Father Knows Best
Maybe he didn't always know best, but beginning in 1954 insurance salesman Jim Anderson of Springfield, Ohio, was America's favorite head of household.
S01:E01 - Bud Takes Up The Dance
Bud's first dance is threatened when he learns that his parents are going to be there.
S01:E02 - Lesson In Citizenship
Jim's definition of citizenship gets the Andersons into trouble.
S01:E03 - The Motor Scooter
Bud finally gets Jim's permission to get a scooter, but he doesn't get Margaret's permission.
S01:E04 - Football Tickets
Jim has too many guests and not enough tickets to a football game.
S01:E05 - Live My Own Life
Bud decides that he would be happier if he got his own apartment.
S01:E06 - Grandpa Jims Rejuvenation
Jim is convinced that he has one foot in the grave.
S01:E07 - Buds Encounter With The Law
After Bud gets a summons to appear at the police station, the family panics.
S01:E08 - Thanksgiving Day
Jim's plans to celebrate Thanksgiving fall apart.
S01:E09 - Second Honeymoon
Jim and Margaret plan to get away from the children for a second honeymoon.
S01:E10 - Typical Father
Jim believes that Betty is planning to elope.
S01:E11 - Margaret Goes Dancing
Jim and Margaret go their separate ways when Margaret signs up for dancing lessons.
S01:E12 - The Christmas Story
Jim is disappointed by his family's attitude toward Christmas and decides to do something about it.
S01:E13 - Sparrow In The Window
A wet and sickly sparrow turns a rainy day into a fulfilling day for the Andersons.
S01:E14 - Boys Week
When Jim gets a traffic ticket, his court day coincides with Bud's appointed day as judge.
S01:E15 - A Friend Of Old Georges
A total stranger arrives at the Anderson household on the verge of a birthday celebration.
S01:E16 - Bud The Snob
When Bud's shyness with girls causes a misunderstanding, he is branded a snob.
S01:E17 - The Promised Playhouse
Jim promises to build a playhouse for Kathy if she promises to take her medicine.
S01:E18 - Jim The Farmer
Jim goes through an identity crisis when he decides he wants to lead the simple life.
S01:E19 - Father Of The Year
The Anderson children enter an essay into a contest nominating Jim as "Father of the Year.".
S01:E20 - The Mink Coat
Jim finds his life being controlled by circumstances when he buys a mink coat for Margaret.
S01:E21 - The Matchmaker
Margaret plays matchmaker for her shy cousin.
S01:E22 - Bud The Bridesmaid
Bud's refusal to help out in a wedding rehearsal plays an important part in a couple's reunion.
S01:E23 - Proud Father
Jim tells his family that their lack of courage is responsible for his lack of confidence.
S01:E24 - Father Delivers The Papers
Jim learns what it's like to deliver papers when Bud is ordered to bed for a few days.
S01:E25 - No Partiality
Jim refuses to interfere when Kathy sets her sights on Betty's boyfriend.
S01:E26 - Close Decision
Jim decides that Bud can't play in the church baseball game because he hasn't done his chores.