Father Knows Best

1958, TV Show

Full Episodes(137)

Latest Episode: Betty's Graduation

May 23, 1960 Season 6 Episode 32 watch on

As Betty approaches her completion of High School she grows anxious. Jim tries to reassure her. As graduation grows nearer no one can reconcile Betty’s fears.

Close Decision

Mar 27, 1955 Season 1 Episode 26

Bud is slacking off—he’s not doing his chores and he’s put off memorizing a poem to recite in church. Margaret insists he skip his softball game and catch up on his work.
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No Partiality

Mar 20, 1955 Season 1 Episode 25

Kathy demands equal rights with Betty and Bud. Jim agrees and says that whatever Betty gets to do, Kathy gets to do too.
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Father Delivers The Papers

Mar 13, 1955 Season 1 Episode 24

The customers on Bud’s paper route have been complaining about him to his boss. When Mr. Collins tells Jim about it, Jim assures him that Bud will fulfill his duties if he gives him another chance.
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Proud Father

Mar 06, 1955 Season 1 Episode 23

After he runs into a friend who brags about his overachieving children, Jim wants to help inspire his own brood to acts of greatness.
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Bud The Bridesmaid

Feb 27, 1955 Season 1 Episode 22

Cousin Louise is getting married in the Anderson home. Margaret is going all-out on the wedding, and Jim is not happy about the bills. When a case of wedding jitters keeps Louise out of the rehearsal, Bud has to stand in for the bride.
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The Matchmaker

Feb 20, 1955 Season 1 Episode 21

Margaret wages a campaign to get her cousin’s boyfriend to propose. Though Louise is hesitant to “trap” Tom, Margaret is sure she knows what to do and takes over.
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The Mink Coat

Feb 13, 1955 Season 1 Episode 20

Money is tight and Jim lectures the family on fiscal responsibility. The very next day he is presented with an extraordinary opportunity to buy Margaret a mink coat for less than half the regular price, and he grabs it.
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Father Of The Year

Feb 06, 1955 Season 1 Episode 19

The Springfield newspaper is sponsoring a Father of the Year contest. The Anderson children set out to write the winning essay, but can't find the words to describe the "best father in the world."
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Jim The Farmer

Jan 30, 1955 Season 1 Episode 18

Feeling stressed out from all the pressure at work, Jim decides to give up his job, move to the country and become a farmer.
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The Promised Playhouse

Jan 23, 1955 Season 1 Episode 17

Jim demands that his family start living up to the promises they’ve made to people.
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Bud The Snob

Jan 16, 1955 Season 1 Episode 16

Bud is getting a reputation as a snob; his difficulty in talking with girls is being misinterpreted as standoffishness.
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A Friend Of Old George's

Jan 09, 1955 Season 1 Episode 15

The family has a lovely dinner and special event planned for Kathy’s birthday. She’s been looking forward to it, but an uninvited visitor upsets the best-laid plans.
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Boy's Week

Jan 02, 1955 Season 1 Episode 14

After Kathy breaks another window, Jim is committed to teaching his kids about personal responsibility.
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Sparrow In The Window

Dec 26, 1954 Season 1 Episode 13

When Kathy discovers an injured sparrow on the windowsill, the family takes the little bird in to nurse it back to health.
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The Christmas Story

Dec 19, 1954 Season 1 Episode 12

In an attempt to remind his family of the real meaning of Christmas, Jim decides the Andersons will cut down their own Christmas tree this year.
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Margaret Goes Dancing

Dec 12, 1954 Season 1 Episode 11

Margaret is sure she could never get Jim to agree to take dancing classes with her.
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Typical Father

Dec 05, 1954 Season 1 Episode 10

Betty is falling hard for a new guy, and it upsets her father.
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Second Honeymoon

Nov 28, 1954 Season 1 Episode 9

Jim and Margaret could use some time away from the house, so they plan a weekend getaway.
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Thanksgiving Day

Nov 21, 1954 Season 1 Episode 8

When Kathy writes a prize-winning Thanksgiving poem, Jim envisions his “Kitten” as the next Emily Brontë.
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Bud's Encounter With The Law

Nov 14, 1954 Season 1 Episode 7

Kathy’s on a tear, throwing everything she can get her hands on into her new “spaceship,” a/k/a the family washing machine.
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Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation

Nov 07, 1954 Season 1 Episode 6

Jim wants to play badminton, but his kids see him as too old for such things.
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Live My Own Life

Oct 31, 1954 Season 1 Episode 5

Bud feels beleaguered by his parents and siblings, and believes he is ready to take responsibility for his own life.
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Football Tickets

Oct 24, 1954 Season 1 Episode 4

Jim and Margaret go to the big football game every year. This year, Margaret finds she cannot go and Betty is promised the ticket—until Jim offers it to someone else.
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The Motor Scooter

Oct 17, 1954 Season 1 Episode 3

Jim and Margaret disagree on whether Jim should buy Bud a motor scooter.
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Lesson In Citizenship

Oct 10, 1954 Season 1 Episode 2

Jim sets out to teach his layabout kids a proper life ethic.
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Bud Takes Up The Dance

Oct 03, 1954 Season 1 Episode 1

Bud uses an old book to teach himself to dance in time for his very first date and his very first dance.
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