Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
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Lesson in Citizenship 

Jim Anderson, dismayed at his children's laziness, lectures them in the importance of good citizenship and cheerful volunteering. When each of them later heed his advice and try to do their... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Tewksbury

Writers:

Ed James (characters), Paul West

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Young ... Jim Anderson
Jane Wyatt ... Margaret Anderson
Elinor Donahue ... Betty Anderson
Billy Gray ... Bud Anderson
Lauren Chapin ... Kathy Anderson
Eddy Waller ... Will Potter
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Storyline

Jim Anderson, dismayed at his children's laziness, lectures them in the importance of good citizenship and cheerful volunteering. When each of them later heed his advice and try to do their part in the community, their efforts end up complicating his own life in unexpected ways. Written by Tim Hatcher

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1954 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Betty walks into the kitchen all dressed up for her appearance on the witness stand. Her brother Bud calls her "Tallulah." This is an allusion to the famous stage and movie actress Tallulah Bankhead. See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Folks At Home
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
played at the banquet
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