Father Knows Best

1958, TV Show

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father knows best
Premiered: 1958, on CBS
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Perhaps the quintessentially comforting '50s sitcom, about the Anderson family---rock-steady Jim, sensible wife Margaret, and their kids Betty, Bud and Kathy---in the Midwestern town of Springfield. The series was adapted from a radio program, also starring Robert Young, that began in 1949. When CBS canceled the show in 1955, fan protests led to NBC picking it up and nurturing it into a hit. In fact, repeats aired in prime time for three years after the production of its last original episode.

Cast

Robert Foulk
Yvonne Lime
Sue George

Guest Cast & Credits

Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 All
Celebrity Role Episode Airdate
Carleton Carpenter George Frazer Season 6, Episode 31
Not His Type
Mon, May 16, 1960
Diana Millay Diane Season 6, Episode 31
Not His Type
Mon, May 16, 1960
Cynthia Baxter Nancy Season 6, Episode 30
Bud Lives It Up
Mon, May 9, 1960
Jack Davis Mr. Kimbrough Season 6, Episode 29
Betty's Career Problem
Mon, Apr 25, 1960
Jim Hutton Cliff Season 6, Episode 29
Betty's Career Problem
Mon, Apr 25, 1960
Nelson Welch Dean Ramsey Season 6, Episode 29
Betty's Career Problem
Mon, Apr 25, 1960
Hampton Fancher Rudy Kissler Season 6, Episode 28
Blind Date
Mon, Apr 18, 1960
Diana Millay Nelda Freemont Season 6, Episode 27
Love and Learn
Mon, Apr 11, 1960
Stuart Erwin Mr. Henslee Season 6, Episode 26
Family Contest
Mon, Apr 4, 1960
Linda Lowell Alicia May Season 6, Episode 25
Adopted Daughter
Mon, Mar 28, 1960
Franz Roehn Kroegman Season 6, Episode 24
The $500 Letter
Mon, Mar 21, 1960
Charlie Ruggles Actor Season 6, Episode 22
Time to Retire
Mon, Mar 7, 1960
Jack W. Harris Mr. Glover Season 6, Episode 20
The Big Test
Mon, Feb 22, 1960
Estelita Rodriguez Elena Season 6, Episode 19
Cupid Knows Best
Mon, Feb 15, 1960
Natividad Vacio Frank Season 6, Episode 19
Cupid Knows Best
Mon, Feb 15, 1960
Reba Waters Patty Season 6, Episode 18
Kathy's Big Deception
Mon, Feb 8, 1960
Stephen Firstman George Season 6, Episode 18
Kathy's Big Deception
Mon, Feb 8, 1960
Ralph Faulkner Fencing Instructor Season 6, Episode 17
Second Best
Mon, Feb 1, 1960
Don Keefer Mel Buford Season 6, Episode 16
Togetherness
Mon, Jan 25, 1960
Ted Stanhope Mr. McClure Season 6, Episode 16
Togetherness
Mon, Jan 25, 1960
William Joyce Bill Joyce Season 6, Episode 13
Betty's Double
Mon, Jan 4, 1960
John Armstrong Bart Season 6, Episode 11
Turn the Other Cheek
Mon, Dec 14, 1959
James Franciscus Gas-Station Owner Season 6, Episode 10
Bud, the Willing Worker
Mon, Dec 7, 1959
Ricky Murray Errol Season 6, Episode 9
Kathy Becomes a Girl
Mon, Nov 30, 1959
Lester Vail Mr. Thorne Season 6, Episode 8
Margaret's Old Flame
Mon, Nov 23, 1959
Hal Taggert Mr. Stagg Season 6, Episode 7
First Disillusionment
Mon, Nov 16, 1959
Peter Miles Eddie Season 6, Episode 7
First Disillusionment
Mon, Nov 16, 1959
Ann Benton Sally Season 6, Episode 5
Bud Plays It Safe
Mon, Nov 2, 1959
Lloyd Nolan Coach Harper Season 6, Episode 5
Bud Plays It Safe
Mon, Nov 2, 1959
John Daly Mr. Ebert Season 6, Episode 4
The Imposter
Mon, Oct 26, 1959
Robert Reed Actor Season 6, Episode 4
The Imposter
Mon, Oct 26, 1959
Natividad Vacio Fronk Season 6, Episode 3
The Gardener's Big Day
Mon, Oct 19, 1959
Ned Wever Mayor Season 6, Episode 3
The Gardener's Big Day
Mon, Oct 19, 1959
Roberta Shore Actor Season 6, Episode 2
Bud Branches Out
Mon, Oct 12, 1959
Roxane Berard French Teacher Season 6, Episode 2
Bud Branches Out
Mon, Oct 12, 1959
Olin Howlin Ed Season 6, Episode 1
A Day in the Country
Mon, Oct 5, 1959
Bart Patton Freddy Season 5, Episode 38
The Gold Turnip
Mon, Jun 1, 1959
Ed Prentiss Messner Season 5, Episode 38
The Gold Turnip
Mon, Jun 1, 1959
Bart Patton Freddy Season 5, Episode 35
Bud Has a Problem
Mon, May 11, 1959
James Douglas Graham Season 5, Episode 35
Bud Has a Problem
Mon, May 11, 1959
Jack Raine Stark Season 5, Episode 33
The Meanest Professor
Mon, Apr 27, 1959
Adrienne Young Molly Season 5, Episode 31
Bud and the Debutante
Mon, Apr 13, 1959
Alexander Lockwood Barter Season 5, Episode 30
Formula for Happiness
Mon, Apr 6, 1959
E. Leslie Thomas Daley Season 5, Episode 30
Formula for Happiness
Mon, Apr 6, 1959
Joan Freeman Judy Season 5, Episode 29
Art of Romance
Mon, Mar 30, 1959
Constance Ford Dr. Brown Season 5, Episode 28
An Extraordinary Woman
Mon, Mar 23, 1959
Jenny Maxwell Sandra Season 5, Episode 27
Two Loves Has Bud
Mon, Mar 16, 1959
Jymme Shore Joyce Season 5, Episode 27
Two Loves Has Bud
Mon, Mar 16, 1959
Ernest Sarracino Tony Season 5, Episode 26
It's a Small World
Mon, Mar 9, 1959
Kristine Miller Monica Season 5, Episode 26
It's a Small World
Mon, Mar 9, 1959
Philip Tonge Manager Season 5, Episode 26
It's a Small World
Mon, Mar 9, 1959
Dave Thursby Mr. Gillespie Season 5, Episode 25
Betty Makes a Choice
Mon, Mar 2, 1959
Sandra Wirth Esther Season 5, Episode 25
Betty Makes a Choice
Mon, Mar 2, 1959
Oliver McGowan Kramer Season 5, Episode 24
A Man of Merit
Mon, Feb 23, 1959
Sylvia Stone Mrs. Yeager Season 5, Episode 23
Kathy Grows Up
Mon, Feb 16, 1959
Ron Ely Actor Season 5, Episode 22
Crisis Over a Kiss
Mon, Feb 9, 1959
Lynn Alden Nancy Season 5, Episode 21
Bud, the Campus Romeo
Mon, Feb 2, 1959
Pamela Lincoln Janet Season 5, Episode 21
Bud, the Campus Romeo
Mon, Feb 2, 1959
Virginia Aldridge Carol Season 5, Episode 21
Bud, the Campus Romeo
Mon, Feb 2, 1959
Arthur O'Connell Actor Season 5, Episode 20
Hard Luck Leo
Mon, Jan 26, 1959
Henry Blair Ray Season 5, Episode 15
The Basketball Coach
Mon, Dec 22, 1958
Wallace Ford Nick Season 5, Episode 14
The Christmas Story
Mon, Dec 15, 1958
Philip Bourneuf Dr. Melton Season 5, Episode 13
The Great Experiment
Mon, Dec 8, 1958
George Mitchell Griffin Season 5, Episode 12
Margaret Wins a Car
Mon, Dec 1, 1958
Howard Wright Hodges Season 5, Episode 12
Margaret Wins a Car
Mon, Dec 1, 1958
Rita Moreno Actor Season 5, Episode 10
Fair Exchange
Mon, Nov 24, 1958
Dick York Tom Wentworth Season 5, Episode 9
Betty, the Pioneer Woman
Mon, Nov 10, 1958
Natividad Vacio Fronk Season 5, Episode 5
Fronk's Family Tree
Mon, Oct 13, 1958
Richard Eyer Burgess Season 5, Episode 3
Kathy's Romance
Mon, Sep 29, 1958
Wendell Holmes Dr. Runeberg Season 5, Episode 2
Be Kind to Bud Week
Mon, Sep 22, 1958
Basil Ruysdale Mr. Emery Season 4, Episode 33
Betty Finds a Cause
Wed, Jun 11, 1958
Anne Helm Carol Season 4, Episode 32
A Matter of Pride
Wed, Jun 4, 1958
Lynn Alden Joyce Season 4, Episode 32
A Matter of Pride
Wed, Jun 4, 1958
Stephen Chase Bernard Season 4, Episode 31
Bud Quits School
Wed, May 21, 1958
Oliver McGowan Louis Season 4, Episode 29
The Weaker Sex
Wed, Apr 30, 1958
Gail Land Marion Season 4, Episode 25
Young Love
Wed, Mar 26, 1958
Susan Odin Bernice Season 4, Episode 25
Young Love
Wed, Mar 26, 1958
Harold Lloyd Jr. Joey Season 4, Episode 24
Betty's Crusade
Wed, Mar 19, 1958
Beverly Long Grace Season 4, Episode 22
Country Cousin
Wed, Mar 5, 1958
Susan Oliver Actor Season 4, Episode 22
Country Cousin
Wed, Mar 5, 1958
Carole Wells Sharon Season 4, Episode 21
Revenge Is Sweet
Wed, Feb 26, 1958
Frank Albertson Mr. Wickett Season 4, Episode 21
Revenge Is Sweet
Wed, Feb 26, 1958
Jason Johnson Mr. Grouseman Season 4, Episode 20
The Trial
Wed, Feb 19, 1958
Henry Jones Kermit Season 4, Episode 19
Margaret's Other Family
Wed, Feb 12, 1958
Barbara Eden Actor Season 4, Episode 17
The Rivals
Wed, Jan 29, 1958
Leon Tyler John Season 4, Episode 17
The Rivals
Wed, Jan 29, 1958
Florida Friebus Mrs. Ellis Season 4, Episode 14
Big Sister
Wed, Jan 8, 1958
Bobby Hyatt Freddie Season 4, Episode 13
Man With a Plan
Wed, Jan 1, 1958
Jan Chaney Sally Season 4, Episode 13
Man With a Plan
Wed, Jan 1, 1958
George Selk Photographer Season 4, Episode 12
Kathy Makes a Wish
Wed, Dec 25, 1957
Greer Garson Herself Season 4, Episode 8
Kathy's Big Chance
Wed, Nov 13, 1957
William Leslie Coach Season 4, Episode 7
The Indispensable Man
Wed, Nov 6, 1957
Natividad Vacio Frank Season 4, Episode 5
Sentenced to Happiness
Wed, Oct 23, 1957
Gail Ganley Nancy Season 4, Episode 4
Bud, the Executive
Wed, Oct 16, 1957
Stuart Wade Briggs Season 4, Episode 4
Bud, the Executive
Wed, Oct 16, 1957
Joseph Sweeney Mr. Boomhauer Season 4, Episode 3
The Good Neighbor
Wed, Oct 9, 1957
Anne Whitfield Shirley Season 4, Episode 2
The Awkward Hero
Wed, Oct 2, 1957
Jean Owens Mrs. Orkin Season 4, Episode 2
The Awkward Hero
Wed, Oct 2, 1957
Keith Vincent Muley Season 4, Episode 2
The Awkward Hero
Wed, Oct 2, 1957
Bobby Hyatt Earl Season 4, Episode 1
Follow the Leader
Wed, Sep 25, 1957
Ray Stricklyn Duke Season 4, Episode 1
Follow the Leader
Wed, Sep 25, 1957
Wright King Beckman Season 4, Episode 1
Follow the Leader
Wed, Sep 25, 1957
Royal Dano Woodcutter Season 3, Episode 37
Shoot for the Moon
Wed, Jun 5, 1957
Ernest Truex Grandpa Season 3, Episode 36
Grandpa Retires
Wed, May 29, 1957
Sylvia Field Grandma Season 3, Episode 36
Grandpa Retires
Wed, May 29, 1957
Christine White Esther Season 3, Episode 35
Margaret Disowns Her Family
Wed, May 22, 1957
James Ogg Walt Season 3, Episode 35
Margaret Disowns Her Family
Wed, May 22, 1957
Joan Freeman Judy Season 3, Episode 34
Art of Romance
Wed, May 15, 1957
Harry Townes Henry Season 3, Episode 33
Class Prophecy
Wed, May 1, 1957
Gloria Henry Mildred Season 3, Episode 32
Baby in the House
Wed, May 1, 1957
Beverly Washburn Mara Season 3, Episode 30
The Spelling Bee
Wed, Apr 17, 1957
Fintan Meyler Gloria Season 3, Episode 29
Betty, the Track Star
Wed, Apr 3, 1957
Tamar Cooper Elvia Season 3, Episode 29
Betty, the Track Star
Wed, Apr 3, 1957
Robert Lynn Reverend Season 3, Episode 28
Bud, the Hero
Wed, Mar 27, 1957
Ethel May Halls Mrs. Brian Season 3, Episode 27
Safety First
Wed, Mar 20, 1957
Cornel Wilde Himself Season 3, Episode 25
An Evening to Remember
Wed, Feb 27, 1957
Lloyd Corrigan Hansen Season 3, Episode 25
An Evening to Remember
Wed, Feb 27, 1957
Peter Walker Charles Season 3, Episode 23
Betty and the Jet Pilot
Wed, Feb 13, 1957
Dick Foran Burt Season 3, Episode 22
Carnival
Wed, Feb 6, 1957
John Bryant Skipper Season 3, Episode 21
Short Wave
Wed, Jan 30, 1957
John Banner Artist Season 3, Episode 19
Brief Holiday
Wed, Jan 16, 1957
Don C. Harvey Malone Season 3, Episode 18
Swiss Family Anderson
Wed, Jan 9, 1957
Nelson Leigh Griffin Season 3, Episode 18
Swiss Family Anderson
Wed, Jan 9, 1957
Natividad Vacio Frank Season 3, Episode 17
Margaret Hires a Gardener
Wed, Jan 2, 1957
Richard Crenna Actor Season 3, Episode 16
The Promising Young Man
Wed, Dec 26, 1956
Willis Bouchey Ward Season 3, Episode 16
The Promising Young Man
Wed, Dec 26, 1956
Katherine Warren Neva Season 3, Episode 15
The Angel's Sweater
Wed, Dec 19, 1956
Ludwig Stossell Plumber Season 3, Episode 15
The Angel's Sweater
Wed, Dec 19, 1956
Don Beddoe Mr. Lydom Season 3, Episode 14
The Good Prospect
Wed, Dec 12, 1956
Mary Adams Mrs. Lydom Season 3, Episode 14
The Good Prospect
Wed, Dec 12, 1956
Ken Clayton Roger Season 3, Episode 13
Betty Goes Steady
Wed, Dec 5, 1956
Robert Vaughn Mr. Beekman Season 3, Episode 13
Betty Goes Steady
Wed, Dec 5, 1956
Ann Baker Barbara Season 3, Episode 12
The Family Goes to New York
Wed, Nov 28, 1956
Ronald Green Tony Season 3, Episode 12
The Family Goes to New York
Wed, Nov 28, 1956
Whit Bissell Actor Season 3, Episode 11
The Great Guy
Wed, Nov 21, 1956
Mary Ellen Kaye Diane Season 3, Episode 10
Whistle Bait
Wed, Nov 14, 1956
Herb Butterfield Harper Season 3, Episode 6
Spaghetti for Margaret
Wed, Oct 17, 1956
Donna Jo Gribble Jean Season 3, Episode 5
The Homing Pigeon
Wed, Oct 10, 1956
Kathleen Case Marissa Season 3, Episode 4
Man About Town
Wed, Oct 3, 1956
Nancy Evans Mrs. Blair Season 3, Episode 3
Betty Goes to College
Wed, Sep 26, 1956
John Smith Actor Season 3, Episode 2
Never the Twain
Wed, Sep 19, 1956
Denise Alexander Georgia Season 3, Episode 1
No Apron Strings
Wed, Sep 12, 1956
Linda Lowell Alicia May Season 2, Episode 36
Adopted Daughter
Wed, May 23, 1956
Duke Snider Actor Season 2, Episode 33
Hero Father
Wed, May 2, 1956
Kenneth Tobey Bramer Season 2, Episode 33
Hero Father
Wed, May 2, 1956
Tommy Ivo Sandy Season 2, Episode 33
Hero Father
Wed, May 2, 1956
Don Garner Bob Tyler Season 2, Episode 31
The Martins and the Coys
Wed, Apr 18, 1956
Tristram Coffin Tyler Season 2, Episode 31
The Martins and the Coys
Wed, Apr 18, 1956
Mary Hennessy Eloise Sanford Season 2, Episode 28
Family Dines Out
Wed, Mar 28, 1956
Lillian Powell Ione Season 2, Episode 27
Family Reunion
Wed, Mar 14, 1956
Barry Truex Fred Season 2, Episode 26
The Persistent Guest
Wed, Mar 7, 1956
Ray Walker Lou Season 2, Episode 26
The Persistent Guest
Wed, Mar 7, 1956
Paul Harvey Gribble Season 2, Episode 25
The Grass Is Greener
Wed, Feb 29, 1956
Richard Norris Anders Season 2, Episode 25
The Grass Is Greener
Wed, Feb 29, 1956
Claudia Bryar Miss Woodruff Season 2, Episode 24
The Historical Andersons
Wed, Feb 22, 1956
Jim Bates Claude Season 2, Episode 23
Kathy, the Indian Giver
Wed, Feb 15, 1956
Reba Waters Susie Season 2, Episode 23
Kathy, the Indian Giver
Wed, Feb 15, 1956
Parker Fennelly Mr. Everett Season 2, Episode 20
The House Painter
Wed, Jan 25, 1956
Cindy Robbins Janie Season 2, Episode 16
Betty Hates Carter
Wed, Dec 28, 1955
Robert Easton Carter Season 2, Episode 16
Betty Hates Carter
Wed, Dec 28, 1955
Lee Erickson Thief Season 2, Episode 15
Bad Influence
Wed, Dec 14, 1955
Susan Odin Dora Season 2, Episode 12
Bud, the Ladykiller
Wed, Nov 16, 1955
Steven Tersel Bob Season 2, Episode 11
Spirit of Youth
Wed, Nov 9, 1955
Jack W. Harris Mr. Glover Season 2, Episode 9
The Big Test
Wed, Oct 26, 1955
Tamar Cooper Eula Season 2, Episode 8
Advantage to Betty
Wed, Oct 19, 1955
Pete Heisser Joe Season 2, Episode 7
Kathy Makes Magic
Wed, Oct 12, 1955
Harry Hickox Virg Season 2, Episode 5
Woman in the House
Wed, Sep 28, 1955
Mary Webster Jill Season 2, Episode 5
Woman in the House
Wed, Sep 28, 1955
Hal Taggert Mr. Stagg Season 2, Episode 4
First Disillusionment
Wed, Sep 21, 1955
Peter Miles Eddie Season 2, Episode 4
First Disillusionment
Wed, Sep 21, 1955
James Todd Mayor Season 2, Episode 3
Lesson in Civics
Wed, Sep 14, 1955
Gary Pagett Joe Season 1, Episode 26
Close Decision
Sun, Mar 27, 1955
Norman Ollestad Howard Season 1, Episode 25
No Partiality
Sun, Mar 20, 1955
Dabbs Greer Mrs. Collins Season 1, Episode 24
Father Delivers the Papers
Sun, Mar 13, 1955
John Gallaudet Roger Season 1, Episode 23
Proud Father
Sun, Mar 6, 1955
Tom Mann Beanie Season 1, Episode 23
Proud Father
Sun, Mar 6, 1955
Lyn Guild Louise Season 1, Episode 22
Bud, the Bridesmaid
Sun, Feb 27, 1955
William Hudson Tom Season 1, Episode 22
Bud, the Bridesmaid
Sun, Feb 27, 1955
Lyn Guild Louise Season 1, Episode 21
The Matchmaker
Sun, Feb 20, 1955
William Hudson Tom Season 1, Episode 21
The Matchmaker
Sun, Feb 20, 1955
Parley Baer Lyle Season 1, Episode 15
A Friend of Old George's
Sun, Jan 9, 1955
Wallace Ford Nick Season 1, Episode 12
The Christmas Story
Sun, Dec 19, 1954
William Fawcett Trumble Season 1, Episode 7
Bud's Encounter with the Law
Sun, Nov 14, 1954
James Dobson Bill Season 1, Episode 4
Football Tickets
Sun, Oct 24, 1954

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