''Family Affair'' was a [[TheSixties 1966]]-[[TheSeventies 1971]] DomCom about three children (Buffy, Jody, and Cissy) who, having lost their parents, go to live with their uncle Bill Davis and his butler/manservant "Mister" French.

Today, the show is mostly remembered for creator-producer Don Fedderson - and Fedderson's boss, network Creator/{{CBS}} - insisting that the character of Buffy [[NotAllowedToGrowUp should remain a young, prepubescent child]], even as her actress {{Creator/Anissa Jones}} entered puberty and got closer and closer to high school.

A revival of the series starring Gary Cole and Tim Curry aired on Creator/TheWB during the 2002 season.
!!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
* 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.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When Sebastion Cabot became ill and had to miss some time, Mr. French's brother, Niles French, comes to take over his brother' duties to the Davis family for a few episodes.
* VerySpecialEpisode: [[ChristmasEpisode "Christmas Came a Little Early"]].