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not planed. TV Show was canceled.
Father Knows Best portrayed a family that was surprising similar to real people. The parents managed to ride through almost any family situation without violent injury to their dignity, and the three Anderson youngsters were presented as decently behaved children who respected and loved their parents. A newspaper critic at the time wrote that "Jim Anderson may be the first intelligent father permitted on TV since they invented the thing".
Jim and Betty help Bud learn to dance so he can go to the school dance with a girl.
Jim tells his kids they need to cheerfully volunteer. Bud volunteers Jim's time, Kathy volunteers his good suit to charity, Betty volunteers to be a witness to an accident for a good looking young man.
Margaret is not thrilled at all with Jim's purchase of a second hand motor scooter for Bud. Opening scene is great as Jim appears to be the worst scooter driver in Springfield.
Jim is to take Betty to the biggest football game of the year, but a business customer blackmails him into taking him, instead.
Bud wants to live on his own terms and decides to move to a small apartment with one room.
Jim wants to feel young again and his family tries to make him feel better.
Rocket Girl Kathy loads up her rocket (new washing machine) causing problems for the whole family.
Jim changes plans for Thanksgiving to celebrate Kathy's winning poem of the fourth grade.
Jim asks Margaret to take off with him for a weekend alone. Blooper: In the car they talk about their kids being nearly in bed but the shadows show it is mid-day.
Betty and her boyfriend rehearse for a play and causes Jim to believe they are eloping.
Feeling nostalgic and a bit neglected, Margaret decides to take private dance lessons.
The family takes a short road trip to find the perfect Christmas tree but a sudden storm strands them for Christmas.
It's a cold rainy evening and Kathy finds a motionless sparrow on the windowsill.
Kathy is blamed for breaking a window, and Jim must face a Boys Week Judge in court.
A friend of a college friend drops by as the family is trying to celebrate Kathy's birthday.
Bud is bashful trying to talk to girls in his school.
Jim tells Bud the complete story of a promise to Kathy about a tree-house made years ago to explain why he is very careful about what promises he makes.
Jim's stressful work moves Jim to move to the country for a less hectic life.
Jim is entered into a father-of-the-year contest by his kids.
After Jim tells family they must tighten belts in the family budget, he buys a mink coat for Margaret.
Margaret plans a dinner for a couple to encourage him to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
Margaret is hosting a wedding in her home for the couple from the last episode.
Kathy, Bud, and Betty are all scared of something happening to them, and Jim encourages them to be brave.
Bud's job as delivery boy is in jeopardy and Jim completes his route keeping a promise to Bud's boss.
Kathy is tired of hand-me-downs. trivia: when Jim calls phone number on Kathy's arm but not the same numbers.
Bud learns a lesson after he fails to keep up with his responsibilities and proves his good character.
Robert Young(James "Jim" Anderson, Sr.)
Elinor Donahue(Betty "Princess" Anderson)
Jane Wyatt(Margaret Anderson)
Billy Gray(James "Bud" Anderson, Jr)
Lauren Chapin(Kathy "Kitten" Anderson)
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