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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 class' teacher unexpectedly is replaced by a new teacher and the class wants him to quit hoping their old teacher will return. Bud has to decide if he will participate in dirty tricks on the new teacher.
Betty's assigned jock to tutor is smitten with Betty, but he is clumsy and awkward. Betty begins to really like him.
Margaret is sued by her rental property's neighbor.
Bud learns leadership skills and how to deal with problems as he helps with the school class picnic.
Gardner Frank is back in trouble as he works to make people and plants happy.
When Margaret enrolls in Betty's English Literature class at Jr college, Betty becomes uncomfortable.
Bud learns to follow the football training rules after suffering the consequence of breaking a rule..
An excited Kathy is one of her class' essay winners, but misses the greeting party with her favorite actress due to measles.
Margaret becomes cross at Jim who is giving her driving lessons.
Bud blackmails Kathy when he learns she damaged Betty's expensive fountain pen.
Faustian story of the Devil and the Andersons. Will they all be lost to the devil's dealings?
Kathy wishes on a lucky horseshoe for a horse that then appears.
While Bud begins to plan for the draft, his friends think he has already enlisted and will soon be leaving, and throw a farewell party.
Betty, Kathy, and Bud all go to a summer camp for girls. Kathy is pushed by counselor Betty to be an over-achiever.
Bud trades for some bongos and learns to play the calypso.
One night Jim must choose attending a Chamber of commerce meeting to elect him as a leader, or being at a PTA meeting where Kathy is reading an essay about Jim's life.
Betty's steady, Frank, gets some competition. Guest star Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie)
Bud wants to help Betty but will lose his allowance for three months by revealing where Betty is after an important phone call.
Margaret, and one by one the whole family, assist a new-to-the-city door-to-door woodmaker and his family to the point that Jim thinks they are using Margaret.
Bud is accused of property damage and Betty's college class assignment leads to a family trial.
Betty is embarrassed of Bud's appearance as he works on his car, but Betty doesn't know that Bud did a favor for her friend's father. Bud knows and considers revenge for Betty's treatment of Bud that embarrassed him.
Betty again must learn a lesson about the need to be nice to others when Jim's brother sends his daughter for a week to visit with Betty and the Andersons.
Bud decides from experience that married men don't get to have fun like single men and live a miserable life.
Betty organizes her friends to save their college hangout.
Bud has a crush on a girl working at the supermarket.
A pair of skates become involved in secrets and lies and it is up to Margaret to resolve the problems.
The Andersons quickly adopt and love a temporarily lost dog.
Margaret works to earn a medal to put in the family's new trophy case.
New pretty girl moves in just down the street and uses her feminine wiles to get a picnic date with Bud.
A very busy Jim is still able to solve all problems of the Anderson family.
Bud leaves to be a beach bum in the south pacific while Betty runs for class president.
Bud is elected most popular boy of his class but finds that too small fashion shoes may prevent the award ceremony from happening.
Betty learns what it is like to hit her head repeatedly against a tree, or a shrub.
Robert Young(James "Jim" Anderson, Sr.)
Jane Wyatt(Margaret Anderson)
Elinor Donahue(Betty "Princess" Anderson)
Billy Gray(James "Bud" Anderson, Jr)
Lauren Chapin(Kathy "Kitten" Anderson)
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