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Leave It To Beaver


Leave It To Beaver Cast

Series Description

The Leave It To Beaver TV show was a 30 minute comedy series that aired on CBS for its first season and on ABC thereafter. It was about a middle-class family in the 1950s. It centered around young Theodore Cleaver, commonly known as "The Beaver" and his relationships with his parents, older brother and their friends and neighbors.

Leave It To Beaver Cast

Jerry Mathers ......... Theodore "The Beaver" Cleaver
Tony Dow .............. Wally Cleaver
Barbara Billingsley ... June Cleaver
Hugh Beaumont ......... Ward Cleaver
Ken Osmond ............ Eddie Haskel
Frank Bank ............ Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford
Sue Randall ........... Miss Landers
Rusty Stevens ......... Larry Mondello
Midge Blake ........... Mrs. Mondello
Diane Brewster ........ Miss Canfield
Richard Correll ....... Richard Rickover
Richard Deacon ........ Fred Rutherford
Stanley Fafara ........ Whitey Whitney
Tiger Fafara .......... Tooey
Buddy Hart ............ Chester
Burt Mustin ........... Gus
Doris Packer .......... Mrs. Ravburn
Steven Talbot ......... Gilbert Bates
Jeri Weil ............. Judy Hensler

Leave It To Beaver Trivia

    

The Cleavers lived in the town of Mayfield and the father, Ward Cleaver, worked as an accountant. They owned two homes during the series' run. The first was located at 485 Mapleton Drive. The second home was at 211 Pine Street.

The reason stated for giving Theodore the nickname, "Beaver" was that when Wally was learning to speak, he couldn't pronounce Theodore.

The pilot episode of Leave It To Beaver was lost for many years but was found in 1987. Jerry Mathers and Barbara Billingsley were both in the pilot, however, Ward Cleaver was played by Casey Adams and Wally was played by Paul Sullivan. The was no Eddie Haskell in the pilot, however, there was a similar character whose name was Frankie played by Harry Shearer. You may remember Harry as a regular on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1979/80 and 1984/85 seasons.

In the 1997 theatrical movie, "Leave It To Beaver", several of the original TV series cast appeared in cameo roles. Barbara Billingsley (Original June Cleaver) played Beaver's Aunt Martha, Ken Osmond (Original Eddie Haskell) played the father of his original role - Eddie Haskell Sr. and Frank Bank (Original Lumpy) played a character named Frank. Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers declined to appear in cameo roles because the studio refused to accept Brian Levant, Richard Correll or Tony Dow as directors.

Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell) joined the Los Angeles Police Department as an officer after leaving the series. He was shot three times in the line of duty. He eventually retired from the force. Ken guest-starred on the very first episode of the TV show, "Lassie (1954)". Twelve and one-half years later, he guest-starred on the series again on episode #435, "A Matter Of Seconds".

If you don't remember Richard Deacon as Lumpy's dad on the show, perhaps you'll find it easier to remember him as the producer (Mel Cooley) of the ficticious "Alan Brady Show" on the series, "The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)" or as Sheriff Masters on the series, "B.J. and the Bear (1979)".

Tony Dow's mother, Muriel Montrose, was a stuntwoman in 1920s and early 1930s' Westerns.

The day (October 4, 1957) that the first episode of the show aired, just happens to be the same day that the Soviet Union launched the first man-made object (Sputnik) into space.

Leave It To Beaver Theme Song

Title: "The Toy Parade"

By: "Dave Kahn, Melvyn Leonard and Mort Greene"


Hey! Here they come with a rum-tee tum they're having a toy parade.
A tin giraffe with a fife and drum is leading the kewpie parade.
A gingham cat in a soldier's hat is waving a Chinese fan,
A plastic clown in a wedding gown is dancing with Raggedy Ann.

Fee fie fiddle dee dee they're crossing the living room floor
Fee fie fiddle dee dee they're up to the dining room door.

They call a halt for a choc'late malt or cookies and lemonade
Then off they go with a ho ho ho right back to their toy brigade.

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Leave It To Beaver Pilot Episode

It's A Small World (Not Originally Aired)

The First Season

  1. Beaver Gets "Spelled" (10/4/1957)
  2. Captain Jack (10/11/1957)
  3. Black Eye (10/18/1957)
  4. Haircut (10/25/1957)
  5. New Neighbors (11/1/1957)
  6. Brotherly Love (11/8/1957)
  7. Water, Anyone? (11/15/1957)
  8. Beaver's Crush (11/22/1957)
  9. Clubhouse (11/29/1957)
  10. Wally's Girl Trouble (12/6/1957)
  11. Beaver's Short Pants (12/13/1957)
  12. Perfume Salesmen (12/27/1957)
  13. Voodoo Magic (1/3/1958)
  14. Part Time Genius (1/10/1958)
  15. Party Invitation (1/17/1958)
  16. Lumpy Rutherford (1/24/1958)
  17. Paper Route (1/31/1958)
  18. Child Care (2/7/1958)
  19. Bank Account (2/14/1958)
  20. Lonesome Beaver (2/28/1958)
  21. Cleaning Up Beaver (3/7/1958)
  22. Perfect Father (3/14/1958)
  23. Beaver And Poncho (3/21/1958)
  24. State vs. Beaver (3/26/1958)
  25. Broken Window (4/2/1958)
  26. Train Trip (4/9/1958)
  27. My Brother's Girl (4/16/1958)
  28. Next Door Indians (4/23/1958)
  29. Tenting Tonight (4/30/1958)
  30. Music Lesson (5/7/1958)
  31. New Doctor (5/14/1958)
  32. Beaver's Old Friend (5/21/1958)
  33. Wally's Job (5/28/1958)
  34. Beaver's Bad Day (6/4/1958)
  35. Boarding School (6/11/1958)
  36. Beaver And Henry (6/18/1958)
  37. Beaver Runs Away (6/25/1958)
  38. Beaver's Guest (7/2/1958)
  39. Cat Out Of The Bag (7/16/1958)

The Second Season

  1. Beaver's Poem (10/2/1958)
  2. Eddie's Girl (10/9/1958)
  3. Ward's Problem (10/16/1958)
  4. Beaver And Chuey (10/23/1958)
  5. Lost Watch (10/30/1958)
  6. Her Idol (11/6/1958)
  7. Beaver's Ring (11/13/1958)
  8. The Shave (11/20/1958)
  9. The Pipe (11/27/1958)
  10. Wally's New Suit (12/4/1958)
  11. School Play (12/11/1958)
  12. Visiting Aunts (12/18/1958)
  13. Happy Weekend (12/25/1958)
  14. Wally's Present (1/1/1959)
  15. Grass Is Always Greener (1/8/1959)
  16. Boat Builders (1/15/1959)
  17. Beaver Plays Hookey (1/22/1959)
  18. Garage Painters (1/29/1959)
  19. Wally's Pug Nose (2/5/1959)
  20. Beaver's Pigeons (2/12/1959)
  21. The Tooth (2/19/1959)
  22. Beaver Gets Adopted (2/26/1959)
  23. Haunted House (3/5/1959)
  24. Bus Ride (3/12/1959)
  25. Beaver And Gilbert (3/19/1959)
  26. Price Of Fame (3/26/1959)
  27. Horse Named Nick (4/2/1959)
  28. Beaver's Hero (4/9/1959)
  29. Beaver Says Good-bye (4/16/1959)
  30. Beaver's Newspaper (4/23/1959)
  31. Beaver's Sweater (4/30/1959)
  32. Friendship (5/7/1959)
  33. Dance Contest (5/14/1959)
  34. Wally's Haircomb (5/21/1959)
  35. Cookie Fund (5/28/1959)
  36. Forgotten Party (6/4/1959)
  37. Beaver The Athlete (6/11/1959)
  38. Found Money (6/18/1959)
  39. Most Interesting Character (6/25/1959)

The Third Season

  1. Blind Date Committee (10/3/1959)
  2. Beaver Takes A Bath (10/10/1959)
  3. School Bus (10/17/1959)
  4. Beaver's Prize (10/24/1959)
  5. Baby Picture (10/31/1959)
  6. Beaver Takes A Walk (11/7/1959)
  7. Borrowed Boat (11/14/1959)
  8. Beaver's Tree (11/21/1959)
  9. Teacher Comes To Dinner (11/28/1959)
  10. Beaver's Fortune (12/5/1959)
  11. Beaver Makes A Loan (12/12/1959)
  12. Beaver The Magician (12/19/1959)
  13. June's Birthday (12/26/1959)
  14. Tire Trouble (1/2/1960)
  15. Larry Hides Out (1/9/1960)
  16. Pet Fair (1/16/1960)
  17. Wally's Test (1/23/1960)
  18. Beaver's Library Book (1/30/1960)
  19. Wally's Election (2/6/1960)
  20. Beaver And Andy (2/13/1960)
  21. Beaver's Dance (2/20/1960)
  22. Larry's Club (2/27/1960)
  23. School Sweater (3/5/1960)
  24. Hypnotist (3/12/1960)
  25. Wally And Alma (3/19/1960)
  26. Beaver's Bike (3/26/1960)
  27. Wally's Orchid (4/2/1960)
  28. Ward's Baseball (4/9/1960)
  29. Beaver's Monkey (4/16/1960)
  30. Beaver Finds A Wallet (4/23/1960)
  31. Mother's Day Competition (4/30/1960)
  32. Beaver And Violet (5/7/1960)
  33. Spot Removers (5/14/1960)
  34. Beaver, The Model (5/21/1960)
  35. Wally, The Businessman (5/28/1960)
  36. Beaver And Ivanhoe (6/4/1960)
  37. Wally's Play (6/11/1960)
  38. Last Day Of School (6/18/1960)
  39. Beaver's Team (6/25/1960)

The Fourth Season

  1. Beaver Won't Eat (10/1/1960)
  2. Beaver's House Guest (10/8/1960)
  3. Beaver Becomes A Hero (10/15/1960)
  4. Wally, The Lifeguard (10/22/1960)
  5. Beaver's Freckles (10/29/1960)
  6. Beaver's Big Contest (11/5/1960)
  7. Miss Lander's Fiance (11/12/1960)
  8. Eddie's Double-Cross (11/19/1960)
  9. Beaver's I.Q. (11/26/1960)
  10. Wally's Glamour Girl (12/3/1960)
  11. Chuckie's New Shoes (12/10/1960)
  12. Beaver And Kenneth (12/17/1960)
  13. Beaver's Accordian (12/24/1960)
  14. Uncle Billy (12/31/1960)
  15. Teacher's Daughter (1/7/1961)
  16. Ward's Millions (1/14/1961)
  17. Beaver's Secret Life (1/21/1961)
  18. Wally's Track Meet (1/28/1961)
  19. Beaver's Old Buddy (2/4/1961)
  20. Beaver's Tonsils (2/11/1961)
  21. The Big Fish Count (2/18/1961)
  22. Beaver's Poster (2/25/1961)
  23. Mother's Helper (3/4/1961)
  24. The Dramatic Club (3/11/1961)
  25. Wally And Dudley (3/18/1961)
  26. Eddie Spends The Night (3/25/1961)
  27. Beaver's Report Card (4/1/1961)
  28. Mistaken Identity (4/8/1961)
  29. Wally's Dream Girl (4/15/1961)
  30. School Picture (4/22/1961)
  31. Beaver's Rat (4/29/1961)
  32. In The Soup (5/6/1961)
  33. Community Chest (5/13/1961)
  34. Junior Fire Chief (5/20/1961)
  35. Beaver's Frogs (5/27/1961)
  36. Beaver Goes In Business (6/3/1961)
  37. Kite Day (6/10/1961)
  38. Beaver's Doll Buggy (6/17/1961)
  39. Substitute Father (6/24/1961)

The Fifth Season

  1. Wally Goes Steady (9/30/1961)
  2. No Time For Babysitters (10/7/1961)
  3. Wally's Car (10/14/1961)
  4. Beaver's Birthday (10/21/1961)
  5. Beaver's Cat Problem (11/4/1961)
  6. Wally's Weekend Job (11/11/1961)
  7. Beaver Takes A Drive (11/18/1961)
  8. Wally's Big Date (11/25/1961)
  9. Beaver's Ice Skates (12/2/1961)
  10. Weekend Invitation (12/9/1961)
  11. Beaver's English Test (12/16/1961)
  12. Wally's Chauffeur (12/23/1961)
  13. Beaver's First Date (12/30/1961)
  14. Ward's Golf Clubs (1/6/1962)
  15. Farewell To Penny (1/13/1962)
  16. Beaver, The Bunny (1/20/1962)
  17. Beaver's Electric Trains (1/27/1962)
  18. Beaver's Long Night (2/3/1962)
  19. Beaver's Jacket (2/10/1962)
  20. Nobody Loves Me (2/17/1962)
  21. Beaver's Fear (2/24/1962)
  22. Three Boys And A Burro (3/3/1962)
  23. Eddie Quits School (3/10/1962)
  24. Wally Stays At Lumpy's (3/17/1962)
  25. Beaver's Laundry (3/24/1962)
  26. Lumpy's Car Trouble (3/31/1962)
  27. Beaver The Babysitter (4/7/1962)
  28. The Younger Brother (4/14/1962)
  29. Beaver's Typewriter (4/21/1962)
  30. Merchant Marine (4/28/1962)
  31. Brother Versus Brother (5/5/1962)
  32. Yard Birds (5/12/1962)
  33. Tennis, Anyone? (5/19/1962)
  34. One Of The Boys (5/26/1962)
  35. Sweatshirt Monsters (6/2/1962)
  36. Night In The Woods (6/9/1962)
  37. Long Distance Call (6/16/1962)
  38. Stocks And Bonds (6/23/1962)
  39. Un-Togetherness (6/30/1962)

The Sixth Season

  1. Wally's Dinner Date (9/27/1962)
  2. Beaver's Football Award (10/4/1962)
  3. Wally's License (10/11/1962)
  4. The Late Edition (10/18/1962)
  5. Double Date (10/25/1962)
  6. Eddie, The Businessman (11/1/1962)
  7. Tell It To Ella (11/8/1962)
  8. Bachelor At Large (11/15/1962)
  9. Beaver Joins A Record Club (11/22/1962)
  10. Wally's Car Accident (11/29/1962)
  11. Beaver, The Sheep Dog (12/6/1962)
  12. Beaver, The Hero (12/13/1962)
  13. Beaver's Autobiography (12/20/1962)
  14. Party Spoiler (12/27/1962)
  15. The Mustache (1/3/1963)
  16. Wally Buys A Car (1/10/1963)
  17. Parking Attendant (1/17/1963)
  18. More Blessed To Give (1/24/1963)
  19. Beaver's Good Deed (1/31/1963)
  20. Credit Card (2/7/1963)
  21. Beaver The Caddy (2/14/1963)
  22. Beaver On TV (2/21/1963)
  23. Box Office Attraction (2/28/1963)
  24. Lumpy's Scholarship (3/7/1963)
  25. The Silent Treatment (3/14/1963)
  26. Uncle Billy's Visit (3/21/1963)
  27. Beaver's Prep School (3/28/1963)
  28. Wally And The Fraternity (4/4/1963)
  29. Eddie's Sweater (4/11/1963)
  30. The Book Report (4/18/1963)
  31. The Poor Loser (4/25/1963)
  32. Don Juan Beaver (5/2/1963)
  33. Summer In Alaska (5/9/1963)
  34. Beaver's Graduation (5/16/1963)
  35. Wally's Practical Joke (5/23/1963)
  36. All-Night Party (5/30/1963)
  37. Beaver Sees America (6/6/1963)
  38. Clothing Drive (6/13/1963)
  39. Family Scrapbook (6/20/1963)

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