The Donna Reed Show Season 2

Season 2

The Donna Reed Show Season 2

First Air Date: September 24, 1959

First Aired on    :   1959
Episodes    :   37 episodes



Episodes

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2x38 Cool Cat (June 18, 1960)


Jeff wants to keep a cat that followed him home, so can Harry the Cat stay? The Stone family will decide by using the democratic process.


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2x37 The Wedding Present (June 10, 1960)


Aunt Lettie is coming to visit, so Donna and Alex try to find the wedding present she gave them so she would be certain to see it. It would help if they could just remember what it was! And by the way, Alex, can Donna buy a $250 Porcelain Dresden figurine?


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2x36 Love's Sweet Awakening (June 02, 1960)


Sixteen- year-old Petie is home from military school and visiting the Stone family. Petie and Mary have been friends for years, but seeing how beautiful Mary has become, he would now like to be more than just friends. As Alex puts it, ""springtime has come to Petie!"" How can Petie catch Mary's eye?


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2x35 The Gossip (May 26, 1960)


Donna tells Emily, the town gossip, that Kay Watson is having a baby. Then Donna learns from Alex that Kay is keeping it a secret so that she can stay working longer. Donna is crushed, knowing that she may have let Kay's secret out.


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2x34 The First Time We Met (May 19, 1960)


Donna and Alex have different stories about how they first met. Also Donna plays matchmaker to a new doctor in town and a pretty nurse at the hospital.


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2x33 Mary's Crusade (May 12, 1960)


Mary vows not to go to the school dance unless Ellen has a date for the dance. Ellen is rather plain so Mary goes to work to transform Ellen into a glamorous young lady.


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2x32 Jeff, the Financial Genius (May 05, 1960)



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2x31 The Career Woman (April 28, 1960)


Donna's old school mate, who has been a single career woman all these years, is now engaged to a doctor. She visits Donna to see what life is really like for a doctor's wife.


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2x30 Alex Runs the House (April 21, 1960)


Donna is away and Alex has to manage the house and children.


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2x29 Mary's Growing Pain (April 14, 1960)



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2x28 Pickles for Charity (April 07, 1960)


While Alex was the ""belle of the ball"" with his fantastic dancing at the Woman's Medical Auxiliary Dance, the dance cost more to produce than the income from ticket sales provided. Each member agrees to contribute $27 using her skills in moneymaking to make up the budget shortfall. Donna will sell 54 jars of her famous pickle recipe at fifty cents per jar and donate the money to the Auxiliary. Will Donna's plan work?


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2x27 The Perfect Pitch (March 24, 1960)


Donna makes Jeff take trumpet lessons when she discovers he has perfect pitch. Jeff would rather be on the track team.


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2x26 The Fatal Leap (March 17, 1960)


Alex's wild room-mate from college is getting married, and Alex is invited to the bachelor party. Donna doesn't like this idea at all.


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2x25 The Gentle Dew (March 10, 1960)


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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2x24 The Editorial (March 03, 1960)



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2x22 A Place to Go (February 18, 1960)


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.


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2x21 The First Quarrel (February 11, 1960)



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2x20 The Free Soul (February 04, 1960)


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?


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2x19 Just a Housewife (January 28, 1960)


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""!


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2x18 The New Mother (January 21, 1960)


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.


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2x17 The Secret (January 14, 1959)


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.""


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2x16 The Broken Spirit (January 07, 1960)



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2x15 The Lucky Girl (December 31, 1959)


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.


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2x14 The Homecoming Dance (December 24, 1959)



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2x13 A Difference of Opinion (December 17, 1959)


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.


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2x12 The Punishment (December 10, 1959)


Dilemma in the Stone household: How to discipline the children without having Donna look like a villian by meting out the punishments, or having Donna look like a squealer when Alex does .


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2x11 Jeff Joins a Club (December 03, 1959)


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.


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2x10 All Mothers Worry (November 26, 1959)


Jeff's friend, Phillip, has a problem. He wants to play football, but his mother is over-protective and won't let him.


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2x09 Flowers For the Teacher (November 19, 1959)


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.


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2x08 Nothing Like a Good Book (November 12, 1959)


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. Donna then attempts to immerse the whole family in culture, by buying Jeff a Dickens book, Mary a Tchaikovsky record, and a copy of Tolstoy's epic for her and Alex to read together. She then tries to read the lengthy novel in a week...


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2x07 The Neighborly Gesture (November 05, 1959)


Alex is hurt that Jeff likes the new neighbor.


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2x06 Going Steady (October 29, 1959)


Mary wants to meet a boy, so she talks Jeff into going to his kid sister's party.


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2x05 The First Child (October 22, 1959)


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.


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2x04 A Friend Indeed (October 15, 1959)


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. One day when Dr. Alex is at Doug's house, he witnesses Doug's mother berating Doug unfairly, so Donna invites Doug's mother over just before Mary and Jeff get home from school so she can be there to see Jeff's behavior at home. Doug's mother learns that Jeff is obnoxious to his sister, loud, and unruly at home (just like any other adolescent boy) and all ends well when Doug arrives and his mother sees that he too, is just like any other boy, but knows when to be polite in somebody else's house.


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2x03 A Penny Earned (October 08, 1959)


Donna has trouble deciding whether or not buy a new dress.


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2x02 Sleep No More My Lady (October 01, 1959)


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.


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2x01 That's Show Business (September 24, 1959)


Mary Tries to Act.




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