Page 221. " all of a sudden she's little red hen "

This is a character from the children's story The Little Red Hen.

The hen works hard to make bread out of grains of wheat while receiving no help. When it is ready, she does not share the bread. The moral of the story is "if a man does not work, let him not eat."


Page 222. " as if Mrs. Donna Reed from television suddenly showed up "

Donna Reed was an American film and television actress.  She won the 1953 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene, a prostitute, in From Here to Eternity.

Ten years later Reed won the Golden Globe Award for Best Female TV Star for her performance as Donna Stone, an American middle class wife and mother, in The Donna Reed Show.