Father Knows Best

Season 2 Episode 20

The House Painter

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 25, 1956 on CBS
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The Anderson’s are getting their house painted. This starts a moral discussion and the family wage a bet. Betty and Jim are having a discussion about responsibility and pride in a job well done versus the old mighty dollar. Jim feels the man he has hired to paint the house has his own personal business and wants to sincerely to thought of as a man that does quality work. Betty is sure the man is more driven by money. Jim makes a bet with Betty. Jim will make an offer to the painter to use cheap quality paint in exchange for earning some extra money. If the painter accepts the offer Jim wins. If he turns down the offer Jim loses. Jim is so sure that he will win that he offers to by his wife the needed second car if he loses. Will the family get a second car?moreless

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Elinor Donahue

Elinor Donahue

Betty "Princess" Anderson

Sarah Selby

Sarah Selby

Miss Thomas

Robert Foulk

Robert Foulk

Ed Davis

Robert Young

Robert Young

Jim Anderson

Jane Wyatt

Jane Wyatt

Margaret Anderson

Billy Gray

Billy Gray

James "Bud" Anderson, Jr.

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