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Starring Robert Young & Jane Wyatt
Season 1 (CBS) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

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CBS Sundays 10:00 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Father Knows Best: BUD TAKES UP THE DANCE
3Oct54 CBS Sun
Bud tries to learn how to dance from a book for his first school dance.

1.02 [--] Father Knows Best: LESSON IN CITIZENSHIP
10Oct54 CBS Sun
Jim tells his family to help others and winds up in more trouble than before.

1.03 [--] Father Knows Best: THE MOTOR SCOOTER
17Oct54 CBS Sun
Jim buys Bud a motor scooter but Margaret won't let him have it.

1.04 [--] Father Knows Best: FOOTBALL TICKETS
24Oct54 CBS Sun
Jim has an extra ticket to the big Football game and must decide which kid to take.

1.05 [--] Father Knows Best: LIVE MY OWN LIFE
31Oct54 CBS Sun
Bud moves out, but discovers he can't clean, cook, or take care of himself.

1.06 [--] Father Knows Best: GRANDPA JIM'S REJUVENATION
7Nov54 CBS Sun
Jim comes to believe that he is over the hill.

1.07 [--] Father Knows Best: BUD'S ENCOUNTER WITH THE LAW
14Nov54 CBS Sun
Bud receives a summons to come to the police station but can't make out why.

1.08 [--] Father Knows Best: THANKSGIVING DAY
21Nov54 CBS Sun
Jim tries to take the family out for dinner, but they have other plans for dinner.

1.09 [--] Father Knows Best: SECOND HONEYMOON
28Nov54 CBS Sun
Jim and Margaret go on a second honeymoon, but can't stop worrying about the children.

1.10 [--] Father Knows Best: TYPICAL FATHER
5Dec54 CBS Sun
Jim believes that Betty is planning to elope with a classmate.

1.11 [--] Father Knows Best: MARGARET GOES DANCING
12Dec54 CBS Sun
Margaret and Jim both go to their own clubs, which they find
are both boring.
Later re-run / re-cut see 5.37 [170]

1.12 [--] Father Knows Best: THE CHRISTMAS STORY
19Dec54 CBS Sun
Jim takes the family into the woods to cut down their own tree and become stranded there.

1.13 [--] Father Knows Best: SPARROW AT THE WINDOW
26Dec54 CBS Sun
After arguing the family is reunited by a sparrow.

1.14 [--] Father Knows Best: BOY'S WEEK
2Jan55 CBS Sun
Jim receives a traffic ticket and Bud is appointed to be judge on that day.

1.15 [--] Father Knows Best: A FRIEND OF OLD GEORGE'S
9Jan55 CBS Sun
An unwanted visitor that won't leave spoils Kathy's birthday party.

1.16 [--] Father Knows Best: BUD THE SNOB (I)
16Jan55 CBS Sun
The family tries to help Bud overcome his shyness towards girls.
Later re-run / re-cut see 5.11 [144]

1.17 [--] Father Knows Best: THE PROMISED PLAYHOUSE  #1
23Jan55 CBS Sun  (see #5.32  20Apr59)
Jim unwillingly says he will sleep in Kathy's playhouse.

1.18 [--] Father Knows Best: JIM, THE FARMER
30Jan55 CBS Sun
Jim sells the house and plans to move out into the country.

1.19 [--] Father Knows Best: FATHER OF THE YEAR
6Feb55 CBS Sun
The children write an essay to nominate Jim for the father of the year contest.

1.20 [--] Father Knows Best: THE MINK COAT
13Feb55 CBS Sun
Jim seems to receive more bills than he can handle after he buys a coat for Margaret.

1.21 [--] Father Knows Best: THE MATCHMAKER
20Feb55 CBS Sun
Margaret tries to get her cousin and her boyfriend married.

1.22 [--] Father Knows Best: BUD THE BRIDESMAID
27Feb55 CBS Sun
Margaret's cousin gets married in the Anderson house with Bud as the stand-in bridesmaid.

1.23 [--] Father Knows Best: PROUD FATHER
6Mar55 CBS Sun
Jim tries to help the children regain their confidence.

1.24 [--] Father Knows Best: FATHER DELIVERS THE PAPERS [verified -RF]
13Mar55 CBS Sun
F.K.B. Enterprises / Produced by Eugene B.Rodney
Story and Screen Play by Roswell Rogers & Dane Lussier 
Directed by William D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Dabbs Greer ......... Mr. Collins
Jack Tesler .......... Husband
Cheerio Meredith ..... Old Lady
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Director of Photography: Gert Andersen
Art Director: Ross Bellah
Film Editor: Robert Hoover
Set Decorator: Louis Diage
Assistant Director: Donald Gold
Synopsis:
Jim has to deliver the newspapers when Bud hurts his back. [SAA]
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1.25 [--] Father Knows Best: NO PARTIALITY
20Mar55 CBS Sun
Kathy and Betty fight for the attention of the same man.

1.26 [--] Father Knows Best: CLOSE DECISION
27Mar55 CBS Sun
Directed by William D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Robert Lynn .......... Rev. Swain
Gary Pagett .......... Joe Phillips
Diana Christian ...... Virginia Harris
Synopsis 1:
Bud must confess that he did not tag a runner in a church baseball game. [SAA]
Synopsis 2:
Bud forgets his piece in Church and has to confess to the entire
congregation that the baseball game was to blame. [UK]
(UK: 01Aug61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Tue 6:30pm)

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