Can you tell the difference between the first and last episodes of My Three Sons?

The classic sitcom underwent many changes over its long twelve-year run.


In the very first episode of My Three Sons, the grandfather of the family tells a cosmetic salesman that he’s the closest thing to a “lady of the house” and to “come back when somebody is married.” Little did anyone know the sitcom would stay on the air long enough to see multiple sons grow up and tie the knot!

There were many other changes that took place during the show’s twelve years on the air. It switched networks, and from black and white to color in the process, and introduced not only a fourth son but also a daughter.

Here are ten statements about My Three Sons. Can you guess if each one pertains to the first episode or the last one?

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  1. This episode originally aired four days before the premiere of The Andy Griffith Show.
  2. In this episode, the Douglas family lives in California.
  3. This episode featured I Love Lucy’s William Frawley as Bub.
  4. The family dog, Tramp, does not appear in this episode.
  5. This episode mostly revolves around youngest son Ernie and his wayward classmate, Gordon.
  6. Patricia Barry, who played schoolteacher Adele Adams in The Rifleman, appeared in this episode.
  7. This episode showed Mr. Douglas’ office.
  8. This episode originally aired on ABC.
  9. This episode featured character actress Betty McMahon’s last credited role.
  10. Mr. Douglas is married in this episode.

Can you tell the difference between the first and last episodes of My Three Sons?

Your Result...

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Midi 1 month ago
8/10… Love these trivia games 😊
Jon 13 months ago
9/10 - I didn't know who Betty McMahon was.
Mark 13 months ago
9 out of 10. I only missed the one about his office.
herminia 28 months ago
I used to watch My three sons all the time or most of the time. My three sons and Patty Duke were two of our favorite family shows.
Martanrick1975 28 months ago
9/10 I’m surprised I remembered the details. I did miss #4 though 🙁😊 This was one of my favorite shows. I remember having a crush on Chip… he was dreamy! 😂
Coldnorth Martanrick1975 26 months ago
I love Chip in the earlier shows. He was cute and always underfoot. In the later shows I thought Polly was just using Chip to escape her home.
practicaljokerfan 33 months ago
It seems like Happy Days And Gomer Pyle USMC and Green Acres and My Favorite Martian and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and The Andy Griffith Show are
NOT the only TV shows where Characters
Like Chuck Cunningham and Corporal
Chuck Boyle vanish with NO EXPLANATION.
Why.did Chips friend SUDSY Dissapear from
My 3 Sons with no explanation ??
Does anyone know SUDSY s Last Name
And the name of the child actor who
Played SUDSY??
Roy Stuart played Corporal Chuck Boyle
On Gomer Pyle USMC from 1965-1968 .
Tommy Leonetti played CPL Nick Cuccinelli
On Gomer Pyle USMC for season one
Only until Roy Stuart replaced Tommy Leonetti starting with season 2 .
Garry Marshall thought was a
Big Joke when he wrote Chuck Cunningham
Out of Happy Days in 1975.
Gavan O'Herlihy and Randolph Roberts
Both played Chuck Cunningham on
Happy Days .
Does anyone know why Newt. Kiley
(Kay Kuter) dissapeared from Green Acres
Bag Zombroski Neil J Schwartz and
Eugene Belvin (Denis MANDEL) and
Melvin BELVIN Scott Bernstein ALL
VANISHED from Happy Days with no explanation. I also wonder why Junior Hocker (Russell Horton) and . Herbie Bates Don Washbrook vanished from Petticoat Junction and why Ginger (Charlene Salerno)
The girlfriend of Wally Plumstead Skip Young dissapeared from The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and why Chester Anderson (Buddy Hart) and TOOEY Brown
(Tiger Fafara) dissapeared from Leave It To Beaver with no explanation and why
Sgt Whipple Buck Young dissapeared from
Gomer Pyle USMC and I wonder why
Spike(Danny Butch) was replaced by
Happy Days.
Also Angela Brown played by Ann Marshall on My Favorite Martian
Dissapeared from that show after only 3 episodes. Angela Brown was the
Daughter of Mrs. Brown on My Favorite Martian.
rleary1 practicaljokerfan 33 months ago
Ricky Allen played Huey 'Sudsy' Pfeiffer in 39 episodes.
Jon rleary1 13 months ago
Sudsy was pretty much replaced by Ernie in Season 3. I couldn't stand the character, especially his grating voice. Ricky Allen though made 2 later appearances in color episodes.
Wow. And I thought I was a nut
MrBill 34 months ago
8/10; missed #8 and #9 - I had no idea on those and guessed wrong.
LH 34 months ago
9/10 guessed at some of them!
Shatner1 34 months ago
Got 10/10--Harder then it looked!
vinman63 34 months ago
In my area they play Toon with me during the M3S time slot.
Susan00100 34 months ago
Good news, fans. The early episodes are now running on MeTV. We can enjoy the antics of Mike, Bub, and all the others in glorious B&W.
Plus--we can see the sponsor's products during the closing credits, LOL.
cperrynaples Susan00100 34 months ago
Billboards are on some later episodes, but the most visible were the Chevys from the early '60's!
TheDavBow3 Susan00100 34 months ago
By FAR the best episodes! Ernie and Uncle Charley do not come close to Mike and Bub. Then when Barbara and Dodie came along, the show was unwatchable to me.
LH TheDavBow3 34 months ago
I remember when Dodie came on the scene, none of us liked her
pattysdaughter LH 28 months ago
All I could ever think about when I saw Dodie was how she needed a decent haircut.
vinman63 LH 28 months ago
They jumped the shark with Dodie
Coldnorth pattysdaughter 26 months ago
She also needed longer dresses
Wenatchee7 34 months ago
9/10 How did I miss the Tramp question ?
Shatner1 Wenatchee7 34 months ago
They ought to be ashamed not having Tramp on the final episode!!!!
cperrynaples Shatner1 34 months ago
Yep, and MeTV cuts these shows! The first show began with Tramp running but on MeTV it starts with Chip opening the door! YouTube has the complete version!
GeorgiaReadenour 34 months ago
9/10 love this show,epecially early episodes!!
GeorgiaReadenour 34 months ago
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Shatner1 BrentwoodJon 34 months ago
The early episodes (Mike episodes) are far superior!
Entwriter 34 months ago
I think it was terrible that they never invited Tim Considine back. Mike didn't even attend his own father's wedding, let alone his brothers' weddings.
Shatner1 Entwriter 34 months ago
Bad blood between Tim and Fred!
vinman63 Entwriter 28 months ago
Mike got married and went to die in Nam.
brigarzmetv123 34 months ago
Bring back you touched by an angel!!
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