As Betty approaches her completion of High School she grows anxious. Jim tries to reassure her. As graduation grows nearer no one can reconcile Betty’s fears.
For once in his life Bud has studied hard for a big test.
Bud is upset because he has lost a job to another boy.
Betty lobbies a neighbor to remove his dangerously high hedge.
Bud is chosen as the most popular boy in his class.
Bud quits school after meeting a successful businessman who did the same.
Jim wants to finish his work before leaving on a business trip, but is constantly interrupted by his family.
Betty uses her womanly wiles to get the neighbor boy to take her out.
Margaret has no trophies in the family display case, so she tries to win a fly-fishing award.
The Andersons take in a stray dog who shows up on their doorstep.
Bud accidentally sells a pair of skates that Betty was hiding for a friend.
Bud falls in love with an older woman at the supermarket -- then finds out she's married.
Betty helps save an elderly restaurant owner from eviction by Jim's company.
Bud thinks his father is henpecked, so Jim shows him the true value of marriage.
The Andersons' country cousin Milly comes to stay.
Betty teases Bud about his sloppy nature after he meets her rich, refined boyfriend.
Father Knows Best clip - starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Elinor Donahue, Lauren Chapin.
Father Knows Best premiered on CBS in October 1954 and has been part of the American cultural fabric ever since. The program's depiction of a "typical" mid-century, middle-class, Midwestern American family is fondly remembered by many of us who grew up watching the show and rather enviously thinking: "Oh. So this is what happens in all the other houses."
Every evening mid-century, Midwestern insurance salesman Jim Anderson came home, put on his favorite sweater and prepared for an evening with his family--a situation where anything could happen. Robert Young returns to the head of the dinner table to play the patriarch of America's most beloved family in Season 2 of Father Knows Best.
Robert Young is back as America's favorite father to the beloved Anderson family, serving up healthy and wholesome doses of advice for his growing kids.
Take a trip back to 1950s suburbia with the Andersons! Robert Young is Jim Anderson, patriarch extraordinaire to his loving--though at times misguided--family. With Bud taking up mind-reading, Kathy rebelling at camp, and Margaret and Betty enrolled in the same class, this father has his hands full!
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