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Izzylion wrote at 2006-10-08 13:44:18
My World and Welcome To It, based on the life of James Thurber.  William Wndom played the writer/father and (the girl who later played phylis's daughter on Mary Tyler Moore show) played the daughter.  I was young but liked the show, too bad no one else did.  

david Wallenstein wrote at 2006-11-20 23:02:39
This sounds like a show that I used to watch called (I think) "My World and Welcome To It"

Tony wrote at 2006-12-14 19:15:58
I am search for the same thing believe it or not. I recall the show opening with the illustrator drawing the house and I think a gitl riding a bike. The man wore a tan trench type coat at type or maybe often, like a london fog. I may be wrong about this and I have search it in depth to no avail, but the man looked like a young William Windom. It was him and his daughter, I think the mother had passed or something. I was young when it was on, late 60's early 70's.

Sbznpoe Disbnfhb wrote at 2006-12-17 07:48:29
I've been looking for this TV series as well. I finally located it when I suddenly recalled that William Windom played the Cartoonist. The series was "My World and Welcome to It" which debuted on NBC on September 15, 1969 and ran until March 6, 1970, (26 Episodes). According to "This was a half-hour situation comedy based on the writings of humorist and cartoonist James Thurber, and episodes of the show incorporated stories and cartoons by Thurber." The cast featured Windom as well as Lisa Gerritsen, Henry Morgan, Joan Hotchkis, and Harold J. Stone.

TVMan wrote at 2007-04-18 00:14:36
This might well be "My World, and Welcome to it". Starred William Windom back in 1969. He had a daughter in the show and this program was part animated.

heather wrote at 2007-08-27 21:47:12
I am looking for this show from my childhood as well.  I don't recall it being "dark" maybe "dry" is more apt as it was a family series.   

I am wondering if it were only a pilot but it's driving me crazy!

phantomghost59 wrote at 2008-03-21 18:27:23
You are talking about "My World and Welcome to it." It starred William Windom as the cartoonist,father. The daughter had braces and pig tails. Lisa (not sure about this spelling),Guerritson. It only ran from 1969 to 1970.

LS wrote at 2008-07-07 21:58:34
I think it was called "Wait till your father gets home". For some reason, I remember that theme song with that show.

LS wrote at 2008-07-07 22:05:06
Ah... my world and welcome to it... starring William Windom, Lisa Gerritsen. I think they played that song still though.

powers wrote at 2008-07-12 18:25:58
This was the TV series My World And Welcome To It which was loosely based upon the works of James Thurber.John Monroe(William Windom)was a writer & cartoonist.Each episode opened with John making observations on a given situation before walking into an animated home.

ditto wrote at 2008-08-18 20:51:17
I'm so glad to see someone else is looking for this information, too!

I've remembered bits and pieces about this show since I was a child... but I can't find out anything about it.

Robin Saylor wrote at 2008-09-29 00:24:13
I remember this show and I have tried to find the answer as well. I was just watching Airport with Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin. In this movie the girl playing Burt Lancaster's daughter was the daughter in this show. She had braids and braces I think also.

Mizeway wrote at 2008-10-11 23:36:06
It took a while but 1969-1970 TV series NBC "My World and Welcome to it" starring William Windom and Lisa Gerritsen. Only had 26 episodes.

Keith wrote at 2009-01-03 10:31:43
My World and Welcome To It

Wm Windom

Lisa Gerritsen (Bess from Mary Tyler Moore) played his daughter.

Karen H wrote at 2010-04-10 01:02:08
The show was called 'My World and Welcome to it' starring Wlliam Windom and it used James Thurber as his inspiration  - won an Emmy in 1970

Leigh wrote at 2010-05-11 12:59:35
The show you mentioned was called " My world and Welcome to it" with William Windom. Only ran a short time from 1969-1970 one season.

Brian wrote at 2010-06-04 00:01:09
Could this be "My World and Welcome To It" I remember little about the plot other than the father was a cartoonist and the daughter was played by Lisa Gerritsen who also played Bess in the Mary Tyler Moore Show and guest roles in the Odd Couple.

It's me wrote at 2010-11-02 15:23:41
The name of the series is MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT starring William Windom...I used to love that show too!

Batman wrote at 2011-01-02 00:52:47
The series was "My World And Welcome To It."  It starred William Windom and ran for one season (1969-70).

JZrfdil wrote at 2011-06-08 00:20:24
"My World, and Welcome To It" was that series - canceled after one season. William Windom played James Thurber who was the cartoonist.

Perdidomike wrote at 2011-07-06 03:37:27
the series was "My World and Welcome to it" starred William Windom. based on James Thurber stories.

jinny wrote at 2012-03-22 15:57:21
I remember watching this show as a child; I liked it as a kid.  I remembered the girl wore a night time brace for her teeth; the little things I remembered.  

Nostalgia wrote at 2012-05-03 10:38:36
My world and welcome to it. Starred William Windom

tim wrote at 2012-06-13 01:06:39
My World and Welcome to it. Starring William Windom...

Samantha wrote at 2012-07-09 01:52:25
It was called My World and Welcome to it... I was also looking for it . I loved that show and the creativity it aired in September 1969

Tj Todd wrote at 2012-09-25 16:11:16
My World and Welcome to It.  William Windom.

bxgurl813 wrote at 2012-12-21 20:41:12
The show is My World and Welcome To It with William Windom

KBerto wrote at 2013-01-16 19:04:31
My World and Welcome to it starred William Windom as the father cartoonist and Lisa Gerritsen as his daughter. Ran one season 1969-1970

les wrote at 2013-01-24 07:28:57
this show was on NBC 1969-70 It starred William Windom. The title of the show was "My World And Welcome To It"

Cindy B wrote at 2014-01-04 16:20:09
I have had the same question for years! I found it. It was called, "My World and Welcome To It". The father was William Windom and the daughter was Lisa Garrisen. It ran from 69-70. :D

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