The BEST Episodes of Family Affair (1966)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2021

Network: CBS

Family Affair was one of those successful family comedies of the 1960's. Bill Davis' carefree existence as a swinging bachelor was just about perfect. A highly paid consulting engineer, he maintained an elegant apartment off Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and had his domestic needs cared for by a very English gentleman's gentleman, Mr. French. Into this life of independence came three young orphans, the 6-year old twins Buffy and Jody and 15-year-old Cissy. Their parents, Bill's brother and sister-in-law, had died in an accident, and other relatives felt that Bill could best provide for them. Despite initial misgivings, Bill and French became very attached to the children and learned to adjust their lifestyle to make room for the new members of the household. Mr. French, a stickler for neatness and order, had the toughest adjustment to make, he was with the children all the time while Bill was often out of town on assignments. All in all, they were a happy family. Family Affair aka Fed

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A Helping Hand

#1 - A Helping Hand

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 6, 1967

A lesson to be learned in this episode: Helping people is good, but it only goes but so far. The family learns this the hard way. Mr. French helps out a maid who is very bad with housekeeping by covering up her mistakes, and this charade goes on until she is hired by a guest who is throwing a party. Eventually, she gets fired and she gets on Mr. French. Bill does the same thing when he takes over the twins' school project, and he gets credit. Cissy tells them all about how important it is to get involved in the family because they had none when they were in Terre Haute.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: John McGreevey
The Award

#2 - The Award

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired May 1, 1967

Buffy and Jody want to make an award for Bill for being the best uncle, but they fall allergic to the clay they are making the award with. Bill thinks that the allergies are caused by irregular parenting, but the doctor states that they are allergic to modeling clay.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson
Go Home, Mr. French

#3 - Go Home, Mr. French

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 25, 1967

Mr. French's romance with an old flame puts his job in jeopardy when he thinks about working with his old love in another house.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs
The Toy Box

#4 - The Toy Box

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 6, 1967

Uncle Bill enforces an iron-clad confiscation order of toys constantly being left on the floor by the kids and they can never get them back. It hits a little too close when Buffy's beloved Mrs. Beasley is in danger of being taken away from her.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Arthur Marx
Freddie

#5 - Freddie

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 1967

Freddie, Bill's old friend from Terre Haute, wishes that she had children after spending time with Buffy and Jody.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: John McGreevey
Our Friend Stanley

#6 - Our Friend Stanley

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 4, 1967

Buffy and Jody make friends with a disabled boy named Stanley, much to the dismay of his overprotective mother.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson
Star Dust

#7 - Star Dust

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 18, 1967

Bill is starstruck now, with a famous actress that wants to give up the business and settle down with him.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Roy Kammerman
Family Reunion

#8 - Family Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 1, 1968

Bill and Mr. French visit the kids' old home in Terre Haute where they are faced with a painful decision: Stay with their aunt who makes up stuff about how they are a burden to Bill or go back to New York.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Phil Davis
A Man's Place

#9 - A Man's Place

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 8, 1968

A new romance that Mr. French has puts him in the position to make him think that his current life as a butler is not good enough for his date.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: John McGreevey
The Fish Watchers

#10 - The Fish Watchers

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 22, 1968

Uncle Bill gets the kids involved with tropical fish after the advice of a fellow construction worker.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Jane Klove, Ted Shederman
The Day Nothing Happened

#11 - The Day Nothing Happened

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 29, 1968

A Blizzard can be anyone's worst enemy. This lesson is true when everything goes awry for the David family in Long Island: French is stranded in the blizzard, kids Building snowmen inside, ruined potential dates, Oy Vey!

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson
A House in the Country

#12 - A House in the Country

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 5, 1968

Bill wants to move to a house in the suburbs, but the kids persuade him to stay where he is.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Ed James
Member of the Family

#13 - Member of the Family

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 19, 1968

Mr. French thinks he is left out of Cissy's drawings for school.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson
His and Hers

#14 - His and Hers

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 26, 1968

Bill and the family meet their potential counterparts when he meets a woman named Margaret and her kids. The kids think that it's real cool to have kids that are like them at first, but they find out that they are too much alike and do not get along with them.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Joseph Hoffman
The Mrs. Beasley Story

#15 - The Mrs. Beasley Story

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 25, 1968

Buffy is disheartened because Mrs. Beasley needs arm surgery

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Joseph Hoffman
Ciao, Uncle Bill

#16 - Ciao, Uncle Bill

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 1968

Uncle Bill might have found the right woman to marry in Rome, but calls it off when she doesn't like children

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish
To Love With Buffy

#17 - To Love With Buffy

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 6, 1969

Bill takes Buffy on a trip with him to Puerto Rico to spend some time together. He then meets a flame of his, but he vows to spend all of his time with Buffy.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson
A Lesson For Grown-Ups

#18 - A Lesson For Grown-Ups

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 20, 1969

The siblings take action to solve a financial crisis.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Elroy Schwartz
Oh, To Be in England

#19 - Oh, To Be in England

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 27, 1969

A year in England doesn't include Bill.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson
A Matter of Privacy

#20 - A Matter of Privacy

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 3, 1969

The twins learn how to eavesdrop with a tape recorder.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Burt Styler
Lost in Spain (1)

#21 - Lost in Spain (1)

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 10, 1969

A fantastic family trip in Spain goes absolutely wrong when Mr. French and the twins get lost.

star 10.00
2 votes
Writers: John McGreevey
The Young Man From Bolivia

#22 - The Young Man From Bolivia

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 10, 1969

Jody is jealous of attention paid to his Bolivian pen pal.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish
Speak for Yourself, Mr. French

#23 - Speak for Yourself, Mr. French

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 17, 1969

A young woman pursues Mr. French.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson
The Flip Side

#24 - The Flip Side

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 24, 1969

Cissy falls for a singer who writes a song about her, but as he goes off on tour, they lose touch. Cissy goes to one of his concerts to see him again, only her heart is broken when she sees him with another girl.

star 10.00
2 votes
Writers: Roy Kammerman
Flower Power

#25 - Flower Power

Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 7, 1969

Cissy wants to be a hippie, much to Bill's chagrin.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Cynthia Lindsay