Father Knows Best

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Original run: 3 Oct 1954 – 23 May 1960

Country of origin: US

Genre: Comedy, Family

Network: CBS US

Watched by: 19 of 707 082 0%

Total running time: 3 days 3 hours 56 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.4 of 10 1 941

MyShows rating: 2.2 of 5 5


Father Knows Best portrayed a family that was surprising similar to real people. The parents managed to ride through almost any family situation without violent injury to their dignity, and the three Anderson youngsters were presented as decently behaved children who respected and loved their parents. A newspaper critic at the time wrote that "Jim Anderson may be the first intelligent father permitted on TV since they invented the thing".

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