That Girl (1966–1971)

The Earrings 

Ann loses one of the expensive diamond earrings that Donald gave her. Donald had insisted that she wear them. They both go buy a replacement and hide them in her apartment.


Russ Mayberry


Bill Persky (created by), Sam Denoff (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Marlo Thomas ... Ann Marie
Ted Bessell ... Donald Hollinger
Carolan Daniels ... Ruth Bauman
Fabian Dean Fabian Dean ... Messenger
Albert Carrier ... Waiter
Bernie Kopell ... Jerry Bauman


It's Valentine's Day. Among the many gifts that Donald and Ann exchange with each other to mark the day is a pair of diamond earrings that Donald gives Ann. As much as she loves them, Ann believes they are too extravagant a gift and as such she is afraid to wear them. But Donald convinces her to wear them at least on their date tonight, which she does. Although the earrings are insured and can be replaced if lost, Ann, who believes that a replacement pair would not be sentimentally the same since they're not the ones that Donald gave her, ends up being so concerned the entire night about losing them. By the end of their date, a heartbroken Ann has indeed lost one of the earrings. Knowing how Ann feels about a replacement earring, Donald decides to get a replacement anyway, hide it somewhere in her apartment, and when found feign that it must be the one she lost. The problem for Donald is trying to decide the logical place to hide it to mimic Ann's movements that night. While Donald ... Written by Huggo

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23 January 1969 (USA) See more »

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Daisy Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Just before clinking their glasses of champagne, Donald compliments Ann on her souffle with the words "a thing of beauty." When the souffle collapses because of the clink, Ann immediately counters Donald's statement with the words: "is not a joy forever." With the exception of the "not," these lines are borrowed from John Keat's poem "Endymion." See more »


Jerry Bauman: It's a unwritten rule for husbands.
Donald Hollinger: But I'm not a husband.
Jerry Bauman: Exactly. What Ruth going to say? Ann's not married but she gets diamonds. I've given Jerry the best years of my life and I get glazed nuts.
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