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Father Knows Best was a radio series back in the 1940's and 1950's. It became so popular that it became a television series for the 1950's and 1960's. It was created by writer Ed James. It was a half hour situation comedy about the Anderson family. They lived in a town called Springfield. Robert Young starred as James Anderson. He was an insurance agent. Robert Young was the only cast member who made the change to the television.
Robert Young's wife was named Margaret. She was portrayed by Jane Wyatt. They had three children. Betty was the eldest. She was portrayed by Elinor Donauhue. Her nickname was Princess. The next child was James Anderson, Jr. He was portrayed by Billy Gray. His nickname was Bud. The youngest daughter was Kathy Anderson. She was portrayed by Lauren Chapin.
Each episode centered around a particular problem that one of the family members had, which seemed insurmountable to them. The father was always available to give good, sound advice, so the problem could be solved. The mother was portrayed as being very level headed.
The series remained on the air for many years. That was long enough to watch each of the children grow up. Betty and Bud went on to college in Springfield. Kathy went on the high school. Later on, after the series went off the air, the cast was brought back to do two reunion television movies. At the time the reunion movies were being televised, Elinor Donaue, Billy Gray and Lauren Chapin were interviewed about their perspective on the series. They each had personal affection for Robert Young and Jane Wyatt as their surrogate parents, because of all the time spent on the set of the show.
Father Knows Best Full Episode Guide:
Season 4 (66 full episodes)
Episode 33 - Father Knows Best: Betty Finds A Caus...
First Aired: June 11, 1958
Episode 32 - Father Knows Best: A Matter Of Pride
First Aired: June 04, 1958
Episode 31 - Father Knows Best: Bud Quits School
First Aired: May 21, 1958
Episode 30 - Father Knows Best: Jim, The Answer Ma...
First Aired: May 14, 1958
- Episode 29 - Father Knows Best: The Weaker Sex
- Episode 28 - Father Knows Best: A Medal For Margar...
- Episode 27 - Father Knows Best: A Friend In Need
- Episode 26 - Father Knows Best: Tell It To Mom
- Episode 25 - Father Knows Best: Young Love
- Episode 24 - Father Knows Best: Betty's Crusade
- Episode 23 - Father Knows Best: Poor Old Dad
- Episode 22 - Father Knows Best: Country Cousin
- Episode 21 - Father Knows Best: Revenge Is Sweet
- Episode 20 - Father Knows Best: The Trial
- Episode 19 - Father Knows Best: Margaret's Other F...
- Episode 18 - Father Knows Best: Bud, The Mind Read...
- Episode 17 - Father Knows Best: The Rivals
- Episode 16 - Father Knows Best: Father's Biography
- Episode 15 - Father Knows Best: Calypso Kid
- Episode 14 - Father Knows Best: Big Sister
- Episode 13 - Father Knows Best: Man With A Plan
- Episode 12 - Father Knows Best: Kathy Makes A Wish
- Episode 11 - Father Knows Best: Mr. Beal Meets His...
- Episode 10 - Father Knows Best: The Way Of A Dicta...
- Episode 9 - Father Knows Best: Margaret Learns To...
- Episode 8 - Father Knows Best: Kathy's Big Chance
- Episode 7 - Father Knows Best: The Indispensable ...
- Episode 6 - Father Knows Best: Mother Goes To Sch...
- Episode 5 - Father Knows Best: Sentenced To Happi...
- Episode 4 - Father Knows Best: Bud, The Executive
- Episode 3 - Father Knows Best: The Good Neighbor
- Episode 2 - Father Knows Best: The Awkward Hero
- Episode 1 - Father Knows Best: Follow The Leader
Season 3 (111 full episodes)
- Episode 37 - Shoot For The Moon
- Episode 36 - Grandpa Retires
- Episode 35 - Margaret Disowns Her Family
- Episode 34 - The Art Of Romance
- Episode 33 - Class Prophecy
- Episode 32 - Baby In The House
- Episode 31 - Bud, The Philanthropist
- Episode 30 - The Spelling Bee
- Episode 29 - Betty, The Track Star
- Episode 28 - The Hero
- Episode 27 - Safety First
- Episode 26 - Bud Buys A Car
- Episode 25 - An Evening To Remember
- Episode 24 - Trip To Hillsborough
- Episode 23 - Betty And The Jet Pilot
- Episode 22 - Carnival
- Episode 21 - Short Wave
- Episode 20 - The Lawn Party
- Episode 19 - Brief Holiday
- Episode 18 - Swiss Family Anderson
- Episode 17 - Margaret Hires A Gardener
- Episode 16 - The Promising Young Man
- Episode 15 - The Angel's Sweater
- Episode 14 - The Good Prospect
- Episode 13 - Betty Goes Steady
- Episode 12 - The Family Goes To New York
- Episode 11 - The Great Guy
- Episode 10 - Whistle Bait
- Episode 9 - The Old Days
- Episode 8 - Bud, The Millionaire
- Episode 7 - Betty's Birthday
- Episode 6 - Spaghetti For Margaret
- Episode 5 - The Homing Pigeon
- Episode 4 - Man About Town
- Episode 3 - Betty Goes To College
- Episode 2 - Never In Twain
- Episode 1 - No Apron Strings