Eight is Enough's third season started off with a change: a brand new theme song, sung by star Grant Goodeve! The title theme's promise of "a portrait of the happiness that we feel, and always will" was more than matched by the show's focus on the upbeat side of familial bonds, while not avoiding the roller-coaster nature of "the changing times" within the Bradford clan and in American society at large.
Youth culture (Tommy's dual dating personas of "Disco Kid" vs. "Mellow Man"), teen pregnancy (a young Rosanna Arquette guest stars!), gender roles ("The War Between the Bradfords"), and ageism (with Abe Vigoda!) all come under scrutiny via the ten-sided prism that is the Bradford clan. This 28-Episode collection, containing the complete third season, more than proves that "eight is enough to fill our lives with love." Other notable guests found in this season include Jack Elam, Noah Berry Jr., and James Cromwell.
At the very end of the show's second season, Grant Goodeve's character ("David Bradford") writes a song for a talent show: "Eight is Enough"...a song with a familiar theme for himself and his family. And for fans, too, as it became the show's main titular theme song for the remaining three years of the program's 5-season run. And you can experience that starting today, April 30th
, with the Warner Archive release of Eight Is Enough - The Complete 3rd Season
Like the Archive's MOD (manufacture on demand) releases of the show's second season, these 3rd Season
episodes are broken up - packaging-wise, at least - into "Part 1" and "Part 2" boxes, which are displayed below. And the studio may eventually sell them that way, as half-season sets. Today, however, they are only available bundled together, as a complete release of the entire season, for $49.95 SRP. The Warner Archive only ships to customers with U.S. addresses, but we expect this title to shortly be available globally as well via Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program. But if you're State-side, you can buy your copy right away using the button link immediately below: