Leave It to Beaver

Season 4 Episode 32

In the Soup

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Aired Unknown May 06, 1961 on ABC
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Wally is throwing a party and is successful in getting Beaver out of the house, who is planning to spend the night at Whitey's. However, on the way to Whitey's house, him and Beaver get into an argument over a billboard that is advertising for soup and this leads to Beaver falling into the giant soup bowl mounted at the top of the billboard.moreless

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  • Classic episode of a great show

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    In the Soup ranks as one of the funniest television moments of all time in my book. Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver got himself in another full blown mess as was his norm throughout most of the series run. And this one happens to be Beaver's funniest mess of all. He gets trapped inside a giant soup bowl mounted on a billboard at the instigation of his friend Whitey.



    You get great performances all-around especially from Jerry Mathers as the embarassed Beaver and Hugh Beaumont as his sage-like father, Ward Cleaver. Ward handles Beaver's predicament exactly the way a parent should. He doesn't scold or try to embarass Beaver any further due to the fact that Beaver is embarassed enough already. Then there's the always hilarious Ken Osmond as the legendary Eddie Haskell. Though his screen time is limited in this episode Osmond has his usual funny moments when he appears.



    It's said that laughter is the best medicine so if you're ever ailing check out In the Soup if they ever rerun it sometime on TV Land. You'll be glad you did. It contains some of the funniest moments in TV history. Jerry Seinfeld could have taken lessons.moreless
Harry Holcombe

Harry Holcombe

Frank Whitney

Guest Star

Lenore Kingston

Lenore Kingston

Mrs. Whitney

Guest Star

Jack Mann

Jack Mann

Fireman

Guest Star

Ken Osmond

Ken Osmond

Eddie Haskell

Recurring Role

Frank Bank

Frank Bank

Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford

Recurring Role

Stanley Fafara

Stanley Fafara

Whitey Whitney

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This episode is the has the highest production costs of the entire series. They had to build the very expensive billboard and use more than the usual number of studio sets.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • *Beaver, climbing the billboard*
      Beaver: Where am I? Am I there yet?
      Gilbert: No, you're on her muscle! *Beaver climbs some more than slips* Now get up and put your foot on the lady's thumb! *Beaver climbs further until he tries to peek into the cup of soup*
      Beaver: I still can't tell, it's steaming though.
      Gilbert: Well go up further! *Beaver hoists himself up and falls in* hey Beav, there's no soup in there, is there? I didn't hear a splash!
      *Beaver peeks out of the cup and gives Gilbert a "look"*

      *Planning Wally's party*
      Wally: You won't have to do much, just make the bacon and egss or whatever we wanna have that night. We'll clean up the mess afterwards
      June: Mess?
      Wally: Oh yeah, we'll clean up the soda bottles and paper plates and any records that have gotten busted. . .
      June: You break records?
      Wally: Well not on purpose. It's all the girls' fault *June looks confused* Well, they put the records on chairs and tables and the guys wind up sitting on them.

      *When June finds out about the boy on the billboard and Ward and Wally leave to pick up the party guests from the scene*
      June: Oh no .. . he's at Gilbert's house.

      *the fire engines show up*
      Eddie: Oh here comes the fire engines! *makes a siren noise* *After a few minutes*
      Eddie: *sarcastically, as only Eddie can do* Oh Mr. Fireman! Save my child!
      Eddie: Some little dope got stuck up there! *sees Ward* Oh Hello Mr. Cleaver, some unfortunate lad is trapped up there!

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