YMMV / Eight Is Enough

  • Malaysians Love David Bradford: For reasons unknown to man, this show became popular with Malaysian office working females back in the early 80s. Many of them found David Bradford to be a heartthrob.
  • Tear Jerker: The two-part Christmas Episode, one of the first to air after Diana Hyland's untimely death. In it, the Bradfords' Christmas presents are stolen, except for one that Joan (Hyland's character) had bought for Tommy, and hidden away, shortly before the character's own passing. It's a book by Joan's favorite poet, E. E. Cummings, that she left a heartfelt inscription in. When Tom reads the note to the rest of the family, their tearful reactions probably aren't acting.