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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.
  • Vine-Covered Cottage
    Episode 1 - 25 mins
    Betty's boyfriend asks for her hand in marriage.
  • Be Kind to Bud Week
    Episode 2 - 25 mins
    Betty is assigned to write a theme on devoted brothers and sisters.
  • Kathy's Romance
    Episode 3 - 25 mins
    Kathy is stricken by puppy love for a neighborhood boy.
  • Voice from the Past
    Episode 4 - 25 mins
    Bud prepares for homecoming week.
  • Frank's Family Tree
    Episode 5 - 25 mins
    The Andersons' gardener lies about his family.
  • Always Plan Ahead
    Episode 6 - 25 mins
    Jim decides to teach the children a lesson.
  • Second Wedding
    Episode 7 - 25 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 8 - 25 mins
    Bud is given the responsibility of taking care of a neighbor's car.
  • Betty, the Pioneer Woman
    Episode 9 - 25 mins
    Betty decides to reenact the town's founding.
  • Fair Exchange
    Episode 10 - 25 mins
    An Indian exchange student visits.
  • Bud, the Snob
    Episode 11 - 25 mins
    When Bud phones a girl for a date, Jim thinks he's rude and suggests an apology.
  • Margaret Wins a Car
    Episode 12 - 25 mins
    Margaret wins a car in an orphanage's raffle.
  • The Great Experiment
    Episode 13 - 25 mins
    Jim gets the Anderson family into discovering the wonders of modern living.
  • Christmas Story
    Episode 14 - 25 mins
    The Andersons recall the Christmas they spent out in the country.
  • The Basketball Coach
    Episode 15 - 25 mins
    Jim offers to coach Bud's basketball team.
  • Kathy, Girl Executive
    Episode 16 - 25 mins
    Kathy becomes president of a family corporation.
  • The Good Samaritan
    Episode 17 - 25 mins
    Bud tries desperately to do a good deed for a stranger.
  • The Ideal Father
    Episode 18 - 25 mins
    Uncle Charlie is sure that Jim has spoiled his children rotten.
  • Big Shot Bud
    Episode 19 - 25 mins
    Bud finds he cannot replace the money he borrowed.
  • Hard Luck Leo
    Episode 20 - 25 mins
    Jim tries to help his cousin Leonard find a job.
  • Bud, the Campus Romeo
    Episode 21 - 25 mins
    Bud gets a swelled head after he hears several girls talking about him.
  • Crisis over a Kiss
    Episode 22 - 25 mins
    Bud finds himself with more than one problem when he "rescues" his sister.
  • Kathy Grows Up
    Episode 23 - 25 mins
    Kathy decides that she wants to be an adult.
  • A Man of Merit
    Episode 24 - 25 mins
    Jim learns that he is being considered to receive an outstanding citizen award.
  • Betty Makes a Choice
    Episode 25 - 25 mins
    Betty learns a dance competitor's secret.
  • It's a Small World
    Episode 26 - 25 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 27 - 25 mins
    Bud has problems deciding between two girls whom he wants to date.
  • An Extraordinary Woman
    Episode 28 - 25 mins
    Jim and Margaret are pleasantly surprised when they are visited by a mutual college friend.
  • Art of Romance
    Episode 29 - 25 mins
    The Andersons recall a near-catastrophe when Jim decided to "help" Bud with his romance.
  • Formula for Happiness
    Episode 30 - 25 mins
    Jim is puzzled after he is awakened in the middle of a strange dream.
  • Bud and the Debutante
    Episode 31 - 25 mins
    Jim and Margaret become alarmed when Bud starts dating the daughter of a very rich man.
  • The Promised Playhouse
    Episode 32 - 22 mins
    Jim recalls when he promised Kathy a playhouse.
  • The Meanest Professor
    Episode 33 - 25 mins
    Bud is amazed to learn that his class yearbook is going to be dedicated to an unpopular teacher.
  • Live My Own Life
    Episode 34 - 22 mins
    Kathy decides that she's had enough and wants to leave home.
  • Bud Has a Problem
    Episode 35 - 25 mins
    Bud is told that if he does not pass physics, he will not graduate.
  • The Great Anderson Mystery
    Episode 36 - 25 mins
    The Andersons are too engrossed in a TV show to pay any attention to Kathy.
  • Margaret Goes Dancing
    Episode 37 - 25 mins
    Margaret recounts the time she took dancing lessons.
  • The Gold Turnip
    Episode 38 - 25 mins
    Bud wants to break tradition at graduation.

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