My Three Sons

Season 4 Episode 37

Guest in the House

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Aired Unknown May 28, 1964 on ABC
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Guest in the House
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Steve is roped into boarding a delinquent for just one week so the boys put on their armor and ready themselves for battle. When Steve is notified to fly out of town on business, the boys are left to deal with the delinquent themselves, not knowing they've mistaken him for somebody else.moreless

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    Meredith MacRae

    Meredith MacRae

    Sally Ann Morrison Douglas (1963-65)

    Barry Livingston

    Barry Livingston

    Ernie Thompson Douglas (1963-72)

    William Frawley

    William Frawley

    William Michael Francis 'Bub' O'Casey (1960-65)

    Fred MacMurray

    Fred MacMurray

    Steve Douglas (1960-72)

    Tim Considine

    Tim Considine

    Mike Douglas (1960-65)

    Don Grady

    Don Grady

    Robbie Douglas (1960-71)

    Tony Dow

    Tony Dow

    Gilbert Thornbury

    Guest Star

    Frank Gerstle

    Frank Gerstle

    Policeman

    Guest Star

    Sarah Selby

    Sarah Selby

    Judge Helen Weston

    Recurring Role

    John Alvin

    John Alvin

    Mr. Chandler

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      • Lesley-Marie Colburn again appears uncredited as Frieda, friend of the Tony Dow character. (Formerly a dancer/actress in the sixties to mid seventies, Lesley-Marie is far from her former home in Los Angeles, and is now living as a British housewife in England - actually south London!). Via email Lesley was kind enough to share her memories of this episode: "What I can distinctly remember about the Tony Dow and Frieda thing is that, I played Frieda in at least two other episodes........Tasty Trivia Tidbit: There used to be a bottled (no cans then) soft drink made by the Coca-Cola Company, rather like 7-Up, only it was called Bubble Up. The director Gene Reynolds, wanted Tony to open it (we used "church-key" openers in those days) and so, when Tony flipped the cap, unbeknownst to me, the soda had been warm and slightly shaken...the cap flew across the room and hit Don Grady on the cheek..the soda shot forth from the bottle like champagne, spraying us everywhere; the bottle was like a demon...possessed... Tony and myself, were drenched...and had to take off all our clothes and give them to the studio laundress, who put everything in the dryer.....we sat around in (sexy) terrycloth robes, and waited, and waited.......since they couldn't finish that day, we were sent home...and had to return the next day, although it wouldn't have been a scheduled day for myself. Somewhere there are cute'n'sexy pix of us in our terrry-cloth robes... I had a major teen crush on Tony anyway, so this was a BONUS!! In all the episodes I'd done, I never ONCE saw, nor worked with Fred MacMurray.....d'ya believe that? I never even glimpsed the guy... and never knew why...."
        Editor's footnote: MacMurray only worked on the show for three months out of the year and all his co-stars worked constantly while he was on vacation.

      • The show's Chief extra/Stand-In, Gordon Hodgins, makes two uncredited cameos in this episode. First he can be seen as one of the board members listening to Judge Weston's speech; later in the episode he is the driver of the Delivery van for Clancy's Market.

      • Not to be confused with Episode # 325 from the Tenth Season, whose episode title is exactly the same as this particluar episode. Note that this is also not the first instance that a future episode of the show has an identical title either.

      • Director Gene Reynolds ends his tenure on the show with this episode. He would later go on to great acclaim as a Producer-Writer-Director of the "M*A*S*H" television series (1972-83). Reynolds enjoyed his time on the show, but blames his agent for letting him do a second year, where he felt that one would have been sufficient. Still he was highly thought of by cast and crew, especially the younger boys who he got along great with, possibly because he too had at one time been a child actor. Character actor Hank Jones who appeared this season as a friend of Robbie's told me via email that "Reynolds had somewhat of a great empathy for the pressure the company was always under to deliver a good product with good performances. He was most patient and kind and made it easy". Production Manager John Stephens noted that he certainly understood acting and understood the kids and the show ran very smoothly with him at the helm.


      • An uncharacteristic Tony Dow wears glasses in this episode, something he never did as the co-star of the television classic "Leave It To Beaver" (1957-63).

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