Senior HTF Member
- Jan 7, 1999
- Osaka, Japan
- Real Name
- Jeff Flugel
Agreed on "Countdown." A great episode, very cleverly done. That first season of My Three Sons is especially strong, due in large part to the unified vision of Peter Tewksbury, who directed all of that inaugural season's episodes.My Three Sons Season 1 Episode 4 Countdown
A telecast of a countdown to a 1957 satellite launch provides the backdrop for a Monday morning in the Douglas household. Everyone seems to be unusually tired.
Written by David Duncan, Countdown is one of the most creative episodes of a television show I've ever watched. Would love to go into the details of this outstanding episode but wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone who may want to look it up. Here are the broad strokes. Everyone sleeps in on Monday which makes them late for work and school. Chip turns the TV to a countdown of a space launch for a new satellite. From that point on complete chaos ensues with everyone rushing to get ready and the satellite launch voice over mirroring the chaos. The hook at the end was equally creative and I never saw it coming. Paul Frees of the Rankin/Bass Holiday specials handled the voice over.
The first two seasons of this underrated show have excellent picture quality and are still available on DVD at quite reasonable prices and well worth a look.
Another great line-up of shows there, Steve, lots of variety...and what a coincidence that we both watched the "Jaime's Shield" Bionic Woman two-parter around the same time.