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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.
  • No Apron Strings
    Episode 1 - 26 mins
    Bud makes a date on Margaret's birthday.
  • Never the Twain
    Episode 2 - 25 mins
    Betty prepares for the arrival of a cowboy beau.
  • Betty Goes to College
    Episode 3 - 25 mins
    When Jim and Margaret decide Betty should go to college, they make all the plans for her.
  • Man About Town
    Episode 4 - 25 mins
    Bud tries to seem older for a beautiful date.
  • The Homing Pigeon
    Episode 5 - 25 mins
    Betty decides it's time she went out on her own and moves in with a friend.
  • Spaghetti for Margaret
    Episode 6 - 25 mins
    The Andersons arrange a face-saving banquet for a poverty-stricken author.
  • Betty's Birthday
    Episode 7 - 25 mins
    Betty asks her family not to celebrate her birthday when she learns that gift-giving has become meaningless.
  • Bud, the Millionaire
    Episode 8 - 25 mins
    Jim makes a risky deal with Bud when they agree on a $10-a-week allowance.
  • The Old Days
    Episode 9 - 25 mins
    The Andersons have a dispute over fashion.
  • Whistle Bait
    Episode 10 - 25 mins
    Betty learns a valuable lesson while teaching others at college.
  • The Great Guy
    Episode 11 - 25 mins
    Bud gets a job at the local newspaper, much to Margaret and Jim's dismay.
  • The Family Goes to New York
    Episode 12 - 25 mins
    The Andersons are worried when Betty goes to New York to attend a friend's wedding.
  • Betty Goes Steady
    Episode 13 - 25 mins
    Betty is accepted by a self-appointed group of "acceptable" students.
  • The Good Prospect
    Episode 14 - 25 mins
    An elderly man is forced to accept reality when Kathy crashes his dream world.
  • The Angel's Sweater
    Episode 15 - 25 mins
    Christmas is threatened when Jim's sister spends the holidays with the Andersons.
  • The Promising Young Man
    Episode 16 - 25 mins
    Jim has problems handling a young man he is supposed to be helping.
  • Margaret Hires a Gardener
    Episode 17 - 25 mins
    A kindly man named Frank offers to be the Andersons' gardener.
  • Swiss Family Anderson
    Episode 18 - 25 mins
    Jim considers buying an island when the family starts complaining at home.
  • Brief Holiday
    Episode 19 - 25 mins
    Margaret takes an impulsive shopping trip.
  • The Lawn Party
    Episode 20 - 25 mins
    Jim and Margaret are tired of always chaperoning the neighborhood parties.
  • Short Wave
    Episode 21 - 25 mins
    Bud's shortwave radio picks up a distress call from a ship at sea.
  • Carnival
    Episode 22 - 25 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 23 - 25 mins
    Betty falls in love with an Army pilot stationed at the local base.
  • Trip to Hillsborough
    Episode 24 - 25 mins
    Bud's plans to go to Hillsborough go astray, but he doggedly persists.
  • An Evening to Remember
    Episode 25 - 25 mins
    The Anderson household is turned upside down when Cornel Wilde comes to talk with Jim.
  • Bud Buys a Car
    Episode 26 - 25 mins
    Bud's purchase of a used car causes dissension in the Anderson household.
  • Safety First
    Episode 27 - 25 mins
    Bud learns a lesson in safety when he is sentenced to crossing guard duty for dangerous driving habits.
  • Bud, the Hero
    Episode 28 - 25 mins
    Bud's heroic deed was really an accident.
  • Betty, Track Star
    Episode 29 - 25 mins
    Betty faces a dilemma when a promise threatens to keep her from winning the Flower Queen title.
  • The Spelling Bee
    Episode 30 - 25 mins
    Kathy is nervous when she learns that she is to compete in the county spelling contest.
  • Bud, the Philanthropist
    Episode 31 - 25 mins
    Bud wants his donation to be known.
  • Baby in the House
    Episode 32 - 25 mins
    The Andersons agree to let Betty babysit for a neighborhood child.
  • Class Prophecy
    Episode 33 - 25 mins
    A friend of Jim's comes to his house on a business matter that proves to be embarrassing.
  • Art of Romance
    Episode 34 - 25 mins
    Jim's helpful suggestions to Bud about romancing a woman backfire.
  • Margaret Disowns Her Family
    Episode 35 - 25 mins
    Margaret decides to sell the family's baby crib and scales.
  • Grandpa Retires
    Episode 36 - 25 mins
    Margaret's father gets restless when people start suggesting that he retire.
  • Shoot for the Moon
    Episode 37 - 25 mins
    An unknown workman helps the Andersons restore their faith in themselves.

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