The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
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It Only Hurts When I Laugh 

Alex proves the old adage that doctors make the worst patients when he goes into the hospital for an appendectomy. Donna helps another patient who doesn't want to leave the hospital.

Director:

Jeffrey Hayden

Writers:

Douglas Morrow, William Roberts (creator)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Donna Reed ... Donna Stone
Carl Betz ... Dr. Alex Stone
Shelley Fabares ... Mary Stone
Paul Petersen ... Jeff Stone
C. Lindsay Workman ... Dr. Higgins (as Lindsay Workman)
Carter DeHaven ... Fred Miller (as Carter De Haven Sr.)
Helen Kleeb ... Nurse Jane
Fern Barry Fern Barry ... Nurse Ann
Marjorie Owens Marjorie Owens ... Mrs. Adams (as Marjorie Owen)
Timmy Cletro Timmy Cletro ... Jimmy
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Storyline

Alex proves the old adage that doctors make the worst patients when he goes into the hospital for an appendectomy. Donna helps another patient who doesn't want to leave the hospital.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Todon, Screen Gems See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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