THE TROUBLE WITH FATHER / THE STU ERWIN SHOW

THE TROUBLE WITH FATHER / THE STU ERWIN SHOW


Early television was filled with bumbling fathers who were not the smartest member of the household. One of the earliest examples of this time-honored premise was Stu Erwin, head of the family, in "Trouble With Father". The series stars Stuart Erwin and real-life wife June Collyer. Ann Todd and Sheila James portray the couple's fictional daughters. One notable aspect of the show was that it featured African American actor Willie Best in a supporting role.  When she grew up Sheila James went on to play Zelda in THE ADVENTURES OF DOBBI GILLIS.

Stu was a high school principal who, though not stupid, was something of a dullard who found himself in uncomfortable situations with regularity. June (Stu's real-life spouse) was his patient wife who busied herself by managing the household and being involved in numerous “ladies groups”.  Their oldest daughter was Joyce, a high school student, that was boy-crazy. Youngest daughter Jackie was a tomboy with a smart mouth who delivered most of the actual comedy lines. Trouble With Father" is the prototype of the "perfect family" sitcom that one thinks of as representing the 1950s

The series' recurring characters included handyman Willie, a rare Black character for the time, who was often employed in one of Stu's schemes. Neighbors Harry and Adele Johnson were regularly seen friends/enemies of Stu and June. George Selkirk was a bossy school official who usually caused headaches for Stu. Actor Martin Milner played two roles in the series. Early on, he was Drexel Potter, a frequent boyfriend of Joyce. In the final season, he played Jimmy Clark, Joyce's new husband.  This rare set of 24 rare shows even in includes many of the original 1950’s commercials which makes it an even greater collectors “dream” and the picture and sound quality is truly outstanding for a series of this era.  

HATE THAT LOVESEAT
SPOOKS
JACKIE KNOWS ALL
FATHER GETS IN THE ACT
FATHER DOES HIS HOME WORK
FATHER TAKES A PET
THE PEARL NECKLACE
WHAT PAPER DO YOU READ?
FRENCH INFLUENCE
THE BIG BUSINESS
BARBECUE
NOTHING LIKE A FRIEND
MANY HAPPY RETURNS
LEAVE IT TO STU
THANK YOU, JARVIS
THE BIG GAME
SCHOOL NEWSPAPER
YOUTH, IT’S BEAUTIFUL
EGG NOGGIN’
A VERY RAINY DAY
THE GREAT DEBATE
SPRING FOR FATHER
BLACK SATURDAY
WEDDING BELLS




THE TROUBLE WITH FATHER / THE STU ERWIN SHOW
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