My Three Sons (TV Series 1960–1972) Poster



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Referenced in 

The Lucy Show: Lucy Helps Danny Thomas (1965) (TV Episode)
still photo seen hanging on wall
The Munsters: John Doe Munster (1965) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Grandpa as being his favorite TV Show. The theme song is also heard.
The Munsters: Herman, the Tire Kicker (1966) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Herman
Petticoat Junction: Pop Goes the Question (1967) (TV Episode)
Sam mentions the show by name.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Sandy Duncan/Binnie Barnes/Steve Martin/George Foreman (1973) (TV Episode)
In the inventions segment, Johnny jokes that Fred de Cordova was making the series in the 1880s
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Buddy Hackett/Peter O'Toole/William Demarest/Victor Buono (1978) (TV Episode)
William Demarest talks about being recognized overseas as Uncle Charley
The Merv Griffin Show: Over 80 (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in connection with William Demarest.
1941 (1979)
Ned Beatty's character's name, Ward Douglas, is a combination of the names of two well-known sitcom fathers, Ward Cleaver of Leave It to Beaver (1957) and Steve Douglas from My Three Sons (1960).
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: David Steinberg/Jim Fowler (1981) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Robert Blake/Jim Carrey/Bud Greenspan (1983) (TV Episode)
Jim Carrey does impressions of the characters in his stand-up routine
T.V. Sphincter (1987) (Video)
This show is referenced in an ABC commercial.
St. Elsewhere: Down and Out on Beacon Hill (1988) (TV Episode)
Ehrlich says that Morrison is "the Fred MacMurray with the trio of kids."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Superdome (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "That's Chip, from 'My Three Sons.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1989) (TV Episode)
when mentioning Uncle Charlie
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Shouldn't he be picking up Chip and Ernie right about now?"
UHF (1989)
One of the TV programs on the U62 fall schedule is "My Three Mutants".
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #1.5 (1989) (TV Episode)
The show that aliens love to watch
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Hand (1989) (TV Episode)
"What? My Three Sons?"
Repossessed (1990)
In the TV station, the name of the show with words "the new" in front of the title is written on the weekly program schedule board.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Hope/Park Overall/Pete Sampras (1990) (TV Episode)
Johnny refers to Chip in the quiz segment
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Lost Continent (1990) (TV Episode)
"Got to go check in on Fred McMuary and the boys"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
"Do the Chip Douglas"
Get a Life: Houseboy 2000 (1991) (TV Episode)
Chris refers to himself as "Uncle Charley"
Saturday Night Live: Michael J. Fox/Black Crowes (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced on America's Most Wanted: Former Child Actors
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1991) (TV Episode)
"It's Ernie Douglas as Sparks"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Chip? Ernie?"
Class Act (1992)
Mentioned by Popsicle
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
"Chip Douglas"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
"Chip Douglas, you come in here this instant"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "'My Three Sons' go beat."
Desmond's: My Two Sons (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Uncle Charlie, no!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "My Three Skulls"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow hums the theme music.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Uncle Charlie?!"
The Simpsons: Homer Loves Flanders (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The George Carlin Show: George Destroys a Way of Life (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by barfly.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Chip Douglas?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Colossus and the Headhunters (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: "What's Robby Douglas doing?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Red Zone Cuba (1994) (TV Episode)
During a closeup of the speaker's legs, Tom hums the theme song.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Lightning Strikes (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Chip? Robby?"
The Simpsons: Home Sweet Home-Dum-Diddly Doodily (1995) (TV Episode)
Flanders says he used to let Rod and Todd watch this.
Now and Then (1995)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Brute Man (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike: "It's Uncle Charlie!"
The Cable Guy (1996)
One of the fake names the Cable Guy uses is Ernie "Chip" Douglas.
Married... with Children: Grime and Punishment (1997) (TV Episode)
A 'My Three Sons Holy Trinity serving tray' is mentioned by Al.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Horror of Party Beach (1997) (TV Episode)
"Music by The My Three Sons"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
"Where has that chip gotten to?" Crow: And that Ernie and Uncle Charlie, where have they gone to?
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Bees (1998) (TV Episode)
Crow: Tramp Douglas, super spy.
Pop Up Video: Social Issues (1998) (TV Episode)
The title "My Five Sons" is suggested during the video for "Brick" by Ben Folds Five after it is mentioned that the group thought "Ben Folds Five" sounded better than "Ben Folds Three."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl in Gold Boots (1999) (TV Episode)
Servo: Hey, My Three Sons grew up and started a band.
Futurama: My Three Suns (1999) (TV Episode)
The episode name is a reference to this.
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
One character mentions "This family wasn't like 'My Three Sons.'"
Charmed: My Three Witches (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Preston Sturges and 'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek' (2005) (Video)
Mention of William Demarest's other father-type roles.
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
When some people at school are making fun of the kids they use this show as a reference.
Life on Mars: Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster (2009) (TV Episode)
"can't watch My Three Sons for a month"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a $300 question
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "TV Sole Dads"
Mad Men: Christmas Waltz (2012) (TV Episode)
Harry mentions the show by name.
The Cinema Snob: They Saved Hitler's Brain (2012) (TV Episode)
"Might as well hear this seductive rendition of the My Three Sons theme."
@midnight: February 7, 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
During one of the games the contestants are asked to make up titles for Australian TV shows. Josh McDermitt mentions "My Three Mel Gibsons".
International Men's Day: The State of Masculinity (2017) (Video)
Stefan Molyneux mentions growing up with TV series such as this one.
The Chronic Rift: The Herbie J Pilato Affair (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced during interview
The '80s Greatest: Family Values (2018) (TV Episode)
Featured in the documentary.

Featured in 

Hard Time on Planet Earth: The Way Home (1989) (TV Episode)
Control shows a clip from the series on his video screen to Jesse
Singles (1992)
The Cable Guy (1996)
A clip of the opening theme, and at least one other episode is shown
Fred MacMurray: The Guy Next Door (1996) (TV Movie)
footage of Fred MacMurray shown
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
Showing Sitcom

Spoofed in 

Not Necessarily the News: Episode #1.1 (1983) (TV Episode)
Rich Hall sees three different shoes under the bathroom stall. The feet begin tapping and the show's theme song plays.
Stay Tuned (1992)
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (1999) (Video Game)
A mafia-themed mission called "My Three Goons"
The Simpsons: I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh (2019) (TV Episode)
The couch gag and opening credits spoof this show as "My Three Kids".

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