My Three Sons (1960–1972)
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Barbara Lost 

Chip's (Stanley Livingston) old friend, John Simpson (Micky Dolenz), who's now a big rock star, pays a visit. Soon, Chip tells the family that he's decided to give up his studies and become... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Fred MacMurray ... Steve Douglas
William Demarest ... Uncle Charley O'Casey
Don Grady ... Robbie Douglas (credit only)
Stanley Livingston ... Chip Douglas
Barry Livingston ... Ernie Thompson Douglas
Tina Cole ... Katie Miller Douglas
Beverly Garland ... Barbara Harper Douglas
Dawn Lyn ... Dodie Harper Douglas
Ronne Troup Ronne Troup ... Polly Williams Douglas
Micky Dolenz ... John Simpson / Brian Lipsker (as Mickey Dolenz)
Johnny Silver ... Plumber
Michael Todd Michael Todd ... Robbie Douglas, Jr.
Joseph Todd Joseph Todd ... Charley Douglas
Daniel Todd Daniel Todd ... Steve Douglas II


Chip's (Stanley Livingston) old friend, John Simpson (Micky Dolenz), who's now a big rock star, pays a visit. Soon, Chip tells the family that he's decided to give up his studies and become a rock star, too. The family is extremely concerned--until John mentions that he makes $2 million a year. Written by

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6 April 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Micky Dolenz of The Monkees
21 April 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

The penultimate episode, "Barbara Lost" guest stars former Monkey Micky Dolenz as Chip's boyhood pal Brian Lipsker, who has since become the leader of a successful rock group under the name John Simpson. Charlie invites John over for dinner, serving him his favorite chili dogs, and asks how much he makes per year. 'Under two million' has Charlie wondering if he means 'dollars or trading stamps!' Now Chip has notions of giving up chemical engineering for the glamorous life of a rock star, playing his acoustic guitar around the house. After the dinner scene, we see Micky working the mixing board at the recording studio, listening to the group's performance and making corrections. Sadly, he doesn't perform any songs, so this Apr 6 1972 episode can't hold a candle to THE BRADY BUNCH's "Getting Davy Jones" (four months earlier, Dec 10 1971), which popularized the song "Girl," a failed single issued by Jones as the theme from Sandy Duncan's 1971 feature "Star Spangled Girl." At this early stage of his solo career, Dolenz only had one single, the Oct 1971 MGM Records release "Easy On You"/"Oh Someone," both arranged by fellow Monkey Peter Tork (none of his solo recordings became chart successes).

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