The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
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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.

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(as Tom August), (creator)
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Louise Collier
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After completing a newspaper quiz Donna learns she gets a perfect score for being thrifty, which impels her to become a spendthrift.

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G
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1 October 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Per the title, according to philosopher Ben Franklin, a penny saved is a penny earned. See more »

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There is some kind of continuity error related to the quiz. When the quiz is shown on screen Alex has rated Donna with these grades: Qualities of Parenthood 18/20; Civic Interest 18/20; Ability of Hostess 18/20; Habits of Thrift 20/20; Interest in Husband's Vocation (no score given); Cooking Ability (no score given). He then says she got a total of 92 for all of questions, which would mean she only got a total of 18 points for the last two questions (i.e., she wasn't a very good cook or that she didn't care about him being a doctor). Presumably when the script was written, it was assumed the was only one other question on the quiz instead of two. See more »

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