CTVA US Comedy - "Father Knows Best" (Screen Gems/NBC) Season 2 (1955-56)

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Starring Robert Young & Jane Wyatt
Season 2 (NBC) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Shawn A. Adam (synopses for all episodes),  Rina Fox, Jimmie D.
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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New Network - New Day
NBC Wednesdays 8:30 pm Eastern

2.01 [027] Father Knows Best: ART OF SALESMANSHIP
31Aug55 NBC Wed
Jim tries to teach bud the art of salesmanship.

2.02 [028] Father Knows Best: FATHER'S PRIVATE LIFE
7Sep55 NBC Wed
Jim takes the day off and tells the family they must solve there own problems.

2.03 [029] Father Knows Best: LESSON IN CIVICS
14Sep55 NBC Wed
The Anderson family all try in their own way to save the old town meeting hall.

2.04 [030] Father Knows Best: FIRST DISILLUSIONMENT (I) (Later Recut see #6.7)
21Sep55 NBC Wed
Directed by William D. Russell
Guest Cast:
Hal Taggart (as Mr. Stagg)
Peter Miles (as Eddie Wardlow)
Peter Heisser (as Joe Phillips)(recurring)
Bud loses a part-time job in a sports store to a boy who fakes
his resume, which leads him to believe it is alright to do this himself.

2.05 [031] Father Knows Best: WOMAN IN THE HOUSE
28Sep55 NBC Wed
Margaret is forced to invite a woman who makes her uncomfortable because she is Jim's friend's wife.

2.06 [032] Father Knows Best: NEW GIRL AT SCHOOL
5Oct55 NBC Wed
Bud learns that the girl he likes is dating his best friend.

2.07 [033] Father Knows Best: KATHY MAKES MAGIC
12Oct55 NBC Wed
Kathy believes that Bud will die because of the spell she put on him.

2.08 [034] Father Knows Best: ADVANTAGE TO BETTY
19Oct55 NBC Wed
Betty is named queen of a sports banquet only because of her beauty,
which leads her to be ignored by the girl who should  have been named queen.

2.09 [035] Father Knows Best: THE BIG TEST
26Oct55 NBC Wed
Bud is accused of cheating because he is suddenly getting high grades in class.

2.10 [036] Father Knows Best: FATHER IS A DOPE
2Nov55 NBC Wed
Jim believes that the family is trying to keep him from a hunting trip.

2.11 [037] Father Knows Best: THE SPIRIT OF YOUTH
9Nov55 NBC Wed
Jim and Margaret go to their 1933 class reunion to show the children they are not old.

2.12 [038] Father Knows Best: BUD, THE LADY KILLER
16Nov55 NBC Wed
Bud is dumped by a girl after he helps her get well liked.

2.13 [039] Father Knows Best: MARGARET'S PREMONITION
30Nov55 NBC Wed
The family believes that Margaret has psychic powers.

2.14 [040] Father Knows Best: STAGE TO YUMA
7Dec55 NBC Wed
Tate Idsen saves a stagecoach from savage Indians in a flashback sequence.

2.15 [041] Father Knows Best: BAD INFLUENCE
14Dec55 NBC Wed
Bud gets in trouble when his latest friend turns out to be a kleptomaniac.

2.16 [042] Father Knows Best: BETTY HATES CARTER
28Dec55 NBC Wed
Betty would date Carter because her father set up the date for her.

2.17 [043] Father Knows Best: JIM THE TYRANT
4Jan56 NBC Wed
Kathy goes on a rampage when Jim says he is a tyrant.

2.18 [044] Father Knows Best: BETTY'S BROTHER
11Jan56 NBC Wed
In order to boost Buds self-esteem Betty put Bud on a school television program.

2.19 [045] Father Knows Best: BETTY EARNS A FORMAL
18Jan56 NBC Wed
Betty gets a job to pay for a dress for a high school dance.

2.20 [046] Father Knows Best: THE HOUSE PAINTER
25Jan56 NBC Wed
A house painted proves to Jim that integrity and pride are basic human drives.

2.21 [047] Father Knows Best: BUD, THE WALLFLOWER
1Feb56 NBC Wed
Bud plans a camping trip when he is not invited to a Sadie Hawkins dance at school.

2.22 [048] Father Knows Best: BUS TO NOWHERE
8Feb56 NBC Wed
Betty sets out on a bus to find meaning to her life.

2.23 [049] Father Knows Best: KATHY, THE INDIAN GIVER
15Feb56 NBC Wed
Jim tries to explain how a trade works after Kathy trades her doll for a real baby.

2.24 [050] Father Knows Best: THE HISTORICAL ANDERSONS
22Feb56 NBC Wed
Bud writes a report on one of his ancestors in a report on revolutionary war heroes.

2.25 [051] Father Knows Best: THE GRASS IS GREENER
29Feb56 NBC Wed
Jim thinks he has not been successful when he sees a friend who is successful.

2.26 [052] Father Knows Best: THE PERSISTENT GUEST
7Mar56 NBC Wed
Bud new friend won't leave the Anderson house because he has no family.

2.27 [053] Father Knows Best: FAMILY REUNION
14Mar56 NBC Wed
The family tries to think up excuses to keep from going to Margaret's family reunion.

2.28 [054] Father Knows Best: FAMILY DINES OUT
28Mar56 NBC Wed
Jim, Margaret, and Betty give up a social dinner to help Bud get a job in a restaurant.

2.29 [055] Father Knows Best: BUD, THE BOXER
4Apr56 NBC Wed
While teaching Bud to stick up for himself Bud turns into a "prize fighter".

2.30 [056] Father Knows Best: BETTY, THE GIRL ENGINEER
11Apr56 NBC Wed
Betty works for a man who believes that a womans place is in the home.

2.31 [057] Father Knows Best: THE MARTINS AND THE COYS
18Apr56 NBC Wed
Betty and her boyfriend refuse to see again after Jim and his father fight.

2.32 [058] Father Knows Best: DILEMMA FOR MARGARET
25Apr56 NBC Wed
Margaret admits before the PTA that she can't control her children.

2.33 [059] Father Knows Best: HERO FATHER
2May56 NBC Wed
Bud asks Jim to get Duke Snider and his "All Stars" to do a benefit game in Springfield.

2.34 [060] Father Knows Best: FATHER, THE NATURALIST
9May56 NBC Wed
Jim must find Kathy's folder so she can become a tribal princess in a local group.

2.35 [061] Father Knows Best: THE $10.00 QUESTION
16May56 NBC Wed
The family member who doesn't tattle for one week will receive ten dollars.

2.36 [062] Father Knows Best: ADOPTED DAUGHTER (I)
23May56 NBC Wed
Kathy finds a receipt for $25 from the adoption center and believes she was adopted.
Later re-edited see 6.23 [194] "Adopted Daughter" (II)

2.37 [063] Father Knows Best: BETTY'S GRADUATION (I)
30May56 NBC Wed
Betty refuses to graduate when she thinks the best years of her life are gone.
Later re-edited see 6.30 [201] "Betty's Graduation" (II)

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