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.

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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.

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3 June 1959 (USA)  »

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Jeff Needs a Job
27 June 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Jeff (Paul Peterson) is living beyond his means. He has debts around the neighborhood and owes $6.70 to sister Mary (Shelley Fabares), which she needs to buy a plaid skirt. Jeff suggests a raise in his allowance, but Alex (Carl Betz) wants to teach his son the value of money. Soon, 11-year-old Jeff has jobs as both a newspaper delivery boy (before school) and a supermarket worker (after school). Donna (Donna Reed) reluctantly supports the family plan; and, she reminds some of Alex's patients, like Alan Reed (as Jesse Finsterwald), to pay their bills. But, when she learns about delinquent William Keene (as Ray McDonnell), Donna's kind-heartedness rules. This episode's script, by Seaman Jacobs and Si Rose, is a first season-ending standout.

****** Operation Deadbeat (6/3/59) Oscar Rudolph ~ Donna Reed, Paul Peterson, Carl Betz


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