CTVA US Comedy - "The Donna Reed Show" (Screen Gems/ABC) Season 3 (1960-61)

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Starring Donna Reed & Carl Betz
Season 3 (ABC) (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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ABC Thursdays 8:00 EST

3.01 [076] The Donna Reed Show:  WEEKEND
15Sep60 ABC air date  (8Sep60 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Donna and Alex visit a misrepresented resort.

3.02 [077] The Donna Reed Show:  THE MYSTERY WOMAN
22Sep60 ABC air date  (15Sep60 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Donna meets an old friend she can't remember.

3.03 [078] The Donna Reed Show:  DONNA DECORATES
29Sep60 ABC air date  (22Sep60 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Dennis the Menace (Jay North) helps Donna redecorate.

3.04 [079] The Donna Reed Show:  THE LOVE LETTER
06Oct60 ABC air date  (29Sep60 copyright date)
Synopsis: Jeff agrees to write love letters for a Greek friend.

[--] 13Oct60 –  pre-empted?

3.05 [080] The Donna Reed Show:  HOW THE OTHER SIDE LIVES
20Oct60 ABC Thursday at 8:00pm (6Oct60 copyright date)
(Time-shifted rerun broadcast Mon 26Jun 61 KFBC-5 (All Networks) Cheyenne, WY 8:30 p.m. MDT) [JB]
Guest cast:
Reba Waters (as Ginny Currier)
John Graham (as Mr. Currier)
Synopsis: Mary finds out how the other side lives when she visits her
wealthy friend Ginny Currier. Critical of her own home, Mary’s mortified
when her mother invites Ginny for a return visit.

3.06 [081] The Donna Reed Show:  ALEX'S TWIN
27Oct60 ABC air date   (20Oct60 copyright date)
Synopsis: Mary thinks an awkward boy is the image of her father.

3.07 [082] The Donna Reed Show:  WORRIED ANYONE?
3Nov60 ABC   (27Oct60 copyright date)
Synopsis: Donna and Alex are worried. Mary drove off with Scotty Simpson in
something vaguely resembling a jalopy - and they haven’t been heard from since.

3.08 [083] The Donna Reed Show:  HIGHER LEARNING
10Nov60 ABC Thursday 8:00pm (3Nov60 copyright date)
Synopsis #1: The school tells Donna & Alex that Jeff is a genius.
Synopsis #2: Jeff’s gone out for football, and Donna and Alex are sure
that’s why his grades have gone down. But then they discover their boy’s a genius!

 3.09 [084] The Donna Reed Show: NEVER MARRY A DOCTOR
17Nov60 ABC Thur (10Nov60 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Eddie Firestone (as Les Dobson)
Pattie Chapman (as Kathie Dobson)
Maxine Stuart (as Ellen Cruickshank)
Synopsis 1:
Donna wants to help a married couple with a new baby who are having
financial problems, so she hires the husband Les as a handy man. When $20 is
suddenly missing, all eyes suspiciously turn to Les. Did he take it? Can you
not trust anyone anymore?
Synopsis 2:
Donna hires Les Dobson, a handyman, and then suspects him of having
stolen some money from the kitchen. [TA]
Synopsis 3:
The Stones fear their handyman has stolen $20.

3.10 [085] The Donna Reed Show:  IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I LAUGH
(17Nov60 copyright date)

3.11 [086] The Donna Reed Show:  THE MODEL DAUGHTER
(24Nov60 copyright date)
1Dec60 ABC Thur orig air date (to be verified) (Network Rerun 29Jun61 ABC Thurs)
Guest Cast:
Annelle Hayes (as Taffy Cinders)
Henry Beckman (as Hal)
Synopsis:
Mary wants to take a course in modeling, but Alex doesn’t think it’s a model idea – especially if there’s money involved. [JB]

3.12 [087] The Donna Reed Show:  DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS
8Dec60 ABC air date  (1Dec60 copyright date)
Synopsis: Mary runs into trouble while making her own decisions.

3.13 [088] The Donna Reed Show:  DONNA GOES TO A REUNION
15Dec60 ABC air date  (8Dec60 copyright date) (ABC repeat 13Jul61)
Guest cast:
Fay Baker (as Hope)
Barbara Perry (as Buffie)
Synopsis: Donna goes to a reunion of college friends. She expects to run
into an old flame named Duke, and to meet Hope, the girl who took him away.
Somehow she feels apprehensive.


3.14 [089] The Donna Reed Show:  SOMEONE IS WATCHING
22Dec60 ABC Thursday 8:00pm (15Dec60 copyright date)
Guest cast:
Michael McGreevy (as Gordie Pratt)
Betsy Jones-Moreland (as Mrs. Pratt)
Synopsis #1: Jeff thinks he caused a friend’s motorcycle mishap.
Synopsis #2: Gordie Pratt’s got a new motor scooter and has been bragging
to Jeff about it. Jeff becomes so jealous that he wishes Gordie bad luck. A
few minutes later, Gordie crashes into a tree.

3.15 [090] The Donna Reed Show:  THE LEAN AND HUNGRY LOOK
29Dec60 ABC air date   (22Dec60 copyright date)
Synopsis: Donna & Alex both try to lose weight.

3.16 [091] The Donna Reed Show:  CHARACTER BUILDING
05Jan61 ABC air date   (29Dec60 copyright date)
Synopsis: Donna writes a letter to the editor about parenting.

3.17 [092] The Donna Reed Show: WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER
12Jan61 ABC Thur  (rebroadcast 27Jul61)
Synopsis:
Donna believes that a few compliments will make Jeff take more pride in
himself. She convinces him he's quite the mimic - and he convinces
himself he ought to be in the school talent show. [RF]

3.18 [093] The Donna Reed Show: VARIATIONS ON A THEME
19Jan61 ABC 

3.19 [094] The Donna Reed Show: SHOW BIZ (broadcast title)
(aka THE STONES GO TO HOLLYWOOD (copyright title)
26Jan61 ABC Thur  (rebroadcast 03Aug61)
guest cast:
Allen Emerson ..... Gilbert Hardy
David Macklin ..... Doug
Eden Kessell ...... Tracy
Jan Stine ......... Johnny
Synopsis:
Mary's playing an important role in an upcoming production by the Hilldale
Players, the local little theater. But one showman in the family's not enough
for her. She gets Donna to pitch in as the play's assistant director. [RF]

3.20 [095] The Donna Reed Show:  DONNA DIRECTS A PLAY
02Feb61 ABC 
Synopsis: Mary convinces a theater group to let Donna direct.

3.21 [096] The Donna Reed Show:  TRIP TO NOWHERE
09Feb61 ABC 
Synopsis: Donna proposes a camping trip to placate Jeff.

3.22 [097] The Donna Reed Show:  THE GEISHA GIRL
16Feb61 ABC 
Guest cast:
Miyoshi Umeki
Synopsis: Dr. Semple has just joined the Hilldale staff. Donna, in a
gesture of friendliness, decides to visit his wife.

3.23 [098] The Donna Reed Show:  THE BUSY PEOPLE
23Feb61 ABC 
Synopsis #1: Three doctors wives work for martial togetherness.
Synopsis #2:
Donna decides that family life has lost its sparkle. To remedy the
situation, she cajoles Alex into taking art lessons with her. (TV Guide listing for 23Feb61)

3.24 [099] The Donna Reed Show:  TONY MARTIN VISITS
02Mar61 ABC 
Synopsis: Donna and Tony Martin protest traffic violations.

 3.25 [100] The Donna Reed Show: AUNT BELLE'S EARRINGS
09Mar61 ABC Thurs
guest cast:
Gladys Hurlbut as Aunt Belle
Will Wright as Oliver Greavey
Synopsis:
Alex dislikes bachelor Oliver Greavey. But Alex runs into problems when
his Aunt Belle comes to town and her old romance with Greavey is revived. [RF]

3.26 [101] The Donna Reed Show:  POODLE PARLOR
16Mar61 ABC Thursday 8:30pm
Guest Cast:
Florence MacMichael (as Madeline)
Synopsis #1:
Donna and a friend consider going into business.
Synopsis #2:
Donna and her friend Madeline try to show they are their husbands' equals
in business. They open a canine beauty parlor.

3.27 [102] The Donna Reed Show:  MARY'S HEART THROB
23Mar61 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Claude Johnson (as Rick)
Wilton Graff (as Mr. Damon)
Synopsis #1: Mary meets a boy planning to join the Foreign Legion.
Synopsis #2: Mary has an unexpected guest while baby-sitting for the
Damons. It’s young Rick Damon, who has left college after being turned down
by his father’s fraternity. He asks her to aid him in a plan to join the Foreign Legion.

 3.28 [103] The Donna Reed Show: DONNA'S HELPING HAND
30Mar61 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Starring: Donna Reed, Carl Betz,
with: Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen
Guest Cast:
Frances Robinson ...... Myra
Vladimir Sokoloff ..... Dr. Steinhaus
Robert Shayne ......... Dr. Flanagan
Stuart Nisbet ......... Reporter
Jeanne Tatum .......... Woman
Synopsis 1:
Donna thinks Alex should head the Board of Health.
Synopsis 2:
Donna is sure that Alex is overworked at his private practice. When she
hears about a job opening at the hospital, she decides to give Alex a wifely push.

3.29 [104] The Donna Reed Show:  THE MERRY MONTH OF APRIL
6Apr61 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest Cast:
Ruth Storey (as Nora)
Francis DeSales (as Harvey)
Synopsis: "The Merry Month of April" is slightly dulled for Alex by the
prospect of filing tax returns. Donna has foreseen the problem and secretly hired an accountant.

3.30 [105] The Donna Reed Show:  MUSIC HATH CHARMS
13Apr61 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis:
Donna gives Alex a musical humidor that plays what she considers to
be "their song." Donna is quite pleased with herself, unaware that the song
reminds Alex of an old flame from medical school.

 3.31 [106] The Donna Reed Show: LET'S LOOK AT LOVE
20Apr61 ABC Thurs
Guest cast:
Robert Singer as Stanley
Jan Stine as Roger
Synopsis:
Mary is furious when she learns that two of her beaux tossed a coin to
decide which of them would take her to the dance. She decides to abandon
the company of men and stay close to home devoting her life to the study
of science just as Alex hires a young science student to mow the lawn. [RF]

3.32 [107] The Donna Reed Show:  FOR BETTER OR WORSE
27Apr61 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest Cast:
Dort Clark (as Joe)
Lindsay Workman (as Jim)
Synopsis: Alex is amazed when he learns that two of his friends have to get
permission to from their wives to go on a fishing trip. He tells Donna the
unbelievable news - and she agrees with every word of it.

3.33 [108] The Donna Reed Show:  JEFF, THE TREASURER
04May61 ABC
Synopsis: Treasurer Jeff loses the money for a class outing.

3.34 [109] The Donna Reed Show:  THE GOOD GUYS AND THE BAD GUYS
11May61 ABC

 3.35 [110] Donna Reed Show: MILITARY SCHOOL
18May61 ABC
Directed By Robert Ellis Miller [SC]
Written By Henry Sharp [SC]
Synopsis:
Mary must decide if she
wants to attend a dance with Herbie or a visiting friend from a Military Academy. [SC]

3.36 [111] The Donna Reed Show:  MARY'S DRIVING LESSON
25May61 ABC

3.37 [112] The Donna Reed Show:  THE MUSTACHE
01Jun61 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Doodles Weaver (as Paul)
Synopsis: Alex grows a mustache during a hunting trip, and thinks he looks terribly suave.

3.38 [113] The Donna Reed Show:  MARY'S LITTLE LAMBS
08Jun61 ABC

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 26Jun61 Mon KFBC-5 (All Networks) Cheyenne, WY 8:30 p.m. MDT Time-shifted
- Rerun of 3.5 “How The Other Side Lives” (first aired 20Oct60)[JB]

[--] 29Jun61 ABC Thur - Rerun of 3.11 "The Model Daughter" (first aired 1Dec60)

[--] 13Jul61 ABC Thur - Rerun of 3.13 "Donna Goes to a Reunion (first aired 15Dec60)

[--] 27Jul61 ABC Thur - Rerun of 3.17 "World's Greatest Entertainer" (first aired 12Jan61)

[--] 03Aug61 ABC Thur - Rerun of 3.19 "Showbiz" (first aired 26Jan61)

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