Tom and Tina becomes Norman. While Tom pleads for a raise as Tina, Norman gets carried away being Tom and rather tyrannically refuses the raise request. The next day, the two erstwhile employees show up for work again.
Or Else
9. Or Else
November 10, 1971
Tina, spurred on by Norman, tells Tom she'll quit if she doesn't get a raise. Tom refuses her the raise. Norman intervenes, then quits when Tom remains unmoved. Tom hopes the two will reconsider, but they don't. Eddie is worried they will never see Norman or Tina again. His fear deepens when Tom and he have a strained chance encounter with the jobless twosome. To set things right, though he can't change his stand, Tom invites Norman and Tina to do some role-playing in order to put across his point of view. Tom becomes Tina, Norman becomes Tom and Tina becomes Norman. While Tom pleads for a raise as Tina, Norman gets carried away being Tom and rather tyrannically refuses the raise request. The next day, the two erstwhile employees show up for work again.
Happy Birthday To You
8. Happy Birthday To You
November 3, 1971
Eddie gets excited over the prospect of giving Uncle Norman a surprise birthday party. Norman insists he doesn't want anything special done and makes plans to be out of town that day. Tom and Tina plot to keep Norman around for the party but Norman, adamant about leaving, keeps thwarting them. Eddie is headlong into party preparations when Tom, wanting to keep him from being disappointed, decides to tell Norman about the surprise party in his honor so he will be there. However, while Tom talks to Norman, Eddie listens in so Tom must be deliberately vague hoping Norman will catch the hint. Norman does come to his surprise party and turns it into a party for Eddie, too, as a measure of his gratitude.
Happy Birthday To You
8. Happy Birthday To You
November 3, 1971
Eddie gets excited over the prospect of giving Uncle Norman a surprise birthday party. Norman insists he doesn't want anything special done and makes plans to be out of town that day. Tom and Tina plot to keep Norman around for the party but Norman, adamant about leaving, keeps thwarting them. Eddie is headlong into party preparations when Tom, wanting to keep him from being disappointed, decides to tell Norman about the surprise party in his honor so he will be there. However, while Tom talks to Norman, Eddie listens in so Tom must be deliberately vague hoping Norman will catch the hint. Norman does come to his surprise party and turns it into a party for Eddie, too, as a measure of his gratitude.
Two's Company
7. Two's Company
October 27, 1971
When Tom Corbett dates Dolores, an old flame of his just recently divorced, they are hounded by her jealous ex-husband, Buzz. Buzz even bursts into Tom's office wanting to fight him and later breaks up Dolores' dinner party for Tom and Eddie. Then, quite unexpectedly, he changes his tack and insists on helping Tom woo and win his ex-wife. One night Tom takes Dolores to the Walnut Room where Buzz, with Tina in tow, demands to join them. The divorced couple argue and Dolores leaves to look for another gentleman friend of hers. Buzz, insisting Tom must wrest Dolores from this new rival, rushes after her to blaze the trail. Tom lets them go, realizing the strange twosome is playing some kind of sick game.
The Bicycle Theft
6. The Bicycle Theft
October 20, 1971
To teach Eddie to be more responsible, Tom Corbett tells him he can't have a new bicycle after his old one is stolen. Tom takes Eddie to the police station where they report the theft to an unimpressed Officer Gifford, who chides Tom for not getting a license for the bike. Eddie wants to prove he is responsible and doggedly searches the neighborhood for his dilapidated two-wheeler. Seeing his efforts, Tom regrets having made an issue of the incident and wants to get him a new bike after all. Eddie, however, holds him to his word. Finally, Tom simply goes ahead and buys Eddie a bicycle, explaining he hastily took an unjust stand.
The Bicycle Theft
6. The Bicycle Theft
October 20, 1971
To teach Eddie to be more responsible, Tom Corbett tells him he can't have a new bicycle after his old one is stolen. Tom takes Eddie to the police station where they report the theft to an unimpressed Officer Gifford, who chides Tom for not getting a license for the bike. Eddie wants to prove he is responsible and doggedly searches the neighborhood for his dilapidated two-wheeler. Seeing his efforts, Tom regrets having made an issue of the incident and wants to get him a new bike after all. Eddie, however, holds him to his word. Finally, Tom simply goes ahead and buys Eddie a bicycle, explaining he hastily took an unjust stand.
A Very Different Drummer
5. A Very Different Drummer
October 13, 1971
Norman Tinker in an introspective mood insists he is a weirdo, despite Tom Corbett's assurances to the contrary. To prove his point, he invites Tom and Eddie to spend the weekend with him in his off-beat apartment. Norman serves them goat's milk, prepares Gulai Udang Dengan Labu Kuning for dinner, and plays train noises on his hi-fi, all-the while lamenting to Tom that his lifestyle can't be normal. The evening's climax comes when Norman's new waterbed springs a leak as the trio sleeps. The next morning Tom discovers Norman's soul-searching is the result of his being named Eddie's legal guardian. Tom restores Norman's confidence, telling him he has the one ingredient that makes him fit for the job -- love for Eddie.
A Very Different Drummer
5. A Very Different Drummer
October 13, 1971
Norman Tinker in an introspective mood insists he is a weirdo, despite Tom Corbett's assurances to the contrary. To prove his point, he invites Tom and Eddie to spend the weekend with him in his off-beat apartment. Norman serves them goat's milk, prepares Gulai Udang Dengan Labu Kuning for dinner, and plays train noises on his hi-fi, all-the while lamenting to Tom that his lifestyle can't be normal. The evening's climax comes when Norman's new waterbed springs a leak as the trio sleeps. The next morning Tom discovers Norman's soul-searching is the result of his being named Eddie's legal guardian. Tom restores Norman's confidence, telling him he has the one ingredient that makes him fit for the job -- love for Eddie.
Tell It Like I'm Telling You It Is
4. Tell It Like I'm Telling You It Is
October 6, 1971
Tom moves Eddie's roller skates away from the front door only to have the laundry delivery man, Mr. Hausman, step on one and fall. Hausman, though shaken, insists he is unhurt so Tom is stunned the next day when Hausman's lawyer, Marvin Flair, informs him Hausman is suing for $150,000. Sy Freeman, Tom's lawyer, reconstructs the events of the accident trying to place the negligence on Hausman. However, Mrs. Livingston's account clearly indicts Tom. Later, Flair talks his way into Tom's apartment and after looking around decides to sue for $300,000. Eddie wonders to Tom why he just doesn't talk to Hausman directly. Tom does and, besides finding Hausman uninjured and uninformed about the suit, learns Flair is Hausman's overzealous brother-in-law. Hausman settles out of court with Tom for the price of a drink and an ace bandage.
Getting Back On The Horse
3. Getting Back On The Horse
September 29, 1971
Eddie's enthusiasm for baseball is dampened when he is hit by a pitched ball at practice a week before his team's big game. Afraid he may get hit again, he tells his coach, Mr. Malloy, he is quitting the team to devote more time to diving and swimming. Malloy implores Tom Corbett to get Eddie to play again. Tom, suspecting the trouble, tells Eddie in order to conquer his fear of baseball he must be like the man who gets back on the horse after he's been thrown. In the end, Eddie musters his courage and plays for his team at the big game.
Getting Back On The Horse
3. Getting Back On The Horse
September 29, 1971
Eddie's enthusiasm for baseball is dampened when he is hit by a pitched ball at practice a week before his team's big game. Afraid he may get hit again, he tells his coach, Mr. Malloy, he is quitting the team to devote more time to diving and swimming. Malloy implores Tom Corbett to get Eddie to play again. Tom, suspecting the trouble, tells Eddie in order to conquer his fear of baseball he must be like the man who gets back on the horse after he's been thrown. In the end, Eddie musters his courage and plays for his team at the big game.
The Candidate
2. The Candidate
September 22, 1971
Tom Corbett is approached by a citizens' committee to run for election to the local school board. Norman Tinker, Tina and Eddie are more enthused about Tom's possible candidacy than Tom is, and Norman even appoints himself campaign manager. Tom fears being elected will mean time away from Eddie so he hesitates over accepting the nomination. By the time he decides to actually run, the committee has chosen another candidate.
My Son, The Artist
1. My Son, The Artist
September 15, 1971
Tom Corbett shows Eddie his sketches of a female nude drawn in his art class and explains that a live model was paid to pose. Wanting to emulate Tom's artistry, Eddie innocently asks Gretchen, a little girl in the apratment building, to pose nude for him for twenty-five cents. Mrs. Livingston stops the impromptu art session before Gretchen is completely undressed. After hearing from Mrs. Livingston, Tom reprimands Eddie, telling him that, as a nine-year-old, Eddie is too young to draw nudes. The matter is complicated by the arrival of Mr. Buckner, Gretchen's father, who demands Eddie be severely punished. Tom calms his distraught neighbor, agreeing with him that what Eddie did was wrong, but pointing out it was a minor thing that shouldn't be blown out of proportion.
My Son, The Artist
1. My Son, The Artist
September 15, 1971
Tom Corbett shows Eddie his sketches of a female nude drawn in his art class and explains that a live model was paid to pose. Wanting to emulate Tom's artistry, Eddie innocently asks Gretchen, a little girl in the apratment building, to pose nude for him for twenty-five cents. Mrs. Livingston stops the impromptu art session before Gretchen is completely undressed. After hearing from Mrs. Livingston, Tom reprimands Eddie, telling him that, as a nine-year-old, Eddie is too young to draw nudes. The matter is complicated by the arrival of Mr. Buckner, Gretchen's father, who demands Eddie be severely punished. Tom calms his distraught neighbor, agreeing with him that what Eddie did was wrong, but pointing out it was a minor thing that shouldn't be blown out of proportion.
The Courtship Of Eddie's Father
The Courtship Of Eddie's Father

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In this comedy series, a man raises his son after the death of his wife. Although the household's motherly duties are managed by a live-in housekeeper, young Eddie thinks that his dad should have a new wife and works hard to arrange romantic opportunities for him. The Courtship Of Eddie's Father is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (126 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 1970.

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  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 1970
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,287)