Father Knows Best 111 Eps


(4.8 stars; 35 reviews)

(111 Episodes) "Father Knows Best," with Robert Young as father, is an Old Time Radio Situation Comedy, broadcast during the early to mid 1950s. Depicting the 'typical American' household, the radio show had a strong following and it went on very (I might add) successfully to television, becoming as popular as a 1950s and 1960s B/W TV sitcom, as was its radio counterpart! (NBC & CBS) Primarily sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee.... "Your father thinks it's the best (coffee), and ....Father Knows Best!!" Enjoy! OTR * def gp ddh


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

FKB 1948-12-20 #000 (Pilot) Father Knows Best 30:46
FKB 1950-01-12 #021 The Elusive Card Game 29:15
FKB 1950-05-04 #037 An Uncontrolled Dog 29:20
FKB 1950-05-11 #038 The Golf Challenge 13:17
FKB 1950-05-18 #039 Betty's Screen Test 29:24
FKB 1950-05-25 #040 Superstitious Folk 29:22
FKB 1950-06-08 #041 Time For A New Car 29:21
FKB 1950-06-15 #042 Picnic For Fathers' Day (Trip) 58:55
FKB 1950-06-22 #043 A New Housekeeper 29:29
FKB 1950-06-29 #044 The New Arrangements 29:30
FKB 1950-07-06 #045 Vacation Arrives 29:34
FKB 1950-09-07 #046 An Efficient House 29:37
FKB 1950-09-14 #047 Family Car Stolen 29:28
FKB 1950-09-21 #048 Who Has The Time 29:36
FKB 1950-09-28 #049 The New Girl Friend 29:35
FKB 1950-10-05 #050 Family Spending 29:21
FKB 1950-10-12 #051 The Skunk Must Go 29:32
FKB 1950-10-26 #053 A Spooky Cemetary 29:22
FKB 1950-11-02 #054 Too Many Problems 29:18
FKB 1950-11-09 #055 The Bad Barbecue 29:26
FKB 1950-11-16 #056 Enterprising Kids 29:30
FKB 1950-11-23 #057 Happy Thanksgiving 29:47
FKB 1950-12-07 #059 A French Teacher 29:39
FKB 1950-12-14 #060 Father Becomes Ill 29:39
FKB 1950-12-21 #061 Christmas Program 29:33
FKB 1950-12-28 #062 Party Preparations 29:39
FKB 1950s (02 Episodes) 1:06:40
FKB 1951-01-04 #063 Taking on City Hall 29:38
FKB 1951-01-11 #064 Missing Furniture 29:28
FKB 1951-01-18 #065 Recreation Woes 29:23
FKB 1951-01-25 #066 Sound Matchmaking 29:21
FKB 1951-02-01 #067 Arizona Ranch Inheritance 29:19
FKB 1951-02-08 #068 What Was His Name 28:30
FKB 1951-02-15 #069 Orchid for a Lady 28:25
FKB 1951-02-22 #070 Always Tell Truth 29:59
FKB 1951-03-01 #071 Rehearsing a Play 30:13
FKB 1951-03-15 #073 Tax Interruptions 28:56
FKB 1951-03-22 #074 Helping out the Boss 29:18
FKB 1951-03-29 #075 Both Bosses Visit 29:08
FKB 1951-04-05 #076 It Pays to Borrow 30:54
FKB 1951-04-12 #077 Carrot Costume Party 30:10
FKB 1951-04-19 #078 Anniversary Secret 31:02
FKB 1951-04-26 #079 Aunt Martha Visits 30:11
FKB 1951-05-03 #080 A Missing Salesman 30:42
FKB 1951-05-10 #081 Junk Around House 29:56
FKB 1951-05-17 #082 Locked out of House 30:33
FKB 1951-05-24 #083 Anniversary Event 30:10
FKB 1951-05-31 #084 Going to New York 30:37
FKB 1951-06-14 #085 Father's Day Picnic 29:28
FKB 1951-06-21 #086 Mother Drives a Car 29:56
FKB 1951-06-28 #087 Wedding Preparation 28:46
FKB 1951-07-05 #088 Meaning of Freedom 30:13
FKB 1951-09-20 #089 Diet Discussion 29:35
FKB 1951-11-01 #095 The Tie 29:26
FKB 1952-04-17 #119 New Washing Machine 28:31
FKB 1952-05-15 #123 Self Reliance (Smooth Household) 28:40
FKB 1952-09-11 #132 Watching the Dog 29:34
FKB 1952-09-18 #133 Weekend Activity 29:19
FKB 1952-09-25 #134 Should Women Work 29:59
FKB 1952-10-09 #135 Betty & the Crooner 29:49
FKB 1952-10-16 #136 Bud Quits School 29:48
FKB 1952-10-30 #138 Carnival in Town 29:32
FKB 1952-11-06 #139 Selling the House 29:44
FKB 1952-11-13 #140 The Missing Pipes 30:19
FKB 1952-11-20 #141 The Phantom Prowler 29:48
FKB 1952-12-11 #144 A Worried Waitress 30:21
FKB 1952-12-18 #145 The Kids Revolt 30:03
FKB 1952-12-25 #146 Shared Christmas Gifts 24:34
FKB 1953-01-15 #149 The Boy Next Door 29:52
FKB 1953-01-29 #151 Bud Likes Girls 29:48
FKB 1953-02-05 #152 Aunt Thelma Visits 29:26
FKB 1953-02-12 #153 Babysitter Misery 27:32
FKB 1953-02-19 #154 Modernizing the Home 29:27
FKB 1953-02-26 #155 Banged up Fender 29:25
FKB 1953-03-05 #156 Overdue Vacation 29:38
FKB 1953-03-12 #157 To Build a Brick Wall 29:45
FKB 1953-03-19 #158 The Missing Wedding Ring 28:40
FKB 1953-03-26 #159 Uninsured Robin 28:47
FKB 1953-04-02 #160 Bud's Panama Cat Business Venture 28:48
FKB 1953-04-09 #161 How to Face Problems 28:45
FKB 1953-04-16 #162 Family Getaway-Beaver Falls 29:38
FKB 1953-04-23 #163 Old Father Time 29:20
FKB 1953-04-30 #164 Springtime Woes 29:32
FKB 1953-05-07 #165 The Good Old Days 29:28
FKB 1953-05-14 #166 Sophisticated Bud 29:26
FKB 1953-05-21 #167 Paper Drive Management 29:20
FKB 1953-09-10 #168 Remembering Names 29:32
FKB 1953-09-17 #169 The Big Inheritance 29:34
FKB 1953-09-24 #170 Mind Your Manners 29:43
FKB 1953-10-01 #171 Date Mix-Up w Leonard Ralph Betty 29:48
FKB 1953-10-08 #172 Value of Money 29:46
FKB 1953-10-15 #173 Life Of The Party 29:45
FKB 1953-10-22 #174 Too Many Peanuts 29:43
FKB 1953-10-29 #175 Halloween Blues 29:41
FKB 1953-11-12 #177 Betty's Engagement 29:54
FKB 1953-11-19 #178 Missing Uncle 30:16
FKB 1953-11-26 #179 Thanksgiving Dinner 29:27
FKB 1953-12-03 #180 Too Many Rabbits 29:24
FKB 1953-12-24 #183 Christmas Program 29:22
FKB 1953-12-31 #184 New Year's Sitter 29:03
FKB 1954-01-07 #185 Taking Pictures 29:09
FKB 1954-01-14 #186 An Unusual Bet 29:08
FKB 1954-01-21 #187 The Mink Coat Woes 29:13
FKB 1954-01-28 #188 Trash Can Lids 29:08
FKB 1954-02-04 #189 The Telephone Mix-Up 29:06
FKB 1954-02-18 #191 Betty's Freedom 29:02
FKB 1954-02-25 #192 Check Writing 29:01
FKB 1954-03-04 #193 Spring Cleaning 29:07
FKB 1954-03-11 #194 False Elopement 29:08
FKB 1954-03-18 #195 Income Tax Mix-Up 29:15
FKB 1954-03-25 #196 Rainy Day Activity 29:13

Reviews

radio was never the same

(5 stars)

radio of yesterday so much more entertaining than what is broadcast now. even the commercials were better. right now i have #139 playing and noticed the commercial for caffeine free coffee is has the name of the coffee muted each time the announcer says it? why? seems silly to me :o( i think the commercials are just as important as the story.

jackbenny12003 - One-Episode Zip File Solution

(0 stars)

Hello, Mr. Benny, a great honour to meet you sir. Here's a work-around for the problem of the short zip file: In the address bar at the top of your browser, when on this page, it reads: 'archive.org/details/FatherKnowsBest45Episodes' Replace the word 'details' in the URL with the word 'compress', so that it reads: 'archive.org/compress/FatherKnowsBest45Episodes' Now hit the enter key, and you will be able to download a 781Mb zip file of the entire page. Besides the mp3s, you will also have some xml files and other little page-related items in the zip file; those can just be deleted. I hope this helped, and give my love to Mary, Rochester, Dennis, and Phil. Heaven must have an amazing radio station.

My children's bedtime stories

(5 stars)

A year ago I introduced my 4 and 5 year old (then 3 and 4) to old time radio shows. "Father Knows Best" is their favorite and there isn't a night that goes by that we don't play it at bedtime We even listen to the Christmas Program episode on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thank you!!

Robert Young Did Well As "Father Knows Best"

(5 stars)

This episode had good audio clarity which made it an extra pleasure to listen to this fine program. I was an original listener when the radio series started - 1949 - and later, after we obtained a television set in April 1957, continued make it part of our life.

ZIP File has only one episode

(5 stars)

Thanks so much for uploading so many great show! I noticed when I tried to download the zip file for this it only has one episode though. Is there another way to get the whole set? I also noticed this issue on your My Friend Irma page too. Thanks again. :)

Father Knows Best

(5 stars)

This is a great show. It's funny and it portrays an average American household in the 1950's. They sponsered Post, Maxwell House and more by saying,"Mother, is "blank" the best "blank" in the whole world?" "Well, you're Father says so, and Father Knows Best!"

My favorite running gag

(5 stars)

I laugh every time the script calls for Bud to come downstairs and the sound guys make the most ridiculous racket possible, so over the top, ending with a big thud-crash. It never gets old.

Very good

(5 stars)

I've listened to this series twice. Every aspect is of high quality. Two of the writers (Paul West and Roswell Rogers) also wrote for the TV series. Don't bother with "FKB 1950s (02 Episodes)"; it's redundant.