CTVA US Comedy - "The Donna Reed Show" (Screen Gems/ABC) Season 8 (1965-66)

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Starring Donna Reed & Carl Betz
Season 8 (ABC) (1965-66)
(In Color) ?
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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 ########### The Donna Reed Show ##############
############# season 8 1965-66 ###############
############## (final season) ################
ABC Thursdays 8:00 EST (16Sep65-06Jan66)
ABC Saturdays 8:00 EST (15Jan66-19Mar66)

8.01 [249] The Donna Reed Show:  POP GOES THERESA
16Sep65
produced by Tony Owen
directed by Andrew McCullough.
written by Paul West.

8.02 [250] The Donna Reed Show: WITH THIS RING
23Sep65
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Don Richman & Janet Carlson.
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin.
Guest cast:
Jonathan Hole (as Mr. Martindale)
Jean vander Pyl (as Mom Stone)
Synopsis:
Donna isn't looking forward to telling Alex that she has lost her wedding
ring, a family heirloom given to her by Alex's mother. Carl Betz plays both
Samuel Stone and Alex.
Note: Jean vander Pyl (did the voice of Wilma on "The Flintstones").

8.03 [251] The Donna Reed Show:  BOY MEETS GIRL MACHINE
30Sep65
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Paul West
Directed by E. W. Swackhamer
Guest cast:
Candy Moore (as Bernice)
Robert Ellenstein (as Dean Whittaker)
Gary Waynesmith (as Willie)
Synopsis: Jeff is chosen to help organize the Frosh-Soph party at college,
but he hesitates to accept the responsibility – until he learns that the
co-chairman is a freshman coed.

8.04 [252] The Donna Reed Show:  THINK MINK
7Oct65 ABC 8:00pm
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by David Braverman & Bob Marcus
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Synopsis:
At the Ladies' League Benefit luncheon, Donna buys door-prize tickets for
Midge and herself. When the winning number is announced, it's on Midge's ticket - or is it Donna's?

8.05 [253] The Donna Reed Show:  FOUR ON THE FLOOR
14Oct65 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Paul West
Directed by E. W. Swackhamer
Guest cast:
Laurence Haddon (as Henshaw)
Janet Landgard (as Karen)
Jimmy Hawkins (as Scotty)
Synopsis:
Jeff won't take no for an answer when a used-car dealer cautions him
against one of his autos - even though the car is older than Jeff.

8.06 [254] The Donna Reed Show:  CHARGE
21Oct65 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Sam Locke & Joel Rapp.
Directed by Jerrold Bernstein.
Guest Cast:
Arch Johnson (as Nelson)
Helen Clark (as Miss Rogers)
Synopsis:
The Stones are upset when a department store turns down their request for a
charge account. It seems they have a bad credit rating because they've
never charged anything.
Note: Arch Johnson played Commander Wivenhoe on "Camp Runamuck."

8.07 [255] The Donna Reed Show:  DO ME A FAVOR, DON'T DO ME ANY FAVORS
28Oct65
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Joel Rapp & Sam Locke
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest cast:
Lloyd Corrigan (as Prof. James Caldwell)
Mary Treen (as Mrs. Larson)
Stephen Roberts (as Dean Shelby)
Synopsis:
Prof. James Caldwell's moving retirement speech prompts Jeff and Alex to
start a movement to reinstate him on the college faculty.

8.08 [256] The Donna Reed Show:  AUTHOR, AUTHOR
4Nov65
produced by Tony Owen
directed by Jerrold Bernstein.
written by Barbara Avedon.

8.09 [257] The Donna Reed Show:  TREES
11Nov65
produced by Tony Owen
directed by Andrew McCullough.
written by Nathaniel Curtis.

8.10 [258] The Donna Reed Show:  THE BIG LEAGUE SHOCK
18Nov65
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Lew Shaw
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Guest cast:
Mark Slade (as Bill Dayton)
Synopsis:
Jeff's friend Bill Dayton has come to college with the confidence of a high
school A-student, but the competition is tougher than he expected - and his marks show it.

8.11 [259] The Donna Reed Show:  THE GLADIATORS
25Nov65
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Paul West
Directed by Alan Rafkin.
Guest cast:
Lee Patrick (as Maudie Baker)
Synopsis:
The Stones and the Kelseys are invaded by in-laws - Alex's father and
Midge's mother. Carl Betz plays both Alex and his father.

8.12 [260] The Donna Reed Show:  RALLY AROUND THE GIRLS, BOYS
2Dec65
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Jack Harvey & Irving Taylor
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest cast:
Candy Moore (as Bebe)
Sandy Descher (as Susanna)
Jimmy Hawkins (as Scotty)
Synopsis:
At a sports-car rally, Jeff and Scotty run into some unexpected competition - their girl friends.

8.13 [261] The Donna Reed Show:  SLIPPED DISC
9Dec65
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Jack Harvey & Irving Taylor
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin.

Guest Cast:
Darryl Richard (as Smitty)
Jimmy Hawkins (as scotty)
Gary Waynesmith (as Willie)
Synopsis:
Jeff decides that it's time for his combo to cut a record, so he converts the Stone garage into a recording studio.

8.14 [262] The Donna Reed Show:  UNCLE JEFF NEEDS YOU
16Dec65
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Sam Locke & Joel Rapp
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest cast:
Dean Moray (as Billy Williams)
Billy Corcoran (as Gregg Williams)
De Forest Kelley (as Williams)
June Whitley Taylor (as Mrs. Williams)
Enid Jaynes (as Miss Carson)
Synopsis:
Jeff has a chance to work as a counselor at summer camp, but he has to
recruit two campers to land the job.
Paul Peterson (Jeff) sings "The Camp Winipow Marching Song."

8.15 [263] The Donna Reed Show:  NEVER LOOK A GIFT HOUSE IN THE MOUTH
23Dec65 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Gary Abrams & Paul Petersen.
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin.
Guest cast:
Betsy Jones-Moreland (as Dorothy Evans)
Gary Waynesmith (as Willie)
Synopsis:
Jeff and his fraternity brothers decide to redecorate the cottage they're using for the summer.

8.16 [264] The Donna Reed Show:  HOW TO HANDLE A WOMAN
30Dec65
Produced by Tony Owen
Written & Directed by Andrew McCullough.

Cast:
Candy Moore (as Bebe)
Jimmy Hawkins (as Scotty)
Linda Scott (as Deborah)
Synopsis:
Jeff and Scotty, insisting that Smitty doesn't know how to handle women, offer him some advice.

8.17 [265] The Donna Reed Show:  MY SON, THE COUNCILMAN
6Jan66 ABC Thursday 8:00pm (Final Thursday episode)
Produced by Tony Owen
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin.
Guest cast:
Sheila James (as Gerelda)
Paul Reed (as Trimmit)
John Qualen (as Zeke)
Synopsis:
The city laws have no age requirement for the job of councilman, so Jeff's
teenage friends circulate a petition to get him nominated for the spot.

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Starting 15Jan66 "The Donna Reed Show" moves to Saturdays at 8:00pm EST
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8.18 [266] The Donna Reed Show:  DO IT YOURSELF DONNA
15Jan66 ABC Saturday 8:00pm
produced by Tony Owen
directed by Lee Philips.

8.19 [267] The Donna Reed Show:  WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE
22Jan66
produced by Tony Owen
directed by Andrew McCullough.
written by Jack Raymond.

8.20 [268] The Donna Reed Show:  CALLING WILLIE MAYS
29Jan66 ABC Saturday 8:00pm
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Jack Harvey & Irving Taylor
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest cast:
Edmon Ryan (as Dr. Grayson)
Amzie Strickland (as Mrs. Grayson)
Synopsis:
Baseball star Willie Mays portrays himself in this account of the Stones' trip to San Francisco.

8.21 [269] The Donna Reed Show:  ALL THIS AND VOLTAIRE TOO?
5Feb66
produced by Tony Owen
directed by Lawrence Dobkin.
written by Erna Lazarus.

8.22 [270] The Donna Reed Show:  THE RETURN OF MARK
12Feb66
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Barbara Avedon.
Directed by Lee Philips.
Guest cast:
Warren Stevens (as Mark Claridge)
June Chandler (as airline girl)
Synopsis: Alex is annoyed - he must accept a hospital donation from Mark
Claridge, Donna's former steady boy friend.

8.23 [271] The Donna Reed Show:  IS THERE A SMALL HOTEL?
19Feb66 ABC Saturday 8:00pm
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Laurence Marks.
Directed by Andrew McCullough.
Guest cast:
Bruce Odening (as Bruce)
Arte Johnson (as Crandall)
Nora Marlow (as Mrs. Barton)
Judson Pratt (as Metcalfe)
Synopsis:
The vacation-bound Stones ask their friends where to go - and get an avalanche of advice.

8.24 [272] The Donna Reed Show:  NO MORE PARTIES --ALMOST
26Feb66 ABC Saturday 8:00pm
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Clifford Goldsmith
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Guest Cast:
Gene Blakely (as Kingsley)
Alice Backes (as Mrs. McCracken)
Anne Bellamy (as Mrs. Kingsley)
Penny Kunard (as Isobel)
Probably the correct synopsis:
Life is just a round of parties for the Stones - but Alex's strength and
morale are beginning to sag.
(ABC repeat 20Aug66)

8.25 [273] The Donna Reed Show:  SO YOU REALLY THINK YOU'RE YOUNG AT HEART
5Mar66 ABC Saturday 8:00pm
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Rick Mittleman
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Synopsis: After flunking a youth test in the daily paper, Donna, Alex and
Midge plunge into a whirlwind campaign to recapture their youthful spirit.

8.26 [274] The Donna Reed Show:  WHAT PRICE HOME?
12Mar66 ABC Saturday 8:00pm
Produced by Tony Owen
Written by Paul West & Andrew McCullough
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Guest cast:
Sarah Marshall (as Amanda)
Frank Maxwell (as Bull Bullock)
Synopsis:
Amanda and Bull Bullock, who sold their home to the Stones many years ago,
now suddenly want to buy it back - at almost any price.

8.27 [275] The Donna Reed Show:  BY-LINE--JEFFREY STONE
(Final episode)
19Mar66 ABC Saturday 8:00pm
produced by Tony Owen
written by Jack Raymond.
directed by Andrew McCullough.

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Network Summer Re-Runs (26Mar66 - 3Sep66)
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23Apr66 re-run of "Four On The Floor" (first aired 14Oct65)
07May66 re-run of " Do Me A Favor, Don't Do Me Any Favors" (28Oct65)
03Sep66 re-run of "What Price Home? (first aired 12Mar66)

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