sents a family that is incomplete, headed by Steve Douglass who is widowed, as a characteristic family of the 1960s and the years before, especially in the period after the Second World War, when many families were headed by single parents. Thus, the context of the family concurs well with the time when it was created, since that was the nature of a number of families. On the other hand, the House of Payne is a 21st century-based family show, which presents a family setting that later break-up due to a drug problem that is a fundamental feature of the 21st family problems. Thus, the mere context and setting of the two family shows represents the nature of the family at the times the shows were produced and aired.
Nevertheless, there are notable similarities between the TV family shows My Three Sons and the House of Payne. In both TV shows, men are the head of the family, and they are practically required to provide for the family financially. Therefore, Steve Douglass and Curtis Payne play the roles of the head of their respective families in the shows, and they have to work all day, with Steve Douglas working as an aeronautical engineer, while Curtis Payne is a fire fighter who heads his department as the fire chief. Additionally, CJ, who is Curtis Payne’s nephew also heads his family, although the family lives in Curtis Payne’s house, and thus is subjected to the authority of the house. Therefore, the role of men as the head of the family has been demonstrated as coinciding in the periods before the 1970s and also in the period beyond 1970s. However, the show, My Three Sons has introduced the role of the elderly in the family, having Steve Douglas’s father in law taking care of the daily house chores while Steve is at work, and the children are at school. On the other hand, women have been portrayed as the domestic caretakers through the TV show House of Payne, where Ella Payne is the woman of the house who takes care of practically every domestic