Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Family Affair links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Family Affair Photo Gallery


Family Affair - Season One

Buy Family Affair - Season One on DVD
Family Affair - Season Two

Buy Family Affair - Season Two on DVD
Family Affair - Season Three

Buy Family Affair - Season Three on DVD
Family Affair - Season Four

Buy Family Affair - Season Four on DVD
Family Affair - Season Five

Buy Family Affair - Season Five on DVD
Family Affair - The Complete Series

Buy Family Affair - The Complete Series on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1960s Sitcoms > Family Affair
User Name
Password


Headlines / New on DVD/Blu-ray
SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines:

SitcomsOnline Digest: SNL Looking to 40th Anniversary; New Mill Creek DVD Releases
The CW Summer 2014 Schedule; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 21, 2014)
Episodic Review: Community - "Basic Sandwich" Airing Tonight on NBC; FX Orders 3rd Season of The Americans, Solid Start for Fargo
Moesha Returns Daily to BET; NBC Schedules Maya Rudolph Variety-Comedy Special
TV Land Picks Up Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster Sitcom; Episodic Review: New Girl - "Big News" Airing Tonight on Fox
Maude Mother's Day Marathon on Logo; WE tv 2014 Upfront
Week 29 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

New on DVD/Blu-ray (April)

The Class - The Complete Series Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season Anger Management - Volume Three The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fourth Season Petticoat Junction - The Official Third Season Newhart - The Complete Third Season

04/01 - The Class - The Complete Series
04/01 - The Cosby Show - Seasons 3 and 4 (Mill Creek)
04/01 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes
04/01 - I Dream of Jeannie - Seasons 1 and 2 (Mill Creek)
04/01 - Married with Children - Seasons 3 and 4 (Mill Creek)
04/01 - NewsRadio - Seasons 1 and 2 (Mill Creek)
04/08 - Holliston - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
04/08 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
04/15 - Anger Management - Volume Three (Blu-ray)
04/15 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fourth Season
04/15 - Petticoat Junction - The Official First and Second Seasons
04/15 - Petticoat Junction - The Official Third Season
04/22 - Newhart - The Complete Third Season
04/29 - Dynasty - The Eighth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest

Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-26-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
Brian Damage
Moderator
Forum Legend
I'm Rich Bitch
 
Brian Damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,197
Icon15 Anybody Else Find Mrs. Beasley Doll A Bit Creepy From 'Family Affair'?

I think so, anybody else think it?
Attached Images
 
__________________
The Key to the Kingdom of Heaven: John 3:3

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness...But I'd Rather Cry in My Private Jet
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 09:53 PM   #2
old grouch
Senior Member
Member
 
old grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 13, 2010
Location: montana
Posts: 1,848
Default

I thought it was a little creepy when Buffy would say things like 'Mrs. Beasley and I are upset' or 'Mrs. Beasley and I didn't sleep very good last night'. It was almost like Buffy had a multiple personality disorder and Mrs. Beasley was one of her alter egos.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
broadmoor
Forum Regular
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2010
Location: texas
Posts: 310
Default

The other day I ran across a "Mrs. Beasley" A-B-C coloring book in the garage, which belonged to my sister. Interestingly, it's dated 1972, a year after the series ended. Each page is devoted to a letter in the alphabet, and has a drawing of Mrs. Beasley to color. Some make sense, like Mrs. Beasley baking a cake, or making a quilt. But others are startlingly weird, like Mrs. Beasley riding atop an elephant, or sitting in a kangaroo's pouch!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 10:37 PM   #4
Jude The Obscure
Senior Member
Retired
 
Join Date: Dec 10, 2006
Posts: 7,395
Default

Nope, my grandmother bought one when I was a kid so I would see it all the time at her house.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 11:01 PM   #5
Marvo301
Forum Veteran
I got a rock.
 
Marvo301's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17, 2002
Location: The Great White North
Posts: 17,492
Cool

I never found Mrs. Beasley creepy.
__________________
Only a life lived for others is worth living. Alfred Einstein

A life isn't worth living unless it has impact on other lives. Jackie Robinson

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 11:17 PM   #6
retroTVfan4ever
Forum Regular
Member
 
retroTVfan4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 30, 2009
Posts: 983
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvo301
I never found Mrs. Beasley creepy.

I agree. The Mrs. Beasley doll may be a little unusual, but it is far from creepy. It is a cute doll in an odd sort of way.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 07:52 AM   #7
biffbronson
Senior Member
Member
 
biffbronson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 22, 2009
Location: US
Posts: 1,967
Default

That's weird -- you said the same thing as old grouch did, word for word!!
__________________
Lovely Rebecca Spera, now becoming a long-haired woman!

"For you are beautiful ~ And I have loved you dearly ~ More dearly than the spoken word can tell..."
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 10:30 AM   #8
Torgo
Senior Member
The master would not approve.
 
Torgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 06, 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,133
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by biffbronson
That's weird -- you said the same thing as old grouch did, word for word!!

They did the exact same thing in the Leave It To Beaver thread, copied what I said word for word.
__________________
"I'm going to go do something productive. I'm gonna go watch television." - Ray Peterson, The 'burbs

"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries." - Stephen King
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #9
Goldilocks
Forum Regular
Member
 
Goldilocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 08, 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 662
Cool

I'm glad I'm not the only one creeped out by this "doll".
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 01:26 PM   #10
catlover79
Moderator
Forum Legend
God Bless Val
 
catlover79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 29, 2006
Location: Bewitched in Ohio
Posts: 69,234
Default

I guess I never thought about it one way or the other!!
__________________
"Jesus loves you and He approves this message."

"I'm alive. I'm feeling good. I'm trying to live every moment as much as I can." - Valerie Harper, March 2013
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 02:18 PM   #11
biffbronson
Senior Member
Member
 
biffbronson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 22, 2009
Location: US
Posts: 1,967
Default

This type of thing was repeated in 1969 on the other Fedderson series, My Three Sons, where young Dodie is very attached to a hand puppet named Myrtle -- similar relationship as Buffy with Mrs. Beasley.

In each instance, I suppose it was a way to give a very young character a means of expressing emotions or relating fears. It gave the sitcom writer a tool as far as handling a very young child. Of course Jody didn't have that going for him, but he was coming on strong anyway -- you might say he was a young stud-in-waiting!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 01:38 AM   #12
70s show watcher
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2008
Location: between point place and studio 8 h
Posts: 3,430
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvo301
I never found Mrs. Beasley creepy.
me ether
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 05:55 PM   #13
The Flying Dutchmans
Senior Member
Member
 
The Flying Dutchmans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 30, 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 1,013
Default

To me Mrs. Beasley looked more like a school teacher. It never crossed my mind that she was creepy. Atleast not any more so than Kitty Kariall on the Brady Bunch.
__________________
A strange red light as of a phantom ship all aglow, in the midst of which light the mast, spars and sails of a brig 200 yards distant stood out in strong relief."
The Flying Dutchman
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 10:51 AM   #14
shotzette
Forum Regular
De Facto Queen of Everything
 
shotzette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 30, 2004
Location: DC Metropolitan area
Posts: 854
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Damage
I think so, anybody else think it?

Creepiest. Doll. Ever.

It was creepy enough to warrant a Twilight Zone crossover episode.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 12:33 PM   #15
Torgo
Senior Member
The master would not approve.
 
Torgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 06, 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,133
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shotzette
Creepiest. Doll. Ever.

It was creepy enough to warrant a Twilight Zone crossover episode.

Talking Tina! One of my favorite Twilight Zone eps. Though it premiered a few years before Family Affair was even on the air.
Attached Images
 
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:24 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.