Written by freelance writer Ed James, Father Knows Best was a radio and television comedy series aired from the 1950's to 1960's. It featured the story of middle class American family, most especially of the family's head Jim Anderson (who was originally known as Jim Henderson based on James' audition disc), which was played by Robert Young.
The radio version started on August 25, 1949 on NBC Radio. Apart from Young, the series also starred June Whitley (and later Jean Vander Pyl) as his wife Margaret, along with Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, and Norma Jean Nillson as their kids Betty, Bud, and Kathy.
With General Foods as the main sponsor, Father Knows Best was heard every Thursday evenings until its last episode on November 19, 1953. On 2008, the series had its film adaptation, which starred Tim Allen. Click here to read more about Father Knows Best
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 115 old time radio episodes:
|01.12.1950||father knows best (021) elusive card game||
+ Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee ("Robert Young Good Driver's Club"). The day father received th...
|05.04.1950||father knows best (037) an uncontrolled dog||
+ Starring Robert Young. A decade or so before the turn of the twentieth century the city editor of ...
|05.11.1950||father knows best (038) the golf challenge||
+ Starring Robert Young. Betty needs a new dress for $17 but when Bud and Kathy break the garage win...
|05.18.1950||father knows best (039) betty's screen test||
+ To be or not to be that is quite a question, whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings...
|05.25.1950||father knows best (040) superstitious folk||
+ Starring Robert Young. In Springfield in the white-framed house on Maple Street Jim is packing for...
|06.08.1950||father knows best (041) time for a new car||
+ Starring Robert Young. Betty declares that their car is a wreck, but Jim declares that it’s good...
|06.15.1950||father knows best (042) father's day trip||
+ Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. A Father's Day program. A fishing outing with the entire famil...
|06.22.1950||father knows best (043) a new housekeeper||
+ Starring Robert Young. In every household there are two kinds of husband, 1) the one who takes abs...
|06.29.1950||father knows best (044) new arrangements||
+ Starring Robert Young. Jim arrives home in a good mood after selling half a million dollars worth ...
|07.06.1950||father knows best (045) vacation arrives||
+ Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. Where will the Andersons go on their vacation? This is not an...
|09.07.1950||father knows best (046) an efficient house||
+ Starring Robert Young. The Anderson Kids are all down in the dumps at the thought of going back to...
|09.14.1950||father knows best (047) family car stolen|
|09.21.1950||father knows best (048) who has the time||
+ Starring Robert Young. It’s the time of year when the clocks go back, or is that forward? Jim ha...
|09.28.1950||father knows best (049) the new girlfriend||
+ Slap a Bunch of poets together and at least one thing bound to emerge is a new definition of love....
|10.05.1950||father knows best (050) family spending||
+ Jim is surprised to find that Margaret has bought a subscription of The Poultry Breeders Bulletin ...
|10.12.1950||father knows best (051) the skunk must go||
+ It’s just short of dinnertime in the Anderson home and Jim has just arrived home to a wonderful ...
|10.26.1950||father knows best (053) a spooky cemetery||
+ Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Post Wheat Meal. A Halloween story. The Anderson family runs ...
|11.02.1950||father knows best (054) too many problems||
+ In every week there are seven days in every day there are 24 hours in every hour there are 60 minu...
|11.09.1950||father knows best (055) the bad bar be cue|
|11.16.1950||father knows best (056) enterprising kids||
+ Bud wants $2 for some flashing socks and a hat, Betty wants $8 for a dress. Jim suggests that if t...
|11.23.1950||father knows best (057) happy thanksgiving||
+ Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Post Wheat Meal. Thanksgiving without the kids is not much of...
|12.07.1950||father knows best (059) a french teacher|
|12.14.1950||father knows best (060) father becomes ill|
|12.21.1950||father knows best (061) christmas program||
+ Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee. A Christmas fable about Hans Christian Anderson and his many ...
|12.28.1950||father knows best (062) party preparations||
+ Sponsored by: Maxwell House Coffee, Post Wheat Meal (Hopalong's favorite cereal). The Andersons a...