The Donna Reed Show Season 1

Season 1

The Donna Reed Show Season 1

First Air Date: September 24, 1958

First Aired on    :   1958
Episodes    :   37 episodes



Episodes

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1x37 Operation Deadbeat (June 03, 1959)


Alex collects money Jeff owes.


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1x36 Advice To Young Lovers (May 27, 1959)


Mary gets advice on how to handle love.


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1x35 Tomorrow Comes Too Soon (May 20, 1959)


Donna wants a day alone without kids. But is she and Alex ready for that?


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1x34 Miss Lovelace Comes to Tea (May 13, 1959)


A housekeeper is hired to help Donna.


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1x33 The Testimonial (May 06, 1959)


Donna plans a speech for Dr. Jason


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1x32 Grateful Patient (April 29, 1959)


Alex takes advantage of a tip on the market.


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1x31 Do You Trust Your Child? (April 22, 1959)


Donna gives advice on how raise children.


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1x30 The Hero (April 15, 1959)


Alex's roommate Biff Jameson comes to Hilldale but Alex and Donna have trouble finding out what he does for a living.


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1x29 The Parting of the Ways (April 08, 1959)


The Stones campaign to help the Kelppers marrige backfires on them!


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1x28 April Fool (April 01, 1959)


Buzz Barry America's Idol comes to Hildale to sing at a school Dance but then is ill with the measles.


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1x27 The Flowered Print Dress (March 25, 1959)


Donna Tries to make her marriage more romantic.


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1x26 Mary's Campaign (March 18, 1959)


Marry is elected class secretary, and may drive her family crazy trying to Win the election.


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1x25 The Ideal Wife (March 11, 1959)


Everyone praises Donna,""the ideal wife,""so much that she goes on a rampage and purposely loses her temper at people.After a day of this she regrets her tirage and apologizes to all.


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1x24 Boys Will Be Boys (March 04, 1959)


David Barker is brought to Alex to be treated for rabies only to learn that student bit David.


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1x23 The Report Card (February 25, 1959)


Donna feels that Jeff is just an average Student.


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1x22 Love Thy Neighbor (February 18, 1959)


Donna And Alex help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Willber & Celia Wilgus only to find that Celia walked out.


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1x21 Donna Plays Cupid (February 11, 1959)


Donna Tries to get Bo and Celia to fall in love.


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1x20 Have Fun (February 04, 1959)


Mary comes home from a date in tears. Donna And Alex tell 2 different stories on how they met each other on there first date.


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1x19 Jeff vs. Mary (January 28, 1959)


Jeff fells Donna and Alex love Mary more than Jeff. Donna and Alex turn on an intercom after finding out the information and hope Jeff listens.


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1x18 It's the Principle of the Thing (January 21, 1959)


Mr. Popkin won't let Alex treat Joey because he has no money. Donna hires him to repairs around the house, Later Alex fires him. Donna sees that he is an inventor and helps Mr. Popkin market his product.


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1x17 Nothing But the Truth (January 14, 1959)


David Barker returns to the Stones home for his birthday.


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1x16 Jeff's Double Life (January 07, 1959)


After nosy neighbor Mrs. Wilgus (the inimitable Kathleen Freeman) alerts Donna and Alex about Mary having a noisy party while they were out, the kids get lectured about being the children of a doctor, and that they should behave accordingly. Not too long after this, Jeff takes a ride from Mary's troublemaker friend Tommy Hendricks, who doesn't have a license and has taken his father's car out for a joyride, and they get into a minor accident while fleeing a cop. He hides it from Donna and Alex, but must tell Mary when she notices him favoring his injured left arm. Not wanting to disappoint his parents or ruin his father's practice with a small-town scandal (i.e., Jeff (to Mary): ""I can see the headlines now: 'Doctor's Son Injured as Police Chase Hot Car'. It would ruin Dad!""), Jeff goes incognito to the new pediatrician who has just set up shop in Hilldale.


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1x15 Mary's Double Date (December 31, 1958)


Mary's Junior prom is coming up, She feels two boys on the football team are two possible dates to choose from. She waits until the day of the prom to decide.


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1x14 A Very Merry Christmas (December 24, 1958)


Donna searches for the person who gave money for the hospital party.


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1x13 The Busy Body (December 17, 1958)


Uncle Fred brings trouble to the stones.


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1x12 The Beaded Bag (December 10, 1958)


Donna tries to get an expensive bag for birthday.


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1x11 The Baby Contest (December 03, 1958)


Alex is judge at a Beautiful Baby contest run by Donna's club.


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1x10 Guest in the House (November 26, 1958)


An ex-patient seeks refuge at the stones.


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1x09 Dough Re-Mi (November 19, 1958)


Donna tries to get a concert pianist to perform at a benefit at the same time Jeff is trying to raise money for a football tackling dummy.


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1x08 Change Partners and Dance (November 12, 1958)


Mary has a crush on George the basketball star George who wants to take her to the varsity Prom but can't dance.


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1x07 Three Part Mother (November 05, 1958)


Donna tries to go to 3 places on the same night.


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1x06 The Foundling (October 29, 1958)


A woman abandones her child at the Stones place. Attached to the baby is a note, that upsets the entire household, including their Irish maid: Dear Mrs.Stone, His name is Willie. He's a good boy and hardly ever cries. When the local police is informed, Donna can't part from the baby. She wants to stay with him until his mother is found. Alex caves in to Donna and allows the baby to stay for the time being. Jeff, meanwhile, doesn't like the thought of a person who might become a sibling, but he soon warms up to it. Meanwhile, Donna does some invesitagtion on her own. She realizes that a baby name Guillermo might be called Willy. And who has a son named Willy? The milkman! Donna goes to his house to investigate. She finds out that the milkman is upset due to his young wife dying while having little Willy. But why did he choose Donna Stone to look after it? Because he knows Donna has a happy and loving home, and that she'd look after the child. The milkman says he realizes he did the wr


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1x05 The Football Uniform (October 22, 1958)


Jeff wants a uniform for the team picture. Jeff must work for the money to buy it.


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1x04 Male Ego (October 15, 1958)


Alex feels bad about his ego and proves his independence when Donna buys the suit he wants.


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1x03 The Hike (October 08, 1958)


Donna tries to prove women can out smart men when Dr. Stone is called away to treat a patient.


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1x02 Pardon My Gloves (October 01, 1958)


Jeff gets a black eye from a boy who mocked Donna's acting in a local play, so Donna tries to teach Jeff how to box.


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1x01 Weekend Trip (September 24, 1958)


This is the very first episode of the long-running series, in which audiences were introduced to the beloved Stone family. In this episode, we get a glimpse of the sometimes chaotic day-to-day life of the Stones, always buffered by the sweet and loving persona of Donna Reed as Donna Stone, TV's first ""highly visible"" Mom of the 1950s. She dispenses advice, discipline, humor and wisdom to her family, something that was usually reserved for the TV Dads of the era. In the premiere episode, Donna hopes to get away to a ski weekend with her brood, but pediatrician husband Alex's on-call schedule makes this tricky, especially since one of his young patients, Eddie Barclay (played by one of the Corcoran siblings of Disney film and TV fame; sister Noreen was on ""Bachelor Father"" with John Forsythe), has a mysterious illness and Alex doesn't want to leave him in the care of another doctor. Not wanting to disappoint Mary and Jeff (who are both experts at verbally matching wits and insults wit




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