Best Friend by Harry Nilsson is the theme song of the TV series "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", starring Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz and Miyoshi Umeki.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father debuted in 1969 on ABC and aired through 1972. The TV series was centered on Tom Corbett, a magazine publisher and widower, with a young son, Eddie Corbett. He plays a matchmaker for his dad, often with humorous and touching results. The deep, real-life friendship that happened between Bill Bixby and Brandon Cruz transformed into a warm, believable portrayal of father and son in the series.
Just recently, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father: The Complete First Season” has debuted on DVD (Warner Archive, 1969-71, four discs, $39.95, 26 episodes). Find out more at Deseret News.