My Three Sons

ABC (ended 1972)





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  • A happy visitor to families in the 1960s-70s

    If you criticize television from the 1960s, you weren't there, otherwise you'd know that this family comedy with the second longest run in sitcom history was an important part of growing up. It was one of the early CBS programs in color, and while it ran the weekly show was much anticipated by parents and kids alike. It may seem too tame for today's anything-goes crowd, or in a day where obscure congressmen from backward districts shout insults at the president and encourage hooliganism at town halls, or where parents pretend their child is aboard a Jiffypop balloon to get on a reality show, or where a rich heiress feels the need to make a porn video for notariety, but watching this show as a youngster was entertaining and wholesome. It didn't solve world problems and it didn't address many complex social issues, it was just there to make you laugh. If it doesn't translate well to today's generation, it is because they didn't live through the turbulence of the 1960s. M3S was a little oasis for families, with mild problems solved by the end of each half hour episode, and it is still playing in syndication to this day. M3S was and remains an important program in the history of American television.