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

(1958–1966)

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The first season opening credits of The Munsters (1964) were an outrageous parody of the opening credits of "The Donna Reed Show", which always began with Donna Reed lovingly passing out lunches to her departing family members as they left the house one by one. Yvonne De Carlo, as Lily Munster, did the same thing.
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Of the numerous family oriented situation comedies of the 1950s and early 60s, The Donna Reed Show was the first series to feature the mother as the focal point.
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During the show's early years, whenever a scene takes place in a supermarket, look very closely in the background. Chances are, you'll see large amounts of Campbell's Soup, V-8 Vegetable Juice, Franco-American Spaghetti, and various Johnson & Johnson products including their famous baby powder. Not coincidentally, those brands were the series' original advertisers during its network run.
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The character 'Dr. Alex Stone' was ranked #16 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
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The living room set was later used again as Major Nelson's living room on "I Dream of Jeannie".
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Donna reed had uncredited in productings directing .
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Recurring cast member Jimmy Hawkins played Donna Reed's son in the classic "It's A Wonderful Life" years before joining the show as Mary's steady boyfriend.
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