My Three Sons

Season 8 Episode 16

Liverpool Saga

0
Aired Unknown Dec 23, 1967 on ABC
5.3
out of 10
User Rating
12 votes
0

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Liverpool Saga
AIRED:
Chip invites his neighbor's long-haired, guitar playing boy from Liverpool as a key addition to his off-key rock and roll band. The English lad's soft, folksong guitar is a disappointment and obviously won't work with the raucous amplified trio, but he helps them to win a trophy in an amateur talent contest.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Monday
No results found.
Tuesday
No results found.
Wednesday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
    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)

    Jeremy Clyde

    Jeremy Clyde

    Paul Drayton

    Guest Star

    Dianne Ramey

    Dianne Ramey

    Barbara Dearing

    Guest Star

    Scott Lane

    Scott Lane

    Joey

    Guest Star

    Joan Vohs

    Joan Vohs

    Jan Dearing

    Recurring Role

    Kevin Brodie

    Kevin Brodie

    Tom

    Recurring Role

    Dana Dillaway

    Dana Dillaway

    Mimi

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (11)

      • While fixing the motorcycle, Chip learns from Ernie and Paul that a 'spanner' is the English term for 'wrench.' He then uses the word 'spanner' and Paul uses the word 'wrench' in the very next part of the dialogue.

      • Although credited, Don Grady and Tina Cole do not appear in this episode.

      • The red electric guitar played by Chip (Stanley Livingston) is a Gibson ES-335.
        [Thanks to Trivia Dude for this info] The Gibson ES-335 was the world's first commercial semi-hollowbody electric guitar, released by Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1958. It is neither hollow nor solid; instead, a solid wood block runs through the center of its body, but the sides are hollow, sporting violin-style f-holes. The "ES" in the ES series stand for "Electric Spanish."

      • Via slowed down video scrutiny, I believe it is quite possible that the effect of the glass of water smashing in the kitchen as Uncle Charley does the dishes, was achieved by shooting a small pellet from an air rifle; fragments of metal are seen on the sink as it explodes. Played back in normal motion, it is so quick as to escape any detail.

      • This episode gives a rare glimpse of the garage which is set back from the right of the back service porch. It is clearly seen when the boys are working on the motorcycle.

      • Trading on his popularity as a Brit, Clyde made similar guest star appearances on "The Patty Duke Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" a few years prior to this guest stint.

      • Blonde-haired actress Dianne Ramey makes her second apearance on the series as next door neighbor Barbara Dearing. Watch closely and you will notice her on-screen credit has her first name spelled with only one 'n'.

      • According to sources like the Internet Movie Database, Jeremy Clyde was a page boy at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953 (aged 12) His mother, Lady Elizabeth Wellesey, is the younger sister of the 8th Duke of Wellington. Therefore, Jeremy is the great-great-great-grandson of the famous "Iron Duke" Wellington who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.

      • The instrumental tune that Jeremy Clyde plays is titled "Greensleeves".

      • Trivia: The name of Chip's band is "The Dynamiters".

      • [From the original CBS Films press release]: Jeremy Clyde, one half of the folk singing duo 'Chad and Jeremy' was born in England during the blitz in 1941 and was originally trained as an actor. He studied drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he and Chad Stuart met. The two found their talents compatible. (Clyde still writes and performs and is still active in show business, having continually appeared in films, mini-series and episodic television.)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Obviously, the title recalls the origins of the well-known music group The Beatles. Guest character Paul is automatically assumed by Chip and his band to be a musician, just because he's from Liverpool. But, interestingly, Paul is a folk musician and not an amped-up rocker, reflecting current trends in popular music at the time the episode was produced. Another allusion to the Beatles is mentioned at the end of the narrative when Chip tells Paul that they need four players for the competition (a reference to the Fab Four).

    More
    Less