24 September 1958
Donna wants the family to go away on a long overdue vacation. But will Dr. Stone's patients let them get away for even a weekend?
1 October 1958
Donna is vying for a role in an amateur stage production and doesn't get along so well with the director. Things get worse when Jeff comes home with a black eye, given to him by the director's son.
Season 1, Episode 3: The Hike8 October 1958
An emergency forces Dr. Stone to pull out of an overnight camping trip with Jeff and his friends. Donna volunteers to take over and, once in the woods, comes up with an ingenious solution to her inexperience.
15 October 1958
Mary gives a speech on motherhood that has everyone praising Donna. Alex stars feeling inferior to Donna.
22 October 1958
Jeff has his heart set on getting a football uniform. Alex and Donna tell him he must save his money to pay for it. But when they discover his picture will be in the newspaper will they give in and buy it for him anyway?
29 October 1958
Someone leaves a baby on the front doorstep. Alex, who thinks the baby should be turned over to the authorities, fears the family is becoming too attached to it.
5 November 1958
In the series' pilot, Donna has a bit of a problem: how can she attend Jeff's basketball game, Mary's initiation into her girl's club and her husband's speech - all at the same time?
12 November 1958
Mary has a crush on another student but he doesn't notice her. Donna suggests she invite him home, which Mary does, but it's Donna that gets all of his attention.
19 November 1958
Donna's plan for a fund raiser goes awry until Jeff agrees to have dinner with a girl.
26 November 1958
A young runaway boy spends Thanksgiving with the Stone family.
3 December 1958
Donna gets stuck with organizing a baby beauty contest. And who would be a better judge of a baby contest than a pediatrician?
10 December 1958
It's Donna's birthday and she claims there's nothing she wants as a present. Alex isn't so sure she telling the truth.
17 December 1958
Uncle Fred, Donna's uncle, swoops in for an unexpected visit and immediately gets into everybody's business, with unexpected results.
24 December 1958
Donna is frantically making last-minute preparations for Christmas and is vexed when no one seems to care for the fruitcakes she is giving for Christmas presents. Her Christmas spirit is rejuvenated when she learns that no one has planned a Christmas party for the children who cannot leave their ward and return home for the holiday. With the help of the hospital handyman, she tries to rectify the oversight.
31 December 1958
Mary has three potential dates to the prom. She can't decide if she should go with the left tackle, or the right tackle, or just plain ole Buzz.
7 January 1959
When Jeff hurts his arm when he was someplace he shouldn't have been at, he tries to avoid telling his parents by going to the other pediatrician in town.
14 January 1959
David Barker, who had previously spent Thanksgiving with the Stones, decides he would like to visit them again. He tells them that it's his birthday even though it's actually not for several more months.
21 January 1959
Mr. Popkin doesn't have the money to pay for his son's expensive treatment and he won't allow Alex to do it for free. Donna figures she can hire him for household chores instead.
28 January 1959
Jeff starts to think that his parents prefer Mary more than they do him.
Season 1, Episode 20: Have Fun4 February 1959
Mary thinks her first date with Herbie was a disaster until she hears how her parents first date went.
11 February 1959
Donna decides that bachelor Burt Boland needs to meet her friend Ceil. The date goes well until Ceil's old boyfriend shows up.
18 February 1959
Alex & Donna help friends celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Celia and Wilbur have been arguing all day over Wilbur's secretary because Celia thinks he pays too much attention to her. Celia leaves Wilbur after the party.
25 February 1959
Jeff's report card is less than his parents expect and they make him stay home to study. But Jeff finds a way around being grounded.
4 March 1959
Young David Barker returns to the Stones' home for another visit. He has a secret and the stress of hiding it leads him to a very odd dream.
11 March 1959
Donna comes to the conclusion that she's too nice for her own good. She decides to be more assertive to see what people think then.
18 March 1959
Mary is running to be the vice-president of her class, but Donna doesn't like the way she, or rather her campaign manager, is running her campaign.
25 March 1959
After visiting a newlywed couple Donna begins to wonder if her marriage is in a rut.
Season 1, Episode 28: April Fool1 April 1959
Buzz Berry, Mary's favorite rock singer, is coming to town for a show. On the night of the show, however, Buzz comes down with a bad case of the measles, and is taken to the Stones' house to be treated by Alex, and is forced to stay there for a few days to recuperate. When word leaks out that he is staying there, the Stones' house is besieged by his adoring fans.
8 April 1959
Mary's friend Babs is upset because she thinks her parents are breaking up. Donna & Alex decide to help the Keppler's save their marriage. However, Bab's was wrong - her parents are not breaking up, so the Stone's effort to help backfires.
Season 1, Episode 30: The Hero15 April 1959
Biff, Alex's old college roommate, comes to visit. Everyone's opinion of Biff is based upon his past glory and Biff is tired of living in the past.
22 April 1959
Donna adopts the belief that children are capable of making good decisions on their own. Her beliefs are tested when Mary starts dating an annoying boy Donna doesn't like.
29 April 1959
When the Stones get the chance to triple their money in a land deal, Donna and the kids start planning on how they'll spend the windfall. Alex urges caution to no avail.
6 May 1959
When Donna finds out a favorite doctor plans to retire, she decides he should have a retirement dinner with testimonials from his patients and peers. As plans progress, Donna finds out Dr Jason does not want to retire regardless of his age.
13 May 1959
Donna's work in a charity campaign leaves her with no time for housework. When they decide to hire a maid, they discover the woman they hire isn't really able to cook or clean.
20 May 1959
After Donna and Alex finally manage to arrange a weekend alone for just the two of them, Donna spends the whole time pining for the kids.
27 May 1959
Mary has boy problems when she and her girlfriends try to one boy jealous of another. Mary thinks the plan backfires and gives up on all boys. Donna gives advice on how to straighten everything out.
3 June 1959
Jeff borrowed money. Alex wants Jeff to learn the value of money and pay it back. When Donna tries to get Alex to forgive the debt, they discuss the patients who still owe Alex for his services. Donna decides to collect on those bills.
9 September 1959
Mary is excited to be included in a school play. Kenny is a classmate who also was accepted, but he dropped out since he stutters. Mary convinces him to remain in the play. Kenny stays, and is paired with Mary for a dance routine.
16 September 1959
Donna & Alex fly to New York where Alex will give a speech at a medical convention. Donna is so excited for Alex that she cannot sleep. After going on excitement for a full day, Alex gives her a tranquilizer to help her get some rest.
1 October 1959
After completing a newspaper quiz Donna learns she gets a perfect score for being thrifty, which impels her to become a spendthrift.
8 October 1959
Doug is a new friend of Jeff's. Doug's mother praises Donna for having such a wonderful, perfect child when her child is noisy and impolite. Donna knows otherwise, so she invites the mother over to see Doug is the same as Jeff.
15 October 1959
After a nervous couple have their first baby, Alex can hardly get any sleep or spend any time with the family because of their constant cries for help.
22 October 1959
Mary wants Jeff to be more friendly with a girl so that she will have an excuse to meet her older brother. Jeff might be willing to do so - if the price is right.
29 October 1959
New neighbors move in next to the Stones, and Jeff finds the man interesting. He tells his father all the great things the man can do, and Alex finds himself getting jealous.
5 November 1959
A neighbor invites the Stones to dinner with a group of friends. She spends the evening bragging about the intellectual books she reads. Donna gets talked into joining a book club and has one week to read War and Peace.
12 November 1959
Jeff complains the teacher at school does not like any of the students because she is so strict. Donna visits the teacher and finds she is actually afraid of the students as it is her first teaching experience. Donna finds a way to fix it.
19 November 1959
Jeff's friend Phillip changes at Jeff's home after the football practices. Donna finds out and realizes Phillip's mother does not know he is playing football. The mother is afraid her boy will get hurt. Donna talks to the mother.
26 November 1959
A new kid in town follows Jeff around all the time, no matter how many times Jeff tries to lose him. Donna wants Jeff to be nice to Walter. When Jeff & Walter try to join a club, the group denies Jeff since he is a friend of Walter.
3 December 1959
Donna is upset with Mary and Jeff arrive home late and reprimands them. Alex comes home and it is all smiles for dad. Donna & Alex try to work out a plan for punishing Mary and Jeff without either of them seeming like the bad parent.
10 December 1959
Donna is forced to accept a dinner invitation with a couple that neither she nor Alex enjoy. This causes an argument between them whether to go or not go, and they try to find their fight from Mary and Jeff.
17 December 1959
Mary is invited to a dance at a nearby college with a blind date, and she would have to stay overnight in the dormitory. The Stone's agree, but only because they are going to drive her to and from. Jeff gets to go camping with a friend.
Season 2, Episode 15: Lucky Girl31 December 1959
It seems as if all Donna's friends are complimenting her on having such a wonderful husband, and that she is such a lucky girl. Donna wonders if they think she is not good enough for Alex and that it was just pure luck she got such a guy.
7 January 1960
Jeff's been causing problems lately, so Alex has a talk with him about behaving. Jeff's attitude changes, and everyone thinks it is because of the talk. However, Jeff causes a problem with a neighbor and is actually just feeling guilty.
Season 2, Episode 17: The Secret14 January 1960
Mary's friend Carol is engaged to Matthew, but does not want her family to know. Carol asks Mary to hide the ring and have her boyfriend's letters sent to the Stone residence. Donna and Alex start to wonder about Mary's secret and the mail.
21 January 1960
David Barker has run away from his boarding school and returns again to the Stone family. David's father is getting remarried, and David is afraid he will have to stay in the boarding school instead of being with his father and new mother.
28 January 1960
Stopped for an interview by a gimmicky showman at a grocery store, Donna makes a stand for women who often say they are just a housewife. Stay at home mothers are more than just stay at home people.
4 February 1960
Dan, a friend of Alex's father visits the Stones and tells the family of his exciting travels. Jeff gets caught up in the excitement and wants to travel the world with Dan.
11 February 1960
Friends of Alex and Donna's, who have only been married a few years, have their first quarrel. Donna helps Alice understand how to handle a quarrel. Alex tells Donna she should try to keep out of the situation, but then he helps Jim.
18 February 1960
Donna's woman club is looking for a project. When they find the neighborhood children are playing in an abandoned building, the women decide to build a proper gathering place for the children.
25 February 1960
Mary discovers poetry, and then worries that her mother and father lost their passion for life and things are boring for them. For a change of pace, Donna and Alex decide to go on a trip during a school night. It does not go as planned.
3 March 1960
Jeff is promoted to editor of his school newspaper. His first editorial is to speak out against too much homework. It is a good piece, but the teachers do not think it should be published.
10 March 1960
When it seems Mary and Jeff are not always doing their homework or chores, Alex decides to lay down the rules and make sure everyone sticks to them. Donna thinks the rules are a bit harsh.
17 March 1960
Alex is invited to a wedding of his former college roommate who had some wild nights and lots of dates. Alex is also invited to the bachelor party. Donna is worried about what might happen.
24 March 1960
Jeff is excited to try out for the track team and even plans to practice to get in shape for the tryouts. But then Donna finds out he has perfect pitch in music and thinks he should take music lessons and learn the trumpet.
7 April 1960
The Woman's Medical Auxiliary host a dance event. While the dance was a success, raising funds was not. The Auxiliary decides to hold another event to raise money to pay for the dance. Donna decides to sell homemade pickles.
14 April 1960
Mary's ski trip with friends gets canceled and she is disappointed. However, when an intern from the hospital visits Alex at his home, her mood lightens up immediately.
21 April 1960
Jeff visits his uncle and aunt on their farm by himself. Donna is worried and misses Jeff so much, she goes to the farm as well. Alex and Mary have to take care of the house and meals while she is gone.
28 April 1960
An old friend of Donna's comes to visit. She is now a well-known fashion designer, and about to marry a doctor. She wants to know what it is like to be married to a doctor. Donna thinks the life of a career woman is exciting.
5 May 1960
Jeff wants an advance on his allowance to buy items for his latest project. When that fails, he tries borrowing from everyone. Alex finds out he owes a lot of people money, and puts Jeff on a strict budget until he pays everyone back.
12 May 1960
Mary's friend Ellen is very smart at school, but plain looking. No one asks her out. Mary decides to give Ellen a makeover to show the boys in school that Ellen is just as pretty as she is smart.
19 May 1960
Donna & Alex have different memories of how they originally met.
Season 2, Episode 35: The Gossip26 May 1960
Donna's friend Kay tells her that she is pregnant, but to keep it a secret. Donna only tells one other friend, who tells another, who tells another, etc. Kay is upset because she might lose her job if her boss finds out she is pregnant.
2 June 1960
A neighbor's child returns home for a visit while on break from military school. Since Petie was a favorite friend of Mary and Jeff, he visits the Stones. Petie is smitten by Mary's grown-up looks.
9 June 1960
Donna purchases an expensive art object and is to tell Alex about it, so it gets hidden. When Alex's Aunt Lettie calls to say she is visiting, Alex says they have to put out her wedding gift. Alex finds the statue and puts it out.
Season 2, Episode 38: Cool Cat16 June 1960
A seemingly stray cat follows Jeff home, and the family votes to allow him to stay. Turns out the cat is female, and slowly brings her family of kittens into the house. Jeff & Mary give the kittens away just as Alex finds they are pedigree.
Season 3, Episode 1: Weekend15 September 1960
The Stones decide to go away to somewhere different for an extended weekend, but the actual accommodation are nothing like what they saw in the brochure.
22 September 1960
While eating lunch with Mary at a restaurant, a woman approaches Donna as a long lost friend and invites Donna & Alex to dinner the next day at her home. Donna cannot remember who the woman is.
29 September 1960
Donna has her kitchen remodeled and new appliances installed. Then she needs to refinish an arm chair which leads to the other furniture look drab. Also, Alex's birthday is the next day, and no one can think of a gift to get him.
6 October 1960
The Stones hire a handyman to do repairs around the house. The handyman asks Jeff to help him write a love letter to his girlfriend. Donna finds Jeff's practice letter laying around, and thinks Jeff is in love with a classmate.
20 October 1960
Mary returns home from a weekend visit with a friend and just raves about how wonderful her friend's home is. Donna begins to feel their own home is a shack compared to the other home.
27 October 1960
Mary meets a boy at school that reminds her of her father. She thinks Elroy looks like what her father might have looked like at that age. Donna and Alex cannot wait to see Elroy and how much he must look like Alex.
3 November 1960
Mary is going out with Scotty in a car he built himself. When Donna and Alex find the parts of the car are from cars that have been in wrecks, they are worried.
10 November 1960
The school issues an intelligence test to the students, and Jeff gets a score that ranks him as a genius. Alex and Donna have to decide to send him to a special school. Jeff fails the entrance exam for the school.
17 November 1960
When Les has trouble paying his baby's doctor bill Donna let's him do some work on the house in exchange. When $20.00 suddenly disappears everyone wonders if Les could have taken it.
24 November 1960
Alex proves the old adage that doctors make the worst patients when he goes into the hospital for an appendectomy. Donna helps another patient who doesn't want to leave the hospital.
1 December 1960
Mary decides she wants to be a model. She wins a scholarship to a modeling school, but finds it expensive to live the life of a model.
8 December 1960
Mary has a bad case of indecisiveness and asks Donna for advice on clothes, errands, boys, and more. She ends up having a date with two boys.
15 December 1960
Donna is looking forward to attending her college reunion. When Alex hears about a former boyfriend, he decides to go with her. The women decide to reenact their cheer-leading cheer and Donna gets a black eye the day of the dance.
22 December 1960
While Jeff's friend Gordie is showing off his new scooter he accidentally hits a tree and pretends his leg is hurt much worse than it is so that he can stay at the Stone's house. Donna finds out why he does not really want to go home.
29 December 1960
Mary wants Jeff to pay her back from a loan so she can buy a new sweater. Since there was no due date given, he decides to drag it out. Donna goes on a diet to lose a few pounds.
5 January 1961
Donna gets upset with Mary and Jeff starting projects and never finishing them, losing track of items they used last, and more. Donna decides to make them mend their ways.
12 January 1961
Jeff seems to be in a slump by causing things to happen without realizing what is going on. The rest of the family start to praise him for anything he does and he starts to feel better. Jeff decides to try out for the school play.
19 January 1961
Donna is tired of everyone using the piano as a drop area for their belongings. Alex suggests selling it. Donna arranges for a pick up, but then Mary puts up a fight to save it. Donna learns the reason why Mary really wants to save it.
26 January 1961
When Donna, Mary, and Jeff find that Alex is going to Hollywood for a doctor's conference, they insist on going with him. They plan on two fast days of sight seeing and star gazing, but they mostly sit in the hotel due to heavy rains.
2 February 1961
Mary and her classmates are rehearsing for a school play, but the director steps out at the last minute. Donna steps in to be the director.
9 February 1961
When a friend of Jeff's brags about going on a camping trip with his father, Jeff says Alex is taking him camping also. Since Alex is unavailable, Donna decides to take him. Before the trip, Jeff finds out his friend is not going camping.
16 February 1961
Donna meets the wife of a new doctor at the hospital. Since she is Japaneses, Donna decides she needs to learn some American customs and way of life.
23 February 1961
When Donna finds her and Alex's friends stay busy with music lessons and dance lessons, she decides she and Alex have to take some kind of lesson's together. Donna signs them up for painting lessons so they can spend more time together.
2 March 1961
Donna gets a parking ticket and does not think she is in the wrong. She decides to fight it in traffic court. While there, singer Tony Martin is also in court fighting a ticket. He decides to fight his ticket because Donna is fighting hers.
9 March 1961
Donna wants to go to the Founders Ball but Alex does not. Alex is struggling with Mr Greevy for financing of a new clinic. Greevy wants more money. Donna's Aunt Bell visits. Turns out, Bell and Greevy know each other from years past.
16 March 1961
Donna and her friend Madeline decide to open a poodle parlor in town, and the husbands think it is funny because they do not know how to run a business. The women are determined, but find out there are only seven poodles in town.
23 March 1961
While Mary is babysitting a young child, the older brother comes home and tells Mary he left college. The Stones try to help him determine which career path he wants to follow.
30 March 1961
The Board of Health Director retires, and Donna campaigns to have Alex nominated. It would mean he could have regular office hours. Alex enjoys his job as a pediatrician.
6 April 1961
Alex realizes it is the day before income taxes are due, and he rushes to prepare the papers.
13 April 1961
While putting on a puppet show, Jeff accidentally breaks a treasured gift that Donna purchased for Alex - a musical tobacco jar. Alex is glad it is broken because he did not like the music.
20 April 1961
Mary is upset when she learns that two boys tossed a coin to see who would take her out. Mary does not want to be considered a pawn and decides to give up on boys.
27 April 1961
Alex and his friends plan a fishing trip, and the others say they have to ask permission from their wives to go. Alex says he does not have to ask for permission - until he tells her he is going.
4 May 1961
Jeff is elected class treasurer and brings home all the money in the class fund. Alex and Donna warn him to be careful, but of course Jeff misplaces the money and has to find it before the next class meeting.
11 May 1961
Donna & Alex encourage Jeff to join the church choir. He does, but then he is teased by his classmates. Jeff takes up weight lifting to muscle up in case of a fight.
18 May 1961
Herbie's friend who is in the military visits. Herbie suggests that Mary and he take the friend with them to the school dance. Mary does not want to, but when she sees the handsome friend, she changes her mind.
25 May 1961
Mary asks Scotty to teach her how to drive. He starts out by telling her all about how cars work, what types of cars there are, what is great about cars, etc. Mary just wants to learn how to drive.
1 June 1961
Alex returns from a hunting trip with a mustache and beard. He decides to keep the mustache which receives mixed reviews from the family. Mary has a crush with a new boy at school who has different views from all her friends.
8 June 1961
While Donna is out of town, Mary takes over the house in a negative way. Alex allows her to have a teen party, and on Saturday to open the house to a baby-sitting service.
14 September 1961
Mary's careless driving leads to an unexpected romantic evening with a young pop singer, followed by heartbreak when he leaves for the army.
21 September 1961
Jeff turned in a terrible paper to his English class that has his teacher and parents upset at his grammar. He is told he has to redo the assignment - on the same day as the father/son baseball game.
28 September 1961
Jeff starts to grow facial hair and buys every type of shaving and grooming supplies available. He also decided he is grown enough to use Mother and Father instead of Mom and Dad. He wants to contribute to the household income and get a job
5 October 1961
Donna's friend is upset because her husband never notices anything new. Donna realizes Alex can also sometimes be unobservant. While Alex is away at a medical convention, Donna changes her hair color to see if he notices when he returns.
12 October 1961
The discovery of mysterious animal prints in the backyard leads to a harrowing night for Donna, her children, and a temporary addition to the family.
19 October 1961
Mary offers to pay Jeff's way to a movie if he takes a new girl in the neighborhood to the movie with him. Her interest is in the new guy in the neighborhood.
26 October 1961
Alex has a frustrating day where everything goes wrong and decides to go home. Donna convinces him that they should go on a picnic to relax, but even the relaxing trip has problems.
2 November 1961
Donna & Alex have dinner with their friends Millie & Jack, but the evening turns into an argument between their friends. When the friends decide to split up, Donna suggests they adopt a child to love and heal the family.
9 November 1961
Jeff is suspended from school when he and his friends pull a prank that causes pandemonium during class. Alex and Donna suspect something's wrong but wait until Jeff is ready to come to them.
16 November 1961
Jeff starts a paper route and realizes it is not as easy as it seems.
23 November 1961
Mary is excited about an upcoming dance party and hopes the new boy in school will invite her. Donna says she cannot go until her grade improves. Mary's new tutor is the new boy in school.
30 November 1961
Donna talks Alex into being a speaker for a woman's group about child psychology. Alex gives the speech and then decides he is going to put his theories in practice with Mary and Jeff.
7 December 1961
Alex's patient lives with his grandfather. Mr O'Hara thinks Alex is undercharging and says he should charge more for his services. Jeff decides to use that fact and become his father's agent.
14 December 1961
Scotty breaks a skiing date with Mary. Donna see Mary's disappointment and asks Alex to take her on a trip to Chicago. Special arrangements are made Scotty comes into the picture and tells Mary he can go on the skiing trip.
21 December 1961
Johnny Crawford stars as the son of Donna's college roommate. According to an IQ Test, he is not very smart, but the Stone family finds him to be highly intelligent. They find out why his mother thinks he is not smart.
28 December 1961
Alex and Mary want Jeff to help the new kid in school get acquainted with school and friends. Jeff finds him annoying as the kid tries to prove he is better and tougher than others.
11 January 1962
Alex is excited over his new car - an antique 1910 car. He drives it around town, causing people to talk.
18 January 1962
Jeff tries to match a rich boy's gift of a Cashmere sweater to Angie who he is sweet on. He also sings "She Can't Find her Keys."
25 January 1962
When the daughter of a family friend is paralyzed in a surfing accident, Alex is asked to fly to Hawaii to assist in her treatment. Alex and Donna get to know the Doctors and Nurses of the Pacific View Clinic.
1 February 1962
Mary considers skipping college to pursue a singing career. Donna is skeptical until she hears her sing "Johnny Angel."
8 February 1962
After listening to a talk on space travel, Jeff and his Explorer friends decide to raise money to buy a telescope. Once they have the money, Jeff thinks there's a better way to use it.
15 February 1962
Alex considers moving his practice out of the house and into an office downtown. Everyone is excited about the idea at first but then start to get second thoughts.
22 February 1962
Mary is confident she can handle Jeff and the house when her parents go out of town. But then the water heater goes on the fritz and all of her friends drop in for an impromptu party.
1 March 1962
After Donna sends a telegram complaining about an airline's service directly to its president, the airline gives her and Alex two free tickets. Unfortunately, they come with several strings attached.
8 March 1962
This episode was a back door pilot that introduced the Stones' neighbors, the Adams, whom Donna and Dr. Alex Stone pay a visit after the family moved from Hilldale to a farm in the country to escape the rigors of living in the city. The episode stars William Windom ("The Farmer's Daughter") as David Adams and Patricia Breslin ("I Saw What You Did") as Millie Adams, David's long suffering wife who loathed life on a farm. Two juvenile brothers from Canada, Steve Barringer and his little brother Leslie, starred as the couple's two sons. The new series was to be a fish-out-of-water situation comedy to replace The Donna Reed Show after Reed had announced her intentions to retire from television. The new series was produced by Reed's then husband, Tony Owen, who also produced The Donna Reed Show. The episodes was not picked up as a series after Reed decided to not to retire and The Donna Reed Show continued to air for four additional seasons. The concept of city folk moving to the country was used again by rival studio Filmways as "Green Acres".
15 March 1962
As Jeff and Angie rehearse their lines for a school play, they reminisce about the way they first met. They both get angry with each other and wonder if they can continue their participation in the play.
22 March 1962
When Alex's watch seems to be shot, Donna buys an antique one to replace it. After they discover an inscription on it Donna decides to track down the original owner, with surprising results.
29 March 1962
Jeff is interested in entering go-cart races. He does not have the money to do it, nor does he have his mother's approval.
5 April 1962
Jeff and his friend Moose enjoy playing school baseball, but Moose's father keeps pushing Moose to do more on the field. Alex decides to talk to the overbearing father about teens and sports.
Season 4, Episode 30: Skin Deep12 April 1962
A friend sets Mary up on a blind date, and she is looking forward to it. When she learns the boy is not attractive, she wants to cancel the date.
19 April 1962
Donna is coaxed into being a fortune teller at the town's bazaar. Not knowing what to do, she ends up creating fortunes to tell people. Later, it turns out some of her predictions start to come true.
26 April 1962
Jeff and his friend Smitty seem to have Smitty's little brother tagging along with them. They convince Donna to watch him while they go to visit their girlfriends.
3 May 1962
A friend tells Alex a woman is selling her house cheap, but in another year the house value will rise and Alex should consider buying it. Donna meets the woman, a mother like her with children to care for.
10 May 1962
A trip across the country in a recreational trailer turns out to be more work and problems than the enjoyable vacation it started out to be.
17 May 1962
Jeff and Smitty find new girls in town to take to the prom. The two couples attend and have a nice time, but when they switch dates, the evening is magical. Paul Peterson sings Just Keep All Your Love Locked.
24 May 1962
Jeff gets a job at a bicycle shop to earn spending money. He wants a special gift for his girlfriend. Donna wants him to clean his room before going out so he might lose his job.
31 May 1962
Jeff manages to get an interview with Don Drysdale, an all-star pitcher for the LA Dodgers, for the school newspaper.
7 June 1962
Alex has a patient who needs constant care. Jeff wants his father to help him get his driver's license, and Mary wants him to help repair a pair of shoes she needs for her graduation ceremony.
Season 4, Episode 39: Dear Wife14 June 1962
After attending a friend's wedding, Mary seems anxious to get married herself. Alex jokes he'd rather Mary elope and save him the cost of a wedding. Alex and Donna pass it off as a passing fancy until they think she has run off and eloped.
20 September 1962
Jeff suddenly starts being uncharacteristically nice to Mary. Mary wonders if he has some ulterior motive in mind and impatiently waits for the other shoe to drop.
27 September 1962
Donna fills in as Alex's nurse while his nurse-receptionist, Alma, is getting married. However, Alex proves to be such a demanding boss that Donna is ready to quit. Things suddenly turn around when a small boy is brought into the office unconscious. Alex and Donna have to forget their differences in order to work together to save his life.
4 October 1962
Jeff and Smitty plan not to go on dates so they can save their money to build a sail boat. Mary brings home a friend from college and Jeff forgets his plan.
11 October 1962
Jeff's old girlfriend Angie is back in town but she says she prefers older boys now and is no longer interested in anyone her age. Jeff figures if he wears glasses he'll look older, but he has to talk his parents into paying for them.
18 October 1962
Mary wants her privacy from the family and needs to be independent. She decides to move into a dorm on the college campus, but will she be happy there?
Season 5, Episode 6: My Dad25 October 1962
Alex & Jeff enter a father & son golf tournament. Alex is called away by a medical emergency. After several back and forth attempts to spend time together, it seems the day is lost. Jeff loves his father even if he is not always there.
1 November 1962
Jeff rescues a bird and after making a couple of phone calls thinks it may be a rare and valuable bird. Unfortunately, he doesn't know the difference between a cockatoo and a cockatiel.
8 November 1962
Donna resents being classified as just a typical housewife. When the newspaper editor offers her a chance to get a scoop for the paper, she goes undercover as a hotel maid to get a story for the paper.
Season 5, Episode 9: Big Star15 November 1962
Mary's new boyfriend has a great singing voice, but he is also very shy. Mary makes it her personal project that she will get him to sing for a talent agent. Mary sings the song "Big Star".
Season 5, Episode 10: Man to Man22 November 1962
Alex is pleased when Jeff & Smitty talk him into going camping. Alex thinks it is the perfect for bonding time. It turns out the campsite is near the campsite where Jeff & Smitty's girlfriends are camping.
29 November 1962
Donna wants to help obstetrician Harriet Robey receive recognition for all her years of service to the town. Donna talks the bank into purchasing a car as a gift for Harriet and has it presented at a testimonial dinner.
6 December 1962
Mary goes on a date with a guy that is rude and unmannerly, but she decides she is just the person to change him. Every day, Mary works on another part of his personality until he is the way she wants. However, he is no longer himself.
13 December 1962
Jeff enters a raffle where the winning prize is a car. While his ticket did not win, he finds the winning ticket on the ground and claims the car. Now he has to decide whether to keep the car or find the rightful owner.
20 December 1962
Jeff is learning how hard it is to ask friends to pay back money he loaned them. Dr Stone has to learn how to collect payments from his patients.
27 December 1962
After Dr. Stone scolds Jeff for being lazy, Jeff talks to a telephone lineman who tells him he has no idea what it's like to have live on his own. Jeff spends the weekend alone in the big city of Farrington to see for himself.
3 January 1963
The Stones are planning a simple wedding for Mary's friend Marcia. When Marcia's mother shows up, everything becomes a big production.
10 January 1963
After Donna is asked to run for city council the household suffers from her absence. Alex dreams what it might be like if Donna becomes President of the U.S.
17 January 1963
Donna attends an auction of unclaimed freight and an unknown woman asks Donna to bid on a Chinese horse. Donna wins the auction but the woman disappears. Donna brings the item home, but then strange things begin to happen.
24 January 1963
Mary returns from a date feeling a bit miffed when her boyfriend calls her wholesome. She decides to change her looks to be more exciting.
31 January 1963
A young girl follows the Stones home after a family outing. When the Stones find out her parents are dead, they adopt Trisha. With this episode, Paul Peterson's real life sister joins the cast.
7 February 1963
Trisha is now part of the family and fits in easily. Jeff enjoys playing with her, and Donna likes having another child to care for. Mary realizes she is the one stuck with babysitting Trisha instead of going on dates.
14 February 1963
Jeff is upset that his girlfriend plans a pajama party on the same night as his sixteenth birthday party.
21 February 1963
Alex and Jeff wake up early to go camping with their friend Red. As Donna sees them out the door, Red comments that women cannot go camping because they are too soft. Donna tells Mary they are going camping with the guys to prove Red wrong.
28 February 1963
Donna and the woman club are raising money for the children's clinic. Out of ideas for donations, Donna says she will visit an elderly woman in what is reported to be a haunted house.
7 March 1963
Mary wants to vacation with her friends on spring break to a resort. Donna & Alex reluctantly agree, but decide to secretly spy on her to make sure she is OK.
14 March 1963
Alex tells Donna that they should get away for the weekend, but Donna is hesitant to leave the children. Donna thinks Trish is coming down with a cold, but it turns out Jeff is the one who gets sick.
21 March 1963
Mary's attempt to help her friend Vinnie at Emerson College is complicated by constant attention of a country bumpkin and a high school student who won't leave her alone.
28 March 1963
Donna hires a handyman who is not so handy.
4 April 1963
A pediatrician friend of Alex's moves into the house next to the Stones. Dave & Midge are new to setting up a house.
11 April 1963
Both Mary and Jeff are looking forward to the upcoming dance. Mary has plans with Scotty, and Jeff has plans with Becky. But when they get to the dance, it seems Scotty and Becky only have eyes for each other.
18 April 1963
Donna and Jeff accompany Alex to Chicago where he has a medical conference. They plan to attend the baseball game on the weekend because Don Drysdale is playing. Jeff is unable to get in touch with Don and is disappointed.
25 April 1963
Some girls at school compete with each other to see whom Jeff will ask to a school dance.
Season 5, Episode 33: Big Wheel2 May 1963
Jeff buys an old school bus and intends to make money by driving his friends wherever they want to go.
9 May 1963
Jeff invites two girls to the school prom and does not know how to un-ask one of them.
19 September 1963
Trisha's friend Nancy is being spoiled by her grandfather with too many presents so her parents forbid her getting anymore. But the grandfather decides to involve the Stones by sending the gifts for Nancy to their house.
26 September 1963
3 October 1963
10 October 1963
17 October 1963
24 October 1963
31 October 1963
7 November 1963
Season 6, Episode 9: Post Time14 November 1963
21 November 1963
28 November 1963
5 December 1963
Season 6, Episode 13: Air Date12 December 1963
Season 6, Episode 14: Moon Shot19 December 1963
Season 6, Episode 15: Nice Work26 December 1963
2 January 1964
Season 6, Episode 17: The Combo9 January 1964
Jeff Stone starts a musical group with some friends.
16 January 1964
23 January 1964
30 January 1964
6 February 1964
13 February 1964
When Dave Kelsey finds a fawn on the roadside and gives it to Trish as a gift. She quickly becomes attached to it which makes it hard for Donna and Alex to tell her she must give it up.
20 February 1964
Dave causes himself a huge problem on the home front when he tells Midge he likes Donna's cooking better. Donna becomes part of a rivalry she wants no part of.
Season 6, Episode 24: Teamwork27 February 1964
Dr. Dave isn't getting around to the little chores around the house, frustrating Midge. Trisha and her friends decide take on the jobs but Trisha notices Dave just wants to golf with his free time. She has an idea to make Midge happy.
5 March 1964
Donna makes a loan to Midge of $13.26 but Midge doesn't seem to be in a hurry to pay it back. Donna drops hints and reminders but fears ruining the friendship if she asks for it back directly.
12 March 1964
Alex and Donna have a differing opinion about a financial matter. Donna wants to replace the old washing machine and Alex desires a set of golf clubs. Neither is willing to budge to break the impasse.
19 March 1964
26 March 1964
2 April 1964
9 April 1964
16 April 1964
23 April 1964
Donna and Midge decide to take up golf so they can spend more time with their husbands. Alex and Dave are less then thrilled with the idea, so they try to discourage them.
17 September 1964
Jeff wants to make his parent's anniversary special with a dinner. Unfortunately things don't go well despite his careful planning.
24 September 1964
Season 7, Episode 3: Play Ball1 October 1964
Alex helps to organize a charity baseball game to benefit the hospital. When Willie Mays, Don Drysdale, and Leo Durocher show up it's no longer a game involving amateurs.
8 October 1964
Donna's routine takes her out of the city and driving down an isolated rural road. Her car breaks down where an escaped prisoner is thought to be, leaving Donna to think fast in unusual circumstances.
15 October 1964
Mary arrives home from college where she just received an honor in a psychology class she's taking. She starts noticing every quirk and habit of her family and decides to share her textbook analysis to their dismay.
22 October 1964
29 October 1964
5 November 1964
12 November 1964
19 November 1964
26 November 1964
3 December 1964
10 December 1964
17 December 1964
24 December 1964
Mary comes home from college and expects to pick up with Scotty after so much time. Mary is indignant and a little hurt when she finds out Scotty has a new girlfriend.
31 December 1964
7 January 1965
14 January 1965
21 January 1965
28 January 1965
4 February 1965
11 February 1965
18 February 1965
25 February 1965
Alex, who's been teasing Donna about her trading-stamp collection, starts saving stamps himself to get a special golf club.
4 March 1965
Donna and the Kelseys become worried that Alex is overworked when he claims he saw a deer in the yard. He later states that a bear was in his waiting room leading to even more questions about his mental state.
11 March 1965
Jeff is smitten by the Kelsey's attractive, but abrasive god-daughter from New York.
18 March 1965
Jeff turns a simple story about his friend Walter into something more, making Walter into a celebrity. The boys then have to worry about the truth coming out.
25 March 1965