Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

Comedy6 Seasons
TVG
Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue
Jim Anderson copes with the everyday problems of his growing family.
  • Bud Takes Up the Dance
    Episode 122 mins
    Bud's first dance is threatened when he learns that his parents are going to be there.
  • Lesson in Citizenship
    Episode 225 mins
    Jim's definition of citizenship gets the Andersons into trouble.
  • The Motor Scooter
    Episode 322 mins
    Bud finally gets Jim's permission to get a scooter, but he doesn't get Margaret's permission.
  • Football Tickets
    Episode 422 mins
    Jim has too many guests and not enough tickets to a football game.
  • Live My Own Life
    Episode 525 mins
    Bud decides that he would be happier if he got his own apartment.
  • Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation
    Episode 625 mins
    Jim is convinced that he has one foot in the grave.
  • Bud's Encounter with the Law
    Episode 722 mins
    After Bud gets a summons to appear at the police station, the family panics.
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Episode 825 mins
    Jim's plans to celebrate Thanksgiving fall apart.
  • Second Honeymoon
    Episode 922 mins
    Jim and Margaret plan to get away from the children for a second honeymoon.
  • Typical Father
    Episode 1025 mins
    Jim's overactive imagination takes control of his actions when he fears his daughter is about to elope.
  • Margaret Goes Dancing
    Episode 1125 mins
    Jim and Margaret go their separate ways when Margaret signs up for dancing lessons.
  • The Christmas Story
    Episode 1222 mins
    Jim is disappointed by his family's attitude toward Christmas and decides to do something about it.
  • Sparrow in the Window
    Episode 1322 mins
    A wet and sickly sparrow turns a rainy day into a fulfilling one for the Andersons.
  • Boy's Week
    Episode 1422 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 1516 mins
    A total stranger arrives at the Anderson household on the verge of a birthday celebration.
  • Bud the Snob
    Episode 1625 mins
    When Bud's shyness with girls causes a misunderstanding, he is branded a snob.
  • The Promised Playhouse
    Episode 1722 mins
    Jim promises to build a playhouse for Kathy if she promises to take her medicine.
  • Jim the Farmer
    Episode 1825 mins
    Jim goes through an identity crisis when he decides he wants to lead a simple life.
  • Father of the Year
    Episode 1925 mins
    The Anderson children enter an essay into a contest nominating Jim as "Father of the Year."
  • The Mink Coat
    Episode 2022 mins
    Jim finds his life being controlled by circumstance when he buys a mink coat for Margaret.
  • The Matchmaker
    Episode 2125 mins
    Margaret plays matchmaker for her shy cousin.
  • Bud the Bridesmaid
    Episode 2222 mins
    Bud's refusal to help out in a wedding rehearsal plays an important part in a couple's reunion.
  • Proud Father
    Episode 2322 mins
    Jim tells his family that their lack of courage is responsible for his lack of confidence.
  • Father Delivers the Papers
    Episode 2422 mins
    Jim learns what it's like to deliver papers when Bud is ordered to bed for a few days.
  • No Partiality
    Episode 2525 mins
    Jim refuses to interfere when Kathy sets her sights on Betty's boyfriend.
  • Close Decision
    Episode 2622 mins
    Jim decides that Bud can't play in the church baseball game because he hasn't done his chores.
  • Art of Salesmanship
    Episode 126 mins
    Bud makes his point to Jim as they each learn that there are some things you just aren't cut out to do.
  • Father's Private Life
    Episode 226 mins
    Jim decides that his children should solve their own problems.
  • Lesson in Civics
    Episode 326 mins
    The Andersons try to save a historic landmark that is marked for destruction.
  • First Disillusionment
    Episode 426 mins
    After Bud is refused a job because of someone else's dishonesty, he decides that lying is the key to success.
  • Woman in the House
    Episode 526 mins
    The Andersons invite the wife of a close friend to be their house guest.
  • New Girl at School
    Episode 626 mins
    Bud falls for a flirtatious new classmate.
  • Kathy Makes Magic
    Episode 726 mins
    Kathy thinks she has put a magic curse on Bud.
  • Advantage to Betty
    Episode 826 mins
    Betty is picked as queen of the sports banquet because of her beauty instead of her ability.
  • The Big Test
    Episode 926 mins
    Bud is wrongfully accused of cheating in school.
  • Father Is a Dope
    Episode 1026 mins
    Jim suspects that his family is conspiring to keep him from a hunting trip.
  • Spirit of Youth
    Episode 1126 mins
    Jim and Margaret feel that they are being relegated to the roles of "old fogies."
  • Bud, the Lady Killer
    Episode 1226 mins
    Bud tries to rid himself of the unwanted attentions of a girl.
  • Margaret's Premonition
    Episode 1326 mins
    Margaret believes that she has premonitions.
  • Stage to Yuma
    Episode 1426 mins
    A man boards a stagecoach to free a prisoner.
  • Bad Influence
    Episode 1526 mins
    Bud befriends a boy who is a compulsive thief.
  • Betty Hates Carter
    Episode 1626 mins
    Betty is enraged when she learns that Jim has arranged a date for her.
  • Jim, the Tyrant
    Episode 1726 mins
    Jim and Kathy go on a free-for-all to determine who will be the family tyrant.
  • Betty's Brother
    Episode 1826 mins
    Bud is faced with academic failure while Betty shines in school.
  • Betty Earns a Formal
    Episode 1926 mins
    When Jim refuses to buy Betty a gown for a special dance, she sets out to earn the money herself.
  • The House Painter
    Episode 2025 mins
    Jim is upset when his attempt to prove a point about having faith in mankind apparently fails.
  • Bud, the Wallflower
    Episode 2125 mins
    Bud is disappointed when he doesn't get an invitation to a Sadie Hawkins dance.
  • The Bus to Nowhere
    Episode 2225 mins
    When Betty decides that life is devoid of significance, she prepares to leave home.
  • Kathy, the Indian Giver
    Episode 2326 mins
    Jim decides he will never understand women, regardless of their age, when he clashes with Kathy.
  • The Historical Andersons
    Episode 2426 mins
    Bud is astounded when he learns that his revolutionary forebear was a scoundrel.
  • The Grass Is Greener
    Episode 2525 mins
    The Andersons learn that Jim was one of the "Four Musketeers" in his college days.
  • The Persistent Guest
    Episode 2626 mins
    Jim is intrigued by a friend of Bud's who never seems to go home.
  • Family Reunion
    Episode 2726 mins
    The Andersons' annual trip to Margaret's family reunion is threatened.
  • Family Dines Out
    Episode 2825 mins
    The Andersons are divided when they receive two dinner invitations for the same night.
  • Bud, the Boxer
    Episode 2926 mins
    Bud takes up boxing and decides on it as a career.
  • Betty, Girl Engineer
    Episode 3026 mins
    Betty meets opposition to her plan to become an engineer.
  • The Martins and the Coys
    Episode 3125 mins
    A family feud threatens to burn bridges when Jim and a friend have a business falling-out.
  • Dilemma for Margaret
    Episode 3226 mins
    Margaret thinks Betty participated in a prank.
  • Hero Father
    Episode 3326 mins
    Bud promises Jim's help in getting an all-star ball team to town.
  • Father, the Naturalist
    Episode 3425 mins
    Jim's unselfishness in helping Kathy inspires Betty and Bud to help each other more.
  • The Ten-Dollar Question
    Episode 3525 mins
    Jim accuses the children when $10 goes missing.
  • Adopted Daughter
    Episode 3626 mins
    Kathy fears that she is an adopted child.
  • Betty's Graduation
    Episode 3726 mins
    Betty realizes that her graduation from high school will bring an end to many things.
  • No Apron Strings
    Episode 126 mins
    Bud makes a date on Margaret's birthday.
  • Never the Twain
    Episode 225 mins
    Betty prepares for the arrival of a cowboy beau.
  • Betty Goes to College
    Episode 325 mins
    When Jim and Margaret decide Betty should go to college, they make all the plans for her.
  • Man About Town
    Episode 425 mins
    Bud tries to seem older for a beautiful date.
  • The Homing Pigeon
    Episode 525 mins
    Betty decides it's time she went out on her own and moves in with a friend.
  • Spaghetti for Margaret
    Episode 625 mins
    The Andersons arrange a face-saving banquet for a poverty-stricken author.
  • Betty's Birthday
    Episode 725 mins
    Betty asks her family not to celebrate her birthday when she learns that gift-giving has become meaningless.
  • Bud, the Millionaire
    Episode 825 mins
    Jim makes a risky deal with Bud when they agree on a $10-a-week allowance.
  • The Old Days
    Episode 925 mins
    The Andersons have a dispute over fashion.
  • Whistle Bait
    Episode 1025 mins
    Betty learns a valuable lesson while teaching others at college.
  • The Great Guy
    Episode 1125 mins
    Bud gets a job at the local newspaper, much to Margaret and Jim's dismay.
  • The Family Goes to New York
    Episode 1225 mins
    The Andersons are worried when Betty goes to New York to attend a friend's wedding.
  • Betty Goes Steady
    Episode 1325 mins
    Betty is accepted by a self-appointed group of "acceptable" students.
  • The Good Prospect
    Episode 1425 mins
    An elderly man is forced to accept reality when Kathy crashes his dream world.
  • The Angel's Sweater
    Episode 1525 mins
    Christmas is threatened when Jim's sister spends the holidays with the Andersons.
  • The Promising Young Man
    Episode 1625 mins
    Jim has problems handling a young man he is supposed to be helping.
  • Margaret Hires a Gardener
    Episode 1725 mins
    A kindly man named Frank offers to be the Andersons' gardener.
  • Swiss Family Anderson
    Episode 1825 mins
    Jim considers buying an island when the family starts complaining at home.
  • Brief Holiday
    Episode 1925 mins
    Margaret takes an impulsive shopping trip.
  • The Lawn Party
    Episode 2025 mins
    Jim and Margaret are tired of always chaperoning the neighborhood parties.
  • Short Wave
    Episode 2125 mins
    Bud's shortwave radio picks up a distress call from a ship at sea.
  • Carnival
    Episode 2225 mins
    Bud learns what it's like to be suckered when he's taken in twice by the same man.
  • Betty and the Jet Pilot
    Episode 2325 mins
    Betty falls in love with an Army pilot stationed at the local base.
  • Trip to Hillsborough
    Episode 2425 mins
    Bud's plans to go to Hillsborough go astray, but he doggedly persists.
  • An Evening to Remember
    Episode 2525 mins
    The Anderson household is turned upside down when Cornel Wilde comes to talk with Jim.
  • Bud Buys a Car
    Episode 2625 mins
    Bud's purchase of a used car causes dissension in the Anderson household.
  • Safety First
    Episode 2725 mins
    Bud learns a lesson in safety when he is sentenced to crossing guard duty for dangerous driving habits.
  • Bud, the Hero
    Episode 2825 mins
    Bud's heroic deed was really an accident.
  • Betty, Track Star
    Episode 2925 mins
    Betty faces a dilemma when a promise threatens to keep her from winning the Flower Queen title.
  • The Spelling Bee
    Episode 3025 mins
    Kathy is nervous when she learns that she is to compete in the county spelling contest.
  • Bud, the Philanthropist
    Episode 3125 mins
    Bud wants his donation to be known.
  • Baby in the House
    Episode 3225 mins
    The Andersons agree to let Betty babysit for a neighborhood child.
  • Class Prophecy
    Episode 3325 mins
    A friend of Jim's comes to his house on a business matter that proves to be embarrassing.
  • Art of Romance
    Episode 3425 mins
    Jim's helpful suggestions to Bud about romancing a woman backfire.
  • Margaret Disowns Her Family
    Episode 3525 mins
    Margaret decides to sell the family's baby crib and scales.
  • Grandpa Retires
    Episode 3625 mins
    Margaret's father gets restless when people start suggesting that he retire.
  • Shoot for the Moon
    Episode 3725 mins
    An unknown workman helps the Andersons restore their faith in themselves.
  • Follow the Leader
    Episode 125 mins
    Bud is torn in his loyalties when a new teacher comes to school.
  • The Awkward Hero
    Episode 225 mins
    Betty resists a football hero's attentions.
  • The Good Neighbor
    Episode 325 mins
    Landlord Margaret has a dispute with a neighbor.
  • Bud, the Executive
    Episode 425 mins
    Bud lends a strong, authoritative hand in organizing a school picnic.
  • Sentenced to Happiness
    Episode 525 mins
    The Andersons' former gardener finds himself in trouble with the law.
  • Mother Goes to School
    Episode 625 mins
    Betty resents having her mother in her class.
  • The Indispensable Man
    Episode 725 mins
    Jim insists that Bud should tell his football coach he broke the team's bedtime rule.
  • Kathy's Big Chance
    Episode 825 mins
    Kathy thinks she is going to miss her chance to see Greer Garson.
  • Margaret Learns to Drive
    Episode 925 mins
    Bud is amazed that his parents do not argue like other parents he knows.
  • Way of a Dictator
    Episode 1025 mins
    Jim and Margaret are stunned when Bud seems to have more success raising Kathy than they do.
  • Mr. Beal Meets His Match
    Episode 1125 mins
    Writer Betty casts her family in "Faust."
  • Kathy Makes a Wish
    Episode 1225 mins
    Kathy takes a horseshoe to bed with her and wishes for a pony.
  • Man with a Plan
    Episode 1325 mins
    Bud is embarrassed after implying that he enlisted in the armed forces.
  • Big Sister
    Episode 1425 mins
    Betty becomes Kathy's weekend camp counselor.
  • Calypso Kid
    Episode 1525 mins
    Bud thinks that learning the bongos will make him the life of the party.
  • Father's Biography
    Episode 1625 mins
    Kathy is disappointed when she learns that Jim won't be able to hear her read her biography of him.
  • The Rivals
    Episode 1725 mins
    Betty is elated when she is invited to the same concert by two different suitors.
  • Bud, the Mind Reader
    Episode 1825 mins
    Bud decides that he would like to be a mind reader.
  • Margaret's Other Family
    Episode 1925 mins
    The rest of the Anderson family becomes indignant when Margaret shows special attention to another family.
  • The Trial
    Episode 2025 mins
    Bud is accused of causing $100 worth of damage to a neighbor's property.
  • Revenge Is Sweet
    Episode 2125 mins
    Betty is concerned over Bud's failure to present himself in a socially acceptable manner.
  • Country Cousin
    Episode 2225 mins
    Betty is concerned that her cousin will make a bad impression on her friends.
  • Poor Old Dad
    Episode 2325 mins
    Bud teases his father about being married.
  • Betty's Crusade
    Episode 2425 mins
    Betty tries to save a popular restaurant from closure.
  • Young Love
    Episode 2525 mins
    Bud is struck with puppy love when he sees a woman in the supermarket.
  • Tell It to Mom
    Episode 2625 mins
    Margaret is an eyewitness to a molehill rising into a mountain all by itself.
  • A Friend in Need
    Episode 2725 mins
    The Andersons are bewildered when a dog rings their doorbell in the middle of the night.
  • A Medal for Margaret
    Episode 2825 mins
    Margaret secretly takes fly-casting lessons in hopes of winning a contest.
  • The Weaker Sex
    Episode 2925 mins
    Betty is ashamed to learn that her plot to ensnare a local boy has been discovered.
  • Jim, the Answer Man
    Episode 3025 mins
    Jim tries desperately to finish his work before he has to leave on a trip.
  • Bud Quits School
    Episode 3125 mins
    After Bud sees a successful man, he decides to quit school and go to work.
  • A Matter of Pride
    Episode 3225 mins
    Bud suffers in cramped, but stylish, shoes.
  • Betty Finds a Cause
    Episode 3325 mins
    Betty leads the fight to have a nearby hedge removed from a dangerous intersection.
  • Vine-Covered Cottage
    Episode 125 mins
    Betty's boyfriend asks for her hand in marriage.
  • Be Kind to Bud Week
    Episode 225 mins
    Betty is assigned to write a theme on devoted brothers and sisters.
  • Kathy's Romance
    Episode 325 mins
    Kathy is stricken by puppy love for a neighborhood boy.
  • Voice from the Past
    Episode 425 mins
    Bud prepares for homecoming week.
  • Frank's Family Tree
    Episode 525 mins
    The Andersons' gardener lies about his family.
  • Always Plan Ahead
    Episode 625 mins
    Jim decides to teach the children a lesson.
  • Second Wedding
    Episode 725 mins
    The Anderson children learn that their parents weren't married in a church and decide to do something about it.
  • Bud, the Caretaker
    Episode 825 mins
    Bud is given the responsibility of taking care of a neighbor's car.
  • Betty, the Pioneer Woman
    Episode 925 mins
    Betty decides to reenact the town's founding.
  • Fair Exchange
    Episode 1025 mins
    An Indian exchange student visits.
  • Bud, the Snob
    Episode 1125 mins
    When Bud phones a girl for a date, Jim thinks he's rude and suggests an apology.
  • Margaret Wins a Car
    Episode 1225 mins
    Margaret wins a car in an orphanage's raffle.
  • The Great Experiment
    Episode 1325 mins
    Jim gets the Anderson family into discovering the wonders of modern living.
  • Christmas Story
    Episode 1425 mins
    The Andersons recall the Christmas they spent out in the country.
  • The Basketball Coach
    Episode 1525 mins
    Jim offers to coach Bud's basketball team.
  • Kathy, Girl Executive
    Episode 1625 mins
    Kathy becomes president of a family corporation.
  • The Good Samaritan
    Episode 1725 mins
    Bud tries desperately to do a good deed for a stranger.
  • The Ideal Father
    Episode 1825 mins
    Uncle Charlie is sure that Jim has spoiled his children rotten.
  • Big Shot Bud
    Episode 1925 mins
    Bud finds he cannot replace the money he borrowed.
  • Hard Luck Leo
    Episode 2025 mins
    Jim tries to help his cousin Leonard find a job.
  • Bud, the Campus Romeo
    Episode 2125 mins
    Bud gets a swelled head after he hears several girls talking about him.
  • Crisis over a Kiss
    Episode 2225 mins
    Bud finds himself with more than one problem when he "rescues" his sister.
  • Kathy Grows Up
    Episode 2325 mins
    Kathy decides that she wants to be an adult.
  • A Man of Merit
    Episode 2425 mins
    Jim learns that he is being considered to receive an outstanding citizen award.
  • Betty Makes a Choice
    Episode 2525 mins
    Betty learns a dance competitor's secret.
  • It's a Small World
    Episode 2625 mins
    Margaret has a problem with conflicting dates when Jim goes to New York and she has a club meeting planned.
  • Two Loves Has Bud
    Episode 2725 mins
    Bud has problems deciding between two girls whom he wants to date.
  • An Extraordinary Woman
    Episode 2825 mins
    Jim and Margaret are pleasantly surprised when they are visited by a mutual college friend.
  • Art of Romance
    Episode 2925 mins
    The Andersons recall a near-catastrophe when Jim decided to "help" Bud with his romance.
  • Formula for Happiness
    Episode 3025 mins
    Jim is puzzled after he is awakened in the middle of a strange dream.
  • Bud and the Debutante
    Episode 3125 mins
    Jim and Margaret become alarmed when Bud starts dating the daughter of a very rich man.
  • The Promised Playhouse
    Episode 3222 mins
    Jim recalls when he promised Kathy a playhouse.
  • The Meanest Professor
    Episode 3325 mins
    Bud is amazed to learn that his class yearbook is going to be dedicated to an unpopular teacher.
  • Live My Own Life
    Episode 3422 mins
    Kathy decides that she's had enough and wants to leave home.
  • Bud Has a Problem
    Episode 3525 mins
    Bud is told that if he does not pass physics, he will not graduate.
  • The Great Anderson Mystery
    Episode 3625 mins
    The Andersons are too engrossed in a TV show to pay any attention to Kathy.
  • Margaret Goes Dancing
    Episode 3725 mins
    Margaret recounts the time she took dancing lessons.
  • The Gold Turnip
    Episode 3825 mins
    Bud wants to break tradition at graduation.
  • A Day in the Country
    Episode 125 mins
    The Andersons are not overjoyed at the prospect of going to Margaret's family reunion.
  • Bud Branches Out
    Episode 225 mins
    Bud's first day at college is a little more than he can handle.
  • The Gardener's Big Day
    Episode 325 mins
    The Andersons' gardener is chosen to make a presentation to the governor.
  • The Impostor
    Episode 425 mins
    A young lawyer who just arrived in town tries desperately to meet Betty.
  • Bud Plays It Safe
    Episode 525 mins
    Bud dates the daughter of the football coach to ensure he gets on the team.
  • Bicycle Trip for Two
    Episode 625 mins
    Jim tries to repeat a past bicycle trip.
  • First Disillusionment
    Episode 725 mins
    Bud tells Kathy about his first disillusionment.
  • Margaret's Old Flame
    Episode 825 mins
    Jim and Margaret decide to attend their college homecoming.
  • Kathy Becomes a Girl
    Episode 925 mins
    Kathy is hurt when she realizes that all her girlfriends are shunning her.
  • Bud, the Willing Worker
    Episode 1025 mins
    Bud takes a job at the same gas station where Betty's boyfriend works.
  • Turn the Other Cheek
    Episode 1125 mins
    Jim and Kathy learn a lesson when each is cheated by someone they trusted.
  • Good Joke on Mom
    Episode 1225 mins
    Margaret tries to convince her family that her new job is a very important one.
  • Betty's Double
    Episode 1325 mins
    Betty wins a movie star's look-alike contest.
  • Father, the Naturalist
    Episode 1425 mins
    Margaret recalls the time when Jim went all-out to help Kathy with a school project.
  • Bud Hides Behind a Skirt
    Episode 1525 mins
    When Bud is stopped for reckless driving, he fears he will lose his license.
  • Togetherness
    Episode 1625 mins
    A magazine writer is asked to write an article on the Anderson family.
  • Second Best
    Episode 1725 mins
    Betty is dismayed when she realizes that she has never won first place in any event.
  • Kathy's Big Deception
    Episode 1825 mins
    Kathy is terrified when she realizes that a white lie she started has snowballed.
  • Cupid Knows Best
    Episode 1925 mins
    Frank asks for Margaret's help romancing a love interest.
  • The Big Test
    Episode 2025 mins
    Bud is unfairly accused of cheating.
  • Jim's Big Surprise
    Episode 2125 mins
    The Andersons are initially disappointed with Jim's surprise.
  • Time to Retire
    Episode 2225 mins
    Bud tells Jim that he would like to work for him when he gets out of college.
  • Bud, the Speculator
    Episode 2325 mins
    Betty secretly plans to help Bud out of a jam he's gotten himself into.
  • The Five-Hundred-Dollar Letter
    Episode 2425 mins
    A $500 check arrives as a reward for a past kindness.
  • Adopted Daughter
    Episode 2525 mins
    Kathy recalls when she thought she was adopted.
  • Family Contest
    Episode 2625 mins
    The Andersons enter a picture contest in which the winners receive a trip to Hawaii.
  • Love and Learn
    Episode 2725 mins
    Margaret gets a tutor for Bud to help him with his English class.
  • Blind Date
    Episode 2825 mins
    Betty chastizes her friends for poking fun at a college student.
  • Betty's Career Problem
    Episode 2925 mins
    Betty finds that she is competing with the same young man for several positions.
  • Bud Lives It Up
    Episode 3025 mins
    Bud tries to impress a girl in Chicago with money he does not have.
  • Not His Type
    Episode 3125 mins
    Betty's friends almost have a falling-out just as they're planning to get married.
  • Betty's Graduation
    Episode 3225 mins
    Jim recounts to Kathy how Betty once had to face graduating from high school.

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