Bachelor Father - Season 4

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Episode Guide

  • Bentley and the Great Debate
    4/13/61
    10
    Bentley, Kelly, and Kelly's schoolmate, Raymond, stand up for an unpopular high school basketball coach. The coach's fate is to be determined in a public debate between shy, awkward Raymond and the team's star player, Marty Braden.
  • A Crush on Bentley
    A Crush on Bentley
    Episode 5
    10/13/60
    10
    A client's daughter and friend of Kelly develops a crush on Bentley. Bentley uses the occassion to try to reconcile the girl's parents, who are seeking a divorce.
  • Bentley and the Big Board
    12/1/60
    9.5
    On Bentley's advice, Peter invests money in the stock market but as soon as he does, the bottom drops out of the market.
  • Dear Bentley
    Dear Bentley
    Episode 13
    12/15/60
    9.0
    Kelly is coming up in the world when she begins working on a column of advice on teenage problems. Bentley thinks she's a little presumptuous because Kelly has her own problems.
  • Hilda Rides Again
    Hilda Rides Again
    Episode 32
    5/4/61
    9.0
    Hilda the housekeeper is back helping out at the Gregg household. This time she's lovesick for her regular boss's car-loving chauffeur, so Bentley coaches her on the finer points of auto mechanics to win his love.
  • Hilda the Jewel
    Hilda the Jewel
    Episode 7
    10/27/60
    8.0
    As a favor to a client leaving on a business trip, Bentley hires the client's Swedish housekeeper, Hilda, to help Peter with the household duties. But Hilda's overbearing ways soon create havoc.
  • Peter's China Doll
    Peter's China Doll
    Episode 26
    3/23/61
    7.5
    Peter wants to adopt a little Chinese girl, but is rejected by the adoption board because he is single, causing him to go wife-hunting. Meanwhile custody is awarded to a couple, the Lees. But Peter is unwilling to let her go.
  • Jasper the Second
    Jasper the Second
    Episode 1
    9/15/60
    7.0
    Loveable Jasper is gone so Kelly and Peter want another dog, but Bentley doesn't feel loveable, he says no.
  • Drop That Calorie
    Drop That Calorie
    Episode 40
    7/6/61
    7.0
    Bentley is furious when Kelly and Peter start an expensive new exercise regimen. Anger turns to enthusiasm when he meets the beautiful young woman who runs the program.
  • Bentley's Barbecue
    Bentley's Barbecue
    Episode 39
    6/22/61
    7.0
    Kelly wants an expensive new barbecue for an upcoming party, but Bentley wants to save money and build one for her. Meanwhile, he begins feuding with a neighbor over an expensive new sprinkler system.
  • Peter Plays Cupid
  • Bentley and the Counterspy
  • A Man Among Men
    A Man Among Men
    Episode 25
    3/16/61
    7.0
  • Bentley Swims Upstream
  • Bentley and the Nature Girl
    4/20/61
    7.0
    Bentley wants nothing to do with the Great Outdoors - at least until he meets the lovely young leader of Kelly's nature group. He's soon embroiled in romance, a professor's honor, and the search for a rare bird in the hills surrounding Los Angeles.
  • Bentley's Mad Friends
    4/27/61
    7.0
    Bentley decides that every time that he, Peter, or Kelly lose his temper, that person needs to bathe Jasper. Kelly and Peter decide to trick Bentley into losing his temper, but not before Jasper is the cleanest dog in town.
  • Kelly's Charge Account
    5/11/61
    7.0
    Kelly becomes the first in her social club to have a charge card at a local department store. Her friends' fathers seek revenge on the overly permissive Bentley.
  • Kelly Gets a Job
    Kelly Gets a Job
    Episode 37
    6/8/61
    7.0
    Kelly wants a new formal evening gown, but Bentley won't buy one. So Kelly takes a job.
  • A Favor for Bentley
    A Favor for Bentley
    Episode 36
    6/1/61
    7.0
    Bentley is opposed to favors with strings attached. But he finds himself caught in such a web when he asks a movie star client to appear at Kelly's school.
  • Bentley Slays a Dragon
    5/25/61
    7.0
    Bentley convinces Cousin Charlie to give Peter, suffering from a lack of confidence, a position of authority with the local Purple Dragons.
  • Bentley Builds a Pool
    5/18/61
    7.0
    Bentley unwittingly becomes the new "Pied Piper of Beverly Hills" when he builds a fancy new swimming pool to attract Kelly and her friends.
  • There's No Place Like Home
    3/2/61
    7.0
    The Greggs are back from their trip to European tour but they still have that continental air. As if that isn't enough, Bentley has reels of movies of the trip.
  • Encore in Paris
    Encore in Paris
    Episode 22
    2/23/61
    7.0
    Before returning home from Europe, Kelly, then Peter, and finally a reluctant Bentley find romance blossom, then abrubtly fizzle. As Bentley puts it: It's not love; it's Paris, a state of mind.
  • The Greggs in Paris
  • Bentley Cracks the Whip
    11/24/60
    7.0
    Bentley is greatly concerned about the household finances, so everyone, including himself, receives a weekly budget. Naturally, Bentley runs into immediate trouble when his date decides she wants Cherries Jubilee.
  • Kelly, the Matchmaker
    11/17/60
    7.0
    Kelly begins meddling in the love lives of her friends and members of the Gregg household. When her plans begin backfiring, Bentley enlists the help of a budding actor to teach her a lesson.
  • How to Catch a Man
    How to Catch a Man
    Episode 9
    11/10/60
    7.0
    Kelly goes to great lengths to try to get a date with a boy in school, but Bentley tries to discourage her. He thinks the boy should be the one to do the asking.
  • It Happens in November
    11/3/60
    7.0
    Bentley is dead set against using his home as a polling place on Election Day, but one look at an attractive lady from the election board is enough to change his mind. He learns an important lesson in democracy when his service at the polls threatens a lucrative deal with an important potential client.moreless
  • Bentley and the Lost Chord
  • Ginger's Big Romance
    12/29/60
    7.0
    With Kelly's help Ginger starts dating a boy named David, but David is more interested in Kelly.
  • Bentley the Angel
    Bentley the Angel
    Episode 16
    1/5/61
    7.0
    Peter's Cousin Charlie cons Bentley into becoming producer of a play at a Chinese theater.
  • The Greggs in London
    2/2/61
    7.0
    While Bentley pursues the beautiful young heiress who led him through her family's historic mansion, Peter is locked in battle with a proper English butler. No winners are declared until the egg foo yung is served.
  • The Greggs in Rome
    The Greggs in Rome
    Episode 19
    1/26/61
    7.0
    The Greggs arrive in Rome where Bentley is to oversee production of a movie on behalf of a client, the producer. When production is threatened, Bentley's business acumen allows him to extend their tour.
  • Bentley Goes to Europe
    1/19/61
    7.0
    Bentley is going on an all-expenses-paid business trip to Rome, accompanied by Kelly and Peter. But lacking a birth certificate, Peter needs Grandpa Ling to swear that he was born in San Francisco in order to obtain a passport. Unfortunately, with time running out, Grandpa Ling can't seem to remember exactly where Peter was born.moreless
  • Bentley and the Woodpecker
    1/12/61
    7.0
    A woodpecker is keeping Bentley awake. The bird disappears, and when Kelly finds him with a slingshot, she thinks he killed it. A surreal dream sequence shows Bentley in jail. But the bird was only nesting and now has babies.

  • Peter Gets Jury Notice
    10/20/60
    7.0
    Peter is eager to serve on a jury to impress his girlfriend, Linda, but is disqualified because Bentley serves as counsel on the case which Peter's jury is to hear. It turns out that both Peter and Linda were witnesses in the case, and they are called to testify on behalf of Bentley's client.moreless
  • Mystery Witness
    Mystery Witness
    Episode 4
    10/6/60
    7.0
    Kelly is involved in a minor traffic accident, and the woman she says was at fault decides to sue the Gregg family. A witness to the accident, meanwhile, is very reluctant to offer his testimony.
  • Kelly Learns to Drive
    9/22/60
    7.0
    Bentley attempts to teach Kelly how to drive, but his overanxious teaching is making her nervous and discouraged. Howard and her driver's ed teacher, an attractive woman, lend a helping hand.
  • Trial Separation
    Trial Separation
    Episode 3
    9/29/60
    7.0
    Bentley is dating an industrial psychologist, who offers advice that leads to Peter demanding a trial separation from the household. Peter joins Cousin Charlie's placement agency while he and Bentley struggle to reconcile without losing their pride.
  • Kelly's Tangled Web
    Kelly's Tangled Web
    Episode 38
    6/15/61
    6.8
    Bentley grounds Kelly for breaking a date under false pretenses, then finds himself in a position of having to do the same.
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