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Votes

6.28  Blind Date 9.7 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
5.14  The Christmas Story 9.4 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
5.22  Crisis Over a Kiss 8.9 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
2.26  The Persistent Guest 8.8 15
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
4.4  Bud, the Executive 8.8 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
5.21  Bud, the Campus Romeo 8.8 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
5.24  A Man of Merit 8.7 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
2.9  The Big Test 8.5 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
3.7  Betty's Birthday 8.5 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
2.27  Family Reunion 8.4 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
4.11  Mister Beal Meets His Match 8.4 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
3.21  Short Wave 8.4 14
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
3.6  Spaghetti for Margaret 8.4 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
3.30  The Spelling Bee 8.2 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
1.12  The Christmas Story 8.2 18
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
3.3  Betty Goes to College 8.2 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
3.2  Never the Twain 8.2 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
3.25  An Evening to Remember 8.2 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
6.5  Bud Plays It Safe 8.2 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
2.32  Dilemma for Margaret 8.2 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
3.27  Safety First 8.2 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
5.28  An Extraordinary Woman 8.2 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
6.17  Second Best 8.2 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
2.12  Bud, the Ladykiller 8.2 13
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
2.20  The House Painter 8.1 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
2.33  Hero Father 8.1 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
2.29  Bud, the Boxer 8.1 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
5.33  The Meanest Professor 8.1 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
1.26  Close Decision 8.1 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
2.19  Betty Earns a Formal 8.1 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
1.23  Proud Father 8.0 15
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
2.8  Advantage to Betty 8.0 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
3.8  Bud, the Millionaire 8.0 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
4.15  Calypso Bud 8.0 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
4.17  The Rivals 8.0 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
4.19  Margaret's Other Family 8.0 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
4.21  Revenge Is Sweet 8.0 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
4.23  Poor Old Dad 8.0 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
6.1  A Day in the Country 8.0 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
1.2  Lesson in Citizenship 7.9 22
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
2.4  First Disillusionment 7.9 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
2.7  Kathy Makes Magic 7.9 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
2.22  The Bus to Nowhere 7.9 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
2.5  Woman in the House 7.9 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
2.24  The Historical Andersons 7.9 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
4.1  Follow the Leader 7.9 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
5.30  Formula for Happiness 7.9 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
3.26  Bud Buys a Car 7.9 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
4.20  The Trial 7.9 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
5.25  Betty Makes a Choice 7.8 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
5.26  It's a Small World 7.8 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
3.4  Man About Town 7.8 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
3.15  The Angel's Sweater 7.8 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
2.6  New Girl at School 7.7 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
2.34  Father, the Naturalist 7.7 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
3.19  Brief Holiday 7.7 13
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
3.12  The Family Goes to New York 7.7 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
4.8  Kathy's Big Chance 7.7 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
5.31  Bud and the Debutante 7.7 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
6.27  Love and Learn 7.7 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
1.6  Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation 7.6 17
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
3.14  The Good Prospect 7.6 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
1.5  Live My Own Life 7.6 16
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
3.1  No Apron Strings 7.6 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
1.14  Boy's Week 7.6 13
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
3.13  Betty Goes Steady 7.6 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
4.31  Bud Quits School 7.6 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
6.2  Bud Branches Out 7.6 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
2.15  Bad Influence 7.6 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
2.23  Kathy, the Indian Giver 7.6 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
4.26  Tell it to Mom 7.6 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
5.36  The Great Anderson Mystery 7.6 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
5.8  Bud, the Caretaker 7.6 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
2.1  Art of Salesmanship 7.5 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
2.3  Lessons in Civics 7.5 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
3.22  Carnival 7.5 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
3.18  Swiss Family Anderson 7.5 13
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
3.11  The Great Guy 7.4 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
2.21  Bud, the Wallflower 7.4 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
4.29  The Weaker Sex 7.4 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
2.18  Betty's Brother 7.4 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
2.31  The Martins and the Coys 7.4 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
1.7  Bud's Encounter with the Law 7.4 15
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
2.36  Adopted Daughter 7.4 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
6.10  Bud, the Willing Worker 7.4 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
3.5  The Homing Pigeon 7.4 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
3.37  Shoot for the Moon 7.4 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
2.2  Father's Private Life 7.4 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
3.23  Betty and the Jet Pilot 7.4 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
6.3  The Gardener's Big Day 7.3 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
1.19  Father of the Year 7.3 13
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
2.13  Margaret's Premonition 7.3 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
3.10  Whistle Bait 7.3 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
3.20  The Lawn Party 7.3 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
6.31  Not His Type 7.3 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
1.13  Sparrow in the Window 7.3 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
2.25  The Grass Is Greener 7.3 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
1.20  The Mink Coat 7.3 15
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
1.24  Father Delivers the Papers 7.2 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
3.16  The Promising Young Man 7.2 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
4.16  Father's Biography 7.2 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
4.22  Country Cousin 7.2 13
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
3.9  The Old Days 7.2 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
5.1  Vine Covered Cottage 7.2 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
5.2  Be Kind to Bud Week 7.2 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
4.13  Man with a Plan 7.1 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
4.14  Big Sister 7.1 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
1.3  The Motor Scooter 7.1 19
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
2.35  The Ten-Dollar Question 7.1 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
1.15  A Friend of Old George's 7.1 14
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
1.21  The Matchmaker 7.1 16
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
1.18  Jim, the Farmer 7.0 13
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
2.11  The Spirit of Youth 7.0 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
2.16  Betty Hates Carter 7.0 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
2.37  Betty's Graduation 7.0 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
3.24  Trip to Hillsborough 7.0 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
3.28  Bud, the Hero 7.0 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
4.2  The Awkward Hero 7.0 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
4.9  Margaret Learns to Drive 7.0 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
4.10  Way of a Dictator 7.0 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
4.32  A Matter of Pride 7.0 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
6.6  Bicycle Trip for Two 7.0 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
1.16  Bud the Snob 6.9 15
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
1.1  Bud Takes Up the Dance 6.9 29
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
1.17  The Promised Playhouse 6.9 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
1.25  No Partiality 6.9 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
3.29  Betty, the Track Star 6.9 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
2.14  Stage to Yuma 6.9 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
4.33  Betty Finds a Cause 6.9 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
1.11  Margaret Goes Dancing 6.8 13
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
1.4  Football Tickets 6.8 18
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
2.10  Father Is a Dope 6.8 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
2.28  Family Dines Out 6.8 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
4.27  A Friend in Need 6.8 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
5.5  Frank's Family Tree 6.8 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
5.12  Margaret Wins a Car 6.8 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
5.3  Kathy's Romance 6.8 9
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
6.12  Good Joke on Mom 6.8 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
1.10  Typical Father 6.7 12
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
4.6  Mother Goes to School 6.7 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
1.22  Bud the Bridesmaid 6.6 13
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
1.9  Second Honeymoon 6.5 15
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
2.17  Jim, the Tyrant 6.5 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
1.8  Thanksgiving Day 6.4 16
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
4.24  Betty's Crusade 6.4 7
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
5.9  Betty, the Pioneer Woman 6.4 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
6.30  Bud Lives It Up 6.4 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
5.10  Fair Exchange 6.2 5
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
3.32  Baby in the House 6.2 6
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
2.30  Betty, Girl Engineer 5.4 8
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Unrated Episodes

# Episode
3.17  Margaret Hires a Gardener
3.31  Bud, the Philanthropist
3.33  Class Prophecy
3.34  The Art of Romance
3.35  Margaret Disowns Her Family
3.36  Grandpa Retires
4.3  The Good Neighbor
4.5  Sentenced to Happiness
4.7  The Indispensable Man
4.12  Kathy Makes a Wish
4.18  Bud, the Mind Reader
4.25  Young Love
4.28  A Medal for Margaret
4.30  Jim, the Answer Man
5.4  Voice from the Past
5.6  Always Plan Ahead
5.7  Second Wedding
5.11  Bud, the Snob
5.13  The Great Experiment
5.15  The Basketball Coach
5.16  Kathy, Girl Executive
5.17  The Good Samaritan
5.18  The Ideal Father
5.19  Big Shot Bud
5.20  Hard Luck Leo
5.23  Kathy Grows Up
5.27  Two Loves Has Bud
5.29  The Art of Romance
5.32  The Promised Playhouse Flashback
5.34  My Life Flashback
5.35  Bud Has a Problem
5.37  Margaret Goes Dancing Flashback
5.38  The Gold Turnip
6.4  The Impostor
6.7  First Disillusionment
6.8  Margaret's Old Flame
6.9  Kathy Becomes a Girl
6.11  Turn the Other Cheek
6.13  Betty's Double
6.14  Father, the Naturalist Repeat
6.15  Bud Hides Behind a Skirt
6.16  Togetherness
6.18  Kathy's Big Deception
6.19  Cupid Knows Best
6.20  The Big Test Flashbabck
6.21  Jim's Big Surprise
6.22  Time to Retire
6.23  Bud, the Speculator
6.24  The $500 Letter
6.25  Adopted Daughter
6.26  Family Contest
6.29  Betty's Career Problem
Twenty-Four Hours in Tyrantland