CTVA US Comedy - "Father Knows Best" (Screen Gems/NBC) Season 4 (1957-58)

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Starring Robert Young & Jane Wyatt
Season 4 (NBC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############ Father Knows Best ##############
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NBC Wednesdays 8:30 pm Eastern

4.01 [101] Father Knows Best: FOLLOW THE LEADER
25Sep57 NBC Wed
Bud must decide if he should stand up for a teacher or join the class in a revolt.

4.02 [102] Father Knows Best: THE AWKWARD HERO
2Oct57 NBC Wed
Betty tutors a football player who will escort her to a dance as payment.

4.03 [103] Father Knows Best: THE GOOD NEIGHBOR
9Oct57 NBC Wed
Margaret receives a new house which she plans to rent out.

4.04 [104] Father Knows Best: BUD THE EXECUTIVE
16Oct57 NBC Wed
Bud becomes the chairman for the planning of his high school picnic.

4.05 [105] Father Knows Best: SENTENCED TO HAPPINESS
23Oct57 NBC Wed
The Anderson's gardener, Frank, is forced to get a real job and then winds up in court.

4.06 [106] Father Knows Best: MOTHER GOES TO SCHOOL
30Oct57 NBC Wed
Margaret enrolls in an English class in college and is put in Betty's class.

4.07 [107] Father Knows Best: THE INDISPENSABLE MAN
6Nov57 NBC Wed
Bud is not able to play in the football game because he wouldn't go to bed early.

4.08 [108] Father Knows Best: KATHY'S BIG CHANCE
13Nov57 NBC Wed
Kathy enters a contest to be the guest of Greer Garson at her  film premier.

4.09 [109] Father Knows Best: MARGARET LEARNS TO DRIVE
20Nov57 NBC Wed
Jim tries to teach Margaret how to drive a car.

4.10 [110] Father Knows Best: THE WAY OF A DICTATOR
4Dec57 NBC Wed
Bud is given the pleasure of raising Kathy when he says they are doing it all wrong.

4.11 [111] Father Knows Best: MISTER BEAL MEETS HIS MATCH
11Dec57 NBC Wed
Betty writes a play using her family as the cast members.

4.12 [112] Father Knows Best: KATHY MAKES A WISH
25Dec57 NBC Wed
When Kathy finds a horseshoe and she wishes for a horse, and  gets one.

4.13 [113] Father Knows Best: MAN WITH A PLAN
1Jan58 NBC Wed
-new producers-from this episode onward.
a Robert G.Young/ Dorothea S. Rodney*/Morgan Ross Rodney*
production
(*as executors of the will of Eugene B. Rodney)
A girl thinks Bud is going into the Army and throws a going away party.

4.14 [114] Father Knows Best: BIG SISTER
08Jan58 NBC Wed (rebroadcast 27Jun61)
Guest cast:
Florida Friebus ........ Mrs. Ellis
Stanley Adams ........ Mac
Synopsis 1:
At summer camp Kathy rebels after her counselor, Betty, keeps pushing her to do better. [SAA]
Synopsis 2:
The book Betty has found isn't on the best-seller list, but it still makes
pretty interesting reading - it's Kathy's Diary. [RF]
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4.15 [115] Father Knows Best: CALYPSO BUD
15Jan58 NBC Wed (rerun 27Aug58)
Guest cast:
Paul Wallace ........ Kippy
Sandra Harrison ...... Jeanie
Sir Lancelot ....... Bongo Instructor
Synopsis 1:
Bud practices the bongo drums to impress his new girlfriend. [SAA]
Synopsis 2:
In order to impress a young lady, Bud trades his watch for a set of bongo drums.
He's convinced that if he can learn to play them he will be the life of the party
to which she's invited him. [RF]

4.16 [116] Father Knows Best: FATHER'S BIOGRAPHY
22Jan58 NBC Wed
Jim can either attend a business meeting or see Kathy read his biography.

4.17 [117] Father Knows Best: THE RIVALS
29Jan58 NBC Wed
Guest Star:
Barbara Eden (as Marge Corbett)
Betty has two dates for the same night and doesn't plan to break either one.

4.18 [118] Father Knows Best: BUD, THE MIND READER
5Feb58 NBC Wed
Bud practices mind reading, and Betty tries to make the debating team.

4.19 [119] Father Knows Best: MARGARET'S OTHER FAMILY
12Feb58 NBC Wed
The family gets mad when Margaret keeps helping a furniture
maker and his wife.

4.20 [120] Father Knows Best: THE TRIAL
19Feb58 NBC Wed
Bud is in trouble when he is accused of causing damage to a  neighbor's property.

4.21 [121] Father Knows Best: REVENGE IS SWEET
26Feb58 NBC Wed
Betty teases Bud saying he is sloppy when some very influential people come over.

4.22 [122] Father Knows Best: COUNTRY COUSIN
05Mar58 NBC Wed (rebroadcast 01Aug61)
Guest cast:
Susan Oliver ........... Milly
Beverly Long .......... Grace
Harold Lloyd Jr. ...... Joel
Michael Mason ........ Tommy
Synopsis 1:
The Anderson's cousin, Milly, arrives for a visit and to look at the college. [SAA]
Synopsis 2:
Betty learns that Milly, her "Country Cousin", is coming for a visit.
Fearful that her backwoods relative will make a bad impression on her
friends, Betty decides it would be better not to get Milly any dates. [RF]

4.23 [123] Father Knows Best: POOR OLD DAD
12Mar58 NBC Wed
Bud believes that his father is henpecked when he willingly
does everything Margaret wants him to.

4.24 [124] Father Knows Best: BETTY'S CRUSADE
19Mar58 NBC Wed
Betty tries to help an old man fix up his restaurant so he isn't evicted by Jim's company.

4.25 [125] Father Knows Best: YOUNG LOVE
26Mar58 NBC Wed
Bud falls in love with an older woman at the grocery store who is married.

4.26 [126] Father Knows Best: TELL IT TO MOM
2Apr58 NBC Wed
Chaos strikes when Betty hides a pair of skates for a friend of hers.

4.27 [127] Father Knows Best: A FRIEND IN NEED
16Apr58 NBC Wed
A very talented dog shows up and takes residence in the  Anderson's house.

4.28 [128] Father Knows Best: MEDAL FOR MARGARET
23Apr58 NBC Wed
When Jim plans to build a case for trophies, and Margaret sets out to win a medal.

4.29 [129] Father Knows Best: THE WEAKER SEX
30Apr58 NBC Wed
Betty tries to use her feminine wiles on a young man to get him to take her out.

4.30 [130] Father Knows Best: JIM, THE ANSWER MAN
14May58 NBC Wed
Jim is bombarded with questions when he is getting ready for a business trip.

4.31 [131] Father Knows Best: BUD QUITS SCHOOL
21May58 NBC Wed
When Bud meets a successful business man who quit school and Bud plans to do the same.

4.32 [132] Father Knows Best: A MATTER OF PRIDE
4Jun58 NBC Wed
Bud is chosen as the most popular boy in his class at school.

4.33 [133] Father Knows Best: BETTY FINDS A CAUSE
11Jun58 NBC Wed
Betty tries to make a man remove a hedge that blocks the view on a road.

[--] 27Aug58 NBC Wed - rerun of #4.15 "Calypso Bud" (first aired 15Jan58)

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