Father Knows Best

Genre: Comedy
Premiere: 1954
Network: CBS
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Sessons: 6
Full Episodes: 203
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Full Show Summary

The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need advice on anything at all, they can always turn to their father, because father knows best.
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Date Aired Father Knows Best Episodes
Season 1
03 October 1954 Season 1, Episode 1: Bud Takes Up the Dance
10 October 1954 Season 1, Episode 2: Lesson in Citizenship
17 October 1954 Season 1, Episode 3: The Motor Scooter
24 October 1954 Season 1, Episode 4: Football Tickets
31 October 1954 Season 1, Episode 5: Live My Own Life
07 November 1954 Season 1, Episode 6: Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation
14 November 1954 Season 1, Episode 7: Bud's Encounter With the Law
21 November 1954 Season 1, Episode 8: Thanksgiving Day
28 November 1954 Season 1, Episode 9: Second Honeymoon
05 December 1954 Season 1, Episode 10: Typical Father
12 December 1954 Season 1, Episode 11: Margaret Goes Dancing
19 December 1954 Season 1, Episode 12: The Christmas Story
26 December 1954 Season 1, Episode 13: Sparrow in the Window
02 January 1955 Season 1, Episode 14: Boy's Week
09 January 1955 Season 1, Episode 15: A Friend of Old George's
16 January 1955 Season 1, Episode 16: Bud the Snob
23 January 1955 Season 1, Episode 17: The Promised Playhouse
30 January 1955 Season 1, Episode 18: Jim the Farmer
06 February 1955 Season 1, Episode 19: Father of the Year
13 February 1955 Season 1, Episode 20: The Mink Coat
20 February 1955 Season 1, Episode 21: The Matchmaker
27 February 1955 Season 1, Episode 22: Bud the Bridesmaid
06 March 1955 Season 1, Episode 23: Proud Father
13 March 1955 Season 1, Episode 24: Father Delivers the Papers
20 March 1955 Season 1, Episode 25: No Partiality
27 March 1955 Season 1, Episode 26: Close Decision
Season 2
31 August 1955 Season 2, Episode 1: Art of Salesmanship
07 September 1955 Season 2, Episode 2: Father's Private Life
14 September 1955 Season 2, Episode 3: Lessons in Civics
21 September 1955 Season 2, Episode 4: First Disillusionment
28 September 1955 Season 2, Episode 5: Woman in the House
05 October 1955 Season 2, Episode 6: New Girl at School
12 October 1955 Season 2, Episode 7: Kathy Makes Magic
19 October 1955 Season 2, Episode 8: Advantage to Betty
26 October 1955 Season 2, Episode 9: The Big Test
02 November 1955 Season 2, Episode 10: Father Is a Dope
09 November 1955 Season 2, Episode 11: Spirit of Youth
16 November 1955 Season 2, Episode 12: Bud, the Ladykiller
30 November 1955 Season 2, Episode 13: Margaret's Premonition
07 December 1955 Season 2, Episode 14: Stage to Yuma
14 December 1955 Season 2, Episode 15: Bad Influence
28 December 1955 Season 2, Episode 16: Betty Hates Carter
04 January 1956 Season 2, Episode 17: Jim, the Tyrant
11 January 1956 Season 2, Episode 18: Betty's Brother
18 January 1956 Season 2, Episode 19: Betty Earns a Formal
25 January 1956 Season 2, Episode 20: The House Painter
01 February 1956 Season 2, Episode 21: Bud, the Wallflower
08 February 1956 Season 2, Episode 22: The Bus to Nowhere
15 February 1956 Season 2, Episode 23: Kathy, the Indian Giver
22 February 1956 Season 2, Episode 24: The Historical Andersons
29 February 1956 Season 2, Episode 25: The Grass is Greener
07 March 1956 Season 2, Episode 26: The Persistent Guest
14 March 1956 Season 2, Episode 27: Family Reunion
28 March 1956 Season 2, Episode 28: Family Dines Out
04 April 1956 Season 2, Episode 29: Bud, the Boxer
11 April 1956 Season 2, Episode 30: Betty, Girl Engineer
18 April 1956 Season 2, Episode 31: The Martins and the Coys
25 April 1956 Season 2, Episode 32: Dilemma for Margaret
02 May 1956 Season 2, Episode 33: Hero Father
09 May 1956 Season 2, Episode 34: Father, the Naturalist
16 May 1956 Season 2, Episode 35: The Ten Dollar Question
23 May 1956 Season 2, Episode 36: Adopted Daughter
30 May 1956 Season 2, Episode 37: Betty's Graduation
Season 3
12 September 1956 Season 3, Episode 1: No Apron Strings
19 September 1956 Season 3, Episode 2: Never in Twain
26 September 1956 Season 3, Episode 3: Betty Goes to College
03 October 1956 Season 3, Episode 4: Man About Town
10 October 1956 Season 3, Episode 5: The Homing Pigeon
17 October 1956 Season 3, Episode 6: Spaghetti for Margaret
24 October 1956 Season 3, Episode 7: Betty's Birthday
31 October 1956 Season 3, Episode 8: Bud, the Millionaire
07 November 1956 Season 3, Episode 9: The Old Days
14 November 1956 Season 3, Episode 10: Whistle Bait
21 November 1956 Season 3, Episode 11: The Great Guy
28 November 1956 Season 3, Episode 12: The Family Goes to New York
05 December 1956 Season 3, Episode 13: Betty Goes Steady
12 December 1956 Season 3, Episode 14: The Good Prospect
19 December 1956 Season 3, Episode 15: The Angel's Sweater
26 December 1956 Season 3, Episode 16: The Promising Young Man
02 January 1957 Season 3, Episode 17: Margaret Hires a Gardener
09 January 1957 Season 3, Episode 18: Swiss Family Anderson
16 January 1957 Season 3, Episode 19: Brief Holiday
23 January 1957 Season 3, Episode 20: The Lawn Party
30 January 1957 Season 3, Episode 21: Short Wave
06 February 1957 Season 3, Episode 22: Carnival
13 February 1957 Season 3, Episode 23: Betty and the Jet Pilot
20 February 1957 Season 3, Episode 24: Trip to Hillsborough
27 February 1957 Season 3, Episode 25: An Evening to Remember
13 March 1957 Season 3, Episode 26: Bud Buys a Car
20 March 1957 Season 3, Episode 27: Safety First
27 March 1957 Season 3, Episode 28: Bud, the Hero
03 April 1957 Season 3, Episode 29: Betty, the Track Star
17 April 1957 Season 3, Episode 30: The Spelling Bee
24 April 1957 Season 3, Episode 31: Bud, the Philanthropist
01 May 1957 Season 3, Episode 32: Baby in the House
08 May 1957 Season 3, Episode 33: Class Prophecy
15 May 1957 Season 3, Episode 34: The Art of Romance
22 May 1957 Season 3, Episode 35: Margaret Disowns Her Family
29 May 1957 Season 3, Episode 36: Grandpa Retires
05 June 1957 Season 3, Episode 37: Shoot for the Moon
Season 4
25 September 1957 Season 4, Episode 1: Follow the Leader
02 October 1957 Season 4, Episode 2: The Awkward Hero
09 October 1957 Season 4, Episode 3: The Good Neighbor
16 October 1957 Season 4, Episode 4: Bud, the Executive
23 October 1957 Season 4, Episode 5: Sentenced to Happiness
30 October 1957 Season 4, Episode 6: Mother Goes to School
06 November 1957 Season 4, Episode 7: The Indispensable Man
13 November 1957 Season 4, Episode 8: Kathy's Big Chance
20 November 1957 Season 4, Episode 9: Margaret Learns to Drive
04 December 1957 Season 4, Episode 10: The Way of a Dictator
11 December 1957 Season 4, Episode 11: Mr. Beal Meets His Match
25 December 1957 Season 4, Episode 12: Kathy Makes a Wish
01 January 1958 Season 4, Episode 13: Man With a Plan
08 January 1957 Season 4, Episode 14: Big Sister
15 January 1958 Season 4, Episode 15: Calypso Kid
22 January 1958 Season 4, Episode 16: Father's Biography
29 January 1958 Season 4, Episode 17: The Rivals
05 February 1958 Season 4, Episode 18: Bud, the Mind Reader
12 February 1958 Season 4, Episode 19: Margaret's Other Family
19 February 1958 Season 4, Episode 20: The Trial
26 February 1958 Season 4, Episode 21: Revenge is Sweet
05 March 1958 Season 4, Episode 22: Country Cousin
12 March 1958 Season 4, Episode 23: Poor Old Dad
19 March 1958 Season 4, Episode 24: Betty's Crusade
26 March 1958 Season 4, Episode 25: Young Love
02 April 1958 Season 4, Episode 26: Tell It to Mom
16 April 1958 Season 4, Episode 27: A Friend in Need
23 April 1958 Season 4, Episode 28: A Medal for Margaret
30 April 1958 Season 4, Episode 29: The Weaker Sex
14 May 1958 Season 4, Episode 30: Jim, the Answer Man
21 May 1958 Season 4, Episode 31: Bud Quits School
04 June 1958 Season 4, Episode 32: A Matter of Pride
11 June 1958 Season 4, Episode 33: Betty Finds a Cause
Season 5
15 September 1958 Season 5, Episode 1: Vine Covered Cottage
22 September 1958 Season 5, Episode 2: Be Kind to Bud Week
29 September 1958 Season 5, Episode 3: Kathy's Romance
06 October 1958 Season 5, Episode 4: Voice From the Past
13 October 1958 Season 5, Episode 5: Frank's Family Trees
20 October 1958 Season 5, Episode 6: Always Plan Ahead
27 October 1958 Season 5, Episode 7: Second Wedding
03 November 1958 Season 5, Episode 8: Bud, the Caretaker
10 November 1958 Season 5, Episode 9: Betty, the Pioneer Woman
17 November 1958 Season 5, Episode 10: Fair Exchange
24 November 1958 Season 5, Episode 11: Bud, the Snob
01 December 1958 Season 5, Episode 12: Margaret Wins a Car
08 December 1958 Season 5, Episode 13: The Great Experiment
15 December 1958 Season 5, Episode 14: The Christmas Story
22 December 1958 Season 5, Episode 15: The Basketball Coach
29 December 1958 Season 5, Episode 16: Kathy, Girl Executive
05 January 1959 Season 5, Episode 17: The Good Samaritan
12 January 1959 Season 5, Episode 18: The Ideal Father
19 January 1959 Season 5, Episode 19: Big Shot Bud
26 January 1959 Season 5, Episode 20: Hard Luck Leo
02 February 1959 Season 5, Episode 21: Bud, the Campus Romeo
09 February 1959 Season 5, Episode 22: Crisis Over a Kiss
16 February 1959 Season 5, Episode 23: Kathy Grows Up
23 February 1959 Season 5, Episode 24: A Man of Merit
02 March 1959 Season 5, Episode 25: Betty Makes a Choice
09 March 1959 Season 5, Episode 26: It's a Small World
16 March 1959 Season 5, Episode 27: Two Loves Has Bud
23 March 1959 Season 5, Episode 28: An Extraordinary Woman
30 March 1959 Season 5, Episode 29: The Art of Romance
06 April 1959 Season 5, Episode 30: Formula for Happiness
13 April 1959 Season 5, Episode 31: Bud and the Debutante
20 April 1959 Season 5, Episode 32: The Promised Playhouse
27 April 1959 Season 5, Episode 33: The Meanest Professor
04 May 1959 Season 5, Episode 34: Live My Own Life
11 May 1959 Season 5, Episode 35: Bud Has A Problem
18 May 1959 Season 5, Episode 36: The Great Anderson Mystery
25 May 1959 Season 5, Episode 37: Margaret Goes Dancing
01 June 1959 Season 5, Episode 38: The Gold Turnip
Season 6
05 October 1959 Season 6, Episode 1: A Day in the Country
12 October 1959 Season 6, Episode 2: Bud Branches Out
19 October 1959 Season 6, Episode 3: The Gardener's Big Day
26 October 1959 Season 6, Episode 4: The Imposter
02 November 1959 Season 6, Episode 5: Bud Plays It Safe
09 November 1959 Season 6, Episode 6: Bicycle Trip for Two
16 November 1959 Season 6, Episode 7: First Disillusionment
23 November 1959 Season 6, Episode 8: Margaret's Old Flame
30 November 1959 Season 6, Episode 9: Kathy Becomes a Girl
07 December 1959 Season 6, Episode 10: Bud, the Willing Worker
14 December 1959 Season 6, Episode 11: Turn the Other Cheek
28 December 1959 Season 6, Episode 12: Good Joke on Mom
04 January 1960 Season 6, Episode 13: Betty's Double
11 January 1960 Season 6, Episode 14: Father, the Naturalist
18 January 1960 Season 6, Episode 15: Bud Hides Behind a Skirt
25 January 1960 Season 6, Episode 16: Togetherness
01 February 1960 Season 6, Episode 17: Second Best
08 February 1960 Season 6, Episode 18: Kathy's Big Deception
15 February 1960 Season 6, Episode 19: Cupid Knows Best
22 February 1960 Season 6, Episode 20: The Big Test
29 February 1960 Season 6, Episode 21: Jim's Big Surprise
07 March 1960 Season 6, Episode 22: Time to Retire
14 March 1960 Season 6, Episode 23: Bud, the Speculator
21 March 1960 Season 6, Episode 24: The $500 Letter
28 March 1960 Season 6, Episode 25: Adopted Daughter
04 April 1960 Season 6, Episode 26: Family Contest
11 April 1960 Season 6, Episode 27: Love and Learn
18 April 1960 Season 6, Episode 28: Blind Date
25 April 1960 Season 6, Episode 29: Betty's Career Problem
09 May 1960 Season 6, Episode 30: Bud Lives It Up
16 May 1960 Season 6, Episode 31: Not His Type
23 May 1960 Season 6, Episode 32: Betty's Graduation