Father Knows Best
Maybe he didn't always know best, but beginning in 1954, insurance salesman Jim Anderson of Springfield was America's favorite head of household.
S01:E19 - Father Of The Year
The Springfield newspaper is sponsoring a Father of the Year contest. The Anderson children set out to write the winning essay, but can't find the words to describe the best father in the world.
S01:E20 - The Mink Coat
Money is tight and Jim lectures the family on fiscal responsibility. The very next day he is presented with an extraordinary opportunity to buy Margaret a mink coat for less than half the regular price, and he grabs it.