The 1950s was an interesting era in America and a prime example of radio reflecting this was Father Knows Best. This show was quite unique for the period, a solid, well-written portrayal of typical Midwestern family life with a surprising emphasis on well-shaded characters to bring out the humorous side of suburban life. Thanks to excellent writing and outstanding acting, these hilarious slices of everyday life rise above the norm making this program a highlight of late-era network radio entertainment. Heard today, Father Knows Best still hilariously reflects the interpersonal relationships of a typical American family. Regardless if it’s the 1950s or the 21st Century, certain aspects of raising a family never change and remain hilariously consistent. Listening to these shows is like peeking into the past and finding a bit of yourself!