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.

Shoot for the Moon

Jun 05, 1957 Season 3 Episode 37

The Andersons regain their confidence with the help of Sageman.
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Grandpa Retires

May 29, 1957 Season 3 Episode 36

Margarets father decides to retire because of health problems. However, when Margaret and Jim figure out what is the real source of his sickness, her father will have to decide if he really wants to stop working.
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Margaret Disowns Her Family

May 22, 1957 Season 3 Episode 35

Margaret helps out a young pregnant woman.
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The Art of Romance

May 15, 1957 Season 3 Episode 34

Bud asks Jim how to get Judys attention while Judy asks Margaret how to get Buds attention.
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Class Prophecy

May 01, 1957 Season 3 Episode 33

Jim and Margaret find out that an unsuccessful classmate, who they thought would become a doctor, is actually a bad salesman now and unhappy with his job.
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Baby in the House

May 01, 1957 Season 3 Episode 32

Jim and Margaret decide to baby-sit for Betty so that she can go out.
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Bud, the Philanthropist

Apr 24, 1957 Season 3 Episode 31

Bud decides to donate to the church, but gets angry when Kippy makes it appear that he gave money instead of Bud.
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The Spelling Bee

Apr 17, 1957 Season 3 Episode 30

Kathy is nervous about the school spelling bee, so Betty give her a penny and convinces her that it has special powers.
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Betty, the Track Star

Apr 03, 1957 Season 3 Episode 29

Betty finishes first in a track race in addition to becoming the flower queen.
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Bud, the Hero

Mar 27, 1957 Season 3 Episode 28

Bud becomes a town hero after preventing a bank robbery.
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Safety First

Mar 20, 1957 Season 3 Episode 27

Because Bud violates a traffic law, he must do community service as a crossing guard.
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Bud Buys a Car

Mar 13, 1957 Season 3 Episode 26

Bud buys a $10 car to impress his girlfriend. Unfortunately, the car needs a lot of work and does not impress his girlfriend.
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An Evening to Remember

Feb 27, 1957 Season 3 Episode 25

Actor Cornell Wild gets in an accident and asks Jim for legal advice.
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Trip to Hillsborough

Feb 20, 1957 Season 3 Episode 24

Margaret and Jim let Bud go to Hillsborough to do research so long as Kippy is with him. Unfortunately, at the last minute, Kippy does not go. Buds parents find out and worry about Bud.
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Betty and the Jet Pilot

Feb 13, 1957 Season 3 Episode 23

Betty is saddened when her new boyfriend, who is a jet pilot, is transferred to Alaska.
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Carnival

Feb 06, 1957 Season 3 Episode 22

Bud loses the money he was supposed to use to pay the tailor. One of the Carnival booth owners cons him into thinking that he can work for him to earn the money back.
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Short Wave

Jan 30, 1957 Season 3 Episode 21

While Bud is showing his family how he has learned to use a short wave radio, they overhear a distress call from a boat.
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The Lawn Party

Jan 23, 1957 Season 3 Episode 20

Bud plans a lawn party and his parents find out.
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Brief Holiday

Jan 16, 1957 Season 3 Episode 19

Bored with being a housewife, Margaret goes shopping and has a portrait made of herself. Jim understands that Margaret it is not just boredom that motivates her to take this break.
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Swiss Family Anderson

Jan 09, 1957 Season 3 Episode 18

Margaret, Jim, and the rest of the family are shipwrecked on an island.
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Margaret Hires a Gardener

Jan 02, 1957 Season 3 Episode 17

Margaret hires a Spanish gardener. When the work is done, Jim goes to pay him, but the gardener has increased his price.
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The Promising Young Man

Dec 26, 1956 Season 3 Episode 16

Jims boss asks Jim to teach his son Woody how to be a successful salesman. To Jims horror, though Woody is a gregarious guy, Woody prefers to be carefree and does not want to be an insurance salesman.
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The Angel's Sweater

Dec 19, 1956 Season 3 Episode 15

Everyone is worrying that the visiting Aunt Neva will ruin Christmas.
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The Good Prospect

Dec 12, 1956 Season 3 Episode 14

Jim and the family meet Mr. Lydum, a smooth talker, who wants to invest in his and his childrens ideas. Jim has trouble deciding whether Lydum is fake or the real deal.
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Betty Goes Steady

Dec 05, 1956 Season 3 Episode 13

Betty tries to get in with the upper class kids at school while along the way losing sight of what really matters in life.
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The Family Goes to New York

Nov 28, 1956 Season 3 Episode 12

Betty goes to New York to help out in her friends wedding. While there, she ends up in the gossip column with her friends new brother-in-law.
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The Great Guy

Nov 21, 1956 Season 3 Episode 11

Bud hates his job, but feels that he can not quit because he has been bragging about it at home.
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Whistle Bait

Nov 14, 1956 Season 3 Episode 10

Betty becomes jealous when all the attention at school is directed at the new girl.
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The Old Days

Nov 07, 1956 Season 3 Episode 9

At a PTA fundraiser, the Anderson parents and kids chose to swap styles for the day.
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Bud, the Millionaire

Oct 31, 1956 Season 3 Episode 8

Jim gives Bud an allowance in order to teach him about the value of money.
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Betty's Birthday

Oct 24, 1956 Season 3 Episode 7

Betty decides that she does not want to celebrate her birthday.
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Spaghetti for Margaret

Oct 17, 1956 Season 3 Episode 6

Jim finds himself in a sticky situation after having loaned money to an old high school teacher who dreams of becoming an acclaimed author.
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The Homing Pigeon

Oct 10, 1956 Season 3 Episode 5

Buds homing pigeon and Betty scare the family by not returning home immediately.
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Man About Town

Oct 03, 1956 Season 3 Episode 4

Bud tries to date an older woman named Marisa by lying about his age. However, things get sticky when Marissa wants to go to an exclusive restaurant.
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Betty Goes to College

Sep 26, 1956 Season 3 Episode 3

Margaret and Jim are excited about Betty starting college. Sadly, in their excitement, they overlook what their daughter actually wants to do.
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Never in Twain

Sep 19, 1956 Season 3 Episode 2

Betty falls in love with a cowboy on a dude ranch. Neither her experience nor the love lasts.
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No Apron Strings

Sep 12, 1956 Season 3 Episode 1

Bud’s new girlfriend Georgia is jealous of Bud’s family life. Because of this, she tries to make him chose between her and his mother.
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