August Break – 2019 – Song Lyric Sunday Edition

You are going to get two posts from me today because I can’t connect the prompts from Song Lyric Sunday and August Break.  Hope you don’t mind.

First up is Song Lyric Sunday as curated by Jim Adams.  I decided to go with a pretty old show, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.  It was on from 1969 to 1972 and was a cute show about a young boy, Brandon Cruz, trying to find a wife for his widowed dad, Bill Bixby.  There were a lot of up and coming actors on the show and it was a feel good kind of program.  Each episode started with a conversation like this: 

The song was written by Harry Nilsson and while I’m not a big fan of his, the song fits perfectly.

The lyrics are short:

Best Friend
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.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Harry Nilsson
Best Friend lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Bill Bixby went on to play David Banner (the Hulk) and sadly died at age 59 from prostate cancer.  He also had a brief show, The Magician, and was on My Favorite Martian with the late Ray Walston.  Personally, I always thought Mr. Bixby was a handsome guy so I enjoyed watching him on all the shows. 

And there’s your #SLS.  Make sure to pop over and see the other participants in today’s song fest. 

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22 Responses to August Break – 2019 – Song Lyric Sunday Edition

  1. I love the dialog intro and how it’s just as appropriate now as it was then.

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  2. John Holton says:

    The TV show was based on the movie with Glen Ford and Ronny Howard. We always liked the show, as well as Bill Bixby. I remember seeing him in a religious TV show one night when I was waiting to watch the signoff. He was also in a PBS presentation of a play called “Steambath” where the steambath represented the afterlife and the attendant was God. He was a good actor.

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  3. J-Dub says:

    I remember BIll Bixby. Not sure I watched the show consistently but the beginning seems familiar.

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  4. rugby843 says:

    I liked the show and the actor. It was cute.

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  5. Oh my…thank you so much for the great memory, Janet. I loved The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. I remember having a crush on Bill Bixby!

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  6. msjadeli says:

    I vaguely remember the show but that clip looks so wholesome, like the kind of dad a kid could learn a lot from. I liked Bill Bixby also and thought he was cute. Nilsson’s song is perfect for the theme song.

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  7. Shelley says:

    Great job on the prompt; I’m a huge fan of Bill Bixby – when he was the magician he was so handsome. The hulk, not so much 🙂 Love the song, it is a fun one that gets stuck in my head as an earworm EVERY time! Happy Sunday!

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  8. ccbarr says:

    Brandon Cruz’s family lived down the street from me. My brother knew his brother.I think Brandon lived in L.A. while filming. Poor kid sufferred from other kids here. Seems like everyone had a story. He didn’t deserve it.

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  9. ghostmmnc says:

    Awww good memories of watching that show! The song is really good, isn’t it. 🙂

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  10. Janet, I never watched The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, but I really do like the song.

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