Father Knows Best

  • 1954-1960
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Perhaps the quintessentially comforting '50s sitcom, about the Anderson family---rock-steady Jim, sensible wife Margaret, and their kids Betty, Bud and Kathy---in the Midwestern town of Springfield.... More

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Season 6

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep32 Betty's Graduation
Ep31 Not His Type
Ep30 Bud Lives It Up
Ep29 Betty's Career Problem
Ep28 Blind Date
Ep27 Love and Learn
Ep26 Family Contest
Ep25 Adopted Daughter
Ep24 The $500 Letter
Ep23 Bud, the Speculator
Ep22 Time to Retire
Ep21 Jim's Big Surprise
Ep20 The Big Test
Ep19 Cupid Knows Best
Ep18 Kathy's Big Deception
Ep17 Second Best
Ep16 Togetherness
Ep15 Bud Hides Behind a Skirt
Ep14 Father, the Naturalist
Ep13 Betty's Double
Ep12 Good Joke on Mom
Ep11 Turn the Other Cheek
Ep10 Bud, the Willing Worker
Ep9 Kathy Becomes a Girl
Ep8 Margaret's Old Flame
Ep7 First Disillusionment
Ep6 Bicycle Trip for Two
Ep5 Bud Plays It Safe
Ep4 The Imposter
Ep3 The Gardener's Big Day
Ep2 Bud Branches Out
Ep1 A Day in the Country

Season 5

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep38 The Gold Turnip
Ep37 Margaret Goes Dancing
Ep36 The Great Anderson Mystery
Ep35 Bud Has a Problem
Ep34 Live My Own Life
Ep33 The Meanest Professor
Ep32 The Promised Playhouse
Ep31 Bud and the Debutante
Ep30 Formula for Happiness
Ep29 Art of Romance
Ep28 An Extraordinary Woman
Ep27 Two Loves Has Bud
Ep26 It's a Small World
Ep25 Betty Makes a Choice
Ep24 A Man of Merit
Ep23 Kathy Grows Up
Ep22 Crisis Over a Kiss
Ep21 Bud, the Campus Romeo
Ep20 Hard Luck Leo
Ep19 Big Shot Bud
Ep18 The Ideal Father
Ep17 The Good Samaritan
Ep16 Kathy, Girl Executive
Ep15 The Basketball Coach
Ep14 The Christmas Story
Ep13 The Great Experiment
Ep12 Margaret Wins a Car
Ep11 Bud, the Snob
Ep10 Fair Exchange
Ep9 Betty, the Pioneer Woman
Ep8 Bud, the Caretaker
Ep7 Second Wedding
Ep6 Always Plan Ahead
Ep5 Fronk's Family Tree
Ep4 Voice From the Past
Ep3 Kathy's Romance
Ep2 Be Kind to Bud Week
Ep1 Vine Covered Cottage

Season 4

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep33 Betty Finds a Cause
Ep32 A Matter of Pride
Ep31 Bud Quits School
Ep30 Jim, the Answer Man
Ep29 The Weaker Sex
Ep28 A Medal for Margaret
Ep27 A Friend in Need
Ep26 Tell It to Mom
Ep25 Young Love
Ep24 Betty's Crusade
Ep23 Poor Old Dad
Ep22 Country Cousin
Ep21 Revenge Is Sweet
Ep20 The Trial
Ep19 Margaret's Other Family
Ep18 #1 Bud, the Mindreader
Ep17 The Rivals
Ep16 Father's Biography
Ep15 Calypso Bud
Ep14 Big Sister
Ep13 Man With a Plan
Ep12 Kathy Makes a Wish
Ep11 Mr. Beal Meets His Match
Ep10 The Way of a Dictator
Ep9 Margaret Learns to Drive
Ep8 Kathy's Big Chance
Ep7 The Indispensable Man
Ep6 Mother Goes to School
Ep5 Sentenced to Happiness
Ep4 Bud, the Executive
Ep3 The Good Neighbor
Ep2 The Awkward Hero
Ep1 Follow the Leader

Season 3

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep37 Shoot for the Moon
Ep36 Grandpa Retires
Ep35 Margaret Disowns Her Family
Ep34 Art of Romance
Ep33 Class Prophecy
Ep32 Baby in the House
Ep31 Bud, the Philanthropist
Ep30 The Spelling Bee
Ep29 Betty, the Track Star
Ep28 Bud, the Hero
Ep27 Safety First
Ep26 Bud Buys a Car
Ep25 An Evening to Remember
Ep24 A Trip to Hillsborough
Ep23 Betty and the Jet Pilot
Ep22 Carnival
Ep21 Short Wave
Ep20 The Lawn Party
Ep19 Brief Holiday
Ep18 Swiss Family Anderson
Ep17 Margaret Hires a Gardener
Ep16 The Promising Young Man
Ep15 The Angel's Sweater
Ep14 The Good Prospect
Ep13 Betty Goes Steady
Ep12 The Family Goes to New York
Ep11 The Great Guy
Ep10 Whistle Bait
Ep9 The Old Days
Ep8 Bud, the Millionaire
Ep7 Betty's Birthday
Ep6 Spaghetti for Margaret
Ep5 The Homing Pigeon
Ep4 Man About Town
Ep3 Betty Goes to College
Ep2 Never the Twain
Ep1 No Apron Strings

Season 2

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep37 Betty's Graduation
Ep36 Adopted Daughter
Ep35 The Ten Dollar Question
Ep34 Father, the Naturalist
Ep33 Hero Father
Ep32 Dilemma for Margaret
Ep31 The Martins and the Coys
Ep30 Betty, Girl Engineer
Ep29 Bud, the Boxer
Ep28 Family Dines Out
Ep27 Family Reunion
Ep26 The Persistent Guest
Ep25 The Grass Is Greener
Ep24 The Historical Andersons
Ep23 Kathy, the Indian Giver
Ep22 The Bus to Nowhere
Ep21 Bud, the Wallflower
Ep20 The House Painter
Ep19 Betty Earns a Formal
Ep18 Betty's Brother
Ep17 Jim, the Tyrant
Ep16 Betty Hates Carter
Ep15 Bad Influence
Ep14 Stage to Yuma
Ep13 Margaret's Premonition
Ep12 Bud, the Ladykiller
Ep11 Spirit of Youth
Ep10 Father Is a Dope
Ep9 The Big Test
Ep8 Advantage to Betty
Ep7 Kathy Makes Magic
Ep6 New Girl at School
Ep5 Woman in the House
Ep4 First Disillusionment
Ep3 Lesson in Civics
Ep2 Father's Private Life
Ep1 Art of Salesmanship

Season 1

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep26 #1 Close Decision
Ep25 #1 No Partiality
Ep24 #1 Father Delivers the Papers
Ep23 #1 Proud Father
Ep22 #1 Bud, the Bridesmaid
Ep21 #1 The Matchmaker
Ep20 #1 The Mink Coat
Ep19 #1 Father of the Year
Ep18 #1 Jim, the Farmer
Ep17 #1 The Promised Playhouse
Ep16 #1 Bud, the Snob
Ep15 #1 A Friend of Old George's
Ep14 #1 Boys' Week
Ep13 #1 Sparrow in the Window
Ep12 #1 The Christmas Story
Ep11 #1 Margaret Goes Dancing
Ep10 #1 Typical Father
Ep9 #1 Second Honeymoon
Ep8 #1 Thanksgiving Day
Ep7 #1 Bud's Encounter with the Law
Ep6 #1 Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation
Ep5 #1 Live My Own Life
Ep4 #1 Football Tickets
Ep3 #1 The Motor Scooter
Ep2 #1 Lesson in Citizenship
Ep1 #1 Bud Takes Up the Dance

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Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep1 Bud Takes Up the Dance
Bud Branches Out
Calypso Kid
Young Love
Bud, the Executive
Betty, the Pioneer Woman
Bud Branches Out
Young Love
First Disillusionment
Bud, the Executive
Calypso Kid
Kathy Makes a Wish
Togetherness
Togetherness
Betty's Career Problem
Betty, the Pioneer Woman
Betty’s Crusade
Tell It to Mom
Tell It to Mom
Betty’s Crusade
Kathy, Girl Executive
First Disillusionment
The Trial
The Christmas Story
The Trial
Kathy Makes a Wish
Betty's Career Problem
500 Dollar Letter
A Matter of Pride
Hard Luck Leo
Fair Exchange
Bud, the Campus Romeo
Fair Exchange
A Man of Merit
Adopted Daughter
Betty's Double
The $500 Letter
The $500 Letter
Kathy Grows up
Hard Luck Leo
A Matter of Pride
A Man of Merit
Bud, the Campus Romeo
Adopted Daughter
The Basketball Coach
Margaret Goes Dancing
Not His Type
Margaret Goes Dancing
Good Joke On Mom
A Medal for Margaret
Be Kind to Bud Week
Not His Type
A Medal for Margaret
Be Kind to Bud Week
Big Sister
Love and Learn
The Imposter
Bud, the Speculator
Bud, the Speculator
Kathy's Big Deception
The Big Test
The Big Test
Vine Covered Cottage
Live My Own Life
Live My Own Life
Family Contest
Jim, the Answer Man
Cupid Knows Best
The Good Neighbor
Two Loves Has Bud
Kathy Becomes a Girl
Betty Finds a Cause
Betty's Double
Margaret's Old Flame
The Basketball Coach
Betty Makes a Choice
Betty Makes a Choice
Big Sister
Mr. Beal Meets His Match
Good Joke On Mom
Kathy Becomes a Girl
The Good Neighbor
Two Loves Has Bud
Cupid Knows Best
Betty Finds a Cause
Jim, the Answer Man
Love and Learn
The Gardener's Big Day
The Awkward Hero
Jim's Big Surprise
Jim's Big Surprise
Margaret's Old Flame
The Awkward Hero
A Friend in Need
Bud, the Caretaker
Bud Has a Problem
Bud Has a Problem
The Gardener's Big Day
Revenge Is Sweet
Voice from the Past
Crisis Over a Kiss
Crisis Over a Kiss
A Friend in Need
Kathy, Girl Executive
Bud, the Caretaker
Revenge Is Sweet
Turn the Other Cheek
Voice from the Past
Turn the Other Cheek
Kathy's Big Deception
Country Cousin
Country Cousin
Bud Quits School
Margaret's Other Family
A Day in the Country
Always Plan Ahead
Bud Hides Behind a Skirt
Bud Quits School
Bud, the Willing Worker
Follow the Leader
Bud Hides Behind a Skirt
Always Plan Ahead
Follow the Leader
Vine Covered Cottage
Time to Retire
The Way of a Dictator
Big Shot Bud
The Way of a Dictator
The Meanest Professor
Bud, the Snob
Second Best
Bud Plays It Safe
The Art of Romance
The Art of Romance
An Extraordinary Woman
Big Shot Bud
Mother Goes to School
Kathy's Romance
Betty's Graduation
Time to Retire
An Extraordinary Woman
Poor Old Dad
Bud Plays It Safe
Formula for Happiness
Poor Old Dad
The Ideal Father
The Ideal Father
Kathy's Big Chance
The Weaker Sex
The Weaker Sex
Formula for Happiness
Margaret Learns to Drive
Margaret's Other Family
The Great Experiment
Man With a Plan
Bud, the Mind Reader
The Indispensable Man
Frank's Family Trees
Man With a Plan
Margaret Learns to Drive
The Good Samaritan
The Good Samaritan
Bud, the Snob
It's a Small World
Kathy's Big Chance
Betty's Graduation
Bud, the Mind Reader
Mother Goes to School
Blind Date
Blind Date
It's a Small World
The Indispensable Man
Bud and the Debutante
Family Contest
Bud and the Debutante
Kathy Grows up
Mr. Beal Meets His Match
Father's Biography
The Gold Turnip
The Great Anderson Mystery
Frank's Family Trees
Kathy's Romance
Father's Biography
The Imposter
Bicycle Trip for Two
The Christmas Story
The Great Anderson Mystery
The Gold Turnip
Second Wedding
Second Best
The Meanest Professor
Second Wedding
Margaret Wins a Car
Bicycle Trip for Two
The Promised Playhouse
Sentenced to Happiness
Margaret Wins a Car
Sentenced to Happiness
A Day in the Country
The Promised Playhouse
The Great Experiment
Bud Lives It up
Bud Lives It up
Bud, the Willing Worker
Father, the Naturalist
The Rivals
Father, the Naturalist
The Rivals

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S4 | Ep18

Bud, the Mindreader

Air Date: 2/5/58
Bud decides to become a mind reader. Robert Young, Billy Gray, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Lauren Chapin. Kippy: Paul Wallace.
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