Accidental Family (sitcom, starring Jerry Van Dyke)

     (NBC Primetime, 1967 - 1968)

     [the star of this sitcom (who was the brother of Dick Van Dyke)
      played a widow who moves to Las Vegas; and while he is at work
      his tenant who is a divorcee with a daughter takes care of his 
      son; although The Brady Bunch had a similarly contrived premise
      perhaps the intracy of this contrivance contributed to the
      short lifetime of this series.]

Basis for Theme: "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"

    [This was the basis for the "Accidental Family Theme" that
     was Adapted/Arranged by Earle Hagen in the Copyrighted work below.]

     Source: Traditional [Nursery rhyme]

     Orig. Publisher: [not found]

     2001 Publisher: [public domain]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:


Theme: "Accidental Family Theme (based on 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm')"

    [above is title as registered, which states that this
     is a "music adaptation"...Irwin Feig writes to tell us the
     THEME was "a jazzed-up version of 'Old MacDonald Had a Farm'"]
     Adapter/Arranger: Earle Hagen (ASCAP/BMI)
                      [professional name of Earle Harry Hagen]

     Orig. Publisher: Edee Jay Music (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: [not found in either ASCAP or BMI databases]

     Copyright Date: Jan. 18, 1968; Eu  31 770.
     Renewal   Date: Dec. 31, 1996; RE-745-725.


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