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Leave it to Beaver

It's A Small World

Episode: 501 | Aired: April 22, 1957

The Leave it to Beaver pilot originally aired on April 23, 1957 as part of the syndicated TV series Studio 57. Most notably Ward Cleaver is played by Max Showalter with Wally Cleaver played by Paul Sullivan. Though, also missing is a laugh track.

Beaver Gets "Spelled"

Episode: 001 | Aired: October 03, 1957

The other kids convince him that a note home means he's getting kicked out of school. Wally types a reply from Mrs. Ward Cleaver assuring the teacher that Beaver has been punished for his wrongdoings at school.

Captain Jack

Episode: 002 | Aired: October 10, 1957

The boys send away for a genuine Florida alligator and decide to hide it in their bathroom. Eventually it outgrows the bathroom and is moved to the basement, where the boys charge the neighborhood kids 10 cents for a quick peek.

The Black Eye

Episode: 004 | Aired: October 17, 1957

Beaver comes home from school one day with a black eye. Ward is very upset to learn that Beaver didn't fight back -- until he finds out that it was Violet Rutherford who hit his son.

The Haircut

Episode: 005 | Aired: October 24, 1957

Beaver loses the haircut money that Ward gives him, so he decides to cut his own hair. The results are disastrous; Beaver and Wally have to figure out how to hide his new haircut from their parents until it grows out.

New Neighbors

Episode: 006 | Aired: October 31, 1957

Beaver is sent over to the Donaldson house to deliver flowers from June. While over there, Mrs. Donaldson kisses Beaver on the cheek. Wally and Eddie tell Beaver that. Donaldson is going to kill him.

Brotherly Love

Episode: 007 | Aired: November 07, 1957

Beaver and Wally get into a fierce fight one day and June has to rush to the rescue. June suggests they write notes to each other apologizing for their behavior towards one another, but this just leads to another fight.

Water, Anyone?

Episode: 008 | Aired: November 14, 1957

Beaver meets a crew tearing up the street, which will cause the water supply to be shut off for three hours throughout the neighborhood. He decides to make money by getting water from a different source and charging six cents a glass.

Beaver's Crush

Episode: 009 | Aired: November 21, 1957

Beaver develops a serious crush on his second grade teacher, Miss Canfield. All of his friends accuse him of being the teacher's pet and in order to prove he isn't, Beaver places a spring action snake in her front drawer to scare her.

The Clubhouse

Episode: 010 | Aired: November 28, 1957

Wally and his friends decide to build a clubhouse and charge eighth graders $1 to get in, while Beaver has to pay $3. In order for Beaver to raise money to get in the club, he walks around the streets with a sign that offers space for rent, 50 cents for his front and 75 cents for his back.

Wally's Girl Trouble

Episode: 011 | Aired: December 05, 1957

A girl has come between Wally and Beaver, and Beaver feels he has lost his brother. Beaver asks Ward what he can do to win his brother back, and Ward suggests getting Wally's girlfriend something nice; Beaver gives her his favorite frog.

Beaver's Short Pants

Episode: 012 | Aired: December 12, 1957

Aunt Martha is taking care of Ward and the boys while June goes away. Martha takes Beaver shopping and buys him a new outfit that causes him to get teased in school.

Perfume Salesman

Episode: 013 | Aired: December 26, 1957

Beaver and Wally decide to sell a perfume called Flower for $1 a bottle, but the problem is that it smells like a dirty catcher's mitt. The boys need to think of a strategy in order to sell 24 bottles to win a movie projector.

Voodoo Magic

Episode: 014 | Aired: January 02, 1958

Against their parents' orders, Wally and Beaver decide to go to a double feature about voodoo magic. Eddie convinces them to go, saying they won't get caught. Of course they do get caught, and an angry Beaver places a voodoo curse on Eddie.

Part Time Genius

Episode: 015 | Aired: January 09, 1958

Beaver scores one of the highest grades on an intelligence test his class takes. His parents consider sending him away to a private boarding school until Charles Fredericks confesses that he switched papers in order to fit in because he was new at school.

Party Invitation

Episode: 016 | Aired: January 16, 1958

Beaver is the only boy invited to Linda Dennison's birthday party, and he really doesn't want to go. His parents make him go because they don't know that he is the only boy. After they drop him off and realize this, they feel bad and are afraid Beaver will hate them.

Lumpy Rutherford

Episode: 017 | Aired: January 23, 1958

Beaver and Wally have been late to school every day because Lumpy Rutherford terrorizes them. Ward tells the boys how he once built a 'bully trap' which shamed his bully into leaving him alone. The boys do the same thing to Lumpy, only he isn't the one who learns his lesson; Lumpy's father is the one who gets hurt and the boys have to confess what they have done.

The Paper Route

Episode: 018 | Aired: January 30, 1958

Ward suggests to the boys that if they want to make extra money to buy bikes they should each take jobs delivering newspapers after school. Ward and June decide to secretly help them, but wind up getting them fired.

The Bank Account

Episode: 019 | Aired: February 13, 1958

The boys see Ward's decrepit old hunting jacket and decide to get him a new one with the money from their savings accounts. When Ward finds out they have taken money out of their accounts without asking him first, he becomes furious -- until he discovers their motive.

Child Care

Episode: 003 | Aired: February 13, 1958

Ward is confident that Wally and Beaver can babysit Puddin, Herb Wilson's 4-year-old daughter. However, Puddin becomes a handful for the boys when she locks herself in the bathroom and the boys have to call Gus the fireman to help get her out.

Lonesome Beaver

Episode: 020 | Aired: February 27, 1958

Beaver is crushed when he learns that Wally will now be attending a meeting for the Boy Scouts, which Beaver is too young to join.

Cleaning Up Beaver

Episode: 021 | Aired: March 06, 1958

Wally becomes a little more mature and becomes a little neater. Beaver insists that they can't hang out anymore if Wally is going to be so uptight.

The Perfect Father

Episode: 022 | Aired: March 13, 1958

Ward becomes jealous when Mr. Dennison starts to act like more of a father to Wally and Beaver than he can because of his busy work schedule. Ward begins to overdo it by getting too involved in their lives.

Beaver And Poncho

Episode: 023 | Aired: March 20, 1958

Beaver finds a little Chihuahua and brings it home to his family. The Cleavers decide to keep the dog if nobody claims it. However, Mr. Bennett claims the dog and Beaver has to learn to let go of something he truly loves.

The State vs. Beaver

Episode: 024 | Aired: March 25, 1958

Ward helps Beaver and Wally build a real racing car, but warns the boys to ride it only on the sidewalk and not on the street. Beaver doesn't listen and receives a ticket from a police officer for driving without a license. Although Beaver doesn't get in trouble at court, he does have to tell his parents what happened.

The Broken Window

Episode: 025 | Aired: April 01, 1958

Eddie accidentally knocks a baseball through the Cleaver's window and Ward forbids anyone to play ball near the house. The boys disobey Ward's instructions and Beaver makes a huge mistake.

Train Trip

Episode: 026 | Aired: April 08, 1958

The boys convince their Aunt Martha to let them buy their own tickets home, but are in trouble when they realize they only have enough money to buy one ticket.

My Brother's Girl

Episode: 027 | Aired: April 15, 1958

Wally's school is holding an eighth grade dance, but he doesn't want to go with a date because he hates girls -- but Mary Ellen Rogers wants to go with him and will do whatever it takes to convince Wally.

Next Door Indians

Episode: 028 | Aired: April 22, 1958

Beaver really wants to be accepted by the older kids in the neighborhood, so he makes up a story about an Indian battle that occurred 100 years ago right around his house. In order to get the kids to believe him, Beaver buries fake 'Indian' artifacts around his house.

Tenting Tonight

Episode: 029 | Aired: April 29, 1958

Ward promises to take the boys camping one weekend, but when he is called into the office and can't make the trip, the boys decide to go without him. However, trouble comes when a big thunderstorm hits the area, including their campsite.

Music Lesson

Episode: 030 | Aired: May 06, 1958

In order to impress his parents, Beaver signs up for clarinet lessons with the school band. The problem is, he isn't good enough and his teacher lets him go. Problems arise when Beaver is supposed to perform in a school concert but is afraid to tell his parents that he wont be playing.

New Doctor

Episode: 031 | Aired: May 13, 1958

Wally becomes very sick and receives special attention from everyone, including his parents, friends, teachers, and doctors. Beaver gets jealous and pretends that he is sick also, but is surprised when he sees how differently he is treated from Wally, who is really ill.

Beaver's Old Friend

Episode: 032 | Aired: May 20, 1958

Beaver finds his old teddy bear Billy in the garage one day when he, Wally, and Ward are cleaning it out. After Wally teases him, Beaver reluctantly throws Billy in the garbage. When he returns later to retrieve Billy, he realizes that the bear is gone and he must go to drastic measures to get him back.

Wally's Job

Episode: 033 | Aired: May 27, 1958

Ward offers Wally $1 to paint the garbage cans, but he puts off doing the job. Beaver then becomes eager to do it, but gets more paint on himself than the garbage cans.

Beaver's Bad Day

Episode: 034 | Aired: June 03, 1958

Beaver goes out to play wearing his new gray flannel suit, but rips it on a nail while getting off a see-saw.

Boarding School

Episode: 035 | Aired: June 10, 1958

After Wally's friend Johnny Franklin comes to visit and with tales of the military school he attends, Ward and Wally decide it would be a good idea for Wally to apply to the school. He gets cold feet when he thinks that his parents are trying to get rid of him by sending him so far away.

Beaver And Henry

Episode: 036 | Aired: June 17, 1958

When Ward and the boys set a trap to catch a gopher, but catch a white rabbit instead. Beaver names the rabbit Henry, but has to change the name to Henrietta when June realizes that 'he' is actually a 'she' who is going to have babies.

Beaver Runs Away

Episode: 038 | Aired: June 24, 1958

Ward scolds Beaver for using his tools after he has been warned not to; Beaver packs his things and decides to run away. Before leaving, he tells his father his plans, but when his father wishes him well, Beaver realizes that he doesn't really want to be out on the streets.

Beaver's Guest

Episode: 039 | Aired: July 01, 1958

Beaver has his friend Larry Mondello stay with him for the weekend. After only a few hours of being there, Larry wants to go home -- and accuses Beaver of punching him in the stomach.

Cat Out Of The Bag

Episode: 037 | Aired: July 15, 1958

Wally and Beaver are left in charge of Puff Puff, the next-door neighbors' cat. They accidentally lose him, and when they finally find him he is stuck way up in a tree.