Bachelor Father - Season 3

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Episode Guide

  • Bentley's Birthday Gift
    6/9/60
    7.0
    Kelly is for an idea for Uncle Bentley's birthday gift so a friend of Bentley's suggests a surprise birthday party instead and offers to help select the guest list from Bentley's little black book.
  • Where There's a Will
    6/2/60
    7.0
    Bentley is about to read the will to a late client's relatives when the lights go out. When they come on again, the will is gone.
  • Bentley and the Beach Bum
    5/26/60
    7.0
    Kelly is fascinated by a young man who spends all his time at the beach.
  • A Man of Importance
    A Man of Importance
    Episode 34
    5/19/60
    8.0
    Peter decides to become a man of importance when his girlfriend gives him the brushoff. Bentley hatches a plan to boost his ego.
  • Bentley and the Blood Bank
    5/12/60
    7.0
    At a Red Cross pep rally, Frank Curtis launches into a wild account of his wartime exploits. His own story a ringing success, he decides to create a similar aura of heroism for Bentley.
  • The Very Friendly Witness
    5/5/60
    7.0
    A local "chanteuse" refuses to help Bentley with an important client unless he agrees to take her to a major society event. Unfortunately, he already has a date.
  • Bentley and the Travel Agent
    4/28/60
    7.0
    Bentley visits a travel agency and loses his head when he schedules a resort vacation for Kelly, a visit to San Francisco for Peter and in a final burst of inspiration, a fishing trip for a couple of friends.
  • Bentley Meets the Perfect Woman
    4/21/60
    8.0
    Bentley meets the perfect woman but the young lady is dubious about his qualifications and has some interesting ideas about turning him into the perfect man.
  • The Woman's Angle
    The Woman's Angle
    Episode 29
    4/14/60
    7.0
    Kelly is back to work in Uncle Bentley's office. This time it's because she doesn't want to be treated like a child.
  • Bentley, the Stage Mother
    4/7/60
    7.0
    Kelly wants to be an actress but Uncle Bentley responds with a blunt "No." However, the true spirit of ambition prevails.
  • Bentley's New House
    Bentley's New House
    Episode 27
    3/24/60
    7.5
    Bentley's latest case is Sense vs. Sentiment when he wants Kelly and Peter to throw out all of their useless keepsakes.
  • Kelly, the Career Woman
    3/17/60
    7.0
    Kelly becomes a career woman when she volunteers to help Uncle Bentley in his law office. However, she impedes not speeds up due process of the law.
  • Kelly and the College Man
    3/10/60
    8.5
    Kelly's latest romance shocks Uncle Bentley after she becomes bored with her high school friends and begins dating an older man.
  • The Fortune Cookie Caper
    3/3/60
    7.0
    Peter turns businessman by selling homemade fortune cookies to restaurants and helping in the operation is Kelly who is acting as an assistant.
  • The Fishing Trip
    The Fishing Trip
    Episode 23
    2/25/60
    7.0
    Bentley's friends seem to have dandy times with their sons so this gets Bentley thinking about making Kelly a companion.
  • Bentley, the Model Citizen
    2/18/60
    7.0
    A neighbor asks Bentley to join him in a protest to the city about the location of a traffic signal. Bentley is willing until he meets a pretty girl who favors the present location of the signal.
  • Bentley and the Majorette
    2/4/60
    8.5
    Kelly and her friends are practicing hard for an upcoming drum majorette contest but Uncle Bentley notices that one of the teenagers doesn't seem to be interested in rehearsals.
  • The Blond Issue
    The Blond Issue
    Episode 20
    1/28/60
    7.0
    Kelly wants to bleach her hair blond to impress a new boyfriend but Bentley won't allow it.
  • Bentley and the Bartered Bride
    1/21/60
    7.0
    Peter receives a picture of a lovely girl from a marriage broker and falls madly in love.
  • Bentley and the Combo
    1/14/60
    9.0
    Kelly informs Bentley that the high school combo, slated to play at an upcoming dance, is sadly in need of organization. Bentley tries to solve the problem by talking his friend Chuck into helping the orchestra.
  • Bentley, the Gentleman Farmer
    1/7/60
    7.0
    For a school project, Kelly and Howard must grow something in the garden. In a generous mood, Bentley offers to help them.
  • Kelly, the Politician
    12/31/59
    7.0
    Nominated for president of the student council, Kelly plans a hard hitting campaign.
  • Bentley Goes to Washington
    12/24/59
    7.0
    Bentley decides to accept a job in Washington, D.C. and announces to Kelly and Peter that they are leaving California.
  • Kelly's Secret
    Kelly's Secret
    Episode 14
    12/17/59
    7.0
    Bentley is mystified by Kelly's strange behavior and he questions her about it. Kelly shocks her uncle with the news that someone in her high school class is getting married.
  • Bentley Plays Cupid
    Bentley Plays Cupid
    Episode 13
    12/10/59
    7.0
    Bentley plays cupid when he learns that his secretary and his friend Chuck are dating. Bentley suggests they get married, but Chuck insists that he won't wed until Bentley does.
  • Bentley and the Brainy Beauty
    12/3/59
    7.0
    Bentley encounters a young lady who feels that he ought to live a more purposeful life. She prescribes an active schedule for Bentley.
  • Bentley's Double Play
    11/26/59
    7.0
    Bentley is going to direct Kelly's high school play, "The Courtship of Miles Standish." Peter wants to play the part of John Alden but Bentley refuses to cast him.
  • A Key for Kelly
    A Key for Kelly
    Episode 10
    11/19/59
    7.0
    Bentley is shocked when his niece, Kelly, asks him for her own house key. He firmly refuses to let her have one.
  • The Rescue of Rufus
    11/12/59
    7.0
    Rufus, a dog belonging to a friend of Kelly, is accused of biting a man. Kelly persuades Bentley to defend Rufus in a court hearing.
  • Kelly, the Golddigger
    11/5/59
    7.0
    Kelly develops a warped attitude about money after she has dated a millionaire. To teach her a lesson, Bentley decides to play the part of a fortune hunter.
  • Bentley and Grandpa Ling
    10/29/59
    7.0
    Eccentric Grandpa Ling, a relative of Peter's comes to visit. Bentley discovers that Grandpa has a habit of taking things he likes and leaving an item he considers of equal value in exchange.
  • East Meets West
    East Meets West
    Episode 6
    10/22/59
    7.0
    Peter decides he needs a television set in the kitchen so that he can watch his favorite western show. But Bentley firmly refuses to grant Peter's wish.
  • Kelly's Idol
    Kelly's Idol
    Episode 5
    10/15/59
    8.5
    Kelly decides that Howard is not very suave and sophisticated. So she decides to change him into the likeness of Uncle Bentley.
  • Bentley and the Gullible Guitarist
    10/8/59
    7.0
    Kelly plans a party hoping to take advantage of her friend's talents. Bentley, realizing that he and others are serving as Kelly's means to an end decides it's time to teach her a lesson.
  • The Case Against Gisele
    10/1/59
    7.0
    Bentley, Kelly and Peter visit Gisele MacKenzie on a movie set. While they are there Peter trips and later his cousin talks him into suing Gisele.
  • Bentley and the Dog Trainer
    9/24/59
    7.5
    Bentley's dog, Jasper, decides a neighbor's prize winning camellias are even tastier than dog biscuits, which leads the neighbor to threaten a lawsuit.
  • Peter Meets His Match
    9/17/59
    7.0
    When Peter falls in love the entire Gregg household suffers. Bentley learns that Peter's lady love is employed by the neighborhood supermarket and he offers to give him pointers on how to win the young lady's affections.