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The Courtship of Eddie's Father: Season 1 (4 Discs) (1970)

Bill Bixby , Brandon Cruz  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz, Miyoshi Umeki
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: November 10, 2011
  • Run Time: 676 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005R2SHX8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,179 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Courtship of Eddie's Father: Season 1 (4 Discs)" on IMDb

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A school bully named Joey is making life miserable for Eddie. Joey (Jodie Foster) is a girl -- just one of the situations in the 4, Disc 26-Episode Complete Season One of The Courtship of Eddie's Father, the warmly remembered sitcom centering on the relationship between magazine executive Tom Corbett (Bill Bixby) and his grade-schooler son Eddie (Brandon Cruz), who hopes to find the ideal wife for his widower father (and a great mom for himself!). Helping make the father-son household a happy, high-spirited home is the Corbett's housekeeper Mrs. Livingston (Academy Award(r) winner* Miyoshi Umeki). Glenn Ford and Ron Howard played the father and son in the popular feature film that inspired the TV series.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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I grew up watching this cute and funny show. A show about a recently widowed father and his young son. The chemistry between Bixby and Cruz are really what make this show such a treat. Of course the supporting cast is also good with Mrs. Livingston the Asian housekeeper, Uncle Norman and Tina two friends of the two. Even the dated late 60's theme doesn't hurt this show because the real values haven't changed or at least they shouldn't have.

The show holds up surprisingly well and all 24 first season episodes are here on this four disc set. They look quite good too and it doesn't appear that anything is cut out as they run around 26 minutes each. The theme song is also unforgettable and is an important part of the lead in for each episode. Nilsson wrote and performs the catchy number and he adds variations of the theme throughout the episodes.

If you've been looking for this show look no further as this is about as good as it's going to get. Plans to release the other two seasons are in motion, but I think sales of this first set will determine the fate of the other two releases. It's a bit expensive, but I really enjoyed seeing this again. ......people let me tell ya 'bout my best friend!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show December 30, 2011
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I dont know when I last saw this show on TV but I always had fond memories of it growing up watching it. I was basically the same age as Eddie. And now rewatching it as an adult I can totally appreciate it on a different level. The relationship between father and son is so open and loving that I cant think of another show that showed such a relationship between parent and son. Looking forward to the next two seasons.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Show - Questionable DVD Quality March 6, 2013
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I bought three different titles of these manufactured-on-demand (MOD) products: "The Gallant Men", "Benson" (season 2) and "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (season 1). All sets have been burned on DVD-R's just as you would burn a CD or DVD on your computer. Who knows what the quality of the DVD R disk is?

What you get are a set of disks that may or may not play on your DVD player. A couple of disks in each set may play on some players, but I struggled to find a complete set that would play on both of my players. I had to return these sets several times to collect disks that would play.

Essentially, the studio is so paranoid about copy protection that they won't let these be played on many players. The interesting thing is that I had no trouble creating back-up copies!! In other words; they have succeeded in frustrating people that want to play what they bought, but can't prevent people from copying! I backed-up all of these sets onto my own DVD's and can now watch them on both of my players.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Courtship of Eddie's Father - DVD - 1st Season July 24, 2012
By Rob
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Video and sound quality are great. Plus the show itself, I enjoy it as much as I did many years ago. I'm very appreciative it was made available.

BUT, where are the subtitles??? A DVD sold in year 2012 without English and Spanish subtitles?

Some shows don't age well. "Welcome back Kotter" seemed cool as a kid, as did "Home Improvement", but when I watch them now they seem so corny (How could I have liked that?). But some shows, like "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "Hogan's Heroes" and "McHale's Navy" are ageless to me.

Now, when will China Beach become available on DVD from Amazon (with the orginal music) ?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE PLEASE! March 8, 2012
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Thank You to Amazon for taking this delightful and timeless TV series on! It stands the test of time with the humor and drama....there is so much story packed into each half hour you think you are watching an hour! The Quality of the visuals and sound are outstanding! MORE SEASONS PLEASE, Amazon!!

At the very least, any parent who enjoys the sayings of young children (ie: kids say the funniest things kind of thing) will thoroughly enjoy the interludes of Eddie and his Father talking and exploring the Train museum, the beach and the forest. It is pure heart warming enchantment!

Each half hour is so well written I laugh, cry and just relax....well actually there is a bit of suspense too! And of course I sing along every single time to the theme song!! The song writer/singer also does little bits of tune during the story as a transition bit... I have never seen this done since!

I highly recommend this DVD set for a pure enjoyable respite from our modern chaotic life!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars courtship of eddies father August 13, 2012
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This 1st season took me back to my childhood having lost my mother at a very young age I could relate to the relationship between Eddie and his father. I would sit and watch the show every day as my dad was at work. I found myself asking my dad the same questions Eddie did that day. My dad past away in 2001. I still treasure my youngster days spent in the woods or amusement park with him. This is the perfect reminder of a simpler time when loving a child was more important than working. Im looking forward to the 2nd season.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I got it! December 28, 2012
By KC
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Was worried about buying a DVD-R and read the reviews first - including two very negative reviews. But I've watched the entire first disk with no problems. So glad I bought it... Might have to get season 2 also.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Brings back so many good memories! April 11, 2012
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I am so pleased with this release of The Courtship of Eddie's Father, and sure hope that Warner Bros. releases the 2nd and 3rd seasons as well! I was the same age as actor Brandon Cruz - Eddie - when this first aired, and it brings back so many good memories of the warm and kind show. Bill Bixby and Cruz are soooo very good together, that you almost swear they are actually father and son. Co-star Miyoshi Umeki plays Mrs. Livingston, a kind and lovely Japanese woman with such powerful wisdom. I absolutely love her to death! When one thinks of all the garbage on television today, this show is so much better and isn't dated at all. It's a show that makes you smile, laugh, cry, chuckle and feel good. Absolutely great writing too... each episode has such wisdom. The dialogue of Eddie and Tom at the beginning and ending of each episode is priceless! Coupled with the excellent musical magic of Harry Nilsson, makes for one absolutely perfect television show!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great, sweet show! You will love it, it brings back alot of your childhood memories from the 70s.
Published 1 month ago by ReneinMiami
5.0 out of 5 stars I love to see a return of the great old shows when actors knew how to...
This was one of the best cute little shows,and it sure took a long time for somebody to release it onto dvd,I actually think this was started by the movie with Glenn Ford The... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Victoria R.Remington
5.0 out of 5 stars Eddie is so cute
nostalgia
Published 2 months ago by pattijane
5.0 out of 5 stars NO BONUS MATERIAL DVD-R FORMAT, BUT AS GOOD AS IT'S GOING TO GET! ALL...
I grew up watching this cute and funny show. A show about a recently widowed father and his young son. Read more
Published 4 months ago by DR SHOCK
5.0 out of 5 stars Love
I love this show & I was sick when they canceled it. Everyone should get this series. I'm surprised they put the junk reruns on but not this great show.
Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth O'Connell
5.0 out of 5 stars A great opportunity to reminisce.
It's more than I remember from being a kid. The fashion of the time made me smile. A little hard for me to hear, very soft spoken. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Carrie Slager
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL!!
I just ordered the 3rd season have both 1st and second love them so much...as most of you know its hard to find things to watch with little ones tv just isnt what it use to be and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by dolores
5.0 out of 5 stars great show
Cause it was a great show and i use watch when was kid it has good moments in it good show
Published 8 months ago by mrswowie
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of this type of show i really love this show and recomend it...
This is how the world was, awesome The best of this type of show i really love this show and recomend it to everyone
Published 9 months ago by J. Deuce
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I remember seeing this wonderful episodes as a teenager. It is great--I have been watching it over and over again. It has brought back fantastic memories. :)
Published 10 months ago by maika
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