Father Knows Best: Season Two
37 Classic Uncut Episodes With America's Premier Sitcom Family
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 Two of FATHER KNOWS BEST.
Following Season One's cancellation from its 10:30 p.m. time slot on CBS, fans protested, prompting rival network NBC to pick up the series for a second season. The show became successful when it began airing in August 1955 at the more family-friendly time of 8:30 p.m. A growing number of families began tuning in to see what kind of trouble "Bud" (Billy Gray) was going to get into next, how Kathy (Lauren Chapin) was handling growing up, whether Betty (Elinor Donahue) and her boyfriend du jour would break up and how Margaret (Jane Wyatt) would inevitably hold their universe together. A day in the life of the Andersons was a 1950s suburban dream come true.
Join Jim and Margaret and "Princess," "Bud" and "Kitten" in Season Two as everyone's favorite '50s family in FATHER KNOWS BEST.
- Extended FATHER KNOWS BEST Flashback Episode: "First Disillusionment," Which Aired During The Sixth Season (11/16/1959)
- Robert Young Western – "STAGE TO YUMA," 12/7/1955: The "Lost" Episode Of FATHER KNOWS BEST, Which Hasn't Aired In Syndication Since The 1980s. As Robert Young Points Out In His Introduction To The Audience, “They Are Doing A Different Show Tonight."
- "THE TEACHER" – From Robert Young's Very Next TV Series, WINDOW ON MAIN STREET: This Second Episode From The Long-Lost Series Was Recently Discovered In The Young Family Film Vaults And Has Never Been Seen In Syndication.
- DADDY’S GIRLS, Part 2: All-New Interviews With Lauren Chapin And Elinor Donahue, The Actresses Who Played The Anderson Sisters, Kathy And Betty.
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|1||Father Knows Best: Art Of Salesmanship|
|2||Father Knows Best: Father's Private Life|
|3||Father Knows Best: Lessons In Civics|
|4||Father Knows Best: First Disillusionment|
|5||Father Knows Best: Woman In The House|
|6||Father Knows Best: New Girl At School|
|7||Father Knows Best: Kathy Makes Magic|
|8||Father Knows Best: Advantage To Betty|
|9||Father Knows Best: The Big Test|
|10||Father Knows Best: Father Is A Dope|
|11||Father Knows Best: Spirit Of Youth|
|12||Father Knows Best: Bud, The Ladykiller|
|13||Father Knows Best: Margaret's Premonition|
|14||Father Knows Best: Stage To Yuma|
|15||Father Knows Best: Bad Influence|
|16||Father Knows Best: Betty Hates Carter|
|17||Father Knows Best: Jim, The Tyrant|
|18||Father Knows Best: Betty's Brother|
|19||Father Knows Best: Betty Earns A Formal|
|20||Father Knows Best: The House Painter|
|21||Father Knows Best: Bud, The Wallflower|
|22||Father Knows Best: The Bus To Nowhere|
|23||Father Knows Best: Kathy, The Indian Giver|
|24||Father Knows Best: The Historical Andersons|
|25||Father Knows Best: The Grass Is Greener|
|26||Father Knows Best: The Persistent Guest|
|27||Father Knows Best: Family Reunion|
|28||Father Knows Best: Family Dines Out|
|29||Father Knows Best: Bud, The Boxer|
|30||Father Knows Best: Betty, Girl Engineer|
|31||Father Knows Best: The Martins And The Coys|
|32||Father Knows Best: Dilemma For Margaret|
|33||Father Knows Best: Hero Father|
|34||Father Knows Best: Father, The Naturalist|
|35||Father Knows Best: The Ten Dollar Question|
|36||Father Knows Best: Adopted Daughter|
|37||Father Knows Best: Betty's Graduation|
Father Knows Best: Season Two