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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. That's Show Business
    September 24 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Kenny, a short, shy boy who stutters, wants to drop out of the school show. To improve his confidence, Mary gives him a "lucky" penny, and convinces him to stay in the show. But Mary is miserable now that she is partnered with the shorter Kenny in a dance number, so she convinces him to wear shoes with lifts with disastrous results.
  2. 2. Sleep No More, My Lady
    October 1 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna is too excited to sleep because Alex is giving a speech at a convention. While trying to sleep on the plane Alex gives Donna a tranquilizer to help her sleep.
  3. 3. A Penny Earned
    October 1 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna has trouble deciding whether or not buy a new dress.
  4. 4. A Friend Indeed
    October 8 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Jeff's 'friend' Doug keeps getting him into trouble at school, and Jeff silently takes the blame for him because he knows Doug's mother constantly picks on him and wonders why he can't be more like Jeff, who behaves like an innocent cherub at their house.
  5. 5. The First Child
    October 15 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Alex must contend with overly anxious new parents who constantly call him in a state of panic, thinking that there is something wrong with their baby.
  6. 6. Going Steady
    October 22 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Mary wants to meet a boy, so she talks Jeff into going to his kid sister's party.
  7. 7. The Neighborly Gesture
    October 29 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Alex is hurt that Jeff likes the new neighbor.
  8. 8. Nothing Like a Good Book
    November 12 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna mistakenly accepts an invitation to 'culture vulture' Lydia Langley's cocktail party, at which Lydia mentions that she also conducts a book discussion group. She goads Donna into joining it and then reporting on Tolstoy's "War and Peace" at her first meeting.
  9. 9. Flowers for the Teacher
    November 19 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Jeff's class has a new teacher, Miss McGuinness. The boys in particular complain that she is too strict, so Donna meets with the new teacher to get matters settled.
  10. 10. All Mothers Worry
    November 19 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Jeff's friend, Phillip has a problem. He wants to play football, but his mother is over-protective and won't let him.
  11. 11. Jeff Joins a Club
    November 26 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Jeff finds out the reason why he wasn't made a member of a club: He is friends with a boy no one else likes.
  12. 12. The Punishment
    December 3 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Dilemma in the Stone household: How to discipline the children without having Donna look like a villain by meting out the punishments, or having Donna look like a squealer when Alex does.
  13. 13. Difference of Opinion
    December 17 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna gets cornered into accepting an invitation from a couple that neither she nor Alex really care for. Alex refuses to go, sparking an argument that they try to keep quiet from the children.
  14. 14. The Homecoming Dance
    December 17 1959
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    To ease their minds about Mary having a blind date with a college man, Donna and Alex chaperone at Homecoming.
  15. 15. Lucky Girl
    December 31 1959
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Lately all Donna has been hearing is how wonderful Alex is, and how lucky she is to be his wife. After a while this gets Donna to wondering if what people really mean is that Alex got the short end of the stick by marrying Donna.
  16. 16. Broken Spirit
    January 7 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Suddenly Jeff is acting like the model child. Donna thinks it is due to the scolding Alex gave him, but the truth is that Jeff feels responsible for an elderly neighbor's fall down the stairs.
  17. 17. The Secret
    January 14 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Mary gets an engagement ring and phone calls from Matt, a freshman at UCLA, but doesn't tell anyone in the family about the ring or why Matt is calling. So what's going on? As Donna says, "Alex, our daughter has a secret."
  18. 18. The New Mother
    January 21 1960
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Little David Barker is very excited. His father is getting married and he hopes this means he can leave military school and live in a real home, but things don't work out the way David thought they would.
  19. 19. Just a Housewife
    January 28 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The radio show "Housewives Corner" is broadcast from McClure's Market. Host Jerry Parker is asking the ladies if housewives find questions like "While baking an upside down cake, do you recommend standing on your head?" This presents an opportunity for Donna to defend homemakers like herself as being a bit more than "just a housewife"!
  20. 20. The Free Soul
    February 4 1960
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Alex's Uncle Dan takes a break from traveling all over the world. Jeff likes the idea of going to Alaska, Saudi Arabia, Malaya, Australia, and doing whatever he wants, just like Uncle Dan. Jeff decides to join him. Will Donna and Alex allow him to go? Would you believe, yes?
  21. 21. The First Quarrel
    February 11 1960
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna gets involved in a couple's spat.
  22. 22. A Place to Go
    February 18 1960
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Jeff and his friends get into trouble when they are discovered using an abandoned house as a hang-out. This prompts Donna and the other mothers to create a nice meeting place for the children.
  23. 23. A Night to Howl
    February 25 1960
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Donna and Alex decide to shake up their daily routine by going out on the town - and on a Monday night, no less! Nothing works out the way they planned.
  24. 24. The Editorial
    March 3 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Jeff is named Editor of the school newspaper, and his first action is to write a negative editorial about homework.
  25. 25. The Gentle Dew
    March 10 1960
    26min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Alex lays down the law when Jeff and Mary slack off on their responsibilities at home and their schoolwork. Now Alex is furious when it appears that Mary didn't come home from a bowling date with Roger on time.
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Directors
Oscar RudolphIda LupinoRobert Ellis MillerLawrence DobkinNorman TokarAndrew McCulloughHy Averback
Supporting actors
Paul Petersen
Season year
1960
Network
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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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