Lost 'Father' Found9 Jan, 2008 By: John Latchem
A missing episode of “Father Knows Best” has been found and will be included on the April 1 release of the first-season DVD set.
As reported in Home Media Magazine, Shout! Factory was unable to locate the episode “The Promised Playhouse,” and culled footage from a fifth-season flashback episode to include on the DVD. However, upon reading the article a collector from Dallas realized he had a 16mm print of the original and loaned it to Shout! Factory.
According to Lorrie Shapiro, VP of DVD for Shout! Factory, both the original and abridged version will be offered on the DVD. The original is included in the “Play All” queue.
While there was enough time to include the episode on the DVD and make the street date, Shapiro said there wasn't enough time to change the packaging.