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Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

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Family man Jim Anderson copes with the everyday problems among his wife Margaret and their three children as they experience day-to-day changes.
  • Bud Takes Up the Dance

    Episode 1 - 22 mins
    Bud's first dance is threatened when he learns that his parents are going to be there.
  • Lesson in Citizenship

    Episode 2 - 25 mins
    Jim's definition of citizenship gets the Andersons into trouble.
  • The Motor Scooter

    Episode 3 - 22 mins
    Bud finally gets Jim's permission to get a scooter, but he doesn't get Margaret's permission.
  • Football Tickets

    Episode 4 - 22 mins
    Jim has too many guests and not enough tickets to a football game.
  • Live My Own Life

    Episode 5 - 25 mins
    Bud decides that he would be happier if he got his own apartment.
  • Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation

    Episode 6 - 25 mins
    Jim is convinced that he has one foot in the grave.
  • Bud's Encounter with the Law

    Episode 7 - 22 mins
    After Bud gets a summons to appear at the police station, the family panics.
  • Thanksgiving Day

    Episode 8 - 25 mins
    Jim's plans to celebrate Thanksgiving fall apart.
  • Second Honeymoon

    Episode 9 - 22 mins
    Jim and Margaret plan to get away from the children for a second honeymoon.
  • Typical Father

    Episode 10 - 25 mins
    Jim's overactive imagination takes control of his actions when he fears his daughter is about to elope.
  • Margaret Goes Dancing

    Episode 11 - 25 mins
    Jim and Margaret go their separate ways when Margaret signs up for dancing lessons.
  • The Christmas Story

    Episode 12 - 22 mins
    Jim is disappointed by his family's attitude toward Christmas and decides to do something about it.
  • Sparrow in the Window

    Episode 13 - 22 mins
    A wet and sickly sparrow turns a rainy day into a fulfilling one for the Andersons.
  • Boy's Week

    Episode 14 - 22 mins
    When Jim gets a traffic ticket, his court day coincides with Bud's appointed day as judge.
  • A Friend of Old George's

    Episode 15 - 16 mins
    A total stranger arrives at the Anderson household on the verge of a birthday celebration.
  • Bud the Snob

    Episode 16 - 25 mins
    When Bud's shyness with girls causes a misunderstanding, he is branded a snob.
  • The Promised Playhouse

    Episode 17 - 22 mins
    Jim promises to build a playhouse for Kathy if she promises to take her medicine.
  • Jim the Farmer

    Episode 18 - 25 mins
    Jim goes through an identity crisis when he decides he wants to lead a simple life.
  • Father of the Year

    Episode 19 - 25 mins
    The Anderson children enter an essay into a contest nominating Jim as "Father of the Year."
  • The Mink Coat

    Episode 20 - 22 mins
    Jim finds his life being controlled by circumstance when he buys a mink coat for Margaret.
  • The Matchmaker

    Episode 21 - 25 mins
    Margaret plays matchmaker for her shy cousin.
  • Bud the Bridesmaid

    Episode 22 - 22 mins
    Bud's refusal to help out in a wedding rehearsal plays an important part in a couple's reunion.
  • Proud Father

    Episode 23 - 22 mins
    Jim tells his family that their lack of courage is responsible for his lack of confidence.
  • Father Delivers the Papers

    Episode 24 - 22 mins
    Jim learns what it's like to deliver papers when Bud is ordered to bed for a few days.
  • No Partiality

    Episode 25 - 25 mins
    Jim refuses to interfere when Kathy sets her sights on Betty's boyfriend.
  • Close Decision

    Episode 26 - 22 mins
    Jim decides that Bud can't play in the church baseball game because he hasn't done his chores.

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