Father Knows Best

  • 1958
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

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 pic (more…)

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

Guest Stars

Frank, Fronk
5 Episodes (1957-1960)
Freddy
2 Episodes (1959-1959)
Diane, Nelda Freemont
2 Episodes (1960-1960)
2 Episodes (1957-1959)
Patty, Susie
2 Episodes (1956-1960)
2 Episodes (1954-1958)
2 Episodes (1955-1955)
Earl, Freddie
2 Episodes (1957-1958)
Mr. Stagg
2 Episodes (1955-1959)
Mr. Glover
2 Episodes (1955-1960)
Alicia May
2 Episodes (1956-1960)
Louise
2 Episodes (1955-1955)
Joyce, Nancy
2 Episodes (1958-1959)
Kramer, Louis
2 Episodes (1958-1959)
Eddie
2 Episodes (1955-1959)
Bernice, Dora
2 Episodes (1955-1958)
Elvia, Eula
2 Episodes (1955-1957)
Carol
1 Episode (1958)
Shirley
1 Episode (1957)
Grace
1 Episode (1958)
George Frazer
1 Episode (1960)
Sharon
1 Episode (1958)
Dr. Brown
1 Episode (1959)
Himself
1 Episode (1957)
Burt
1 Episode (1957)
Tom Wentworth
1 Episode (1958)
Mr. Lydom
1 Episode (1956)
Mel Buford
1 Episode (1960)
Grandpa
1 Episode (1957)
Mr. Wickett
1 Episode (1958)
Nancy
1 Episode (1957)
Mildred
1 Episode (1957)
Greer Garson
Herself
1 Episode (1957)
Rudy Kissler
1 Episode (1960)
Henry
1 Episode (1957)
Kermit
1 Episode (1958)
Stark
1 Episode (1959)
Graham
1 Episode (1959)
Gas-Station Owner
1 Episode (1959)
Mayor
1 Episode (1955)
Mr. Grouseman
1 Episode (1958)
Sandra
1 Episode (1959)
Cliff
1 Episode (1960)
Artist
1 Episode (1957)
Skipper
1 Episode (1957)
Marissa
1 Episode (1956)
Roger
1 Episode (1956)
Bramer
1 Episode (1956)
John
1 Episode (1958)
Mr. Thorne
1 Episode (1959)
1 Episode (1957)
Coach Harper
1 Episode (1959)
Griffin
1 Episode (1957)
Mr. Everett
1 Episode (1956)
1 Episode (1955)
Gribble
1 Episode (1956)
Charles
1 Episode (1957)
Dr. Melton
1 Episode (1958)
Burgess
1 Episode (1958)
1 Episode (1956)
Carter
1 Episode (1955)
Robert Vaughn
Mr. Beekman
1 Episode (1956)
Woodcutter
1 Episode (1957)
Bernard
1 Episode (1958)
Mr. Henslee
1 Episode (1960)
Briggs
1 Episode (1957)
Grandma
1 Episode (1957)
Sandy
1 Episode (1956)
Dr. Runeberg
1 Episode (1958)
Trumble
1 Episode (1954)
Bill Joyce
1 Episode (1960)
Beckman
1 Episode (1957)
Reverend
1 Episode (1957)
Mrs. Collins
1 Episode (1955)
Mrs. Ellis
1 Episode (1958)
Photographer
1 Episode (1957)
Manager
1 Episode (1959)
Griffin
1 Episode (1958)
Barbara
1 Episode (1956)
Miss Woodruff
1 Episode (1956)
Mrs. Blair
1 Episode (1956)
Messner
1 Episode (1959)
Sally
1 Episode (1959)
1 Episode (1956)
Mr. Emery
1 Episode (1958)
Mr. Gillespie
1 Episode (1959)
Malone
1 Episode (1957)
Bob Tyler
1 Episode (1956)
Mrs. Brian
1 Episode (1957)
Gloria
1 Episode (1957)
Kroegman
1 Episode (1960)
Marion
1 Episode (1958)
Hodges
1 Episode (1958)
Mr. Kimbrough
1 Episode (1960)
Walt
1 Episode (1957)
Sally
1 Episode (1958)
Mrs. Orkin
1 Episode (1957)
Claude
1 Episode (1956)
Mr. Boomhauer
1 Episode (1957)
Joyce
1 Episode (1959)
Thief
1 Episode (1955)
Plumber
1 Episode (1956)
Mrs. Lydom
1 Episode (1956)
Eloise Sanford
1 Episode (1956)
Mayor
1 Episode (1959)
Dean Ramsey
1 Episode (1960)
Fencing Instructor
1 Episode (1960)
Errol
1 Episode (1959)
French Teacher
1 Episode (1959)
Esther
1 Episode (1959)
Mrs. Yeager
1 Episode (1959)
Mr. McClure
1 Episode (1960)
Beanie
1 Episode (1955)

Credits

Director (3 Credits)

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