My Three Sons

Barbara Lost

Season 12, Ep 23, Aired 4/6/72
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  • Episode Description
  • Chip decides to quit his Chemical Engineering studies in favour of a rock music career when he meets up with a former friend, John Simpson, who is now a big star. When Barbara visits John in the studio she is baffled by all the switches on the recording console, and realises that professional musicians know what they're doing, so how will Chip handle it?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Barry Livingston

    Ernie Thompson Douglas (1963-72)

  • Beverly Garland

    Barbara Harper Douglas (1969-72)

  • William Demarest

    Uncle Charley O'Casey (1965-72)

  • Dawn Lyn

    Dodie Harper Douglas (1969-72)

  • Ronne Troup

    Polly Williams Douglas (1970-72)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (5)

    • This particular script's original registration lodgement date with the Writer's Guild of America was July 22, 1971, which is listed on the cover of the shooting copy preserved in the Don Fedderson Productions archive at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

    • Writer Douglas Tibbles (who is of course the son of head writer George Tibbles) ends his tenure on the show with his 34th teleplay. He wrote 29 solo, and contributed to 5 others as a regular member of the show's writing staff. Even with writing credits after the show finished, an 8 month long writer's strike in 1973 soured him on the entertainment industry and he left the profession completely around 1980. George actually collaborated again as writers with his son and his son's wife, when they all worked on NBC's shortlived "Hello, Larry" series (1979-80) starring the late McLean Stevenson. These days Doug and his wife Barbara Keith and son John, are the voices and musicians behind the group "The Stone Coyotes". Now in his 60s, Doug apparently plays Drums!

    • The penultimate episode of the series focuses on original youngest son Chip. Both Stanley Livingston and Fred MacMurray are the only two cast members to appear in all twelve years of the show, albeit in this season Stanley is featured alot less than in previous seasons overall.No matter what else he accomplishes in life, Stanley Livingston knows the world may always know him best as his TV alter ego. "The name Chip Douglas is probably going to be engraved on my tombstone. That's neither good nor bad; it's just a fact of life". Besides, there are worse fates than forever being linked to a '60s sitcom. "Many people now think of it as classic television," Livingston says. "People still watch it and enjoy it."

    • Trivia: John Simpson's name back in Bryant Park was Brian Lipsker.

    • For those who don't know (how could you?) Mickey Dolenz is a former member of the rock group "The Monkees" and also appeared on the series of the same name in 1966-68.

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