SEASON SIX

#172 A Day in the Country
Original Airdate: CBS October 5, 1959

While on the way to visit Margaret's parents, the car breaks down leaving the family stranded on a deserted road. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#173 Bud Branches Out
Original Airdate: CBS October 12, 1959

Bud falls in love with his college French professor. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.


#174 The Gardener's Big Day
Original Airdate: CBS October 19, 1959

Frank is chosen to represent the town at the opening of a park, but when the town council meets Frank, they want another person to represent their city- someone who looks more like an average American. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

Important Notes: This bold episode deals with stereotyping and racism. It guest stars David White who will later become Larry Tate on Screen Gems hit Bewitched. Critic's who say Father Knows Best didn't deal with social issues need to watch this episode.

#175 The Imposter
Original Airdate: CBS October 26, 1959

Betty becomes involved with a young lawyer pretending to be the owner of a radio store. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

Important Notes: Robert Reed guest stars, who, ten years later, will take the role of Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch TV show.

#176 Bud Plays It Safe
Original Airdate: CBS November 2, 1959

Bud decides to date the coach's daughter in order to make sure he gets on the football team. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.


#177 Bicycle Trip for Two
Original Airdate: CBS November 9, 1959

Jim's plans for a quiet bicycle trip end up with Jim and Margaret arguing. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.


#178 First Disillusionment
Original Airdate: CBS November 16, 1959

Bud tells Kathy about the job he didn't get when another boy faked his credentials. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury. This is a recut version of episode 30.

#179 Margaret's Old Flame
Original Airdate: CBS November 23, 1959

Jim and Margaret tease one another about people they dated as their college reunion nears. Written by Dorothy Cooper and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#180 Kathy Becomes a Girl
Original Airdate: CBS November 30, 1959

The family tries to change Kathy from a tomboy into a beautiful girl. Written by John Elliotte and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#181 Bud, the Willing Worker
Original Airdate: CBS December 7, 1959

Bud wants a part-time job at a service station in order to get enough money to buy a boat. Written by Paul West and Directed by Peter Tewksbury. Guest Stars James Franciscus.

#182 Turn the Other Cheek
Original Airdate: CBS December 14, 1959

Both Jim and Kathy are doublecrossed by their friends. Written by Dorothy Cooper and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#183 Good Joke on Mom
Original Airdate: CBS December 28, 1959

Margaret tricks the family into believing that she has been elected chairwoman of the children's clinic building program. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#184 Betty's Double
Original Airdate: CBS January 4, 1960

Betty wins a trip to Hollywood because she looks like a famous movie star. Written by Dorothy Cooper and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#185 Father, the Naturalist
Original Airdate: CBS January 11, 1960

Jim Spends a harrowing night in the woods to help Kathy complete her nature folder to become a Tribal Princess in the Little Squaws. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by William D. Russell.  This is a recut version of episode 30.

#186 Bud Hides Behind a Skirt
Original Airdate: CBS January 18, 1960

Betty is campaigning for safe driving, while Bud is accused of reckless driving. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#187 Togetherness
Original Airdate: CBS January 25, 1960

A reporter visits the family in order to do an article on family togetherness. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#188 Second Best
Original Airdate: CBS February 1, 1960

Betty competes in the college fencing tournament. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.


#189 Kathy's Big Deception
Original Airdate: CBS February 8, 1960

Kathy, desperate for a date at the community picnic, makes up a story about a boyfriend. Written by Paul West and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#190 Cupid Knows Best
Original Airdate: CBS February 15, 1960

Betty arranges a match between Frank and a worker in a flower shop. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#191 The Big Test
Original Airdate: CBS February 22, 1960

Bud is promised a boat if his science grades improve. While studying alone after school, the questions to the test fall on the floor. Bud picks them up just as his teacher Mr. Glover enters the room. Mr. Glover assumes he has been cheating, and withholding his name, he asks the advice of the student council on the proper course to pursue. Betty Anderson, council chairman, suggests the student be given the exam; if he does well he will convict himself. Betty finds out the student was Bud, warns him of the trap and advises him not to do well on the test. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by William D. Russell.This is a recut version of episode 35.

#192 Jim's Big Surprise
Original Airdate: CBS February 29, 1960

Jim is surprised by his family's lack of interest when he is named Father of the Year. Written by Dorothy Cooper and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

Important Notes: Guest stars Marion Ross who 12 years later will become Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days.

#193 Time to Retire
Original Airdate: CBS March 7, 1960

When Bud reaffirms and old man's belief in life, he decides to open his own insurance company and hire Bud as his assistant. Written by John Elliotte and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#194 Bud, the Speculator
Original Airdate: CBS March 14, 1960

Bud invests money in a phony stock scheme and winds up losing fifty dollars. Written by Paul West and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#195 The $500 Letter
Original Airdate: CBS March 21, 1960

The Andersons get a check from an admirer and must find out which member of the family the check was meant for. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.


#196 Adopted Daughter
Original Airdate: CBS March 28, 1960

While Kathy is trying to repair her birth certificate frame, she recalls the time she thought she was adopted. This is a recut version of episode 62.

#197 Family Contest
Original Airdate: CBS April 4, 1960

Kathy destroys a picture of a family competing against hers in a photo contest. Written by John Elliotte and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#198 Love and Learn
Original Airdate: CBS April 11, 1960

Bud falls in love with his English Tutor. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.


#199 Blind Date
Original Airdate: CBS April 18,1960

Betty dates a boy everyone regards as a loser. Written by Paul West and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#200 Betty's Career Problem
Original Airdate: CBS April 25, 1960

Betty becomes frustrated when every college contest she enters, she loses to Cliff Bowman, who may even steal her job, too. Written by John Elliotte and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#201 Bud Lives It Up
Original Airdate: CBS May 9, 1960

Bud spends more money than he has in order to impress a girl in Chicago. Written by Tom and Helen August and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

#202 Not His Type
Original Airdate: CBS May 16, 1960

Betty is caught in the middle of an argument between two of her friends who are planning to marry. Written by John Elliotte & Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.


#203 Betty's Graduation
Original Airdate: CBS May 23, 1960

When Kathy refuses to graduate from Jr.High school, the family tells her about Betty's reluctance to graduate from High School, too. This is a recut version of episode 63. Written by Roswell Rogers and Directed by Peter Tewksbury.

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