My Three Sons

Season 12 Episode 13

TV Triplets

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Aired Unknown Jan 13, 1972 on ABC
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TV Triplets
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Katie's triplets are spotted by a talent scout for a production company and are selected to appear in a television commercial. The temperemental Director yells when the boys misbehave and make a shambles of the studio. Grandfather Steve is asked to replace the actor doing the same so the boys will feel at ease.moreless

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    Barry Livingston

    Barry Livingston

    Ernie Thompson Douglas (1963-72)

    Beverly Garland

    Beverly Garland

    Barbara Harper Douglas (1969-72)

    William Demarest

    William Demarest

    Uncle Charley O'Casey (1965-72)

    Dawn Lyn

    Dawn Lyn

    Dodie Harper Douglas (1969-72)

    Ronne Troup

    Ronne Troup

    Polly Williams Douglas (1970-72)

    Fred MacMurray

    Fred MacMurray

    Steve Douglas (1960-72)

    Bob Hastings

    Bob Hastings

    Jack Lorning

    Guest Star

    Michael Dante

    Michael Dante

    Perry Perigrine

    Guest Star

    Jon Lormer

    Jon Lormer

    Blake Willerson

    Guest Star

    Michael Todd

    Michael Todd

    Robbie Jr

    Recurring Role

    Daniel Todd

    Daniel Todd

    Steve II

    Recurring Role

    Joseph Todd

    Joseph Todd

    Charley II

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      • In November, 2002 the real-life mother of the Todd triplets, Lynn Todd, emailed me with information regarding her sons. When the show ended at the end of 1971, the boys went into pre-school and then primary school. The family moved for a time to San Diego where they spent their formative teen years. They haven't done any television work since they were 16 years old. But once, in 1991 Nick at Nite sent for them when they were overseas to be on a reunion show in New York. They were also on "The Joan Rivers Show" during that reunion in New York. Very close knit are the three of them. In college Dan, Mike and Joe all cut their hair short, so their fraternity brothers would be forced to tell them apart! (Thanks Lynn for the interesting info).

        The week preceeding this episode (6 January 1972) CBS Television ran a one-off one hour special called "A Special Hour With My Three Sons". This show is not included in any of the rerun syndication packages and has never been repeated. MTS historians have pondered over its content but what I can now tell you (after having viewed a portion of a revised draft script) is that Steve Douglas falls down head first and receives amnesia following a nasty concussion after slipping on a skate left by the triplets on the steps to their new rumpus room. Whilst recuperating, the family tries to jog his memory (with clips from past episodes). Quite surprisingly, Broadcast Services at Paramount Television, who distribute the series, have no information on their systems regarding this special! Not coincidentally, Dawn Lyn (Dodie) emailed me with some of her recollections of being on the series and told me that she has absolutely no memory of this special. However I now have concrete evidence that this Special was Videotaped (not filmed) at CBS' Studio 33 on December 22, 1971. Unfortunately that's all I can tell you, because it has never been seen since its original broadcast date, and isn't considered part of the actual series. According to the script I have seen, the actors apparently appear as themselves in the special using their real names. [I must emphasize that as editor of this guide, I have never seen this special.]

      • When Steve walks into a store display and demolishes it while making the TV Commercial, the tag to the ad is "When You Fall for 'Coconut Clusters' - you really fall". Also, listen for an unintentional blooper from actor Jon Lormer when he is trying to round up the boys, he inadvertently calls one of the Todd triplets by his real name, Joey.


      • This episode (CBS Production #2245-0786) was actually the last episode of the series filmed. This would be consistent with several incorrect history analyses of the show that state 369 episodes were made. This is Episode 369 - with eleven more still to come!

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