My Three Sons

The Littlest Rebel

Season 10, Ep 5, Aired 11/1/69
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  • Episode Description
  • With the ring finally on her finger, Steve and Barbara's engagement is exciting for everyone except Barbara's five year old daughter who isn't sure she wants to share her mother. Meanwhile, Barbara employs her considerable store of diplomacy in an effort to gain acceptance by Steve's family.

  • 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)

  • Fred MacMurray

    Steve Douglas (1960-72)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • Beverly Garland said on a recent A&E Biography that she was nervous in the beginning, because the cast had all been working together for a long time and she was afraid they would resent her, but she was glad that everyone instantly liked her and they all became close.

    • Noted elsewhere in this guide, scenes from many episodes were shot out of order to accomodate Fred MacMurray whose generous contract with the show's producers stipulated that he only worked three months out of each season on the show, while the remaining co-stars filmed constantly. Sharp-eyed viewers will note that Dawn Lyn as Dodie, appears to be seen in many scenes missing her top front teeth, and yet in others her teeth have grown in as various segments with her were filmed over the course of the show's rigorous shooting schedule. It is here that viewers began noticing this discrepancy and soon the well kept secret of MacMurray's unique shooting plans were first publicised. One thing that continually irked Dawn Lyn in playing the role of Dodie, was just how outrageously short the dresses were that she was given to wear on the series. Why does it seem that all little girls on TV during this time period wore dresses so short that it raised up over their underwear if they reached their arms up above their heads? Dawn says that "Even at that young age, I was extremely embarrassed to be wearing dresses that short. I had no choice. The producers were trying to make me look younger than I was".

    • The photograph of Barbara's late husband Larry Harper, as shown to Steve by Dodie, is actually a publicity shot of the show's staff Director, Fred De Cordova (1910-2001). The first draft of the script for this episode is dated April 23, 1969 and is the version that is archived in the Don Fedderson Productions collection at U.C.L.A.

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