Family Affair

CBS (ended 1971)



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Episode Guide

    • A House in the Country
      A House in the Country
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Bill wants to move to a house in the suburbs, but the kids persuade him to stay where he is.
    • Marooned
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Mr. French and the twins are snowbound in Vermont.
    • The Unsinkable Mr. French
      The Unsinkable Mr. French
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      Events conspire to make French lose his cool.
    • By a Whisker
      By a Whisker
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Jody must clip French's whiskers to get into a club.
    • Say Uncle
      Say Uncle
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Bill refuses to fight Jody's classmate's father.
    • First Love
      First Love
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Bill and Buffy both fall in love with people they cannot have.
    • A Man's Place
      A Man's Place
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      A new romance that Mr. French has puts him in the position to make him think that his current life as a butler is not good enough for his date.
    • The Other Cheek
      The Other Cheek
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      A girl picks on Jody, who doesn't dare hit her back.
    • Speak for Yourself, Mr. French
      Speak for Yourself, Mr. French
      Season 3 - Episode 24

      Mr. French falls for a younger woman, and she seems to have similar feelings for him. Then it turns out she's only using French to get to Bill.

    • Take Me Out of the Ball Game
      Take Me Out of the Ball Game
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Jody tries his hardest to be on a local stickball team, only to be beaten out by Buffy, who happens to be a great player as well.
    • Nobody Here But Us Uncles
      Nobody Here But Us Uncles
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      Afraid that their Uncle Bill will be alone when they grow up, the twins try to pair him with their teacher, Miss Barry.
    • A Nanny for All Seasons
      A Nanny for All Seasons
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Mr. French feels being a nanny is cramping his style as a Gentleman's Gentleman, until a talk with Miss Faversham reassures him of his importance.
    • Mr. French's Holiday
      Mr. French's Holiday
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      Mr. French has a nice vacation planned for himself, but the kids come along and makes his vacation more enjoyable, whether he likes it or not.
    • Go Home, Mr. French
      Go Home, Mr. French
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Mr. French's romance with an old flame puts his job in jeopardy when he thinks about working with his old love in another house.
    • The Matter of Dignity
      The Matter of Dignity
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      Poison-pen letters implicate Mr. French in a scandal.
    • Uncle Prince Charming
      Uncle Prince Charming
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Cissy's friend falls for Uncle Bill.
    • The Candy Striper
      The Candy Striper
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Cissy becomes a candy-striper, but feels emotionally insecure when she unknowingly breaks one of the supervisor's rules when she gives a patient some water. She is doomed to quit but Bill tells her to face up to her mistake and keep her job. It might be all and well for Cissy, but it doesn't work for Buffy when she wants to be a Brownie, but finds out she is not the right age.moreless
    • No Uncle is an Island
      No Uncle is an Island
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      After Bill returns from a vacation, the kids decide to let him just kick back and relax, but constant interruptions make that totally impossible.
    • The Boys Against the Girls
      The Boys Against the Girls
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      Jody is a victim of peer pressure when he is forced to choose between a stickball team and taking up for Buffy, who the team ridicules.
    • The Latch Key Kid
      The Latch Key Kid
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Buffy meets a girl named Lana who lives along while her mother goes out all the time. Buffy considers being just like Lana, until she comes over and confesses that Buffy has a good life.
    • The Jody Affair
      The Jody Affair
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      While Jody is playing with his friends at school, a window gets broken and Jody is blamed for it. When Jody is suspended, Bill considers taking him to a private school. He reconsiders when one of Jody's friends confesses to breaking the window.
    • The Day Nothing Happened
      The Day Nothing Happened
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      A Blizzard can be anyone's worst enemy. This lesson is true when everything goes awry for the David family in Long Island: French is stranded in the blizzard, kids Building snowmen inside, ruined potential dates, Oy Vey!
    • Member of the Family
      Member of the Family
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      Mr. French thinks he is left out of Cissy's drawings for school.
    • Fat, Fat, The Water Rat
      Fat, Fat, The Water Rat
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Buffy makes friends with a bunch of kids, unbeknownst to her that they hate fancy kids. Mr. French catcher her and forbids her to play with them again. Uncle Bill however supports Buffy's choice and lets her play with her new friends.
    • The Substitute Teacher
      The Substitute Teacher
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Jody is attracted to a new substitute teacher, but is sad when she leaves. Uncle Bill meets Jody's secret crush and finds out that she looks somewhat like the children's mother.
    • The Language of Love
      The Language of Love
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      Bill asks a doctor to help Buffy's pal who is disabled.
    • Heroes Are Born
      Heroes Are Born
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      Jody makes friends with a boy in the park whose uncle is Ken Granger, a football superstar. Jody starts worshipping the ground that Granger walks on until he finds out that Granger is suspended from the team for betting on his own games. Jody is disappointed, but Uncle Bill tells him that people don't act the way we want them to act.moreless
    • A Matter for Experts
      A Matter for Experts
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Buffy and Jody have been spending a lot a time with each other at school, and it is a major concern for the vice principal and a child psychologist who states that Buffy and Jody need to make friends and join in with other children.
    • The Joiners
      The Joiners
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      Bill secretly helps Buffy join a clique she wants to be part of but quickly finds good intentions backfire on him.
    • The Stowaway
      The Stowaway
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Buffy and Jody discover a runaway orphan and decides to keep him without Mr. French knowing about it.
    • A Family Group
      A Family Group
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Cissy brings home a friend named Dana who brags to everyone that her family life is absolutely fabulous, until Bill finds out that her parents are divorced and are looking for her.
    • The Family Outing
      The Family Outing
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      Camping is not such a hot idea for Mr. French, Buffy and Cissy, which spoils the boys' fun.
    • The Inheritance
      The Inheritance
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      The twins get a small inheritance.
    • Christmas Came a Little Early
      Christmas Came a Little Early
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Buffy throws an early Christmas party for a sick little girl who might not live to see it.
    • A Matter of Tonsils
      A Matter of Tonsils
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      Poor Buffy and Jody have to have their tonsils out.
    • The Birthday Boy
      The Birthday Boy
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      The twins plan a surprise birthday party for Mr. French.
    • A Matter of Privacy
      A Matter of Privacy
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      The twins learn how to eavesdrop with a tape recorder.
    • Family Reunion
      Family Reunion
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Bill and Mr. French visit the kids' old home in Terre Haute where they are faced with a painful decision: Stay with their aunt who makes up stuff about how they are a burden to Bill or go back to New York.
    • You Like Buffy Better
      You Like Buffy Better
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Cissy thinks that Buffy is being shafted by Bill because he favors Jody. Bill then decides to spend all of his time with Buffy, but then, this starts to be a problem for Cissy and Jody.
    • Buffy
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      The excellent family series begins when Bill Davis, a fantastic construction engineer, unexpectedly adopts Buffy, who along with Jody and Cissy, have lost their parents in an accident. Buffy comes first and at first, Bill doesn't think that he can take of her and wants to send her back to Terre Haute. Buffy gets the feeling that Bill doesn't like her and runs off to hide in the basement. Bill tells her that he loves her and wants her to stay. In the end, when Bill gets ready to leave for a trip, Jody and Cissy come to be with Buffy.moreless
    • Stamp of Approval
      Stamp of Approval
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Jody falls for a girl named Geraldine only because he wants her stamp. Bill falls for a woman to get a job with her foundation. Jody then talks about stamp collecting and Geraldine becomes friends with him and gives him the stamp that he was after. Jody then gives the stamp back to her because he's more interested in her. The woman doesn't give Bill a job, but they become friends.moreless
    • Once in Love With Buffy
      Once in Love With Buffy
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      Aunt Fran's back and she wants the kids to come back with her. She believes that Bill will not be a suitable person for the kids. Of course, Fran thinks that this fact is confirmed when Buffy thinks that Bill doesn't want them there. When the family gets ready to leave, Buffy sees the light and changes her mind.moreless
    • Family Plan
      Family Plan
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Bill is laid up with a broken leg from a ski accident. The kids and his girlfriend both give him some horrendous care.
    • Mrs. Beasley, Where are You?
      Mrs. Beasley, Where are You?
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Buffy's doll, Mrs. Beasley, gets knocked out of the apartment window by accident and Buffy goes up at arms about the whole thing. She fnds out that a little girl owns a doll that looks just like her lost Mrs. Beasley, and realizes that it is not her doll. Suddenly, the real Mrs. Beasley doll is found in a trash bin.moreless
    • Birds, Bees and Buffy
      Birds, Bees and Buffy
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Buffy and Jody wants to know where babies come from, and a whole bunch of stories confuses not only them, but parents as well. Cissy then tells them the right procedure of how babies are made.
    • A Diller, A Dollar
      A Diller, A Dollar
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Buffy has a chance to skip a grade, but she is failing. Bill thinks that she is failing to stay with Jody, but Buffy is actually in love with a boy in her grade.
    • The Thursday Man
      The Thursday Man
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Cissy learns a lesson in snooping when she is to do a paper on Mr. French and finds a shocking secret about him.
    • The Girl Graduate
      The Girl Graduate
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Graduate Cissy plans to stay out all night.
    • Family Portrait
      Family Portrait
      Season 2 - Episode 30

      Bill regrets having missed out on some special moments at home while he's away on the job, so he decides to spend more time back home doing things with the kids and let his associates handle the big overseas jobs. This leaves Mr. French, who has come to appreciate doing things with the children, feeling left out, and Bill feeling like he's neglecting his job.

    • One For the Little Boy
      One For the Little Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      Bill plans to do some serious bonding with Jody by taking him on a business trip, but Murphy's Law plagues the trip. But Jody states that just being with Bill is exciting enough.
    • The Unsound of Music
      The Unsound of Music
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      A nightclub singer coaches tone deaf Buffy.
    • The Matter of School
      The Matter of School
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Cissy wants to go to a public school, but she overhears Bill considering to send her to a boarding school and thinks that Bill doesn't want her home. Cissy goes to Bryerfield and Bill promises her an evening on the town when she comes home for the weekend. Bill unknowingly breaks his promise and Buffy and Jody hitch to Connecticut to see her. Bill then notices his error and brings Cissy home.moreless
    • Goodbye, Mrs. Beasley
      Goodbye, Mrs. Beasley
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      Buffy meets a real, live Mrs. Beasley, an old lady who owns a toy store, when a friend forces her to give up her doll, Mrs. Beasley.
    • The Baby Sitters
      The Baby Sitters
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      Uncle Bill leaves for a trip (and having trouble finding his dentist as well) and Mr. French goes out for the evening, leaving Cissy to watch the twins. Then Cissy leaves to go to a concert (big mistake) and leaves her friend Sharon in charge. Then Sharon comes down with the measles and her mama comes to watch the kids. Then her mama leaves to take care of Sharon and puts her husband and his poker pals on babysitter duty. My lord, what a turn of events, but thankfully Bill and French come home to see all the trouble that Cissy started in the first place.moreless
    • Ballerina Buffy
      Ballerina Buffy
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Buffy gets chosen for a lead in a ballet, which is totally annoying for a mother whose little girl, Melissa, was passed over for a complete stranger. She has reason to suspect foul play when the casting director is Bill's old girlfriend Margo, but she knew nothing about Bill's children until after she had cast the roles. Then Margo tells Buffy that she will be a big success and travel all over the world. Buffy gets the idea that it means right away, so she botches up her role in the production so that she will not be separated from her new family.moreless
    • The Good Neighbors
      The Good Neighbors
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Tired of the unfriendliness from all of the tenants in the building, Buffy and Jody decide to throw a party for all of the neighbors. Then the neighbors get stuck in an elevator and they work together to fix the problem.
    • Freddie
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Freddie, Bill's old friend from Terre Haute, wishes that she had children after spending time with Buffy and Jody.
    • Grandpa, Sir
      Grandpa, Sir
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      The siblings' long-absent grandfather pays a visit.
    • Jody and Cissy
      Jody and Cissy
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Cissy joins the family and Mr. French decides he does not want to be a Nanny. Mr. French changes his mind after Buffy puts her doll in his suitcase and decides to stay after all.
    • Wish You Were Here
      Wish You Were Here
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      Determined to keep the memories of their father alive, Bill takes Jody, Cissy and Buffy to Indiana.
    • The Wings of an Angel
      The Wings of an Angel
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      An ex-convict ask Bill for help finding a job.
    • You Can Fight City Hall
      You Can Fight City Hall
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      Buffy, Jody and their friend Ricky find a vacant lot where they can play, until the city decides to put a parking lot on that space.
    • Star Dust
      Star Dust
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Bill is starstruck now, with a famous actress that wants to give up the business and settle down with him.
    • What's Funny About a Broken Leg
      What's Funny About a Broken Leg
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Buffy gets a broken leg and the family tries to cheer her up, but to no avail.
    • A Matter of Choice
      A Matter of Choice
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Buffy & Jody are understand the qualities of Buying & Selling a Product in the Store.
    • It Can't Be Five Years?
      It Can't Be Five Years?
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      The kids celebrate five years of living in the Davis apartment bu throwing a surprise party for Bill, who doesn't make it because of a trip to Washington D.C. Emily then reminds him of the day and he goes to the party after all.
    • The New Cissy
      The New Cissy
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      Cissy is sad because she is not getting any attention from boys, except one named Wendell who she thinks is dull by comparison. So she have a complete and total makeover and she is an instant sex symbol! The boys are so enamored by her, except for Wendell who liked her as she was before. Cissy realizes that Wendell liked her the whole time for just being herself.moreless
    • My Man, the Star
      My Man, the Star
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      Mr. French gets a role as King Henry VIII in a film production, only to have him look really stupid.
    • Deserted Isle, Manhattan Style
      Deserted Isle, Manhattan Style
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Uncle Bill leaves Cissy in charge of babysitting the twins, but she neglects her duties when she accompanies Gregg on a plane trip to Dartmouth. Cissy calls for a sitter for the twins and leaves, but when the sitter cannot make it, the twins have to stay all by their lonesome, and Cissy cannot reach them by phone due to a blizzard. Cissy then comes home around dawn. Uncle Bill returns home and Cissy fesses up.moreless
    • Buffy's Fair Lady
      Buffy's Fair Lady
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      Buffy tries her best to turn a young girl named Angela into a lovely young lady and puts together a party so Angela can make friends. However, things don't turn out as Buffy planned.
    • The Return of Maudie
      The Return of Maudie
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      French knows Maudie, a nobelwoman, as a former barmaid.
    • To Love With Buffy
      To Love With Buffy
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Bill takes Buffy on a trip with him to Puerto Rico to spend some time together. He then meets a flame of his, but he vows to spend all of his time with Buffy.
    • Albertine
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      A little girl named Albertine charms everyone by bragging about her father, which she doesn't really have.
    • Wouldn't It Be Loverly
      Wouldn't It Be Loverly
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      Buffy and Jody meets a kid named George whose parents let him do whatever he pleases. The twins wanna be treated that way, too, but Uncle Bill teaches them a lesson in early independence they will never forget.
    • Too Late, Too Soon
      Too Late, Too Soon
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      Emily playes matchmaker to Mr. French and Miss Faversham, and a matchbreaker to her son Jim and Cissy. Bill thinks that Emily believes that Jim is not good enough for Cissy.
    • Ciao, Uncle Bill
      Ciao, Uncle Bill
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Uncle Bill might have found the right woman to marry in Rome, but calls it off when she doesn't like children
    • The Award
      The Award
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      Buffy and Jody want to make an award for Bill for being the best uncle, but they fall allergic to the clay they are making the award with. Bill thinks that the allergies are caused by irregular parenting, but the doctor states that they are allergic to modeling clay.
    • Cissy's Apartment
      Cissy's Apartment
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Cissy's independence is put to the test when she decides to stay in her own apartment with a friend. Her family wil not leave her alone, but when they stop coming, she feels lonesome for them.
    • Love Me, Love Me Not
      Love Me, Love Me Not
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      When Jody sees a friend getting spanked by his father, his father tells him that he punishes him out of love. With that knowledge, Jody takes it upon himself to earn a spanking from Uncle Bill to see if he loves him enough to enforce physical punishment.
    • A Helping Hand
      A Helping Hand
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      A lesson to be learned in this episode: Helping people is good, but it only goes but so far. The family learns this the hard way. Mr. French helps out a maid who is very bad with housekeeping by covering up her mistakes, and this charade goes on until she is hired by a guest who is throwing a party. Eventually, she gets fired and she gets on Mr. French. Bill does the same thing when he takes over the twins' school project, and he gets credit. Cissy tells them all about how important it is to get involved in the family because they had none when they were in Terre Haute.moreless
    • The Butler Method
      The Butler Method
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      Cissy has trouble finding a date for the Sadie Hawkins dance, and asks a boy who throws her a curve because of a broken leg. Thinking that he is lying, she feels miserable. Bill suggests that an actor friend of his who is visiting escort her to the dance, but Cissy turns him down. Then, Cissy sees that Virgil really does has a broken leg, and she is happy that he didn't lie to her.moreless
    • Cinder-Emily
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      Emily wants to go to Jim's graduation ball, but can't because of four reasons: no date, no dance experience, nothing to wear, and fear of embarassing her son. Buffy and Jody help her out, and tries to get Mr. French to take her to the ball. Mr. French decides to take her, but comes down with the flu. Bill cancels a trip to take Emily to the ball.moreless
    • The Way it Was
      The Way it Was
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      Bill sends the kids away for a week-long trip at camp because they are driving him up the wall. He then starts to miss them when he goes back to his bachelor life.
    • The Fish Watchers
      The Fish Watchers
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Uncle Bill gets the kids involved with tropical fish after the advice of a fellow construction worker.
    • Room With a Viewpoint
      Room With a Viewpoint
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Buffy doesn't like the new changes in her and Cissy's bedroom and refuses to ever step foot in it.
    • Your Friend, Jody
      Your Friend, Jody
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      A boxer advises Bill to send Jody to a boys camp.
    • A Lesson For Grown-Ups
      A Lesson For Grown-Ups
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      The siblings take action to solve a financial crisis.
    • The Mother Tongue
      The Mother Tongue
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      Buffy and Jody meets a new girl named Marilyn, who is the daughter of a Chinese diplomat and speaks no English. Mr. French tries to work out his Cantonese and unknowingly insults her.
    • Angle in the Family
      Angle in the Family
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      Mr. French tries to help out a friend by letting his daughter see that her decision to be an actress is a big mistake, but the plan fails when Bill gets her a speaking part on Broadway and goes out with her. His friend then comes to town and tells French that he was wrong about his daughter's acting career the whole time.moreless
    • Meet Emily
      Meet Emily
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      When Mr. French gets too strict with the kids, Bill decides that he needs to loosen up. Bill hires Emily Turner to help Mr. French out, and she is won over by the kids because of her openness and free will. Mr. French hates Emily because of her attitude and decides that the apartment isn't big enough for two domestics. Mr. French then realizes that Emily is a great asset and they decide to work together.moreless
    • And Baby Makes Eight
      And Baby Makes Eight
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Cissy takes care of her pregnant friend while her soldier husband is out on a job.
    • The Toy Box
      The Toy Box
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Uncle Bill enforces an iron-clad confiscation order of toys constantly being left on the floor by the kids and they can never get them back. It hits a little too close when Buffy's beloved Mrs. Beasley is in danger of being taken away from her.
    • Take Two Aspirin
      Take Two Aspirin
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Bill gets a chance to work with a friend in Mexico on a job, but his trip is cut short when Mr. French comes down with the flu and difficultt in keeping touch with the family.
    • Beware: The Other Woman
      Beware: The Other Woman
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      When an old flame steps back into Bill's life, the children think that he will get married and send them back to Indiana.
    • Somebody Upstairs
      Somebody Upstairs
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Cissy and Buffy are starstruck when they meet a Broadway star living in the building.
    • Put Your Dreams Away
      Put Your Dreams Away
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      Cissy meets up with her old friend Russ Brooks, who is joining the Peace Corps in Chile. Cissy wants to join Russ but Bill tries to discourage her decision.
    • Feat of Clay
      Feat of Clay
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      Bill's new girlfriend gives him a genuine primitive Colombian artifact but Buffy and Jody accidentally break it after taking it to school. The twins try and make a new before anyone discovers what has happened.
    • Think Deep
      Think Deep
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Cissy worships a teacher named Julian Hill and spouts his theories all through the household. Bill invites the teacher to dinner and Cissy sees that he is not the man that she worships so dearly when he goes off on Buffy and Jody for an innocent spill.
    • With This Ring
      With This Ring
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Cissy and Gregg decide to get engaged.
    • That Was the Dinner That Wasn't
      That Was the Dinner That Wasn't
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Cissy is disheartened because she will be left out of a mother-daughter event at school, and she doesn't tell Bill what is wrong with her.
    • Everybody Needs Somebody
      Everybody Needs Somebody
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      Buffy and Jody play matchmaker for Mr. French, but he thinks that they do not want him around because he punished them so severely.
    • The Gift Horse
      The Gift Horse
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Buffy and Jody decide to give Bill a great gift- a horse!
    • Class Clown
      Class Clown
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Bill goes out on a date with a funny comedianne.
    • The Mrs. Beasley Story
      The Mrs. Beasley Story
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      Buffy is disheartened because Mrs. Beasley needs arm surgery
    • What Did You Do In The West, Uncle?
      Bill takes the twins to the rodeo where he meets his old friend Gabe, whom he invites to stay with them. The twins are mesmerized at the thought of meeting a real live cowboy, and Gabe takes them under his wing. Of course, Bill thinks that they like Gabe more than they like him. But the twins tell him that Bill will always come first in their lives.moreless
    • Maudie
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      A rich, titled English widow proposes to French.
    • His and Hers
      His and Hers
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      Bill and the family meet their potential counterparts when he meets a woman named Margaret and her kids. The kids think that it's real cool to have kids that are like them at first, but they find out that they are too much alike and do not get along with them.moreless
    • Marmalade
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Mr. French is chosen for an ad for marmalade and is a huge promotion success, until he tastes the marmalade that he is hawking.
    • Hard Hat Jody
      Hard Hat Jody
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      Jody's allusion about being a constuction worker leads him to "gaining" a job with a constuction worker who Bill is trying to get a job with.
    • Goodbye Harold
      Goodbye Harold
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Buffy's hamster runs away in the park.
    • The Prize
      The Prize
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      The twins win a baby lamb in a cereal contest, which is not a good thing if your neighbors are trying to sleep.
    • The Old Cowhand
      The Old Cowhand
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      Jody meets his favorite movie western hero, Chaps Callahan, and makes friends with him. Jody decides to introduce Chap to his friends, and finds out that he is not the same as he was in his movies. Jody is disheartened because Chap is not who he used to be, and Chap reassures him that he is the same person, just older.moreless
    • A Tale of Two Travels
      A Tale of Two Travels
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Cissy stays with a friend while the rest of the family goes to Boston. Subsequently, no one has a good time.
    • The Great Kow-Tow
      The Great Kow-Tow
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Buffy and Jody go Chinese when they are "adopted" by a elderly Chinese man.
    • Travels With Cissy
      Travels With Cissy
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Cissy and Gregg? Getting married? Not if Bill can help it. He takes the kids to California to get Cissy to change her mind. Bill then takes her to a studio party where Cissy meets Steve Hunter, a handsome western star. She falls for him and, after hearing stories about Steve, Bill tries to stop this new romance by bringing Gregg out to win her back. Gregg tells Cissy that he wishes her lots of luck with Steve. Steve then proposes to Cissy, and she refuses.moreless
    • Best of the Breed
      Best of the Breed
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Buffy and Jody find a dog, but the landlord lays down the law against dogs. The landlord recants after the dog wins a dog contest.
    • All Around The Town
      All Around The Town
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Bill and the whole family are seeing the Gaynors off on their cruise. Buffy and Jody think that Bill is having dinner with them, but when they find out the thuth, they are left on the dock by themselves. Mrs. Gaynor sees them and calls Bill, but Buffy and Jody run off in the city to find the owner of some money they found on the dock.moreless
    • Our Friend Stanley
      Our Friend Stanley
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Buffy and Jody make friends with a disabled boy named Stanley, much to the dismay of his overprotective mother.
    • Flower Power
      Flower Power
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      Cissy wants to be a hippie, much to Bill's chagrin.
    • Fancy Free
      Fancy Free
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      Buffy and Jody are placed in a fast-learning portion of their grade, but Bill is spending his time with a woman who doesn't like to be tied down and is encouraging Bill to not let the kids tie him down. The twins get a friendly window-washer to help them with their work, but a note from the school to Bill makes him see that the children are more important than a hot date.moreless
    • All Nephews Are Created Equal
      All Nephews Are Created Equal
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      Mr. French gets a visit from his nephew David. French is shocked when David announces that he wants to become a dentist, but the final straw comes when he goes out with Cissy.
    • A Waltz From Vienna
      A Waltz From Vienna
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Cissy is asked by a boy in Vienna to be his bride. Cissy likes the idea at first, but reality comes in and snaps some sense into her.
    • Number One Boy
      Number One Boy
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Bill's valet from Hong Kong usurps French's place.
    • Eastward, Ho!
      Eastward, Ho!
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Bill's friend, Eng Ho, is about to enter into an arranged marriage with Ming Lee, who has just arrived in America, and Bill offers her a place to stay until the wedding. Cissy then makes friends with her and takes her out along with Gregg, who introduces Ming to an escort. Ming then falls for her escort, which is a bad idea when she is about to be married. Ming decides not to marry, and Ho intends to send her back to Hong Kong. Bill convinces Ho to let Ming stay in America.moreless
    • Arthur, the Invisible Bear
      Arthur, the Invisible Bear
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Jody's new imaginary friend is really getting him in trouble and it tales a trip to a psychologist to figure out what is going on.
    • There Goes New York
      There Goes New York
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      A tidal wave is predicted for New York and the kids get scared.
    • The Littlest Exile
      The Littlest Exile
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      The Davis family meets Elena and a little boy named Johnnie. The two are tying to avoid military agents who want to use the boy to backmail his father who resides in a military-torn country.
    • Oliver
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      The twins bring home a large dog that dislikes Bill.
    • Oh, To Be in England
      Oh, To Be in England
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      A year in England doesn't include Bill.
    • Lost in Spain (2)
      Lost in Spain (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      While Mr. French desperately searches for Buffy and Jody, the twins are going into unknown parts of Spain where they are picked up by a nun and a bunch of schoolchildren.
    • Lost in Spain (1)
      Lost in Spain (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      A fantastic family trip in Spain goes absolutely wrong when Mr. French and the twins get lost.
    • The Flip Side
      The Flip Side
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      Cissy falls for a singer who writes a song about her, but as he goes off on tour, they lose touch. Cissy goes to one of his concerts to see him again, only her heart is broken when she sees him with another girl.
    • The Young Man From Bolivia
      The Young Man From Bolivia
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      Jody is jealous of attention paid to his Bolivian pen pal.
    • Lost in Spain (3)
      Lost in Spain (3)
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      The Civil Guards are putting an APB out on the twins. Buffy and Jody are spotted by Carlos and Maria and are afraid to tell the guards. So they take care of them and take them to a church, where thankfully, Bill and Ana find them.
    • Family in Paradise (2)
      Family in Paradise (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      Bill makes the decision to stay in Tahiti because the kids are happy with their new lives. Cissy is happy with her new boyfriend, but she is hurt when she finds out that he is married! Cissy wants to go back home, and Bill decides that this is the best decision.moreless
    • Mr. Osaki's Tree
      Mr. Osaki's Tree
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      A bonsai tree given to Jody begins to die.
    • Who's Afraid of Nural Shpeni?
      Who's Afraid of Nural Shpeni?
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Mr. French gets Lebanese cooking lessons from a Middle Eastern restaurant owner named Nural Shpeni, and her family forces Mr. French to marry her, whether he wants to or not.
    • Family in Paradise (1)
      Family in Paradise (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      Bill takes the entire family with him to Tahiti, where the kids this that it is the most wonderful place in the world. Buffy and Jody instantly make friends with native children and goes to school with them, and Cissy falls for a handsome tour guide. Mr. French thinks that the Tahitian lifestyle is too perfect and that it would hurt the children's string character. Bill decides to stay in Tahiti.moreless
    • No Small Parts
      No Small Parts
      Season 1 - Episode 6
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
    • Sissy's Big Fat Moroccan First Date
    • Skivvies
      Season 1 - Episode 4
    • The Room Parent
      The Room Parent
      Season 1 - Episode 8
    • Nightmare on 71st Street
      Nightmare on 71st Street
      Season 1 - Episode 7
    • Miss Turnstiles
      Miss Turnstiles
      Season 1 - Episode 12
    • Ballroom Blitz
      Ballroom Blitz
      Season 1 - Episode 5
    • Crushed
      Season 1 - Episode 13
    • French Lessons
      French Lessons
      Season 1 - Episode 2
    • Holiday Fever
      Holiday Fever
      Season 1 - Episode 10
    • I Know What You Did Last Sunday
    • Slumber-Party Massacre
      Slumber-Party Massacre
      Season 1 - Episode 16
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