Classic Television

I don’t watch TV during the day at all. My husband is a teacher and I think the only time we turn on the TV, during the day, is early in the morning to check for school closings when the weather is frightful. 🙂 haha.

This morning, I was extra sleepy and I plopped, yes I did plop, down on the couch and turned on the TV to a retro channel. Rowdy, she was on the floor, and I watched two episodes of the cutest television show.

Father Knows Best

Robert Young

Jane Wyatt

Elinor Donahue

Billy Gray

Lauren Chapin

The wonderful cast of "Father Knows Best" ~ I watched in the 1950s, starring Robert Young as father Jim Anderson, Jane Wyatt as mother Margaret Anderson, Elinor Donahue as Betty Anderson, and Billy Gray as son Bud (Jim) Anderson.:

In the first episode, Bud – played by Billy Gray – is dating two girls! It was humorous.

In the second episode someone delivers a book to Dad – played by Robert Young.  The book is the story of a woman – a Ph.d – who spends many years in Africa. Well, it turns out, Mom – played by Jane Wyatt – and Dad know the woman who wrote the book. They went to high school with her. It was comical. The Ph.d does come to Springfield to visit the Andersons and toward the end of the sitcom, Mom and the Ph.d have a nice woman to woman, heart to heart talk. That woman to woman talk touched me.

Have you seen this TV show? I’d love to hear from you. 🙂


One thought on “Classic Television

  1. I saw the series when it originally aired! (Yes, I am that old, lol.) I had such a crush on Bud. Elinor Donahue went on to play a love interest of Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith show. One season only as I recall. Robert Young went on to be Marcus Welby, M.D. and we all know that Jane Wyatt had a son with a Vulcan, lol.

    Hopefully Rowdy is having a good day.

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