Jeff agreed to perform several services for Antoinette Duval, if her Father would play a benefit concert for Jeff's Bobcats to get a tackling dummy and for the hospital to get a play room for the children (organized by Mrs. Stone). The services he promised are to take the school picnic, allow her to ride on the handle bars of his bike, might even make her a member of the Bobcats, and he'll marry her.
This marks the first of many appearances on The Donna Reed Show of Jimmy Hawkins who first appeared with Donna Reed as one of the Bailey children in the holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life.
We learn from Dr. Woody Graham that Dr. and Mrs. Stone are recent transplants to the "small" town of Hilldale, IL. He isn't specific on to how long they have been there, but says they have made a very good beginning.
At the beginning of the episode, Mrs. Stone says Jeff is 11 and Mary is 14 years old.
According to the book "TV Land to Go" by Thomas Hill (Creative Director and Head Writer for TV Land), this episode is the 41st best episode of all time.
Hugh Corcoran who played Eddie Barclay, is one of the Corcoran siblings of Disney film and TV fame; sister Noreen was on "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe.
Mrs. Stone is a graduate nurse, per Mary during the newspaper photoshoot.
Donna was a girl scout.
In this episode, the Stones have plans to go skiing at Mount Owens. At the time, Donna Reed was married to Tony Owen who was also the producer of the show so I guess the name chosen for their destination was a nod to Donna and Tony, otherwise known as the Owens in private life.
Hugh Corcoran who played Eddie Barclay, is one of the Corcoran siblings of Disney film and TV fame; sister Noreen was on "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe