History Series / FatherKnowsBest

19th Jan '16 9:19:42 AM spirasen
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''Father Knows Best'' was the stereotypical 1950s DomCom TV show about the average American home with 2.5 children.

RobertYoung played Jim Anderson, an insurance agent; Jane Wyatt (who would later go on to play Spock's mother Amanda in the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'') was Jim's wife, Margaret; Billy Gray played Bud, the wisecracking teenager son; Elinor Donahue as the typical teenager daughter, Betty; and Lauren Chapin as the youngest girl, Kathy (nicknamed "Kitten").

The story revolved around the various issues the family got involved in. It is also noteworthy for being a complete subversion of the trope it supposedly represents. The radio show it was based on (and which featured a completely different cast apart from Young) wasn't ''FatherKnowsBest'' but ''Father Knows Best?'' Note the question mark. And in the TV series the mom, just like today's sitcoms, [[WomenAreWiser often got the better of her husband and son]]. In the radio show she was definitely closer-to-Earth.

This is the show that put Robert Young onto the map as a famous actor, long before his portrayal as a doctor and the title character in MarcusWelby.

Since the show was made during the 1950s, it never dealt with anything controversial.

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''Father Knows Best'' was the stereotypical 1950s 1950's DomCom TV show about the average American home with 2.5 children.

RobertYoung Robert Young played Jim Anderson, an insurance agent; Jane Wyatt (who would later go on to play Spock's mother Amanda in the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'') was Jim's wife, Margaret; Billy Gray played Bud, the wisecracking teenager son; Elinor Donahue as the typical teenager daughter, Betty; and Lauren Chapin as the youngest girl, Kathy (nicknamed "Kitten").

"Kitten.")

The story revolved around the various issues the family got involved in. It is also noteworthy for being a complete subversion of the trope it supposedly represents. The radio show it was based on (and which featured a completely different cast apart from Young) wasn't ''FatherKnowsBest'' ''Series/FatherKnowsBest'' but ''Father Knows Best?'' Note the question mark. And in the TV series the mom, just like today's sitcoms, [[WomenAreWiser often got the better of her husband and son]]. In the radio show she was definitely closer-to-Earth.

closer-to-Earth.

This is the show that put Robert Young onto the map as a famous actor, long before his portrayal as a doctor and the title character in MarcusWelby.

Marcus Welby.

Since the show was made during the 1950s, 1950's, it never dealt with anything controversial.



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6th Oct '15 6:41:12 PM KoopaKid17
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* GirlOfTheWeek: Boy version. On the radio show, Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes.



* StandardFiftiesFather" The TropeNamer.
* {{Uncancelled}} ''Father Knows Best'' was officially cancelled after its first season on Creator/{{CBS}}. Creator/{{NBC}} picked it up and had a healthy run.
* GirlOfTheWeek: Boy version. On the radio show, Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes.

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* StandardFiftiesFather" StandardFiftiesFather: The TropeNamer.
* {{Uncancelled}} ''Father Knows Best'' was officially cancelled after its first season on Creator/{{CBS}}. Creator/{{NBC}} picked it up and had a healthy run.
* GirlOfTheWeek: Boy version. On the radio show, Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes.
TropeNamer.
6th Oct '15 6:40:01 PM KoopaKid17
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* StandardFiftiesFather

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* StandardFiftiesFatherStandardFiftiesFather" The TropeNamer.
14th Feb '15 5:50:31 PM Market43Fan
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* ChannelHop: From Creator/{{CBS}} to Creator/{{NBC}}.
21st Jan '15 10:28:27 PM Elusivehawk
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''Father Knows Best'' was the stereotypical 1950s DomCom TV show about the Average American Home with 2.5 children.

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''Father Knows Best'' was the stereotypical 1950s DomCom TV show about the Average average American Home home with 2.5 children.
25th Mar '14 11:08:56 AM myomy
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* GirlOfTheWeek: Boy version. Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes when it was on the radio.

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* GirlOfTheWeek: Boy version. On the radio show, Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes when it was on the radio.episodes.
25th Mar '14 11:08:06 AM myomy
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* GirlOfTheWeek: Boy version. Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes.

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* GirlOfTheWeek: Boy version. Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes. episodes when it was on the radio.
25th Mar '14 11:07:02 AM myomy
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* Girloftheweek: Boy version. Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes.

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* Girloftheweek: GirlOfTheWeek: Boy version. Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes.
25th Mar '14 11:06:41 AM myomy
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*Girloftheweek: Boy version. Betty seems to have a new boyfriend or love interest every couple of episodes.
22nd Oct '13 5:49:14 PM Tuckerscreator
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The story revolved around the various issues the family got involved in. It is also noteworthy for being a complete subversion of the trope it supposedly represents. The radio show it was based on (and which featured a completely different cast apart from Young) wasn't ''FatherKnowsBest'' but ''Father Knows Best?'' Note the question mark. And in the TV series the mom, just like today's sitcoms, often got the better of her husband and son. In the radio show she was definitely closer-to-Earth.

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The story revolved around the various issues the family got involved in. It is also noteworthy for being a complete subversion of the trope it supposedly represents. The radio show it was based on (and which featured a completely different cast apart from Young) wasn't ''FatherKnowsBest'' but ''Father Knows Best?'' Note the question mark. And in the TV series the mom, just like today's sitcoms, [[WomenAreWiser often got the better of her husband and son.son]]. In the radio show she was definitely closer-to-Earth.
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