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Season 5

134 :05x01 - Vine Covered Cottage

Sep/15/1958
Betty and her boyfriend are discussing the possibility of getting married but Jim and Margaret make her see that matrimony may not be as romantic as she thinks.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

135 :05x02 - Be Kind to Bud Week

Sep/22/1958
Bud wonders what's going on when Betty suddenly starts being extra nice to him.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

136 :05x03 - Kathy's Romance

Sep/29/1958
Kathy gets herself a boyfriend but he seems to be more interested in Jim than her.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

137 :05x04 - Voice From the Past

Oct/06/1958
Bud prepares to escort his school's homecoming queen.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

138 :05x05 - Frank's Family Trees

Oct/13/1958
When Betty begins wondering about her new beau's family, he tells her they are entertainers.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

139 :05x06 - Always Plan Ahead

Oct/20/1958
Jim decides to teach the Anderson children a lesson to always plan ahead.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

140 :05x07 - Second Wedding

Oct/27/1958
Betty talks her parents into going through another marriage ceremony for their anniversary.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

141 :05x08 - Bud, the Caretaker

Nov/03/1958
A friend gives Bud his car to watch over.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

142 :05x09 - Betty, the Pioneer Woman

Nov/10/1958
Betty wins a role in a play about the founding of Springfield.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

143 :05x10 - Fair Exchange

Nov/17/1958
An Indian student from Betty's college spends the weekend with the Andersons.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

144 :05x11 - Bud, the Snob

Nov/24/1958
Jim and Margaret worry that Bud is turning into a snob when he begins hanging with an elite clique.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

145 :05x12 - Margaret Wins a Car

Dec/01/1958
Margaret wins a car in a raffle and uses it to help out an orphanage.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

146 :05x13 - The Great Experiment

Dec/08/1958
Things don't exactly work out as planned when Jim attempts to get family members to expand their horizons.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

147 :05x14 - The Christmas Story

Dec/15/1958
While putting up their Christmas tree, the Anderson family recalls how they acquired it.
Guest Stars: Wallace Ford as Nick
Director: Peter Tewksbury

148 :05x15 - The Basketball Coach

Dec/22/1958
Jim gets named coach of Bud's recreation league basketball team.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

149 :05x16 - Kathy, Girl Executive

Dec/29/1958
The family puts Kathy in charge of Bud's lawn mowing company.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

150 :05x17 - The Good Samaritan

Jan/05/1959
As part of a school assignment, Bud must do a good deed. The experience turns him into a cynic.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

151 :05x18 - The Ideal Father

Jan/12/1959
The Anderson children all forget Jim's birthday.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

152 :05x19 - Big Shot Bud

Jan/19/1959
Bud wants to buy Margaret a bottle of expensive perfume for her birthday but ends up getting himself into trouble yet again.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

153 :05x20 - Hard Luck Leo

Jan/26/1959
A visitor to the Anderson home begins taking advantage of the family.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

154 :05x21 - Bud, the Campus Romeo

Feb/02/1959
Bud finds himself blacklisted by the girls at his school.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

155 :05x22 - Crisis Over a Kiss

Feb/09/1959
Bud tries to save Betty after she makes a date with a notorious campus hound.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

156 :05x23 - Kathy Grows Up

Feb/16/1959
Tired of being treated like a child, Kathy demands to be treated like an adult.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

157 :05x24 - A Man of Merit

Feb/23/1959
Jim learns that he's been nominated for an important award by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
Guest Stars: Oliver McGowan as Kramer
Director: Peter Tewksbury

158 :05x25 - Betty Makes a Choice

Mar/02/1959
Betty gets overconfident of winning the lead in her junior class college basketball because she got it the year before.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

159 :05x26 - It's a Small World

Mar/09/1959
Margaret's dilemma: attend a luncheon with her women's group or go on an important business trip with Jim.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

160 :05x27 - Two Loves Has Bud

Mar/16/1959
Bud must choose between two girls to take to his prom.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

161 :05x28 - An Extraordinary Woman

Mar/23/1959
An author on African culture is the latest visitor to the Anderson home.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

162 :05x29 - The Art of Romance

Mar/30/1959
Betty finds romance in her college art class.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

163 :05x30 - Formula for Happiness

Apr/06/1959
Jim's dreams amazingly begin coming true.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

164 :05x31 - Bud and the Debutante

Apr/13/1959
Bud tries to impress his wealthy galpal by taking her to a fancy restaurant.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

165 :05x32 - The Promised Playhouse

Apr/20/1959
Flashback to an earlier episode about Jim building a playhouse for Kathy.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

166 :05x33 - The Meanest Professor

Apr/27/1959
Bud writes an ucomplimentary article about a professor for his school newspaper.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

167 :05x34 - Live My Own Life

May/04/1959
Another flashback episode about Bud going out and trying to make good on his own.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

168 :05x35 - Bud Has A Problem

May/11/1959
Bud is doing poorly in physics and blames his academic woes on the class professor.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

169 :05x36 - The Great Anderson Mystery

May/18/1959
The Andersons decide to act out a detective story themselves when their television set goes on the fritz.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

170 :05x37 - Margaret Goes Dancing

May/25/1959
Margaret tries to get Jim to take her dancing.
Director: Peter Tewksbury

171 :05x38 - The Gold Turnip

Jun/01/1959
Bud comes to the conclusion that the only good tradition is no tradition at all.
Director: Peter Tewksbury
Warning: Father Knows Best guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 1954
Ended: May 23, 1960
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