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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Courtship Of Eddie's Father' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Courtship Of Eddie's Father':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 17, 1969: Mrs. Livingston, I Presume
Season 1, episode 1
W: Richard M. Powell   D: Alan Rafkin

With Karin Wolfe (Etta), Lynn Fields (Heidi), Ann Marie (Hildy), Victoria Vetri (Dolly).
Friendly Eddie meets a movie-struck girl on a studio tour and invites her to spend the night at the Corbetts' apartment. When Mrs. Livingston comes to work in the morning she thinks the girl is Tom's guest and is so upset she leaves.

September 24, 1969: Teacher's Pet
Season 1, episode 2
W: Carl Kleinschmitt   D: James Komack

With Ann Prentiss (Kerry Allen).
Tom dates Eddie's attractive teacher and the other students tease Eddie unmercifully to the point where Tom decides to end his friendship.

October 1, 1969: And Eddie Makes Three
Season 1, episode 3
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With Diana Muldaur (Lynn Bardman).
Tom Corbett's fiancee has a chance to practice being a mother when Eddie catches cold and Mrs. Livingston is out with the flu.

October 8, 1969: The Littlest Kidnapper
Season 1, episode 4
W: Carl Kleinschmitt   D: James Komack

With Bill Dana (Policeman), Pat Morita (Duke), Miko Mayama (Kendis), Mitchell Sakamoto (Frank).
Eddie, concerned because Mrs. Livingston has no family, brings home Frank, a 5-year-old Japanese boy, to be her son.

October 15, 1969: The Computer
Season 1, episode 5
W: Rick Mittleman, Ken Pettus   D: Leslie H. Martinson

With Sabrina Scharf (Diane Kirby).
Researching an article for his magazine, Tom Corbett submits a profile card to a computer dating service and is matched with a girl who strangely enjoys most things he doesn't.

October 22, 1969: The Pain
Season 1, episode 6
W: James Komack   D: Jeffrey Hayden

With Sally Ann Richards (Teacher), Ann Marie (Model), Ron Ely (Agent).
Tom wonders if he's pushing Eddie when the 6-year-old shows reluctance to face the first day of school.

October 29, 1969: Guess Who's Coming for Lunch?
Season 1, episode 7
W: James Komack   D: Ralph Senensky

With Cicely Tyson (Betty), James Cole (Max).
Tom Corbett calls widow Betty Kelly to invite her to stay for dinner when she brings her son Max over to spend the weekend with Eddie.

November 5, 1969: Bully For You
Season 1, episode 8
W: Joanna Lee   D: Ralph Senensky

With Jodie Foster (Joey), Arlen Stuart (Nurse), Dave Ketchum (Mr. Kelly).
Mrs. Livingston finds the key to the conversion of the tomboy who belts Eddie at school by inviting him to dinner so they can have a man-to-man talk.

November 12, 1969: Gentleman Friend
Season 1, episode 9
W: Peggy Chantler Dick, Irv Pearlberg   D: Ralph Senensky

With George Takei (Mr. Sato), Claudia Bryar (Mrs. Thaler).
Tom and Eddie are saddened when Mrs. Livingston announces that she plans to marry a Tokyo businessman.

November 19, 1969: Any Friend Of Dad's
Season 1, episode 10
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With Warren Berlinger (Harvey), Linda Meiklejohn (Jeri), Jean Marie (Doreen).
The example Tom has been trying to set for Eddie is spoiled when a loud-mouthed, freeloading college pal arrives for a visit and stays three days.

November 26, 1969: An F For Mrs. Livingston
Season 1, episode 11
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Ralph Senensky

With Bruce Kirby (Harry), Lolo Cannon (Paul).
Eddie is so afraid that Mrs. Livingston will commit hara-kiri because she flunked English that he won't let her out of his sight.

December 3, 1969: Member Of The Wedding
Season 1, episode 12
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: Hal Cooper

When Eddie hears that Norman and Tina have decided to be married in a motorcycle ceremony on Sunset Blvd., he feels it is his duty to advise them that there is more to marriage than discotheque dancing.

December 10, 1969: A Night Out For The Boys
Season 1, episode 13
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With Jonathan Daly (Bob), Teddy Quinn (Danny).
Tom is accused of pampering Eddie when the Corbetts join Dr. Lockwood and his son Danny on a camping trip.

December 17, 1969: Mother Of The Year
Season 1, episode 14
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: Hal Cooper

With Pamela Peadon (Camylle Lister), Tani Phelps (Mrs. Harris), Gwynne Gilford (Mrs. Baldoassare), Diana Hale (Mrs. Basiman), John Puglia.
To cheer up Eddie, widower Tom Corbett decides to participate in a party the mothers of his classmates are giving the teacher.

December 24, 1969: Who Pulled The Blues Right Out Of The Horn?
Season 1, episode 15
W: Ken Pettus   D: James Komack

With Francine York (Kate), Karen Wolfe (Etta).
Tom Corbett is concerned about the return to town of his late wife's sister, feeling it might be difficult for Eddie and himself.

December 31, 1969: The Library Card
Season 1, episode 16
W: Pauline Stone, Michael Cosgrove   D: Ralph Senensky

With Lisa Gerritsen (Alice), Thomas Hawkins (police officer).
Eddie loses his first library book and a playmate tells him he'll probably go to jail.

January 7, 1970: How Do You Know If It's Really Love?
Season 1, episode 17
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: James Komack

With Erin Moran (Emily Rush Gustafson), Gabbie Grammer (Elsie), Richard Steele (Dick), Lori Specter (Margaret), Mitchell Sakamoto (Frank), Larry Renda (Richard Katkov), James Cole (Max).
Eddie's crush on the girl from down the hall is forgotten after Richard Katkov's curly-haired little friend, Maragret, arrives at his birthday party.

January 14, 1970: The Road To You Know Where Is Paved With You Know What
Season 1, episode 18
W: Blanche Hanalis   D: Ralph Senensky

With Ruth McDevitt (Miss Bristol).
When a meddlesome new neighbor tells young Eddie that he's being selfish by demanding so much of his father's time, the lad invents a friend.

January 21, 1970: They're Either Too Young Or Too Old
Season 1, episode 19
W: Bob Rodgers   D: Ralph Senensky

With Sherry Lynn Diamant (Glori).
Eddie falls in love with his 15-year-old babysitter, who has a mad crush on his father, Tom Corbett. Eddie proposes, but gives up the idea when Glori counter-proposes that she become hs mother instead.

January 28, 1970: The Mod Couple
Season 1, episode 20
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: Ralph Senensky

Mrs. Livingston decides to quit her job as housekeeper because she feels she has made things so nice for the Corbetts that Tom won't bother to look for a wife.

February 4, 1970: Guardian For Eddie
Season 1, episode 21
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: Gary Nelson

With Martha Scott (Grandmother).
Tom Corbett goes searching for a guardian for Eddie after he discovers there's a generation gap between the lad and his grandmother.

February 11, 1970: The Promise
Season 1, episode 22
W: Bob Rodgers, Peggy Chantler Dick, James Komack   D: Ralph Senensky

With Meg Wyllie (Harriet Ritter).
Young Eddie straightens out an immigration official who refuses to renew Mrs. Livingston's visa.

February 18, 1970: A Five-Pound Monkey On His Stomach
Season 1, episode 23
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With James Komack (Norman).
Norman spends the weekend at the Corbetts asking Tom, Eddie and Mrs. Livingston to help him stay on his diet. At a midnight meeting in front of the open refrigerator, Eddie bolsters the backslider's willpower.

February 25, 1970: Free Is A Four Letter Word
Season 1, episode 24
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: Hal Cooper

With Tippi Hedren (Cissy Drummond-Randolph).
When Tom Corbett realizes that the chairlady of the magazine's board of directors plans to eliminate the darkroom in order to get rid of Norman Tinker, he quits his job.

March 4, 1970: Don't Look Now, But Your Scorpio's Rising
Season 1, episode 25
W: Joanna Lee   D: Hal Cooper

With Yvonne Craig (Maryanne Atwater), John Fiedler (Mild Man), Ivor Barry (Englishman), Bob Sines (Billy Gerber).
Tom Corbett's new secretary is so efficient she makes him nervous and he gets hiccups, He thinks it might also be due to his former secretary's astrology sign being incompatible with his.

March 11, 1970: Money Is A Five Letter Word
Season 1, episode 26
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: Hal Cooper

Tom convinces son Eddie to return the bank bag containing several thousand dollars the boy found in the street. Instead of praise, Eddie's classmates derisively call him a goody-goody.





September 23, 1970: The Unbirthday Present
Season 2, episode 1
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

Eddie decides to give his father a surprise gift "because that's the best kind", as the series starts its second year.

September 30, 1970: A Loaf Of Bread, A Bar Of Soap And A Jar Of Peanut Butter
Season 2, episode 2
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: Hal Cooper

With Dave Ketchum (Joe Kelly), Jodie Foster (Joey Kelly).
Tom overhears Eddie and his girlfriend make plans to run away to Mexico because she's unhappy over her widower father's plan to remarry.

October 7, 1970: The Important Word Is 'And'
Season 2, episode 3
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Bob Sweeney

With Jonathan Daly (Dr. Lockwood), Teddy Quinn (Danny Lockwood).
Tom and his son join a group called Indian Pals, organized to bring fathers and sons closer by involving them in projects on which they work together.

October 14, 1970: I Thought, You Thought
Season 2, episode 4
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

Tom Corbett becomes convinced that his housekeeper has fallen for his friend and employee, Norm Tinker.

October 21, 1970: The Business Trip
Season 2, episode 5
W: Bob Rodgers   D: Hal Cooper

Ton finds that a scheduled business trip to Las Vegas falls on the same say Eddie is to appear as Abraham Lincoln in a class play.

October 28, 1970: Eddie's Will
Season 2, episode 6
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: Luther James

Tom Corbett's punishment of Eddie upsets Mrs. Livingston's plans to take him to the Japanese Fair.

November 4, 1970: Hello, Mrs. Bessinger, Goodbye
Season 2, episode 7
W: Joanna Lee   D: Bob Sweeney

With Suzanne Pleshette (Valerie Bessinger), Patrick O'Moore (Senator Goldrich), Natalie Masters (Mrs. Goldrich).
A glamorous jet setter who is conducting learning experiments with Eddie and other children for an article becomes romantically involved with Tom Corbett. But he changes his mind about marriage when she breaks a promise to the children.

November 11, 1970: Love Is For Sharing
Season 2, episode 8
W: Shirley Gordon   D: Sid McCoy

With Lee Joseph (Bobby Brownbear).
Tom Corbett offers a temporary home to an Indian boy awaiting adoption, and Eddie is jealous.

November 18, 1970: Who Wants To Sail Down The Amazon, Anyway?
Season 2, episode 9
W: Peggy Chantler Dick, Joanna Lee   D: Don Weis

With Will Geer (Harry Madison).
Eddie's grandfather comes to visit and offers him a trip down the Amazon.

November 25, 1970: When the Shoe Is On The Other Foot, It Doesn't Fit
Season 2, episode 10
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Don Weis

With Lori Saunders (Cynthia).
An attractive worker for women's liberation launches a personal campaign to persuade Tom Corbett to run an article for her in his magazine.

December 2, 1970: The Secret Box
Season 2, episode 11
W: Shirley Gordon   D: Jerry Bernstein

With Gabbie Grammer (Elsie).
When Eddie's girlfriend learns she's an adopted child, she plants in his mind the suspicion that he is too.

December 16, 1970: Fear Is For Understanding
Season 2, episode 12
W: Shirley Gordon   D: Randall Hood

Mrs. Livingston says she saw ghosts in Eddie's room and Tom can't convince Eddie that such things don't exist.

December 23, 1970: Gifts Are For Giving
Season 2, episode 13
W: Shirley Gordon   D: Bill Bixby

With Jodie Foster (Joey Kelly), Dave Ketchum (Joe Kelly).
Norman Tinker's good luck medallion, which he gives to Tom as an expression of friendship, goes full circle.

January 6, 1971: A Little Get Together For Cissy
Season 2, episode 14
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Harry Falk

With Tippi Hedren (Cissy Drummond-Randolph), John Fiedler (Mild Man), Ivor Barry (Englishman).
Tom's publisher-boss seems to want to make her relationship with him a more personal one.

January 13, 1971: The Ghetto Girl
Season 2, episode 15
W: Alan J. Levitt   D: Gary Nelson

With Amanda Lynne (Gus).
An underprivileged girl with emotional problems is given a chance to work for Tom's magazine and disrupts the operation.

January 20, 1971: The Hospital
Season 2, episode 16
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With Andrew Prine (Dr. Gould), Barbara Clarke Chisholm (Female Technician), Catherine Ferrar (Miss Fern).
Eddie won't believe that his father's admission to the hospital is only for an insurance checkup.

January 27, 1971: The Rift
Season 2, episode 17
W: Peggy Chantler Dick   D: Hal Cooper

Eddie gets mad at his father when he nixes Norman Tinker's plan to buy him a horse.

February 3, 1971: The Encounter Group
Season 2, episode 18
W: Joanna Lee   D: Hal Cooper

With Pat Delaney (Harriet), Lew Horn (Bob), Ed Hall (Ted), Rosemary Edelman (Carol).
Tina asks her boss, Tom, if she can come to his home to discuss her confused feelings about Norman Tinker, who she's dating. Tom is surprised when members of Tina's encounter group also drop in for a meeting.

February 10, 1971: Dear Mr. Cooper
Season 2, episode 19
W: Mark Saha, Shirley Gordon   D: Hal Cooper

With Gordon Cooper (Himself), Bill Fiore (Mr. Weston).
An invitation from Eddie to Gemini 5 astronaut Gordon Cooper to drop by for lunch and "talk about space and things" has all sorts of repercussions in town.

February 17, 1971: The Lonely Weekend
Season 2, episode 20
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Harry Falk

With Jodie Foster (Joey Kelly), Skip Burton (Bob), Claire Brennan (Sherry Barnes), Brenda Benet (Julie).
While Eddie is away at camp, Tom's life is suddenly complicated with a romance, business emergencies, and an unexpected weekend guest.

March 3, 1971: The Magic Mrs. Rickles
Season 2, episode 21
W: Joanna Lee   D: Harry Falk

With Jodie Foster (Joey Kelly), Chris Woodley (Miss Huffman), Lisa Kirk (Mrs. Rickles).
Tina's mother convinces Eddie that magic charms can work miracles.

March 10, 1971: To Catch A Thief
Season 2, episode 22
W: Susan Harris   D: Hal Cooper

With Willie Aames (Scott), Vincent Van Patten (Mark).
Tom Corbett is disturbed when he learns that Eddie has been recruited into a group of boys stealing from stores. Ordered not to play with the boys any more, Eddie loses his playmates. However, Norman Tinker suggests a compromise.

March 17, 1971: Everybody Needs A Brother
Season 2, episode 23
W: Blanche Hanalis   D: Hal Cooper

When Eddie's friend waits at the Corbett home while his mother is in labor, Eddie develops a great desire for a baby brother.

March 24, 1971: Discipline Is A Four Letter Word Spelled Love
Season 2, episode 24
W: Blanche Hanalis   D: Terry Becker

Mrs. Livingston differs with Eddie's dad over his mild disciplinary tactics, then Tom finally ends his permissiveness when it almost costs him his son.





September 15, 1971: My Son, The Artist
Season 3, episode 1
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Don Weis

With Angus Duncan (Mr. Buckner), Patti Cohoon (Gretchen).
The third season begins with widower Tom Corbett's art class having progressed from still life to live nude models, and raises some questions in young Eddie's mind about his dad's after-hours activities.

September 22, 1971: The Candidate
Season 3, episode 2
W: Alan J. Levitt   D: Hal Cooper

With Kirk Mee (Mr. Taggert), Virginia Hawkins (Mrs. Kensington), Allen Joseph (Mr. Wertz).
Tom is asked to run for the school board, and Norman and Tina set up a campaign headquarters appropriate for a mayor.

September 29, 1971: Getting Back On The Horse
Season 3, episode 3
W: Bob Rodgers   D: Harry Falk

With Richard X. Slattery (Robbie MacDonald).
Eddie decides to hang up his rubber spikes when he gets hit by a fast pitch during a junior league game.

October 6, 1971: Tell It Like I'm Telling You It Is
Season 3, episode 4
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With Frank Corsentino (Marvin Flair), Alan Oppenheimer (Sy Freeman), Lou Jacobi (Mr. Hausman).
A delivery man trips on Eddie's roller skate and Tom is sued for $300,000. Tom's lawyer fears the worst when Mrs. Livingston honestly believes they are at fault for leaving the skate in the doorway.

October 13, 1971: A Very Different Drummer
Season 3, episode 5
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Harry Falk

With Ned York (Alex).
A ruptured water bed tops off a wacky weekend Tom and Eddie spend as Norman's house guests.

October 20, 1971: The Bicycle Theft
Season 3, episode 6
W: Martin A. Ragaway   D: Hal Cooper

With Bruce Kirby (Officer Gifford).
Eddie's beat-up bike is stolen through carelessness and Tom rules that he can't have a new one until it's found.

October 27, 1971: Two's Company
Season 3, episode 7
W: Shirley Gordon   D: Bill Bixby

With Madlyn Rhue (Dolores), Ronny Graham (Tony).
Tom and Tina realize that they are being used in a cat-and-mouse game when they repeatedly fail to reunite Tom's old girlfriend with her ex-husband.

November 3, 1971: Happy Birthday To You
Season 3, episode 8
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Bill Bixby

With Ned York (Alex).
Norman doesn't want the surprise birthday party Tom and Eddie are planning for him.

November 10, 1971: Or Else
Season 3, episode 9
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Herbert F. Solow

Tina thinks she deserves a raise in salary, and when Tom refuses, both she and Norman walk out.

November 17, 1971: Thy Neighbor Loves Thee
Season 3, episode 10
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Harry Falk

With Allan Drake (Prescott), Anne Meara (Bunny), Jerry Stiller (Paul).
A well-intentioned couple moves next door to the Corbetts and smothers them with kindness.

December 1, 1971: A Little Red
Season 3, episode 11
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: James Komack

With Carol Lawrence (Irena Kosnova).
A Russian magazine editor in the U.S. to study publishing techniques is invited home to dinner by Tom.

December 8, 1971: A Brave At Natchanoony
Season 3, episode 12
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Bill Bixby

With R.J. O'Hara (Herman's Father), Brett Swanson (Herman), Vic Tayback (Bernie).
While Eddie is at camp, Norman becomes so worried over the youth's adventure that he convinces Tom something is wrong.

December 15, 1971: The Blarney Stone Girl
Season 3, episode 13
W: Joanna Lee   D: Harry Falk

With Sally Struthers (Katie O'Hara).
A commercial artist of Irish descent seems to have leprechauns against her which leads to disrupting Tom and Eddie's home life.

December 29, 1971: Prince Charming
Season 3, episode 14
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With Aldine King (Mrs. Pick), James Cole (Max), Mitchell Sakamoto (Frank), Heather Harrison (Sandra), Gabbie Grammer (Elsie), Linda Marie (Debbie), Joey Douglas (Paul), Geoffrey Thorpe (Harold).
Eddie takes the role of a prince in a school play to get out of homework, but when he learns that he has to kiss the princess it's panic time.

January 5, 1972: The Choice
Season 3, episode 15
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With Carmelita Mann (Mrs. Cherry), Trisha Noble (Dr. Liz Park).
When Eddie becomes sick and the new doctor turns out to be a striking blonde, Tom's pulse also quickens.

January 12, 1972: The Karate Story
Season 3, episode 16
W: Martin A. Ragaway   D: Bill Bixby

With Ed Parker (Himself), Bill Ryusaki (Karate Instructor), Mitchell Sakamoto (Frank), James Cole (Max), Joey Douglas (Jay), Willie Aames (Harold), Hal Baylor (Mr. O'Brien).
Tom and Eddie take up karate, and when the school bully hears of it he challenges Eddie.

January 19, 1972: Very Young Man With A Horn
Season 3, episode 17
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With Eve McVeagh (Mrs. Karn), Larry Delaney (Mr. Lindley), Alan Drake (Mr. Prescott), Alan Oppenheimer (Sy Freeman), Ivor Barry (Major Pritchett).
Eddie's saxophone playing prompts an apartment building protest.

January 26, 1972: The Investors
Season 3, episode 18
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Bill Bixby, Hal Cooper, James Komack

With Jarene Forsyth, Marta Salcido (Hostess), Hal Cooper (Gus).
Tom and Norman, on a tip from a head waiter, invest in an oil well.

February 2, 1972: It's All Write With Me
Season 3, episode 19
W: Alan J. Levitt   D: Gary Nelson

With Pat Harrington Jr. (Peter Stowe).
Tom feels his creative writing is causing him to neglect Eddie, but a renowned novelist encourages Tom to finish his book.

February 9, 1972: A Little Help From My Friend
Season 3, episode 20
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Hal Cooper

With Sammy Davis Jr.
Norman and an insurance agent friend who is obsessed on the subject of safety offer to take care of Eddie while Tom is away for the weekend. The first thing that happens to the trio is getting stuck in an elevator.

February 16, 1972: In The Eye Of The Beholder
Season 3, episode 21
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Bill Bixby

With Lou Cutell (Samson), William Lanteau (Vincent Pryor).
Tina buys Tom a $16 painting at a flea market and Norman thinks it might be worth thousands.

February 23, 1972: Time For A Change
Season 3, episode 22
W: Stan Cutler, Martin Donovan   D: Bill Bixby

With Barbara Cason (Irma Handily), Michael Link.
Tom decides Eddie needs more room so he plans to buy a "fixer-upper" house. But when they find a place they begin to wonder if Mrs. Livingston will come with them.

March 1, 1972: We Love Annie
Season 3, episode 23
W: James Komack   D: James Komack

With Jon Breakfield (Jeff), Yvonne Wilder (Kathy), Jerry Stiller (Mr. Landon), Anne Meara (Annie).
Tom subscribes to a phone answering service and the chief operator arrives to take care of Eddie when he catches cold.


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