Leave It to Beaver

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ABC (ended 1963)

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  • Season 1 Episode 38: Beaver's Guest

  • Wally: How come you always cook outside, but mom cooks inside.
    Ward: Well, i guess that's just how it is with men and women, the mom cooks inside to not get dirty, and men just decide to do harder stuff.

    This part of the episode was forced to be deleted because of female protestors, however it is on the Leave it to Beaver 1st season DVD box set.

  • Season 1 Episode 32: Beaver's Old Friend

  • There is a goof in the "effect" of Beaver whistling while he is attempting to get his teddy bear out of the trash can. When Ward catches him he clearly has stopped whistling and grins; however, the whistling continues.

  • Season 1 Episode 29: Tenting Tonight

  • When Ward goes to the theater, to pick up the boys. Kids are coming out of the show. If you watch closely. One boy, wearing a two color jacket. Comes out, no less than nine times. He just walks past, camera right. Then goes back around. And, comes out again. By, the ninth time he comes out you can see that he's even getting tired it.

  • Season 1 Episode 3: The Black Eye

  • Fred Rutherford claims to have two boys, both of whom received football scholarships, but we all know Fred sired only Lumpy and Violet. Lumpy did receive a scholarship in season six, but it was recinded when the school became aware of Lumpy's complete lack of intelligence.

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Captain Jack

  • 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.

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Beaver Gets 'Spelled'

  • In this episode. Wally, types a letter to Miss Canfield. On, a new portable typewriter. This, is the first, of three, typewriters, in the series. In episode #69 (Beaver's Newspaper). The boys, find an old upright typewriter. And, act like they'd never seen one before. In episode #185 (Beaver's Typewriter). Beaver asks his father for a typewriter, to help with his homework. In all three episodes neither Wally or the Beaver, ever really learn how to type.

  • Whitey Whitney (Stanley Fafara) is called Harold by Miss Canfield . This is the only time he is called by any other name besides Whitey until episode 232 entitled "Beaver Sees America" when he is called Hubert.

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Comedy, Kids

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laugh track, Pre-Teens, Classics, 50s, the middle class