'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.
Actor Robert Young (1907-2014), epitomy of the perfect patriarch in the 1950s TV series 'Father Knows Best' and later as the wise doctor in the long-running 'Marcus Welby, M.D.,' died of respiratory failure at his home in Westlake Village, CA on 1/30/14.
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.