'Father Knows Best' is, with 'Leave It To Beaver,' the archetypal American family comedy. Young Billy Gray is especially outstanding as the shy, awkward, and acrobatic only son Bud. All seasons are available on DVD at present, and worth viewing or buying.
Father Knows Best was an American radio and television comedy series which portrayed a middle class family life in the Midwest. It was created by writer Ed James in the 1940s, and ran on radio from 1949 to 1954 and on television from 1954 to 1960. Wikipedia First episode: October 3, 1954 Final episode: May 23, 1960 Network: CBS Program creator: Ed James Writers: John Kohn
Father Knows Best TV Series (1954 - 1960) Set in the typical Midwestern community of Springfield, where Jim Anderson was an agent for the General Insurance Company. Every evening he would come home from work, take off his sport jacket, put on his comfortable sweater, and whenever the kids need advice on anything at all, they can always turn to their father, because father knows best.