My Three Sons

Season 6 Episode 3

Brother Ernie

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Aired Unknown Sep 30, 1965 on ABC
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Brother Ernie
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Ernie's adoption into the all-male Douglas household is threatened by a regulation that there must be a lady of the house. Steve again makes a request to adopt the child, but Misses Coulter and Miller of the adoption agency, say they are powerless to change the regulations. Miss Miller has a brilliant idea, however, and soon the family is appearing before a judge who decides that housekeeper Uncle Charley can legally be designated the 'lady of the house'. Charley approves if this fact is kept secret and Ernie is enthusiastically welcomed into the family.moreless

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    Barry Livingston

    Barry Livingston

    Ernie Thompson Douglas (1963-72)

    William Demarest

    William Demarest

    Uncle Charley O'Casey (1965-72)

    Fred MacMurray

    Fred MacMurray

    Steve Douglas (1960-72)

    Don Grady

    Don Grady

    Robbie Douglas (1960-71)

    Stanley Livingston

    Stanley Livingston

    Chip Douglas (1960-72)

    Vera Miles

    Vera Miles

    Ernestine Coulter

    Guest Star

    Virginia Gregg

    Virginia Gregg

    Miss Miller

    Guest Star

    John Gallaudet

    John Gallaudet

    Judge Joseph Leland

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      • It might interest those of you who are not aware, but the show's star Fred MacMurray actually adopted four children in real-life. He adopted two children, a boy and a girl quite early during his marriage (1936-53) to model Lillian LaMont who sadly later died of cancer. Devestated by this it was a while before he settled down and began dating again. The only comfort he recieved was from his two children who were now grown up and about to leave home. When he later married actress June Haver, he balked at raising another family but June was most persistent. Eventually Fred and his new wife adopted twin baby girls in 1956. Fred and June's loving marriage lasted 37 years until his death in 1991. So you can see that the 'adoption scenario' and all of its administrative considerations was something that he was well versed in by the time this story was filmed. In the age of one-parent families and dysfunctional homes, Fred excelled as a husband and father to three loving families, even if one of them was ficitional and made just for television.

      • Again with no narrative consistency, Ernie's dog Wilson makes his final appearance never to been seen or referred to again. The dog had originally been seen in several episodes of the fourth and fifth seasons.

      • Guest Star John Gallaudet (1903-83) was in real-life one of William Frawley's best friends, and was in fact pallbearer at the latter's funeral in 1966. While he had played several roles early on in the series, he would later become Steve's boss in the final three seasons of the show.

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