Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

1954 - 1960, Comedy
Jim Anderson copes with the everyday problems of his growing family.
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Episode Guide

  • Father Knows Best - Betty's Graduation (Season 6 Episode 32)
    Season 6 Episode 32:

    Betty's Graduation

    Jim recounts to Kathy how Betty once had to face graduating from high school.

  • Father Knows Best - Not His Type (Season 6 Episode 31)
    Season 6 Episode 31:

    Not His Type

    Betty's friends almost have a falling out just as they're planning to get married.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud Lives It Up (Season 6 Episode 30)
    Season 6 Episode 30:

    Bud Lives It Up

    Bud tries to impress a girl in Chicago with money he does not have.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty's Career Problem (Season 6 Episode 29)
    Season 6 Episode 29:

    Betty's Career Problem

    Betty finds that she is competing with the same young man for several positions.

  • Father Knows Best - Blind Date (Season 6 Episode 28)
    Season 6 Episode 28:

    Blind Date

    Betty chastizes her friends for poking fun at a college student.

  • Father Knows Best - Love and Learn (Season 6 Episode 27)
    Season 6 Episode 27:

    Love and Learn

    Margaret gets a tutor for Bud to help him with his English class.

  • Father Knows Best - Family Contest (Season 6 Episode 26)
    Season 6 Episode 26:

    Family Contest

    The Andersons enter a picture contest with the winners going to Hawaii.

  • Father Knows Best - Adopted Daughter (Season 6 Episode 25)
    Season 6 Episode 25:

    Adopted Daughter

    Kathy recalls when she thought she was adopted.

  • Father Knows Best - The Five Hundred Dollar-Letter (Season 6 Episode 24)
    Season 6 Episode 24:

    The Five Hundred Dollar-Letter

    A $500 check arrives as reward for a kindness.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Speculator (Season 6 Episode 23)
    Season 6 Episode 23:

    Bud, the Speculator

    Betty secretly plans to help Bud out of a jam he's gotten himself into.

  • Father Knows Best - Time to Retire (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Time to Retire

    Bud tells Jim that he would like to work for him when he gets out of college.

  • Father Knows Best - Jim's Big Surprise (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Jim's Big Surprise

    The Andersons are initially disappointed with Jim's surprise.

  • Father Knows Best - The Big Test (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:

    The Big Test

    Bud is unfairly accused of cheating.

  • Father Knows Best - Cupid Knows Best (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Cupid Knows Best

    Frank asks Margaret's help to romance a girl.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy's Big Deception (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Kathy's Big Deception

    Kathy is terrified when she realizes that a white lie she started has snowballed.

  • Father Knows Best - Second Best (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Second Best

    Betty is dismayed when she realizes that she has never won first place in any event.

  • Father Knows Best - Togetherness (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:


    A magazine writer is asked to write an article on the Anderson family.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud Hides Behind a Skirt (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    Bud Hides Behind a Skirt

    When Bud is stopped for reckless driving, he fears he will lose his license.

  • Father Knows Best - Father, the Naturalist (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    Father, the Naturalist

    Margaret recalls an earlier time when Jim went all out to help Kathy with a school project.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty's Double (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Betty's Double

    Betty wins a movie star's look-alike contest.

  • Father Knows Best - Good Joke on Mom (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Good Joke on Mom

    Margaret tries to convince her family that her new job is a very important one.

  • Father Knows Best - Turn the Other Cheek (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Turn the Other Cheek

    Jim and Kathy both learn a lesson when each is cheated by someone they trusted.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Willing Worker (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Bud, the Willing Worker

    Bud takes a job at the same gas station where Betty's boyfriend works.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy Becomes a Girl (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Kathy Becomes a Girl

    Kathy is hurt when she realizes that all her girlfriends are shunning her.

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret's Old Flame (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Margaret's Old Flame

    Jim and Margaret decide to attend their college homecoming.

  • Father Knows Best - First Disillusionment (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    First Disillusionment

    Bud tells Kathy about his first disillusionment.

  • Father Knows Best - Bicycle Trip for Two (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Bicycle Trip for Two

    Jim tries to repeat a remembered bicycle trip.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud Plays It Safe (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Bud Plays It Safe

    Bud dates the daughter of the football coach to ensure he gets on the team.

  • Father Knows Best - The Impostor (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Impostor

    A young lawyer who just arrived in town tries desperately to meet Betty.

  • Father Knows Best - The Gardener's Big Day (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Gardener's Big Day

    The Andersons' gardener is chosen to make a presentation to the governor.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud Branches Out (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Bud Branches Out

    Bud's first day at college is a little more than he can handle.

  • Father Knows Best - A Day in the Country (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    A Day in the Country

    The Andersons are not overjoyed at the prospect of going to Margaret's family reunion.

  • Father Knows Best - The Gold Turnip (Season 5 Episode 38)
    Season 5 Episode 38:

    The Gold Turnip

    Bud wants to break tradition at graduation.

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret Goes Dancing (Season 5 Episode 37)
    Season 5 Episode 37:

    Margaret Goes Dancing

    Margaret recounts when she took dancing lessons.

  • Father Knows Best - The Great Anderson Mystery (Season 5 Episode 36)
    Season 5 Episode 36:

    The Great Anderson Mystery

    The Andersons are too engrossed in a TV show to pay any attention to Kathy.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud Has a Problem (Season 5 Episode 35)
    Season 5 Episode 35:

    Bud Has a Problem

    Bud is told that if he does not pass physics, he will not graduate.

  • Father Knows Best - Live My Own Life (Season 5 Episode 34)
    Season 5 Episode 34:

    Live My Own Life

    Kathy decides that she's had enough and wants to leave home.

  • Father Knows Best - The Meanest Professor (Season 5 Episode 33)
    Season 5 Episode 33:

    The Meanest Professor

    Bud is amazed to learn that his class yearbook is to be dedicated to an unpopular teacher.

  • Father Knows Best - The Promised Playhouse (Season 5 Episode 32)
    Season 5 Episode 32:

    The Promised Playhouse

    Jim recalls when he promised Kathy a playhouse.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud and the Debutante (Season 5 Episode 31)
    Season 5 Episode 31:

    Bud and the Debutante

    Jim and Margaret become alarmed when Bud starts dating the daughter of a very rich man.

  • Father Knows Best - Formula for Happiness (Season 5 Episode 30)
    Season 5 Episode 30:

    Formula for Happiness

    Jim is puzzled after he is awakened in the middle of a strange dream.

  • Father Knows Best - Art of Romance (Season 5 Episode 29)
    Season 5 Episode 29:

    Art of Romance

    The Andersons recall a near catastrophe when Jim decided to "help" Bud with his romance.

  • Father Knows Best - An Extraordinary Woman (Season 5 Episode 28)
    Season 5 Episode 28:

    An Extraordinary Woman

    Jim and Margaret are pleasantly surprised when they are visited by a mutual college friend.

  • Father Knows Best - Two Loves Has Bud (Season 5 Episode 27)
    Season 5 Episode 27:

    Two Loves Has Bud

    Bud has problems deciding between two girls whom he wants to date.

  • Father Knows Best - It's a Small World (Season 5 Episode 26)
    Season 5 Episode 26:

    It's a Small World

    Margaret has a problem of conflicting dates when Jim goes to New York and she has a club meeting planned.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty Makes a Choice (Season 5 Episode 25)
    Season 5 Episode 25:

    Betty Makes a Choice

    Betty learns a dance competitor's secret.

  • Father Knows Best - A Man of Merit (Season 5 Episode 24)
    Season 5 Episode 24:

    A Man of Merit

    Jim learns that he is being considered to receive an outstanding citizen award.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy Grows Up (Season 5 Episode 23)
    Season 5 Episode 23:

    Kathy Grows Up

    Kathy decides that she wants to be an adult.

  • Father Knows Best - Crisis Over a Kiss (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Crisis Over a Kiss

    Bud finds himself with more than one problem when he "rescues" his sister.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Campus Romeo (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Bud, the Campus Romeo

    Bud gets a swelled head after he hears several girls talking about him.

  • Father Knows Best - Hard Luck Leo (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Hard Luck Leo

    Jim tries to help his cousin Leonard find a job.

  • Father Knows Best - Big Shot Bud (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    Big Shot Bud

    Bud finds he cannot replace the money he borrowed.

  • Father Knows Best - The Ideal Father (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    The Ideal Father

    Uncle Charlie is sure that Jim has spoiled his children rotten.

  • Father Knows Best - The Good Samaritan (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    The Good Samaritan

    Bud tries desperately to do a good deed for a stranger.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy, Girl Executive (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Kathy, Girl Executive

    Kathy becomes president of a family corporation.

  • Father Knows Best - The Basketball Coach (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    The Basketball Coach

    Jim offers to coach Bud's basketball team.

  • Father Knows Best - Christmas Story (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Christmas Story

    The Andersons recall an earlier Christmas they spent out in the country.

  • Father Knows Best - The Great Experiment (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    The Great Experiment

    Jim gets the Anderson family into discovering the wonders of modern living.

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret Wins a Car (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Margaret Wins a Car

    Margaret wins a car in an orphanage's raffle.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Snob (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Bud, the Snob

    When Bud phones a girl for a date, Jim thinks he's rude and suggests an apology.

  • Father Knows Best - Fair Exchange (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Fair Exchange

    An Indian exchange student (Rita Moreno) visits.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty, the Pioneer Woman (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Betty, the Pioneer Woman

    Betty decides to re-enact the town's founding.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Caretaker (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Bud, the Caretaker

    Bud is given the responsibility of taking care of a neighbor's car.

  • Father Knows Best - Second Wedding (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Second Wedding

    The Anderson children learn that their parents weren't married in a church and decide to do something about it.

  • Father Knows Best - Always Plan Ahead (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Always Plan Ahead

    Jim plans to teach the children a lesson and almost loses the class.

  • Father Knows Best - Frank's Family Tree (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Frank's Family Tree

    The Andersons' gardener lies about his family.

  • Father Knows Best - Voice From the Past (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Voice From the Past

    Bud plans a homecoming week with the accent on the space age.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy's Romance (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Kathy's Romance

    Kathy is stricken by puppy love for a neighborhood boy.

  • Father Knows Best - Be Kind to Bud Week (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Be Kind to Bud Week

    Betty is assigned to write a theme on devoted brothers and sisters.

  • Father Knows Best - Vine Covered Cottage (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Vine Covered Cottage

    Ralph, Betty's boyfriend, asks for her hand in marriage.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty Finds a Cause (Season 4 Episode 33)
    Season 4 Episode 33:

    Betty Finds a Cause

    Betty leads the fight to have a nearby hedge removed from a dangerous intersection.

  • Father Knows Best - A Matter of Pride (Season 4 Episode 32)
    Season 4 Episode 32:

    A Matter of Pride

    Bud suffers in cramped, but stylish, shoes.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud Quits School (Season 4 Episode 31)
    Season 4 Episode 31:

    Bud Quits School

    After Bud sees a successful man, he decides to quit school and go to work.

  • Father Knows Best - Jim, the Answer Man (Season 4 Episode 30)
    Season 4 Episode 30:

    Jim, the Answer Man

    Jim tries desperately to finish his work before he has to leave on a trip.

  • Father Knows Best - The Weaker Sex (Season 4 Episode 29)
    Season 4 Episode 29:

    The Weaker Sex

    Betty is ashamed to learn that her plot to ensnare a local boy has been discovered.

  • Father Knows Best - A Medal for Margaret (Season 4 Episode 28)
    Season 4 Episode 28:

    A Medal for Margaret

    Margaret secretly takes fly-casting lessons in hopes of winning a contest.

  • Father Knows Best - A Friend in Need (Season 4 Episode 27)
    Season 4 Episode 27:

    A Friend in Need

    The Andersons are bewildered when a dog rings their doorbell in the middle of the night.

  • Father Knows Best - Tell It to Mom (Season 4 Episode 26)
    Season 4 Episode 26:

    Tell It to Mom

    Margaret is an eyewitness to a mole hill rising into a mountain all by itself.

  • Father Knows Best - Young Love (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    Young Love

    Bud is struck with puppy love when he sees a woman in the supermarket.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty's Crusade (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Betty's Crusade

    Betty takes up the cause to save a popular restaurant from being closed.

  • Father Knows Best - Poor Old Dad (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Poor Old Dad

    Bud teases his father about being married.

  • Father Knows Best - Country Cousin (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Country Cousin

    Betty is concerned that her cousin will present a bad impression to her friends.

  • Father Knows Best - Revenge Is Sweet (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Revenge Is Sweet

    Betty is concerned over Bud's failure to present himself in a socially acceptable manner.

  • Father Knows Best - The Trial (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    The Trial

    Bud is accused of causing $100 worth of damage to a neighbor's property.

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret's Other Family (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Margaret's Other Family

    The rest of the Anderson family becomes indignant when Margaret shows special attention to another family.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Mind Reader (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Bud, the Mind Reader

    Bud decides that he would like to be a mind reader.

  • Father Knows Best - The Rivals (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    The Rivals

    Betty is at first elated when she is invited to the same concert by two different suitors.

  • Father Knows Best - Father's Biography (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Father's Biography

    Kathy is disappointed when she learns that Jim won't be able to hear her read her biography of him.

  • Father Knows Best - Calypso Kid (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Calypso Kid

    Bud thinks that learning the bongos will make him the life of the party.

  • Father Knows Best - Big Sister (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Big Sister

    Betty becomes Kathy's weekend-camp counselor.

  • Father Knows Best - Man With a Plan (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Man With a Plan

    Bud is embarrassed after he implies that he has enlisted in the armed forces.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy Makes a Wish (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Kathy Makes a Wish

    Kathy takes a horseshoe to bed with her and wishes for a pony.

  • Father Knows Best - Mr. Beal Meets His Match (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Mr. Beal Meets His Match

    Writer Betty casts her family in "Faust."

  • Father Knows Best - Way of a Dictator (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Way of a Dictator

    Jim and Margaret are stunned when Bud seems to have more success raising Kathy than they have.

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret Learns to Drive (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Margaret Learns to Drive

    Bud is amazed that his parents do not argue like other parents he knows.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy's Big Chance (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Kathy's Big Chance

    Kathy thinks she is going to miss her chance to see Greer Garson.

  • Father Knows Best - The Indispensable Man (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Indispensable Man

    Bud and Jim have a disagreement when Jim insists Bud tell the football coach that he broke training.

  • Father Knows Best - Mother Goes to School (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Mother Goes to School

    Betty resents having her mother in her class.

  • Father Knows Best - Sentenced to Happiness (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Sentenced to Happiness

    The Andersons' former gardener finds himself in trouble with the law.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Executive (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Bud, the Executive

    Bud lends a strong authoritative hand in organizing a school picnic.

  • Father Knows Best - The Good Neighbor (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Good Neighbor

    Landlord Margaret has a dispute with a neighbor.

  • Father Knows Best - The Awkward Hero (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Awkward Hero

    Betty resists a football hero's attentions.

  • Father Knows Best - Follow the Leader (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Follow the Leader

    Bud is torn in his loyalties when a new teacher comes to school.

  • Father Knows Best - Shoot for the Moon (Season 3 Episode 37)
    Season 3 Episode 37:

    Shoot for the Moon

    An unknown workman helps the Andersons restore their faith in themselves.

  • Father Knows Best - Grandpa Retires (Season 3 Episode 36)
    Season 3 Episode 36:

    Grandpa Retires

    Margaret's father gets restless when people start suggesting that he retire.

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret Disowns Her Family (Season 3 Episode 35)
    Season 3 Episode 35:

    Margaret Disowns Her Family

    Margaret decides to sell the family's baby crib and scales.

  • Father Knows Best - Art of Romance (Season 3 Episode 34)
    Season 3 Episode 34:

    Art of Romance

    Jim's helpful suggestions to Bud about romancing a woman backfire.

  • Father Knows Best - Class Prophecy (Season 3 Episode 33)
    Season 3 Episode 33:

    Class Prophecy

    A friend of Jim's comes to his house on a business matter, and it proves to be embarrassing.

  • Father Knows Best - Baby in the House (Season 3 Episode 32)
    Season 3 Episode 32:

    Baby in the House

    The Andersons agree to let Betty baby-sit for a neighborhood child.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Philanthropist (Season 3 Episode 31)
    Season 3 Episode 31:

    Bud, the Philanthropist

    Bud wants his donation to be known.

  • Father Knows Best - The Spelling Bee (Season 3 Episode 30)
    Season 3 Episode 30:

    The Spelling Bee

    Kathy is nervous when she learns that she is to compete in the county spelling contest.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty, Track Star (Season 3 Episode 29)
    Season 3 Episode 29:

    Betty, Track Star

    Betty faces a dilemma when a promise threatens to keep her from winning the Flower Queen title.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Hero (Season 3 Episode 28)
    Season 3 Episode 28:

    Bud, the Hero

    Bud's heroic deed was really an accident.

  • Father Knows Best - Safety First (Season 3 Episode 27)
    Season 3 Episode 27:

    Safety First

    Bud learns a lesson in safety when he is sentenced to crossing-guard duty for dangerous driving habits.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud Buys a Car (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    Bud Buys a Car

    Bud's purchase of a used car causes dissension in the Anderson household.

  • Father Knows Best - An Evening to Remember (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    An Evening to Remember

    The Anderson household is turned upside down when Cornel Wilde comes to talk with Jim.

  • Father Knows Best - Trip to Hillsborough (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Trip to Hillsborough

    Bud's plans to go to Hillsborough go astray, but he doggedly persists.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty and the Jet Pilot (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Betty and the Jet Pilot

    Betty falls in love with an Army pilot stationed at the local base.

  • Father Knows Best - Carnival (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:


    Bud learns what it is like to be suckered when he's taken in twice by the same man.

  • Father Knows Best - Short Wave (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Short Wave

    Bud's short-wave radio picks up a distress call from a ship at sea.

  • Father Knows Best - The Lawn Party (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Lawn Party

    Jim and Margaret are tired of always chaperoning the neighborhood parties.

  • Father Knows Best - Brief Holiday (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Brief Holiday

    Margaret takes an impulsive shopping trip.

  • Father Knows Best - Swiss Family Anderson (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Swiss Family Anderson

    Jim considers buying an island when the family starts complaining at home.

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret Hires a Gardener (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Margaret Hires a Gardener

    A kindly Spanish man adopts the Andersons and becomes their gardener.

  • Father Knows Best - The Promising Young Man (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    The Promising Young Man

    Jim has problems handling a young man he is supposed to be helping.

  • Father Knows Best - The Angel's Sweater (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Angel's Sweater

    The Christmas holiday is threatened when Jim's sister spends the holidays with the Andersons.

  • Father Knows Best - The Good Prospect (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Good Prospect

    An elderly man is forced to accept reality when Kathy crashes his dream world.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty Goes Steady (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Betty Goes Steady

    Betty is accepted by a self-appointed group of "acceptable" students.

  • Father Knows Best - The Family Goes to New York (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Family Goes to New York

    The Andersons are worried when Betty goes to New York to attend a friend's wedding.

  • Father Knows Best - The Great Guy (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Great Guy

    Bud gets a job at the local newspaper, much to Margaret and Jim's disapproval.

  • Father Knows Best - Whistle Bait (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Whistle Bait

    Betty learns a valuable lesson while teaching others at college.

  • Father Knows Best - The Old Days (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The Old Days

    The Andersons have a dispute over fashion.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Millionaire (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Bud, the Millionaire

    Jim makes a risky deal with Bud when they agree on a $10-a-week allowance.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty's Birthday (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Betty's Birthday

    Betty asks her family not to celebrate her birthday when she learns that gift giving has become meaningless.

  • Father Knows Best - Spaghetti for Margaret (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Spaghetti for Margaret

    The Andersons arrange a face-saving banquet for a poverty-stricken author.

  • Father Knows Best - The Homing Pigeon (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Homing Pigeon

    Betty decides it is time she went out on her own, so she moves in with a friend of hers.

  • Father Knows Best - Man About Town (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Man About Town

    Bud tries to seem older for a beautiful date.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty Goes to College (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Betty Goes to College

    When Jim and Margaret decide Betty should go to college, they make all the plans for her.

  • Father Knows Best - Never the Twain (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Never the Twain

    Betty prepares for the arrival of a cowboy beau.

  • Father Knows Best - No Apron Strings (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    No Apron Strings

    Bud develops a crush on a girl from "the wrong side of the tracks.".

  • Father Knows Best - Betty's Graduation (Season 2 Episode 37)
    Season 2 Episode 37:

    Betty's Graduation

    Betty realizes that her graduation from high school will bring an end to many things.

  • Father Knows Best - Adopted Daughter (Season 2 Episode 36)
    Season 2 Episode 36:

    Adopted Daughter

    Kathy fears that she is an adopted child.

  • Father Knows Best - The Ten Dollar Question (Season 2 Episode 35)
    Season 2 Episode 35:

    The Ten Dollar Question

    Jim accuses the children when $10 is missing.

  • Father Knows Best - Father, the Naturalist (Season 2 Episode 34)
    Season 2 Episode 34:

    Father, the Naturalist

    Jim's unselfishness in helping Kathy inspires Betty and Bud to help each other more.

  • Father Knows Best - Hero Father (Season 2 Episode 33)
    Season 2 Episode 33:

    Hero Father

    Bud promises Jim's help in getting an all-star ball team to town.

  • Father Knows Best - Dilemma for Margaret (Season 2 Episode 32)
    Season 2 Episode 32:

    Dilemma for Margaret

    Margaret thinks Betty participated in a prank.

  • Father Knows Best - The Martins and the Coys (Season 2 Episode 31)
    Season 2 Episode 31:

    The Martins and the Coys

    A family feud threatens to separate friends when Jim and a friend have a business falling out.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty, Girl Engineer (Season 2 Episode 30)
    Season 2 Episode 30:

    Betty, Girl Engineer

    Betty meets opposition to her plans to be an engineer.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Boxer (Season 2 Episode 29)
    Season 2 Episode 29:

    Bud, the Boxer

    Bud takes up boxing and decides on it as a career.

  • Father Knows Best - Family Dines Out (Season 2 Episode 28)
    Season 2 Episode 28:

    Family Dines Out

    The Andersons are divided when they receive two dinner invitations for the same night.

  • Father Knows Best - Family Reunion (Season 2 Episode 27)
    Season 2 Episode 27:

    Family Reunion

    The Andersons' annual trip to Margaret's family reunion is threatened.

  • Father Knows Best - The Persistent Guest (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    The Persistent Guest

    Jim is intrigued by a friend of Bud's who never seems to go home.

  • Father Knows Best - The Grass Is Greener (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    The Grass Is Greener

    The Andersons learn that Jim is one of the "Four Musketeers" of his college days.

  • Father Knows Best - The Historical Andersons (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    The Historical Andersons

    Bud is astounded when he learns that his revolutionary forebear was a scoundrel.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy, the Indian Giver (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Kathy, the Indian Giver

    Jim decides he will never understand women, regardless of age, when he runs head on with Kathy.

  • Father Knows Best - The Bus to Nowhere (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Bus to Nowhere

    When Betty decides that life is devoid of significance, she prepares to leave home.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Wallflower (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Bud, the Wallflower

    Bud is disappointed when he doesn't get an invitation to a Sadie Hawkins dance.

  • Father Knows Best - The House Painter (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The House Painter

    Jim is upset when his attempt to prove a point in faith toward mankind apparently fails.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty Earns a Formal (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Betty Earns a Formal

    When Jim refuses to buy Betty a gown for a special dance, she sets out to earn the money herself.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty's Brother (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Betty's Brother

    Bud is faced with academic failure while Betty shines in school.

  • Father Knows Best - Jim, the Tyrant (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Jim, the Tyrant

    Jim and Kathy go on a free-for-all to determine who will be the family tyrant.

  • Father Knows Best - Betty Hates Carter (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Betty Hates Carter

    Betty is enraged when she learns that Jim has arranged a date for her.

  • Father Knows Best - Bad Influence (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Bad Influence

    Bud befriends a boy who is a compulsive thief.

  • Father Knows Best - Stage to Yuma (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Stage to Yuma

    A man (Robert Young) boards a stage to free a prisoner.

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret's Premonition (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Margaret's Premonition

    Margaret believes that she has premonitions.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Lady Killer (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Bud, the Lady Killer

    Bud tries to rid himself of the unwanted attentions of a girl.

  • Father Knows Best - Spirit of Youth (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Spirit of Youth

    Jim and Margaret feel that they are being relegated to the roles of "old fogies.".

  • Father Knows Best - Father Is a Dope (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Father Is a Dope

    Jim suspects that his family is conspiring to keep him from a hunting trip.

  • Father Knows Best - The Big Test (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Big Test

    Bud is wrongfully accused of cheating in school.

  • Father Knows Best - Advantage to Betty (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Advantage to Betty

    Betty is picked as queen of the sports banquet because of her beauty instead of her ability.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy Makes Magic (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Kathy Makes Magic

    Kathy thinks she has put a magic curse on Bud.

  • Father Knows Best - New Girl at School (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    New Girl at School

    Bud falls for a flirtatious new classmate.

  • Father Knows Best - Woman in the House (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Woman in the House

    The Andersons invite the wife of a close friend to be their house guest.

  • Father Knows Best - First Disillusionment (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    First Disillusionment

    After Bud is refused a job because of another's dishonesty, Bud decides that dishonesty is the key to success.

  • Father Knows Best - Lesson in Civics (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Lesson in Civics

    The Andersons try to save a historic landmark that is marked for destruction.

  • Father Knows Best - Father's Private Life (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Father's Private Life

    Jim decides that his children should solve their own problems.

  • Father Knows Best - Art of Salesmanship (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Art of Salesmanship

    Bud makes his point to Jim as they each learn that there are some things that you just aren't cut out to do.

  • Father Knows Best - Close Decision (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    Close Decision

    Jim decides that Bud can't play in the church baseball game because he hasn't done his chores.

  • Father Knows Best - No Partiality (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    No Partiality

    Jim refuses to interfere when Kathy sets her sights on Betty's boyfriend.

  • Father Knows Best - Father Delivers the Papers (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Father Delivers the Papers

    Jim learns what it's like to deliver papers when Bud is ordered to bed for a few days.

  • Father Knows Best - Proud Father (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Proud Father

    Jim tells his family that their lack of courage is responsible for his lack of confidence.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud the Bridesmaid (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Bud the Bridesmaid

    Bud's refusal to help out in a wedding rehearsal plays an important part in a couple's reunion.

  • Father Knows Best - The Matchmaker (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The Matchmaker

    A young man's helpful suggestion to Betty backfires when his own plan is used to ensnare him in matrimony.

  • Father Knows Best - The Mink Coat (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    The Mink Coat

    Jim finds his life being controlled by circumstances when he buys a mink coat for Margaret.

  • Father Knows Best - Father of the Year (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Father of the Year

    The Anderson children enter an essay into a contest nominating Jim as "Father of the Year.".

  • Father Knows Best - Jim the Farmer (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Jim the Farmer

    Jim goes through an identity crisis when he decides he wants to lead the simple life.

  • Father Knows Best - The Promised Playhouse (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Promised Playhouse

    Jim promises to build a playhouse for Kathy if she promises to take her medicine.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud the Snob (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Bud the Snob

    When Bud's shyness with girls causes a misunderstanding, he is branded a snob.

  • Father Knows Best - A Friend of Old George's (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    A Friend of Old George's

    A total stranger arrives at the Anderson household on the verge of a birthday celebration.

  • Father Knows Best - Boy's Week (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Boy's Week

    When Jim gets a traffic ticket, his court day coincides with Bud's appointed day as judge.

  • Father Knows Best - Sparrow in the Window (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Sparrow in the Window

    A wet and sickly sparrow turns a rainy day into a fulfilling day for the Andersons.

  • Father Knows Best - The Christmas Story (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Christmas Story

    Jim is disappointed by his family's attitude toward Christmas and decides to do something about it.

  • Father Knows Best - Margaret Goes Dancing (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Margaret Goes Dancing

    Jim and Margaret go their separate ways when Margaret signs up for dancing lessons.

  • Father Knows Best - Typical Father (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Typical Father

    Jim's over-reactive imagination takes control of his actions when he fears his daughter is about to elope.

  • Father Knows Best - Second Honeymoon (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Second Honeymoon

    Jim and Margaret plan to get away from the children for a second honeymoon.

  • Father Knows Best - Thanksgiving Day (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Thanksgiving Day

    Jim's plans to celebrate Thanksgiving fall apart.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud's Encounter With the Law (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Bud's Encounter With the Law

    After Bud gets a summons to appear at the police station, the family panics.

  • Father Knows Best - Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation

    Jim is convinced that he has one foot in the grave.

  • Father Knows Best - Live My Own Life (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Live My Own Life

    Bud decides that he would be happier if he got his own apartment.

  • Father Knows Best - Football Tickets (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Football Tickets

    Jim has too many guests and not enough tickets to a football game.

  • Father Knows Best - The Motor Scooter (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Motor Scooter

    Bud finally gets Jim's permission to get a scooter, but he doesn't get Margaret's permission.

  • Father Knows Best - Lesson in Citizenship (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Lesson in Citizenship

    Jim's definition of citizenship gets the Andersons into trouble.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud Takes Up the Dance (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Bud Takes Up the Dance

    Bud's first dance is threatened when he learns that his parents are going to be there.

  • Father Knows Best - Kathy's Big Chance (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Kathy's Big Chance

    Kathy thinks she is going to miss her chance to see Greer Garson.

  • Father Knows Best - The Indispensable Man (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    The Indispensable Man

    Bud and Jim have a disagreement when Jim insists Bud tell the football coach that he broke training.

  • Father Knows Best - Mother Goes to School (Episode 106)
    Episode 106:

    Mother Goes to School

    Betty resents having her mother in her class.

  • Father Knows Best - Sentenced to Happiness (Episode 105)
    Episode 105:

    Sentenced to Happiness

    The Andersons' former gardener finds himself in trouble with the law.

  • Father Knows Best - Bud, the Executive (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Bud, the Executive

    Bud lends a strong authoritative hand in organising a school picnic.

  • Father Knows Best - The Good Neighbor (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:

    The Good Neighbor

    Landlord Margaret has a dispute with a neighbor.

  • Father Knows Best - Follow the Leader (Episode 101)
    Episode 101:

    Follow the Leader

    Bud is torn in his loyalties when a new teacher comes to school.

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