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Leave it to Beaver

Beaver Won't Eat

Episode: 118 | Aired: October 07, 1960

Beaver is determined never to eat Brussels sprouts, no matter what the consequences are. One night the Cleaver family goes out to dinner and Brussels sprouts are served. June is determined to get Beaver to eat one, but Beaver would rather leave the restaurant by himself.

Beaver's House Guest

Episode: 119 | Aired: October 14, 1960

Chopper Cooper comes to spend the weekend with Beaver, who becomes fascinated with Chopper's exotic life. Chopper's parents have been divorced and married several times and fight over Chopper with expensive gifts. Beaver becomes jealous of Chopper's lifestyle.

Beaver Becomes A Hero

Episode: 120 | Aired: October 21, 1960

While fishing with Wally, Beaver wades out to retrieve a drifting canoe. After the boys return it to the grateful owner, the story gets magnified in school about how Beaver rescued a young lady who was trapped in a runaway speedboat.

Beaver's I.Q.

Episode: 122 | Aired: October 28, 1960

Beaver becomes scared that he might fail his I.Q. test that he will be taking in school. His friends tell him that he will be sent away to 'dumb' school if he does poorly. It turns out that Beaver's score is one of the highest in his class.

Beaver's Freckles

Episode: 123 | Aired: November 04, 1960

Beaver becomes very self-conscious of his freckles to the point where he hates them. He tries to sandpaper his face and even wears his mother's make-up around the house. It isn't until Clyde Appleby sheds some light on the subject that Beaver begins to like his freckles again.

Miss Landers' Fiance

Episode: 125 | Aired: November 18, 1960

Beaver is raking Miss Landers' leaves one day when he finds out that she has a fiance. After he finds out what that word means, he is crushed because he feels as though he will lose his nice teacher forever.

Wally The Lifeguard

Episode: 121 | Aired: November 25, 1960

Wally was supposed to be a lifeguard at Friends Lake for the weekend, but instead turns out to be selling candy and hotdogs on the beach. Beaver is so ashamed of his brother that he won't speak to him for the whole day after seeing him.

Eddie's Double Cross

Episode: 126 | Aired: December 02, 1960

Eddie is dating the beautiful Caroline Shuster, but Wally finds out that she is only using him while her boyfriend is grounded. When Wally tries to warn Eddie about this, Eddie gets mad at Wally and accuses him of being jealous.

Wally's Glamour Girl

Episode: 127 | Aired: December 09, 1960

June sets up a date between Wally and Kitty, who is the daughter of one of June's closest friends. The problem is that both have lied to each other about living extravagant lives, and now both are nervous that the date will turn out poorly because of all the lies they told in order to impress each other.

Chuckie's New Shoes

Episode: 128 | Aired: December 16, 1960

Beaver takes Chuckie Murdock along on a trip to buy new shoes. However, Chuckie turns out to be a spoiled brat and won't leave the store unless Beaver buys him sandals as well. Then Chuckie disappears and Beaver is afraid to go home without him.

Beaver And Kenneth

Episode: 129 | Aired: December 23, 1960

Kenneth is a lonely boy at school who desperately wants to be friends with Beaver. In order to do this, he steals items from the classroom and gives them to Beaver as gifts.

Beaver's Accordion

Episode: 130 | Aired: December 30, 1960

Beaver goes behind his parents back and orders an accordion for a five day trial period. He winds up keeping the accordion for a lot longer than that, and when a man comes to collect it he gets in trouble with his parents.

Uncle Billy

Episode: 131 | Aired: December 31, 1960

Wally and Beaver are excited to see their Uncle Billy because he always tells such exaggerated stories and makes extravagant promises. When Uncle Billy's lies prove hurtful to the boys, all Beaver can say is that he is used to this kind of treatment because all the kids in his class act that way also.

Teacher's Daughter

Episode: 132 | Aired: January 13, 1961

Wally is dating Julie Foster, the daughter of an English teacher in Mayfield High. All of his friends give him a hard time when he gets Mr. Foster as an English teacher because they all think he will get an A. After Wally and Julie break up, and now Wally thinks he will fail the class.

Ward's Millions

Episode: 133 | Aired: January 20, 1961

Beaver decides that he wants his father Ward to become a millionaire, so he buys him a book called 'I Became a Millionaire in Twelve Months.' Ward pretends to be thankful but knows he will never read it.

Beaver's Secret Life

Episode: 134 | Aired: January 27, 1961

Beaver decides he wants to be a writer when he grows up. His father is very supportive of this and buys him a diary so he can practice his writing and keep a journal of his daily activities. However, when Beaver neglects to come home, his parents break into his diary to discover his whereabouts.

Wally's Track Meet

Episode: 135 | Aired: February 03, 1961

After Coach Henderson gives the track team a lecture about horsing around in the locker room, Eddie and Lumpy pull a sneak towel attack on Wally and he fires back at them just as the coach comes back. The result is Wally's suspension from the team and his parents' disappointment in him.

Beaver's Old Buddy

Episode: 136 | Aired: February 10, 1961

Beaver is very excited about his old friend Jackie Waters coming to visit him for the weekend. The problem is that once they get together they realize that they are actually bored by each other's company. Jackie leaves early and Beaver has a talk with his father about what happened.

Beaver's Tonsils

Episode: 137 | Aired: February 17, 1961

When Dr. Kirby looks at Beaver's throat; he tells Beaver that he might have to have a tonsillectomy. Beaver becomes very scared until Ward tells him about all the ice cream and presents he will get. Dr. Kirby decides after all that Beaver doesn't have to have a tonsillectomy and Beaver is actually upset because he was looking forward to all the gifts and ice cream.

The Big Fish Count

Episode: 138 | Aired: February 24, 1961

Parker's Pet Store is holding a big contest in which the contestants guess how many fish are swimming around in the big tank sitting in front of the store. Eddie works there and gives the correct answer to Lumpy who in turn gives the answer to Kathy because he has a crush on her. On the day of the drawing, Mr. Parker fires Eddie because he knows he is the one who leaked the information.

Beaver's Poster

Episode: 139 | Aired: March 03, 1961

There is a contest and a prize for the person who draws the best poster of the colonial period. Beaver begs his father to help him, but Ward refuses saying that this is Beaver's project. Although Beaver thinks it turns out pretty badly, he winds up winning the prize for originality.

Mother's Helper

Episode: 140 | Aired: March 10, 1961

Mrs. Manners' daughter Margie comes over to help June with the cleaning a couple of days a week. When Wally sees Margie, he has an instant crush on her. He skips track practice and gets poor grades just to come from school early and help Margie with the chores. June realizes this is a problem and must find a way to get Wally back on track.

The Dramatic Club

Episode: 141 | Aired: March 17, 1961

Beaver joins Miss Landers' dramatic club and gets the lead in the play. He is excited until he learns that he has to kiss a girl on stage. After learning that, he no longer wants to be in the play, but he sacrifices for his parents. During the kissing scene, he pretends he is kissing his Uncle Billy.

Wally And Dudley

Episode: 142 | Aired: March 24, 1961

Dudley is the new kid on the block and June arranges for Wally to take him around the school and meet all of his friends. The problem is that Wally thinks Dudley is a loser and must learn to cope with what his mother wants and what his friends think.

Eddie Spends The Night

Episode: 143 | Aired: March 31, 1961

Eddie and Wally have a sleepover at Wally's house. They decide to play chess, but Beaver catches Eddie cheating and Eddie storms out of the house angry at Beaver and Wally. June and Ward feel they have to retrieve Eddie and get him to come back to the house with them so he will be safe and make amends with Wally.

Beaver's Report Card

Episode: 144 | Aired: April 07, 1961

Beaver struggles in math and managed to get a D minus on his report card. For laughs, Eddie changes his grade with a pen from a D minus to a B minus.

Mistaken Identity

Episode: 145 | Aired: April 14, 1961

Richard is caught throwing rocks and breaking the windows of an old abandoned house. When the police ask him his name and address, he gives them Beaver's name and address. When the police show up at Beaver's house, they obviously let him go because he isn't the same kid they caught. Later on Richard apologizes.

Wally's Dream Girl

Episode: 146 | Aired: April 21, 1961

Wally thinks he has finally met his dream girl, a transfer student named Ginny Townsend who is a year older than he is. June decides to get involved by inviting Ginny on a family picnic. During this picnic, Wally realizes that he doesn't like her that much because she is allergic to chicken, doesn't eat, and breaks out in lumps when playing in the sun.

The School Picture

Episode: 147 | Aired: April 28, 1961

During a class picture, Beaver and Gilbert decide to make goofy faces at the camera. At the last second Gilbert wises up, so Beaver is the only one who makes a silly face. He gets in trouble with his parents, but luckily his face is covered by Myrtle Jarvis's hair ribbon.

Beaver's Rat

Episode: 148 | Aired: May 05, 1961

Beaver buys a rat named Peter for fifty cents, but June refuses to allow it in the house. So, in order to make a profit on the rat, Beaver sells it to Violet Rutherford for $3.00. Beaver is proud of himself but Ward feels he must have a talk with his son about ripping off other kids in the neighborhood.

In The Soup

Episode: 149 | Aired: May 12, 1961

Beaver and Whitey become fascinated by a big billboard they see of a woman holding a cup full of soup. Beaver climbs up the cup and looks in to prove that there is no soup in the cup, but then he falls in and is too short to get out.

Community Chest

Episode: 150 | Aired: May 19, 1961

June lets Beaver make her rounds to collect for the Community Chest. By accident, Beaver drops the can and loses it while eating an ice cream cone with Wally. Now he has to figure out how to replace the money and tell his parents what happened.

Junior Fire Chief

Episode: 151 | Aired: May 26, 1961

Beaver is elected the Junior Fire Chief for a school project. Everyone thinks he would be perfect for the job, but instead he turns out to act too much like a big shot. Ward has to bring him aside and have a talk with him about his actions as the Junior Fire Chief.

Beaver's Frogs

Episode: 152 | Aired: June 02, 1961

Ward agrees to put up half the cost of the twenty-five-dollar canoe Beaver wants if he will earn the other half. Beaver earns the rest of the money by collecting frogs and selling them to a man who needs them. However, Beaver changes his mind when he finds out that the man kills the frogs and uses them in scientific experiments.

Beaver Goes In Business

Episode: 153 | Aired: June 09, 1961

Beaver and Gilbert get involved in the business of mowing lawns. The problem is that nobody needs their services. Instead of waiting for someone to come to them, the boys just mow lawns and ask for the money afterwards. Ward needs to tell them that business doesn't exactly work that way.

Kite Day

Episode: 154 | Aired: June 16, 1961

Beaver and Ward enter Father and Son Kite Day. Ward agrees to help Beaver build a beautiful kite, and they do. Ward warns Beaver not to touch the kite and let the glue dry for a day before they do anything with it. However, Beaver takes the kite out anyway and ruins it. Wally tries to help repair it, but it is useless.

Beaver's Doll Buggy

Episode: 155 | Aired: June 23, 1961

Beaver buys a crude coaster racer from Eddie for two dollars, but it needs wheels. Penny Woods has just the wheels that Beaver needs on her doll buggy. He goes over there to get them from her, but he forgot his tools so he had to push the doll buggy through the neighborhood until he got home. Every time he saw someone he knew he would throw the buggy into the bushes because he was so embarrassed.

Substitute Father

Episode: 156 | Aired: September 29, 1961

Ward goes to St. Louis on business, and while he is away Wally assumes the manly responsibilities around the house. One day Beaver gets in trouble at school and Wally goes in to talk to the teacher pretending he is Ward.