Accidental Family

Jim 1950s - 1960s

Aired: 1967-68

DAD: Jerry Webster (Jerry Van Dyke) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Nightclub comedian

KIDS: Sandy (Teddy Quinn)(11)


STAND-IN “MOM”: Sue Kramer / divorced “nanny”

Am I the only one who remembers this show? This was kinda like Green Acres without Eva Gabor. Jerry Webster was a comedian who bought a farm so that his son would have a place to stay while Jerry was on the road. The woman that ran the farm had a daughter named Tracy who was the same age as Jerry’s son. Hijinx ensue. Same kind of tension as “The Farmer’s Daughter” with the “how do you raise your kid” rivalry that pops up in later shows like Who’s the Boss? and Nanny and the Professor.