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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".
Bud's new girl friend manipulates Bud trying to make him miss his mom's birthday celebration.
On a dude ranch, Betty falls in love with a cowboy only to discover the relationship won't last.
The family visits the state college Margaret and Jim attended for Betty to consider as her college.
Bud prepares for a date with a taller and older woman by putting lifts in his shoes and powder in his hair.
Betty decides to live with a roommate, only to find out that sharing an apartment isn't as glamorous as it seems.
Margaret campaigns to help an old retired author receive some recognition for his work.
Betty shocks her family when she tells them that she doesn't want a birthday party or any presents.
Bud talks Jim into giving him ten dollar a week allowance.
Betty and Bud get embarrassed and upset when their parents want to wear 1920s style clothing to a costume party.
A striking beauty causes Betty to feel a lack of esteem.
Bud takes a job on the local newspaper.
Betty falls in love when she goes to New York to attend her friend's wedding.
Betty becomes a member of the "In-Crowd" at college but is attracted to an outcast.
Several family members must learn the hard lesson that some people may talk a big story and make promises that they can not later honor.
It's Christmas eve, and it takes a leaking pipe to bring a plumber that explains the meaning of Christmas to Kathy who finally understands. The whole family including the guest aunt star in this touching story set in the 1600s or before. Watch for the fastest live wardrobe change at the end of the episode.
Jim takes on his company's vice-president's adult son to try to help him succeed in his father's insurance business.
A self-employed landscaper improves Margaret's lawn and touches the entire family's heart with his dedication to the beauty of plants.
The family becomes marooned on a deserted island on the lake and must make do until rescued.
An over-stressed Margaret takes a relaxing time-out and Jim learns that he must work to be a great husband.
Bud and his friends seek help in having a lawn party.
The whole family gets concerned and worried about helping a family on a ship that sends an SOS that the family overhears on bud's short-wave radio receiver.that no one else is hearing; the only problem is that the ship is 1,000 miles away.
Bud learns a lesson at the school of hard knocks when a carnival comes to town.
Betty is in Love with an Air force Pilot that may be transferred to Alaska.
Aspiring writer Bud takes trip to Hillsboro to make notes about real life for future writing source material.
The Anderson's have an unexpected famous movie star guest arrive after a fender bender.
Bud proudly buys a $10 car, his first car.
Bud learns the hard way to improve his car driving safety habits.
Jim narrates this dramatic story of Bud the hero (surprise ending).
Betty is in a pickle having to choose between competing college demands.
Kathy depends on a lucky penny during a spelling bee.
Bud's Sunday School class buys a radio for a classmate recovering from a broken leg, but Bud thinks he wants more credit for the gift.
Babysitting a 1-year-old at the Anderson's home.
The "Most likely to succeed" school friend of Jim and Margaret is embarrassed to be selling door-to-door for Utica Kitchen Utensils.
Jim advises Bud on how to make a date with a shy girl, but Betty advises the girl thwarting Bud's advances.
Margaret has a challenging day with her family which a young mother-to-be observes and becomes discouraged until Margaret explains the value of motherhood.
Margaret, Jim, and Betty travel to visit with Margaret's parents because Dad is reluctantly retiring.
Woodcutter Sageman teaches the Andersons about goal setting and learning to believe in yourself to achieve the goals.
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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