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Where to Watch MeTV near you One of television's most iconic series, 'Leave It to Beaver' follows the adventures of Along with parents June and Ward Cleaver and brother Wally, "The Beaver" lives in the sunny suburb of Mayfield, where the boy is no stranger to trouble or meeting the consequences of his misdeeds. This year, the delightfully dysfunctional Cleaver family will settle their differences once Cleaver Family Reunion. (). ·. 1 hr 31 min. TV Kids & Family. Watch The New Leave It to Beaver: Meet the Cleavers at senshido.info
The Haircut After losing his lunch money three days in a row, Ward gives Beaver one last chance by letting him handle his haircut money. However, when he loses that too, Beaver decides to give himself a haircut just days before he's scheduled to be an angel in a play. New Neighbors The Cleavers have new neighbors, the Donaldsons, and June sends Beaver over to welcome them with a vase of flowers. Donaldson thanks Beaver by kissing him on the cheek, Beaver becomes convinced that Mr.
Donaldson will kill him because he let a married woman kiss him, and it's all thanks to Eddie Haskell, who planted that idea in Beaver's mind.‘Leave It To Beaver’ Actors Jerry Mathers And Tony Dow On The Unlikely Success Of The Sitcom - TODAY
Brotherly Love June has had it with Wally and Beaver's fighting and demands they make a pact to be nice to one another and do things together. However, when each boy gets an invitation for individual social outings, they each attempt to break the pact. Beaver's Crush Beaver has a crush on his teacher, Miss Canfield.
When Judy, Whitey and Larry tease him for being a "teacher's pet," Beaver tries to prove them wrong and places a spring snake in her desk. However, Beaver has second thoughts and becomes determined to remove the snake before she finds it. The Clubhouse Wally and his friends build a clubhouse, and Beaver wants to join. How can Beaver earn the money? Wally's Girl Trouble Wally and Beaver dread attending dance school, so when Wally suddenly takes a liking in it, June and Ward are dumbfounded.
It seems Wally has developed a crush on a girl named Penny and Beaver soon feels neglected and left out when Wally begins spending all his time with her. They do their best not to hurt Martha's feelings, but Beaver has the hardest time, when she buys him a suit, knee socks, a cap and short pants and makes him wear the outfit to school.
The Perfume Salesmen Wally and Beaver want to win a fancy film projector and in order to get it they have to sell 24 bottles of perfume. However, the appalling aroma of the perfume quickly leads to zero sales and has Ward trying to think up a sales gimmick. However, Wally and Beaver are talked into seeing it, thanks to Wally's so-called best friend, Eddie Haskell.
The movie has quite an influence on Beaver, who makes a voodoo doll, names it Eddie Haskell and sticks it with pins. Rayburn suggests that it would be best if Beaver went to a special school, where his abilities can be challenged. However, little does anyone know, everything is not as it seems.
Party Invitation Beaver is invited to Linda Dennison's birthday party and quickly discovers that he is the only boy that she invited. Fearing for his reputation, Beaver tries his best to get out of attending but June and Ward are insistent, not aware of the situation Beaver's in. Lumpy Rutherford The local bully, Lumpy Rutherford, has been picking on Beaver and Wally and, thanks to a story Ward tells them, the boys decide to play a joke on Lumpy.
However, their ploy catches the wrong person: Lumpy's father and Ward's co-worker, Fred Rutherford, is caught in the trap. The Paper Route Wally and Beaver want to get brand-new bikes so they ask Ward for some money; however, he suggests that they earn the money. This leads Wally and Beaver to get a job delivering papers.
Later, while trying to help the boys out, Ward and June inadvertently almost get Wally and Beaver fired. Child Care After Ward's bragging about Wally and Beaver being responsible, Herb and Janet Wilson assume that it would be alright to leave their four-year-old daughter in Wally and Beaver's care while they go out to a party with Ward and June.
However, the trouble begins when the youngster locks herself in the bathroom. The Bank Account Ward tries to teach Wally and Beaver the importance of saving by giving them a piggy bank.
The boys quickly save up a handful of change and are all ready to spend it on some baseball equipment. However, unknown to their parents, they change their minds and decide to spend the money on a most unselfish gift. Lonesome Beaver Wally goes away on a trip with the Boy Scout troop that he belongs to, leaving a lonesome Beaver behind.
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Finding his friends to be busy, Beaver takes up other means to make the time go by. Cleaning Up Beaver Wally begins to outgrow his "sloppy" phase and becomes much neater. This is noticed by Ward and June who try to encourage Beaver to undergo the same transformation. However, Beaver changing like that just seems too extraordinary of a task. The Perfect Father Ward becomes a bit jealous when Wally and Beaver begin spending time playing basketball at Willie Dennison's house after Willie's dad put up a backboard and a basket.
This prompts Ward to do the same thing but it just seems like things are working against him in his quest to be the perfect father.
Beaver and Poncho Beaver makes a trade with Larry Mondello, a glass doorknob for a chihuahua. Larry had found the dog in his garbage can, so when Beaver brings it home, Ward immediately breaks the news that he's going to place an ad in the lost-and-found and that Beaver probably won't be able to keep the dog.
Despite this, Beaver quickly begins to grow close to the little dog. Beaver Ward helps Beaver and Wally build a miniature race car powered by the lawn mower motor, and Ward makes the boys promise not to use it without his supervision.
Later, Larry talks Beaver into taking it for a spin, resulting in the boys being pulled over by a traffic officer. The Broken Window While playing baseball in the street with Wally, Chester and Tooey, Eddie hits a baseball through the Cleaver's window resulting in Ward forbidding the boys to play baseball so close to the house.
However, later, Beaver talks Wally into pitching one, and this results in a broken car window. After talking Martha into letting them buy their own tickets, they discover they're short the money after spending it on junk food and find themselves wondering how they are going to get home. My Brother's Girl An 8th grade dance has Wally being pressured into attending with a girl, instead of going stag with Eddie. However, Mary Ellen Rogers becomes determined to have Wally take her and goes through Beaver to get to him.
Next Door Indians Wanting to be liked by Wally's friends, Beaver makes up a wild story about the vacant lot next to his house being an Indian battle ground. After making a bet with Eddie, Beaver has Wally help him plant artifacts in the lot. However, that is forgotten when the kids make a discovery that they believe will make them rich.
Tenting Tonight After a weekend spent at the movies goes awry for Ward, he decides the boys should spend their weekends outside and plans a camping trip. However, when Ward's called into work, Wally and Beaver decide to camp out in the backyard. Music Lesson Wally makes the baseball team and Ward openly shows how proud he is of him, leaving Beaver feeling inferior.
Trying to impress his parents, Beaver tries out for the band and begins practicing the clarinet. However, Beaver soon finds himself with more problems when he's let go from the band. New Doctor June has Wally stay home from school when he comes down with a sore throat and suddenly Wally is immersed in attention from his parents, friends and doctor. Jealous and feeling left out, Beaver fakes illness, seeking that same attention. Beaver reluctantly throws him away after Ward and Wally tell him he's too old for dolls.
However, Beaver changes his mind but he's too late: Wally's Job Wally jumps at the chance to paint a couple of garbage cans for Ward, who offers 50 cents a piece. Beaver's Bad Day An incident at the park leads to Beaver ripping the pants on his gray flannel suit.
When he's questioned by Ward and June he makes up a wild story that his parents quickly see through. Lectured in telling the truth, Beaver does just that when the pants of his other suit are ripped but Ward and June don't believe him. Boarding School An old friend of Wally's stops by with stories about how great it is at the military school he attends. While "The Toy Parade" theme was written for the show, incidental music was not.
This is evident through the progression of the series, as the theme matured, the usual background music did not. This is the equivalent of the "needle-drop" library of prerecorded music that is still prevalent today. This incidental music was likely a product of the CBS Television Orchestra and clearly sounds reminiscent of the early s, especially by Time setting[ edit ] The time setting of Leave It to Beaver is contemporary with its production—the late s and the early s.
References to contemporary news issues or topics are infrequent. Communism is mentioned in the episode "Water, Anyone? Contemporary cultural references are more frequent but not overwhelming. The show acknowledges the greaser subculture  and, in the last season, "The Twist"a popular song and dance craze of the early s. When Beaver appears on a TV show, not knowing it is being recorded to air another day, Gilbert compares the misunderstanding with "a Rod Serling Twilight Zone ".
The episode in which Beaver graduates from grammar school 8th grade is perhaps the only time a year is mentioned. June and Ward inspect the gift they have for Beaver's graduation and read the inscription, " Leave It to Beaver is set in the fictitious community of Mayfield and its environs. The principal setting is the Cleaver home. The Cleavers live in two houses over the series' run.
However, they lived in another house prior to the start of the series. The new house stood on the Universal backlot. The address of the first house is Mapleton sometimes Maple Drive, and the second at Pine Street.
Mapleton Drive house[ edit ] Mapleton Drive house Surrounded by a picket fencethe Mapleton Drive house is two stories with a first floor kitchen, dining roomliving room and adjoining patioand at least three bedrooms on the second floor—one for the boys, one for the parents, and a guest room into which Beaver moves for a night.
Pine Street house[ edit ] The Pine Street house consists of several rooms kitchen and laundry room, dining room, living room, den on the ground floor and at least three bedrooms on the second floor. None of the furnishings from the Mapleton Drive house appear in the new house. An upholstered wing chair at the edge of the hearth in the living room is covered in a chinoiserie print.
Pine Street house in During the final episode at the Mapleton Drive house, the boys announce they are excited for the move as the new house will afford them their own separate bedrooms.
Yet in subsequent episodes taking place at the Pine Street residence, the brothers apparently still share the same bedroom.
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Even the arrangement of the furniture is nearly identical. After the move to Pine Street, the boys continue to attend the same schools, frequent the same hang-outs, and visit the same friends. The Pine Street house is in the vicinity of the Mapleton Drive house; in one episode,  Beaver and Larry walk to the Mapleton Drive house, uproot a small tree, and transport it to the Pine Street house in a wagon.
In the Pine Street house, Ward has a den near the main entry, which serves as a setting for many scenes. The garage at the Pine Street house is used less often as a setting for masculine get-togethers than the Mapleton Drive garage had been. June and Ward's bedroom is seen for the first time in the Pine Street house.
They have their own bath, sleep in twin beds and have a portable TV in the room. Themes and recurring elements[ edit ] Format and content[ edit ] Leave It to Beaver is light comedy drama with the underlying theme that proper behavior brings rewards while improper behavior entails undesirable consequences. The juvenile viewer finds amusement in Beaver's adventures while learning that certain behaviors and choices such as skipping school  or faking an illness in order to be the recipient of "loot" from parents and schoolmates  are wrong and invite reprimand.
The adult viewer enjoys Beaver's adventures while discovering tips for teaching children correct behavior and methods for successfully handling common childhood problems. Parents are reminded that children view the world from a different perspective and should not be expected to act like miniature adults. The writers urged parents to serve as moral role models. Beaver or Wally or both get into a predicament they then try to get out of, and then face their parents for a lecture regarding the event.
Lectures sometimes take the form of fables,   with Ward allowing the boys to discover their moral meanings and applying those meanings to their lives. Occasionally, when offenses are serious, punishments such as being grounded  are dealt the miscreants. The parents are sometimes shown debating the best approach to the situation. Other episodes especially in earlier seasons even reverse the formula, with Ward making a parenting mistake and having to figure out how to make up for it.
While the earlier seasons focus on Beaver's boyhood adventures, the later seasons give greater scope to Wally's high school life, dating, and part-time work. Several episodes follow Wally's acquisition of a driver's license and a car. The show's focus is consistently upon the children; June and Ward are depicted from one episode to the next as an untroubled, happily married couple.
Themes[ edit ] Education, occupation, marriage, and family are presented in Leave It to Beaver as requisites for a happy and productive life.
While both boys consider prep-school educations — Wally at the Bellport Military Academy and Beaver at an eastern school called Fallbrook  — both remain at home and attend Mayfield High with their friends. School and homework are the bane of Beaver's existence. In "Beaver's Secret Life", the boy decides to become a writer in adulthood because "you don't have to go to school or know nothing You only have to make up adventures and get paid for it.
Occupation is presented as important to the happy life with Ward representing the successful, college-educated, middle-class professional with a steady but obscure office job, and June, the competent and happy homemaker. When Beaver expresses interests in lower-class occupations such as garbage collectorhis parents squirm with embarrassment and discomfort. In contrast, the parents of Beaver's friend Larry Mondello are a husband frequently out of town on business and an exasperated wife struggling single-handedly to raise a son and sometimes depending on Ward to help discipline him.
The one episode dealing with divorce  shows it as having negative effects on children and family life. Religion is lightly touched upon in the series, if only as one of the pillars of traditional Americana. In a sprinkling of episodes, Beaver refers to having attended church earlier on a Sunday or referring to a lesson learned in Sunday School. Ward uses parables — some from the Bible — to impart wisdom to the boys after they've experienced a difficult situation. He also often paraphrased from Greek fables to educate Wally and The Beaver about morality issues.
June and Ward are keenly aware of their duty to impart traditional, but proven, middle-class family values to their boys. They do so by serving as examples in word and deed, rather than using punitive means.
Ward and June are models of lates, conscientious parenting. Stay-at-home June maintains a loving, nurturing home and Ward consistently supervises the behavior and moral education of his sons. While the series portrays the world through the eyes of a young boy, it sometimes dealt with controversial and adult subjects such as alcoholism and divorce. Her protection is frequently needed against the pernicious intrigues of Eddie Haskellwho engages in impulsive, selfish, disruptive, and malevolent schemes.
For crafty Eddie, each day is one more step toward the twilight of the adults, which will herald his ascension to neighborhood ruler. He sometimes finds himself punishing his sons for deeds he admits he committed as a child. Ward relates to the peer-pressure the boys sometimes face as when he defends them for wanting to view a horror movie with Eddie Haskell. June objects, but Ward responds by telling her he saw hundreds of horror films as a boy and even had a subscription to Weird Tales.
Ward often finds himself learning the most in the episode from something his sons, or sometimes his wife, do. Signature show elements[ edit ] Slang[ edit ] The show employs contemporary kid-slang extensively.
Wally and Beaver both use "gyp" to swindle"mess around" to playand "hunka" meaning "hunk of" in relation to food portions such as "hunka cake" or "hunka milk". The word "beef" was also used at times mostly by Wally over the course of the show's run, meaning "disagreement" as in contemporary hip-hop.
Ward and June disapprove. Wally uses "sweat" to his mother's annoyance; she prefers "perspiration" and asks him not to use the slang words "flip" or "ape". Punishment[ edit ] Physical punishment looms large in the boys' imaginations, but such punishment is never seen. Though Ward tells Wally and Beaver he has never physically punished them, both boys remind their father of past incidents when he did.
In one episode, Beaver mentioned a time when he spilled ink on a rug and his father spanked him. In one episode, Larry begs, "Don't hit me! While Ward and June stress cleanliness, bathing, and good grooming ordering both boys to wash their faces, hands, and fingernails before dinnerboth boys generally prefer being unwashed and dressed in dirty clothes.
In the premiere episode,  Wally and Beaver fake bathing by rumpling towels and tossing "turtle dirt" in the bathtub. When Wally calls Beaver a "pig", Beaver moves into the guest room where he can be his own dirty, messy self without comment or criticism from others.
Frightening shadows in the room force him back to his old bedroom and the safety of being with his brother. The two boys strike a middle ground: Beaver will be a bit tidier than he usually is and Wally will be a bit sloppier.
Bathrooms[ edit ] Leave It to Beaver is unique in s television sitcom history for its extraordinary number of bathroom scenes. Beaver and Wally have an en-suite bathroom, and many scenes are set in it. One early episode, "Child Care", is set almost entirely in their bathroom.