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Leave It to Beaver

Season 1 Episode 2

Captain Jack

Aired Unknown Oct 11, 1957 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Captain Jack
Beaver and Wally send away for an alligator and they secretly keep it in the bathroom. When the alligator falls ill, the boys get some advice from Captain Jack, an owner of an alligator farm. However, keeping him a secret is going to be hard, the alligator is growing and they need a new place to keep him without June and Ward finding out.moreless

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  • Beaver and Wally send away for a new pet. Things get out of hand when it grows too big to handle.

    Beaver and Wally send away for an alligator. When it arrives they hide it from their parents until it grows too large to keep secret.

    This was the first episode to show the inside of a bathroom. More specifically a toilet. Because of this the censors held up release of the episode for a week and showed Beaver Gets \'Spelled in its place.

    One of the more memorable stories due to the appearance of Edgar Buchanan as Captain Jack. (Edgar went on to play Uncle Billy in two subsequent episodes.) Connie Gilchrist as Minerva was never seen again as this character.

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The comic where the boys find the ad for the alligator was entitled "Robot Men of Mars."

    • If you watch closely when Wally and Beaver are looking at the comic which contains the advertisement for the alligator, you can plainly tell from the inside front cover that the comic is really a DC Comics "Adventure Comics" issue #240 from September 1957 with Superboy and an alien.

    • This episode marks the first time a toilet was ever shown on network TV. Even then, the censors would only allow the tank portion to be shown.

    • At the end of this episode, Beaver and Wally receive a puppy, also named Captain Jack, but he's never seen or mentioned by name again.

      In episode #94, Pet Fair, Beaver mentions that he once had a dog but it ran away.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Beaver: What's brandy made of?
      Wally: Grapes. People in France crush them with thier feet.
      Beaver: (sniffs glass) I thought so!

  • NOTES (2)