The Donna Reed Show

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Originally airing on from 1958-1966, The Donna Reed Show became one of the most popular family situation comedy series in television history during its eight season run.

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Episodes (34)

  1. 1. Mr. Nice Guy
    September 20, 1962
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    Mary can't understand why her brother Jeff is being so polite to her - unless there is some ulterior motive behind his good behavior.
  2. 2. Mrs. Stone & Dr. Hyde
    September 27, 1962
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    When Donna fills in for Alex's vacationing nurse, she is taken aback to find him an office tyrant.
  3. 3. To Be a Boy
    October 4, 1962
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    Trying to save enough money to build a boat, Jeff and Smitty make a pact to give up dating. Then Jeff finds Mary's friend Joanne hiding under his bed.
  4. 4. Who Needs Glasses
    October 11, 1962
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    Jeff decides wearing glasses would make him look older and sets out to prove he needs them.
  5. 5. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
    October 18, 1962
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    The Stone family is having growing pains, now that Mary is 18 and going to college. After several riffs, Mary decides it's time to leave home for the college dormitory for women. Mrs. Stone agrees, as she lived in the dorms and found it a benefit in growing up and learning. Tune in to see how each member of the Stone family reacts to Mary moving out.
  6. 6. My Dad
    October 25, 1962
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    Alex tries over and over to spend a day with Jeff, but his plans are always interrupted by emergency calls.Jeff later shows that he still loves his father by singing the song,"My Dad."
  7. 7. Fine Feathers
    November 1, 1962
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    Jeff discovers a lost bird. He thinks it might be a rare cockatoo and sends the story to the newspapers and Audubon societies-only to find out that the bird is really a cockateel, not quite a cockatoo.
  8. 8. Rebel with a Cause
    November 8, 1962
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    Donna is selected to take part in a survey of housewives to determine how long they spend doing their household chores.
  9. 9. Big Star
    November 15, 1962
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    Mary succeeds in helping a shy boy she knows become a singing star.
  10. 10. Man to Man
    November 22, 1962
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    Alex and Jeff go camping in order to spend more time together, but the trip turns out to be a plot cooked up by Jeff to meet his friends.
  11. 11. The Baby Buggy
    November 29, 1962
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    Everyone chips in to buy the elderly baby doctor a new car.
  12. 12. The Makeover Man
    December 6, 1962
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    Mary decides to make-over ill-mannered basketball star, Steve into a polished gentleman.
  13. 13. The Winning Ticket
    December 13, 1962
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    Jeff finds a winning raffle ticket for a new sports car, when he sees a woman drop the winning raffle ticket. Jeff begins to learn the cost of owning and operating an expensive sports car (such as insurance). When Jeff thinks he sees the child and woman again, he reaches a crossroad in his life. Tune in to see the path Jeff takes as he deals with this moral dilemma.
  14. 14. The Soft Touch
    December 20, 1962
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    If Jeff wants to be able to afford to go to a special event this weekend, he had better collect on the loans he gave his friends. This prompts Donna to suggest that Alex collect from his deadbeat patients.
  15. 15. Jeff Stands Alone
    December 27, 1962
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    After a conversation with a telephone lineman, Jeff decides that it's about time he becomes independent himself. He tests himself by going to a strange town without any money to see whether or not he can make it on his own.
  16. 16. Just a Little Wedding
    January 3, 1963
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    Mary's friend Marcia is getting married, but her Mother has been traveling (the continent), since her father died and has been out of communication. Donna takes on the role of wedding planner for the small gathering of friends and family at the Stone's home. Once Marcia's Mother arrives, Donna has to save the wedding and any relationship Mrs. Haversham hopes to have with the happy couple.
  17. 17. A Woman's Place
    January 10, 1963
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    When Donna decides to run for town council, Jeff and Mary agree to take care of the house. And how! But, when Alex dreams about Donna's political future, as Mayor, perhaps Governor, he decides he'd rather have her back home again.
  18. 18. The Chinese Horse
    January 17, 1963
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    At an annual unclaimed freight auction, a mysterious woman asks Donna to buy a wooden Chinese horse statue and gives her $100 cash. She explains she has to meet her husband out front. After a bidding war, Donna wins it for $50, but has no idea where to deliver the horse. Thus begins an adventure for the Stone family, especially when Jeff proposes it could be an International spy ring!
  19. 19. The New Look
    January 24, 1963
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    A boyfriend of Mary's calls her wholesome and she doesn't know whether to take it as a compliment or an insult.
  20. 20. A Way of Her Own
    January 31, 1963
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    A little girl named Trisha follows the Stones home from the park and says that she is one of the family. After a long effort to find her real parents,her uncle arrives. He realizes that the orphaned Trisha loves being in a family and that the Stones are fond of her. He arranges it so Trisha can stay with the Stones. Thus a new family member is added.
  21. 21. Three Is a Family
    February 7, 1963
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    Mary learns the joys and pains of having a little sister, as she has to baby-sit Trisha on a night when she'd planned to go on a date.
  22. 22. Big Sixteen
    February 14, 1963
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    On Jeff's 16th birthday he has a big fight with his girlfriend. Then he falls for an older woman.
  23. 23. Pioneer Woman
    February 21, 1963
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    Alex and Jeff spend the weekend at the cabin of Alex's friend Red. Donna and Mary follow them and prove that women can, "rough it" in the wilderness as well as men can.
  24. 24. The House on the Hill
    February 28, 1963
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    Donna visits a reclusive woman who lives in an old Victorian house.She feels trapped in a haunted house after a while.
  25. 25. Where the Stones Are
    March 7, 1963
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    The Stones all end up at Shelter Bay during "mid-term vacation", better known today as "Spring Break". Mary doesn't know the rest of the family is there; she thought it was just her and her girlfriends. Donna, Jeff, and Alex get to stay on a fishing boat named "Big Daddy", and boy does Donna hook a big one!
  26. 26. The Two Doctors Stone
    March 14, 1963
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    Alex and Donna prepare to go away for the weekend, but Donna suspects Trisha will be sick. Donna sees Trisha eating bananas and saw Jeff eating bananas before he became ill. Alex's colleague Dave tries to convince them otherwise, turns out Jeff is the one who came down with a fever. Trisha had been eating bananas because of her promised tree house and she had wanted to climb trees like a monkey.
  27. 27. Everywhere That Mary Goes
    March 21, 1963
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    A new boy at college has taken a shine to Mary. To Mary's consternation, he follows her everywhere and scares off any other boy who approaches her. Mary decides to find him another girl to protect.
  28. 28. The Handy Man
    March 28, 1963
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    A local handyman loves fooling around and making kids laugh.Trisha asks him to fix things around the house, but turns out he is inept. Donna feels helpless as he wrecks the house, but soon the ice-cream man arrives. He knows more about repair work and he hates kids. The ice-cream man ends up fixing everything around the house, while the handyman ends up delivering the ice cream and singing.
  29. 29. Friends & Neighbors
    April 4, 1963
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    Dr. Dave Kelsey, who has been frustrated by his in-laws (or outlaws as he calls them) moves into the house next door with his wife Midge. Midge is a neophyte when it comes to household chores, so for the first week or so Donna helps her all she can and Dave is truly grateful that the Stones have helped both of them settle down.
  30. 30. Boys & Girls
    April 11, 1963
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    While Jeff and Joanne are dating as seniors in high school and Mary and Scotty are dating in college, turns out Scotty would rather date Joanne, and Joanne would rather go out with Scotty, got it? Then they all go to a college dance and Jeff and Mary wind up being the wallflowers. What can Jeff and Mary do?
  31. 31. All Those Dreams
    April 18, 1963
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    Pitcher Don Drysdale appears in this episode along with his real-life wife and daughter. On a trip to Chicago, Jeff is excited about seeing his pal, Don Drysdale, again. He is supposed to get an interview with Don for the school paper. Jeff's excitement turns to disappointment when it appears that Don Drysdale can't deliver the interview.
  32. 32. All Women Are Dangerous
    April 25, 1963
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    A tale of Joyce and Sabrina in a classic contest, which one will get Jeff to ask her to the big dance? Will it be poor, helpless Joyce or the dominant Sabrina? They both ply Jeff in their own manipulative ways. Poor Jeff can't make up his mind. When he asks his family for advice, all he gets for an answer is "Why don't you toss a coin?"
  33. 33. The Big Wheel
    May 2, 1963
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    Mary is going away to a new college in the fall and plans an outdoor formal party in their backyard. At the same time, Jeff ends up buying a "Hilldale Bus Lines" bus, which he hopes to use in various money making ventures. While Jeff was able to drive the bus home, unfortunately, it will no longer start. Tune in to see how Donna deals with the bus, while attempting to save Mary's party.
  34. 34. Day of the Hero
    May 9, 1963
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    Jeff makes a date with Rosemary for the senior prom. Smitty then lets Jeff know that Jeff has been nominated to run for Senior Class President. Now, gorgeous Dolores wants Jeff to take her to the prom. What can Jeff do? He's already committed to Rosemary, or is he? Will Jeff actually dump Rosemary for Dolores?

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Paul Petersen
Season year
1963
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