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The Courtship of Eddie's Father

The Lonely Weekend (Season 2, Episode 20)
TV Episode | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Tom uses the fact of Eddie going to camp to have a romantic weekend with his girlfriend, Brenda. Tom however does not anticipate the continual distractions. First, a work emergency occurs. Since it looks like it will take a long time to ...See moreTom uses the fact of Eddie going to camp to have a romantic weekend with his girlfriend, Brenda. Tom however does not anticipate the continual distractions. First, a work emergency occurs. Since it looks like it will take a long time to resolve, Brenda decides to go home and wait for Tom to finish. She's right as Tom needs to pull an all nighter. Once Tom finishes his work duties and gets some sleep, second, Mrs. Livingston decides to come in for the weekend to clean up the kitchen. As soon as Tom politely sends Mrs. Livingston home, third, Joey Kelly shows up on Tom's doorstep. Joey's father, Joe, and his girlfriend Sherry went to Las Vegas for the weekend and assumed that Joey would stay with the Corbetts during their absence. When Joey called Eddie earlier on to ask, she didn't ask Eddie since Eddie wasn't going to be around. But rather than stay with a sitter, Joey wanted to stay with Tom since she was upset about her father and Sherry probably going to elope without telling her. Since Joe and Sherry were driving to Vegas, Tom has no way of getting in touch with them, and thus Tom has no other choice than to keep Joey for the weekend. When Tom calls Brenda with this latest news, ever gracious Brenda is no longer gracious and hangs up on Tom. Later, Sherry comes by to pick up Joey - she and Joe decided that in Joey's fragile state of mind, it better to take her along. Just then, Brenda drops by in a mood of forgiveness, until she sees Sherry, who she assumes is a fling of Tom's. After clearing up the confusion, Tom finally has his romantic, albeit shortened weekend with Brenda. It ends up being even shorter when Eddie arrives home unexpectedly early. Written by Huggo See less
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Director
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George Aliceson Tipton (music composed by)
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Updated Feb 17, 1971

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Feb 17, 1971 (United States)

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Bill Bixby
Tom Corbett Tom Corbett   See fewer
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Miyoshi Umeki
Mrs. Livingston Mrs. Livingston   See fewer
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James Komack
Norman Tinker Norman Tinker   See fewer
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Brandon Cruz
Eddie Corbett Eddie Corbett   See fewer
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Brenda Benet
Brenda (as Brenda Benét) Brenda (as Brenda Benét)   See fewer
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Jodie Foster
Joey Kelly Joey Kelly   See fewer
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Claire Brennen
Sherry Barnes Sherry Barnes   See fewer
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Robert Burton
Brian Frisbee (as Skip Burton) Brian Frisbee (as Skip Burton)   See fewer
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Kristina Holland
Tina Rickles Tina Rickles   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 12 votes