Bringing Up Buddy

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Bringing Up Buddy
Written by Joe Connelly
Bob Mosher
George Tibbles
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Starring Frank Aletter
Enid Markey
Doro Merande
Theme music composer George Tibbles
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 35
Producer(s) Joe Connelly
Bob Mosher
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 24 mins.
Production company(s) Kayro Productions
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution (current)
Original network CBS
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 10, 1960 (1960-10-10) – June 28, 1961 (1961-06-28)

Bringing Up Buddy is an American sitcom which aired on CBS during the 1960–1961 season.


Frank Aletter plays the orphaned Buddy Flower, a bachelor stockbroker, who is reared by his overprotective and meticulous aunts, Violet Flower (Enid Markey) and Iris Flower (Doro Merande).

Frank Albertson appeared in five episodes as Mr. Cooper; his real-life wife, Grace Gillern Albertson (born 1919), appeared twice as Mrs. Cooper. Irene Ryan, later of The Beverly Hillbillies, appeared three times as Cynthia Boyle. Jimmy Hawkins appeared twice as Fennimore, and Yvonne Lime Fedderson appeared twice as Penny. Frank Aletter's wife Lee Meriwether appeared as Gloria Arnold in the episode "Buddy and the Amazon."

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Broadcast history[edit]

The program debuted on October 10, 1960, and finished its original episodes on June 28, 1961. It aired at 8:30 pm Eastern on Mondays between Pete and Gladys (starring Harry Morgan and Cara Williams) and The Danny Thomas Show. Its competition was ABC's new detective series Surfside 6 set in Miami, and Dale Robertson's Tales of Wells Fargo Western series on NBC.[1] In the following season, CBS returned Robert Young to the 8:30 Monday timeslot in his Window on Main Street nostalgia comedy, which also failed to develop an audience.

Production notes[edit]

Bringing Up Buddy was created by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher.

The series' theme song was written by George Tibbles, who also was a screenwriter for ABC's (later CBS) My Three Sons starring Fred MacMurray.[2]


  1. ^ 1960-1961 United States network television schedule
  2. ^ "Bringing Up Buddy (sitcom, starring Frank Aletter)". Retrieved 2008-05-09. 

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