In the final tag of this episode, It is clear from the surprised facial expressions of Donna Reed, Paul Petersen and Shelley Fabares that Carl Betz improvised in pulling Jeff across his lap for an impromptu spanking. See more »
Donna (Donna Reed) and Alex (Carl Betz) return home from a dinner party to learn that neighbor Kathleen Freeman (as Celia Wilgus) almost called the police, due to a noisy "party" at the Stone's house. Mary (Shelley Fabares) confesses, "Some of my friends stopped by," including a bongo drummer. Their parents warn Mary and Jeff (Paul Peterson), "People expect a doctor and his family to set an example." So, when Jeff injures his arm in the drummer's stolen car, he's afraid to see his father for treatment. Posing as "John Smith", he goes to another pediatrician... This cute episode is highlighted by the dependable and delightful Ms. Freeman's first appearance in the series.
**** Jeff's Double Life (1/7/59) Oscar Rudolph ~ Donna Reed, Paul Peterson, Kathleen Freeman
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