Father still knows best the wit and wisdom of America"s favorite TV dads

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Published by Citadel Press in New York, N.Y .

Written in English

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  • Television programs -- United States -- Quotations, maxims, etc.,
  • Fathers -- Quotations.

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Statement[collected by] Tripp Whetsell.
GenreQuotations, maxims, etc., Quotations.
ContributionsWhetsell, Tripp.
LC ClassificationsPN1992.58 .F38 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 122 p. ;
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22649903M
ISBN 100806527129
ISBN 109780806527123
LC Control Number2005283403

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Growing up on shows in the early to mids which portrayed American life as the traditional working and slightly harassed father, "homemaker" mother, and 2 or 3 children who got into occasional "scrapes" now and then but nothing too serious, perhaps the show that best epitomized these idealized values was "Father Knows Best."/5(3).

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Father Knows Best is an American sitcom starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, and Lauren series, which first began on radio inaired for six seasons with a total of episodes.

The series debuted on CBS in October It Original network: CBS (–, –). In she co-authored with Andrew Collins the book Father Does Know Best: The Lauren Chapin Story. Currently, she manages singers and actors and performs in a live, interactive version of Father Knows Best for cruise lines, conventions, and other events.

She is a. Created by Ed James. With Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin. The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy/10(K).

In the s, she co-starred with Robert Young in Father Knows Best (), the classic sitcom chronicling the life and times of the Anderson family in the Midwestern town of Springfield. Jane Wyatt died at age 96 of natural causes at her home in Bel-Air, California on Octo   Although programs such as Father Knows Best and Leave It to Beaver are typically considered the "ideals" of family life in this era, neither of these shows enjoyed widespread viewership during their heyday; only Father Knows Best was rated in.

Like most s sitcoms, Father Knows Best reflects the norms and values that were deemed socially acceptable at the time.

It stays away from topics that were deemed too controversial, and focuses on lighthearted and mostly positive stories about growing up and traditional rites of passage.3/5. Father Knows Best (Season 1 and 2) Get this from a library. Father still knows best: the wit and wisdom of America's favorite TV dads.

[Tripp Whetsell;]. The remarkable case history of Father Knows Best would seem to indicate that a producer named Eugene B. Rodney knows better than anybody. And in an era when most producers wear cost sheets pasted to the inside of their eye glasses, Rodney is a man who will burst into tears over a sentimental line in a script and then pay $ to have a particular New York actor transported to Hollywood to.

Father Knows Best With perfect wisdom and love, Our Heavenly Father knows best. Just as a mother eagle pushes her nestlings out of the comfort she has Father still knows best book for them – in order for them to fly – so too, does God give us constant nudging into spiritual maturity.

Ashley feels confined by her private academy, and she transfers to a city school--without telling her parents. But when a teacher calls a meeting, Will. "Father Knows Best," with Robert Young as father, is an Old Time Radio Situation Comedy, broadcast during the early to mid s.

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 s and s B/W TV sitcom, as was its radio.

I’m sure he thought he was doing the right thing. Father knows best and all that. Or at least better than his 3-year-old son. And his 3-year-old son was afraid of the dark and had to get over it. So he turned off the lights and locked his son in the garage. Perhaps I’m misremembering this.

The door might not have been locked. Ironically, Father Knows Best is loved by its fans and disliked by its critics for the same reason: its ideal of the “typical American family”.

After World War II, Americans had a bright future ahead, and optimism abounded. Father Knows Best reflects this mood, and was an “improvement” on reality, the way TV shows and movies used to be. Lauren Chapin (bornin Los Angeles, California) is an American former child actress, most remembered for her role as the youngest child "Kathy Anderson" (nicknamed "Kitten") in the television show Father Knows Best, which was produced between and Chapin was awarded five Jr.

Emmy's for Best Child Actress. Now at my father is 26 years into his retirement, and still going strong. He is a curious collector, a relentless reader, a man of good humor, and a rambler and a gambler. Father Knows Best was the classic wholesome family situation comedy. It was set in the typical Midwestern community of Springfield, where Jim Anderson was an agent for the General Insurance.

In the last five years the two have written a small library of memoirs centered on Nic’s battle with substance use, with two by Nic ( and sober) and the best seller by his father. Still battered from the car crash that took her mother’s life, Jess is sent to live in the remote Canadian wilderness with Carl, the father she barely remembers—and then he’s murdered.

Carl’s lessons in living off the grid (no phone, electricity, or running water) and hesitant attempts at connecting with Jess end abruptly when. The family sitcom, Father Knows Best, ran for six seasons and episodes, from until The show is one of the few to have successfully switched networks, moving.

Elinor Donahue is an American actress best known for her role in the sitcom ‘Father Knows Best’. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Elinor Donahue, born as Mary Eleanor Donahue, is a famous American actress best known for appearing as Betty Anderson in the s. Jane Wyatt Obituary Visit Guest Book LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jane Wyatt, the lovely, serene actress who for six years on ''Father Knows Best'' was one of TV's favorite moms, has died, her publicist said.

Father knows best, father knows best If he hadn't been lookin' out for me I'd be in such a mess I swore from then on I would do just what he said 'Cause father knows best, father knows best. Today a man knocked on my door and said your daddy died I tried holdin' back the tears but I just stood there and cried.

In the classic television show, "Father Knows Best," Robert Young portrayed the typical father of the day, working all day only to come home to children who. Our Father knows what’s best for us so why should we complainWe always want the sunshineBut He knows there must be love the sound of laughterAnd the merriment of cheerBut our hears would lose their tendernessIf we never shed a tear Our Father tests us often With suffering and with sorrowHe tests us, not to punish us,But to help us meet tomorrow For growing trees are.

(Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) We live in a world that is quickly moving from a biblical worldview to a secular, humanistic worldview. The speed of this change has been shocking, as we have transitioned from Father Knows Best to Modern Family.

Not only has our world changed, but the values and lifestyle of those who have the loudest voices of influence have changed also. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. - s01e02 I Love the Nightlife _ Oh Give Me a Home!(). Father Knows Best was radio show during the s and s.

It portrayed an idealized vision of middle-class American life of the era. A total of episodes were produced until it made a debut on television in More Father Knows Best Shows". The Father Knows Best Show.

likes. "The Fathers Knows Best Show", was a great show, Would love to get it to be aired on tvland,,Followers:   Father Knows Best was so popular at the time that it continued to run in primetime in reruns for three years after the show had ceased production.

Now, over 50 years later, the series is still. Father Knows Best. likes. Jim Anderson was manager of the General Insurance Company in the town of Springfield. He lived at South Main Street with his loving wife Margaret and their three Followers:   Father Knows Best: The Return Of Dad Style.

March 4, Still, this temporary trad trend thing has happened a few times before. — CC. Related Posts: Balenciaga’s father-fest was the most literal interpretation of the trend, but across the men’s style scene, dressing like a stereotypical suburban dad has become au courant.

“Whatever happened to Father Knows Best?” 2nd Timothy When I was growing up there were several television programs I enjoyed watching. My favorite was the Andy Griffith show. I had the opportunity a few years ago to actually meet Ron Howard who played the role of Opie. Ron Howard is now a very successful filmmaker in Hollywood.

A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Donahue and the rest of the Father Knows Best cast, who reunited for a TV movie, hope to regroup for another sequel in the near future.

Though the original series is still in reruns, Elinor Author: Lois Armstrong. The Father Knows Best era on TV. The popular ss family TV show Father Knows Best showed the ideal American family in those heady days after World War II.

American families had separated during the war, and not by personal choice. For many families, Dad went to war and Mom went to work in a factory. The family would never be the same again. This is a hassle-free site -- no popups, no sound, no user IDs, no spyware, and no huge graphics.

Enjoy. Jane Wyatt Dead Born: 8/12/ in Campgaw, New Jersey, USA Died: 10/20/ Age: 96 Cause of death: natural causes Full name: Jane Waddington Wyatt Noted For: actress; "Father Knows Best" (Margaret Anderson, ), "St.

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For Puberty Blues, he had to tap into his softer side to play a s suburban dad, Martin Vickers, the father of.

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