The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
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The Football Uniform 

Jeff has his heart set on getting a football uniform. Alex and Donna tell him he must save his money to pay for it. But when they discover his picture will be in the newspaper will they give in and buy it for him anyway?

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Oscar Rudolph
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Episode cast overview:
Donna Reed ... Donna Stone
Carl Betz ... Dr. Alex Stone
Shelley Fabares ... Mary Stone
Paul Petersen ... Jeff Stone
Hugh Corcoran Hugh Corcoran ... Eddie Barclay
Robert McKenny Robert McKenny ... Tom Ellis
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Jeff has his heart set on getting a football uniform. Alex and Donna tell him he must save his money to pay for it. But when they discover his picture will be in the newspaper will they give in and buy it for him anyway?

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G
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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1958 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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[Jeff enters, covered in bandages]
Jeff Stone: I just made 50¢ the hard way: washing the neighbor's dog.
Donna Stone: Why doesn't he wash his own dog?
Jeff Stone: He's afraid of him.
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Jeff's Finesse
18 April 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Donna (Donna Reed) and Mary (Shelley Fabares) organize items the Stone family plans to donate to a charity auction. To their surprise, Jeff (Paul Peterson) gives up a two-week old toy rocket. Jeff is more interested in football, now, and decides to "use psychology" to get a new uniform from "pushover" mom. But, Alex (Carl Betz) fears they are spoiling the lad, and tells Jeff he must earn the money by working. With the boys' football team due to be photographed for the local newspaper, Donna arranges for Jeff to "win" the uniform at the auction, with humorous results.

This, and the upcoming "Change Partners and Dance" episode show, early on, why "The Donna Reed Show" was so successful. The adults were a known commodity, but children are more of a wild card. Together, "The Football Uniform" and "Change Partners and Dance" show casting Paul Peterson and Shelley Fabares as the Stone children was going to work like a charm. This episode features Peterson, and the other Fabares - and, they've got the ticket.

***** The Football Uniform (10/22/58) Oscar Rudolph ~ Paul Peterson, Donna Reed, Shelley Fabares


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