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    • Jackie Knows All
      Jackie Knows All
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/7/51
      9.3
      When Jackie's mind-reading book fails to give her any psychic skills, she hooks up a hidden microphone instead. Also, Stu hatches a plan to get big money from property he thinks will be needed for the new airport.
    • Father Gets Into the Act
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      12/16/50
      8.8
      The Erwin family all catch the acting bug when a movie is being filmed in town. There's also a phony talent agent in town who signs up Joyce and June. Stu steps in to put an end to the deal and ends up the hit of the film.
    • TV Comes to the Erwins
      TV Comes to the Erwins
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      7/7/51
      8.5
      Stu finally gives in a buys a television set. Always the do-it-yourselfer, he insists on installing the antenna and almost kills himself in the process.
    • The Pearl Necklace
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      4/6/55
      7.5
      While at the jewelry store buying fake pearls for June's anniversary gift, Stu agrees to pick up a $1500 set of real ones for George Selkirk's mother-in-law. After June opens the wrong package, Stu spends the rest of the evening trying to switch the two strings.
    • Egg Noggin'
      Egg Noggin'
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/28/51
      7.5
      Jackie falls off the roof, giving herself a lump on the head. Though the doctor says she's fine, she walks around in a daze reciting bizarre facts and making psychic predictions. Stu begins to smell a rat when Jackie wants a birthday party two days in a row.
    • Telephonitis
      Telephonitis
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/27/51
      7.0
      Thanks to Willie, Stuart Erwin's listing in the new phone book is wrong. Now he's getting calls for a shady gangster named Erwin Stuart from his floozy girlfriend and "business" associates. A parade of unsavory types parade through Stu's home as he's trying to impress the membership director of the country club.moreless
    • In a Pickle
      In a Pickle
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/30/51
      7.0
      After Adele insults June's pickles, the women are in a battle for the best pickle prize at the county fair. Their husbands are supposed to deliver them for judging, but they get eaten by accident. Rather than tell their wives what has happened, Stu and Harry make substitute pickles themselves.
    • Hate the Love Seat
      Hate the Love Seat
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/19/51
      7.0
      Stu jumps to conclusions and thinks June has spent their vacation money on an second-hand love seat. Not knowing she simply accepted its delivery for a neighbor, he calls a junkman to haul it away. It's off to the auction to buy it back.
    • Problem Party
      Problem Party
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/23/50
      7.0
      Jackie's upset over not being allowed to attend Joyce's party, so she borrows the school's skeleton to scare the "big girls". That night, everyone in the house thinks they're seeing a walking, talking skeleton when Percy crashes the party in a skeleton costume.
    • The Great Debate
      The Great Debate
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      6/2/51
      7.0
      It's boys against girls as the local men complain that their wives' involvement in clubs occupy too much of their time. Stu's anonymous "angry husband" letter in the paper results in him defending his position opposite June on the radio.
    • Nothing But the Truth
      Nothing But the Truth
      Season 1 - Episode 45
      8/25/51
      7.0
      After catching Jackie in a fib, Stu makes her swear to always tell the truth. Keeping her promise, she proceeds to cause a fight between Drexel and Joyce, insult a tacky-dressing neighbor, and tell rude Uncle George what everyone really thinks of him.
    • The Pen is Mightier
      The Pen is Mightier
      Season 1 - Episode 51
      10/6/51
      7.0
      Under threat of losing the school newspaper because its so dull, Stu anonymously writes a gossip column. It features a tidbit about Joyce's boyfriend meeting her friend Mary at the ice cream shop. Without bothering to see if its true, Joyce declares war on both of them. Stu, meanwhile, fends off people demanding to know who "Charlie Campus" really is.moreless
    • The Business
      The Business
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/1/52
      7.0
      Without consulting their wives, Stu and Harry each invest $1000 bucks to buy a business in foreclosure. When the tenant leaves town, the two men suddenly are running an enterprise they know nothing about: a women's dress shop. Meanwhile, their wives think they're each having an affair.
    • The Burglar Alarm
      The Burglar Alarm
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      6/9/51
      7.0
      Stu and Willie hookup a home alarm system so sensitive that even the cat sets it off. A few false alarms later, June disconnects it. Meanwhile, a robber is casing the Erwins' home for his next heist.
    • The French Influence
      The French Influence
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      3/2/55
      7.0
      June becomes a client of a Frenchman who exposes her to French cooking and films. Harry gets Stu worked into a lather, convincing him that June is carrying on an affair with the foreigner. Not about to give her up without a fight, Stu becomes even more romantic and worldly than a hundred Frenchmen.moreless
    • In the Shade of the Old Family Tree
      2/27/53
      6.7
      Townspeople make a big deal over the fact that Stu may be related to a Revolutionary War figure. A genealogist uncovers the embarrassing truth: Stu's ancestor was a traitor.
    • Youth, It's Wonderful
      Youth, It's Wonderful
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      4/3/53
      6.5
      A few offhand comments has June feeling old, so she and Adele consult a beauty expert. Hoping to put a stop to their sudden vanity, Stu and Harry takes their wives out on a date to the amusement park and dancing at the malt shop. No one's willing to admit they're too old for this kind of business.moreless
    • Father Does His Homework
      Father Does His Homework
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/23/51
      6.5
      Stu spouts off again about men's superiority, this time belittling the management skills needed by a housewife. June lets him eat his words by leaving him in charge when she leaves town to attends a friend's wedding. As a great household "executive", he fails miserably.
    • The Big Game
      The Big Game
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/14/51
      6.5
      With the big football game coming up, Stu wants to make sure his Hamilton High students don't vandalize Central's campus. He declares that any trouble from his student body will result in forfeiture of the game. Stu finds himself in an embarrassing situation when Central's wrestling statue turns up in his basement.moreless
    • Father Takes a Pet
      Father Takes a Pet
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/28/52
      6.5
      Stu gets pressured into getting a pet during "Be Kind to Animals Week". He choose that he thinks is the easiest to care for: guppies. Soon he's overrun by baby guppies in bowls all over the house. Jackie gets Willie a pet goat.
    • Springtime for Father
      Springtime for Father
      Season 1 - Episode 39
      7/14/51
      6.0
      After years of talk, Stu and Harry make up their minds to go on a camping trip. This is the last way their wives want to spend their vacations, so they make the guys get acclimated to the outdoors by roughing it in a tent in the back yard.
    • A Very Rainy Day
      A Very Rainy Day
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/22/52
      6.0
      Though Principal Erwin cancels school because of heavy rain, he assigns students the task of writing an essay about "How I Spent a Rainy Day." Meanwhile, he has to contend with a grocery robber and a reporter posing as a down-on-his-luck stranger.
    • The Landlord
      The Landlord
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      4/24/53
      6.0
      Stu acts as real estate agent to sell the old Gray place for the owner. It seems like easy money until learns he'll have to put young widow Vincent and her two sons out in the cold. The kids hatch a plan to solve the problem: have the new owner and Miss Vincent fall in love. Stu, meanwhile, uses his commission to rent a place for the displaced family.moreless
    • Thank You, Mr. Jarvis
      Thank You, Mr. Jarvis
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      12/9/50
      5.5
      Stu is delighted about winning a royal butler in a radio contest, despite June's misgiving that they aren't the type to be fussed over. Naturally, Stu's ready to give Jarvis the axe in very short order. The issue is solved by Jarvis himself when he allows June to auction him off at the Women's Club bazaar.moreless
    • The Blow Up
      The Blow Up
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      1/9/53
      0.0
      Jackie's invention, an explosive tire inflating gun, disappears with a strange man. The family, again, jumps to conclusions and thinks she's been kidnapped.
    • Boys Aren't Everything
      Boys Aren't Everything
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      3/28/52
      0.0
      Tomboy Jackie is forced to act like a young lady, and suffers being forced into a ballerina's outfit. It comes to a screeching halt during a visit from an old friend of Stu's.
    • The Golden Key
      The Golden Key
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      12/19/52
      0.0
      Stu's to choose the students from the honor society who will attend the "I Am An American Day" celebration. Joyce quits the group because her friend, Mary Helen, isn't allowed membership because of her poor background.
    • Runaway
      Runaway
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      3/21/52
      0.0
      Poor Jackie's having a lousy day. After amassing punishments for spilling ink on her sister's homework, spilling jam on the kitchen floor, and almost knocking her father down, she packs up and runs away from home.
    • Operation Hamster
      Operation Hamster
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      3/20/53
      0.0
      The house becomes a zoo when Jackie orders a couple of hamsters by mail-order without consulting her parents.
    • The Game
      The Game
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      12/5/52
      0.0
      Stu becomes competitive with Harry Johnson as they prepare to compete in the local angler's tournament. At stake is six months of car washes and a summer's worth of lawn mowing.
    • Jackie's Newspaper
      Jackie's Newspaper
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      4/10/53
      0.0
      Jackie starts her own newspaper full of town gossip after learning her parents were turned down for country club membership.
    • Fur Coat
      Fur Coat
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      11/14/52
      0.0
      Harry misleads Stu and talks him into buying a mink coat for June. Stu doesn't realize that it's an imitation fur coat and that Harry's just trying to pawn off a lemon on him.
    • Art Appreciation
      Art Appreciation
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      3/13/53
      0.0
      Stu encourages Joyce and Jackie to take up art. Jackie turns to sculpture and makes a statue of Babe Ruth, but makes a mistake and has him hitting as a right-hander.
    • Stu Paints the Roof
      Stu Paints the Roof
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      4/4/52
      0.0
      Stu, the do-it-yourself "expert", loses control of his temper and control of the spray gun he rents to paint the roof. The side of the house is ruined and Jackie's hair is now a new color.
    • Goin' Steady
      Goin' Steady
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      11/7/52
      0.0
      Stu believes Joyce is too young to "go steady" with a boyfriend, so he goes about making sure it doesn't happen.
    • Leave It to Stu
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      1/16/53
      0.0
      Stu overreacts to the high price of eggs and decides to guy a few hens. Not to be outdone, neighbor Don buys a cow for milk. Soon Stu is in possession of both, milking Mathilda at 5AM and eating nothing but eggs at every meal. It comes as a surprise to no one, except Stu, that his supposedly money-saving scheme costs a small fortune.moreless
    • Stu's Secret
      Stu's Secret
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/30/53
      0.0
      Joyce and Jackie stumble upon a love letter Stu wrote to a girl long, long ago and assume that he has a girlfriend on the side.
    • Fair Exchange
      Fair Exchange
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      2/6/53
      0.0
      Stu and June fail to check with each other before spending the last $50 in their checking account. June buys a prom formal for Joyce and Stu puys a painting titled "Catastrophe".
    • Stu's Jalopy
      Stu's Jalopy
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      12/26/52
      0.0
      Stu thinks June has bought an old clunker so he sells it to the junkyard. He doesn't realize it actually belongs to someone else.
    • On the Trail
      On the Trail
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      4/11/52
      0.0
      The Erwins wander in circles searching for an elusive character named Lumpy.
    • Stu Sells His House
      Stu Sells His House
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      2/20/53
      0.0
      Stu wants to move the family to a new house, but the women do not want to leave their comfy home.
    • Jackie Finds a Cause
      Jackie Finds a Cause
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/17/52
      0.0
      The playground keeper, Mr. Swenson, is forced by the city council to retire because of his age. Joyce takes up his cause and starts a petition to keep him on.
    • Yvette
      Yvette
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      5/1/53
      0.0
      While shopping for an anniversary gift for June, Stu goes so gaga for an outfit that even buys the mannequin that it's on. Trouble begins when he tries to sneak the dummy into the house.
    • Nothing Like a Friend
      Nothing Like a Friend
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      5/15/53
      0.0
      Stu writes a paper on the Good Neighbor policy with South America. He invites Senor Renaldo, a good will ambassador, to have dinner with the Erwins, and promptly gets into a fight with the neighbors.
    • The First Fight
      The First Fight
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/9/55
      0.0
      Stu and June try to mediate in an argument between Joyce and her new husband.
    • Father Becomes Efficient
      Father Becomes Efficient
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/26/55
      0.0
      After an efficiency expert visits Hamilton High, Stu decides to enact some new rules in the Erwin kitchen.
    • Down on the Farm
      Down on the Farm
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/19/55
      0.0
      Helping Jimmy gain possession of a farm he's inherited results in the Erwin's spending an unpleasant night in a run-down farmhouse.
    • One of the Boys
      One of the Boys
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/12/55
      0.0
      Tomboy Jackie joins the school's basketball team, raising Stu's disapproval.
    • The Uninvited Guest
      The Uninvited Guest
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/5/55
      0.0
      Jackie raises bees for a school project, and Stu's lawnmower goes berserk.
    • Interfering In-Laws
      Interfering In-Laws
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/2/55
      0.0
      Joyce and Jimmy have to contend with interfering relatives as they attempt to furnish their apartment.
    • Two-Car Family
      Two-Car Family
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      2/16/55
      0.0
      Trickery is used to get Stu to buy a second car for the family.
    • The Helping Heart
      The Helping Heart
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/23/55
      0.0
      Stu tries to help when he learns from the mailman that his newly married daughter is inundated with bills.
    • The Matchmakers
      The Matchmakers
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      4/13/55
      0.0
      Stu and June play matchmaker for a spinster cousin and a stubborn old sailor.
    • Pecans vs. Pistachio
      Pecans vs. Pistachio
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      3/30/55
      0.0
      A feud develops between June and a neighbor over their entries in the cake contest at the fair.
    • Separate Vacations
      Separate Vacations
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      3/16/55
      0.0
      Stu and June want to spend their vacation far, far away from friends and family. They tell everyone they're heading north, but go south instead.
    • A Job for Jimmy
      A Job for Jimmy
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      3/16/55
      0.0
      To help his son-in-law, Stu pretends to be an expert on Antarctic wildlife.
    • Women Drivers
      Women Drivers
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      3/9/55
      0.0
      Jackie wants to take a driver's education class, but Stu refuses to sign her application. When he finally gives in, it's too late; the class is full. This forces Stu and June to become driving instructors.
    • The Honeymooners
      The Honeymooners
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/29/54
      0.0
      June and Stu's second honeymoon unintentionally crosses paths with Joyce and Jimmy's first one. They're all staying at the same hotel.
    • Lohengrin Blues
      Lohengrin Blues
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/22/54
      0.0
      As preparations for Joyce's wedding continue, Stu becomes upset over the ceremony. The simple home wedding that was planned has been turned by Mrs. Clark into a huge, expensive spectacular.
    • The Wedding Bouquet
      The Wedding Bouquet
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      12/15/54
      0.0
      Jackie catches a wedding bouquet that was supposed to go to Joyce. The festivities inspire both of the Erwin girls to profess their love true loves.
    • The Three Budgeteers
      The Three Budgeteers
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      7/3/53
      0.0
      Stu gives another lecture on saving money, this time proclaiming how careful shopping will save a fortune on back-to-school clothes for Joyce and Jackie. Mr. Know-it-all takes over the shopping and goes horribly over-budget.
    • All for Father
      All for Father
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      6/26/53
      0.0
      For Stu's birthday, Willie acts as his butler. He's also given a TV set that doesn't work.
    • The Day the Circus Came to Town
      The Day the Circus Came to Town
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      6/12/53
      0.0
      With the circus in town, Jackie works to bring it to the bedside of an invalid friend.
    • Love Thy Neighbor
      Love Thy Neighbor
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      6/5/53
      0.0
      The Erwins act as welcoming committee to a new family in town.
    • Farewell to Hamilton High
      Farewell to Hamilton High
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      5/22/53
      0.0
      Stu receives an offer from a high school in Chicago and his daughters assume he's accepted the position. Soon, the whole town is abuzz with talk of his departure.
    • Jackie's First Date
      Jackie's First Date
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/20/54
      0.0
      Stu imagines all sort of trouble when Jackie goes on her first date to the movie theater. He's mistaken for a peeping Tom when he goes to spy on her at Moonlight Point.
    • Father's Financier
      Father's Financier
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/27/54
      0.0
      Stu is irritated by Jackie's inability to manage her money. He talks her into opening her own account at the bank.
    • Puppy Love
      Puppy Love
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      11/3/54
      0.0
      Stu encounters problems with Mr. Drummond, the head of the town's maintenance department. It gets worse when Jackie wins of a date with Drummond's son Steve and declares she's in love with the boy.
    • Soft Touch
      Soft Touch
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      12/8/54
      0.0
      Stu hears that Jimmy thinks he's a "soft touch", so he has the family act like they're straight out of Tobacco Road.
    • Fleetwing
      Fleetwing
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      12/1/54
      0.0
      Stu questions his eyesight after seeing strange footprints on the carpet. His eyes aren't deceiving him; Willie has housed an old racehorse in the living room.
    • Father's Boy
      Father's Boy
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/24/54
      0.0
      Stu's teen daughter Jackie thinks her father wishes she had been born a boy. On a fishing trip with her dad, Jackie sets out to impress him with her all-around athletic prowess.
    • Right About Face
      Right About Face
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      11/17/54
      0.0
      After hearing secondhand that June thinks he's a stuffed shirt, Stu sets out to break his humdrum ways.
    • Father's Big Chance
      Father's Big Chance
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      11/10/54
      0.0
      Stu accepts a job offer to become the headmaster at a prestigious prep school--but it's 2000 miles away.
    • A Party Comes to Life
      A Party Comes to Life
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      3/14/52
      0.0
      Stu attempts to help Joyce's party, but his assortment of old-fashioned stunts like a taffy-pull fall flat with her new beau from Harvard.
    • Trouble Below
      Trouble Below
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      3/7/52
      0.0
      The tax assessor falls into the basement through a hole made in the floor by the exterminator who's trying to get rid of their termites.
    • Quiet Place
      Quiet Place
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      2/28/52
      0.0
      To escape the chaos that is their home, Stu takes June to a hotel for a needed rest. The supposedly relaxing trip becomes a disaster.
    • Class Reunion
      Class Reunion
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      4/14/51
      0.0
      A couple of Stu's old college buddies go crazy staging practical jokes at the Erwin house. The happens just after Stu has lectured about being tidy and punctual.
    • Stu's Private Eye
      Stu's Private Eye
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      4/7/51
      0.0
      Joyce has been going out every evening without explanation, so Stu and Willie turn private eye. She's secretly working to buy a gift for her parents' anniversary, but Stu has completely forgotten about the important date.
    • Father and Shakespeare
      Father and Shakespeare
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/31/51
      0.0
      The mayor asks Stu to entertain a visiting psychiatrist for the weekend. Additionally, Stu tries to settle the question of who really wrote the Bard's plays.
    • Cousin Steve Pays a Visit
      Cousin Steve Pays a Visit
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/24/51
      0.0
      Stu makes grand pronouncements on the importance of a close-knit, cooperative family. His words are put to the test when Cousin Steve visits; he's just gotten a job as a mattress tester.
    • Hot Rod
      Hot Rod
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      2/17/51
      0.0
      The school board thinks Stu is the cause of increasing juvenile delinquency. His involvement in the motor club results in the teens souping up their cars.
    • Erwin Goes to the Dogs
      Erwin Goes to the Dogs
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      4/21/51
      0.0
      A neighbor's new hunting dog causes Stu to think he needs one, too. This inspires Jackie to head to the pound to find a dog for father.
    • Interior Decorating
      Interior Decorating
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      4/28/51
      0.0
      Stu wants to surprise June by sprucing up the house a bit. His efforts at do-it-yourself wallpapering and painting collapse in disaster.
    • The Present
      The Present
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      6/23/51
      0.0
      June and Adele exchange birthday gifts. Neither likes the other's gift and both decide to exchange them at the store. Meanwhile, Stu tries to build a greenhouse with the help of his neighbor Larry (Classic TV Archive)
    • Many Happy Returns
      Many Happy Returns
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      6/16/51
      0.0
      June takes a job with a florist to afford the shotgun Stu's been coveting for his birthday. She finds herself in a tight spot when her boss turns out to be a bookie.
    • Father Picks a Queen
      Father Picks a Queen
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      5/26/51
      0.0
      Grabbing the wrong haircare product unintentionally turns Stu into a blonde bombshell. Joyce's effort to become a bombshell has her buying a bathing suit that's too revealing for father's tastes.
    • Weighty Problem
      Weighty Problem
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      5/19/51
      0.0
      One of Stu's old school buddies drops by the weekend. Now an insurance salesman, he pressures Stu to buy an additional policy because he's so physically unfit. This prompts Stu to begin exercising.
    • Baby Knows Best
      Baby Knows Best
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      5/12/51
      0.0
      Stu gets headaches he anticipated when he fills in for Joyce as a babysitter. He has to deal with an unpredictable baby and unpleasant parents whose marriage is on the rocks.
    • What Paper Do You Read?
      What Paper Do You Read?
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      2/10/51
      0.0
      June and Adele Bliss attend Stu's government civics class so they can be as politically up-to-date as he is.
    • Bugle Sounds
      Bugle Sounds
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      2/3/51
      0.0
      Joyce's boyfriend Drexel is leaving to enlist in the service (he's just not sure which one), so the Erwins throw him a going away party. Stu and Harry Johnson make a bet that they can convince the young man to chose the branch they served in.
    • Dr. I.Q. Erwin
      Dr. I.Q. Erwin
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      11/11/50
      0.0
      Stu takes the same I.Q. test as his students and has some explaining to do when he scores more than 50 points under the class average.
    • Stu's Holiday
      Stu's Holiday
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      11/4/50
      0.0
      Stu wants to spend the holiday in bed but his family has other ideas.
    • The Contest
      The Contest
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/28/50
      0.0
      Joyce and Nancy both want to win a popularity contest sponsored by a drug store, causing a rift between the friends. Things get out of control when parents start buying votes for their kids.
    • Mr. Lamont Stays All Night
      Mr. Lamont Stays All Night
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10/21/50
      0.0
      Stu invites theater star Lamont to stay over, wanting to pitch him on speaking to the school assembly. Meanwhile, Jackie hides the school mascot, a goat, in the guest's room. Stu thinks its a burglar.
    • Object Lesson
      Object Lesson
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/24/52
      0.0
      Stu can't find the important report he brought home. He blames his family with being careless and disorganized, and proceeds to confiscate everything he finds that's out of place.
    • Father Finds a Genius
      Father Finds a Genius
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      11/18/50
      0.0
      The boys Joyce has been dating are too rough and tough for Stu's taste. He decides to fix her up with his idea of Mr. Right: a brainy genius.
    • Father's Little Gift
      Father's Little Gift
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/25/50
      0.0
      Stu buys June a nightgown in an effort to keep their romance alive, but it meets with disastrous results.
    • The Ugly Duckling
      The Ugly Duckling
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/20/51
      0.0
      A man-stealer is created and her name is Mildred Hopper. At Stu's urging, Joyce and her friend Gertie try and turn frumpy dishrag Mildred into an attractive and popular girl. Thinking she's ignored their efforts at a makeover, the girls fix her up with their boyfriends. Little did they know that she's turned gorgeous.moreless
    • Competition
      Competition
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      1/13/51
      0.0
      Joyce has exiled her parents from the house because she wants to throw a party all by herself. Unfortunately, without her mother, she has no idea what to do. Stu and June, meanwhile, are killing time until they're allowed back in the house.
    • Father Knows Best
      Father Knows Best
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      1/6/51
      0.0
      Jackie thinks Stu's awful for suspending her boyfriend from the basketball team for bad grades. Drexel refuses to take her to the junior prom as a result, but says he'll take whoever cooks the best roast beef for him. To get out the doghouse, Stu becomes the chef.
    • Lesson in Tolerance
      Lesson in Tolerance
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/30/50
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      Stu's lecture on tolerance has an effect on Jackie. When a bum comes to the door looking for a handout, she's more than happy to help. Soon, she's the "got to" person for every hobo in town.
    • June's Romance
      June's Romance
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      12/2/50
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      Stu considers poisoning June's old boyfriend when he comes for a visit.
    • Private Enterprise
      Private Enterprise
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      6/30/51
      0.0
      It all started when Jackie ordered an aquarium, to be paid for COD. When father points out to his family the value of money and private enterprise, the family takes it big. What Stu doesn't realize is the complicated mess Jackie can get into by selling newspapers and cookies to pay for her aquarium until the Internal Revenue Department catches up with her (Classic TV Archive)moreless
    • Doctor's Examination
      Doctor's Examination
      Season 1 - Episode 40
      7/21/51
      0.0
      June sends Stu to the doctor for an exam since he's been grumpy and out of sorts lately. Thanks to a mix-up of medical charts, the family thinks Stu's time in this world is brief.
    • Erwin for President
      Erwin for President
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/16/51
      0.0
      While Jackie runs for class president, Stu campaigns for a new basketball court for the school. In the process, he almost becomes president of the town council.
    • The French Teacher
      The French Teacher
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      11/9/51
      0.0
      When an exchange teacher from France comes to town, the women become jealous of her due to the attention paid by their husbands.
    • Nice Little Doggie
      Nice Little Doggie
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      11/2/51
      0.0
      In his effort to butter up Mr. Selker and get him to buy the school a new baseball diamond, Stu agrees to care for his dog Mousie. The name is misleading; Mousie is a Great Dane.
    • The Bonus
      The Bonus
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/26/51
      0.0
      After giving away an unwanted gift, Stu finds the givers coming over for a visit.
    • Milk of Human Kindness
      Milk of Human Kindness
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      5/5/51
      0.0
      Good Samaritan Stu disrupts the household by inviting a homeless youth to stay at the Erwins' home.
    • Tempest in a Teapot
      Tempest in a Teapot
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/21/51
      0.0
      The family misunderstands Stu saying they're up by $5000, instead thinking they're in the hole by that much. To help the family finances, everyone starts economizing and getting jobs without telling Stu what they're up to.
    • Stu Has a Baby
      Stu Has a Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/4/52
      0.0
      When June and the girls go shopping for baby clothes, rumors begin to fly that Stu's about to become a father again.
    • Jackie Writes a Book
      Jackie Writes a Book
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/15/52
      0.0
      After another one of Stu's sanctimonious lectures, this one on the freedom of the press, ten-year-old Jackie causes headaches when she writes a book about her family.
    • Premature Engagement
      Premature Engagement
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/8/52
      0.0
      Jackie concocts a phony story about Joyce getting engaged to boost her sister's popularity.
    • Love Bug
      Love Bug
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/25/52
      0.0
      Jackie's left hook shows itself when she develops a crush on her sparring partner.
    • Brown Eyes
      Brown Eyes
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/18/52
      0.0
      The Erwins' quiet home turns chaotic with the simultaneous arrival of a new calf and a new cook.
    • Joyce's Romance
      Joyce's Romance
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/11/52
      0.0
      June and Stu try to help Joyce in romance with tips from their courtship days. Joyce puts some other old tricks to work when she determines her boyfriend has several additional girlfriends.
    • Black Saturday
      Black Saturday
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      3/24/51
      0.0
      June is envious of a neighbor's new dishwasher. Stu and Willie come to her rescue with a do-it-yourself dishwasher assembly kit.
    • Wedding Bells
      Wedding Bells
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      3/17/51
      0.0
      Thinking Joyce and Drexel are going to elope, Stu gets Willie's help to stop them from running off.
    • Roughing It
      Roughing It
      Season 1 - Episode 46
      9/1/51
      0.0
      Stu and Fred's camping trip is interrupted by Betty and the Erwin women who accidentally sumble upon their rustic camp.
    • June Serves on a Jury
      June Serves on a Jury
      Season 1 - Episode 44
      8/18/51
      0.0
      Stu becomes jealous of the defense attorney when June serves jury duty.
    • Dear Dora
      Dear Dora
      Season 1 - Episode 43
      8/11/51
      0.0
      The family's vacation plans are scrapped because an old friend of June shows up to visit. Unmarried, June and Stu decided to find her a husband.
    • Quaratine
      Quaratine
      Season 1 - Episode 42
      8/4/51
      0.0
      Jackie comes down with the mumps, causing the whole Erwin household to be placed under quarantine. Also, Stu is anxious for the school board to approve an assistant for him.
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
      Season 1 - Episode 41
      7/28/51
      0.0
      Joyce is stewing because dreamy Drexel is always next door with Nancy barbecuing. Stu's idea is to lure the boy over to their house by inviting him to their next cook out. The truth is that Drexel is interested in whoever is feeding him at the moment.
    • Cafe Society
      Cafe Society
      Season 1 - Episode 47
      9/8/51
      0.0
      A friend of Joyce, a finishing school student, returns to town. Joyce gets a dose of "high socieity" when she's invited to attend Miss Frittingham's finishing school.
    • I Spy
      I Spy
      Season 1 - Episode 48
      9/15/51
      0.0
      Jackie makes up a secret code which attracts the FBI. They investigate the Erwins, suspecting them of divulging classified information.
    • The Helping Hand
      The Helping Hand
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      3/10/51
      0.0
      The Erins try to help a lovesick teacher from Stu's school who's requested a transfer.
    • High Finance
      High Finance
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      3/3/51
      0.0
      Running short on money, Stu hastily sells his antique antique clock. It's not until later he learns it was worth a fortune because it belonged to Abraham Lincoln.
    • It's Just Money
      It's Just Money
      Season 1 - Episode 52
      10/13/51
      0.0
      Jackie concocts a bizarre system for picking winning football game scores. It's so convincing, the family is prepared to spend $10,000 in the endeavour.
    • That's My Mother
      That's My Mother
      Season 1 - Episode 50
      9/29/51
      0.0
      June is named "Mother of the Year", supposedly by the women's clubs in town, when she's targeted by a phony publicity scam.
    • Track Meet
      Track Meet
      Season 1 - Episode 49
      9/22/51
      0.0
      When the track team finds itself without a coach, Stu volunteers to fill the position.
    • The Trouble With Father Barbeque
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      1/1/50
      0.0
      Stu Erwin plays a mild-mannered high-school principal, with June Collyer as his wife.
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