The Donna Reed Show (TV Series 1958–1966) Poster



Jump to: Referenced in (23)  | Featured in (12)  | Spoofed in (2)

Referenced in 

The Munsters: Operation Herman (1965) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Herman
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: John Travolta/Erma Bombeck (1981) (TV Episode)
Erma Bombeck comments briefly on the series
Vamp (1986)
Theme song heard
T.V. Sphincter (1987) (Video)
This show is referenced in an ABC commercial.
Saturday Night Live: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) (TV Episode)
referenced during the Ace Awards
Green Acres, We Are There: Nick at Nite's TV Talk Show (1989) (TV Short)
Marc Summers mentions the show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Untamed Youth (1990) (TV Episode)
"Hey, it's the Donna Reed Show"
Queens Logic (1991)
Mentioned by Al.
Eerie, Indiana: Foreverware (1991) (TV Episode)
While looking at the rotten food in the fridge, Marshall says, "Where's Donna Reed when you need her?"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) (Video)
referenced during the Ace Awards
Cheers: A Diminished Rebecca with a Suspended Cliff (1992) (TV Episode)
Paul states an unmotherly Ma Clavin is the opposite of a motherly Donna Reed.
Exclusive (1992) (TV Movie)
Marca serves burned bacon to her husband and says: "Well, I'm not Donna Reed." (who was the embodiment of a perfect housewife in the DRShow.)
Across Indiana: And the Grave Is Not Its Goal/The Milkman Cometh (1992) (TV Episode)
Dave Stoelk mentions the series.
The Nanny: Here Comes the Brood (1993) (TV Episode)
C.C. refers to Fran as Donna Reed in a matronly role.
North (1994)
The members of the Nelson family are named after characters from classic family television shows (Donna is named after Donna Stone).
Sliders: The Chasm (1999) (TV Episode)
Remmy refers to the series.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Beach Blanket Bizarro (2001) (TV Episode)
Roxie about retro motel furniture: "It's so Donna Reed meets Don Ho"
Auto Focus (2002)
American Dreams: The Pursuit of Happiness (2003) (TV Episode)
Jack refers to the series.
Weeds: Suburban Shakedown (2005) (TV Short)
mentioned once
Smallville: Persuasion (2010) (TV Episode)
Lois compares her behaviour while under the influence of gemstone kryptonite as "Donna Reed on crack."

Featured in 

Hi Honey, I'm Home: That Kind of Girl (1992) (TV Episode)
Babs has a telephone conversation with Jeff and Mary.
Heart and Souls (1993)
An episode is seen playing on TV as Penny leaves for work.
America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) (TV Movie)
clips from the show are used here
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
Gilmore Girls: That Damn Donna Reed (2001) (TV Episode)
Rory and Lorelai are watching the show at the beginning of the episode.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 15 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
A brielf clip of this TV show is featured while talking about Shelley Fabares.
Miss Representation (2011)
Carl Betz kisses Donna Reed as he exits.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Classic Sitcoms (2012) (TV Episode)
The Donna Reed Show is #9.
Mad Men: The Doorway, Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Don is watching the show on television.
Nostalgia Critic: Bridge to Terabithia (2013) (TV Episode)
"Unless you worship at Our Lady Donna Reed..."
Moms' Night Out (2014)
A clip is featured during Allyson's opening narration.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1950s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Donna Reed Show gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

Roundhouse: Divorce (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Madonna Reed'.
Major Payne (1995)

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed