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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 tries to teach Bud salesmanship skills.
Jim requests some uninterrupted time and problems stack up.
The Andersons work together to save from demolition an historic town building.
Bud tells the truth on his job application after urging from his dad, Jim, but his friend lies on his application and gets the job.
The Anderson's have an unplanned house guest, wife of a friend of Jim's that drives Margaret crazy.
Bud is impressed with April, a new girl in school, and Kathy has a new boyfriend that is the brother of the girl.
Kathy trades for a used magic set and worries when her 'magic' starts coming true.
The tennis captain is angered when Betty is chosen for publicity pictures.
Bud wants to buy a used outboard motor, but his report card science grade interferes with his plan.
After seeing a father manipulated on the "TV box" comedy, he thinks his family is doing the same to him about his planned hunting trip.
Jim and Margaret realize at a college reunion that the great times they recall were great for their age back then, but they are happier in their current family lives.
Bud tries to find a way to discourage an admirer politely.
Margaret's premonitions seem to be coming true interfering with some of the family's plans.
The cast is on holiday but Robert Young stars in this wild west episode with indians attacking a stage coach while Jim plays the part of a bad guy.
Bud finds out that his new friend is a thief and takes the blame for Artie stealing Kathy's piggy bank change.
Jim arranges a date for Betty with the son of a friend when in town for a convention, but Betty isn't cooperating.
Jim has a bad day at the office and is impatient with his family that evening.
Bud is teased as a freshman because of senior Betty's great accomplishments.
Betty must earn the money for an expensive formal dress.
A very experienced house painter is put to a test of his ethics by the Anderson family.
Bud's school throws a girls invite the boys dance and Bud is not asked to it.
Betty is feeling depressed and aimless and decides to leave on a bus to anywhere $9 will take her.
Feeling neglected by the family, Kathy seeks someone for companionship.
Bud researches the history of Major Nathaniel Anderson and is asked to present it to the PTA.
Jim is feeling a bit depressed as he learns he is the least famous of his college group.
The Anderson family helps a homeless boy in the 9th grade find a new home.
Margaret becomes frustrated with the family not wanting to go to Lemon Falls to attend her family reunion.
The Anderson's have competing same day dinner invitations.
Bud needs to face a bully.
Betty's high school offers internships in professions/trades and Betty opts in for a non-traditional women's field
Jim and Betty's boyfriend's dad have a major business disagreement creating a feud and creating a Romeo & Juliet scenario.
Betty participates in a school club initiation that goes wrong
A major Baseball team is lined up to help raise money for the hospital.
Jim takes Kathy out to the woods to collect edible plants and roots to meet her requirements to be promoted to Indian Princess.
Jim wants to end the bickering and tattling by the children and creates ASPNCCOMS - Anti-Stool Pigeon and Name calling Club of Maple Street.
Kathy's friend makes her think she might be adopted.
Jim helps Kathy get over not wanting to graduate from junior high school by telling about Betty's trepidation of graduating from high school.
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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