"Father Knows Best," with Robert Young as father, is an Old Time Radio Situation Comedy, broadcast during the early to mid 1950s. 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 1950s and 1960s B/W TV sitcom, as was its radio counterpart! (NBC & CBS)
Primarily sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee.... "Your father thinks it's the best (coffee), and ....Father Knows Best!!" Enjoy!
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March 3, 2018 Subject:
My favorite running gag
I laugh every time the script calls for Bud to come downstairs and the sound guys make the most ridiculous racket possible, so over the top, ending with a big thud-crash. It never gets old.
February 7, 2018 Subject:
I think it's pretty awesome how descriptive this radio show is. From the beginning, you can already imagine what this 1950's household looks like.
January 14, 2018 Subject:
One of the "Best"
This is a great comedy show for the whole family, we've listened to all episodes and have no negatives. Very good script writing and excellent cast.
November 13, 2017 Subject:
radio was never the same
radio of yesterday so much more entertaining than what is broadcast now. even the commercials were better. right now i have #139 playing and noticed the commercial for caffeine free coffee is has the name of the coffee muted each time the announcer says it? why? seems silly to me :o( i think the commercials are just as important as the story.
July 21, 2017 Subject:
Robert Young Did Well As "Father Knows Best"
This episode had good audio clarity which made it an extra pleasure to listen to this fine program. I was an original listener when the radio series started - 1949 - and later, after we obtained a television set in April 1957, continued make it part of our life.
Reviewer:Livin n the past
December 17, 2016 Subject:
Love listening to these old radio shows. One thing I always do before is to look at the original broadcast date in comparison to my birthday and year. Always takes me back. ❤️💛💚💙💜💘
December 27, 2014 Subject:
My children's bedtime stories
A year ago I introduced my 4 and 5 year old (then 3 and 4) to old time radio shows. "Father Knows Best" is their favorite and there isn't a night that goes by that we don't play it at bedtime
We even listen to the Christmas Program episode on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thank you!!
August 20, 2014 Subject:
jackbenny12003 - One-Episode Zip File Solution
Hello, Mr. Benny, a great honour to meet you sir. Here's a work-around for the problem of the short zip file:
Now hit the enter key, and you will be able to download a 781Mb zip file of the entire page. Besides the mp3s, you will also have some xml files and other little page-related items in the zip file; those can just be deleted.
I hope this helped, and give my love to Mary, Rochester, Dennis, and Phil. Heaven must have an amazing radio station.
August 19, 2014 Subject:
ZIP File has only one episode
Thanks so much for uploading so many great show! I noticed when I tried to download the zip file for this it only has one episode though. Is there another way to get the whole set? I also noticed this issue on your My Friend Irma page too. Thanks again. :)
February 3, 2014 Subject:
I've listened to this series twice. Every aspect is of high quality. Two of the writers (Paul West and Roswell Rogers) also wrote for the TV series.
Don't bother with "FKB 1950s (02 Episodes)"; it's redundant.
May 27, 2013 Subject:
Father Knows Best
This is a great show. It's funny and it portrays an average American household in the 1950's. They sponsered Post, Maxwell House and more by saying,"Mother, is "blank" the best "blank" in the whole world?" "Well, you're Father says so, and Father Knows Best!"