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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Bud Takes Up the Dance

S01 E01

Oct 3, 1954
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Bud Takes Up the Dance Oct 3, 1954 Bud tries to learn how to dance from a book for his first school dance.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Lesson in Citizenship

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Oct 10, 1954
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Lesson in Citizenship Oct 10, 1954 Jim tells his family to help others and winds up in more trouble than before.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Motor Scooter

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Oct 17, 1954
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The Motor Scooter Oct 17, 1954 Jim buys Bud a motor scooter but Margaret won't let him have it.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Football Tickets

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Oct 24, 1954
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Live My Own Life

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Oct 31, 1954
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Live My Own Life Oct 31, 1954 Bud moves out, but discovers he can't clean, cook, or take care of himself.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation

S01 E06

Nov 7, 1954
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Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation Nov 7, 1954 Jim comes to believe that he is over the hill.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Bud's Encounter With the Law

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Nov 14, 1954
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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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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Art of Salesmanship

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Aug 31, 1955
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Art of Salesmanship Aug 31, 1955 Bud thinks he can earn much money fast by selling sauce-boats.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Father's Private Life

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Sep 7, 1955
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Father's Private Life Sep 7, 1955 Jim feels that his children need to work out their own problems.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Lessons in Civics

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Sep 14, 1955
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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.

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Season 02, Episode 04 First Disillusionment

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Sep 21, 1955
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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

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Season 02, Episode 05 Woman in the House

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Sep 28, 1955
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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.

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Season 02, Episode 06 New Girl at School

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Oct 5, 1955
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New Girl at School Oct 5, 1955 Bud learns that the girl he likes is dating his best friend.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Kathy Makes Magic

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Oct 12, 1955
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Kathy Makes Magic Oct 12, 1955 Kathy trades her skaters for a magician's box.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 No Apron Strings

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Sep 12, 1956
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Never in Twain

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Sep 19, 1956
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Betty Goes to College

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Sep 26, 1956
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Man About Town

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Oct 3, 1956
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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.

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Season 03, Episode 05 The Homing Pigeon

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Oct 10, 1956
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The Homing Pigeon Oct 10, 1956 Buds homing pigeon and Betty scare the family by not returning home immediately.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Spaghetti for Margaret

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Oct 17, 1956
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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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Season 03, Episode 07 Betty's Birthday

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Oct 24, 1956
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Betty's Birthday Oct 24, 1956 Betty announces that she doesn't want a birthday party or presents.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Follow the Leader

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Sep 25, 1957
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Follow the Leader Sep 25, 1957 Bud must decide if he should stand up for a teacher or join the class in a revolt.

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Season 04, Episode 02 The Awkward Hero

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Oct 2, 1957
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The Awkward Hero Oct 2, 1957 Betty tutors a football player who will escort her to a dance as payment.

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Season 04, Episode 03 The Good Neighbor

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Oct 9, 1957
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The Good Neighbor Oct 9, 1957 Margaret receives a new house which she plans to rent out.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Bud, the Executive

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Oct 16, 1957
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Bud, the Executive Oct 16, 1957 Bud becomes the chairman for the planning of his high school picnic.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Sentenced to Happiness

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Oct 23, 1957
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Sentenced to Happiness Oct 23, 1957 The Anderson's gardener, Frank, is forced to get a real job and then winds up in court.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Mother Goes to School

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Oct 30, 1957
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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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Season 04, Episode 07 The Indispensable Man

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Nov 6, 1957
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The Indispensable Man Nov 6, 1957 Bud is not able to play in the football game because he wouldn't go to bed early.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Vine Covered Cottage

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Sep 15, 1958
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Vine Covered Cottage Sep 15, 1958 Betty and Ralph plan to get married, but find it is not as happy as they thought.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Be Kind to Bud Week

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Sep 22, 1958
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Be Kind to Bud Week Sep 22, 1958 Bud thinks Betty has an ulterior motive when she is kind to him.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Kathy's Romance

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Sep 29, 1958
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Kathy's Romance Sep 29, 1958 Kathy's new boyfriend is more interested in Jim than of Kathy.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Voice From the Past

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Oct 6, 1958
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Voice From the Past Oct 6, 1958 Bud prepares for the arrival of the homecoming queen.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Frank's Family Tress

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Oct 13, 1958
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Frank's Family Tress Oct 13, 1958 Frank tries to console Kathy by telling her that his family are entertainers.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Always Plan Ahead

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Oct 20, 1958
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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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Season 05, Episode 07 Second Wedding

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Oct 27, 1958
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Second Wedding Oct 27, 1958 Betty talks Jim and Margaret into getting married again for their anniversary.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 A Day in the Country

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Oct 5, 1959
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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.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Bud Branches Out

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Oct 12, 1959
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Bud Branches Out Oct 12, 1959 Bud falls in love with his college French professor.

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Season 06, Episode 03 The Gardener's Big Day

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Oct 19, 1959
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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.

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Season 06, Episode 04 The Imposter

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Oct 26, 1959
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The Imposter Oct 26, 1959 Betty becomes involved with a young lawyer pretending to be the owner of a radio store.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Bud Plays It Safe

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Nov 2, 1959
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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.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Bicycle Trip for Two

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Nov 9, 1959
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Bicycle Trip for Two Nov 9, 1959 Jim's plans for a quiet bicycle trip end up with Jim and Margaret arguing

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Season 06, Episode 07 First Disillusionment

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Nov 16, 1959
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First Disillusionment Nov 16, 1959 Bud tells Kathy about the job he didn't get when another boy faked his credentials.

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