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Old 05-22-2018, 09:56 PM
 
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I enjoyed the show. My favorite character was Uncle Charley. He was so dead-pan and said the funniest things.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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I liked the show.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:34 PM
 
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I'm going to have to find this book too. I watched the show as a kid and still enjoy it today. MeTV runs this show on their early morning line-up and currently they are up to the Barbara-Dodie episodes, respectively Beverly Garland and Dawn Lyn.

There are also a slew of episodes available on You Tube, including the last couple seasons, such as the Chip-Polly years. I always preferred the color episodes with Ernie and Uncle Charley. Never cared for the B/W shows with Mike and Grandpa Bub.

Ernie/Barry Livingston was a cute little guy when he was first introduced but as he moved into his teen years, he developed a raging case of Jerry Mathers-itis, not so cute anymore but kind of awkward and gawky. Stanley Livingston and Barry had a great on-screen rapport though, not surprising as they were actual brothers.
Yes, thanks for the fond memories. It was really quite a lovely show and family friendly as well.


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Lastly, I'm sure I'm not the only one who fantasized about Katie and Polly. Ummmm.
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:26 AM
 
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I have not watched it in decades, but liked it back in the 70s. I have never seen any of the B&W episodes as they never showed them. I did not even know they existed until they used a fragment for a flashback scene.


So what was the technique Barry used?
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:36 AM
 
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The original black and white was like a different show. Sometimes it was kind of cool. I liked the older brother who was famous from Disney movies. But I preferred Uncle Charley and the newer seasons overall.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:37 AM
 
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I have not watched it in decades, but liked it back in the 70s. I have never seen any of the B&W episodes as they never showed them. I did not even know they existed until they used a fragment for a flashback scene.


So what was the technique Barry used?
Ron's technique was to walk into the background and turn back around, drawing the camera to him.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:44 AM
 
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Yes, thanks for the fond memories. It was really quite a lovely show and family friendly as well.




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Lol. Actually I thought the three ladies who played the respective partners of Rob, Chip, and the father's in the later series were exceptionally good looking. There aren't many shows that I could say that of.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:06 AM
 
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It wasn't just those three ladies' looks. But their attitudes. Not just them but also all the other actors on the show in the latter series. With the possible exception of Fred MacMurray. Not that I didn't like him also, but he had a different quality.
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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I might read the book because I liked the show . I know fred macmurray was a millionaire when he passed and left his daughter a slew of money . She believes because he was a penny pincher in those days and he saved his money . just in case some of you did not know that .
Most people who lived or especially grew up during the Great Depression were very tight with their money the rest of their lives. Whenever you hear someone described as cheap, you should take that into account. I know, because both my parents were very frugal when I was growing up. Unfortunately, it worked against me inlayer years because I would spend too much of my slightly better than average income, and was always wishing I had more.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:22 PM
 
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When I think of Fred MacMurray , I remember the movie The Cain Mutiny with Humphrey Bogart.
He was mesmerizing in that part and quite a negative character (as he was in Double Indemnity
with Barbara Stanwick ).
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