perhaps the quintessentially comforting "50s sitcom, around the Anderson family---rock-steady Jim, cautious wife Margaret, and also their youngsters Betty, Bud and also Kathy---in the Midwestern city of Springfield. The series was adjusted from a radio program, also starring Robert Young, that started in 1949. When CBS canceled the show in 1955, pan protests brought about NBC choose it up and nurturing it into a hit. In fact, repeats aired in element time for three years after ~ the manufacturing of the last original episode.




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Episode 1

Bud Takes increase the Dance

Sun, Oct 3, 1954 30 mins

Bud nervously prepares for his first dance. Robert Young, jane Wyatt.



Episode 2

Lesson in Citizenship

Sun, Oct 10, 1954 30 mins

Jim"s class in citizenship backfires. Robert Young, jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue.



Episode 3

The motor Scooter

Sun, Oct 17, 1954 30 mins

Margaret makes Jim return the engine scooter he bought because that Bud. Robert Young, mrs Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.



Episode 4

Football Tickets

Sun, Oct 24, 1954 30 mins

The youngsters vie because that Jim"s extra ticket to the football game. Robert Young, mrs Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Bill: James Dobson.



Episode 5

Live My very own Life

Sun, Oct 31, 1954 30 mins

Bud becomes homesick after moving into his own apartment. Robert Young, Billy Gray, jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Lauren Chapin.



Episode 6

Grandpa Jim"s Rejuvenation

Sun, Nov 7, 1954 30 mins

Jim begins to feel---and act---like one old man. Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 7

Bud"s Encounter with the Law

Sun, Nov 14, 1954 30 mins

Bud tries determining why he"s been summoned by the police. Robert Young, Billy Gray, jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Lauren Chapin. Trumble: william Fawcett.


Episode 8

Thanksgiving Day

Sun, Nov 21, 1954 30 mins

Kathy is crushed once she overhears Jim"s an unfavorable opinion of she poem. Robert Young, woman Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray.


Episode 9

Second Honeymoon

Sun, Nov 28, 1954 30 mins

Jim and also Margaret embark on a second honeymoon. Robert Young, mrs Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 10

Typical Father

Sun, Dec 5, 1954 30 mins

Jim fears that Betty and also her boyfriend arrangement to elope. Robert Young, jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 11

Margaret go Dancing

Sun, Dec 12, 1954 30 mins

Margaret indications up for dancing lessons. Robert Young, jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 12

The Christmas Story

Sun, Dec 19, 1954 30 mins

The Andersons set out to chop down their own Christmas tree. Nick: Wallace Ford. Robert Young, jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 13

Sparrow in the Window

Sun, Dec 26, 1954 30 mins

The Andersons sanctuary a sparrow from the rain. Robert Young, woman Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 14

Boys" Week

Sun, jan 2, 1955 30 mins

Boys" Week referee Bud Anderson deals with a traffic offender---Jim. Robert Young, jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Elinor Donahue.


Episode 15

A friend of Old George"s

Sun, jan 9, 1955 30 mins

The family is confused by a visit from a man no one seems to know. Lyle: Parley Baer. Robert Young, woman Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 16

Bud, the Snob

Sun, jan 16, 1955 30 mins

Bud tries to overcome his shyness with girls. Robert Young, woman Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 17

The Promised Playhouse

Sun, january 23, 1955 30 mins

Jim recalls the time he promised Kathy a playhouse. Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Davis: Robert Foulk.


Episode 18

Jim, the Farmer

Sun, january 30, 1955 30 mins

Jim launches a back-to-nature campaign. Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 19

Father of the Year

Sun, Feb 6, 1955 30 mins

The children enter Jim in a father of the Year contest. Robert Young, mrs Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.


Episode 20

The Mink Coat

Sun, Feb 13, 1955 30 mins

~ lecturing the family members on economy, Jim buys Margaret a mink coat. Robert Young, mrs Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Myrtle: Vivi Janiss.


Episode 21

The Matchmaker

Sun, Feb 20, 1955 30 mins

Margaret plays Cupid for her shy cousin Louise. Robert Young, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Louise: Lyn Guild. Tom: wilhelm Hudson.


Episode 22

Bud, the Bridesmaid

Sun, Feb 27, 1955 30 mins

Margaret tries to reconcile an involved couple. Robert Young, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Louise: Lyn Guild. Tom: william Hudson.


Episode 23

Proud Father

Sun, Mar 6, 1955 30 mins

Jim tries raising his children"s self-confidence. Woman Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Roger: john Gallaudet. Beanie: Tom Mann.


Episode 24

Father delivers the Papers

Sun, Mar 13, 1955 30 mins

Jim takes end ailing Bud"s document route. Mrs. Collins: Dabbs Greer. Mrs Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray.




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Episode 25

No Partiality

Sun, Mar 20, 1955 30 mins

Kathy rebels versus hand-me-down clothes. Robert Young, mrs Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. Howard: Norman Ollestad.


Episode 26

Close Decision

Sun, Mar 27, 1955 30 mins

Jim provides Bud a lesson in responsibility. Woman Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Lauren Chapin. Joe: Gary Pagett.