yours, mine and ours
the year: 1968
the genre: comedy
the cast: Lucille Ball (Helen North Beardsley); Henry Fonda (Frank Beardsley); Van Johnson (Darrel Harrison); Tim Matheson (Mike Beardsley); Tom Bosley (Family Doctor)
the plot: When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them come together as one big happy family? Join the Beardsley's as they find a house big enough for all of them, learn to make 18 school lunches, cope with a son going off to war, take on the nuns at the local school, have an unexpected addition to the family, and try to turn "yours" and "mine" into "ours".
count: how many of the Beardsley boys are culprits in the "alcoholic Pearl Harbor".
don't miss: Frank being able to find Helen's number in the phone directory - even though she only recently moved to the area.
look for: the reflection of a cameraman visible in the window of the school bus as it drives off.
listen for: "Your Irish coffee is *winking* at me."
did you know: the commercial success of Yours, Mine and Ours led ABC and Paramount Studios to green-light The Brady Bunch. (MUCH to Blaine's delight.)
extra bonus points: if you know who Henry Fonda replaced in the role of Frank Beardsley.
also listen for: "Your blues and greens are wonderful, but your he's and she's got a little mixed up."
did you also know: the wedding invitation used in the movie is the actual wedding invitation designed by the real Frank Beardsley. The children's names are listed in their real-life birth order.