The Courtship of Eddie's Father: Episode Guide


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Compiled by Todd Fuller.
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Aired on ABC from 1969 to 1972.

Total number of episodes: 73

Episodes are listed in the original broadcast order


Season 1 (1969-1970 / 26 episodes)


1. Mrs. Livingston, I Presume (pilot episode) (original airdate: 09/17/69)

Eddie tries to get his dad to marry an aspiring actress.

Teleplay by James Komack and Richard M. Powell
Directed by Alan Rafkin

Co-star: James Komack as Norman Tinker
Guest stars: Victoria Vetri as Dolly, Karen Wolfe as Etta, Ann Marie as Hildy, and Lynn Fields as Heidi

Notes: Victoria Vetri (also known as Angela Dorian) was the 1968 Playboy Playmate of the Year.

Etta is Tom's secretary, she appeared in one other episode.

Alan Rafkin directed the pilot episode of The Courtship of Eddie's Father, he was paid $13,000. ABC bought the pilot immediately.

The pilot episode was filmed in 1968, perhaps a year before the second one accounting for how much younger Brandon Cruz looked in the pilot.


2. Teacher's Pet (09/24/69)

Eddie gets burned by his dad's romance with his teacher.

Written by Carl Kleinschmitt
Directed by James Komack

Guest star: Ann Prentiss as Kerry Allen
Featuring: Richard Steele, Mitchell Sakamoto and James Cole (Eddie's Friends)

Note: This episode was probably shown out of sequence, because in episode #16 Eddie is not even in school yet.


3. And Eddie Makes Three (10/01/69)

Tom's new girlfriend wonders if she can be a good mother to Eddie.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-star: Kristina Holland as Tina
Guest star: Diana Muldaur as Lynn Bardman

Note: This is Kristina Holland's first episode as Tina, Tom's secretary.


4. The Littlest Kidnapper (10/08/69)

Eddie finds a Japanese son for Mrs. Livingston.

Written by Carl Kleinschmitt
Directed by James Komack

Guest stars: Bill Dana as Policeman, Pat Morita as Duke, Miko Mayama as Kendis, and Mitchell Sakamoto as Frank


5. The Computer (10/15/69)

Tom tries computer dating.

Teleplay by Rick Mittleman and Ken Pettus
Story by Rick Mittleman
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson

Co-stars: Kristina Holland as Tina and James Komack as Norman
Guest star: Sabrina Scharf as Diane


6. Pain (10/22/69)

It is Eddie's first day at school and he doesn't want to go.

Teleplay by James Komack
Story by Lila Garrett & Bernie Kahn and James Komack
Directed by Jeffrey Hayden

Co-stars: James Komack as Norman and Kristina Holland as Tina
Guest cameo: Ron Ely
Guest stars: Ann Marie as The Model and Sally Ann Richards as The Teacher


7. Guess Who's Coming for Lunch (10/29/69)

A blind date for Tom teaches him a lesson in human relations.

Written by James Komack
Directed by Ralph Senensky

Co-stars: James Komack as Norman and Kristina Holland as Tina
Guest stars: Cicely Tyson as Betty and James Cole as Max


8. Bully for You (11/05/69)

Eddie is having trouble with a bully.

Written by Joanna Lee
Directed by Ralph Senensky

Co-star: Kristina Holland as Tina
Guest stars: Jodie Foster as Joey, Arlen Stuart as Nurse, and David Ketchum as Mr. Kelly

Notes: Music score composed and conducted by Mandell Lowe

This is the first episode featuring Jodie Foster as Joey and David Ketchum as her father.


9. Gentleman Friend (11/12/69)

Eddie and Tom try to find out who is the new man in Mrs. Livingston's life.

Teleplay by Irving Pearlberg and Peggy Chantler Dick
Story by James Komack and Irving Pearlberg
Directed by Ralph Senensky

Co-star: Kristina Holland as Tina
Guest stars: George Takei as Mr. Sato and Claudia Bryar as Mrs. Thaler

Note: Music score composed and conducted by Mandell Lowe


10. Any Friend of Dad's (11/19/69)

Tom teaches Eddie about the responsibilities of friendship.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Guest stars: Warren Berlinger as Harvey, Linda Meiklejohn as Jeri, and Jean Marie as Doreen

Note: music score composed and conducted by George Tipton


11. An F for Mrs. Livingston (11/26/69)

Mrs. Livingston failed her English test, causing Eddie to think she will commit hara kiri to save face.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Ralph Senensky

Co-stars: Kristina Holland as Tina and James Komack as Norman
Guest stars: Bruce Kirby as Harry and Lolo Cannon as Paul

Note: music score composed and conducted by George Tipton


12. Member of the Wedding (12/03/69)

Tina proposes to Norman.

Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: Kristina Holland as Tina and James Komack as Norman


13. A Night Out for the Boys (12/10/69)

An overnight camping trip leads to a Corbett-Lockwood quarrel.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Guest stars: Jonathan Daly as Bob and Teddy Quinn as Danny

Notes: Miyoshi Umeki does not appear in this episode (atleast not in the syndicated copy of this episode that I viewed).

This is the first of two appearances of Jonathan Daly and Teddy Quinn as Bob and Danny Lockwood (see episode #28)


14. Mother of the Year (12/17/69)

Tom tried to take Eddie's mother's place at a school party.

Written by James Komack
Directed by Hal Cooper

Guest stars: Pamela Peadon as Camylle Lister, Tani Phelps as Mrs. Harris, Gwynne Gilford as Mrs. Baldoassare, and Diana Hale as Mrs. Basiman
Featuring: James Cole as Max, Mitchell Sakamoto as Frank, and Bret Swanson as Dick


15. Who Pulled the Blues Right Out of the Horn (12/24/69)

Eddie's flamboyant Aunt Kate comes for a visit.

Written by Ken Pettus
Directed by James Komack

Co-stars: Kristina Holland as Tina and James Komack as Norman
Guest stars: Francine York as Kate and Karen Wolfe as Etta

Note: Tom's wife was named Helen; the name of the lullaby that Aunt Kate sings is "Little Cowboy" - sung by Harry Nilsson (written by Harry Nilsson's mother). This music was also used as background music for some scenes in other episodes.


16. The Library Card (12/31/69)

Eddie loses the very first library book he takes out.

Written by Pauline Stone & Michael Cosgrove
Directed by Ralph Senensky

Co-star: Kristina Holland as Tina
Guest stars: Lisa True Gerritsen as Alice and Thomas J. Hawkins as Policeman

Notes: One of the few clues of where the show was supposed to take place is revealed in this episode - Eddie goes to the Culver City (California) police department; music score composed by Nilsson and by George Tipton.


17. How Do You Know If It's Really Love? (01/07/70)

Eddie is suffering from a case of puppy love.

Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by James Komack

Guest stars: Gabbie Grammer as Elsie, Richard Steele as Dick, Lori Specter as Margaret, Mitchell Sakamoto as Frank, Erin Moran as Emily Ruth Gustafson, Larry Renda as Richard Katkov, and James Cole as Max


18. The Road to You Know Where Is Paved with You Know What (01/14/70)

A retired school teacher unknowingly alienates Eddie from his father.

Written by Blanche Hanalis
Directed by Ralph Senensky

Guest star: Ruth McDevitt as Miss Bristol

Note: Eddie was named after his mom's father; Tom and Eddie live in Apartment C.


19. They're Either Too Young or Too Old (01/21/70)

Eddie has a crush on his babysitter, who has a crush on Tom.

Written by Bob Rodgers
Directed by Ralph Senensky

Guest star: Sherry Lynn Diamant as Glori

Note: Glori is 15 years old and Eddie is 7 years old in this episode.


20. The Mod Couple (01/28/70)

Mrs. Livingston departs, leaving Eddie and Tom alone.

Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Ralph Senensky

Co-star: James Komack as Norman

Note: Mrs. Livingston sings Eddie a Japanese lullaby and has a sister in Japan.


21. Guardian for Eddie (02/04/70)

Tom tries to find a future guardian for Eddie.

Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Gary Nelson

Guest star: Martha Scott as Grandmother


22. The Promise (02/11/70)

Tom tries to prevent Mrs. Livingston from being deported.

Written by Bob Rodgers, Peggy Chantler Dick, and James Komack
Directed by Ralph Senensky

Co-star: Kristina Holland as Tina
Guest star: Meg Wyllie as Miss Harriet Ritter

Note: Mrs. Livingston is a college graduate.


23. A Five-Pound Monkey on His Stomach (02/18/70)

Norman has to lose five pounds in two days.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-star: James Komack as Norman


24. Free Is a Four Letter Word (02/25/70)

Tom has been ordered by his boss to fire his best friend.

Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: Kristina Holland as Tina and James Komack as Norman
Guest star: Tippi Hedren as Cissy Drummond-Randolph

Note: Miyoshi Umeki does not appear in this episode (atleast not in the syndicated copy of this episode that I viewed); this is Tippi Hedren's first of two appearances (see episode #40).


25. Don't Look Now, But Your Scorpio's Rising (03/04/70)

Tom's nutty secretary has become interested in astrology and quits her job.

Written by Joanna Lee
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: Kristina Holland as Tina and James Komack as Norman
Guest star: Yvonne Craig as Miss Atwater

Note: Tom and Eddie were both born in early February.


26. Money Is a Five Letter Word (03/11/70)

Eddie finds ten thousand dollars.

Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: Kristina Holland as Tina and James Komack as Norman


Season 2 (1970-1971 / 24 episodes)


27. The Unbirthday Present (09/23/70)

A spoof about the problems of making home movies.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina

Note: Additional vocals written and sung by Gerry Robinson


28. A Loaf of Bread, a Bar of Soap and a Jar of Peanut Butter (09/30/70)

A story about a little girl whose widowed father is about to remarry.

Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Hal Cooper

Guest stars: Dave Ketchum was Joe Kelly and Jodie Foster was Joey Kelly

Note: Additional Vocals Written and Sung by Gerry Robinson


29. The Important Word Is And... (10/07/70)

Tom learns a lesson in what not to do when Eddie joins a boys' club.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Bob Sweeney

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Jonathan Daly was Dr. Lockwood and Teddy Quinn was Danny Lockwood

Note: Miyoshi Umeki does not appear in this episode (atleast not in the syndicated copy of this episode that I viewed); this was Jonathan Daly's and Teddy Quinn's second appearance as Dr. Lockwood and Danny Lockwood


30. I Thought, You Thought (10/14/70)

Tom thinks Mrs. Livingston loves him.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker

Note: Additional Vocals Written and Sung by Gerry Robinson


31. The Business Trip (10/21/70)

Tom has to tell Eddie that he has to work on the night of the school play.

Written by Bob Rodgers
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina

Note: Additional Vocals Written and Sung by Gerry Robinson


32. Eddie's Will (10/28/70)

A lesson for Eddie about the pain of growing up.

Teleplay by Peggy Chantler Dick
Story by Jay Simms and Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Luther James

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker

Notes: Mrs. Livingston lost her husband and son in a car accident; Eddie's middle name is Thomas. Tom's middle name is Bailey (which was Bill Bixby's real middle name).


33. Hello, Mrs. Bessinger, Goodbye (11/04/70)

A free-spirited girl enters Tom's life.

Written by Joanna Lee
Directed by Bob Sweeney

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Suzanne Pleshette was Valerie Bessinger, Patrick O'Moore was Senator Goldrich and Natalie Masters was Mrs. Goldrich


34. Love Is for Sharing (11/11/70)

An Indian orphan teaches Eddie and Tom about sharing.

Written by Shirley Gordon
Directed by Sid McCoy

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker
Guest star: Lee Joseph was Bobby Brownbear

Note: Additional Vocals Written and Sung by Gerry Robinson


35. Who Wants to Sail Down the Amazon, Anyway? (11/18/70)

Eddie's grandfather visits.

Written by Peggy Chantler Dick and Joanna Lee
Directed by Don Weis

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker
Guest star: Will Geer was Harry Madison

Note: Tom's father is 78 years old, his last name is Madison, and he lives in Salt Lake City.


36. When the Shoe Is on the Other Foot, It Doesn't Fit (11/25/70)

A liberated woman has Tom delighted but not in love.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Don Weis

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest star: Lori Saunders was Cynthia


37. The Secret Box (12/02/70)

Eddie begins to think that he was adopted.

Written by Shirley Gordon
Directed by Jerry Bernstein

Guest star: Gabie Grammer was Elsie-Down-The-Hall


38. Fear Is for Understanding (12/16/70)

Tom tries to exorcise a ghost.

Written by Shirley Gordon
Directed by Randall Hood

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina


39. Gifts Are for Giving (12/23/70)

A story about Norman's highly treasured gift.

Written by Shirley Gordon
Directed by Bill Bixby

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker
Guest stars: Dave Ketchum was Joe Kelly and Jodie Foster was Joey Kelly


40. A Little Get Together for Cissy (01/06/71)

Tom's sophisticated boss Cissy falls for him.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Harry Falk

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Tippi Hedren was Cissy Drummond-Randolph, John Fiedler was "The Mild Man", and Ivor Barry was "The Englishman".

Note: This was Tippi Hedren's 2nd episode as Cissy Drummond-Randolph.


41. The Ghetto Girl (01/13/71)

Tom tries to help a girl from the ghetto with a chip on her shoulder.

Written by Alan J. Leavitt
Directed by Gary Nelson

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest star: Amanda Lynne was "Gus"

Note: Miyoshi Umeki does not appear in this episode (atleast not in the syndicated copy of this episode that I viewed).


42. The Hospital (01/20/71)

Eddie gets scared when Tom goes to the hospital for a routine physical.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Andrew Prine was Dr. Gould, Barbara Clarke Chisholm was Female Technician, and Catherine Ferrar was Miss Fern


43. The Rift (01/27/71)

Tom refuses to buy a horse for Eddie.

Written by Peggy Chantler Dick
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina


44. The Encounter Group (02/03/71)

Tina expresses her feelings about Tom and Norman in a group encounter meeting.

Written by Joanna Lee
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Pat Delany was Harriet, Rosemary Edelman was Carol, Lew Horn was Bob, and Ed Hall was Ted


45. Eddie Meets an Astronaut or Dear Mr. Cooper (02/10/71)

Eddie meets Apollo 13 astronaut L. Gordon Cooper in a story about privacy.

Written by Shirley Gordon and Mark Saha
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Colonel Leroy Gordon Cooper and Bill Fiore was Mr. Weston

Note: Colonel Leroy Gordon Cooper was a real life astronaut.


46. The Lonely Weekend (02/17/71)

While Eddie's away, Tom plans to spend the weekend with his girlfriend.

Written by Stan Cutler and Martin Donovan
Directed by Harry Falk

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Brenda Benet was Brenda, Jodie Foster was Joey Kelly, Claire Brennen was Sherry Barnes, and Skip Burton was Brian Frisbee

Note: Brenda Benet was Bill Bixby's first wife (see the where are they now? section for additional details)


47. The Magic Mrs. Rickles (03/03/71)

Tina's mother's belief in magic leaves an impression on Eddie.

Written by Joanna Lee
Directed by Harry Falk

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Lisa Kirk was Mrs. Rickles, Jodie Foster was Joey Kelly, and Chris Woodley was Miss Huffman


48. To Catch a Thief (03/10/71)

Eddie joins a gang which demands that its members practice shoplifting.

Written by Susan Harris
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker
Guest stars: Vincent van Patten was Mark and Willie Aames was Scott


49. Everybody Needs a Brother (03/17/71)

Eddie wants a brother and will do anything to see that he gets one.

Written by Blanche Harris
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker, Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Brandon Williams was Steve Riley, Jeff Williams was Mike Riley, Marc Anthony van der Nagel was Jerry Riley, and Tiger Williams was Lester Riley

Note: Tom is 35 years old in this episode.


50. Discipline is a Four Letter Word Spelled Love (03/24/71)

Tom worries if he is being too permissive with Eddie.

Written by Blanche Hanalis
Directed by Terry Becker


Season 3 (1971-1972 / 23 episodes)


51. My Son, the Artist (09/15/71)

Nude models are the subject in this story about the trials of parenthood.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Don Weis

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Angus Duncan was Mr. Buckner and Patti Cohoon was Gretchen


52. The Candidate (09/22/71)

Tom might be the next member of the school board.

Written by Alan J. Levitt
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Kirk Mee was Mr. Taggert, Virginia Hawkins was Mrs. Kensington, and Allen Joseph was Mr. Wertz


53. Getting Back on the Horse (09/29/71)

Eddie learns to cope with fear.

Written by Bob Rodgers
Directed by Harry Falk

Co-star: Kristaina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Richard X. Slatery and Robbie MacDonald


54. Tell It Like I'm Telling You It Is (10/06/71)

A small accident causes big legal problems.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Lou Jacobi was Mr. Hausman, Alan Oppenheimer was Sy Freeman, and Frank Corsentino was Marvin Flair

Note: Eddie is 9 years old in this episode.


55. A Very Different Drummer (10/13/71)

Tom and Eddie try to convince Norman it is okay to be a kook.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Harry Falk

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker, Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest star: Ned York was Alex

Note: Miyoshi Umeki does not appear in this episode (atleast not in the syndicated episode I watched).


56. The Bicycle Theft (10/20/71)

A lesson in responsibility for Eddie gets out of hand.

Written by Martin A. Ragaway
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest star: Bruce Kirby was Officer Gifford


57. Two's Company (10/27/71)

A divorced couple makes Tom's life miserable.

Written by Shirley Gordon
Directed by Bill Bixby

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Ronny Graham was Buzz and Madlyn Rhue was Dolores


58. Happy Birthday to You (11/03/71)

Norman doesn't want the surprise birthday party Tom and Eddie are planning for him.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Bill Bixby

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker, Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest star: Ned York was Alex


59. Or Else (11/10/71)

Tina asks Tom for a raise.

Written by Stan Cutler and Martin Donovan
Directed by Herbert F. Solow

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina


60. Thy Neighbor Loves Thee (11/17/71)

Tom's new neighbors are driving him crazy with kindness.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Harry Falk

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Jerry Stiller was Paul, Anne Meara was Bunny, and Allan Drake was Prescott

Notes: This is Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara's first appearance of two. They also appeared in episode #73 as different characters. They are married in real life.


61. A Little Red (12/01/71)

A Soviet editor encounters a conflict of values.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by James Komack

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest star: Carol Lawrence was Irena Kosnova


62. A Brave at Natchanoomi (12/08/71)

Eddie's first camping trip is a trauma to mother hen Norman.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Bill Bixby

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker
Guest stars: Vic Tayback was Bernie, Brett Swanson was Herman, and R.J. O'Hara was Herman's father


63. The Blarney Stone Girl (12/15/71)

Tom meets a charming klutz with an inferiority complex.

Written by Joanna Lee
Directed by Harry Falk

Guest star: Sally Struthers was Katie O'Hara


64. Prince Charming (12/29/71)

Eddie's part in the school play requires him to kiss a girl on the lips, which he finds he can't do.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Geoffrey Thorpe was Harold, Joey Douglas was Paul, Linda Marie was Debbie, Gabbie Grammer was Elsie, Heather Harrison was Sandra, James Cole was Max, Mitchell Sakamoto was Frank, and Aldine King was Mrs. Pick


65. The Choice (01/05/72)

Tom's romance with a lady doctor depends on her choice to either get married or continue her studies abroad.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Trisha Noble was Dr. Liz Park, and Carmelita Mann was Mrs. Cherry


66. The Karate Story (01/12/72)

Eddie takes karate lessons so he can defeat the school bully.

Written by Martin A. Ragaway
Directed by Bill Bixby

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Hal Baylor was Mr. O'Brien, Willie Aames was Harold, Joey Douglas was Jay, James Cole was Max, Mitchell Sakamoto was Frank, Bill Ryusaki was Karate Instructor, and Ed Parker was Himself


67. Very Young Man with a Horn (01/19/72)

Eddie's saxophone playing is disturbing the bagpiper upstairs.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: Ivor Barry was Major Pritchett, Alan Oppenheinmer was Sy Freeman, Alan Drake was Mr. Prescott, Laurence Delaney was Mr. Lindley, and Eve McVeagh was Mrs. Karn


68. The Investors (01/26/72)

Tom and Norman invest in an oil well.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper, James Komack, and Bill Bixby

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker
Guest stars: Hal Cooper was Gus, Marta Salcido was Hostess, and Jarene Forsyth was Herself

Note: Miyoshi Umeki does not appear in this episode (atleast not in the syndicated episode that I viewed); in this episode, Bill and Jimmy Komack share directing credits with series director Hal Cooper, who appears as Gus the waiter - all 3 names are cleverly featured in the credits..watch them carefully. For the only time the writers credits appear with the opening credits, then later comes the 3 directors. Based on who is in each scene of the show you can speculate on who directed each scene.


69. It's All Write with Me (02/02/72)

Tom feels his creative writing is causing him to neglect Eddie.

Written by Alan J. Levitt
Directed by Gary Nelson

Co-star: Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest star: Pat Harrington, Jr. was Peter Stowe


70. A Little Help from My Friend (02/09/72)

An insurance man proves to be a disastrous house guest.

Written by Stan Cutler and Martin Donovan
Directed by Hal Cooper

Co-star: James Komack was Norman Tinker
Guest star: Sammy Davis, Jr.


71. In the Eye of the Beholder (02/16/72)

A sixteen dollar gift of friendship becomes a $5,000 headache.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Bill Bixby

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest stars: William Lanteau was Vincent Pryor, Lou Cutell was Samson
Featured: Willie Aames was Harold, James Cole was Ralphie, Mitchell Sakamoto was Frank, and Sue Taylor was Miss Silo


72. Time for a Change (02/23/72)

Tom considers buying a charming but rundown house.

Written by Stan Cutler & Martin Donovan
Directed by Bill Bixby

Co-stars: James Komack was Norman Tinker and Kristina Holland was Tina
Guest star: Barbara Cason was Irma Handily
Featured: Willie Aames was Harold, Michael Morgan was Steve, and Michael Link was Bruce


73. We Love Annie (03/01/72)

A story about an answering service with Jerry as Anne's boss.

Written by James Komack
Directed by James Komack

Guest stars: Anne Meara was Annie, Jerry Stiller was Mr. Landon, Yvonne Wilder was Kathy, and Jon Breakfield was Jeff


Also see The Courtship of Eddie's Father Episode Guide at TV.com


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