The Donna Reed Show

On to Fairview

Season 4, Ep 36, Aired 5/24/62
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  • Episode Description
  • Jeff participates in an advertising scheme created by Mr. Varney to sell more bikes at his shop. Guess how quickly it will take for Jeff Stone to ride a bike (in front of the store on a treadmill) 30 miles (the distance to Fairview). The winner receives a new racing bike! Jeff agreed to do it for $5, as he is buying a present worth almost $10 to give to the most important girl in his life. Meanwhile at home his Mother is upset with him not attending to his chores, as he is trying to earn money for a gift. She knows it is for Jeff's current crush and feels a $10 gift is too much. She doesn't relent in giving Jeff home chores to before he can fulfill his promise to Mr. Varney. Tune in to find out how: A) Jeff gets the money in time, as he has it on layaway for a $1, but only till 5 PM and B) How his Mother reacts when she realizes the most important girl in Jeff's life is her, his Mother (as he puts the $10.00 necklace around her neck). Also how long do you think it took Jeff to ride the bike 30 miles in front of Mr. Varney's Bicycle shop?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shelley Fabares

    Mary Stone (1958-1963)

  • Donna Reed

    Donna Stone

  • Carl Betz

    Dr. Alex Stone

  • Paul Petersen

    Jeff Stone

  • June Bennett

    lady customer

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Trivia (1)

    • Jeff Stone completed the ride to Fairview (using the treadmill) in 1 hour, 12 minutes, and 8 seconds.  This is an average speed of 24.95 MPH.  During Jeff's ride, his Father (Dr. Stone) mentions to Jeff that he must be doing 25 MPH.  The racing bicycle Jeff was using didn't have a speedometer on it, so Dr. Stone's guess was very good, especially given the bike was stationary.

      Mr. Varney paid Jeff $5 for this event.  In 1961 the minimum hourly rate was $1.15, which when adjusted for inflation in 1996 dollars is $6.03.  As Jeff earned $5 for 1 hour 12 minutes and 8 seconds work (the time it took to ride the 30 miles), his hourly rate was approximately $4.16 in 1961 dollars, which would be about $21.80 in 1996 dollars.

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