Donna loved character actors
Gale Gordon & Jay North in Dennis the Menace
Gale Gordon (February 20, 1906 – June 30, 1995).
Gale Gordon (born Charles Thomas Aldrich Jr., was an American character actor perhaps best remembered as Lucille Ball's longtime television foil, Theodore J. Mooney. He was also a respected and beloved radio actor who is remembered for his role as school principal Osgood Conklin in Our Miss Brooks, starring Eve Arden.
Gordon guest stars in two episodes of The Donna Reed Show - “Dr. Stone and His Horseless Carriage” (Season 4, Episode 17) and “Donna Meets Roberta” (Season 4, Episode 33).