Father Knows Best

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


22552. Father Knows Best. October 20, 1948. An audition program with a live in-studio audience. A funny situation comedy. Daughter Betty announces that she's about to be married! Possibly dated December 20, 1948. Herb Vigran, Sam Edwards, June Whitley, Robert Young, Ted Donaldson, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Rhoda Williams, Virginia Gordon, Edward James (conceiver, writer), Roy Bargy (composer, conductor), Herb Sanford (director), Norma Jean Nilsson. 31:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60328. Father Knows Best. August 25, 1949. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Ohrbach's (local). The first show of the series. Is Betty going to marry her boyfriend Bill Smith? Those programs with story titles in quotes are the actual story titles as indicated on the program's scripts. The titles were not heard on the air. Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Edward James (writer). 30:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110276. Father Knows Best. December 29, 1949. NBC net. "New Year's Eve". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee. It's that special time of year and Jim Anderson tries not to lose his temper, despite the provocations of Mr. Gribble. Robert Young, Willard Waterman, Ed James (creator, writer), June Whitley, Norma Jean Nilsson, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110277. Father Knows Best. January 5, 1950. NBC net. "Safety Campaign". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee ("Robert Young Good Drivers Club"). Jim tries to get out of making a speech about highway safety. Bud tries to get out of his problem too. Robert Young, Roger Pfaff (a real L.A. traffic court judge), Jack Carroll, Ed James (creator, writer), June Whitley, Norma Jean Nilsson, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84556. Father Knows Best. January 12, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee ("Robert Young Good Driver's Club"). The day father received the Christmas bills. Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Ed James (writer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110278. Father Knows Best. February 16, 1950. NBC net. "A Week-End In The Country". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee ("Robert Young Good Drivers Club"). It may be wintertime, but the Anderson family finds the time to get away for a weekend in the country. Robert Young, Jess Kirkpatrick, Ken Roberts (commercial spokesman), Ed James (creator, writer), June Whitley, Norma Jean Nilsson, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110279. Father Knows Best. February 23, 1950. NBC net. "Jim's Birthday". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee ("Robert Young Good Drivers Club"). The Anderson family plans a surprise birthday birthday for Jim, but Mr. Gribble has a few plans of his own. Robert Young, Willard Waterman, Ed James (creator, writer), June Whitley, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110280. Father Knows Best. March 9, 1950. NBC net. "Income Tax". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee. Who's coming to dinner? It's Mrs. Anderson's old boyfriend. Robert Young, Tom Tully, Ed James (creator, writer), June Whitley, Norma Jean Nilsson, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84082. Father Knows Best. June 15, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. A Father's Day program. A fishing outing with the entire family. Robert Young is named, "Screen Father of The Year." Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer), Ed James (writer), June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Eleanor Audley, Herb Vigran, Sam Edwards. 27:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

76368. Father Knows Best. July 6, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. Where will the Andersons go on their vacation? This is not an easy decision! The last show of the season, the last show until September 7th. Robert Young, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Barney Phillips, Herb Vigran, Eleanor Audley, Ed James (creator), Ken Burton (director), Roy Bargy (music), Marvin Miller (commercial spokesman), Bill Forman (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84179. Father Knows Best. October 26, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Post Wheat Meal. A Halloween story. The Anderson family runs out of gas on a dark night...in front of a cemetary. Robert Young, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Ed James (writer, creator), Jean Vander Pyl, Ted Donaldson. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84206. Father Knows Best. November 23, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Post Wheat Meal. Thanksgiving without the kids is not much of a celebration. Robert Young, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Ed James (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84227. Father Knows Best. December 21, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. A Christmas fable about Hans Christian Anderson and his many children's characters. Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ted Donaldson, Rhoda Williams, June Whitley, Eleanor Audley, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Clarence Nash (as the duck). 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96092. Father Knows Best. December 28, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Post Wheat Meal (Hopalong's favorite cereal). The Andersons are tired of eating turkey...and then Jim wins a 35 pound turkey...that's still alive! Her name is, "Irene." Clarence Francis, the president of General Foods, talks about highway safety. Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ted Donaldson, Rhoda Williams, June Whitley, Eleanor Audley, Bill Forman (announcer), Ed James (creator, writer), Clarence Francis, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84191. Father Knows Best. February 15, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Post Wheat Meal (Hopalong Cassidy's favorite). It's Valentine Day and Mother's going to get an orchid, one way or another. There are many orchids in fact! Two commercials have been deleted. Robert Young, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer), Norma Jean Nilsson, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Barney Phillips, Ed James (writer). 27:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

110781. Father Knows Best. April 19, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee (commercials deleted). It's a secret! There's going to be a surprise anniversary party for the Andersons...or two...or three! Robert Young, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Herb Vigran, Bill Forman (announcer), Ed James (writer), Norma Jean Nilsson. 27:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

84112. Father Knows Best. June 14, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee (one commercial heard). The family plans a Father's Day picnic; physical preparations begin. Robert Young, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Herb Vigran, Stanley Farrar, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer), Ed James (writer). 27:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

84163. Father Knows Best. July 5, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee (some commercials deleted). The Anderson are back in the days of the American Revolution. The last show of the season. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Bill Forman (announcer), Ed James (creator, writer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, June Whitley, Norma Jean Nilsson. 27:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

110281. Father Knows Best. September 13, 1951. NBC net. "The Circus". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee. The circus has come to town and Kathy wants to go to see it. Who will be the one to take her? "Not me," say the Andersons. Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ed James (creator, writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Ted Donaldson, Dorothy Lovett, Rhoda Williams, Barney Phillips, Gil Stratton. 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110282. Father Knows Best. October 11, 1951. NBC net. "The Rug". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee, Jell-O. Father has a secret...and so does mother! Shh! Don't tell. Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ed James (creator, writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Rhoda Williams, Jean Vander Pyl, Ted Donaldson, Herb Vigran. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110283. Father Knows Best. November 8, 1951. NBC net. "Father Of The Year". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee. Will Jim Anderson be named, "Father of the Year?" Of course he will! Won't he? Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ed James (creator, writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra. 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110284. Father Knows Best. November 22, 1951. NBC net. "Thanksgiving Prayer". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee, Jell-O. A prayer written by Benjamin Franklin is the inspiration for the Anderson's Thanksgiving celebration. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ed James (creator, writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson. 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110285. Father Knows Best. January 3, 1952. NBC net. "The Chaperone". Sponsored by: Maxwell House coffee, Jell-O. It's important in life to do more than what's expected from you. Jim Anderson is then asked to be a chaperone for the sleigh ride planned by Kathy's sorority. Sorority, is she that old already? Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Ed James (creator, writer). 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110286. Father Knows Best. January 10, 1952. NBC net. "The Family Behind The Man". Sponsored by: Crosley appliances. What is the family's role in a man's work? Jim Anderson's job requires him to find out. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Bill Forman (announcer), Ted Donaldson, Rhoda Williams, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Earle Ross, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110287. Father Knows Best. January 17, 1952. NBC net. "The Fashion Expert". Sponsored by: Crosley appliances. Despite the title, Jim Anderson and his neighbor Ed Davis plan on going hunting. Well, there's also the matter of Betty's dress. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Virginia Lindsey (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Ted Donaldson, Rhoda Williams, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Sally Creighton, Barney Phillips. 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110288. Father Knows Best. January 31, 1952. NBC net. "Emancipation". Sponsored by: Crosley appliances. Jim and Margaret Anderson are planning a night out. The plans don't quite work out because of family demands. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer), Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Edith Simmons. 20:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110289. Father Knows Best. February 21, 1952. NBC net. "Secret Of The Attic". Sponsored by: Crosley appliances. What's in the Anderson attic? You'd be surprised! Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ted Donaldson, Paul West (writer), Rhoda Williams, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Carl Hurtley (? writer). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110290. Father Knows Best. February 28, 1952. NBC net. "Keeping Up With The Jones'". Sponsored by: Crosley appliances. It's time for the Springfield minstrel show...and Jim has committed to buy 40 tickets. Herb Jones is indeed difficult to keep up with. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Paul West (writer), Margaret Lindsay (commercial spokesman), Ted Donaldson, Rhoda Williams, Howard Culver, Tally Curtis (? writer), Fran Van Hartesfeldt (writer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110291. Father Knows Best. March 6, 1952. NBC net. "No Partiality". Sponsored by: Crosley appliances. Jim Anderson tries to treat all the children equally. Guess who's coming over for dinner...and guess who he wants to sit next to. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Ed James (creator), Ted Donaldson, Bill Forman (announcer), Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Margaret Lindsay (commercial spokesman), Rhoda Williams, Roland Morris, Tally Curtis (writer), Fran Van Hartesfeldt (writer). 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84557. Father Knows Best. April 17, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. An automatic washing machine has arrived at the Anderson house. Robert Young, Ted Donaldson, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Rhoda Williams, Bill Forman (announcer), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84558. Father Knows Best. May 15, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. Mrs. Anderson's family is moving from Toledo. The basement is full and must be cleaned out. That's Mr. Anderson's cue for a sudden trip. Robert Young, Ted Donaldson, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Norma Jean Nilsson, Lynn Whitney, Howard Culver, Bill Forman, Don Stanley (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60330. Father Knows Best. July 3, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. Little Kathy is playing "Treasure Hunt," with the most hidden treasure well hidden. The last show of the season. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Norma Jean Nilsson, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, James Nusser, Bill Forman (narrator), John Stanley (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer). 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60331. Father Knows Best. September 4, 1952. NBC net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Post Cereals, Postum. The first show of the season. Little Kathy announces her engagement to Paul Bedicker...she's really got a ring! Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Rhoda Williams, Michael Chapin, Jean Vander Pyl, Carl Hertzinger (writer), Paul West (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Ted Donaldson. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60329. Father Knows Best. September 18, 1952. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post Cereals, Postum. There's a convention of insurance underwriters in Chicago at the same time that all three kids are going to be away for the weekend. This is not as easy as it sounds! Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Jean Vander Pyl, Ted Donaldson, Paul West (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Rhoda Williams, Ben Gershwin (writer). 29:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99469. Father Knows Best. October 16, 1952. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post 40% Bran Flakes, Postum. Bud has quit school so Mr. Anderson gives him a job as handyman. Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Jean Vander Pyl, Ted Donaldson, Paul West (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Rhoda Williams, Helen Strom, Carl Hertsinger (? writer). 30:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64673. Father Knows Best. December 25, 1952. NBC net. Commercials deleted. Everyone's gotten nice Christmas presents...except father. The date is subject to correction. Robert Young, Norma Jean Nilsson, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Ed James (creator), Helen Strohm, Bill Forman (announcer). 23:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

110274. Father Knows Best. January 1, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Betty thinks that pretending to be a Southern Belle will impress her new boyfriend. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Bob Baron, Dorothy Lovett. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110275. Father Knows Best. January 8, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. It looks like the Andersons need a second car. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110272. Father Knows Best. January 15, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Betty makes the mistake of allowing Bud to find out that she's interested in the boy next door. Bud promptly tells the boy next door all about it. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110273. Father Knows Best. January 29, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Bud Anderson is fed up with women...all women! Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett, Valerie Alberts. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110266. Father Knows Best. February 5, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Aunt Thelma is coming to visit. It's going to be a traumatic experience for all. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Dick Conway (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett, Bernice Berwin (billed as "Vy Berwin"). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110267. Father Knows Best. February 12, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Jim Anderson has to make a tough decision! Will he be appearing at a meeting of the school board (where he's going to be given an important position), or will he spend the evening baby-sitting? Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett, Ronald Keith. 27:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

110264. Father Knows Best. February 19, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. It's time to fix-up and improve the Anderson house. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett, Parley Baer. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110265. Father Knows Best. February 26, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Betty is involved in a fender-bender with the family car. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110259. Father Knows Best. March 5, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals. It's time to get ready for the family vacation. That's the trouble with vacations, you have to get ready for them! As the program ends, NBC News interrupts with a special bulletin, Premier Joseph Stalin of Russia has died. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110260. Father Knows Best. March 12, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Should there be a brick wall built in the Anderson back yard? Yea or nay! Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett, Charles Seel, Helen Van Pyl. 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110257. Father Knows Best. March 19, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. The case of the missing wedding ring. Who will solve it? Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110258. Father Knows Best. March 26, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. A wounded robin arrives at the Anerson house in need of medical care. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Ed James (creator), Dorothy Lovett. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110270. Father Knows Best. April 2, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Bud Anderson is going into business for himself. He going to raise and sell, "Panama Cats." Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110271. Father Knows Best. April 9, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Jim Anderson is concerned that his family isn't going to be able to face up to their problems. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett. 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110268. Father Knows Best. April 16, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. The Andersons are planning for their vacation at Beaver Falls. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett, Janet Waldo. 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

110269. Father Knows Best. April 23, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Postum. Jim Anderson is starting to feel old; maybe it's time for him to, "act his age." Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Helen Strohm, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Ed Prentiss (commercial spokesman), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Dorothy Lovett, Ben Wellman. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5721. Father Knows Best. October 1, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Sanka Coffee. Father arranges a date for Betty and causes all kind of problems. Jean Vander Pyl, Ted Donaldson, Helen Strohm, Marylee Robb, Ed James (character creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Robert Young, Rhoda Williams. 30:21. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

97974. Father Knows Best. October 15, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post cereals, Sanka. Is Bud a snob? No, he's just not able to talk with girls. Robert Young, Jean Vander Pyl, Ted Donaldson, Ed James (creator), Bill Forman (announcer), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Jerry Marshall (commercial spokesman), Rhoda Williams, Marylee Robb, Helen Strohm. 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77771. Father Knows Best. November 19, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sanka, Post 40% Bran Flakes, Post Wheat Meal. A suitcase from the attic leads the family to think Uncle Hubert is paying a visit. Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writers), Bill Forman (announcer), Helen Strohm, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Parley Baer, Robert Young, Ed James (creator). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77772. Father Knows Best. November 26, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post 40% Bran Flakes, Sanka, Post Wheat Meal. A typical Thanksgiving day at the Anderson house. A prize winning poem is read. Bill Forman (announcer), Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Helen Strohm, Robert Young, Ed James (creator, writer). 29:41. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77773. Father Knows Best. December 3, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Sanka, Post 40% Bran Flakes, Post Wheat Meal. Mr. Anderson was a witness to a traffic accident. "Herb Ellis" and run into "George Ellis." Herb gives Bud a gift...five rabbits. Rhoda Williams, Jean Vander Pyl, Ted Donaldson, Helen Strohm, Parley Baer, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Robert Young, Ed James (creator), Roz Rogers (writer), Bill Forman (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77774. Father Knows Best. December 24, 1953. NBC net. Sponsored by: Post 40% Bran Flakes, Sanka, Post Wheat Meal. It's Christmas eve and the family has unique ideas to celebrate it. Ted Donaldson, Jean Vander Pyl, Helen Strohm, Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Robert Young, Rhoda Williams, Roz Rogers (writer), Bill Forman (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84131. Father Knows Best. December 31, 1953. NBC net. Sustaining. New Year's Eve turns out to be "a mixed-up scramble." A good-looking baby-sitter makes the Andersons change plans...several times! Ted Donaldson, Jean Vander Pyl, Gil Stratton, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Helen Strohm, Arthur Jacobson (director), Robert Young, Rhoda Williams. 30:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77776. Father Knows Best. January 7, 1954. NBC net. Sustaining. Taking the last two photographs on a roll of film can lead to unexpected complications. Jean Vander Pyl, Ted Donaldson, Helen Strohm, Robert Young, Rhoda Williams, Barney Phillips, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Bill Forman (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77777. Father Knows Best. January 14, 1954. NBC net. Sustaining. Mr. Anderson bets his daughter the price of a new dress that she can't avoid mentioning or talking to boys for twenty-four hours. Robert Young, Ted Donaldson, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Helen Strohm, Marylee Robb, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Bill Forman (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77778. Father Knows Best. January 21, 1954. NBC net. Sustaining. Mrs. Anderson looks just devine in a mink coat, but it costs $3000, and it's only in the closet for safekeeping! Robert Young, Helen Strohm, Jean Vander Pyl, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Marylee Robb, Parley Baer, Ed James (creator), Paul West (writer), Roz Rogers (writer), Bill Forman (announcer), Arthur Jacobson (director). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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