History Series / FatherKnowsBest

3rd Jun '18 10:11:02 AM Mdumas43073
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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.")

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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 appeared as the typical teenager daughter, Betty; and Lauren Chapin as the youngest girl, Kathy (nicknamed "Kitten.")
3rd Jun '18 10:10:32 AM Mdumas43073
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''Father Knows Best'' was the stereotypical 1950's DomCom TV show about [[NuclearFamily the average American home with 2.5 children]].

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''Father Knows Best'' was the stereotypical 1950's 1950s DomCom TV show about [[NuclearFamily the average American home with 2.5 children]].
children]]. It aired from 1954 to 1960, [[ChannelHop channel-hopping]] from Creator/{{CBS}} to Creator/{{NBC}} and then back to CBS again during its run.



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 Series/MarcusWelbyMD.

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

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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 Series/MarcusWelbyMD.

''Series/MarcusWelbyMD''.

Since the show was made during the 1950's, 1950s, it never dealt with anything controversial.
1st Jun '18 10:09:52 AM snichols1973
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: At the end of "Father Delivers the Papers", when an elderly neighbor mistakes Margaret for his daughter, Ruthie:
-->'''Old Man''' [''to Margaret, who he mistakes for his daughter'']: Do what your papa says, your papa knows best.\\
'''Jim''': "Papa knows best"? Now what in the world ever put a fool idea like that in his head?


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* TitleDrop: In "Father Delivers the Papers", when Jim takes over an injured Bud's paper route and learns how hard it actually is, Margaret is seated on an elderly neighbor's front porch, and he mistakes her for his daughter Ruthie:
-->'''Old Man''' [''from inside the house'']: Is that you, Ruthie? Ruthie, are you out there with that rattle-brained harum scarum again?\\
'''Margaret''' [''jokingly'']: Yes, I am.\\
'''Jim''': I beg your pardon?\\
'''Old Man''': well, send him on his way and come in here. This is no night for you to be sitting outdoors. Do what your papa says; ''your papa knows best''.\\
'''Jim''': [[BreakingTheFourthWall "Papa knows best?"]] Now what in the world ever put a fool idea like that in his head?
2nd May '18 6:03:41 AM WillyFourEyes
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''Father Knows Best'' was the stereotypical 1950's DomCom TV show about the average American home with 2.5 children.

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''Father Knows Best'' was the stereotypical 1950's DomCom TV show about [[NuclearFamily the average American home with 2.5 children.
children]].
26th Mar '18 6:42:30 PM snichols1973
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----* TheFifties: The show's 6-year run from 1954 to 1960 in suburban Springfield.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Kathy, who tended to get into playful brawls with neighborhood boys, and Betty, who almost always wears dresses when attending high school and college later on.
26th Mar '18 6:28:25 PM snichols1973
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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 Marcus Welby.

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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 Marcus Welby.
Series/MarcusWelbyMD.
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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!!This !! This Work Contains These Tropes:
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}}.
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