Father Knows Best: Season 6, Episode 30

Bud Lives It Up (9 May 1960)

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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.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Billy Gray ...
Lauren Chapin ...
Cynthia O'Neal ...
Nancy Milbrook (as Cynthia Baxter)
Bob Newkirk ...
Ed Newell
Skip Young ...
George Allison
Barry McGuire ...
Frank Benson
Paul Sullivan ...
Norman Miller


Determined to get to Chicago and renew his acquaintance with attractive Nancy Millbrook, Bud is able to join the University debating team just in time for a trip to the Windy City. After learning that he can simply sign for his hotel expenses while representing the University, he asks Nancy to join him at the hotel's upscale restaurant and nightspot. The extravagant date results in a total bill in excess of $185. The University denies payment and Bud is unceremoniously advised that he will likely be expelled unless he is able to find a way to pay the bill himself. Written by Sam Spear

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Comedy | Family




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9 May 1960 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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$185 in 1960 had the same purchasing power as $1,340 in 2009. See more »


In the final scene, Bud and his father are in the driveway talking to each other. The white handkerchief in Father's suit breast pocket shifts back and forth several times from being buried deep in the pocket to being well-protruded from the pocket. See more »

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