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(1954–1960)

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1960

4 Jan. 1960
Betty's Double
Betty's strong resemblance to a popular movie star gains her instant celebrity.
 
18 Jan. 1960
Bud Hides Behind a Skirt
Bud makes Betty take the rap for his reckless driving.
 
25 Jan. 1960
Togetherness
An insurance magazine is going to interview the Andersons for an article in the magazine. The story will focus on their family unity and solid family life. Unfortunately, when the reporter shows up, the family is at odds with each other.
 
1 Feb. 1960
Second Best
Betty takes up the sport of fencing.
 
8 Feb. 1960
Kathy's Big Deception
It seems that all of Kathy's friends have a boyfriend for the community picnic. She has a crush on George, one of her classmates, but does not think he likes her. She decides to make up a boyfriend for the picnic so she looks popular.
 
15 Feb. 1960
Cupid Knows Best
The Anderson gardener, Fronk, is lonely but is interested in someone. Betty decides to help him by writing love letters to the woman, pretending she is Fronk.
 
29 Feb. 1960
Jim's Big Surprise
Jim tells the family to be home at 4:00 for a big surprise. As the family waits for the announcement, everyone has their own idea of what it will be. Each thinks it will be something that benefits just them.
 
7 Mar. 1960
Time to Retire
Jim must tell Arthur, a co-worker in the insurance company, that he has to retire as he has reached retirement age. Jim invites him to dinner with the Andersons and Arthur is full of energy. This only makes it harder for Jim to tell him.
 
14 Mar. 1960
Bud, the Speculator
Bud risks fifty dollars purchasing stock in a new copper mine company.
 
21 Mar. 1960
The $500 Letter
The Andersons receive a $500 check in the mail. A former neighbor wants to thank an Anderson for a kindness, but did not remember which one did it. The Andersons try to remember who might have done a favor for him, and what the favor was.
 
28 Mar. 1960
Adopted Daughter
Kathy reminisces with Mother and Bud about the time she once thought she was adopted.
 
4 Apr. 1960
Family Contest
Hoping to win a free trip to Hawaii, the Andersons enter a family-photo contest.
 
11 Apr. 1960
Love and Learn
Bud resists his mother's plea for him to boost his English grades by being tutored after school, until he learns that one of the available student-tutors is a good looking girl he's interested in.
 
18 Apr. 1960
Blind Date
Betty is embarrassed when her friends make fun of Rudy because they think he is inferior to them. She chastises her friends and leaves the soda shop. Her friends decide to play a joke on Betty by setting her up on a blind date with Rudy.
 
25 Apr. 1960
Betty's Career Problem
Betty is about to graduate from college and hoping to win the Scholastic Achievement Award. Cliff, another student who is an achiever like Betty, wins the award. Now, they are both up for the same job after their graduation.
 
9 May 1960
Bud Lives It Up
Bud learns a painful lesson in responsibility when he amasses a bill of $185 while attempting to impress his date with free-spending visits to a hotel's upscale restaurant and nightspot.
 
16 May 1960
Not His Type
Diane's boyfriend shows an interest in Betty and asks her out. Betty does not want to come between Diane and George and is caught up in a love triangle. Betty helps the two get back together.
 

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