Friday, April 28, 2006
The Courtship of Eddie's Father - Dramedy or Comeda
Courtship used a standard formula (Mother eaten by wolves, Father must find new mate or surrender child to the authorities), but it blended comedy and drama and had the inimitable Bill Bixby (later of Hulk), who added just the right lightness to the role of unrealistically perfect father.
Those of us who grew up watching the show know that Courtship helped children in thousands of single-parent homes cope with the raw deal they had gotten. They could watch Bixby and say to themselves Jesus I wish our Dad talked about what he was going through instead of just lying in his bed all day.
Courtship is still not available on DVD, but you can help by writing and mailing one postcard every day of your life until you die to:
ABC TELEVISION CENTER STUDIOS
4151 Prospect Avenue,