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Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

Genre: Sitcom

Jim Anderson copes with the everyday problems of his growing family.
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No Apron Strings

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 12, 1956)
Bud develops a crush on a girl from ``the wrong side of the tracks.''.
  • Mon 6/18
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Never the Twain

S03, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1956)
Betty prepares for the arrival of a cowboy beau.
  • Mon 6/18
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Betty Goes to College

S03, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1956)
When Jim and Margaret decide Betty should go to college, they make all the plans for her.
  • Tue 6/19
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Man About Town

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 1956)
Bud tries to seem older for a beautiful date.
  • Tue 6/19
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Homing Pigeon

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 1956)
Betty decides it is time she went out on her own, so she moves in with a friend of hers.
  • Wed 6/20
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Spaghetti for Margaret

S03, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1956)
The Andersons arrange a face-saving banquet for a poverty-stricken author.
  • Wed 6/20
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Betty's Birthday

S03, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1956)
Betty asks her family not to celebrate her birthday when she learns that gift giving has become meaningless.
  • Thu 6/21
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Bud, the Millionaire

S03, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1956)
Jim makes a risky deal with Bud when they agree on a $10-a-week allowance.
  • Thu 6/21
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Old Days

S03, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1956)
The Andersons have a dispute over fashion.
  • Fri 6/22
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Whistle Bait

S03, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1956)
Betty learns a valuable lesson while teaching others at college.
  • Fri 6/22
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Bus to Nowhere

S02, E22  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1956)
When Betty decides that life is devoid of significance, she prepares to leave home.
  • Sat 6/23
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

An Evening to Remember

S03, E25  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 1957)
The Anderson household is turned upside down when Cornel Wilde comes to talk with Jim.
  • Sat 6/23
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Kathy, the Indian Giver

S02, E23  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1956)
Jim decides he will never understand women, regardless of age, when he runs head on with Kathy.
  • Sun 6/24
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Great Guy

S03, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1956)
Bud gets a job at the local newspaper, much to Margaret and Jim's disapproval.
  • Mon 6/25
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Family Goes to New York

S03, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 28, 1956)
The Andersons are worried when Betty goes to New York to attend a friend's wedding.
  • Mon 6/25
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Betty Goes Steady

S03, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1956)
Betty is accepted by a self-appointed group of ``acceptable'' students.
  • Tue 6/26
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Good Prospect

S03, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 1956)
An elderly man is forced to accept reality when Kathy crashes his dream world.
  • Tue 6/26
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Angel's Sweater

S03, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 1956)
The Christmas holiday is threatened when Jim's sister spends the holidays with the Andersons.
  • Wed 6/27
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Promising Young Man

S03, E16  (First Aired: Dec. 26, 1956)
Jim has problems handling a young man he is supposed to be helping.
  • Wed 6/27
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Margaret Hires a Gardener

S03, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1957)
A kindly Spanish man adopts the Andersons and becomes their gardener.
  • Thu 6/28
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Swiss Family Anderson

S03, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 1957)
Jim considers buying an island when the family starts complaining at home.
  • Thu 6/28
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Brief Holiday

S03, E19  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1957)
Margaret takes an impulsive shopping trip.
  • Fri 6/29
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Lawn Party

S03, E20  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1957)
Jim and Margaret are tired of always chaperoning the neighborhood parties.
  • Fri 6/29
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Historical Andersons

S02, E24  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 1956)
Bud is astounded when he learns that his revolutionary forebear was a scoundrel.
  • Sat 6/30
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

Bud Buys a Car

S03, E26  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 1957)
Bud's purchase of a used car causes dissension in the Anderson household.
  • Sat 6/30
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2

The Grass Is Greener

S02, E25  (First Aired: Feb. 29, 1956)
The Andersons learn that Jim is one of the ``Four Musketeers'' of his college days.
  • Sun 7/1
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WJWDT2