This series came out in the fall of 1971 when I turned eight years old. Back then, when you watched TV there was only one TV in the house and everybody had to agree on what to watch. I had three sisters and all I remember was that I never got to watch anything I liked. Then this show came out and my father liked it, next thing you know, every Sunday night, we got to watch MY show for the first time. I liked that more than the show. Of course the series ended on a cliffhanger and was cancelled; glad I learned that lesson at a young age! I bought it on DVD and it really was a pretty good show.