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 uses an old book to teach himself to dance in time for his very first date and his very first dance.
S01:E02 - Lesson In Citizenship
Jim sets out to teach his layabout kids a proper life ethic.
S01:E03 - The Motor Scooter
Jim and Margaret disagree on whether Jim should buy Bud a motor scooter.
S01:E04 - Football Tickets
Jim and Margaret go to the big football game every year. This year, Margaret finds she cannot go and Betty is promised the ticket until Jim offers it to someone else.
S01:E05 - Live My Own Life
Bud feels beleaguered by his parents and siblings, and believes he is ready to take responsibility for his own life.
S01:E06 - Grandpa Jims Rejuvenation
Jim wants to play badminton, but his kids see him as too old for such things.
S01:E07 - Buds Encounter With The Law
Kathy's on a tear, throwing everything she can get her hands on into her new spaceship, aka the family washing machine.
S01:E08 - Thanksgiving Day
When Kathy writes a prize-winning Thanksgiving poem, Jim envisions his Kitten as the next Emily Bronte.
S01:E09 - Second Honeymoon
Jim and Margaret could use some time away from the house, so they plan a weekend getaway.
S01:E10 - Typical Father
Betty is falling hard for a new guy, and it upsets her father.
S01:E11 - Margaret Goes Dancing
Margaret is sure she could never get Jim to agree to take dancing classes with her.
S01:E12 - The Christmas Story
In an attempt to remind his family of the real meaning of Christmas, Jim decides the Andersons will cut down their own Christmas tree this year.
S01:E13 - Sparrow In The Window
When Kathy discovers an injured sparrow on the windowsill, the family takes the little bird in to nurse it back to health.
S01:E14 - Boys Week
After Kathy breaks another window, Jim is committed to teaching his kids about personal responsibility.
S01:E15 - A Friend Of Old Georges
The family has a lovely dinner and special event planned for Kathy's birthday. She's been looking forward to it, but an uninvited visitor upsets the best-laid plans.
S01:E16 - Bud The Snob
Bud is getting a reputation as a snob; his difficulty in talking with girls is being misinterpreted as standoffishness.
S01:E17 - The Promised Playhouse
Jim demands that his family start living up to the promises they've made to people.
S01:E18 - Jim The Farmer
Feeling stressed out from all the pressure at work, Jim decides to give up his job, move to the country and become a farmer.
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.
S01:E21 - The Matchmaker
Margaret wages a campaign to get her cousin's boyfriend to propose. Though Louise is hesitant to trap Tom, Margaret is sure she knows what to do and takes over.
S01:E22 - Bud The Bridesmaid
Cousin Louise is getting married in the Anderson home. Margaret is going all-out on the wedding, and Jim is not happy about the bills. When a case of wedding jitters keeps Louise out of the rehearsal, Bud has to stand in for the bride.
S01:E23 - Proud Father
After he runs into a friend who brags about his overachieving children, Jim wants to help inspire his own brood to acts of greatness.
S01:E24 - Father Delivers The Papers
The customers on Bud's paper route have been complaining about him to his boss. When Mr. Collins tells Jim about it, Jim assures him that Bud will fulfill his duties if he gives him another chance.
S01:E25 - No Partiality
Kathy demands equal rights with Betty and Bud. Jim agrees and says that whatever Betty gets to do, Kathy gets to do too.
S01:E26 - Close Decision
Bud is slacking off he's not doing his chores and he's put off memorizing a poem to recite in church. Margaret insists he skip his softball game and catch up on his work, but Jim sneaks him out.
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