The Donna Reed Show

ABC (ended 1966)




Episode Guide

    • Everywhere That Mary Goes
      Season 5 - Episode 27
      A new boy at college has taken a shine to Mary. To Mary's consternation, he follows her everywhere and scares off any other boy who approaches her. Mary decides to find him another girl to protect.
    • Slipped Disc
      Slipped Disc
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      Jeff and his combo want to cut a record, and in order to afford to do so, they sell shares in the venture.
    • Alex's Twin
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Mary is enamored with the new boy at school, Elroy! Why? Because he reminds her so much of what her dad must have been like as a teenager. Alex can't see the resemblance at all.
    • My Dad
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Alex tries over and over to spend a day with Jeff,but his plans are always interrupted by emergency calls.Jeff later shows that he still loves his father by singing the song,"My Dad."
    • Man to Man
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Alex and Jeff go camping in order to spend more time together, but the trip turns out to be a plot cooked up by Jeff to meet his friends.
    • To Be a Boy
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Trying to save enough money to build a boat, Jeff and Smitty make a pact to give up dating. Then Jeff finds Mary's friend Joanne hiding under his bed.
    • Boys and Girls
      Season 5 - Episode 30
      While Jeff and Joanne are dating as seniors in high school and Mary and Scotty are dating in college, turns out Scotty would rather date Joanne, and Joanne would rather go out with Scotty got it? Then they all go to a college dance and Jeff and Mary wind up being the wallflowers. What can Jeff and Mary do?moreless
    • Who Needs Glasses?
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Jeff decides wearing glasses would make him look older, and sets out to prove he needs them.
    • Never Look a Gift House in the Mouth
      After the Stones agree to take care of a friend's cottage on Echo Lake, Jeff decides it's the perfect locale for his frat party.
    • A Very Merry Christmas
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Donna is fed up with how nowadays no one has the true Christmas spirit anymore. Seems like everyone is more concerned with receiving rather than giving. Her faith in mankind is restored when she discovers just who has been secretly giving the Christmas parties for the children's ward all these years.moreless
    • Big Sixteen
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      On Jeff's 16th birthday he has a big fight with his girlfriend. Then he falls for an older woman.
    • The Big League Shock
      The Big League Shock
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      Jeff's friend Bill was high school valedictorian, but as a freshman in college now is only making B's and C's. How can the Stone family help?
    • Donna's Prima Donna
      Season 4 - Episode 20

      When Mary decides to forsake college and embark on a singing career, Donna falls back upon a trick played by her, own, Mother.  This time around, though, the facts are different.  Will Donna end up making a very large mistake, when it comes to Mary's future?

    • Four on the Floor
      Four on the Floor
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      Jeff wants to buy a new car so bad that it will only cause trouble because Karen's Uncle Henshaw as no idea that car Jeff buys is a lemon (bad) car. Now Jeff has to figure out how to get rid of the car. Donna & Alex go and look at the car and find that the car is good.moreless
    • By-Line - - Jeffrey Stone
      By-Line - - Jeffrey Stone
      Season 8 - Episode 27
      Jeff and Smitty try to get Lesley Gore, who is appearing in town, to record their new song.
    • The Windfall
      The Windfall
      Season 7 - Episode 21
      Jeff finds $500.00 in a suitcase he bought at an auction.
    • Cool Cat
      Season 2 - Episode 38
      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.
    • Day of the Hero
      Season 5 - Episode 34
      Jeff makes a date with Rosemary for the senior prom. Smitty then lets Jeff know that Jeff has been nominated to run for Senior Class President. Now gorgeous Dolores wants Jeff to take her to the prom. What can Jeff do? He's already committed to Rosemary, or is he? Will Jeff actually dump Rosemary for Dolores?moreless
    • Someone is Watching
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Jeff wants a motor scooter like Gordie just got, but Alex won't agree to that. Gordie shows off his riding skill until he drives the scooter into a tree in the Stones front yard. Gordie proceeds to fake a leg injury that puts him in Jeff's bed overnight, with Donna taking care of him. Why would Gordie do that? Does it have anything to do with his new stepmother or his dad giving him anything he wants? Does Donna have an idea about how to help Gordie's mom with this problem? You bet she does!moreless
    • New Girl in Town
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Jeff is cornered into dating a new girl in town. All ends well when he discovers the new girl is a tomboy.
    • All Women Are Dangerous
      Season 5 - Episode 32
      A tale of Joyce and Sabrina in a classic contest, which one will get Jeff to ask her to the big dance? Will it be poor, helpless Joyce or the dominant Sabrina? They both ply Jeff in their own manipulative ways. Poor Jeff can't make up his mind. When he asks his family for advice, all he gets for an answer is "Why don't you toss a coin?"moreless
    • The Lean and Hungry Look
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Donna can't fit into the dinner dress she bought a few months ago, and she 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! And will Jeff ever repay the money he borrowed from Mary so she can buy that sweater she's been wanting for a long time. And what do you think happens when she finally does get that sweater and tries it on?moreless
    • The Winning Ticket
      Season 5 - Episode 13

      When Jeff finds the winning raffle ticket for a new sports car, he faces some adult sized responsibilities. Jeff sees a woman from behind drop a raffle ticket and before he can return it to her, she disappears. The only possible clue is her child's droopy drawers, but as Dr. and Mrs. Stone agree there are lots of children with droopy-drawers.

      Jeff begins to learn the cost of owning and operating an expensive sports car (such as insurance). He also discovers how people now treat him differently from his boy and girls friends to prospective employers (he needs to pay for the car). When Jeff thinks he sees the child and woman again, he reaches a crossroad in his life. Tune in to see the path Jeff takes as he deals with this moral dilemma.

    • Mister Nice Guy
      Mister Nice Guy
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Mary can't understand why her brother Jeff is being so polite to her - unless there is some ulterior motive behind his good behavior.
    • The Love Letter
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      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.
    • The Swingin' Set
      Season 4 - Episode 35

      Hilldale high school students can't attend the junior prom stag and as the episode opens they don't yet have dates. Fortunately, two new girls recently moved into the neighborhood. Jeff meets the first girl, when she brings by mail (for Dr. Stone) delivered, by mistake, to her new home. He finds her stunning. So stunning, in fact, he can't get a word out and she leaves without him asking her anything, such as her name, number, address, to the junior prom, etc.

      Later Smitty see her at the malt shop working. As Smitty needs moral support to talk to her and also ask her to the junior prom, he goes and get Jeff to be his wingman. When Jeff sees Smitty is after the girl who tongue tied him earlier in the day, he's beside himself, but being a true friend he lets Smitty ask her out. Later Jeff meets the second new girl (who lives three doors down from him) and his Mother sets him up to invite her to the junior prom. Jan, the second new girl, realizes Jeff really doesn't want to take her to the prom and gives him a way out. As Jeff is a true gentleman, he declines and tells her he really wants to take her to the prom. At the end of the scene they agree he should come by her place at 7:30 PM (19:30) CT to pick her up and she'll be ready at 8 PM (20:00) CT.

      Once at the prom Smitty and Jeff's date (the second girl) hit it of, as though they were made for each other. Thus Jeff ends up with the first girl after all, when they switch partners. The girls and boys both dance the night away with their new partners, until it is time for someone to sing with the band.

      The Hilldale student body nominates Jeff to sing with the band, by taking one big step backwards. This leaves Jeff out on the floor and looking like he took two steps forward. You should tune in to see how well:

      A) Jeff (Paul Peterson) sings,

      B) He explains the date switching to his parents, and

      C) They're reaction.

    • The Electrical Storm
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Jeff's been keeping a secret from Donna and Alex: He's been expelled from school for a prank he and some friends pulled which involved messing up the bells and clocks, and he won't be allowed back unless he names the other boys involved.
    • What Are Friends For?
      What Are Friends For?
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      Smitty feels like he's being used by Jeff.
    • Do It Yourself Donna
      Do It Yourself Donna
      Season 8 - Episode 18
      Donna and Alex spend weeks attempting to assemble a complicated stereo set for Jeff's birthday—unaware that Jeff and Smitty sneak in every night to repair the mess.
    • Boy Meets Girl Machine
      Boy Meets Girl Machine
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      Jeff balks at organizing the freshman-sophomore party until he meets his lovely co-chairman.
    • Pioneer Woman
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      Alex and Jeff spend the weekend at the cabin of Alex's friend Red. Donna and Mary follow them and prove that women can, "rough it" in the wilderness as well as men can.
    • The Big Wheel
      Season 5 - Episode 33

      Mary is going away to a new college in the fall. As part of her leaving, she is putting on a "large" outdoor formal party that will be in their backyard. At the same time, Jeff is flirting (again) with car ownership and ends up buying an "Hilldale Bus Lines" bus, which he hopes to use in various money making ventures. While Jeff was able to drive the bus home, unfortunately, it will no longer start. Tune in to see how Mary and Mrs. Stone deal with the bus, while attempting to save Mary's party.

    • The New Look
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      A boyfriend of Mary's calls her wholesome,and she doesn't know whether to take it as a compliment or an insult.
    • The Close Shave
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Jeff has discovered he is growing whiskers, and decides that since he is no longer a little boy that he needs to start acting like a man. He insists on taking a job to pay his way at home.
    • Charge
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      Why can't the Stones get a Lesley Store credit card? The Stones' application for a card was rejected. But don't monkey around with Donna Stone! She'll figure out how to get one!
    • Rally Around the Girls, Boys
      Rally Around the Girls, Boys
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      Jeff and Scotty take some girls to Lake Sherwood. When they separate, the 2 girls manage to get lost trying to drive home. So how will they do in the upcoming car rally where it's the girls against the boys?
    • Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
      Season 5 - Episode 5

      The Stone family is having growing pains, now that Mary is 18 and going to college. After several riffs, Mary decides it's time to leave home for the college dormitory for women. Mrs. Stone agrees, as she lived in the dorms and found it a benefit in growing up and learning. Tune in to see how each member of the Stone family reacts to Mary moving out.

    • The Soft Touch
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      If Jeff wants to be able to afford to go to a special event this weekend, he had better collect on the loans he gave his friends. This prompts Donna to suggest that Alex collect from his deadbeat patients.
    • The Neighborly Gesture
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Alex is hurt that Jeff likes the new neighbor.
    • The Gift Shop
      The Gift Shop
      Season 7 - Episode 23
      Jeff gets a job in a gift shop and he goes overboard in drumming up new business.
    • Character Building
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      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. Now Mary can't play tennis till she finds her lost jacket and returns a library book, and Jeff can't rest till he finds the tire pump he borrowed from a friend.moreless
    • Who's Rockin' the Partnership
      Who's Rockin' the Partnership
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      Donna and Alex reminisce about the time Jeff and Smitty ran a gas station over summer vacation and how it almost ruined their friendship.
    • Just a Little Wedding
      Season 5 - Episode 16

      Another of Mary's college friends is getting married and this time, we're seeing the events leading up to the wedding (instead of the aftermath).

      While Mary's friend, Marcia, is from England, she is attending the college from which her late Father graduated. Her Mother has been traveling (the continent), since her husband died and has been out of communications. The couple to be has been trying to reach her in Rome, Paris, London, etc without success, but finally one of the cables reaches her and off to America she goes with her dog in tow. Meanwhile Mrs. Stone is putting together the wedding Marcia and her soon to be husband desire, which is a small (20 or so) friends and at the Stone's home.

      Once Marcia's Mother arrives in Hilldale, it is up to Mrs. Stone not only to save the wedding, but any relationship Mrs. Haversham hopes to have with the happy couple. Tune in to see how Mrs. Stone moves Mrs. Haversham from not accepting the bride's decision to marry to saving the day. Also you'll want to see how Mrs. Stone replies when asked, "how will you respond when it is Mary's turn?"

    • The Chinese Horse
      Season 5 - Episode 18

      At the annual unclaimed freight auction, a mysterious woman asks Mrs. Stone to buy a wooden Chinese horse statue and gives her $100 cash. She explains she has to meet her husband out front and doesn't wait for Mrs. Stone to reply. After a lively bidding war, Mrs. Stone wins it for $50, but she has no idea where or to whom she should deliver the horse. Thus begins an interesting adventure for the Stone family, especially when Jeff proposes an International spy ring shipped the horse from China (a Communist country during the cold war). Later in the episode some of what Jeff suggested seems to be coming true, but also more, too. Tune in to see how the Stones react and how it turns out. Do the Stones end up behind bars for helping spies destroy the United States of America, is there a harmless explanation, or something in between?

    • One of Those Days
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Donna and Alex are having one of those days where nothing is going right, so Donna suggests that she and Alex take the day off and have a picnic in the country.
    • Old Faithful
      Old Faithful
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      When Mary comes home from college for a visit, she discovers that old, faithful Scotty, who she always had to fall back on, is now going steady with a new girl.
    • Anyone Can Drive?
      Anyone Can Drive?
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      Jeff is trying to teach Karen how to drive, and Mary looks back to when Scotty tried to teach her.
    • Trip to Nowhere
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      Jeff has been complaing that there's nothing to do. To top it off, Ricky comes over and brags about how his dad is taking him on an exciting camping trip this weekend. Now Jeff wants to go camping, but Alex is away at a conference. So Donna decides to take Jeff and Mary camping at Truesdale Park right in town. This isn't the kind of camping trip Jeff had in mind.moreless
    • Jeff, the Treasurer
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      Yes, Jeff is elected class Treasurer. He has the class dues to protect all $32 of it. Now what could possibly happen? Could he, oh, I don't know lose it? It's Thursday. The class picnic is Saturday. Mrs. Haskell needs the money to pay for the bus that will take the class to the picnic. Can Jeff find it in time?moreless
    • Military School
      Season 3 - Episode 35
      When Herbie suggests his visiting friend Ken goes along with them to the dance, Mary decides not to go to the dance at all. Then she meets Ken, who's in full uniform from the Carter Military Academy. Yeah, she wants to go to the dance now! But where does that leave Herbie? It's another good "Mary learns a lesson"moreless
    • All Mothers Worry
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Jeff's friend, Phillip, has a problem. He wants to play football, but his mother is over-protective and won't let him.
    • Higher Learning
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      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 intellectal needs. Jeff doesn't like this idea because he just became quarterback on the football team.
    • 1/11/62
      The Stones become the laughing-stock of Hilldale after Alex takes to driving an antique car that he dubbed "Eloise".
    • Have Fun
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      Mary comes home from a date in tears. Donna And Alex tell 2 different stories on how they met each other on their first date.
    • The Man in the Mask
      Season 4 - Episode 37

      Jeff has a busy two days dealing with typical teenager adventures - girls, baseball, and exploring possible jobs, while helping out his school. It is again time for the Sadie Hawkins dance and Jeff has yet to hear from a girl. Meanwhile he has an interview with baseball great (and future baseball hall of famer) Don Drysdale for the school newspaper. Tune in and see the problems presented to Jeff, his solutions, and, well, how it all turns out for the Stone family of Hilldale, IL.

    • Mary's Driving Lesson
      Season 3 - Episode 36
      Scotty, smitten by Mary, agrees to teach Mary how to drive. Oh boy! Does he have his hands full! Will their romantic friendship last through this experience?
    • The Perfect Pitch
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      Donna makes Jeff take trumpet lessons when she discovers he has perfect pitch. Jeff would rather be on the track team.
    • Donna Decorates
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      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. (I'm sure Mr.Wilson sympathized.) 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...but Dennis probably lived in a different neighborhood than Donna.moreless
    • Aunt Belle's Earrings
      Aunt Belle's Earrings
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      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?
    • Three is a Family
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      Mary learns the joys and pains of having a little sister,as she has to baby-sit Trisha on a night when she'd planned to go on a date.
    • Explorer's Ten
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      Jeff's club is trying to raise money to purchase themselves a telescope.
    • The Combo
      The Combo
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      Jeff and his friends form a band.
    • Pop Goes Theresa
      Pop Goes Theresa
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      Jeff has finally gotten a date with Theresa, a new girl who has an over-protective father. One taste of freedom makes Theresa go wild, and her father puts all the blame on Jeff.
    • Mary's Crusade
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      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.
    • Love's Sweet Awakening
      Season 2 - Episode 36
      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?moreless
    • A Night to Howl
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      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.
    • The Handy Man
      Season 5 - Episode 28
      There is a local handyman Trisha knows who loves fooling around and making children laugh.Trisha offers him to help fix the little things around the house that need fixing,but it turns out that he is clumsy and inept.Donna and Mary feel helpless as he wrecks much around the house,but soon afterwards the ice-cream man arrives.He knows much more about reapir work- and he hates kids.Donna makes a suggestion,which is followed.The ice-cream man ends up fixing everything around the house-while the handyman ends up delivering the ice cream,and singing to all the kids as they play and have fun.moreless
    • Mary Comes Home
      Mary Comes Home
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Mary disrupts the household when she comes home unexpectedly.
    • Dear Wife
      Season 4 - Episode 39

      Upon returning from a wedding for one of Mary's friends (who is 19), various circumstances test the faith Dr. and Mrs. Stone have in Mary and the confidence in how they raised her. Dr. and Mrs. Stone spend the episode both fearing the worse and wondering how to find out what is going on with their 18 year old daughter, while still showing the respect she earned and deserves. After all each event taken by itself means nothing, but when viewed together they're enough to cause the heart of any well adjusted and responsible parent to skip more than a few beats. Tune in and see how they handle their own growing pains as the parents of an young, sensible, responsible, and levelheaded adult woman.

    • The House on the Hill
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      Donna visits a reclusive woman who lives in an old Victorian house.She feels trapped in a haunted house after a while.
    • Weekend
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      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. Now what can they do?moreless
    • Where the Stones Are
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      The Stones all end up at Shelter Bay during "mid-term vacation", better known today as "Spring Break". Mary doesn't know the rest of the family is there; she thought it was just her and her girlfriends. Donna, Jeff, and Alex get to stay on a fishing boat named "Big Daddy", and boy, does Donna hook a big one!moreless
    • Trees
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      The tree outside Donna's house: does it belong to Donna or to the city? Can it be cut down without Donna's permission or not? Is this the plot of this episode? Yes!
    • The Golden Trap
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      While Donna and Alex are away, Mary's little get-together with a friend somehow turns into open house party.
    • Change Partners and Dance
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Mary would like George, the basketball star, to ask her to The Varsity Prom, but there are a couple of problems. First problem: George doesn't know how to dance. Second problem: George develops a crush on Donna.
    • Mrs. Stone and Doctor Hyde
      Mrs. Stone and Doctor Hyde
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      When Donna fills in for Alex's vacationing nurse, she is taken aback to find him an office tyrant.
    • The Secret
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      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."
    • The Gossip
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      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.
    • The Makeover Man
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      Mary decides to make-over ill-mannered basketball star, Steve, into a polished gentleman.
    • Worried Anyone?
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Like, are we worried about Mary riding in Scotty's car? After all, its only a hot rod made with parts taken from wrecked cars!
    • Mary's Heart Throb
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      While babysitting for the Damons, Mary meets their older son, Rick, who has dropped out of college because he wasn't accepted by his father's old fraternity. He plans to join the Foreign Legion and wants Mary to help him.
    • Whatever You Wish
      Whatever You Wish
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      A wealthy woman offers Jeff whatever he wishes to show her gratitude after he saves her little girl's life.
    • Pickles for Charity
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      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?moreless
    • Donna Goes to a Reunion
      Season 3 - Episode 13

      Donna heads to a Blaine Women's College reunion, where she tries to keep information about an old flame (Duke) from her husband.  Meanwhile at home, Jeff adopts a dog, named Duke.  Watch to find out how it all comes together.

    • Sweet Mystery of Wife
      Sweet Mystery of Wife
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      Alex won't reveal the contents of a special delivery letter he received at breakfast, and it's driving Donna crazy.
    • The Busy Body
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Uncle Fred brings trouble to the Stones.
    • The Paper Tycoon
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Jeff takes on more than he can handle when he starts a newspaper delivery service.
    • On to Fairview
      Season 4 - Episode 36

      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?

    • Jeff Stands Alone
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      After a conversation with a telephone lineman, Jeff decides that it's about time he becomes independent himself. He tests himself by going to a strange town without any money to see whether or not he can make it on his own.
    • The Foundling
      Season 1 - Episode 6

      Someone abandons a 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 are informed, Donna can't part from the baby. She wants to keep 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 investigation 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 wrong thing. He gives her a piece of cheese for helping. Donna then hooks the milkman and her maid together and all is well again in Hilldale.

    • The Busy People
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      In a try for more togetherness, Donna signs Alex and herself up for painting lessons.
    • World's Greatest Entertainer
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      Jeff just can't seem to do anything right --- he slams the door and the angel food cake in the oven droops; his model airplane has cockeyed wings; airplane glue gets on the carpet, so he bleaches it out! 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. So he decides to enter the upcoming school talent show! Now what can Mary, Donna, and Alex do?moreless
    • What Price Home?
      What Price Home?
      Season 8 - Episode 26
      The Stones put their house up for sale but, after reminiscing about their years there, change their minds.
    • The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
      The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      The school bully, Jocko, makes fun of Jeff being in the choir. Jeff starts "pumping iron" because it looks like there will be a fight. Can Mr. Trestle's sage advice possibly do Jeff and the guys any good and stop the conflict?
    • Do Me a Favor, Don't Do Me Any Favors
      Professor Caldwell is retiring because of a school policy; he's too old. Jeff starts a petition to get the professor back into teaching by student demand.
    • The Father Image
      Season 4 - Episode 38

      Today is Mary's graduation from high school. She's second in her class, but as the valedictorian is sick, it will be her giving the 20 minute speech and she has yet to even see it. As if one milestone in the Stone family isn't enough, Jeff is taking his driving test (written and driving) today. He's worried, as three of his classmates already failed and he's already been talked into taking a girl out tonight with him driving her, alone.

      When Dr. Stone arrives home after surgery on a young girl who might die during recovery, it is up to Mrs. Stone to help the children learn perspective and thus mature into well adjusted adults. Tune in to see how it turns out for Stone family and the little girl.

    • Skin Deep
      Season 4 - Episode 30
      Alex relents and agrees Mary can go out on a blind date if she will meet the boy first. Now Mary wants to cancel the date because he has big ears.
    • When I Was Your Age
      When I Was Your Age
      Season 8 - Episode 19
      Frantic Donna and Alex try to stop Jeff and Bebe from getting married.
    • Just a Housewife
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      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"!moreless
    • A Woman' Place
      A Woman' Place
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      When Donna decides to run for town council, Jeff and Mary agree to take care of the house. And how! But when Alex dreams about Donna's political future, as Mayor, perhaps Governor, he decides he'd rather have her back home again.
    • The Football Uniform
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Jeff wants a uniform for the team picture. Jeff must work for the money to buy it.
    • Nice Work
      Nice Work
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      Jeff can't afford to go to the Candlelight Ball.
    • Never Marry a Doctor
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      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. Could the handyman be a thief? Mrs. Cruikshank thinks so and makes Donna wonder if it's true.moreless
    • Fine Feathers
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Jeff discovers a lost bird.He thinks it might be a rare cockatoo and sends the story to the newspapers and audobon societies-only to find out that the bird is really a cockateel,not quite a cockatoo.
    • Tony Martin Visits
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      While driving through Hilldale, Tony Martin is arrested for speeding by a policeman using radar. 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: is the parking meter keeping correct time or did Donna? Was the radar unit accurate or not? Will popular singer Tony Martin sing a song in this episode? Yes!moreless
    • Let's Look at Love
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      Mary is so angry when she finds two boys tossed a coin to see who would take her to the dance, she swears off boys and decides to devote herself to science.
    • How the Other Side Lives
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      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, with the Stone family having no maid, no pool, no tennis court, and with a wild unruly younger brother Jeff at home?moreless
    • Miss Lovelace Comes to Tea
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      A housekeeper is hired by the Stones while Donna is busy managing the Have a Heart Hilldale campaign.
    • Rebel With a Cause
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Donna is selected to take part in a survey of housewives to dtermine how long they spend doing their household chores.
    • Mary's Double Date
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      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.
    • The Gentle Dew
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      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.
    • The Mystery Woman
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      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.moreless
    • One Starry Night
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Mary dates Kip Dennis, unaware that he is also singer, Jim Brandt, who Jeff admires and Mary despises.
    • Private Tutor
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Mary tries to wangle an invitation to the Hilldale Centennial Dance from the handsome new classmate who just happens to be her French tutor. Meanwhile, he and Jeff are competing for odd jobs.
    • The Broken Spirit
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      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.
    • Painter Go Home
      Painter Go Home
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      Donna hires a painter who gets so involved with the family, that he barely has time to paint the living and dining rooms.
    • Man of Action
      Season 4 - Episode 32

      Smitty and Jeff have a tag along, his 6 year old brother, who won't be good when searching for girls. What are they to do, but to ask Mrs. Stone to watch him. Problem is her ride shows up early and she has to leave. Dr. Stone just got home from an unexpected call to see an entire first grade class at this new downtown office. He has golfing plans for the afternoon, but what is a good husband to do when his wife has to leave? Right! Dr. Stone and Hoby end up waiting for Smitty and Jeff. Dr. Stone continues getting ready to go golfing. He has his golfing shoes, puts on his white high-top Keds sneakers, and waits for Smitty and Jeff. Instead his fellow doctors and golfing buddies show up and they try to figure out what to do with Hoby. Unable to find a solution Dr. Stone gives up, sends his friends on their way, accepts the situation, and regresses to the father of a six year old Son. Tune in to find out how it turns out for Smitty, Jeff, and Donna, when they finally get home.

    • It Only Hurts When I Laugh
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      The tables are turned as Alex becomes a hospital patient, and a difficult one at that.
    • Donna Directs a Play
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      Donna fills in for the director of Mary's drama group when he is called to Hollywood for a part in a movie.
    • The Editorial
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      Jeff is named Editor of the school newspaper, and his first action is to write a negative editorial about homework.
    • The New Office
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      Alex moves his pediatric practice out of the house and into a new office downtown.
    • Way of a Woman
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      The skiing trip with friends has been cancelled, and Mary is depressed. To cheer her up, Donna suggests that Alex take Mary on a trip to Chicago.
    • A Very Bright Boy
      Season 4 - Episode 15

      Victor has an IQ to rival Albert Einstein, but the social understanding of a boy his age, 13, who has been in a boarding school since he was 10.  Can Mrs. Stone reach him in the short time, his Mother and new Step-Father are on their honeymoon?

    • Advice To Young Lovers
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      Mary gets advice on how to handle love.
    • The Toughest Kid in School
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      A boy at school tries to prove he's tough.
    • Nothing But the Truth
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      David Barker returns to the Stones home for his birthday.
    • The Caravan
      Season 4 - Episode 34

      The Stone family heads to Lake Meade and all points West ending up in Las Vegas in a modern, marvelous invention, the motorhome.

    • The Monster
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      First some large animal has trampled Mary's flowers. Now when Alex is out of town, Donna and the kids keep hearing noises late at night. Upon investigating, they peek out the front door window and see a large, furry creature sitting on the porch!
    • The Mustache
      Season 3 - Episode 37
      Alex growing a mustache turns out to be quite a controversial event in the Stone household.
    • Music Hath Charms
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      Donna and Alex remember their honeymoon and this wonderful musical tobacco jar for Alex. When the jar is broken, unknown to one another Donna and Mary buy an identical replacement, Alex also finds another one, while Jeff glues the original tobacco jar back together! The Stones now own 3 musical tobacco jars!moreless
    • The Baby Contest
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Alex is judge at a Beautiful Baby contest run by Donna's club.
    • Hilldale 500
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      The newest thing in Hilldale is go-cart racing, and Jeff wants to take it up. One problem is a go-cart costs over $100. Another is that Donna thinks racing isn't safe.
    • The Pros and the Cons
      The Pros and the Cons
      Season 6 - Episode 32
      Donna and Midge decide to take up golf in order to spend more time with their husbands.
    • The Grateful Patient
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      Alex takes advantage of a tip on the market.
    • April Fool
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      Buzz Barry, teen singing sensation, comes to Hilldale to perform at the Civic Auditorium, but at the last minute, the show is cancelled due to Buzz getting the measles. Buzz is now holed up at the Stone residence to recover, and Mary is forbidden to tell anyone that he is staying at her home.moreless
    • The Beaded Bag
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Donna is insulted that Alex thinks she used feminine wiles to get him to give her a beaded bag for her birthday.
    • Love Thy Neighbor
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Donna And Alex help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Willber & Celia Wilgus only to find that Celia walked out.
    • Donna Plays Cupid
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      Donna tries to get Bo and Celia to fall in love.
    • Guest in the House
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      An ex-patient seeks refuge at the Stones.
    • Weekend Trip
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      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, 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 with one another, as any normal siblings would be), Donna takes charge of things throughout, getting another doctor to take Alex's calls and pinpointing the origins of Eddie's illness to fear of the school bully.moreless
    • For Angie With Love
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      Jeff doesn't have enough money to buy Angie a special birthday gift, so he starts selling his possessions in order to raise the money.
    • Variations On a Theme
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      The piano becomes a "parking lot" with everyone dropping things on it, like books, the newspaper, so Alex decides to sell it. All of a sudden Mary has a problem with that idea and won't let it go. She'll start practicing again, every day. It turns out a boy she'd like to date just loves to play the piano!moreless
    • The Baby Buggy
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      Everyone chips in to buy the elderly baby doctor a new car.
    • Jeff's Double Life
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      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.moreless
    • Operation Anniversary
      Operation Anniversary
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      Donna and Alex's anniversary is coming up, and Jeff has something special planned for the occasion.
    • A Rose is a Rose
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Jeff failed an English assignment, and now he has to stay home and redo it even if means missing the father/son baseball game.
    • The Wide Open Spaces
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      While spending the weekend with friends who have left the rat-race of the city life and who now live on a farm, Donna and Alex become tempted by the country life.
    • The Testimonial
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      Donna plans a testimonial for the retiring Dr. Jason. Problem is that he really doesn't want to retire yet.
    • Dough Re-Mi
      Season 1 - Episode 9

      The Hilldale hospital needs a children's playroom and the Hilldale women are working to raise $2500. Meanwhile, the Jeff's neighborhood football team, The Bobcats, needs a tackling dummy ($33). Mrs. Lydia Langley returns reprising her role from episode 2, "Pardon My Gloves," as a rival with her own idea on how to raise the money. Mrs. Stone wants to hold a concert to raise the $2,500 in one event, while Lydia feels a play raising $250 is realistic. Mrs. Stone is using every trick she can to meet and ask a world renowned concert pianist who is vacationing in Hilldale (after a 34 country world tour) for his help. It is Jeff, though, who meets him and develops a close friendship with his daughter.

      Tune in to see how all of these people and needs converge. Will Mrs. Stone have her concert or have to act in another play directed by Mrs. Langley. Will Jeff and the Bobcats get their tackling dummy? Could Jeff ever talk a tired world class pianist into doing a concert, when doing one benefit would open the flood gates to each and every other charity in Hilldale and even Chicago!

    • Mary's Little Lambs
      Season 3 - Episode 38
      Mary and Mark decide to have a Saturday nursery school (i.e., day care) to earn enough money to paint Mark's car. Alex, on the other hand, would like to sleep late on Saturday morning, unaware of the bedlam that's about to take place!
    • The Two Doctors Stone
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      Alex and Donna prepare to go away for the weekend, but Donna suspects Trisha will be sick. Donna sees Trisha eating bananas and she always saw Jeff eating bananas before he became ill. Alex's collegue Dave (Bob Crane) tries to convince them otherwise ... and it turns out that Jeff is the one who came down with a fever. Trisha had been eating bananas because of her promised treehouse and she had wanted to climb trees like a monkey.moreless
    • Once Upon a Timepiece
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      The Stones track down the owner of a watch that they got from a pawn shop.
    • All is Forgiven
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Millie and Jack have split up over barbequed chicken of all things! Alex and Donna think that because they are childless, it kept them immature so Donna decides they should adopt a baby to Alex's dismay.
    • Sleep No More My Lady
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      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.
    • Indoor Outing
      Indoor Outing
      Season 7 - Episode 30
      Trisha has come down with the measles and must miss the family fishing trip. While Alex and Jeff are away on the trip, Donna entertains and cheers up Trisha by recounting some of the trips the family has gone on in the past via flashbacks from various episodes.
    • Jeff, the Financial Genius
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      Jeff gets involved in a series of trades with his friends in order to repay a debt.
    • The Playmate
      The Playmate
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Trisha's friend, Nancy, has been pampered too much by her indulgent grandfather. Her parents finally resort to forbidding the grandfather from seeing Nancy so he starts sending gifts for Nancy to the Stones' house.
    • That's Show Business
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      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 disasterous results.moreless
    • Do You Trust Your Child?
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      Donna gives advice on how raise children, and then she is sorely tested to follow her own advice when it comes to Mary dating an intense boy named Leonard whose family is addicted to early elopements.
    • The Career Woman
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      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.
    • The First Quarrel
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Donna gets involved in a couple's spat.
    • Flowers For the Teacher
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      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.
    • Alex, the Professor
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Will child psychology theories prove themselves in practice? Alex is going to find out, with Mary and Jeff as his subjects.
    • The Tycoons
      The Tycoons
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      Alex's dabbling in the stock market has resulted in a profit. So the Kelseys want to be let in on his good stock tips. Will this put a strain on their relationship?
    • A Place to Go
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      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.
    • Overture in A-Flat
      Overture in A-Flat
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      Jeff and Smitty rent an apartment together.
    • Is There a Small Hotel?
      Is There a Small Hotel?
      Season 8 - Episode 23
      The Stones decide to vacation in California, but everyone thinks they should go elsewhere.
    • Jeff vs. Mary
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      Jeff feels his parents love Mary more. How can Donna get him to realize that they do love him as much as Mary?
    • With This Ring
      With This Ring
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      Donna has lost her wedding ring, which was a Stone family heirloom. Confusion results when Alex finds out that Jeff and his new girlfriend were looking at wedding rings. Jeff only wanted to replace Donna's lost ring...but Alex doesn't know that.
    • The New Mother
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      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.
    • The Wedding Present
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      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?moreless
    • Uncle Jeff Needs You
      Uncle Jeff Needs You
      Season 8 - Episode 14
      Desperate for a summer job as a counselor, Jeff tries to recruit two boys for summer camp.
    • My Son, the Councilman
      My Son, the Councilman
      Season 8 - Episode 17
      Jeff runs for city council after the Commissioner threatens to close the city park.
    • The Fatal Leap
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      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.
    • Friends and Neighbors
      Season 5 - Episode 29
      Dr. Dave Kelsey, who has been more and more frustrated by his in-laws (or outlaws as he calls them) moves into the house next door with his wife Midge.Midge is a neophyte when it comes to household chores,so for the first week or so Donna helps her all she can-and Dave is truly grateful that the Stones have helped both of them settle down.moreless
    • So You Really Think You're Young at Heart
      Donna and Midge set out to prove Alex and Dave aren't getting old.
    • The Fortune Teller
      Season 4 - Episode 31
      Donna plays the fortune teller at a bazaar.
    • Big Star
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Mary succeeds in helping a shy boy she knows become a singing star.
    • Going Steady
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Mary wants to meet a boy, so she talks Jeff into going to his kid sister's party.
    • The Stones Go to Hollywood
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      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 had so much wanted to meet a movie and TV star before they leave, They do! Also enjoy Donna dreaming that she is a big Hollywood star.moreless
    • Grateful Patient
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      Alex takes advantage of a tip on the market.
    • A Friend Indeed
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      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.moreless
    • A Way of Her Own
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      A little girl named Trisha follows the Stones home from the park and says that she is one of the family.After a long effort to find her real parents,her uncle arrives.He realizes that the orphaned Trisha loves being in a family and that the Stones are fond of her.He arranges it so Trisha can stay with the Stones.Thus a new family member is added.moreless
    • Alex Runs the House
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      Jeff is away at his grandparents' farm, and Donna misses him so much that Alex convinces her to join Jeff at the farm. Can Alex manage the household in Donna's absence?
    • ABC Presents Donna Reed in Homecoming
      This was a Fall,1962, preview of new shows premiering on ABC.

      The Stones arrive home after a three-week camping trip and turn on the TV to discover previews for the new shows are airing. The shows featured include Stoney Burke, Going My Way, McHale's Navy, I'm Dickens He's Fenster,and Our Man Higgins.moreless
    • The Free Soul
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      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?
    • The Fabulous O'Hara
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Alex has a new patient whose grandfather plans on paying the medical bill with money won from betting on the horses.
    • The Ideal Wife
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      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 tirade and apologizes to all.
    • The Homecoming Dance
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      To ease their minds about Mary having a blind date with a college man, Donna and Alex chaperone at Homecoming.
    • Mary's Campaign
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      Mary is running for class vice president, and may drive her family crazy trying to win the election.
    • Male Ego
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Mary's speech about a Mother's Sacrifice brings alot of attention to Donna and leaves Alex feeling unappreciated.
    • A Difference of Opinion
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      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.
    • A Penny Earned
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Donna has trouble deciding whether or not buy a new dress.
    • The Model Daughter
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      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.
    • For Better or Worse
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      A story about every married couple's dilemma: what decisions can a husband make on his own and which require a conference for his wife's permission? Like Alex and Joe, who tell the guys they will go fishing and they don't need to ask their wives. But see, Joe has a system: he bribes his wife Myra with an expensive gift first. Now Alex, on the other hand, faces an episode-long issue with Donna about this matter. Does he resort to a bribe, too?moreless
    • Post Time
      Post Time
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      Why has Alex received a $500 bill for band uniforms? And what's Jeff going to do to pay it?
    • Circumstantial Evidence
      Circumstantial Evidence
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      Alex wonder why pictures of Donna's old beau are around the house.
    • Mary's Growing Pains
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      Mary becomes infatuated with a new intern at the hospital.
    • No More Parties, Almost
      No More Parties, Almost
      Season 8 - Episode 24
      Exhausted after weeks of social engagements, Donna and Alex try to get out of a friend's dinner party—until they learn they weren't invited.
    • The First Time We Met
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      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.
    • All Those Dreams
      Season 5 - Episode 31
      Pitcher Don Drysdale appears in this episode along with his real-life wife and daughter. On a trip to Chicago, Jeff is excited about seeing his pal, Don Drysdale, again. He is supposed to get an interview with Don for the school paper. Jeff's excitement turns to disappointment when it appears that Don Drysdale can't deliver the interview.moreless
    • The Hero
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      Alex's roommate Biff Jameson comes to Hilldale but Alex and Donna have trouble finding out what he does for a living.
    • Free Flight
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      Donna is offered a free trip when she complains to an airline.
    • Mary's Growing Pain
      Mary's Growing Pain
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      Mary becomes infatuated with a new intern at the hospital.
    • The Parting of the Ways
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      The Stones campaign to help the Keplers' marriage backfires on them!
    • Think Mink
      Think Mink
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      There is confusion over whose ticket won the mink coat that was the door prize at the Ladies League Luncheon so Donna and Midge decide to share the coat.
    • How to Handle a Woman
      How to Handle a Woman
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      Jeff and his friends try to prove men are the stronger sex by dominating their girlfriends.
    • Now You See It, Now You Don't
      Now You See It, Now You Don't
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      Donna and Midge try to get the car fixed before Alex gets home after a hit-and-run driver smashes the rear fender.
    • Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Mary is so indecisive, always asking her mother about what clothes to wear which boys to date. Tonight though, she starts making her own decisions when she, Roger, and Larry go out on the town. They go to the Hungry Onion coffeehouse and listen to poetry. They get into money troubles with dinner at the Flamingo Club, and that's when Mary makes the right decision.moreless
    • The Merry Month of April
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      Income tax time, so Alex decides to save money and prepare his own taxes this year rather than have Harvey do it. When Alex figures out he owes money, he gets mad about a hat he thinks Donna bought for $49.50. When Harvey arrives at the Stone residence, having done Alex's taxes anyway and announces that Alex will be getting a refund, Alex's attitude becomes very pleasant indeed! Turns out Harvey's wife Nora had Donna buy the hat, but it was for Nora!moreless
    • It Grows on Trees
      It Grows on Trees
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      Jeff has a plan to sell trees to many people and soon the backyard is filled with trees.This plan is slightly changed, however,after Hobie Smith-neighborhood boy with a crush on Trisha-carves hearts into all of the trees.
    • The Geisha Girl
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      The new doctor has a Japanese Geisha girl for a wife. She is constantly seeing to her husband's needs, can't do enough for him. The married couples of Hilldale have a difficult time adjusting to her. Leave it to Donna to "Americanize" her in matters of wifely duties.
    • Air Date
      Air Date
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      First a mysterious girl phones Jeff and won't tell him her name...then she starts contacting him via CB radio. Can Jeff find out the identity of this mystery girl?
    • Mouse at Play
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Iris advises Donna that it's up to the wife to keep the marriage going with surprises and changes every now and then. When Iris goes from blond to black hair, Donna decides to go Platinum Blond! But once she comes home with her new hair color, she decides not to show it to Alex. She avoids him and quickly changes it back to the color it was whew! What a close call!moreless
    • Donna's Helping Hand
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      Dr. Steinhaus is retiring as the head of the Board of Health. Donna thinks this is the perfect opportunity for Alex to have a position that offers him more regular hours and she intends to help him get it.
    • The Punishment
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      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 .
    • A Day for Remembering
      A Day for Remembering
      Season 6 - Episode 27
      Jeff's high school graduation prompts Donna to remember some of his youthful adventures.
    • The Rolling Stones
      The Rolling Stones
      Season 7 - Episode 29
      The Stones and the Kelseys go on a weekend boating trip.
    • The Mysterious Smile (a.k.a.) That Mysterious Smile
      Jeff's invitation to the dance for Lisa ends up getting deliverd to another girl, Katy, instead.
    • The Report Card
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      Donna feels that Jeff is just an average Student.
    • Winner Takes All
      Season 4 - Episode 29
      Jeff's team-mate on the baseball team has an overbearing father who drives the son hard and constantly berates him, thinking this will help him be a star player someday. Alex tries to set him straight.
    • Jeff Joins a Club
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      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.
    • Boys Will Be Boys
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      David Barker is brought to Alex to be treated for rabies only to learn that student bit David.
    • Pardon My Gloves
      Season 1 - Episode 2

      Mrs. Stone belongs to a play group putting on the play "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen. She has the lead role, Nora Helmer, and isn't doing well. Mrs. Stone is relying upon a director who, based upon her past performances of the role. feels she should be Nora and not Mrs. Stone. Thus while saying she is helping Mrs. Stone, she isn't helping as much as if she was happy being the director.

      Meanwhile their Sons are having their own private discussions about their Mothers and the play. This lands Jeff both with two black eyes and in hot water with his Mother that is until Mrs. Stone learns what Jeff won't tell her.

      Tune in and find out how Mrs. Stone deals not only with her own issues, but helps her Son take another step towards being a young man (of the 1950's).

    • Tomorrow Comes Too Soon
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      Donna wants a day alone without kids. But are she and Alex ready for that?
    • Guests, Guests, Who Wants Them? (a.k.a.) Guests, Guests, Who Needs Guests?
      Jeff is smitten with Louise, the Kelseys' attractive yet abrasive god-daughter who is visiting from New York.
    • It's the Principle of the Thing
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      Mr. Popkin is an overly proud man who won't let Alex treat his son until he has enough money to pay for the treatmentt. No credit or charity for him! Donna tries to help Mr. Popkin earn the money first by hiring him to do odd jobs around the house and then by marketing a toy he invented.moreless
    • The Hike
      Season 1 - Episode 3

      Donna uses "Girl Scout ingenuity" to prove that women are just as capable as men out in the wilderness when she takes Jeff and his friends on a camping trip.

    • Joe College
      Joe College
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      After being forced to retire, Alex's irrascible father moves in with the Stones and enrolls in the local college where he enthusiastically jumps into all activities enjoyed by the average college freshman.
    • The Boys in 309
      The Boys in 309
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      After much pleading, Donna finally gives Jeff permission to play high school football.
    • Surprise, Surprise
      Surprise, Surprise
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      Dave and Alex plan a surprise birthday party for Midge.
    • Pandemonium in the Condominium
      Pandemonium in the Condominium
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      It's a battle of wills--Alex wants new golf clubs and Donna wants to replace the washing machine.
    • Will the Real Chicken Please Stand Up?
      Donna and Midge are anxious about their upcoming driver's tests.
    • Who's Who on 202
      Who's Who on 202
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      Donna's car has broken down on a lonely country road where an armed convict is on the loose.
    • Instant Family
      Instant Family
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      The Kelseys take care of Jeff and Trisha while Donna and Alex are away.
    • A Touch of Glamor
      A Touch of Glamor
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      Alex buys Donna the very expensive evening gown she modeled in a fashion show.
    • Nothing Like a Good Book
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      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...moreless
    • The Lucky Girl
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      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.
    • Thy Name is Woman
      Thy Name is Woman
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      Donna is floating on air while Midge suffers a blow to her self-confidence after a stranger flirts with Donna at a restaurant.
    • It's All in the Cards
      It's All in the Cards
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      Midge has taken up fortune-telling, and the cards show a series of accidents await Alex.
    • Poodle Parlor
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      Donna and her friend consider opening a poodle parlor where owners can bring their poodles to get clipped and buy them fancy accessories. The husbands think the whole idea is ludicrous which make the ladies all the more determined to succeed.
    • All This and Voltaire Too?
      All This and Voltaire Too?
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      Donna and Midge take French lessons from the owner of a French restaurant.
    • Three Part Mother
      Season 1 - Episode 7

      This episode is a single day in the life of Mrs. Stone. The story begins with her waking up, as well as waking everyone else up and ends with checking on / tucking everyone into bed before turning in herself. In between, we learn how much the family depends upon her, when each member of the family has an important event in their life during the same evening.

      Dr. Stone is giving a speech to the local medical society. He would like her to show up, but as he puts it, "mothers belong to their children." On the other hand, though, a doctor with the medical society tells her it is very important to Dr. Stone's future in the community for her to show up. One of the main purposes of tonight is to allow the members and their wives to check her out, especially given they recently moved to Hilldale.

      Jeff is a member of the basketball team and Mrs. Stone has been at the last four games, even though Jeff has been warming the bench. Tonight, he is not just going to play (for the very first time), he is starting! It would mean so much for him to have his Mother there watching him play (actually anyone from the family).

      Mary has been waiting to hear from a school girl's club about her membership. Upon returning home from school, we discover she is in and during their first meeting, the new members introduce their Mothers. Her first meeting is tonight.

      Tune-in to see how Mrs. Stone juggles her responsibilities as a doctor's wife, and Mother to two children. Is she able to cover all three event or does someone end up with the short straw and if so, who?

    • The First Child
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      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.
    • Author, Author
      Author, Author
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      Jeff asks Donna and Alex to take an aptitude test and finds out she can write and so she starts to write about the family, soon Alex, Jeff and Trisha read what Donna wrote, they find out she wrote her family but the comments Donna wrote don't go over well with the family. Later Donna tells them that she wrote about her college teacher Trish's friend (who has a crush on Jeff and BA's Boys in the Attic.) Donna knew her family was reading what she wrote!moreless
    • Four's a Crowd
      Four's a Crowd
      Season 6 - Episode 30
      The Stones and the Kelseys decide to take a break from each other.
    • The Daughter Complex
      The Daughter Complex
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      Heady from winning a psychology award, Mary attempts to psychoanalyze the family while home for visit.
    • First Addition
      First Addition
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      Donna reminisces about Mary's birth.
    • The Gladiators
      The Gladiators
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      The Stones and Kelseys have house guests: Alex's stubborn father and Midge's bossy mother.
    • Peacocks on the Roof
      Peacocks on the Roof
      Season 7 - Episode 25
      Donna and the Kelseys think Alex has been working too hard and needs a good rest after he says he saw a deer in the backyard and a bear in Dr. Kelsey's waiting room.
    • Today I Am a Girl
      Today I Am a Girl
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      Trisha is upset because the boys have kicked her out their club simply because she is a girl.
    • The Return of Mark
      The Return of Mark
      Season 8 - Episode 22
      When Donna's old boyfriend Mark, now a millionaire, comes to visit, Alex has trouble hiding his jealousy.
    • Play Ball
      Play Ball
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      Willie Mays, Don Drysdale, and Leo Durocher come to Hilldale to play in a charity game.
    • Brighten the Corner
      Brighten the Corner
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      What a day! Trisha "decorated" the living room wall and then Donna finds out that Alex invited company over for dinner.
    • House Divided
      House Divided
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Donna and Alex have second thought about spending the weekend in the mountains in the same cabin with the Kelseys.
    • Home Sweet Homemaker
      Home Sweet Homemaker
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      Dave foolishly compares Midge's cooking with Donna's.
    • Love Letters Are for Burning
      Love Letters Are for Burning
      Season 6 - Episode 29
      Dave finds out that an ex-girlfriend is writing a book about her past romances.
    • The Flowered Print Dress
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      At a dinner party, Donna is so impressed with attentiveness shown to each other by a newlywed couple, Donna is determined that she and Alex recapture those romantic ways.
    • Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be
      Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      Donna tries everything she can think of to get Midge to repay the $13.26 she owes.
    • The Fireball
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      Jeff's leading lady in the school play has a bad temper.
    • Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Altar
      The story of how Midge and Dave Kelsey first met on a blind date set up by Donna.
    • Teamwork
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      Trisha decides to go into business for herself.She and all her neighborhood friends say they'll fix anything Dave needs fixing around the house.They spend the entire day trying to fix things,but cause trouble for the most part.Dave,in the meantime,has bought himself new golfballs-which he tries to hide from Midge.Trisha sees that Midge resents Dave spending less time with her.Midge wishes she and Dave would just have marshmallows together.Trisha gets an idea,and substitutes marshmallows for golf balls-and Midge and Dave have a wonderful time.Dave truly appreciates the favor Trisha did for him and says it was worth all the previous hassles.moreless
    • My Son the Catcher
      My Son the Catcher
      Season 6 - Episode 31
      Due to his baseball prowess, Jeff is being pursued by a number of college scouts.
    • Moon-Shot
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      Mary comes home for a visit just in time to help Jeff with a fund-raising campaign.
    • The Unheroic Hero
      The Unheroic Hero
      Season 7 - Episode 27
      Jeff's friend, Walter Gordon, is deemed a hero after everyone thinks he saved a dog.
    • Home Wreckonomics
      Home Wreckonomics
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      As a Home Economics project, Karen takes over the running of the Kelsey household for a week, much to Dave's chagrin.
    • Guest in the Nursery
      Guest in the Nursery
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      Neighbor Dave Kelsey gives Trisha a tiny fawn he found on the roadside. How can Donna and Alex break it to her that they can't keep Tiny?
    • The Bigger They Are
      The Bigger They Are
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      A stranger is measuring the Stones' back yard. It ends up that a new highway is going to put in.
    • The Stamp Collector
      The Stamp Collector
      Season 7 - Episode 24
      Alex has found the perfect putter in the trading stamps store. Donna has five books of stamps that she was saving for a new pressure cooker, but the putter costs ten books. Can the family get the rest of the stamps in time for Alex to get the new putter to use in an upcoming golf tournament?moreless
    • Dad Drops By
      Dad Drops By
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      Alex's father drops by for a visit, terrorizing the population of Hilldale by driving recklessly in his antique Duesenburg. Now Donna needs to find a tactful way of getting him to agree to give up driving.
    • Aloha Kimi
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      Alex flies to Hawaii to treat a friend's daughter who woke up paralyzed after an operation.
    • Donna Meets Roberta
      Season 4 - Episode 33

      With Donna Reed considering retiring at the end of this season, this episode is one of the many proposed replacement series. It is the unsold pilot for "The Roberta Sherwood Show," staring Roberta Sherwood and Gale Gordon, as her brother. Along with her three Sons (real life brothers) she lives an Illinois town close enough for Dr. Stone to come on a house call, but far enough away that Mrs. Stone says it is a long drive.

      As a former touring performer, Roberta worked on the road leaving her three Sons in her brother's care. Upon returning, she had enough money to buy a home for the five of them. Unfortunately, her brother feels show biz people aren't highly looked upon and tries to keep her and his nephews from singing. Yet, they'll be happy to burst out into song, when the mood or situation calls for it and even Uncle Dudley joins in, too.

      Roberta and Dudley are trying to sell their run down home, which is in horrible shape, for a profit (of at least $500). Dudley, like many of Gale Gordon's characters tries to save a buck and make one too anyway he can even if it means taking advantage of someone. The story brings these two families together at a charity bazaar, where she is singing. A friend of Dr. Stone lets him in on a secret that a shopping center will be going up right across the street from Roberta's home. He figures the land, alone, will be worth at least 4 times ($10,000) the current asking price ($2,000 to $2,500).

      The episode finds Dr. Stone wrestling with himself on being a businessman who willing takes advantage of other people or his natural self as a healer and someone who tries to help people, even foregoing payment, when a parent can't pay him. Jeff finds himself in a similar situation having bought a broken radio, he knew he could fix. It falls to Mrs. Stone to help the two men in her life to see, not the error of their ways, but the humanity in their soul and/or heart.

      A late night phone call to Dr. Stone as Roberta's youngest Son (Bobby) is running a high fever and none of the town's doctors are available. While driving over to see them, Dr. Stone has a heart to heart with himself. While waiting to hear what is wrong with their youngest, Dudley and Roberta have their own heart to heart. Roberta sees this illness as her punishment for selling the house for $500 more than she feels it is worth to Dr. Stone. When Dr. Stone finally comes down to tell them what he discovered (measles), it is Roberta who says Dr. Stone needs to know more about the house before going into the deal. Dr. Stone replies the same to Roberta and Dudley, which causes them to look at each other (as they thought they knew everything there was about their home).

      Mrs. Stone is awake, when Dr. Stone arrives home (at 4 AM) whistling, humming, and lightly singing. He tells her Bobby has the measles and she wants to know what else is up. Dr. Stone admits he told Roberta about the shopping center and "all bets all off." The episode ends with everyone at the Summers' home, as it is Dudley's birthday. This gives Roberta, the three real life brothers, and even Gale Gorden a chance to sing and show the "The Roberta Sherwood Show" would be both a family drama and a musical series.

    • One Little Word
      One Little Word
      Season 6 - Episode 28
      Alex mutters the word Pinafink in his sleep,and Donna tries to figure out what it means. Alex doesn't remember at first-but later he realizes what he was saying.He keeps the secret from Donna for a while.
    • Calling Willie Mays
      Calling Willie Mays
      Season 8 - Episode 20
      Willie Mays reserves two seats at a Giants game for his friends the Stones; but Donna, Alex, and Jeff each show up with a guest.
    • Donna's Bank Account
      Donna's Bank Account
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      Donna has overdrawn her bank account, and she goes to any length to prevent Alex from finding out.
    • Quads of Trouble
      Quads of Trouble
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      The Stone household is turned topsy-turvy when quadruplets are born.
    • Operation Deadbeat
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      Alex collects money Jeff owes.
    • Royal Flush
      Royal Flush
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      The residents of Hilldale wine and dine two vagabonds pretending to be royalty.