The Trouble With Father - Season 3

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Episode Guide

  • The Three Budgeteers
    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
    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
    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
    Episode 23
    6/5/53
    0.0
    The Erwins act as welcoming committee to a new family in town.
  • Farewell to Hamilton High
    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.
  • Nothing Like a Friend
    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.
  • Yvette
    Yvette
    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.
  • The Landlord
    The Landlord
    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
  • Jackie's Newspaper
    Jackie's Newspaper
    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.
  • Youth, It's Wonderful
    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
  • Operation Hamster
    Operation Hamster
    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.
  • Art Appreciation
    Art Appreciation
    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.
  • 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.
  • Stu Sells His House
    Stu Sells His House
    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.
  • Fair Exchange
    Fair Exchange
    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 Secret
    Stu's Secret
    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.
  • Leave It to Stu
    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
  • The Blow Up
    The Blow Up
    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.
  • Stu's Jalopy
    Stu's Jalopy
    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.
  • The Golden Key
    The Golden Key
    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.
  • The Game
    The Game
    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.
  • Father Takes a Pet
    Father Takes a Pet
    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.
  • Fur Coat
    Fur Coat
    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.
  • Goin' Steady
    Goin' Steady
    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.
  • Object Lesson
    Object Lesson
    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.
  • Jackie Finds a Cause
    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.
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