The Courtship of Eddie's Father

Season 1 Episode 8

Bully for You

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 1969 on ABC



  • Allusions

    • Tina: "I'm going to learn how to encounter. It's like group therapy - we get together and tell each other our problems."
      Encounter groups (unstructured psychotherapy groups in which participants increase their self-awareness by freely verbalizing and responding to emotions) were developed in the 1960's. After Tom tells Tina that a bully has been pounding on Eddie, Tina analyzes the problem in "encounter group" fashion, and tells him that Eddie may have an abnormal need for punishment.