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ABC (ended 1963)

Beaver Is Stupid

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    snake63

    [1]Jul 23, 2012
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    In the last two seasons it is clear that the Beaver is retarded. He is either doing stupid things or being talked into doing something stupid. Ward should beat him in the back of his head.

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    wheelrchair

    [2]Oct 28, 2012
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    Beaver was always being talked into things, not just in the last two seasons, but in most of the episodes.
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    mrbreezeet1

    [3]Nov 25, 2012
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    Yeah, I hated Larry cause he was always getting Beaver into trouble, then he would say, "You shouldn't have did that beaver, after he talked Beaver ibto it.
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    NikiMattson

    [4]Dec 22, 2012
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    Beaver isNOT retarded! Just naive. And back then, people were more naive and trusting. His thinking probably was "You should be able to trust your friends." and "Adults don't understand anything we're going through." Even though Ward told him numerous times that he did go through a lot of the same things, but times were changing, which is an understatement right now for what kids are going thru! Instead of things like skipping school (which still happens), losing haircut money and ripping pants on a teeter-totter, kids have drugs, sex/molestations/pedophiles and school shootings.

    Edited on 12/22/2012 5:36pm
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    snake63

    [5]Nov 17, 2014
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    Even at a child point of view the Beaver was incredibly stupid. Look at his track record. He gets talked by Gilbert in making a face in the school picture. That was something an eight year old not 12 years old. Beaver gets talked into going in a billboard of a bowl of soup. I know that this was the early 60's but this is nuts.

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    Dunking_dove

    [6]Nov 28, 2014
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    As the lady says, people were more trusting and innocent back then. Not of the pervertical and distorted age as kids are engulfed in to now. Even my parents( who grew up in that time) are pretty naive about things such as identity theft. I have to constantly keep an eye on them for matters such as that. So anyways no, Beaver is not a dumb sack of potatoes, but just an average young man, a character portrayed in TV land with a bit of exaggeration. He's more like the dodo bird. Always portrayed as a dumb bird, but was only perfectly adapted to island life till humans changed all that with their slaughtering, rats, dogs, pigs, est.
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