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Starring Donna Reed & Carl Betz
Season 6 (ABC) (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Thursdays 8:00 EST

6.01 [187] The Donna Reed Show:  THE PLAYMATE
19Sep63 ABC broadcast date
Guest Cast:
Stuart Erwin (as Mr. Burton)
Terri Bernstein (as Nancy Burton)
Synopsis: Trisha’s friend Nancy has been so pampered by her grandfather
that her parents forbid the old man to see her any more. But that doesn’t
stop Grampa – he begins sending gifts to Nancy in care of the Stones.

6.02 [188] The Donna Reed Show:  BRIGHTEN THE CORNER
26Sep63 ABC broadcast date
Guest Cast:
Oliver McGowan (as Mr. Scobey)
Synopsis: Donna doesn’t mind that little Trisha has “decorated” the living-
room wall – until she also finds that Alex has invited company for dinner.
Note: Beginning with this episode, Bob Crane (as Dr. David Kelsey)
and Ann McCrea (as Midge Kelsey, David’s wife) became regular cast members.

6.03 [189] The Donna Reed Show:  WHATEVER YOU WISH
03Oct63 ABC broadcast date
Guest Cast:
Jean Engstrom (as Ellen Farrell)
Whit Bissell (as Mr. Herbert)
Claudia Martin (as Imogene Prescott)
Synopsis: “Whatever You Wish,” is the reward offered to Jeff after he saves
the life of wealthy matron Ellen Farrell. Dean Martin’s daughter Claudia
makes her acting debut in this episode.

6.04 [190] The Donna Reed Show:  HOUSE DIVIDED
10Oct63 ABC broadcast date
Synopsis: A weekend in a mountain cabin with the Kelseys sounds ideal –
until Donna and Alex start thinking of all the practical details.
Cast:
Bob Crane (as Dave)
Anne McCrea (as Midge)

6.05 [191] The Donna Reed Show:  THE BOYS IN 309
17Oct63 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Darryl Richard (as Smitty, regular cast member)
Carl Milletaire (as Dr. Simms)
John Hiestand (as Coach Parker)
Glen Perry (as Mel)
Synopsis:
After much coaxing, Jeff finally gets Donna's permission to play high
school football - as long as he doesn't actually carry the ball.
(ABC re-run 4Jun64)

6.06 [192] The Donna Reed Show:  THE BIGGER THEY ARE
24Oct63 ABC broadcast date
Guest Cast:
Jacques Aubuchon (as Big Juley)
Peter Leeds (as Gaston)
Synopsis:
The stranger in the Stones' backyard is from the Bureau of Highways - he's
measuring the area for a new thruway.
(ABC re-run 21May64)

6.07 [193] The Donna Reed Show:  IT GROWS ON TREES
31Oct63 ABC broadcast date
Synopsis: Jeff, who needs money to pay for the various damages he’s
inflicted on the house, decides to go into business for himself.
Cast:
Bobby Horan (as Johnny)
Darryl Richard (as Smitty)
(ABC re-run 25Jun64)

6.08 [194] The Donna Reed Show:  Mary Comes Home
07Nov63 ABC broadcast date

6.09 [195] The Donna Reed Show:  POST TIME
14Nov63 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Darryl Richard (as Smitty, regular cast member)
Janet Langard (as Karen)
Kevin O'Neal (as Wally)
George Chandler (as Uncle Charlie)
Synopsis:
All Alex wants from Jeff is a simple explanation: Why did he receive a bill
for over $500 for marching-band uniforms?

6.10 [196] The Donna Reed Show:  SWEET MYSTERY OF WIFE
21Nov63 ABC broadcast date
Synopsis: Alex receives a special delivery letter at breakfast, hurriedly
stuffs it in his pocket – and spends the rest of the day dodging Donna’s hints about it.

6.11 [197] The Donna Reed Show:  WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR?
28Nov63 ABC broadcast date
Guest cast:
Darryl Richard (as Smitty)
Terry Reno (as Amy Carter)
Synopsis: What are friends for? Jeff evidently thinks they’re for being
useful, and hardworking friend Smitty decides that it’s time to rebel.

6.12 [198] The Donna Reed Show:  A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR
05Dec63 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Steven Geray (as Herbert)
Sheila James (as Messenger)
Myrna Dell (as Saleswoman)
Synopsis: "A Touch of Glamour" is too much for Alex. When he sees Donna
modeling an expensive gown at a fashion show, he buys it for her.

6.13 [199] The Donna Reed Show:  AIR DATE
12Dec63 ABC broadcast date
Guest Cast:
Tim Rooney (as Zack)
Leslie Wales (as Ann Morrison)
Peter Duryea (as delivery man)
Synopsis: Lack of funds may keep Jeff out of his friends’ radio project –
until a package from an unidentified donor arrives containing just the equipment he needs.

6.14 [200] The Donna Reed Show:  MOON SHOT
19Dec63 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Shelley Fabares (as Mary)
John Banner (as Cruikshank)
Glenn Perry (as Mel)
Synopsis: Mary returns for a visit just in time to help Jeff retreat from
an embarrassing position in his “fund raising” campaign.

6.15 [201] The Donna Reed Show:  NICE WORK
26Dec63 ABC broadcast date
Guest cast:
Annette Gorman (as Janice)
Fay Baker (as Mrs. Winters)
Synopsis: Jeff has invited a girl to the chic Candlelight Ball, but his
allowance won’t stand the strain.

6.16 [202] The Donna Reed Show:  FIRST EDITION
2Jan64 ABC broadcast date

6.17 [203] The Donna Reed Show:  THE COMBO
09Jan64 ABC broadcast date
Synopsis: The combo Jeff has organized may not be good, but they are loud –
and nobody wants to be around when the boys start playing.
Cast:
Darryl Richard (as Smitty) – regular cast member
(ABC repeat 30Jul64)

6.18 [204] The Donna Reed Show:  WHO'S ROCKIN' THE PARTNERSHIP?
16Jan64 ABC broadcast date

6.19 [205] Donna Reed: SOMETHING FUNNY HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE ALTAR
23Jan64 ABC broadcast date
Cast:
Peggy Rea (as Miss Vernon)
Synopsis: Midge and Dave recall their differing versions of how they met on a blind date.

6.20 [206] The Donna Reed Show:  TODAY I AM A GIRL
30Jan64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis: Tomboy Trisha liked being one of the boys, until the fellows
decided that girls couldn’t join their fishing club.

6.21 [207] The Donna Reed Show:  WILL THE REAL CHICKEN PLEASE STAND UP?
06Feb64 ABC broadcast date
Guest Cast:
William Lantreau (as Simmons)
Synopsis: Midge and Donna grow nervous at the prospect of taking their driving tests.

6.22 [208] The Donna Reed Show:  GUEST IN THE NURSERY
13Feb64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis: Dave finds a baby deer by the roadside and brings it to the
Stones to show Trisha – who has no intention of letting it go.

6.23 [209] The Donna Reed Show:  HOME SWEET HOMEMAKER
20Feb64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Regular cast members:
Bob Crane (as Dave)
Ann McCrea (as Midge)
Synopsis:
Dave makes the mistake of unfavorably comparing his wife's cooking to Donna's.
(ABC re-run 11Jun64)

6.24 [210] The Donna Reed Show:  TEAMWORK
27Feb64 ABC broadcast date
Guest Cast:
Billy Booth (as Petey)
Jody Davis (as Mickey)
Lindy Davis (as Norman)
Peter Robbin (as Peewee)
Synopsis: Trisha and her friends use teamwork to get neighborhood chores done fast – and for a fee.

6.25 [211] The Donna Reed Show:  NEITHER A BORROWER NOR A LENDER BE
05Mar64 ABC broadcast date
Synopsis: Donna plans to get back the $13 Midge has borrowed from her over a period of time.
(ABC repeat 23Jul64)

6.26 [212] The Donna Reed Show: PANDEMONIUM IN THE CONDOMINIUM
12Mar64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm

Synopsis:
Alex is eyeing a new set of golf clubs, but Donna is determined to replace the washing machine.

6.27 [213] The Donna Reed Show:  A DAY FOR REMEMBERING
19Mar64 ABC broadcast date
Synopsis: At Jeff’s high school graduation, Donna begins to reminisce about
some of his escapades as a youngster.
(ABC repeat 9Jul64)

6.28 [214] The Donna Reed Show:  ONE LITTLE WORD
26Mar64 ABC broadcast date

6.29 [215] The Donna Reed Show:  LOVE LETTERS ARE FOR BURNING
02Apr64 ABC broadcast date
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Crowley (as Nancy Patterson)
Synopsis: One of Dave’s old campus flames has written a book about her college romances.
(ABC repeat 3Sep64)

6.30 [216] The Donna Reed Show:  FOUR'S A CROWD
09Apr64 ABC broadcast date
Synopsis: The Stones and the Kelseys decide to break the “togetherness” habit – by avoiding each other.

6.31 [217] The Donna Reed Show:  MY SON THE CATCHER
16Apr64 ABC broadcast date
Guest cast:
Don Drysdale (as himself)
Willie Mays (as himself)
Bill Bramley (as Harvey Jay)
Mike Quinn (as Robbie Tucker)
Synopsis: Jeff wins laurels for his baseball playing – and is immediately pounced on by a number of college scouts.

6.32 [218] The Donna Reed Show:  THE PROS AND THE CONS
23Apr64 ABC broadcast date
Probably the correct synopsis:
Donna and Midge resent being “Golf Widows” every Saturday afternoon, so they decide to learn the game, too.

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Network Summer Re-Runs (30Apr64 - 12Sep64)
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30Apr64 - Re-run of "Whatever You Wish"
21May64 - Re-run of "The Bigger They Are" (first aired 24Oct63)
28May64 - Re-run of "Will the Real Chicken Please Stand Up?" (06Feb64)
04Jun64 - Re-run of "The Boys In 309" (first aired 17Oct63)
11Jun64 - Re-run of "Home Sweet Homemaker" (first aired 20Feb64)
25Jun64 - Re-run of "It Grows on Trees" (first aired 31Oct63)
02Jul64 - no details
09Jul64 - Re-run of "A Day for Remembering" (first aired 19Mar64)
16Jul64 - no details
23Jul64 - Re-run of "Neither a Borrower Nor A Lender Be" (5Mar64)
30Jul64 - Re-run of "The Combo" (first aired 9Jan64)
06Aug64 - Re-run of "Nice Work" (first aired 26Dec63)
13Aug64 - Re-run of "Pandemonium in the Condominium" (12Mar64)
27Aug64 - Pre-empted for the 1964 Democratic Convention
03Sep64 - Re-run of "Love Letters Are for Burning" (from 02Apr64)
10Sep64 - no details

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