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Does anyone else think so?

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    GabeRuth2

    [1]Mar 20, 2007
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    Does anyone besides me think that Beaver's friends wre jerks?I think that he should have stopped being friends with them because they were always telling him to do the wrong thingĀ and then they abanded him when he got caught!Anyone else agree?
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    fgoodwin

    [2]Apr 13, 2007
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    I've often wondered by boys as nice as Wally & Beaver had such bad friends, especially Eddy. For cryin' out loud, couldn't Eddy find better friends than Eddy & Lumpy? And it seems like all Gilbert & Whitey ever did was get Beaver in trouble.
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    wheelrchair

    [3]Jul 4, 2007
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    Without these characters you would'nt have a plot.
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    gdanko619

    [4]Aug 6, 2007
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    Exactly. You need to have antagonists.
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    Mad_Buck

    [5]Aug 20, 2007
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    Richard was the worst. He was a slimy little worm. Sure, Gilbert and Whitey got Beaver into trouble but they usually meant well. Larry usually never got Beaver into trouble because he was too busy getting himself into it.
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    tvking1

    [6]Aug 27, 2007
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    Larry did once get Beaver in trouble when he insisted they play catch with Ward's prized autographed baseball, but otherwise he meant well. I don't who was the worst, but I thought it was particularly mean and devious what Whitey did to Beaver when he tricked Beaver into climbing up that sign with the cup of soup and getting stuck up there. Whitey really enjoyed doing that. But, as has been said, there has to be a bad guy somewhere.
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    21timo

    [7]Sep 28, 2007
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    I do agree that these characters are necessary for the plot to be more interesting; however, I do find it difficult to blieve that Wally and Beaver would have chosen the friends they did. Besides the girls that Wally dated, I can't recall any long-standing friends that shared similar values to the Cleaver family.Having seen this show over the years, of course, I can't imagine having it any other way. It's just interesting to observe.
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    wheelrchair

    [8]Oct 23, 2007
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    The other time that Larry got Beaver in trouble was the time that Larry talked Beaver into using Ward's drill and they drilled two holes into the wall of the garage.
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    meatboys

    [9]Dec 7, 2007
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    i think so
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    Canada_Michael

    [10]Dec 12, 2007
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    wheelrchair wrote:
    The other time that Larry got Beaver in trouble was the time that Larry talked Beaver into using Ward's drill and they drilled two holes into the wall of the garage.

    There was also the episode where Larry convinces Beaver to smoke first coffee and then tobacco, using a German pipe, taken from cigarette butts left over from a party @ Larry's house. There was also the time Larry had Beaver give him his homework because they were friends and the time they played hooky from school, among others. Larry was as bad as the rest of Beavers friends IMHO

    I think Beaver was too trusting for his own good or dumb people could fool him once but multiple times and it's his own fault.

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    mikeny99

    [11]Jan 27, 2008
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    A little. I think it made the show funny though. If they never did anything wrong, the plots would probably be boring.
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    millerem99

    [12]Mar 26, 2008
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    The show needed someone to cause some trouble, otherwise there'd be no plots. Who better than young boys to propel mischief. Besides, it's not as though Larry was getting Beaver to try meth or Eddie was shooting up heroin with Wally in the garage before Ward rolled in from the office for dinner.
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    the-outsiders

    [13]Jun 10, 2010
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    I found these characters pretty amusing Like many people above are saying, you need someone to cause trouble!
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    DanZamzow

    [14]Sep 23, 2010
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    Silly me i did the same thing.................

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    mrbreezeet1

    [15]Nov 25, 2012
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    wheelrchair wrote:
    The other time that Larry got Beaver in trouble was the time that Larry talked Beaver into using Ward's drill and they drilled two holes into the wall of the garage.


    Or when they took the Go cart out.And got pulled over by the police.


    Larry talked him into that.

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    NikiMattson

    [16]Dec 22, 2012
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    Oh, Larry isn't the innocent baby-face he looks like. He also talked Beaver into going on that home-made rusty teeter-totter with his new pants on, and he wound up ripping them!

    But if either Gilbert or Larry, Whitey, Richard, Eddie or Lumpy didn't talk Wally and Beaver into doing something they shouldn't, then Leave it to Beaver wouldn't have lasted as long as it did, and now it's an icon.
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