The Courtship of Eddie's Father

Season 1 Episode 9

Gentleman Friend

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 12, 1969 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • During the restaurant scene, Brandon makes a small mistake in a line. Mr. Sato says that he is very fond of Mrs. Livingston. Brandon says the words "as her" instead of "of her" in his reply: "I bet you're not as fond as her as Dad and I are."

  • Quotes

    • Tom (to Eddie, when he asks if a bride is the same as a wife):

      "A bride is the girl that you marry, but a wife is the woman that you live with."

    • Tom (to Eddie, when he asks him why Mrs. Livingston is acting so goofy):

      "Springtime does very strange things to some people."

  • Notes

    • The opening Peanuts segment introduces the subject of this episode.

    • Prompted by his dad, Eddie makes a toast to Mrs. Livingston and Mr. Sato:"I wish you a nice and happy life - together."

    • There is a short reference to Mrs. Livingston's first marriage near the end of the episode. It is not mentioned how or why her marriage ended, but Tom states that it is harder for her and him to get married than it is for other people, because they did it so well the first time.

    • Mrs. Livingston is from Tokyo.

    • Mr. Sato owns several factories, but what they manufacture is never mentioned.

    • Tom whistles the theme song in the opening scene.

    • In the opening Peanuts segment, Tom states that he's originally from San Francisco. Bill Bixby actually was born in this city, and grew up there.

  • Allusions

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