Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best is an American radio and television comedy series which portrayed a middle class family life in the Midwest. It was created by writer Ed James in the 1940s, and ran on radio from 1949 to 1954 and on television from 1954 to 1960.
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Season 1Prime Video | Hulu | Shout Factory TV | Shout Factory TV | Tubi TV | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Oct 3, 1954
Bud Takes Up the Dance Oct 3, 1954 Bud tries to learn how to dance from a book for his first school dance.
S01 E02Oct 10, 1954
Lesson in Citizenship Oct 10, 1954 Jim tells his family to help others and winds up in more trouble than before.
S01 E03Oct 17, 1954
The Motor Scooter Oct 17, 1954 Jim buys Bud a motor scooter but Margaret won't let him have it.
S01 E04Oct 24, 1954
Football Tickets Oct 24, 1954 Jim has an extra ticket for the football game, and since Margaret cannot go, Betty is chosen. A friend of Jim's visits him and says he will buy insurance from Jim if he gets the extra ticket, Jim has to tell Betty she cannot go.
S01 E05Oct 31, 1954
Live My Own Life Oct 31, 1954 Bud moves out, but discovers he can't clean, cook, or take care of himself.
S01 E06Nov 7, 1954
Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation Nov 7, 1954 Jim comes to believe that he is over the hill.
S01 E07Nov 14, 1954
Bud's Encounter With the Law Nov 14, 1954 Kathy plays with the new washing machine and keeps throwing everything in it. This time, Betty's items for Girls in Government Club are included as well as a letter to Bud from the police. Betty's items are ruined and Bud gets a surprise.
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S02 E01Aug 31, 1955
Art of Salesmanship Aug 31, 1955 Bud thinks he can earn much money fast by selling sauce-boats.
S02 E02Sep 7, 1955
Father's Private Life Sep 7, 1955 Jim feels that his children need to work out their own problems.
S02 E03Sep 14, 1955
Lessons in Civics Sep 14, 1955 A new highway gets built. And for that the old community hall shouldbe pulled down. That's something Jim wouldn't like to see since thehall is a historical monument and also memories from his youth areconnected with this hall. Everyone from the family sees how much thehall means to Jim and they use different ways to inform the public ororganize help. Kathy, who also wants to help, writes a letter to themayor - with all the unfledged names Jim has called him in his anger.
S02 E04Sep 21, 1955
First Disillusionment Sep 21, 1955 Bud loses a job to a boy who fakes his resume, which leads him to believe it is alright to do this himself
S02 E05Sep 28, 1955
Woman in the House Sep 28, 1955 Margaret is forced to invite a woman who makes her uncomfortable because she is Jim's friend's wife.
S02 E06Oct 5, 1955
New Girl at School Oct 5, 1955 Bud learns that the girl he likes is dating his best friend.
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S03 E01Sep 12, 1956
No Apron Strings Sep 12, 1956 Bud's new girlfriend Georgia is jealous of Bud's family life. Because of this, she tries to make him chose between her and his mother.
S03 E02Sep 19, 1956
Never in Twain Sep 19, 1956 On a dude ranch, Betty falls in love with a cowboy only to discover the relationship won't last.
S03 E03Sep 26, 1956
Betty Goes to College Sep 26, 1956 Margaret and Jim are excited about Betty starting college. Sadly, in their excitement, they overlook what their daughter actually wants to do.
S03 E04Oct 3, 1956
Man About Town Oct 3, 1956 Bud tries to date an older woman named Marisa by lying about his age. However, things get sticky when Marissa wants to go to an exclusive restaurant.
S03 E05Oct 10, 1956
The Homing Pigeon Oct 10, 1956 Buds homing pigeon and Betty scare the family by not returning home immediately.
S03 E06Oct 17, 1956
Spaghetti for Margaret Oct 17, 1956 Jim finds himself in a sticky situation after having loaned money to an old high school teacher who dreams of becoming an acclaimed author.
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S04 E01Sep 25, 1957
Follow the Leader Sep 25, 1957 Bud must decide if he should stand up for a teacher or join the class in a revolt.
S04 E02Oct 2, 1957
The Awkward Hero Oct 2, 1957 Betty tutors a football player who will escort her to a dance as payment.
S04 E03Oct 9, 1957
The Good Neighbor Oct 9, 1957 Margaret receives a new house which she plans to rent out.
S04 E04Oct 16, 1957
Bud, the Executive Oct 16, 1957 Bud becomes the chairman for the planning of his high school picnic.
S04 E05Oct 23, 1957
Sentenced to Happiness Oct 23, 1957 The Anderson's gardener, Frank, is forced to get a real job and then winds up in court.
S04 E06Oct 30, 1957
Mother Goes to School Oct 30, 1957 Margaret enrolls in an English class in college and is put in Betty's class.
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S05 E01Sep 15, 1958
Vine Covered Cottage Sep 15, 1958 Betty and Ralph plan to get married, but find it is not as happy as they thought.
S05 E02Sep 22, 1958
Be Kind to Bud Week Sep 22, 1958 Bud thinks Betty has an ulterior motive when she is kind to him.
S05 E03Sep 29, 1958
Kathy's Romance Sep 29, 1958 Kathy's new boyfriend is more interested in Jim than of Kathy.
S05 E04Oct 6, 1958
Voice From the Past Oct 6, 1958 Bud prepares for the arrival of the homecoming queen.
S05 E05Oct 13, 1958
Frank's Family Tress Oct 13, 1958 Frank tries to console Kathy by telling her that his family are entertainers.
S05 E06Oct 20, 1958
Always Plan Ahead Oct 20, 1958 Jim tries to teach the children a lesson when they are constantly not planning ahead.
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S06 E01Oct 5, 1959
A Day in the Country Oct 5, 1959 While on the way to visit Margaret's parents, the car breaks down leaving the family stranded on a deserted road.
S06 E02Oct 12, 1959
Bud Branches Out Oct 12, 1959 Bud falls in love with his college French professor.
S06 E03Oct 19, 1959
The Gardener's Big Day Oct 19, 1959 Frank is chosen to represent the town at the opening of a park, but when the town council meets Frank, they want another person to represent their city- someone who looks more like an average American.
S06 E04Oct 26, 1959
The Imposter Oct 26, 1959 Betty becomes involved with a young lawyer pretending to be the owner of a radio store.
S06 E05Nov 2, 1959
Bud Plays It Safe Nov 2, 1959 Bud decides to date the coach's daughter in order to make sure he gets on the football team.
S06 E06Nov 9, 1959
Bicycle Trip for Two Nov 9, 1959 Jim's plans for a quiet bicycle trip end up with Jim and Margaret arguing
S06 E07Nov 16, 1959
First Disillusionment Nov 16, 1959 Bud tells Kathy about the job he didn't get when another boy faked his credentials.