The Donna Reed Show (TV Series 1958–1966) Poster

(1958–1966)

Episode List

 OR 

1959

7 Jan. 1959
Jeff's Double Life
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 Jan. 1959
Nothing But the Truth
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 Jan. 1959
It's the Principle of the Thing
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 Jan. 1959
Jeff vs. Mary
Jeff starts to think that his parents prefer Mary more than they do him.
 
4 Feb. 1959
Have Fun
Mary thinks her first date with Herbie was a disaster until she hears how her parents first date went.
 
11 Feb. 1959
Donna Plays Cupid
Donna decides that bachelor Burt Boland needs to meet her friend Ceil. The date goes well until Ceil's old boyfriend shows up.
 
18 Feb. 1959
Love Thy Neighbor
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 Feb. 1959
The Report Card
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 Mar. 1959
Boys Will Be Boys
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 Mar. 1959
The Ideal Wife
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 Mar. 1959
Mary's Campaign
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 Mar. 1959
The Flowered Print Dress
After visiting a newlywed couple Donna begins to wonder if her marriage is in a rut.
 
1 Apr. 1959
April Fool
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 Apr. 1959
The Parting of the Ways
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.
 
15 Apr. 1959
The Hero
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 Apr. 1959
Do You Trust Your Child?
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 Apr. 1959
The Grateful Patient
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
The Testimonial
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
Miss Lovelace Comes to Tea
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
Tomorrow Comes Too Soon
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
Advice to Young Lovers
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 Jun. 1959
Operation Deadbeat
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 Sep. 1959
That's Show Business
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 Sep. 1959
Sleep No More My Lady
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 Oct. 1959
A Penny Earned
After completing a newspaper quiz Donna learns she gets a perfect score for being thrifty, which impels her to become a spendthrift.
 
8 Oct. 1959
A Friend Indeed
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 Oct. 1959
The First Child
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 Oct. 1959
Going Steady
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 Oct. 1959
The Neighborly Gesture
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 Nov. 1959
Nothing Like a Good Book
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 Nov. 1959
Flowers for the Teacher
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 Nov. 1959
All Mothers Worry
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 Nov. 1959
Jeff Joins a Club
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 Dec. 1959
The Punishment
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 Dec. 1959
A Difference of Opinion
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 Dec. 1959
The Homecoming Dance
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.
 
31 Dec. 1959
Lucky Girl
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.
 

« 1958 |  1959  1960  »

See also

Episode Cast | Rated Episodes (by date / vote)| TV Schedule

Contribute to This Page