Bill Davis "Brian Keith" is a single bachelor in Manhattan. He has a butler, Giles French, known as Mr. French. Bill's brother dies leaving him as the only one to look after his three kids (twins Buffy and Jody, age 6, and Cissy, age 15). Bill and Mr. French must adjust to their new family and become parents to the orphaned children. From this tv show came the creation "Buffy" dolls and replicas of her doll "Mrs. Beasley".