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Big Sister Is Watching 

Ross begins having trouble with a bully at school. Meanwhile, Patty falls for the bully's brother so Cathy takes it upon herself to come to Ross' aid, with the help of Richard.


Bruce Bilson


Sidney Sheldon, Sidney Sheldon (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Patty Duke ... Patty Lane / Cathy Lane
William Schallert ... Martin Lane
Jean Byron ... Natalie Lane
Paul O'Keefe ... Ross Lane
Eddie Applegate ... Richard Harrison
Les Brown Jr. Les Brown Jr. ... Alan Mitchell


When a bully starts pushing Ross around, Patty steps into it in Ross' defense, only to flip over the bully's handsome older brother! So, being the helpful sister, Patty patches things up between them in an effort to impress the older brother and date him Written by pcofhod

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Comedy | Family | Music





Release Date:

2 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is from the posters mentioned in George Orwell's novel 1984 - Big Brother is Watching You! See more »


References 1984 (1956) See more »

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Not Her Brother's Keeper
27 February 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

When Ross (Paul O'Keefe) begins coming home from school with black eyes, big sister Patty (Patty Duke) decides to intervene on her brother's behalf. But when bully Jerry's big brother turns out to be handsome Les Brown Jr. (as Alan Mitchell), Patty switches sides and blames Ross for getting beaten up. Also forgetting boyfriend Richard (Eddie Applegate), Patty wants to go out on romantic drives with the new man from Oregon. Sensible cousin Cathy (also Patty Duke) swings into action and gets Richard to give Ross defensive fighting lessons. Possibly some young viewers identified with Patty, but probably more wondered how she could be so shallow. Everyone else is likable. Also, Mr. Brown (son of renowned band-leader Les) seems to desire Patty except for the telephone scene; maybe he had to go to the bathroom, or something.

***** Big Sister Is Watching (2/2/66) Bruce Bilson ~ Patty Duke, Paul O'Keefe, Les Brown Jr., Eddie Applegate

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