The Donna Reed Show

Season 1 Episode 1

Weekend Trip

1
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 24, 1958 on ABC
7.9
out of 10
User Rating
8 votes

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review

Episode Summary

EDIT
Weekend Trip
AIRED:
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

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Thursday
No results found.
Friday
No results found.
Saturday
No results found.
Howard Wendell

Howard Wendell

George Heiser

Guest Star

Louise Fitch

Louise Fitch

Mrs. Whitman (credited as Louise Lewis)

Guest Star

Hugh Corcoran

Hugh Corcoran

Eddie

Guest Star

Watch Online

Episode Discussion

Join the discussion of this episode Episode Discussion

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions Trivia & Quotes