The Courtship of Eddie’s Father was a TV sitcom about a widower, Tom Corbett (Bill Bixby) and his son, Eddie (Brandon Cruz), who believes his father should marry, and manipulates situations surrounding the women his father is interested in. The television series debuted on September 17, 1969, the last of the show’s 73 episodes was broadcast on March 1, 1972.

The television show’s theme song, “Best Friend”, was written and performed by singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson (aka Nilsson).

Courtship Of Eddie’s Father opening theme

Lyrics for “Best Friend” by Harry Nilsson

People let me tell you ’bout my best friend,
He’s a warm-hearted person who’ll love me ’til 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…

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (video clip)

A school bully named Joey is making life miserable for Eddie and Joey is a girl — played by a very young Jodie Foster.

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