Today is Father’s Day so I’m remembering one of my favorite TV shows ever, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” starring Bill Bixby. I’ve always loved that show and I think it was special to me because I grew up without a dad so I always longed for such a relationship. Now that I’ve become a father myself (I have three amazingly wonderful kids), I find that this TV show has taken on extra special meaning to me thru the years.
I really try my best to enjoy each and every moment that I am blessed to have with my children, especially the kind of moments that this show’s intro’s usually highlighted. Even during such tender, sweet moments I will get images from this show and it’ll make me smile.
The theme song is also one of my favorites, “Best Friend” by Harry Nilsson.
I remember singing that one all the time when my son was a baby and I still sing it to him on occasion, much to his dismay. Here are the words.
by Harry Nilsson
People let me tell you ’bout my best friend,
He’s a warm hearted person who’ll love me till the end.
People let me tell you bout my best friend,
He’s a one boy cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy.
People let me tell you ’bout him he’s so much fun
Whether we’re talkin’ man to man or whether we’re talking son to son.
Cause he’s my best friend.
Yes he’s my best friend.
Here’s the wonderful intro’s to the show.