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The Donna Reed Show

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Originally airing 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.
Starring
Donna ReedCarl BetzShelley Fabares
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. Weekend
    September 15 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The family wants to get away for the weekend. The brochure shows Lakeview Lodge to be a great place to go, so Donna and Alex head up there early with Mary and Jeff to join them later, but Lakeview Lodge turns out to be a major disappointment.
  2. 2. The Mystery Woman
    September 22 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A lady spots Donna and Mary having lunch in a restaurant, so she stops to say hello. She recognized Donna, even though "it's been 13 years." Donna doesn't recognize her but is polite and too embarrassed to ask her name. Later, Donna realizes she must find out who the mystery woman was.
  3. 3. Donna Decorates
    September 29 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna tries to redecorate the house, but neighbor boy Dennis Mitchell (Jay North) tries to help her and ends up making things more of a mess. Donna finally calls Dennis' nearer neighbor Mr. Wilson (Joseph Kearns) to ask if Dennis would help him with anything. This was a crossover show-with two people from "Dennis the Menace" guesting. It turns out both shows are set in the town of Hilldale.
  4. 4. The Love Letter
    October 6 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Nick the Greek is the handyman at the Stone's house. He's still learning how to write English, so he asks Jeff for help in writing a love letter to his girlfriend. Later, Mary finds this love letter in Jeff's handwriting and wonders if Jeff is involved in a new romance.
  5. 5. How the Other Side Lives
    October 20 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Mary's friend Ginny lives in a mansion with a maid, a tennis court, and a swimming pool. Now Ginny is going to spend the weekend at Mary's house. What can Mary do to impress Ginny?
  6. 6. Alex's Twin
    October 27 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Mary is enamored with the new boy at school Elroy, because he reminds her so much of what her dad must have been like as a teenager.
  7. 7. Worried Anyone?
    November 3 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Like, are we worried about Mary riding in Scotty's car? After all, it's only a hot rod made with parts taken from wrecked cars!
  8. 8. Higher Learning
    November 10 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Jeff has scored in the "genius" category on a school I.Q. test. The principal, Mr. Conroy suggests that Jeff go away to a school more suited to his intellectual needs. Jeff doesn't like this idea because he just became quarterback on the football team.
  9. 9. Never Marry a Doctor
    November 17 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The Stones' cleaning lady has troubles. Her baby is sick and her husband lost his job due to illness. Alex takes care of the baby's health, and Donna hires the husband to do odd jobs in their house. Now the Stones have troubles. The twenty dollars that Alex left on the counter for Mrs. Cruikshank's charity is missing.
  10. 10. It Only Hurts When I Laugh
    November 24 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The tables are turned as Alex becomes a hospital patient and a difficult one at that.
  11. 11. The Model Daughter
    December 1 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Mary goes to a session at Taffy Cinders Charm School and wins a scholarship to learn how to be a model. Most of the girls who went with Mary also "won" scholarships, too! Then the expenses mount up, as she needs the School instruction book, the School grooming aids, etc.
  12. 12. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
    December 8 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Flamingo Club, and that's when Mary makes the right decision.
  13. 13. Donna Goes to a Reunion
    December 15 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna heads to a Blaine Women's College reunion and while she's away Jeff adopts Duke, the dog.
  14. 14. Someone Is Watching
    December 22 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Jeff wants a motor scooter like Gordie just got, but his father won't allow it. When Gordie shows off his riding skills and drives the scooter into a tree, Gordie proceeds to fake a leg injury convincing the Stone family to take care of him in the process.
  15. 15. The Lean and Hungry Look
    December 29 1960
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna can't fit into the dress she bought a few months ago, and she still wants to wear it! She decides it's time to exercise and diet the extra pounds off. Then, Alex notices his tuxedo is a little too tight now, so he decides, well, you get the picture!
  16. 16. Character Building
    January 5 1961
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    When Donna's letter-to-the-editor about parents needing to make sure that their children follow through by finishing what they start gets published, it prompts Donna to follow through herself.
  17. 17. World's Greatest Entertainer
    January 12 1961
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Jeff just can't seem to do anything right. The family needs to build up his spirits, so when he does mediocre imitations of movie stars like James Cagney, Peter Lorre, and Edward G. Robinson, he gets all the family's praise and decides to participate in the upcoming school talent show!
  18. 18. Variations on a Theme
    January 19 1961
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The piano becomes a "parking lot" with everyone dropping things on it, like books, the newspaper, so Alex decides to sell it. But, all of a sudden Mary has a problem with that idea, it turns out a boy she'd like to date just loves to play the piano!
  19. 19. The Stones Go To Hollywood
    January 26 1961
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Alex needs to go to Hollywood to discuss suggestions for a Children's Clinic, so the whole family takes the opportunity to go along and see Hollywood, except it rains, for 2 days! They all wanted to meet a movie star before they leave and they do!
  20. 20. Donna Directs a Play
    February 2 1961
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna fills in for the director of Mary's drama group when he is called to Hollywood for a part in a movie.
  21. 21. Trip to Nowhere
    February 9 1961
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Jeff has been complaining that there's nothing to do, so Donna decides to take Jeff and Mary camping at Trues dale Park. But, this isn't the kind of camping trip Jeff had in mind.
  22. 22. The Geisha Girl
    February 16 1961
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The new doctor is married to a Japanese Geisha girl. She is constantly seeing to her husband's needs, and the married couples of Hilldale have a difficult time adjusting to her. Leave it to Donna to "Americanize" her.
  23. 23. The Busy People
    February 23 1961
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    In an attempt to try for more togetherness as a couple, Donna signs Alex and herself up for painting lessons.
  24. 24. Tony Martin Visits
    March 2 1961
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    While driving through Hilldale, Tony Martin is arrested for speeding. He knows he wasn't speeding, but figures he'll just pay the fine and be on his way. In court, Tony sees Donna fighting a parking meter violation and insisting on a jury trial rather than pay a $2 fine. Tony decides to ask for a jury trial, too. It's a matter of man versus machine.
  25. 25. Aunt Belle's Earnings
    March 9 1961
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Alex's Aunt Belle has come for a visit and resumes her relationship with Oliver Greavey much to Alex's consternation. The relationship soon turns sour. Can a pair of earrings bring them back together?
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Directors
Andrew McCulloughNorman TokarRobert Ellis MillerJames SheldonJeffrey HaydenTed Haworth
Supporting actors
Paul Petersen
Season year
1961
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AzharReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 April 2021
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every episode is well thought of, depicts all that is good and clean in this world
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