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Father Knows Best

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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.
  • Art of Salesmanship
    Episode 1 - 26 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 2 - 26 mins
    Jim decides that his children should solve their own problems.
  • Lesson in Civics
    Episode 3 - 26 mins
    The Andersons try to save a historic landmark that is marked for destruction.
  • First Disillusionment
    Episode 4 - 26 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 5 - 26 mins
    The Andersons invite the wife of a close friend to be their house guest.
  • New Girl at School
    Episode 6 - 26 mins
    Bud falls for a flirtatious new classmate.
  • Kathy Makes Magic
    Episode 7 - 26 mins
    Kathy thinks she has put a magic curse on Bud.
  • Advantage to Betty
    Episode 8 - 26 mins
    Betty is picked as queen of the sports banquet because of her beauty instead of her ability.
  • The Big Test
    Episode 9 - 26 mins
    Bud is wrongfully accused of cheating in school.
  • Father Is a Dope
    Episode 10 - 26 mins
    Jim suspects that his family is conspiring to keep him from a hunting trip.
  • Spirit of Youth
    Episode 11 - 26 mins
    Jim and Margaret feel that they are being relegated to the roles of "old fogies."
  • Bud, the Lady Killer
    Episode 12 - 26 mins
    Bud tries to rid himself of the unwanted attentions of a girl.
  • Margaret's Premonition
    Episode 13 - 26 mins
    Margaret believes that she has premonitions.
  • Stage to Yuma
    Episode 14 - 26 mins
    A man boards a stagecoach to free a prisoner.
  • Bad Influence
    Episode 15 - 26 mins
    Bud befriends a boy who is a compulsive thief.
  • Betty Hates Carter
    Episode 16 - 26 mins
    Betty is enraged when she learns that Jim has arranged a date for her.
  • Jim, the Tyrant
    Episode 17 - 26 mins
    Jim and Kathy go on a free-for-all to determine who will be the family tyrant.
  • Betty's Brother
    Episode 18 - 26 mins
    Bud is faced with academic failure while Betty shines in school.
  • Betty Earns a Formal
    Episode 19 - 26 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 20 - 25 mins
    Jim is upset when his attempt to prove a point about having faith in mankind apparently fails.
  • Bud, the Wallflower
    Episode 21 - 25 mins
    Bud is disappointed when he doesn't get an invitation to a Sadie Hawkins dance.
  • The Bus to Nowhere
    Episode 22 - 25 mins
    When Betty decides that life is devoid of significance, she prepares to leave home.
  • Kathy, the Indian Giver
    Episode 23 - 26 mins
    Jim decides he will never understand women, regardless of their age, when he clashes with Kathy.
  • The Historical Andersons
    Episode 24 - 26 mins
    Bud is astounded when he learns that his revolutionary forebear was a scoundrel.
  • The Grass Is Greener
    Episode 25 - 25 mins
    The Andersons learn that Jim was one of the "Four Musketeers" in his college days.
  • The Persistent Guest
    Episode 26 - 26 mins
    Jim is intrigued by a friend of Bud's who never seems to go home.
  • Family Reunion
    Episode 27 - 26 mins
    The Andersons' annual trip to Margaret's family reunion is threatened.
  • Family Dines Out
    Episode 28 - 25 mins
    The Andersons are divided when they receive two dinner invitations for the same night.
  • Bud, the Boxer
    Episode 29 - 26 mins
    Bud takes up boxing and decides on it as a career.
  • Betty, Girl Engineer
    Episode 30 - 26 mins
    Betty meets opposition to her plan to become an engineer.
  • The Martins and the Coys
    Episode 31 - 25 mins
    A family feud threatens to burn bridges when Jim and a friend have a business falling-out.
  • Dilemma for Margaret
    Episode 32 - 26 mins
    Margaret thinks Betty participated in a prank.
  • Hero Father
    Episode 33 - 26 mins
    Bud promises Jim's help in getting an all-star ball team to town.
  • Father, the Naturalist
    Episode 34 - 25 mins
    Jim's unselfishness in helping Kathy inspires Betty and Bud to help each other more.
  • The Ten-Dollar Question
    Episode 35 - 25 mins
    Jim accuses the children when $10 goes missing.
  • Adopted Daughter
    Episode 36 - 26 mins
    Kathy fears that she is an adopted child.
  • Betty's Graduation
    Episode 37 - 26 mins
    Betty realizes that her graduation from high school will bring an end to many things.

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