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''Family Affair'' was a 196671 Creator/{{CBS}} DomCom about three children named Buffy, Jody, and Cissy who, having lost their parents, went to live with their bachelor uncle Bill Davis (Brian Keith) and his British butler/manservant Mr. French (Sebastian Cabot) in a swanky Manhattan apartment.

Today, the show is mostly remembered for both the network and creator-producer Don Fedderson insisting that the character of Buffy [[NotAllowedToGrowUp should remain a young, prepubescent child]], even as her actress (Creator/AnissaJones) entered puberty and got closer and closer to high school.

A {{revival}} of the series, starring Gary Cole and Creator/TimCurry, aired on Creator/TheWB during the 2002 season.

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!!This series provides examples of:
* CompanionCube: Mrs Beasley.
* DomCom
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Mr. French's first name is Giles.
* IllGirl: Eve Plumb of future ''Brady Bunch'' fame plays one in the episode "Christmas Came a Little Early".
* IAmVeryBritish: Mr. French
* TheJeeves: Mr. French
* ManipulativeBitch: Aunt Fran; In the pilot, she coaches Buffy as to what to say to Bill, and she points out in front of Bill, that his penthouse has plenty of room to house a child. In a later episode, she decides she wants Buffy back with her and thus attempts to manipulate Buffy, again.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: The whole sordid story is on the trope's [[Analysis/NotAllowedToGrowUp analysis page]].
* PantyShot: Buffy in a couple of episodes.
* ShoutOut: In the pilot of ''Series/BosomBuddies'' after Peter Scolari names Tom Hanks' character's alter ego 'Buffy', Hanks references "Jody and Mr French".
* SuppressedMammaries: Anissa Jones as Buffy.
* VerySpecialEpisode: [[ChristmasEpisode "Christmas Came a Little Early"]].
* WrittenInAbsence / SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When Sebastion Cabot became ill and had to miss part of the first season, Mr. French was said to be off accompanying the Queen on a tour of the Commonwealth. His brother, Niles French (John Williams), took over the household duties in his stead.
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