CTVA US Comedy - "Father Knows Best" (Screen Gems/NBC) Season 3 (1956-57)

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Starring Robert Young & Jane Wyatt
Season 3 (NBC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  James Beer
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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NBC Wednesdays 8:30 pm Eastern

3.01 [064] Father Knows Best: NO APRON STRINGS
12Sep56 NBC Wed
Bud must prove to his girlfriend that he is not tied to his mothers apron strings.

3.02 [065] Father Knows Best: NEVER THE TWAIN
19Sep56 NBC Wed
Betty falls in love with a cowboy on a dude ranch and discovers the love won't last.

3.03 [066] Father Knows Best: BETTY GOES TO COLLEGE
26Sep56 NBC Wed
Jim and Margaret not knowing tell Betty what to take and what to do in college.

3.04 [067] Father Knows Best: MAN ABOUT TOWN
3Oct56 NBC Wed
Guest cast:
Cathleen Case ...... Marissa
Bud tries to make himself taller and older when he dates an older woman.

3.05 [068] Father Knows Best: THE HOMING PIGEON
10Oct56 NBC Wed
Betty leaves home and finds out life away from home is not what she expected.

3.06 [069] Father Knows Best: SPAGHETTI FOR MARGARET
17Oct56 NBC Wed
Margaret puts on dinner for an retired author with her contest prize.

3.07 [070] Father Knows Best: BETTY'S BIRTHDAY
24Oct56 NBC Wed
Guest cast:
Yvonne Lime ...... Dottie Snow
Eleanor Audley ...... Saleslady
Synopsis 1:
Betty announces that she doesn't want a birthday party or presents. [SAA]
Synopsis 2:
Betty decides that the celebration of her birthday is a primitive custom,
and refuses to take part in any of the festivities her family plans. [RF]

3.08 [071] Father Knows Best: BUD, THE MILLIONAIRE
31Oct56 NBC Wed
To teach Bud a lesson, Jim gives him ten dollars a week for
allowance, but he's not to spend the money on anyone else but himself.

3.09 [072] Father Knows Best: THE OLD DAYS
7Nov56 NBC Wed
For a costume dance Jim and Margaret pick out clothes from the twenties for Bud and Betty.

3.10 [073] Father Knows Best: WHISTLE BAIT
14Nov56 NBC Wed
Betty's esteem is low after another girl gets all the attention she used to get.

3.11 [074] Father Knows Best: THE GREAT GUY
21Nov56 NBC Wed
Bud gets a job at a newspaper office and finds out it won't be as easy as he thought.

3.12 [075] Father Knows Best: THE FAMILY GOES TO NEW YORK
28Nov56 NBC Wed
Betty falls in love on a trip to New York to attend her friend's wedding.

3.13 [076] Father Knows Best: BETTY GOES STEADY
5Dec56 NBC Wed
Guest Cast:
Robert Vaughn ....... Mr. Beekman
Yvonne Lime ......... Dotty Snow
Ken Clayton ......... Roger Kohloff
Synopsis:
Bud's advisor (Robert Vaughn) tries to get Betty out of the "in-crowd".
Synopsis 2:
Betty joins a group of college students who proclaim themselves social authorities of the campus---
and assign Betty a steady date. [JB]

3.14 [077] Father Knows Best: THE GOOD PROSPECT
12Dec56 NBC Wed
Guest cast:
Don Beddoe ............. Lydom
Mary Adams ............. Mrs. Lydom
Paul Wallace ........... Kippy
Synopsis 1:
Kathy sells doughnuts to a man who backs out on the deal. [SAA]
Synopsis 2:
Jim Anderson is taken in by the big talk of an elderly man, who talks a
great deal about his success at making money, but is actually a failure. [RF]

3.15 [078] Father Knows Best: THE ANGEL'S SWEATER  (Christmas Episode)
19Dec56 NBC Wed
Aunt Neva comes for Christmas with the Andersons only to find  that Kathy hates her.

3.16 [079] Father Knows Best: THE PROMISING YOUNG MAN
26Dec56 NBC Wed
Guest Cast:
Richard Crenna ....... Elwood Seastrom
Willis Bouchey ....... Emmet Ward
Sarah Selby .......... Miss Thomas
Synopsis 1:
Jim tries to teach the boss's son the art of salesmanship.
Synopsis 2:
"The Promising Young Man" that Jim takes on as office help is Elwood Seastrom, the boss's son.
Elwood is a likable fellow, but it's soon apparent that he's irresponsible about business affairs.

3.17 [080] Father Knows Best: MARGARET HIRES A GARDENER
2Jan57 NBC Wed
A Spanish immigrant, Frank, fixes the Andersons lawn and then charges a high price.

3.18 [081] Father Knows Best: SWISS FAMILY ANDERSON
9Jan57 NBC Wed
The Anderson family becomes shipwrecked on a deserted island.

3.19 [082] Father Knows Best: BRIEF HOLIDAY
16Jan57 NBC Wed
Jim takes Margaret out because he thinks she is becoming bored.

3.20 [083] Father Knows Best: THE LAWN PARTY
23Jan57 NBC Wed
Bud tells the family they are to set up for a lawn party that is tomorrow.

3.21 [084] Father Knows Best: SHORT WAVE
30Jan57 NBC Wed
While listening to Buds short wave radio the family overhears a distress call from a boat.

3.22 [085] Father Knows Best: CARNIVAL
6Feb57 NBC Wed
Bud gets a job working at a carnival under a very crooked salesman.

3.23 [086] Father Knows Best: BETTY AND THE JET PILOT
13Feb57 NBC Wed
Betty's new boyfriend, a jet pilot, is transferred to Alaska.

3.24 [087] Father Knows Best: A TRIP TO HILLSBOROUGH
20Feb57 NBC Wed
Bud travels to Hillsborough to find materials for a new book he is writing.

3.25 [088] Father Knows Best: AN EVENING TO REMEMBER
27Feb57 NBC Wed
Cornel Wilde asks Jim to stop a man from suing him because he's rich.

3.26 [089] Father Knows Best: BUD BUYS A CAR
13Mar57 NBC Wed
Bud buys a car to impress his latest girlfriend, but the only
one he can afford makes quite an impression.

3.27 [090] Father Knows Best: SAFETY FIRST
20Mar57 NBC Wed
When Bud receives a traffic ticket he is forced to become a crossing guard.

3.28 [091] Father Knows Best: BUD, THE HERO
27Mar57 NBC Wed
Bud captures some bank robbers only on accident and must tell about it in church.

3.29 [092] Father Knows Best: BETTY, THE TRACK STAR
3Apr57 NBC Wed
Betty becomes flower queen and wins a track race all in the same day.

3.30 [093] Father Knows Best: THE SPELLING BEE
17Apr57 NBC Wed
Kathy is to participate in a spelling bee but loses her lucky penny.

3.31 [094] Father Knows Best: BUD, THE PHILANTHROPIST
24Apr57 NBC Wed
Kippy takes credit for a church donation Bud made, and Bud plans to get even.

3.32 [095] Father Knows Best: BABY IN THE HOUSE
1May57 NBC Wed
Jim and Margaret takes care of a baby Betty is baby-sitting so she can go out.

3.33 [096] Father Knows Best: CLASS PROPHECY
8May57 NBC Wed (rerun 25Apr61)
Guest cast:
Harry Townes ........... Henry Pruett
Betty Lou Gerson ....... Julie
Vivi Janiss ............ Myrtle
Synopsis 1:
Jim finds out that a friend who planned to be a doctor is instead a salesman. [SAA]
Synopsis 2:
Henry Pruett, a high school classmate of Jim's who was voted "most likely
to succeed", turns up at the Anderson's back door - selling kitchen utensils. [RF]

3.34 [097] Father Knows Best: THE ART OF ROMANCE #1
Screen Gems prod. no. 97 (see no. 162 - same title)
15May57 NBC Wed
Bud gets advice from Jim on how to win over Judy, while she is asking Margaret.

3.35 [098] Father Knows Best: MARGARET DISOWNS HER FAMILY
22-May-1957 NBC Wed
Guest Cast:
Christine White .... Esther
James Ogg .......... Walt
Monroe Childs ...... Mr. Clardy
Synopsis 1:
Margaret tries to help a young woman overcome her fear of having a baby.
Synopsis 2:
An expectant mother and her husband come to the Anderson house to buy Kathy’s old crib and scales.
They arrive just in time to hear Margaret complaining about her family. [JB]
(Time-shifted broadcast Sat 25May57 KMTV-3 (NBC) Omaha, NE 9:30pm CDT)

3.36 [099] Father Knows Best: GRANDPA RETIRES
29May57 NBC Wed
Margaret's father after retiring finds out he would rather work.

3.37 [100] Father Knows Best: SHOOT FOR THE MOON
5Jun57 NBC Wed
Sageman (Royal Dano) helps the Andersons regain their self confidence.

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