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Father Knows Best

7/10
Release Date 1960-05-23
Runtime 30 minutes
Genres Comedy
Stars Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin
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Father Knows Best is an American radio and television comedy series

1. A Day in the Country

1959-10-05

While on the way to visit Margaret's parents, the car breaks down leaving the family stranded on a deserted road.

2. Bud Branches Out

1959-10-12

Bud falls in love with his college French professor.

3. The Gardener's Big Day

1959-10-19

Frank is chosen to represent the town at the opening of a park, but when the town council meets Frank, they want another person to represent their city- someone who looks more like an average American.

4. The Imposter

1959-10-26

Betty becomes involved with a young lawyer pretending to be the owner of a radio store.

5. Bud Plays It Safe

1959-11-02

Bud decides to date the coach's daughter in order to make sure he gets on the football team.

6. Bicycle Trip for Two

1959-11-09

Jim's plans for a quiet bicycle trip end up with Jim and Margaret arguing

7. First Disillusionment

1959-11-16

Bud tells Kathy about the job he didn't get when another boy faked his credentials.

8. Margaret's Old Flame

1959-11-23

Jim and Margaret tease one another about people they dated as their college reunion nears.

9. Kathy Becomes a Girl

1959-11-30

The family tries to change Kathy from a tomboy into a beautiful girl.

10. Bud, the Willing Worker

1959-12-07

Bud wants a part-time job at a service station in order to get enough money to buy a boat.

11. Turn the Other Cheek

1959-12-14

Both Jim and Kathy are doublecrossed by their friends.

12. Good Joke on Mom

1959-12-28

Margaret tricks the family into believing that she has been elected chairwoman of the children's clinic building program.

13. Betty's Double

1960-01-04

Betty wins a trip to Hollywood because she looks like a famous movie star.

14. Father, the Naturalist

1960-01-11

This is a recut version of episode 30. It is not part of the current syndication package and is considered ""lost"".

15. Bud Hides Behind a Skirt

1960-01-18

Betty is campaigning for safe driving, while Bud is accused of reckless driving.

16. Togetherness

1960-01-25

A reporter visits the family in order to do an article on family togetherness.

17. Second Best

1960-02-01

Betty competes in the college fencing tournament.

18. Kathy's Big Deception

1960-02-08

Kathy, desperate for a date at the community picnic, makes up a story about a boyfriend.

19. Cupid Knows Best

1960-02-15

Kathy, desperate for a date at the community picnic, makes up a story about a boyfriend.

20. The Big Test

1960-02-22

Betty arranges a match between Frank and a worker in a flower shop.

21. Jim's Big Surprise

1960-02-29

Jim is surprised by his family's lack of interest when he is named Father of the Year.

22. Time to Retire

1960-03-07

When Bud reaffirms and old man's belief in life, he decides to open his own insurance company and hire Bud as his assistant.

23. Bud, the Speculator

1960-03-14

Bud invests money in a phony stock scheme and winds up losing fifty dollars

24. The $500 Letter

1960-03-21

The Andersons get a check from an admirer and must find out which member of the family the check was meant for.

25. Adopted Daughter

1960-03-28

While Kathy is trying to repair her birth certificate frame, she recalls the time she thought she was adopted.

26. Family Contest

1960-04-04

Kathy destroys a picture of a family competing against hers in a photo contest

27. Love and Learn

1960-04-11

Bud falls in love with his English Tutor

28. Blind Date

1960-04-18

Betty dates a boy everyone regards as a loser

29. Betty's Career Problem

1960-04-25

Betty becomes frustrated when every college contest she enters, she loses to Cliff Bowman, who may even steal her job, too

30. Bud Lives It Up

1960-05-09

Bud spends more money than he has in order to impress a girl in Chicago.

31. Not His Type

1960-05-16

Betty is caught in the middle of an argument between two of her friends who are planning to marry.

32. Betty's Graduation

1960-05-23

When Kathy refuses to graduate from high school, the family tells her about Betty's reluctance to graduate from High School, too. This is a recut version of episode 63. It is not part of the syndication package and is considered ""lost"".

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