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Father Knows Best

FamilyComedyAll (TV-G)1954 - 19606 Seasons
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Father Knows Best (1954 - 1960)

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Family Comedy Rated: All (TV-G)1954 - 19606 Seasons

The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.Father Knows Best featuring Robert Young and Jane Wyatt has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Peacock Premium, streaming with subscription on Philo, streaming with subscription on fuboTV, and 8 others. It's a comedy and family show with 203 episodes over 6 seasons. Father Knows Best is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (2,419 votes).

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EPISODE GUIDE

Father Knows Best Season 6 Overview

Oct 5, 1959 - May 23, 1960

Season 6 of Father Knows Best has 32 episodes that are available to stream on Peacock Premium, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV.

Father Knows Best Season 6 Episodes
Season 06, Episode 32 Betty's Graduation
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S06 E32

Betty's Graduation
May 23, 1960

Jim discusses a letter from Kathy's school where they report Kathy is not passing her math class. Kathy tells her...

S06 E32 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, The Roku Channel.

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Season 06, Episode 31 Not His Type
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S06 E31

Not His Type
May 16, 1960

Diane's boyfriend shows an interest in Betty and asks her out. Betty does not want to come between Diane and...

S06 E31 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV.

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Season 06, Episode 30 Bud Lives It Up
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S06 E30

Bud Lives It Up
May 9, 1960

Bud learns a painful lesson in responsibility when he amasses a bill of $185 while attempting to impress his date...

S06 E30 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV.

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Father Knows Best Season 5 Overview

Sep 15, 1958 - Jun 1, 1959

Season 5 of Father Knows Best has 38 episodes that are available to stream on Peacock Premium, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV.

Father Knows Best Season 5 Episodes
Season 05, Episode 38 The Gold Turnip
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S05 E38

The Gold Turnip
Jun 1, 1959

Bud gets ready to graduate from school, but is annoyed at doing the same activities and ceremonies as every other...

S05 E38 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV.

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Season 05, Episode 37 Margaret Goes Dancing Flashback
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S05 E37

Margaret Goes Dancing Flashback
May 25, 1959

Margaret wants Jim to take her dancing. She tries to trick him into dance lessons.

S05 E37 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV.

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Season 05, Episode 36 The Great Anderson Mystery
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S05 E36

The Great Anderson Mystery
May 18, 1959

The Andersons are all entranced in a television mystery show when a tube blows in the back of the TV...

S05 E36 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV.

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Father Knows Best Season 4 Overview

Sep 25, 1957 - Jun 11, 1958

Season 4 of Father Knows Best has 33 episodes that are available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

Father Knows Best Season 4 Episodes
Season 04, Episode 33 Betty Finds a Cause
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S04 E33

Betty Finds a Cause
Jun 11, 1958

After attending a lecture at school, Betty is enthused about making a difference in the world. Betty's decides to help...

S04 E33 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Season 04, Episode 32 A Matter of Pride
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S04 E32

A Matter of Pride
Jun 4, 1958

Bud is voted the most popular boy in school and thinks he has to keep up appearances in dress and...

S04 E32 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Season 04, Episode 31 Bud Quits School
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S04 E31

Bud Quits School
May 21, 1958

Bud interviews a business man for a school project. He finds out the owner never finished high school and yet...

S04 E31 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Father Knows Best Season 3 Overview

Sep 12, 1956 - Jun 5, 1957

Season 3 of Father Knows Best has 37 episodes that are available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

Father Knows Best Season 3 Episodes
Season 03, Episode 37 Shoot for the Moon
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S03 E37

Shoot for the Moon
Jun 5, 1957

Margaret hires a man named Sageman to chop wood for their fireplace. He only wants to be paid in meals....

S03 E37 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Season 03, Episode 36 Grandpa Retires
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S03 E36

Grandpa Retires
May 29, 1957

The Andersons visit Margaret's family. Her father feels his health is failing and he needs to sell his business to...

S03 E36 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Season 03, Episode 35 Margaret Disowns Her Family
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S03 E35

Margaret Disowns Her Family
May 22, 1957

Margaret decides to sell the old baby crib. A couple who is expecting their first child shows up to buy...

S03 E35 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Father Knows Best Season 2 Overview

Aug 31, 1955 - May 30, 1956

Season 2 of Father Knows Best has 37 episodes that are available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

Father Knows Best Season 2 Episodes
Season 02, Episode 37 Betty's Graduation
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S02 E37

Betty's Graduation
May 30, 1956

Betty's high school graduation is approaching and there is a lot to do. Betty starts to think the best days...

S02 E37 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Season 02, Episode 36 Adopted Daughter
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S02 E36

Adopted Daughter
May 23, 1956

One of Kathy's classmates is adopted, and it gets the other classmates to wonder who else might be adopted. Kathy...

S02 E36 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Season 02, Episode 35 The Ten-Dollar Question
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S02 E35

The Ten-Dollar Question
May 16, 1956

One of the kids is suspected of stealing $10 that all were hoping to win in an anti snitching pledge...

S02 E35 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Father Knows Best Season 1 Overview

Oct 3, 1954 - Mar 27, 1955

Season 1 of Father Knows Best has 26 episodes that are available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

Father Knows Best Season 1 Episodes
Season 01, Episode 26 Close Decision
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S01 E26

Close Decision
Mar 27, 1955

Margaret is upset that Bud is not doing his chores lately. When he tries to keep raking the leaves in...

S01 E26 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Season 01, Episode 25 No Partiality
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S01 E25

No Partiality
Mar 20, 1955

Kathy is upset because all she seems to get are hand-me-downs. Jim and Margaret decide to treat her with more...

S01 E25 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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Season 01, Episode 24 Father Delivers the Papers
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S01 E24

Father Delivers the Papers
Mar 13, 1955

The newspaper manager tells Jim that Bud is slacking in his paper delivery route. Bud has every excuse as to...

S01 E24 of Father Knows Best is available to stream on Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, Shout Factory TV, Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, Crackle, The Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV and for Rent or Purchase on 1 Service.

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All Seasons of Father Knows Best

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203 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, Peacock, Freevee, and 3 others).

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203 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Peacock Premium, Philo, fuboTV, and 1 other).

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133 episodes (66%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.

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#17,543 Ranked TV Show

#49 Ranked in TV on Shout Factory TV

#479 Ranked in Science TV

#1059 Ranked in Family TV

Father Knows Best has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (2,419 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

About Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best Overview

The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.

Age rating: All (TV-G)
Number of seasons: 6 Seasons
Number of episodes: 203 Episodes

Extra Information

Related Genres: FamilyComedy
Related Tags: Science
Country of origin: America
Original Release Date: Oct 3, 1954
Show Status: Ended
Next episode release: N/A