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“Jarring” Jack Jackson (Eddie Mayehoff) was a junior partner in the firm of Patterson and Jackson, made a comfortable living, and had a pleasant home in the suburbs in this CBS situation comedy series.
An ex-football star, and married to Alice, a former tennis star (Rochelle Hudson), Jack had delusions of grandeur about the future potential of his son, Junior (Gil Stratton Jr), as an athlete. Unfortunately, Junior had neither the interest nor the ability to excel at sports.
A quiet, intellectual sort, he was constantly hounded and prodded by his father into doing things he was not capable of succeeding at.
Jack not only made life miserable for his son but treating the world and everyone in it as though he was still calling signals in a football game, he also managed to make himself pretty hard for everyone else to take.
During the summer of 1959, reruns of the original series were aired on Sunday evenings.
Based on the 1951 movie of the same name, which also starred Mayehoff (with Jerry Lewis as his son).
“Jarring” Jack Jackson
Gil Stratton Jr