Father Knows Best Radio Shows


(4.6 stars; 12 reviews)

Father Knows Best was radio show during the 1950s and 1960s. It portrayed an idealized vision of middle-class American life of the era. A total of 203 episodes were produced until it made a debut on television in 1962. More Father Knows Best Shows"


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

Audition Show (1948.12.20) 30:06
FreeOTRShows.com - Elusive Card Game, The (1950.01.12) 29:24
FreeOTRShows.com - An Uncontrolled Dog (1950.05.04) 29:30
FreeOTRShows.com - Golf Challenge, The (1950.05.11) 29:30
FreeOTRShows.com - Superstitious Folk (1950.05.25) 29:31
FreeOTRShows.com - Time for a New Car (1950.06.08) 29:31
FreeOTRShows.com - New Housekeeper, A (1950.06.22) 29:33
FreeOTRShows.com - New Arrangements (1950.06.29) 29:34
FreeOTRShows.com - Vacation Arrives (1950.07.06) 29:43
FreeOTRShows.com - An Efficient House (1950.09.07) 29:37
FreeOTRShows.com - Family Car Stolen (1950.09.14) 29:37
FreeOTRShows.com - Who Has the Time (1950.09.21) 29:46
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FreeOTRShows.com - Family Spending (1950.10.05) 29:33
FreeOTRShows.com - Skunk Must Go, The (1950.10.12) 29:37
FreeOTRShows.com - Spooky Cemetery, A (1950.10.26) 29:32
FreeOTRShows.com - Too Many Problems (1950.11.02) 29:21
FreeOTRShows.com - Bad Barbecue (1950.11.09) 29:36
FreeOTRShows.com - Enterprising Kids (1950.11.16) 29:30
FreeOTRShows.com - Thanksgiving Show (1950.11.23) 29:47
FreeOTRShows.com - French Teacher, A (1950.12.07) 29:39
FreeOTRShows.com - Father Becomes Ill (1950.12.14) 29:39
FreeOTRShows.com - Christmas Program (1950.12.21) 29:33
FreeOTRShows.com - Party Preparations (1950.12.28) 29:39
FreeOTRShows.com - Taking on City Hall (1951.01.04) 29:38
FreeOTRShows.com - Missing Furniture (1951.01.11) 29:28
FreeOTRShows.com - Recreation Woes (1951.01.18) 29:23
FreeOTRShows.com - Sound Matchmaker (1951.01.25) 29:21
FreeOTRShows.com - Ranch Inheritance (1951.02.01) 29:19
FreeOTRShows.com - Discussion Of Diet, A (1951.09.20) 29:35
FreeOTRShows.com - Smooth Household (1952.05.15) 28:40
FreeOTRShows.com - Watching the Dog (1952.09.11) 29:34
FreeOTRShows.com - Weekend Activity (1952.09.18) 29:19
FreeOTRShows.com - Women Work (1952.09.25) 29:59
FreeOTRShows.com - Betty and the Crooner (1952.10.09) 29:49
FreeOTRShows.com - Bud Quits School (1952.10.16) 29:48
FreeOTRShows.com - Carnival in Town, A (1952.10.30) 29:32
FreeOTRShows.com - Boy Next Door, The (1953.01.15) 29:52
FreeOTRShows.com - Bud Likes Girls (1953.01.29) 29:48
FreeOTRShows.com - Aunt Thelma Visits (1953.02.05) 29:36
FreeOTRShows.com - Babysitter Misery (1953.02.12) 27:32
FreeOTRShows.com - Family Getaway (1953.04.16) 29:38
FreeOTRShows.com - Old Father Time (1953.04.23) 29:30
FreeOTRShows.com - Springtime Woes (1953.04.30) 29:42
FreeOTRShows.com - Good Old Days, The (1953.05.07) 29:37
FreeOTRShows.com - Sophisticated Bud (1953.05.14) 29:36
FreeOTRShows.com - Paper Drive (1953.05.21) 29:30
FreeOTRShows.com - Remembering Names (1953.09.10) 29:41
FreeOTRShows.com - Big Inheritance (1953.09.17) 29:43
FreeOTRShows.com - Mind Your Manners (1953.09.24) 29:53
FreeOTRShows.com - Date Mix-Up, A (1953.10.01) 29:58
FreeOTRShows.com - Value of Money, The (1953.10.08) 29:56
FreeOTRShows.com - Life of the Party (1953.10.15) 29:55
Too Many Peanuts (1953.10.22) 29:53
Halloween Blues (1953.10.29) 29:51
Moving to Chicago (1953.11.05) 29:52
FreeOTRShows.com - Thanksgiving Dinner (1953.11.26) 29:37
FreeOTRShows.com - Taking Pictures (1954.01.07) 29:19
FreeOTRShows.com - Unusual Bet (1954.01.14) 29:18
FreeOTRShows.com - Mink Coat Woes (1954.01.21) 29:23
FreeOTRShows.com - Trash Can Lids (1954.01.28) 29:18
FreeOTRShows.com - Telephone Mix-Up, The (1954.02.04) 29:15
FreeOTRShows.com - Check Writing (1954.02.25) 29:10
FreeOTRShows.com - False Elopement (1954.03.01) 29:18
FreeOTRShows.com - Spring Cleaning (1954.03.04) 29:16
FreeOTRShows.com - 29:24
FreeOTRShows.com - Rainy Day Activity (1954.03.25) 29:23

Reviews

You might care to know . . .

(3 stars)

. . . that the radio version of Father Knows Best expired in 1953 while the television version was produced from 1954 through 1963. Research and accuracy are our friends. That said, there's something to be said for the radio show being much more of a genuine comedy than the television show, which was probably slightly more a light drama than a full comedy. And it's a kick hearing a slightly different Jim Anderson than would become familiar on television---on radio, he was a little addlepated and a little bit more of a dunderhead. Not to mention hearing the future Wilma Flintsone (Jean Vander Pyl) as the second Margaret Anderson on radio.

Good collection

(4 stars)

Father Knows best ran from August of 1949 until March of 1954 on the NBC radio Network

Pure delight!

(5 stars)

Robert Young is a national treasure. He elevates the cute and corny scripts into sublime delights.

The elusive card game

(5 stars)

In every family there are special days,

Who has the time?

(5 stars)

I've had this conversation! Great show!