The Donna Reed Show

Season 5 Episode 21

Three is a Family

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 07, 1963 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Mary misquotes Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892) when she says to Scotty, "Jealousy is the fume of little hearts."  Lord Tennyson wrote in the "Idylls of the King," Guinevere section, "For mockery is the fume of little hearts."

      On the other hand, Elinor Glyn wrote in the Pittsburgh Press newspaper on Sunday May 29, 1921, "... jealousy of another's beauty or talent or charm is all the "fume of little hearts," and should have no place in a fine character."

    • The episode occurs the day after Trisha's eighth birthday according to Jeff.

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