With Megan working everyday, Don has time on his hands. He attends a wake for Roger's mother but has had a bit too much to drink, leading to a memorable afternoon. Roger gets particularly upset when an unexpected guest arrives. His daughter is quick off the mark when it comes to the family's finances. Sally's friend Sandy has run off and Betty sets off to find her. She spends the better part of a day in a flophouse waiting for her to show up. She decides she needs a change in her life. Don's presentation to the Royal Hawaiian group doesn't go over too well. Peggy meanwhile seems to have found the solution to her ad campaign. The Drapers have a few of their neighbors over on New Year's eve....and Don seems to have reverted to his old ways. Written by
Did You Know?
After the memorial, Roger asks his daughter Margaret "Where's Skeezix?" when he sees that Brooks and Ellery are gone. Roger is likely referring to Ellery. Skeezix is a character from the old comic strip "Gasoline Alley" who was abandoned on a doorstep as a baby. See more
Peggy's boss Ted, speaking of his time away says, "It was sort of a retreat for my wife and I." The hyper-correction of saying things like "just between you and I" or "for my wife and I" would not have been common in the 1960's, and only became regularly heard in the late 1980's. Someone of Ted's education in the 1960's would have used the grammatically correct formula "for my wife and me." See more
I'm just acknowledging that life, unlike this analysis, will eventually end and somebody else will get the bill.
Features The Donna Reed Show
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Music by Charles E. King
Lyrics by Al Hoffman
& Dick Manning
Performed by Elvis Presley
Played over the end credits See more