Talk:My Three Sons

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According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary "SCOTCH: 2: plural in construction: the people of Scotland." I'm sure your grandparents were dear old folks, however, the weight of academic evidence suggests that it is indeed technically correct grammatically, and not necessarily pejorative, to refer to the people of Scotland as "Scotch," if not exactly in frequent usage. In fact, the same Wikipedia entry also conceeds that the term "Scotch" is used non-pejorativity in North America and states "Scots who settled in Ulster, many of whom later emigrated, are known non-pejoratively in North America as the Scotch-Irish. It was the native Scots who rejected the usage of "Scotch" which had been adopted from England after the 1707 Act of Union." So it seems that identifying Scotch as pejorative has more to do with opposition to a political position regarding the union of England and Scotland than an ethnic slur originating with people who dislike the Scotch, Scots, Scottish..whatever..11:45, 6 November 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jango Davis (talkcontribs)

Scottish, Scotch or Scot?

As a Scottish American, my grandfolks deplored the use of "Scotch" to depict them. Even Wikopedia itself states that: "'Scotch' if applied to people is widely considered pejorative". It is a commercial adaptation- therefore I am not a tape, an alcoholic beverage, a buttery flavor, a street game to which young girls can hop, etc. Most Scottish are referred to as being a "Scot" (thus the given name Scott). Simply because a term has been misused (or misappropriated) by many, does not make it correct. Nonetheless, the Douglas' heritage was deleted, as someone either felt their ethnicity was irrelevent, unsourced, or simply avoided whether Scotch, Scottish or Scots was correct. The contributor "Malangthon" below, who is from New Zealand and is concerned about history, theology, and English, has simply adopted a term which has been wrongly grafted onto the Scots.(SL) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:54, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Scots-Irish? Who writes this stuff? It is and always will be Scotch-Irish. Just ask us. Or you can consult JK Gailbraith. Unbelievable. Malangthon (talk) 03:32, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

YOu forgot Uncle Charley - William Demerest?

Added him and William Frawley. Mike H 21:20, Aug 27, 2004 (UTC)

The name of Ronne Troup is listed at least twice as "Ronne Troup", and once as "Robbie Troup". It is not inconceivable that a female named "Ronne" would use "Robbie" as a nickname, especially if, as is the case for Ronne Troup, her father is named "Bobby" and she has a sister named "Cynthia" who goes by "Cynnie" in consequence of a mother also named "Cynthia". However, because the customary form 'Ronne "Robbie" Troup' is not used in this article to introduce the "Robbie" usage, and because "Robbie Troup" is not listed as a "sometimes billed as" name for Ronne Troup in, I would like someone to check and see if this is not just overhasty typing, resulting in the merging of "Ronne" and "Bobby". Also, one of "My Three Sons"'s character's names is "Robbie", and that fact might have insinuated itself. 05:48, 13 October 2007 (UTC)Christopher L. Simpson.

What in the world indicates that the family is Scots-Irish? I seriously doubt there is any reference to that in any of the episodes as the audience wouldn't know what the heck they were talking about. The awareness by the general public of "Scots-Irish" as an ethnicity is a relatively recent development.

Why was my addition removed?[edit]

You can't provide a citation for a statement stating something isn't yet known.

The fact is, we're unaware and likely will remain unaware if the season 2 volume 1 dvd release of My Three Sons will have the same audio editing as season 1. That won't be known until we get the DVD in our hands to inspect it.

You basically answered your own question. If you can't provide a citation for something because there's no knowledge about it, it shouldn't be mentioned here. Before most DVD releases hit the street, the company releasing them usually release a statement regarding special features, etc (if they don't, almost always reports on the releases). That release is a sufficient source and should tell if the music is going to be replaced or not. Pinkadelica 08:37, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

CBS Paramount never mentions in their announcements if the audio has been modified. Go back and check the official announcements for things such as The Fugitive and My Three Sons at for evidence of that. The fact is, the season 1 releases had their audio heavily modified, and this is very much a concern that many fans hold as DVD releases of this series progress. I think it's important that it be mentioned that the situation regarding this season 2 volume 1 release is presently unknown by the community and remains a concern. We won't have a clear answer on this until it reaches our own hands and we're able to view it since CBS Paramount isn't about to advertise that the audio has been heavily modified for this release. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:25, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Like I said right above, if the official source does not state that kind of information, almost always reports on that kind of thing. In fact, they did just that in this for announcement for My Three Sons in '08 and The Fugitive. That site is currently being linked here as a reference so evidently it's acceptable and can be used to source things like DVD details including replaced music. According to the source given in the article at present, there appears to be no details on the music for future release. I assume that that further announcements will be released including such details when the studio releases the artwork, etc. As I stated right above, we're not on a deadline here and if there's no clear answer for something, there's no reason to bring it up. If someone is truly concerned about the music replacement, there are plenty of other sites (!) that deal with that kind of thing. Our job is to detail the series itself and why it is notable. Pinkadelica 01:54, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Whatever —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:40, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

References to eldest son Mike[edit]

Previous entry stated that the eldest son Mike is never referred to again after his marraige. However, there is in fact one color episode (which I recently saw on the retro-TV network METV) in which Robbie briefly mentions Mike and his wedding. This is during an episode in which Ernie is first fostered by the Douglas. 12:45, 14 September 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jango Davis (talkcontribs)

Also added information on the character Mike's job (teaching college), mentioned once in the 1966 episode "Steve and the Huntress." This partily explains Mike's absence. 11:34, 6 November 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jango Davis (talkcontribs)

The Vanishing Frawley[edit]

I can't say I've ever seen William Frawley in this series since the original broadcasts in 1965, which is a shame because he's an infinitely more entertaining actor than the also superb William Demarest. I remember Frawley on the show from childhood but haven't seen him in it during any of the succeeding decades. I'd love to see the episode in which they're both together. StellarStand (talk) 19:01, 1 April 2012 (UTC)