My Three Sons

Season 1 Episode 13

The Elopement

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Aired Unknown Dec 22, 1960 on ABC
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The Elopement
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Mike and the girl next door arouse the suspicions of Steve and Bub when secrets are exchanged and the two are seen leaving with suitcases. Meanwhile, Robbie is on a clock salvaging attempt to find historic clocks after he gets into a spot of bother with his teacher.moreless

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    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)

    Stanley Livingston

    Stanley Livingston

    Chip Douglas (1960-72)

    Robert P. Lieb

    Robert P. Lieb

    Henry Pearson

    Guest Star

    Florence MacMichael

    Florence MacMichael

    Flo Pearson

    Guest Star

    Joseph Hamilton

    Joseph Hamilton

    City Hall Guard

    Guest Star

    Cynthia Pepper

    Cynthia Pepper

    Jean Pearson

    Recurring Role

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      • At the beginning of this episode is an abridged scene that is repeated in full in the next episode. While Bub is preparing dinner and cutting up vegetables, Chip tries to sneak a peek inside the pot on the stove only to be told to keep his hands off. Obviously the show's film editor Robert K. Richard needed to pad this episode out and grabbed a few seconds footage from the following episode!

      • Both Robert P. Lieb and Florence MacMichael are introduced in this episode as the next door neighbors, the Pearsons.
        Both actors will play the role two more times, and both in one episode without the other during this season. Strangely enough MacMichael's on-screen credit at the end of the episode reveals her character's name as 'Linda Pearson'. It may have been listed that way in the original script, but my bet is that her name was changed to Florence (or Flo) simply because that was the actress' real name.

      • We know that because of Fred MacMurray's work schedule that some episodes were shot at varying times out of sequence and later edited together. Continuity discrepancies aside, look very quickly early in the episode during the first scene with the Pearson family. Actress Florence MacMichael can be glimpsed sitting on the sofa with a darker, brunette hairstyle and in the next shot, she is a blonde! In her two other appearances she is also blonde, but many viewers who recognise this actress from the classic "Mister Ed" series remember her with a dark hairstyle.

      • When the two teenagers visit City Hall to see Judge McCue, a window in a door-frame is painted 'Superior Court-Department A, James Leighton, Judge'. Sharp-eyed viewers will realise that this is an in-joke, as James Leighton was the show's Story Editor for this first inaugural season.

      • Close video scrutiny of Mike and Jean's 'Affadavit for Marriage License' reveals on the actual certificate that both characters reside in the County of Plainview. This is the definitive proof that the Douglas family's home town of Bryant Park is not mentioned at all in the series until the third season, despite the fact that in Episodes # 6 & 12, Mike is seen wearing a high school letterman sweater embroidered with the letter 'B'. [See Episode # 21 for further details.]

      • Actor Joseph Hamilton (1897-1965) played the Guard. He is not to be confused with Producer Joe Hamilton (1929-91), who was married to comedienne Carol Burnett from 1963 until his death and was the father of Burnett's late daughter Carrie.

      • If I had my way, and because there is a Season 11 episode of the exact same title, I would change this episode's title to "Conclusion Jumpers". Similarly, this episode is not alternately titled "Mike and Jean" as documented on other websites -- Editor.

      • The original teleplay by Phil Leslie was revamped for the 1968 "Here's Lucy" episode, "Lucy and Harry are Conclusion Jumpers", where Lucy's daughter Kim (Lucie Arnaz) and her friend Don (Don Chrichton) get involved in the same teenage marriage scenario.

      • Actors Laurence Haddon as Eddie and Dave Ketchum as 2nd Man appear uncredited.

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