Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy, Family

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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need...See full summary »


  • Father Knows Best (1954)
  • Father Knows Best (1954)
  • Father Knows Best (1954)
  • Father Knows Best (1954)
  • Father Knows Best (1954)

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Ed James

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The show began on radio in 1949 and was then produced for television by Eugene B. Rodney and star Robert Young. The show ran for 6 years, eventually airing original episodes on NBC and CBS. Both CBS and later, ABC continued to air reruns as late as 1967.


Bud Anderson: How many were in your class, Dad?
Jim Anderson: Oh, 2-300 I guess.
Bud Anderson: How many are left?


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Comedy | Family

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