My Three Sons

Season 7 Episode 32

Weekend in Paradise

Aired Unknown May 11, 1967 on ABC
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Weekend in Paradise
On a visit to Hawaii, Robbie falls in love, Ernie almost gets arrested and Uncle Charley is pursued by an old girl friend from 1945, who weighs 200 pounds now. Charley thus finds it necessary to stay in hiding until the plane leaves for home.

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    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)

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      • The music score for this episode was composed by Nathan Scott.

      • The roles played by Lucia Valero and John Malone were not credited on the 1967 CBS Films Press Sheet for this episode from Don Fedderson Productions. This oversight has now been corrected.  Similarly, Bert D. Whaley is listed on the press sheet itself as having played 'Al Ferguson' and Lloyd Kino as 'Harry Ho' but are not credited on the actual episode's end credits sequence. Go figure! 

      • The Matsunaga children appearing in this episode were credited as Matsunago (with an o) on the original 1967 Press Sheet from CBS Films.  This has now been corrected as per the actual on-screen credit list.

      • Fred MacMurray only appears at the beginning and at the end. It is basically a cameo to set up and introduce the episode, then provide plot resolution at the end. For all intents and purposes the episode is a Charley and the boys in Hawaii story. MacMurray's presence will be significantly reduced in several episodes next season as the show focuses more on newlyweds Robbie and Katie.

      • The only character who does not have a subplot in this episode is Chip. His main purpose in the narrative is to support the others in their stories.

      • It might have been that Hartmann and Tibbles co-wrote this episode thinking it might be the last episode. Obviously, a major format change was in the works. It seems like they are toying with the idea of maybe moving Steve permanently to Hawaii, as the opening scene would indicate. There is only one scene that takes place in the Douglas home in Bryant Park.

      • A lot of stock footage is used for this episode, including shots of airplanes, beaches, and a real-life outdoor luau.

      • This episode features the last appearance of John Howard in the recurring role of Steve's boss, Dave Welch. The personable and likeable actor continued to make occasional film appearances after the Sixties, but gradually moved into academia. He became headmaster of the prestigious Highland Hall, a private high school where he taught and administered for nearly twenty years. He also gave private lessons in celestial navigation. He died in 1995 aged 81, survived by his actress-ballerina wife Eva Ralf and their four children.

      • As noted in the series historical overview, changes to the show's production necessitated the move from Desilu Studios in Hollywood to the former Republic Studios which had been rechristened the CBS Studio Center in Studio City. From the next season the family would (at least in the storyline) move to California.

      • Producer Edmund Hartmann (1911-2003) co wrote the teleplay to this episode, and was actually President of the Writers Guild Of America (West) from 1955-59. Despite having written multiple episodes of Don Fedderson's sister series Family Affair this is the only episode of the series that he wrote. Hartmann, who had retired from the business and had moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1988, died of natural causes on November 28, 2003 aged 92. He leaves behind a daughter and four grandchildren.

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