Accidental Family

Jerry Van Dyke played nightclub comedian Jerry Webster, one of TV's many widowers, confronted with the problems of raising a young son, Sandy, played by Teddy Quinn. In this series Father decided literally to "farm out" his son by purchasing a farm in California's San Fernando Valley as a full-time home for the boy and part-time home for himself, between performing commitments. Farm manager Sue Kramer, a pretty divorcée whose daughter, Tracy, just happened to be Sandy's age, served as de facto governess for the boy and foil for Jerry. Ben McGrath, the farm handyman, and Marty Warren, Jerry's friend and lawyer, rounded out the cast of regulars.

Show Info

Network: United States NBC (1967 - 1968)
Schedule: Fridays at 21:30 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy
Created by: Melville Shavelson

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Previous Episode

Who's Been Sleeping in Daddy's Bed?

Episode 1x16; Jan 5, 1968

Dewey's plan to get a comely girl into show business has Jerry facing two hazards: the possibility of losing Sue and/or tangling with the gangster boyfriend of the attractive aspirant.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x16: Who's Been Sleeping in Daddy's Bed?Jan 5, 1968
1x15: Sandy Gets ToughDec 29, 1967
1x14: The Treasure of San Fernando ValleyDec 22, 1967
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