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1962

11 Jan. 1962
Dr. Stone and His Horseless Carriage
Alex is excited over his new car - an antique 1910 car. He drives it around town, causing people to talk.
 
18 Jan. 1962
For Angie with Love
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 Jan. 1962
Aloha, Kimi
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 Feb. 1962
Donna's Prima Donna
Mary considers skipping college to pursue a singing career. Donna is skeptical until she hears her sing "Johnny Angel."
 
8 Feb. 1962
Explorer's Ten
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 Feb. 1962
The New Office
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 Feb. 1962
The Golden Trap
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 Mar. 1962
Free Flight
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 Mar. 1962
The Wide Open Spaces
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 ...
 
15 Mar. 1962
The Fireball
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 Mar. 1962
Once Upon a Timepiece
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 Mar. 1962
Hilldale 500
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 Apr. 1962
Winner Takes All
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.
 
12 Apr. 1962
Skin Deep
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 Apr. 1962
The Fortune Teller
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 Apr. 1962
Man of Action
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
Donna Meets Roberta
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
The Caravan
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
The Swingin' Set
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
On to Fairview
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
The Man in the Mask
Jeff manages to get an interview with Don Drysdale, an all-star pitcher for the LA Dodgers, for the school newspaper.
 
7 Jun. 1962
The Father Image
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.
 
14 Jun. 1962
Dear Wife
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 Sep. 1962
Mister Nice Guy
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 Sep. 1962
Mrs. Stone and Dr. Hyde
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 Oct. 1962
To Be a Boy
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 Oct. 1962
Who Needs Glasses?
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 Oct. 1962
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
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?
 
25 Oct. 1962
My Dad
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 Nov. 1962
Fine Feathers
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 Nov. 1962
Rebel with a Cause
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.
 
15 Nov. 1962
Big Star
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".
 
22 Nov. 1962
Man to Man
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 Nov. 1962
The Baby Buggy
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 Dec. 1962
The Makeover Man
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 Dec. 1962
The Winning Ticket
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 Dec. 1962
The Soft Touch
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 Dec. 1962
Jeff Stands Alone
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.
 

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