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Father Knows Best Season 6 Episodes

33 Episodes 1959 - 1960

Episode 1

A Day in the Country

Mon, Oct 5, 1959 30 mins

The car breaks down en route to Margaret's family reunion. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Ed: Olin Howlin.

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Episode 2

Bud Branches Out

Mon, Oct 12, 1959 30 mins

Bud falls in love with his French teacher (Roxane Berard). Roberta Shore, Robert Young, Jane Wyatt.

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Episode 3

The Gardener's Big Day

Mon, Oct 19, 1959 30 mins

Fronk is accidentally selected the city's official greeter. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Fronk: Natividad Vacio. Mayor: Ned Wever.

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Episode 4

The Imposter

Mon, Oct 26, 1959 30 mins

A young lawyer falls for Betty (Elinor Donahue). Mr. Ebert: John Daly. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray.

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Episode 5

Bud Plays It Safe

Mon, Nov 2, 1959 30 mins

Hoping to make the football team, Bud dates the coach's daughter. Coach Harper: Lloyd Nolan. Sally: Ann Benton. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Elinor Donahue.

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Episode 6

Bicycle Trip for Two

Mon, Nov 9, 1959 30 mins

Jim and Margaret try reliving their courtship days. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.

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Episode 7

First Disillusionment

Mon, Nov 16, 1959 30 mins

Bud uses the story of his first job as an essay for Kathy's homework. Bud: Billy Gray. Jim: Robert Young. Margaret: Jane Wyatt. Mr. Stagg: Hal Taggert. Eddie: Peter Miles. Kathy: Lauren Chapin. Betty: Elinor Donahue.

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Episode 8

Margaret's Old Flame

Mon, Nov 23, 1959 30 mins

Margaret receives a letter from a mysterious old flame. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Mr. Thorne: Lester Vail.

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Episode 9

Kathy Becomes a Girl

Mon, Nov 30, 1959 30 mins

Kathy realizes her tomboy days are over. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray. Errol: Ricky Murray.

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Episode 10

Bud, the Willing Worker

Mon, Dec 7, 1959 30 mins

James Franciscus appears as a gas-station owner whom Bud is trying to impress. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Elinor Donahue, Lauren Chapin.

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Episode 11

Turn the Other Cheek

Mon, Dec 14, 1959 30 mins

Jim gives Kathy a lesson in ethics. Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray. Bart: John Armstrong.

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Episode 12

Good Joke on Mom

Mon, Dec 28, 1959 30 mins

Margaret is named honorary chairman of the clinic-building program. Jane Wyatt, Robert Young, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Myrtle: Vivi Janiss.

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Episode 13

Betty's Double

Mon, Jan 4, 1960 30 mins

Betty wins a look-alike contest on her resemblance to a movie star. Her prize is a weekend in Hollywood---with her mother. Betty/Donna Stuart: Elinor Donahue. Jim: Robert Young. Margaret: Jane Wyatt. Bud: Billy Gray. Kathy: Lauren Chapin. Bill Joyce: William Joyce.

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Episode 14

Father, the Naturalist

Mon, Jan 11, 1960 30 mins

Jim fights the elements to collect plants for Kathy's nature folder.

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Episode 15

Bud Hides Behind a Skirt

Mon, Jan 18, 1960 30 mins

Betty takes the blame for Bud's driving ticket. Robert Young, Billy Gray, Jane Wyatt, Lauren Chapin.

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Episode 16

Togetherness

Mon, Jan 25, 1960 30 mins

A rift in their "togetherness" hits the Andersons at an inauspicious time---when Mel Buford arrives to do an article on how the family's unity helps Jim's insurance business. Jim: Robert Young. Margaret: Jane Wyatt. Mel Buford: Don Keefer. Betty: Elinor Donahue. Bud: Billy Gray. Kathy: Lauren Chapin. Mr. McClure: Ted Stanhope.

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Episode 17

Second Best

Mon, Feb 1, 1960 30 mins

Tired of always being second, Betty points toward a fencing title. Robert Young, Elinor Donahue, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Fencing Instructor: Ralph Faulkner.

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Episode 18

Kathy's Big Deception

Mon, Feb 8, 1960 30 mins

Kathy lies about having a date for the picnic. Robert Young, Lauren Chapin, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray. Patty: Reba Waters. George: Stephen Firstman.

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Episode 19

Cupid Knows Best

Mon, Feb 15, 1960 30 mins

Betty writes love letters for bashful Frank (Natividad Vacio). Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Elena: Estelita Rodriguez.

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Episode 20

The Big Test

Mon, Feb 22, 1960 30 mins

Bud is promised a boat if he raises his science grade.

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Episode 21

Jim's Big Surprise

Mon, Feb 29, 1960 30 mins

Everyone hopes for something different when Jim announces he has a surprise. Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.

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Episode 22

Time to Retire

Mon, Mar 7, 1960 30 mins

Jim must tell an office aide he has reached the compulsory-retirement age. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Elinor Donahue, Lauren Chapin.

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Episode 23

Bud, the Speculator

Mon, Mar 14, 1960 30 mins

Bud sells his belongings to get money to invest in a mine. Robert Young, Billy Gray, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue.

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Episode 24

The $500 Letter

Mon, Mar 21, 1960 30 mins

The Andersons receive $500 for a good deed they don't recall. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Lauren Chapin, Billy Gray. Kroegman: Franz Roehn.

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Episode 25

Adopted Daughter

Mon, Mar 28, 1960 30 mins

Believing she's adopted, Kathy sets out to find her birth parents.

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Episode 26

Family Contest

Mon, Apr 4, 1960 30 mins

Kathy tries helping Betty win a contest by hiding her rival's entry. Mr. Henslee: Stuart Erwin. Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.

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Episode 27

Love and Learn

Mon, Apr 11, 1960 30 mins

Bud clashes with his pretty tutor when he tries to socialize during lessons. Bud: Billy Gray. Nelda Freemont: Diana Millay. Jim: Robert Young. Margaret: Jane Wyatt. Betty: Elinor Donahue. Kathy: Lauren Chapin.

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Episode 28

Blind Date

Mon, Apr 18, 1960 30 mins

Betty befriends shy, awkward Rudy Kissler (Hampton Fancher). Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray.

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Episode 29

Betty's Career Problem

Mon, Apr 25, 1960 30 mins

Cliff Bowman bested Betty in their college-long rivalry. Now they're after the same post-graduate job. Betty: Elinor Donahue. Cliff: Jim Hutton. Jim: Robert Young. Margaret: Jane Wyatt. Bud: Billy Gray. Kathy: Lauren Chapin. Mr. Kimbrough: Jack Davis. Dean Ramsey: Nelson Welch.

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Episode 30

Bud Lives It Up

Mon, May 9, 1960 30 mins

In Chicago with the debating team, Bud abuses his expense-account privileges. Robert Young, Billy Gray, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue. Nancy: Cynthia Baxter.

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Episode 31

Not His Type

Mon, May 16, 1960 30 mins

Betty gets involved in a romantic triangle when her best friend's beau asks her for a date. Betty: Elinor Donahue. George Frazer: Carleton Carpenter. Diane: Diana Millay. Jim: Robert Young. Margaret: Jane Wyatt. Bud: Billy Gray. Kathy: Lauren Chapin.

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Episode 32

Betty's Graduation

Mon, May 23, 1960 30 mins

Betty suffers growing pains on the eve of high-school graduation.

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Episode 33

Father's Autobiography

Fri, Mar 12, 2021 30 mins

Jim must choose between a PTA meeting and an important business meeting, both scheduled for the same night.

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