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Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best portrayed a family that was surprising similar to real people. The parents managed to ride through almost any family situation without violent injury to their dignity, and the three Anderson youngsters were presented as decently behaved children who respected and loved their parents. A newspaper critic at the time wrote that "Jim Anderson may be the first intelligent father permitted on TV since they invented the thing".

Show Info

Network: United States NBC (1954 - 1960)
Schedule: Mondays (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy Family
Episodes ordered: 32 episodes
Created by: Ed James

7.8 (5 votes)

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Betty's Graduation

Episode 6x32; May 23, 1960

This is a recut of season 2 episode 37. Jim discusses a letter from Kathy's school where they report Kathy is not passing her math class. Kathy tells her father that she is not really wanting to graduate from junior high school as it is the happiest

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
6x32: Betty's GraduationMay 23, 1960
6x31: Not His TypeMay 16, 1960
6x30: Bud Lives It UpMay 9, 1960
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