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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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Proud Father

S01, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1955)
Jim tells his family that their lack of courage is responsible for his lack of confidence.

Father Delivers the Papers

S01, E24  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 1955)
Jim learns what it's like to deliver papers when Bud is ordered to bed for a few days.

No Partiality

S01, E25  (First Aired: Mar. 20, 1955)
Jim refuses to interfere when Kathy sets her sights on Betty's boyfriend.

Close Decision

S01, E26  (First Aired: Mar. 27, 1955)
Jim decides that Bud can't play in the church baseball game because he hasn't done his chores.

Art of Salesmanship

S02, E01  (First Aired: Aug. 31, 1955)
Bud makes his point to Jim as they each learn that there are some things that you just aren't cut out to do.

Father's Private Life

S02, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 7, 1955)
Jim decides that his children should solve their own problems.

Lesson in Civics

S02, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 14, 1955)
The Andersons try to save a historic landmark that is marked for destruction.

First Disillusionment

S02, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 1955)
After Bud is refused a job because of another's dishonesty, Bud decides that dishonesty is the key to success.

Woman in the House

S02, E05  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1955)
The Andersons invite the wife of a close friend to be their house guest.

New Girl at School

S02, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 1955)
Bud falls for a flirtatious new classmate.

Bad Influence

S02, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 14, 1955)
Bud befriends a boy who is a compulsive thief.

Short Wave

S03, E21  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 1957)
Bud's short-wave radio picks up a distress call from a ship at sea.

Betty Hates Carter

S02, E16  (First Aired: Dec. 28, 1955)
Betty is enraged when she learns that Jim has arranged a date for her.

Kathy Makes Magic

S02, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 12, 1955)
Kathy thinks she has put a magic curse on Bud.

Advantage to Betty

S02, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1955)
Betty is picked as queen of the sports banquet because of her beauty instead of her ability.

The Big Test

S02, E09  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 1955)
Bud is wrongfully accused of cheating in school.

Father Is a Dope

S02, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1955)
Jim suspects that his family is conspiring to keep him from a hunting trip.

Spirit of Youth

S02, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1955)
Jim and Margaret feel that they are being relegated to the roles of ``old fogies.''.

Bud, the Lady Killer

S02, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1955)
Bud tries to rid himself of the unwanted attentions of a girl.

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Oct. 3, 1954)
Jim Anderson copes with the everyday problems of his growing family.

Betty Hates Carter

S02, E16  (First Aired: Dec. 28, 1955)
Betty is enraged when she learns that Jim has arranged a date for her.

Jim, the Tyrant

S02, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 4, 1956)
Jim and Kathy go on a free-for-all to determine who will be the family tyrant.

Carnival

S03, E22  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1957)
Bud learns what it is like to be suckered when he's taken in twice by the same man.

Betty's Brother

S02, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 11, 1956)
Bud is faced with academic failure while Betty shines in school.