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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.

3 Seasons, 126 Episodes
March 3, 1970
Comedy, Romance
7.2/10
Cast: Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz, Miyoshi Umeki, Kristina Holland
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eddie Corbett believes he will lose his friends unless he joins them in a petty-theft ring organized by Mark. Rather than steal from stores, Eddie pilfers items from home. Eddie admits the stealing to his father Tom Corbett and drops out of the gang. Norman Tinker predicts Eddie's friends will soon regret their ways and become his friends again. They do.

  • The fates seem to be against Tom Corbett's plans for a romantic weekend with the beautiful Julie while Eddie Corbett is away at camp. Their first night's date is interrupted by an emergency at the office. The next day Tom is forced to cancel their date when an eight-year-old Joey is a surprise houseguest. Upon her departure, Tom and Julie are together again when Eddie, suffering from poison ivy, arrives home ahead of schedule.

  • The fates seem to be against Tom Corbett's plans for a romantic weekend with the beautiful Julie while Eddie Corbett is away at camp. Their first night's date is interrupted by an emergency at the office. The next day Tom is forced to cancel their date when an eight-year-old Joey is a surprise houseguest. Upon her departure, Tom and Julie are together again when Eddie, suffering from poison ivy, arrives home ahead of schedule.

  • Eddie invites astronaut Gordon Cooper to his home for a quiet visit away from interviews if he's ever in town but discovers the news media doesn't want it that way. When Eddie's father, Tom Corbett, learns that it's true Cooper intends to visit his son, he has a difficult time trying to keep news director Weston away. The astronaut spends a few comfortable hours with Eddie while Tom convinces Weston it is a private meeting.

  • Eddie invites astronaut Gordon Cooper to his home for a quiet visit away from interviews if he's ever in town but discovers the news media doesn't want it that way. When Eddie's father, Tom Corbett, learns that it's true Cooper intends to visit his son, he has a difficult time trying to keep news director Weston away. The astronaut spends a few comfortable hours with Eddie while Tom convinces Weston it is a private meeting.

  • Eddie gets mad at his father, Tom Corbett, when he rejects Norman Tinker's plan to buy Eddie a horse. Unable to understand why his father won't allow him to have a horse, Eddie cancels a date to see a ball game with his father and asks Norman to take him instead. That night after the game, Tom puts Eddie to bed, and they make up. Tom advises Eddie that anger isn't a terrible emotion, it's akin to love.

  • Eddie gets mad at his father, Tom Corbett, when he rejects Norman Tinker's plan to buy Eddie a horse. Unable to understand why his father won't allow him to have a horse, Eddie cancels a date to see a ball game with his father and asks Norman to take him instead. That night after the game, Tom puts Eddie to bed, and they make up. Tom advises Eddie that anger isn't a terrible emotion, it's akin to love.

  • Angustia "Gus" Ferreiro, an underprivileged girl with emotional problems, is given a chance to work on the magazine with Tom Corbett and Norman Tinker but disrupts the operation. Gus meets Eddie and, on learning he is the boss' son, sends him away. At home Eddie asks his father why Gus turned on him. Tom explains that, in her hostility, Gus believes no one cares to share with her. Eddie brings Gus his prized possession, his mother's locket, to share with her.

  • Angustia "Gus" Ferreiro, an underprivileged girl with emotional problems, is given a chance to work on the magazine with Tom Corbett and Norman Tinker but disrupts the operation. Gus meets Eddie and, on learning he is the boss' son, sends him away. At home Eddie asks his father why Gus turned on him. Tom explains that, in her hostility, Gus believes no one cares to share with her. Eddie brings Gus his prized possession, his mother's locket, to share with her.

  • Norman Tinker gives his prized medallion to Tom Corbett as thanks for a valued friendship. Tom passes it on to Eddie as a reward for being a good host to a little girl, Joey Kelly, while her father, Joe, is on weekend Army Reserve duty. Eddie gives the medallion to Joey to make her stop crying. She in turn presents it to her father as a welcome home gift. He later wraps it up and presents the medallion to Mrs. Livingston to thank her for taking care of Joey during her visit. Mrs. Livingston presents it to Norman, also in a gesture of thanks.

  • Norman Tinker gives his prized medallion to Tom Corbett as thanks for a valued friendship. Tom passes it on to Eddie as a reward for being a good host to a little girl, Joey Kelly, while her father, Joe, is on weekend Army Reserve duty. Eddie gives the medallion to Joey to make her stop crying. She in turn presents it to her father as a welcome home gift. He later wraps it up and presents the medallion to Mrs. Livingston to thank her for taking care of Joey during her visit. Mrs. Livingston presents it to Norman, also in a gesture of thanks.

  • Mrs. Livingston spends the night with the Corbetts and is petrified when she imagines she's seen a ghost in the bedroom of Eddie. Eddie, on the other hand, is elated at the idea of having a real ghost in the apartment. Norman organizes a ghost hunt for the following night. Tom finally convinces all concerned that the ghost was only shadows from a full moon.

  • Mrs. Livingston spends the night with the Corbetts and is petrified when she imagines she's seen a ghost in the bedroom of Eddie. Eddie, on the other hand, is elated at the idea of having a real ghost in the apartment. Norman organizes a ghost hunt for the following night. Tom finally convinces all concerned that the ghost was only shadows from a full moon.

  • When Eddie's girlfriend Elsie learns she's an adopted child, she plants in Eddie's mind the suspicion that he is, too. Elsie finds the adoption papers when she pries open a locked box in her father's desk. She persuades Eddie that if he opens a similar box in Tom Corbett's desk, he'll make a similar discovery. Eddie is discovered opening the box. Tom shows him the contents, Eddie's birth certificate, a marriage license and things of special meaning to Tom.

  • When Eddie's girlfriend Elsie learns she's an adopted child, she plants in Eddie's mind the suspicion that he is, too. Elsie finds the adoption papers when she pries open a locked box in her father's desk. She persuades Eddie that if he opens a similar box in Tom Corbett's desk, he'll make a similar discovery. Eddie is discovered opening the box. Tom shows him the contents, Eddie's birth certificate, a marriage license and things of special meaning to Tom.

  • Maternal grandfather Harry Madison visits the Corbetts, and Eddie can hardly contain himself in anticipation of joining him on an archaeological expedition down the Amazon River. Tom Corbett flatly rejects the idea but comes to realize the trip is just Harry's dream. When Tom confronts Harry, the grandfather admits it's just an old man's wish, but saves Eddie from disappointment by giving his tent, bedroll and inflatable raft to his grandson.

  • Tom Corbett offers a temporary home to Bobby Brownbear, an Indian boy awaiting adoption. Tom's attentions to Bobby arouse Eddie's worry that his father's feelings for his son have changed. Tom's explanation to Eddie of Bobby's plight causes Eddie to befriend the orphan.

  • Tom Corbett offers a temporary home to Bobby Brownbear, an Indian boy awaiting adoption. Tom's attentions to Bobby arouse Eddie's worry that his father's feelings for his son have changed. Tom's explanation to Eddie of Bobby's plight causes Eddie to befriend the orphan.

  • Valerie Bessinger, a glamourous jet-setter, is conducting learning experiments with Eddie and other children for an article. Valerie and Tom Corbett become romantically involved, and Tom begins thinking of marriage until Valerie breaks a promise to the children by accepting a job in Washington. Tom understands that projects rather than people are more important to Valerie.

  • Valerie Bessinger, a glamourous jet-setter, is conducting learning experiments with Eddie and other children for an article. Valerie and Tom Corbett become romantically involved, and Tom begins thinking of marriage until Valerie breaks a promise to the children by accepting a job in Washington. Tom understands that projects rather than people are more important to Valerie.

  • Tom Corbett's punishment of Eddie upsets Mrs. Livingston's plans. Eddie fails to do his homework and his father tells him he can't go to the Japanese Fair with Mrs. Livingston. Then Mrs. Livingston tells Tom that tomorrow is the birthday of her deceased son and she had wanted to spend it with Eddie. Tom is touched by the story and realizes how much she loves Eddie.

  • Tom Crobett becomes convinced that Mrs. Livingston has fallen for Norman Tinker. Following a dinner at the Corbetts', Tinker is sure that it's Tom that Mrs. Livingston has fallen for. So Tom makes a painful decision: Mrs. Livingston must go, or give him up. When Mrs. Livingston is told, she laughs; it's a boyfriend she's been thinking about, thus deflating Tom's ego. Tom, in turn, informs Norman, whose ego also deflates.

  • Tom Corbett and his son Eddie join a group called Indian Pals, organized to bring fathers and sons closer by involving them in projects on which they work together. When Tom is overloaded with work, Eddie has to enlist Tina's help in making a name tag. At the next meeting, Tom is abashed when the other fathers and sons come up with much more resplendent tags. He then resolves to do a splendid job on the next project -- no matter what. That's wrong too, Tom learns. He then does it the right way, with his Indian pal Eddie.

  • Tom Corbett and his son Eddie join a group called Indian Pals, organized to bring fathers and sons closer by involving them in projects on which they work together. When Tom is overloaded with work, Eddie has to enlist Tina's help in making a name tag. At the next meeting, Tom is abashed when the other fathers and sons come up with much more resplendent tags. He then resolves to do a splendid job on the next project -- no matter what. That's wrong too, Tom learns. He then does it the right way, with his Indian pal Eddie.

  • Tom Corbett overhears Eddie and his girlfriend, Joey Kelly, making plans to run away to Mexico. Tom learns that Joey's reason for running away is her unhappiness over her widower father's plans to remarry. And Eddie is going along because he's concerned for her safety. Tom acquaints Joey's father with what he has learned, but Mr. Kelly can't believe Joey is really serious. Mr. Kelly convinces Joey that his plans were made for her.

  • Tom Corbett overhears Eddie and his girlfriend, Joey Kelly, making plans to run away to Mexico. Tom learns that Joey's reason for running away is her unhappiness over her widower father's plans to remarry. And Eddie is going along because he's concerned for her safety. Tom acquaints Joey's father with what he has learned, but Mr. Kelly can't believe Joey is really serious. Mr. Kelly convinces Joey that his plans were made for her.

  • Eddie decides to give his father a surprise gift "because that's the best kind." Norman Tinker suggests they make a home movie featuring Eddie. While they're filming a scene in Tom's office, he unexpectedly arrives on the scene. Tina manages to get Tom to leave. When Tom sees the movie, he's glad he was unaware of Eddie's intention.

  • Eddie decides to give his father a surprise gift "because that's the best kind." Norman Tinker suggests they make a home movie featuring Eddie. While they're filming a scene in Tom's office, he unexpectedly arrives on the scene. Tina manages to get Tom to leave. When Tom sees the movie, he's glad he was unaware of Eddie's intention.

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