CTVA US Comedy - "Father Knows Best" (Screen Gems/CBS/NBC)(1954-60) Robert Young, Jane Wyatt

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Father Knows Best (1954-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
contributions by:
Shawn A. Adam, Rina Fox, Jimmie D. , James Beer
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http:/www.us.imdb.com)

Father Knows Best (season 1) (CBS) (1954-1955) Mondays 8:30pm ET
Father Knows Best (season 2) (NBC) (1955-1956) Wednesdays 8:30pm ET
Father Knows Best (season 3) (NBC) (1956-1957) Wednesdays 8:30pm ET
Father Knows Best (season 4) (NBC) (1957-1958) Wednesdays 8:30pm ET
Father Knows Best (season 5) (CBS) (1958-1959) Mondays 8:30pm ET
Father Knows Best (season 6) (CBS) (1959-1960) Mondays 8:30pm ET
Father Knows Best (season 7) (CBS Network Reruns) (1960-61)
Father Knows Best (season 8) (CBS Network Reruns) (1961-62)
Father Knows Best (season 9) (ABC Network Reruns) (1962-63)


F.K.B Enterprises  / Robert G.Young-Eugene B.Rodney
production (episodes 1-112)
Robert G.Young-Dorothea S.Rodney-Morgan Ross Rodney
(as executors of the will of Eugene B. Rodney) production (episodes 113 - onward)
Screen Gems, inc.
for
CBS (Sundays 10:00 pm EST)(1954-55)
NBC (Wednesdays 8:30 pm EST)(1955-58)
CBS (Mondays 8:30pm EST)(1958-60)
Produced by Eugene B.Rodney
Based on Characters Created by Ed James

US Comedy series 1954-1963 201 episodes listed x 30 min
(some episodes are re-edits of earlier episodes)
starring
Robert Young as Jim Anderson (1954-1963)
Jane Wyatt as Margaret Anderson (1954-1963)
 Video Playlist - Jane Wyatt - Archive Interview (4pt)
 Jane Wyatt Tribute
Father Knows Best - Jane Wyatt selling All Detergent

Elinor Donahue as Betty Anderson (Princess) (1954-1963)
Video Playlist - Elinor Donahue - Archive Interview (7pt)
 

Billy Gray as James Anderson, Jr. (Bud) (1954-1963)
Lauren Chapin as Kathy Anderson (Kitten) (1954-1963)
also
Sarah Selby as Miss Thomas (1954-1963)
Robert Foulk as Ed Davis (1955-1959)
Vivi Jannis as Myrtle Davis (1955-1959)
Yvonne Lime as Dotty Snow (1954-1957)
Paul Wallace as Kippy Watkins (1954-1959)
Jimmy Bates as Claude Messner (1954-1959)
Roger Smith as Doyle Hobbs (1957-1958)
Robert Chapman as Ralph Little (1957-1958)
Sue George as April Adams (1957-1958)
Jymme (Roberta) Shore as Joyce Kendall (1958-1959)
Peter Heisser as Joe Phillips

Premise:
The life of a typical American insurance man and his family.

This series was based on a highly successful radio series of the same
name but with a different cast except for Robert Young.

* The original sponsors dropped the show after 26 episodes,  which just shows what sponsors know.

These episodes are entered twice on the Library of Congress with different episode numbers
 and are possibly re-edited rather  than re-runs eg
ADOPTED DAUGHTER is 2.36 [062] and 6.30 [201]
BUD, THE SNOB is 1.16 [016] and 5.11 [144]
THE PROMISED PLAYHOUSE 1.17 & 5.32
MARGARET GOES DANCING is 1.11 [011] and 5.37 [170]


Father Know Best Season 1 Opening
Father Knows Best Season 2 Opening
Father Knows Best Season3 Opening
Father Knows Best Season 4 Opening
Father Knows Best Season 5 Original Opening
Father Knows Best Season 6 Original Opening
Good Morning America - on Father Knows Best - from 1984!
Father Knows Best Clip
Typical Father
Father Knows Best
Father Knows Best "The Lawn Party"
PAPAI SABE TUDO

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[--] Ford Theatre: All Star Theater: no.74 (30min)(film)
KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY
(prototype pilot for "Father Knows Best")
27May54 NBC   
Screen Gems, Inc
Produced by Eugene B. Rodney
Written by Paul West and Roswell Rogers
Directed by William D. Russell
Starring:
    Robert Young (as Tom, husband/father)
Ellen Drew (as Grace, wife/mother)
Sally Fraser OR Forrest (as Peggy, daughter)
Gordon Gebert (as Jeff, son)
Tina Thompson (as Patty, daughter)

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 [R1] FATHER KNOWS BEST FAMILY REUNION
17May77
Rodney Young production
produced by Hugh Benson
directed by Marc Daniels
Betty, Bud, and Kathy, secretly come home to surprise their
parents on their wedding anniversary.

 [R2] FATHER KNOWS BEST HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
18Dec77
Rodney Young production
produced by Hugh Benson
directed by Norman Abbott
Betty, Bud, and Kathy, come home for Christmas and discover the family house is up for sale.

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