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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.

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  • Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations.
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  Jim Anderson / ... (201 episodes, 1954-1960)
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  Margaret Anderson / ... (200 episodes, 1954-1960)
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  Bud Anderson / ... (200 episodes, 1954-1960)
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  Kathy Anderson / ... (200 episodes, 1954-1960)
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  Betty Anderson / ... (197 episodes, 1954-1960)
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  Kippy / ... (21 episodes, 1956-1959)
Jimmy Bates ...
  Claude / ... (21 episodes, 1955-1959)
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  Miss Thomas / ... (18 episodes, 1954-1960)
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  Dotty / ... (14 episodes, 1956-1960)
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  Myrtle Davis / ... (13 episodes, 1954-1959)
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  Ed Davis (7 episodes, 1954-1959)
Robert Chapman ...
  Ralph (6 episodes, 1958)
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  Fronk / ... (5 episodes, 1957-1960)
Peter Heisser ...
  Joe Phillips (6 episodes, 1955-1959)
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  Mr. Armstead / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1959)
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  Joyce / ... (4 episodes, 1959)
Bart Patton ...
  Freddy / ... (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
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  Virg. Carlson / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Tina Thompson ...
  Patty Davis / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1960)
Leon Tyler ...
  Dotty's Date At Campus Cellar / ... (4 episodes, 1954-1958)
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  Patty / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1960)
Beverly Long ...
  Grace / ... (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
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  Burgess / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1958)
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  Ray (3 episodes, 1958)
Robert Lynn ...
  Reverend Swain / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Barbara Wooddell ...
  Mrs. Tyler / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1959)
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  Bookstacker in library / ... (3 episodes, 1956)
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  Mr. Trumble / ... (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Tamar Cooper ...
  Elvia Horsen / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
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  Louise (2 episodes, 1955)
James Todd ...
  Judge Mitchell / ... (2 episodes, 1955)
Parker Fennelly ...
  Charlie / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1959)
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  Doyle Hobbs (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
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  Coach Harper / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
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  Diane / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Claire Meade ...
  Mrs. Lanson / ... (2 episodes, 1954-1958)
Susan Odin ...
  Bernice / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1958)
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  Dr. Conrad (2 episodes, 1955)
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  Tom (2 episodes, 1955)
Michael A. Monahan ...
  Bob / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1960)
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  Miss Woodruff / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
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  Earl / ... (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Oliver McGowan ...
  Louis Kramer / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Harold Lloyd Jr. ...
  Joel (2 episodes, 1958)
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  Hanno / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
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  Mrs. Huntington / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
Lenore Kingston ...
  Emily Vale / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Lynn Alden ...
  Joyce / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
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  Hal Berdahl / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Janet Lee Parker ...
  Alice Yates / ... (2 episodes, 1957-1958)

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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need advice on anything at all, they can always turn to their father, because father knows best. Written by Dylan Self

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Also Known As
  • I Told You So (United States)
  • Papa a raison (France)
  • Vater ist der Beste (Germany)
  • Papá lo sabe todo (Spain)
  • Isä tietää kaiken (Finland)
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  • 30 min
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Trivia The Andersons' kitchen actually had working appliances. They were used to make coffee and pastries for cast and crew members when they reported for work in the mornings. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Irreconcilable Differences (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Waiting See more »
Quotes Bud Anderson: You've been around so long and seen so much and done so much, and still manage to look so good.
Jim Anderson: Thanks a lot!
Bud Anderson: I think you look real young. Honest. Younger than Joe Phillips' dad, younger than Claude Mesner's uncle, why even younger than...
Jim Anderson: Bud, before you have me back in kindergarten, see who's at the door, will you?
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