CTVA US Comedy - "The Donna Reed Show" (Screen Gems/ABC) Season 5 (1962-63)

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Starring Donna Reed & Carl Betz
Season 5 (ABC) (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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########### The Donna Reed Show ##############
############# season 5 1962-63 ###############
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ABC Thursdays at 8:00pm Eastern
34 episodes
Note: Darryl Richards (as Smitty) was a regular cast member during this season.

5.01 [153] The Donna Reed Show:  MISTER NICE GUY  (Fifth season premiere.)
20Sep62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Alan Carney (as Mr. Pruitt)
Mary can't understand why Jeff is being so polite to her - unless there is
some ulterior motive behind his good behavior.

5.02 [154] The Donna Reed Show:  MRS. STONE AND DOCTOR. HYDE
27Sep62 ABC

5.03 [155] The Donna Reed Show: TO BE A BOY
04Oct62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Brooke Bundy (as Joanne)
Mary brings home her shy classmate Joanne in an effort to get Jeff to ask her
to the Saturday night dance. But Jeff and his pal Smitty have decided to
build a sailboat, and have vowed to have nothing to do with girls until it's finished.

5.04 [156] The Donna Reed Show:  WHO NEEDS GLASSES?
11Oct62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Candy Moore (as Angie)
Darryl Richard (as Smitty) - regular cast member
Harvey Korman (as Dr. Allison)
Jeff no longer rates with his girl friend Angie, who has returned from her
vacation with a preference for "older men."
(Repeated 23May63)

5.05 [157] The Donna Reed Show:  MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY
18Oct62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Cheryl Holdridge (as Pat Walker)
Mary finds that too many conflicts are arising between her and the rest
of the family. So she asks permission to live on campus - and they agree.
(Repeated 30May62)

5.06 [158] The Donna Reed Show:  MY DAD
25Oct62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Ray Montgomery (as Mr. Smith)
Darryl Richard (as Smitty) - regular cast member
Jeff is looking forward to the annual Father and Son Golf Tournament,
confident that he and Alex will walk off with the championship. The big day
comes, they step up to the tee - and the loudspeaker blares out an emergency call for Dr. Stone.
(Repeated 6Jun63)

5.07 [159] The Donna Reed Show:  A WOMAN'S PLACE
prod. no. 169 (possible error on copyright - should be 159)
01Nov62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Joyce Aehle (as Margaret)
When Donna is asked to run for the town council, her family heartily approves
- and they assure her that they will take care of all the household chores that she can't handle.

5.08 [160] The Donna Reed Show:  REBEL WITH A CAUSE
08Nov62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Harvey Korman (as Carter Melville)
Dick Wilson (as Mr. Carothers)
Harold Gould (as Carl)
Ad man Carter Melville tells Donna that she's been picked as one of several
"Typical American Housewives" for a research project. When he insists on
referring to Donna as "typical", she resolves to show him just how abnormal
she can be.
(Repeat 20Jun63)

5.09 [161] The Donna Reed Show:  BIG STAR
15Nov62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Jerry Lanning (as Clay)
Arthur Malet (as Prof. Raskin)
Mary's friend Clay Shannon has a talent for singing, but his shyness is
holding him back. So May connives to get him into the school talent contest -
by having Jeff plant a tape recorder for a secret audition.

5.10 [162] The Donna Reed Show:  MAN TO MAN
22Nov62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Nancy Spry (as Angie)
Tony Owen Jr. (as Rick)
Patricia Lyon (as Maxine)
Jeff and Smitty plan to get Alex to take them on a weekend camping trip -
near their girl friends' camp.
(Repeated 4Jul63)

5.11 [163] The Donna Reed Show:  THE BABY BUGGY
29Nov62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Fay Bainter (as Dr. Harriet Robey)
Hayden Rorke (as McVey)
Richard Deacon (as Moorehead)
Donna believes that Dr. Harriet Robey is entitled to a testimonial from the
community she has served selflessly all her life - and Donna's going to make sure she gets it.
(Repeated 11Jul63)

5.12 [164] The Donna Reed Show:  THE MAKEOVER MAN
6Dec62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Jim Stacy (as Steve)
To Mary, basketball star Steve Callahan is one very big bundle of bad
manners. So she takes it upon herself to convert him into a poised and polished gentleman.

5.13 [165] The Donna Reed Show: THE WINNING TICKET
13Dec62 ABC

5.14 [166] The Donna Reed Show: THE SOFT TOUCH
20Dec62 ABC
Jeff's generosity has left him penniless, so he'll probably miss a weekend
outing. This reminds Donna that Alex has several outstanding bills - and it's
about time that he collected them.

5.15 [167] The Donna Reed Show:  JEFF STANDS ALONE
27Dec62 ABC
Guest Cast:
Jim Stacy (as Al)
Jeff and Smitty strike up a conversation with Al, the telephone lineman who
encourages them to become independent. Jeff takes the advice to heart and
decides to try his luck on his own - in another town.

5.16 [168]  The Donna Reed Show: JUST A LITTLE WEDDING
03Jan63  ABC

5.17 [169] The Donna Reed Show: FINE FEATHERS
prod no. 159 (possible error on copyright - should be 169)
10Jan63  ABC
Guest Cast:
Darryl Richard (as Smitty) - regular cast member
Tom Gilleran (as Herb Nicholson)
Donnie Baker (as boy)
Bee Beters (as Marge Bentley)
On his way to pick up his date, Jeff finds a dazed and colorful bird and takes it home.
(Repeated 13Jun63)

5.18 [170] The Donna Reed Show:  THE CHINESE HORSE
17Jan63 ABC
Guest Cast:
Paul Winchell (as auctioneer)
Karen Kadler (as woman)
Jerry Doublas (as Officer Larson)
At an auction of unclaimed freight, a woman in dark glasses presses $100 into
Donna's hand, asks her to buy a statue of a horse - and then disappears.
(Repeated 01Aug63)

5.19 [171] The Donna Reed Show:  THE NEW LOOK
24Jan63 ABC
Mary feels that her looks and personality are not "mysterious" enough - and
that she's just too wholesome to interest boys.

5.20 [172] The Donna Reed Show: A WAY OF HER OWN
31Jan63  ABC

5.21 [173] The Donna Reed Show: THREE IS A FAMILY
07Feb63 ABC
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Hawkins (as Jerry)
Patty Petersen (as Trisha) - regular cast member
Synopsis #1: Little Trisha's uncle is going to stay with the Stones for a
couple of weeks, but this brings up a few problems - like, who's going to
baby-sit when they all go out? (TV Guide)
Synopsis #2: Mary resents Trisha's effect upon the family. (Newspaper listing)
(Repeated 8Aug63)

5.22 [174] The Donna Reed Show: BIG SIXTEEN
14Feb63

5.23 [175] The Donna Reed Show: PIONEER WOMAN
21Feb63 ABC
Guest Cast:
Jim Davis (as Red)
Judith Hersey (as Wendy)
Hal K. Dawson (as mountaineer)
As he leaves on a hunting trip with Alex and Jeff, a bachelor named Red
mentions that modern life has made women weak - and Donna angrily decides to
prove which sex is the weaker.

5.24 [176] The Donna Reed Show:  THE HOUSE ON THE HILL
28Feb63 ABC
Guest cast:
Kathryn Givney (as Mrs. Allison)
Joseph Dowling (as Eric)
On behalf of a charity drive, Donna volunteers to make an in-person plea to
old Mrs. Allison - who lives in a "haunted" house.
(Repeated 15Aug63)

5.25 [177] The Donna Reed Show:  WHERE THE STONES ARE
7Mar63 ABC
Mary wants to spend her midterm holiday with her friends at Snug Harbor. Alex
and Donna will agree, if they can figure out a way of chaperoning her -
secretly.
Cast:
Patty Petersen (as Trisha)

5.26 [178] The Donna Reed Show: THE TWO DOCTORS STONE
14Mar63 ABC

5.27 [179] The Donna Reed Show: EVERYWHERE THAT MARY GOES
21Mar63

5.28 [180] The Donna Reed Show: THE HANDY MAN
28Mar63 ABC
Regular Cast:
Patty Petersen (as Trisha)
Guest Cast:
Doodles Weaver (as Charlie)
The handy man Donna hires is Charlie Brubaker, a jack-of-no-trades but
master of one - handling kids.

5.29 [181] The Donna Reed Show:  FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
4Apr63 ABC
Guest Cast:
Bob Crane (as Dave Kelsey)
Ann McCrea (as Midge Kelsey)
When the Stones get a midnight call from pediatrician Dave Kelsey, it's the
doctor who has the troubles: martial and mother-in-law.
(Repeated 25Jul63)

5.30 [182] The Donna Reed Show: BOYS AND GIRRLS
11Apr63 ABC

5.30 [183] The Donna Reed Show: ALL THOSE DREAMS
18Apr63 ABC
Guest cast:
Don Drysdale (as himself)
Ginger Drysdale (as herself)
Kelly Drysdale (as herself)
In Chicago, Jeff is disillusioned when his hero, Los Angeles Dodger pitcher
Don Drysdale, apparently goes back on his promise to give him an interview
for the school newspaper.
Los Angeles pitcher Don Drysdale, his wife Ginger, and baby daughter Kelly
portray themselves.
(Repeat 5Sep63)

5.32 [184] The Donna Reed Show:  ALL WOMEN ARE DANGEROUS
25Apr63 ABC
Guest cast:
Janet Landgard (as Sabrina)
Lori Martin (as Joyce)
Sherry Granato (as Gwen)
Jeff gets a whirlwind introduction to womanly wiles when three girls compete
for a date to the Surf Twister's jazz concert.

5.33 [185] The Donna Reed Show:  THE BIG WHEEL
2May63 ABC

5.34 [186] The Donna Reed Show: DAY OF THE HERO
9May63 ABC
Guest Cast:
Sherry Granato (as Rosemary)
Mary Jane Saunders (as Dolores)
Jil Jarmyn (as teacher)
Jeff, who's been nominated for class president, is having trouble pleasing
his public - he has asked two girls to the senior prom.

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Network Summer Re-Runs (16May63 - 12Sep63)
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16May63 - no details
23May63 re-run of "Who Needs Glasses?" (first aired 11Oct62)
30May63 re-run of "Mary Mary, Quite Contrary " (first 180ct62)
06Jun63 re-run of "My Dad" (first aired 25Oct62)
13Jun63 re-run of "Fine Feathers" (first aired 10Jan63?)
20Jun63 re-run of "Rebel With A Cause" (first aired 8Nov62)
27Jun63 - no details
04Jul63 re-run of "Man to Man" (first aired 22Nov62)
11Jul63 re-run of "TheMakeover Man" (first aired 6Dec62)
18Jul63 - no details
25Jul63 re-run of "Friends and Neighbors" (first aired 4Apr63)
01Aug63 re-run of "The Chinese Horse" (first aired 17Jan63)
08Aug63 re-run of "Three is a Family" (first aired 7Feb63)
15Aug63 re-run of "The House on the Hill" (first aired 28Feb63)
5Sep63 re-run of "All those Dreams" (first aired 18Apr63)

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