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Father Knows Best


Maybe he didn’t always know best, but beginning in 1954 insurance salesman Jim Anderson (Robert Young) of Springfield, Ohio, was America’s favorite head of household. Father Knows Best premiered on CBS in October 1954 and has been part of the American cultural fabric ever since. The program’s depiction of a “typical” mid-century, middle-class, Midwestern American family is fondly remembered by many of us who grew up watching the show and rather enviously thinking: “Oh. So this is what happens in all the other houses.” Margaret Anderson (Jane Wyatt) charmed us as the levelheaded domestic diva who stood faithfully behind the strong and benevolent father. Their three children—sophisticated teen Betty (Elinor Donahue), chronically befuddled 14-year-old brother “Bud” (Billy Gray) and precocious little sister Kathy (Lauren Chapin)—faced the challenges of growing up right alongside of us. And in episode after episode, Jim and Margaret treated their children’s youthful transgressions with authority, empathy and wisdom. By the end of each half hour, we’d all learned our lesson. Join Jim and Margaret and “Princess,” “Bud” and “Kitten” in their very first year as everyone’s favorite ’50s family in Father Knows Best."
  • 25:56 Father Knows Best - Family Reunion, Ep 227

    Father Knows Best - Family Reunion, Ep 227

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    Margaret is excited about her family reunion. Her excitement is not shared by the family. They have found all kinds of excuses to prevent them from going to her reunion. - Aired: 03/14/1956 - Season 2 Episode 27 - 25:56 - Rated: Not Rated

  • 25:56 Father Knows Best - The Persistent Guest, Ep 226

    Father Knows Best - The Persistent Guest, Ep 226

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    Bud has a new friend that he has invited to stay over night at the Anderson Home. - Aired: 03/07/1956 - Season 2 Episode 26 - 25:56 - Rated: Not Rated

  • 25:56 Father Knows Best - The Grass Is Greener, Ep 225

    Father Knows Best - The Grass Is Greener, Ep 225

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    In college Jim spent so much time with his four college pals that they were known as the Four Musketeers. Charly Bradley, one of his college pals, is in town. - Aired: 02/29/1956 - Season 2 Episode 25 - 25:56 - Rated: Not Rated

  • 25:57 Father Knows Best - The Historical Andersons, Ep 224

    Father Knows Best - The Historical Andersons, Ep 224

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    Bud is given an assignment to write an essay about a great man from the War of Independence. - Aired: 02/22/1956 - Season 2 Episode 24 - 25:57 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy, the Indian Giver, Ep 223

    Father Knows Best - Kathy, the Indian Giver, Ep 223

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    Kathy is much younger than Bud and Betty. Though they love her they often do want to play with her. Kathy is tired of being left alone with her dolls to play. She wants to have a real baby sister to play with. - Aired: 02/15/1956 - Season 2 Episode 23 - 2

  • Father Knows Best - The Bus to Nowhere, Ep 222

    Father Knows Best - The Bus to Nowhere, Ep 222

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    Betty has been depressed for over a week. No one has been able to cheer her up. Betty seems to be facing a personal crisis and is searching for the meaning of life. - Aired: 02/08/1956 - Season 2 Episode 22 - 25:56 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Wallflower, Ep 221

    Father Knows Best - Bud, the Wallflower, Ep 221

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    Bud is depressed because he has not been invited to the Sadie Hawkins dance at school. He decides to plan a camping trip. - Aired: 02/01/1956 - Season 2 Episode 21 - 25:56 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - The House Painter, Ep 220

    Father Knows Best - The House Painter, Ep 220

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    The Anderson’s are getting their house painted. This starts a moral discussion and the family wage a bet. Betty and Jim are having a discussion about responsibility and pride in a job well done versus the old mighty dollar. - Aired: 01/25/1956 - Season

  • Father Knows Best - Betty Earns a Formal, Ep 219

    Father Knows Best - Betty Earns a Formal, Ep 219

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    Jim refused to buy a formal dress for the dance for Betty because it cost too much money. - Aired: 01/18/1956 - Season 2 Episode 19 - 25:58 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Betty's Brother, Ep 218

    Father Knows Best - Betty's Brother, Ep 218

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    Because of the large age difference between Kathy and Betty, it has been easy for Kathy to be proud to have a sister like Betty. Bud is close in age to Betty and now is attending the same school. It is tough for him to follow after Betty. - Aired: 01/11/1

  • Father Knows Best - Jim, the Tyrant, Ep 217

    Father Knows Best - Jim, the Tyrant, Ep 217

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    Jim has had a bad day at work. When he comes home from the office his mood is amplified when the family ignores him. - Aired: 01/04/1956 - Season 2 Episode 17 - 26:00 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Betty Hates Carter, Ep 216

    Father Knows Best - Betty Hates Carter, Ep 216

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    Jim has decided to play match maker for his daughter for an upcoming ball. - Aired: 12/28/1955 - Season 2 Episode 16 - 26:02 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Bad Influence, Ep 215

    Father Knows Best - Bad Influence, Ep 215

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    Bud has a new friend. Unfortunately, his new friend is a kleptomaniac and Bud gets blame for his friend’s actions. - Aired: 12/14/1955 - Season 2 Episode 15 - 26:06 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Stage to Yuma, Ep 214

    Father Knows Best - Stage to Yuma, Ep 214

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    Robert Young tells us at the beginning that "the family is on vacation this week"(lucky them) and then proceeds to introduce what is clearly meant to be a Western pilot for an entirely different show. - Aired: 12/07/1955 - Season 2 Episode 14 -

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret's Premonition, Ep 213

    Father Knows Best - Margaret's Premonition, Ep 213

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    Margaret's recent predictions have convinced that family that she has psychic powers. - Aired: 11/30/1955 - Season 2 Episode 13 - 26:01 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Ladykiller, Ep 212

    Father Knows Best - Bud, the Ladykiller, Ep 212

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    At school a dorky classmate of Bud’s has a crush on him. - Aired: 11/16/1955 - Season 2 Episode 12 - 26:02 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Spirit of Youth, Ep 211

    Father Knows Best - Spirit of Youth, Ep 211

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    Betty, Bud and Kathy are convinced that Mom and Dad are very old. - Aired: 11/09/1955 - Season 2 Episode 11 - 26:01 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Father Is a Dope, Ep 210

    Father Knows Best - Father Is a Dope, Ep 210

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    Jim becomes paranoid after watching a family sitcom on television. - Aired: 11/02/1955 - Season 2 Episode 10 - 26:04 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - The Big Test, Ep 209

    Father Knows Best - The Big Test, Ep 209

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    For once in his life Bud has studied hard for a big test. - Aired: 10/26/1955 - Season 2 Episode 9 - 26:05 - Rated: Not Rated

  • Father Knows Best - Advantage to Betty, Ep 208

    Father Knows Best - Advantage to Betty, Ep 208

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    Betty is excited her tennis team has made the championships. - Aired: 10/19/1955 - Season 2 Episode 8 - 26:22 - Rated: Not Rated

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