My Three Sons

Season 8 Episode 19

Charley's Tea

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Aired Unknown Jan 13, 1968 on ABC
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Charley's Tea
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Katie tearfully complains when Uncle Charley makes her feel unnecessary in the Douglas household. Steve speaks to Charley who is flabbergasted at the accusation, but immediately makes amends. Meanwhile, Chip is on a five-man school committee; four of the 'men' are girls and they won't let him open his mouth.moreless

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  • Unlce Charley's Tea

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    Actually contrary to the notes The Title is alluding to Uncle Charlies VERSION of a tea. That's why it is called Uncle Charley's Tea. After all, he is the one who orchestrates the whole "Decorating" of the dining room with some help from Ernie.

    I love how I found myself going from being annoyed by the 4 girls to thinking they were pretty nice. After all, Katie was a complete stranger to them. They didn't need to help her out. I like that kind of mentality. I wish more people were as eager to lend a helping hand when needed.

    I love how they hinted at the end that someone (Chip or Ernie) had obviously tipped Katie off as to what kind of tea she almost had which is why they were having Donuts for supper. lolmoreless
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)

Tina Cole

Tina Cole

Katie Miller Douglas (1967-72)

Colleen Peters

Colleen Peters

Gwen Morton

Guest Star

Janis Oliver

Janis Oliver

Laurie Streeter

Guest Star

Debbie Lowe

Debbie Lowe

Margo Myers

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    • This episode seems incorrectly titled. Obviously, Charley contributes to it, but the event is actually 'Katie's Tea.'

    • The exteriors for the college campus were filmed at the University of Southern California. One of the buildings is the Doheny Main Library which still looks like that today (2009), more than forty years after the episode was produced. In 1967, USC was also featured in the hit movie 'The Graduate' which would've been popular around the time this episode was made.

    • This episode is great, because it shows how immediately successful Tina Cole was this season as Robbie's bride. Her talents are on fine display in this offering, and Don Grady is good as support. The relationship between Katie and Uncle Charley is established to show the occasional domestic conflicts that will occur between them and the inevitable mutual affection and understanding they develop.

    • A storyline thread that is used and abused is the location of Katie's mother. At least in this instance when she is mentioned, we are informed that she lives back East, which is consistent with her living in St. Louis, Missouri.

    • Writer Paul West's original working title for this episode was "Charley's Teamarriage".

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