23 April 1957
Sneaky Frankie Bennett tells Beaver that he can win a new bicycle by entering a popular television show's Franklin Milk bottle cap contest; but Beaver and big brother, Wally, cause quite a commotion at the milk company's office when no one there seems to know anything about a contest after the boys show up to claim their prize pulling a wagon loaded with a thousand bottle caps.
4 October 1957
Beaver expects the worst when teacher Miss Canfield sends him home with a sealed note for his parents.
11 October 1957
Wally and Beaver secretly order a Florida alligator from a comic book ad, planning to keep the creature in their bathtub. But when a tiny, baby alligator shows up in a shoebox instead of the full grown, 8-footer shown in the ad, the boys enlist the help of crusty alligator expert, Captain Jack, to raise their new pet.
18 October 1957
Violet Rutherford gives Beaver a black eye.
25 October 1957
Beaver loses the money he was given for a haircut. In order to conceal his carelessness from his parents, he gives himself a haircut - with disastrous results.
1 November 1957
June sends Beaver with a welcome-to-the-neighborhood bouquet to new next-door neighbor Mrs. Donaldson; but when the little boy is rewarded with a kiss on his cheek, rascally Eddie Haskell warns that a jealous Mr. Donaldson will soon show up at Beaver's door.
8 November 1957
June makes Wally and Beaver sign a friendship pact to stop them from fighting and do more things together. But when each boy is offered a Saturday activity that doesn't include the other, they find the pact is not so easy to keep.
15 November 1957
Beaver is left out when Ward and the other neighborhood dads offer to pay Wally and his friends for doing outdoor chores to help them buy uniforms. But, after Beaver finds out that the main water line will be shut off on a very hot day, he loads up his wagon with full water buckets and makes his own money ... at five cents a cup!
22 November 1957
Beaver's crush on his teacher Miss Canfield and teasing by the other kids leads him to put a spring snake in her desk drawer. When his conscience starts acting up, he does his best to make sure the snake stays in the desk.
29 November 1957
A rainy day indoors prompts Wally and his friends to build a clubhouse across the street. When Beaver can only join if he comes up with $3, he decides to hit the streets with a newfound entrepreneurial spirit.
6 December 1957
Although he can't understand why any boy would give up fishing to spend time with a girl, Beaver still tries to help brother Wally make up after a fight with pretty Penny.
13 December 1957
Beaver suffers the consequences when June's beloved Aunt Martha comes to stay at the Cleavers and sends him to school dressed in her idea of what a young boy should wear to school...an old-fashioned suit with short pants and cap.
27 December 1957
Wally and Beaver send for a supply of "Flower of the Orient" perfume to sell door-to-door, planning make enough money to buy a movie projector. But selling the perfume turns out to be harder than they think, especially when everyone agrees that it smells like an old catcher's mitt!
3 January 1958
Eddie Haskell thinks it's funny when Wally and Beaver are grounded after he tricks them into going to the movie "Voodoo Curse" even though they promised June that they wouldn't ... until Beaver gets even by using a little "voodoo magic" on Eddie!
10 January 1958
After having to listen to colleague "Corny" Cornelius brag about his children's academic excellence, Ward is thrilled to return the favor when principal Mrs. Rayburn calls to say that Beaver's score on an intelligence test is the highest in the school; but one of Beaver's classmates has a secret and Ward may have to eat his words.
17 January 1958
Beaver finds himself where no self-respecting second grade boy would ever want to be: the only boy invited to little Linda Dennison's otherwise all-girl party.
24 January 1958
The Cleaver boys' plan to get even with bully Lumpy Rutherford for picking on them backfires when Lumpy's dad, Fred, suffers the consequences instead.
31 January 1958
Ward and June find it hard not to interfere after mean Mr. Merkel threatens to fire Wally and Beaver from the after-school paper route the boys took on to earn money for a new bicycle.
Season 1, Episode 18: Child Care7 February 1958
Wally and Beaver get more excitement than they expect when give up their Saturday visit with Gus the fireman to babysit mischievous little "Puddin'" while her parents go with Ward and June to a wedding.
14 February 1958
A package delivered to the Cleaver house from a high-end sports store seems to confirm Ward's suspicions that Wally and Beaver skipped school to buy expensive baseball mitts with piggy bank money they promised to deposit into their school bank account.
28 February 1958
Beaver faces a lonely week-end when his neighborhood pals can't come out to play and older brother Wally's scout troop leaves on a camping trip.
7 March 1958
When Ward and Wally pressure messy Beaver to be neater, Beaver takes buddy Larry's advice and asks for his own room.
14 March 1958
Busy Ward thinks his boys spend all their time over at the Dennisons' because they can play basketball there with their friends. But when Wally and Beaver still prefer the Dennison driveway, even after Ward puts up his own backboard, it takes a frank conversation with neighbor Chuck Dennison to reveal the secret that will bring the Cleaver boys back home.
21 March 1958
Beaver gets attached to a runaway chihuahua named Poncho and sneaks the little dog to school under his coat on the morning the owner comes to claim it.
26 March 1958
Beaver gets a ticket and winds up in front of a tough traffic court judge after he and pal Larry are pulled over while taking a quick spin down the street without a license in a home-built race car powered by a lawnmower engine.
2 April 1958
The boys accidentally break the car window.
Season 1, Episode 26: Train Trip9 April 1958
Traveling home from a visit to Aunt Martha, Wally and Beaver spend too much of their money on food in the train station and don't have enough left to buy their tickets.
16 April 1958
Mary Ellen Rogers schemes to get unsuspecting Wally to ask her to the school dance, using her friendship with Beaver to get closer to his big brother.
23 April 1958
To impress the older boys, Beaver makes up a story about a real, live Indian fight that occurred across the street from the Cleaver house a hundred years ago and bets Eddie Haskell a dollar fifty that it really happened. But Beaver knows he's in trouble when Eddie and the boys show up with shovels to prove him wrong ... until they find what they think are valuable gems.
30 April 1958
Concerned that Wally and Beaver are spending too much time at the movies on the week-ends, Ward plans a camping trip and the excited boys tell all their friends. But when Eddie Haskell's dire prediction that Ward never really intended to go camping seems to come true after unexpected office work forces the busy dad to cancel the trip, the disappointed Cleaver boys pitch a tent and spend a rainy night in their back yard to avoid giving Eddie the satisfaction of thinking he was right.
7 May 1958
Cut during the first day of tryouts, Beaver tells his parents that he made it into the school band and carries his clarinet to school for weeks, thinking that he has plenty of time to tell them the truth; but time runs out when June finds a concert announcement in Beaver's pocket and the whole family plans to go.
Season 1, Episode 31: New Doctor14 May 1958
Impressed by all the attention Wally receives while in bed with a sore throat, Beaver decides to get some for himself by pretending to be sick.
21 May 1958
Memories of companionship and comfort prevent Beaver from letting go of his well-worn teddy bear, Billy, and prompt the little boy to rescue his furry friend from the garbage truck even though Ward and Wally tease that he's "too old" to play with dolls.
28 May 1958
Wally hedges after making a deal with his dad to paint the trashcans for fifty cents each, convinced by Eddie Haskell to hold out for more money. But when Beaver takes the job at the original price, causing hard feelings between the brothers, Ward looks for a compromise to satisfy everyone and finds, in the end, that boys will be boys and moms are full of surprises.
4 June 1958
The whole Cleaver family learns a lesson in truthfulness after Eddie Haskell intimidates Beaver into lying about how his good suit pants were torn.
11 June 1958
Initially impressed by Johnny Franklin's military academy uniform and good manners when Wally's former schoolmate comes to visit, June becomes alarmed when, as a result, Wally wants to attend the academy instead of Mayfield High with the rest of his friends.
18 June 1958
Capturing a white rabbit in a home-made gopher trap is only one surprise that awaits the Cleavers when their new pet "Henry" turns out to be expectant-mother "Henrietta".
25 June 1958
Beaver decides to run away from home when he thinks he is unfairly reprimanded for allowing his friend Larry to accidentally drill holes in the Cleaver garage wall with Ward's electric drill.
2 July 1958
Typical boyish shenanigans result in an eventful stay when Larry Mondello comes to spend the night with Beaver.
16 July 1958
In spite of Ward's misgivings, all goes well when Wally and Beaver volunteer to feed the neighbor's prize-winning cat, Puff Puff, until Wally breaks a promise, Beaver leaves a gate open and Eddie Haskell's dog chases Puff Puff up a tree.
2 October 1958
Ward composes a simple verse for Beaver after the third grader waits until the night before it's due to write a poem for school; but the helpful dad's good intentions go awry when "Beaver's" poem is chosen to win a prize.
9 October 1958
June unwittingly jeopardizes Wally's friendship with Eddie Haskell after she accepts a dance invitation for Wally from Eddie's current crush, Caroline Cunningham.
16 October 1958
Ward promises to take Wally fishing and Beaver to the third grade's student-father picnic before realizing that both events are on the same Saturday.
23 October 1958
Even though they don't speak each other's language, Beaver gets along fine with his new Spanish friend, Chuey, until sneaky Eddie Haskell tricks him into insulting Chuey with a newly learned Spanish phrase.
30 October 1958
While the older boys play baseball, Beaver and his friend Larry watch from the sidelines while minding the players' wallets, jackets and watches. But when the belongings are reclaimed after the game, bully Lumpy Rutherford's watch appears to be missing and he gives Beaver two days to find it ... or else!
Season 2, Episode 6: Her Idol6 November 1958
To stop his friends from teasing him and prove that he doesn't have a crush on classmate Linda Dennison, Beaver is pressured into calling her a nasty name
13 November 1958
A letter from Beaver's godmother, June's Aunt Martha, brings the young man an heirloom ring once belonging to Beaver's namesake, his great-uncle Theodore. But his parents forbid him to wear it to school because losing it would terribly upset his great-aunt and Beaver's troubles begin after his clever plan to show the ring to his school pals without actually "wearing" it there is derailed by creepy Judy Hensler.
Season 2, Episode 8: The Shave20 November 1958
Wally decides to start shaving.
Season 2, Episode 9: The Pipe27 November 1958
Wally gets blamed after Beaver takes pal Larry Mondello's dare to smoke the new Meerschaum pipe that Fred Rutherford sent as a gift to Ward from Germany.
4 December 1958
June cleverly rescues Wally from bad taste after he is goaded by Eddie Haskell into buying a new suit for an upcoming school dance without his parents' help.
11 December 1958
Beaver is excited to be cast as the canary, the lead character in his school play, until Ward's "pep" talk gives him stage fright.
18 December 1958
The Cleaver boys' Saturday afternoon carnival plans are disrupted when June's Aunt Martha comes for an unexpected visit.
25 December 1958
Ward takes his reluctant family to a mountain cabin, hoping to relive rustic childhood memories, and, although things don't turn out exactly as he plans, the boys are soon making memories of their own.
1 January 1959
Feeling slighted for not being included in Wally's birthday party plans, Beaver takes buddy Larry Mondello's advice, buys himself an expensive bow and arrow set and gives his big brother a cheap gift.
8 January 1959
Overhearing a frustrated Ward muttering about ending up in "the poor house", Beaver wonders what it means to be poor and begins a quest for poor people, making new friends and teaching the whole Cleaver family an important lesson.
15 January 1959
Wally's homemade boat capsizes with Beaver on board.
22 January 1959
Distracted by a construction company digging holes, Beaver and buddy Larry Mondello are late for school and decide to skip classes altogether to avoid getting yelled at by the principal. But when the hungry boys head for the nearest supermarket for lunch they find themselves on a live, promotional television program, unaware that Wally and June are watching them from the television in Wally's bedroom.
29 January 1959
When the television breaks down over a week-end, Ward encourages Wally and Beaver to read Mark Twain's classic book, "Tom Sawyer". But things don't turn out quite as they planned after the boys try to use fictional Tom's technique to paint the Cleaver garage doors.
5 February 1959
Self-conscious Wally resorts to a mail-order remedy to change his appearance after dream-girl Gloria tells him he has a "pug" nose.
12 February 1959
When Beaver gets sick with the chicken pox, Wally takes care of his new pigeons. Then he ends up having to take care of Larry's, too.
Season 2, Episode 21: The Tooth19 February 1959
While Beaver and his small toothache wait for the results of a dental X-ray, he's convinced that he will soon have a painful experience after mean-spirited Lumpy Rutherford tells him that, to make more money, the dentist will drill a deep hole no matter how tiny the cavity may be.
26 February 1959
Beaver believes he's been unfairly reprimanded for accidentally breaking Wally's track trophy, takes his Dad's offhand comment to find new parents literally, and with pal Larry Mondello's encouragement, heads for an adoption agency to see if he can do better.
5 March 1959
June lines up a dog-walking job for Beaver unaware that he and his friends believe that the owner of the dog is a witch who lives in a haunted house.
12 March 1959
A mix-up during a stop at the Elmhurst bus station while on a trip to visit his friend, Billy, in Crystal Falls puts Beaver and his brother, Wally, on separate buses...going in different directions.
19 March 1959
Beaver meets the new kid in town, Gilbert Gates, who likes to tell tall tales.
26 March 1959
Beaver gets in trouble twice. Once by looking for the principal's "spanking machine", then by getting his head stuck in an iron fence.
2 April 1959
The boys help out at a traveling carnival for a couple of days. Instead of getting paid the $20 they were promised, they are given a run-down old horse.
9 April 1959
Beaver tells his class that Ward was a big hero in the Second World War, but the boys find out his wartime experience wasn't that exciting.
16 April 1959
Excited about possibly moving to a bigger house in a new neighborhood, Beaver tells his whole third grade class. But when the house sale falls through, embarrassed Beaver doesn't know how to break the news to his friends, especially after they throw him a surprise farewell party...with presents!
23 April 1959
Beaver rescues Wally's broken typewriter from the trash, gets reliable Gus the Fireman to fix it with his "special oil" and starts a newspaper with his pal Larry. But Wally soon regrets tossing the now smoothly working machine and demands the newsboys return "his" typewriter.
30 April 1959
Beaver uses his own $13 to buy a wild Eskimo-style sweater, but regrets it when Judy Hensler has the same one.
Season 2, Episode 32: Friendship7 May 1959
Drawing from a classic story of true friendship, Ward helps Beaver make up with his pal Larry after the two boys have a big fight.
14 May 1959
Wally is the envy of his friends when pretty Mary Ellen Rogers invites him to her school cotillion. But they don't know what Wally soon finds out...Mary Ellen has entered them in a "cha-cha" contest and Wally doesn't know the steps.
21 May 1959
Ward and June find it hard to convince Wally that his new "fad" hairstyle makes him look ridiculous, especially when all his friends are combing their hair the same way.
28 May 1959
Cookie chairmen Beaver and Larry find themselves in a bind when they loan three dollars out of the school cookie fund to an older boy with a hard luck story and he refuses to pay them back.
4 June 1959
Beaver forgets he's been invited to old friend David Manning's birthday party, is embarrassed to give David what he considers to be a "baby" toy that June bought for him at the last minute, and must think fast to come up with a more appropriate gift.
11 June 1959
Beaver gets bad grades in physical education when he clowns around to make up for his lack of coordination.
18 June 1959
Beaver isn't worried that he doesn't have any money to spend at the carnival after his best friend Larry Mondello promises to pay the way. But conniving Larry has spent all of his allowance too and, sneaking money from his mother's sewing basket, throws it out the window and arranges to have Beaver "find" it.
25 June 1959
Beaver has to write a school paper about the most interesting character he has ever met. He decides to make it about Ward, but has a hard time deciding what to write.
3 October 1959
Wally is chairman of the Blind Date Committee for a dance and has to find dates for people. One girl is especially hard to find a date for.
10 October 1959
When the babysitter cancels at the last minute, Ward and June leave Wally in charge while they are out of town overnight. They have a bathroom mishap in the new house when Beaver takes a bath.
Season 3, Episode 3: School Bus17 October 1959
Beaver gets suspended from riding the school bus for acting up.
24 October 1959
Beaver goes to the movies with Larry and wins a prize even though he has been told to stay home for the day.
31 October 1959
Beaver needs a baby picture for a class project. June comes up with one where he doesn't have any clothes on and mails it to Miss Landers without showing it to him first.
7 November 1959
Impressed by Ward's tales of walking 10 miles each way to school as a boy, Beaver takes his dad's old pedometer to school and bets his friend Whitey that he can walk twenty miles in a day, just like his dad.
14 November 1959
Beaver and his friend Larry Mondello end up at the Mayfield police station after they are tricked by two older boys into using a stolen rowboat while picnicking at Friends lake.
21 November 1959
Inspired after teacher Miss Landers reads a poem to his class about trees, Beaver worries about the tree that Ward planted for him on his birthday in the old neighborhood and decides to bring it to the Cleaver's new yard.
28 November 1959
Beaver's friends Larry, Whitey and Gilbert climb a tree to secretly spy on their teacher, Miss Landers, when she has dinner at the Cleaver house.
5 December 1959
Beaver's last penny from his allowance buys him a ticket from a sidewalk weight/fortune telling machine that predicts good luck for him, making him think that, as a result, he can beat up the school bully.
12 December 1959
Beaver is forced to break his promise to bring home the change from the dollar his dad gave him to buy a 25 cent notebook after his unreliable pal, Larry Mondello, takes the money to buy a notebook for each of them and pays off an old debt with the rest.
19 December 1959
Bengie thinks Larry Mondello magically turned Beaver into a rock.
26 December 1959
Not wanting to hurt Beaver's feelings when he gives her a tacky blouse for her birthday, loving mother June promises Beaver that she will wear the blouse to a mother's club tea. But June wears another outfit instead, unaware that Beaver's grammar school class will also be at the tea to sing a special song.
2 January 1960
Ward learns the power of his hastily spoken words when his boys' best efforts to quickly clean the garage result in a flat tire on the family car.
9 January 1960
Larry hides in Wally and Beaver's bathroom after his mother embarrasses him in front of Beaver.
Season 3, Episode 16: Pet Fair16 January 1960
To impress his teacher and friends, Beaver fabricates owning a pet parrot to bring to the school pet fair but finds out that he can't afford to buy one when he goes to the pet store to make good on his claim.
23 January 1960
When their plans to cheat on the history exam are foiled, sneaks Eddie Haskell and Lumpy Rutherford try to make it look like high-scoring Wally was the real cheater.
30 January 1960
Eddie Haskell convinces Beaver that the "library police" will soon come to arrest Ward after Beaver ignores the late notices for a lost library book he checked out with his father's library card.
6 February 1960
After Eddie Haskell nominates a reluctant Wally to run for sophomore class president against Lumpy Rutherford, fathers Ward and Fred try to fulfill their own ambitions through their teenage sons.
13 February 1960
A middle-aged man named Andy stops by the Cleavers seeking work as a handyman. Ward agrees to hire his friend, despite June's concerns that Andy is an alcoholic and may influence Wally and Beaver.
20 February 1960
Beaver and Larry are forced to attend a series of high-class dances. After the first one, they decide to ditch them. Then they meet a young cowgirl and ride a horse.
27 February 1960
Beaver regrets joining the secret "Bloody Fives" club without his friend Larry when he finds out that Larry has joined an even more secret club, "The Fiends".
5 March 1960
When a pretty co-ed borrows his letterman sweater, hapless Wally soon learns the hard way that she didn't want it just because she was cold.
12 March 1960
Rascally Eddie Haskell pretends to be Beaver's hypnotized slave.
19 March 1960
Ward and June start to worry when it looks like the matchmaker mother of Wally's school picnic date, Alma Hanson, is arranging for young Wally and her pretty daughter to spend too much time together.
26 March 1960
Beaver loses his new bicycle to a clever thief after convincing his parents to let him ride it to school with his friends, Whitey and Larry.
2 April 1960
Wally worries that popular Myra won't go with him to the sophomore spring dance if he can't afford to buy her an expensive orchid corsage.
9 April 1960
Larry Mondello convinces Beaver to play catch using Ward's valuable autographed baseball, with disastrous results.
16 April 1960
After June objects to his having a mouse as a pet, Beaver lets the mouse go into Metzger's field and answers an ad for a free pet monkey.
23 April 1960
Beaver and his friend Larry Mondello find a lost wallet stuffed with money, turn it in to the police station and hope that no one claims it so they can split the loot.
30 April 1960
Beaver finds it a challenge to write a fifty word composition for a school assignment about his mother's life as a girl, especially when his classmates' mothers' lives seem much more exciting than June's.
7 May 1960
The Cleaver's and the Rutherford's picnic day turns into embarrassment for Beaver when a snapshot of Violet kissing him on the cheek appears on the cover of Ward's company magazine.
14 May 1960
Wally is sure that carefully hanging his jacket in his closet will keep it clean for an upcoming dance, forgetting that he shares the closet with a younger brother whose middle name is trouble!
21 May 1960
The Beaver disobeys Ward by returning an application sent to him by a modeling agency and finds himself in trouble when the agency demands a fee.
28 May 1960
When Ward gives Wally permission to get a job, Wally discovers that there is more to making money than just selling ice cream bars and that allies come from unlikely places.
4 June 1960
When Beaver's teacher Miss Landers assigns the class a book to read Ward suggests Ivanhoe, one of his favorite boyhood books. Impressed by the tale of knighthood, Beaver forms his own knight club and sets out to defend his neighborhood.
11 June 1960
Wally considers it an honor to be inducted into a popular school club but has second thoughts when he finds out what his part will be in the club's annual play.
18 June 1960
Over breakfast on the last day of school before summer vacation, Beaver and Wally sneak a peek at the gift June bought for Beaver to give to his teacher. The embarrassed boys find a lacy slip and, not knowing that the department store made a mistake and that his gift was supposed to be handkerchiefs, Beaver must decide whether to give Miss Landers the slip or nothing at all.
25 June 1960
When Wally and Eddie coach Beaver's summer football team and give them a secret play to use against the opposing team, Beaver finds out that the best way to keep a secret is to not tell it...to anyone!
1 October 1960
When Beaver refuses to eat his Brussels sprouts, Ward and June try to find a compromise in their differing opinions on discipline, with surprising results.
8 October 1960
Ward and June are concerned when they discover that Beaver's visiting friend Chopper has divorced parents but soon see that Chopper's own experience will serve as Beaver's best lesson on this life changing event.
15 October 1960
Beaver's slightly exaggerated story about rescuing an abandoned canoe while fishing with Wally takes on a life of its own while passing through the school grapevine and Beaver finds that not being completely truthful can have disastrous results.
22 October 1960
Beaver proudly takes his friends Whitey and Gilbert on a picnic at the lake to see Wally in his first day as a lifeguard, not knowing that a new law forbidding anyone under age 18 from filling the position has forced Wally to work as a snack vendor instead. When he sees Wally in a floppy hat peddling hot dogs instead of sitting importantly on a stand in a lifeguard uniform, an embarrassed Beaver wants to go home before anyone else finds out.
29 October 1960
Lumpy Rutherford embarrasses Beaver, calling him 'Freckles' in front of his friends and Beaver tries various ways to get rid of the offending spots. While Ward and June try to convince their son that what's important is not what he looks like but what kind of person he is, in the end, Beaver finds his own support from an unlikely place.
5 November 1960
Beaver sells raffle tickets to benefit the new hospital and hopes that one of his own will win him a Hawaiian vacation or a sports car. When obnoxious Eddie Haskell teases that Beaver's parents would never allow him to keep a top prize and would most likely use it themselves, Beaver refuses to believe. But when one of Beaver's tickets is a winner will Eddie's dire prediction come true?
12 November 1960
Beaver gets upset when his favorite teacher gets engaged.
19 November 1960
Eddie Haskell boasts about going steady with popular Caroline Shuster but Wally hears Caroline tell her girlfriends that she thinks Eddie is a creep and must decide how to break the bad news to his best friend.
26 November 1960
Ward is concerned that Beaver's attitude toward his schoolwork will jeopardize his future and when the school principal announces that Beaver's class will be given an intelligence test Beaver worries that the results of the test will not only prove his father right but show that he's too 'dumb' to succeed.
3 December 1960
To impress pretty, out-of town girl Kitty, Wally writes letters to her exaggerating his family's wealth and importance; but he must later eat his words when Ward and June tell Wally that he will be taking Kitty to the country club dance.
10 December 1960
Ward and June leave Wally in charge at home and all is well until neighbor Mrs. Murdock drops by and asks Wally to take her son, Chuckie, to buy new shoes. But Wally goes ice skating with Eddie Haskell instead and turns little Chuckie over to Beaver. When Beaver loses Chuckie in the shoe store, Wally soon learns an important lesson in responsibility.
17 December 1960
June attends a meeting at Beaver's school where teacher Miss Landers confides that several items have recently disappeared from student lockers; and when June finds the same items under Beaver's bed she worries that Beaver may be the thief. Ward questions Beaver and finds out that Beaver was given the items by another boy, Kenneth, but Kenneth denies everything and Beaver must find out why.
24 December 1960
While emptying the trash, Beaver finds a circular that Ward discarded offering a free trial for an expensive new accordion. With a push from troublemaker Eddie, Beaver secretly sends in the order form, believing that he can play with the instrument and return it within the 5-day free trial period. But, as usual, things don't always go as planned.
31 December 1960
When Ward's flamboyant Uncle Billy comes for a visit, June worries that his eccentric behavior and tall tales may have a bad influence on Wally and the Beaver.
7 January 1961
When Wally starts dating Julie Foster, the daughter of a teacher, Lumpy and Eddie tease that Wally is only seeing her to curry favor with her father, especially when Wally is later assigned to Mr. Foster's English class.
14 January 1961
Believing that Ward is worried about money, Beaver buys him a book that tells how to become a millionaire and is upset when Ward doesn't take it seriously.
21 January 1961
When Beaver decides to be a writer, Ward gives him a diary, encouraging him to write down his thoughts and daily activities and assuring Beaver that no one would read it without permission. But when Beaver is late coming home one night his worried parents break the lock on his diary, hoping to find a clue to where he might be and, instead, getting quite a surprise.
28 January 1961
After being warned against roughhousing by the track coach, Eddie and Lumpy start a towel fight in the school locker room and the coach walks in just as Wally throws a towel. But when the other boys deny any wrongdoing, Wally takes the punishment alone and must tell his parents that he is suspended from the upcoming track meet that the whole family planned to attend.
4 February 1961
Jackie, a friend from Beaver's old neighborhood, comes for a week-end visit and the excited boys look forward to the fun of playing the same games they used to play years before. But Beaver and Jackie soon find that their interests changed as they each grew older and the week-end doesn't turn out quite like they planned.
11 February 1961
Beaver loses his fear of a possible operation to remove his swollen tonsils when Ward reminisces about his own boyhood tonsillectomy. In fact, Beaver is so impressed by Ward's story of ice cream, pretty nurses and gifts that he can't wait to have the operation himself...even if he doesn't need it!
18 February 1961
When the local pet store has a tropical fish counting contest with a collie pup as the grand prize, Beaver and his friend Gilbert agree to enter together and share the puppy if they win. But slick Eddie Haskell starts working at the pet store and claims to know the winning number...will Beaver want to win badly enough to cheat?
25 February 1961
After finding Ward's old drawing tablet, Beaver volunteers to make a poster for a class project on Colonial America, hoping that his talented dad will do it for him. But Ward only offers his son advice and encouragement and, even though his friends make fun of his art, in the end, Beaver is glad that he painted the poster by himself.
4 March 1961
When the Cleaver's former housekeeper, Mrs. Manners, is unavailable she sends her teenage daughter Margie to help June part-time after school. Ward is amused when smitten Wally skips track practice to spend time 'helping' pretty Margie but June worries when Wally neglects his homework.
11 March 1961
Beaver balks at playing the lead in his school play 'The Little Dutch Boy' when his role includes kissing his co-star...the little Dutch girl!
18 March 1961
Lumpy and Eddie try to sabotage Wally's efforts to help new kid Dudley fit in with the school crowd but, when they invite Dudley to a popular girl's party just to embarrass him, Dudley turns the tables on the sneaky pair.
25 March 1961
During a week-end sleepover at the Cleavers, a fight between Wally and Eddie and an unexpected phone call from Eddie's father reveal a part of Eddie that he would prefer to keep from his friends.
1 April 1961
Arithmatically-challenged Beaver is mystified by a better than average grade on his report card, unaware that dastardly duo, Eddie Haskell and Lumpy Rutherford, altered the card en route to Ward's desk drawer.
8 April 1961
Beaver's pal Richard Rickover gives Beaver's name instead of his own to the policeman who catches him breaking a window at the old, abandoned McMahan house.
15 April 1961
Too shy to speak to pretty Ginny Townsend, Wally is content to admire her from afar, blissfully unaware that June has invited the object of his affection to join them on a family picnic.
22 April 1961
Gilbert convinces Beaver that they should both make an ugly face when their class picture is taken. Beaver does it, but Gilbert doesn't. It doesn't get discovered until the picture has already gone to press to be in the school yearbook.
29 April 1961
June is distressed when a series of trades with school friends nets Beaver a pet rat and when Ward tells Beaver to get rid of the rodent, Beaver sells the rat to Violet Rutherford. But, in spite of Violet's protests, Fred Rutherford demands that Beaver refund Violet's money and take the rat back, unaware that another member of the Rutherford family has also developed an affection for the furry little guy.
6 May 1961
Wally's worries that little brother Beaver will disrupt the first teen party held at the Cleaver's house are realized when, on the way to the Whitney's house for a sleepover, Beaver takes a dare from Whitey to find out if there really is soup in a steaming billboard bowl.
13 May 1961
Beaver and his friend Gilbert volunteer to collect Community Chest donations from the neighborhood so that June can attend a school open house with Wally. All goes well until the boys stop for ice cream and Beaver puts the money he collected into his back pocket...the one with the hole in it!
20 May 1961
Ward and June are proud when Beaver is elected as his grammar school class's Junior Fire Chief for Fire Prevention Week until he starts taking his honorary position a little too seriously.
20 May 1961
Beaver has second thoughts about selling the frogs he caught to help pay for a new canoe after he finds out the frogs' fate.
3 June 1961
At first, mowing lawns seems like an easy way for Beaver and his friend Gilbert to earn extra money for summer, but no one seems to want their services and bad advice from Wally's friend Eddie results in an angry neighbor. When discouraged Gilbert opts to deliver newspapers instead, even after a nice lady offers to pay the boys $5.00, a determined Beaver decides to try once more; but what will he do when her check bounces?
Season 4, Episode 37: Kite Day10 June 1961
Beaver gets into trouble when his friend Gilbert convinces him to test-fly a new kite that he and Ward worked hard to build for the father and son "Kite Day" contest.
17 June 1961
When Beaver buys a wrecked 'coaster car' from Eddie Haskell, Wally pitches in to help his little brother fix it up and school chum Penny Woods promises him the wheels from her old doll buggy. But Beaver forgets his tools when he goes to Penny's house to remove the wheels and panics when he runs into his best friends, Gilbert and Richard, while trying to sneak the buggy home.
24 June 1961
Wally takes his responsibility seriously when he is left in charge of the Cleaver household while Ward is in St. Louis on a business trip but isn't sure he can fill his father's shoes when Miss Landers sends Beaver home from school with a note for saying a bad word.
30 September 1961
When Wally and his girlfriend, Evelyn, frequently double date with Evelyn's older sister, Judy, and her husband, Tom, Ward and June worry that spending so much time with the happy couple will make Wally forgo college for marriage ... especially after Ward's chance encounter with the girls' father reveals that Wally and Evelyn may be secretly going steady.
7 October 1961
Beaver tries to hide from his friends the fact that he still has to have a babysitter when Wally and his parents are gone.
14 October 1961
Wally buys his first car, a non-running jalopy which becomes a blight on the neighborhood.
21 October 1961
At breakfast, Ward and June convince Beaver to bank his birthday money instead of buying the model race car he really wants; but when Uncle Billy's ten dollar cash gift arrives in the mail later in the day, sneaky friend Gilbert urges Beaver to keep the money a secret and use it to buy the car.
4 November 1961
When Beaver feeds a neighbor's wandering cat and the cat keeps coming back for more, the Cleavers think of a creative way to make the cat stay in his own yard.
11 November 1961
After seeing all the girls swoon over Wally at his new job at a soda fountain, jealous Lumpy and Eddie plan revenge on Wally.
18 November 1961
When Ward and June are away, Beaver and Gilbert play in the car and it ends up rolling down the driveway into the middle of the street. A cop comes by just as Wally is moving it back into the driveway and gives him a ticket for driving without a license and has to go to traffic court.
25 November 1961
Eddie tricks Wally into taking a tall girl to a school dance.
2 December 1961
Beaver is too embarrassed to admit to his parents that a store salesman has taken advantage of him by convincing the gullible boy to buy ice skates three sizes too big.
9 December 1961
Wally must decide whether or not to tell his parents when he learns that a week-end party with friends at a lakeside cabin will be unchaperoned.
16 December 1961
Beaver and schoolmate Gilbert don't know if they should tell their English teacher that they scored highly on a pop quiz because the questions were the same as the ones they had memorized the night before from one of Wally's old tests.
23 December 1961
Wally is embarrassed to be seen by his friends arriving at a fancy country club dance in a car driven by his date.
30 December 1961
Beaver's dread turns to relief when he learns Wally is picked to chaperon his first dance...with a girl!...and knows he can depend on his savvy older brother for much needed advice.
6 January 1962
Beaver scurries to replace his dad's driver after a swing at a golf ball results in a headless club, unaware that Ward had broken it himself earlier that morning.
13 January 1962
Beaver learns a girl he fights with is moving out of town.
20 January 1962
Embarrassed Beaver not only has to play the part of a cute bunny rabbit in the school pageant but ends up having to walk to the performance in the cuddly costume.
27 January 1962
After agreeing to let June give his old electric train set to neighbor boy Johnny Battson, Beaver decides to pretend the trains are broken and keep them for himself; but Beaver's sneaky plan doesn't account for big brother Wally falling under the spell of little Johnny's pretty, teen-aged sister!
3 February 1962
Spooked by a cops-and-robbers movie and absent parents, Beaver calls the police when Lumpy Rutherford comes to the Cleaver house in a "suspicious car" and a gangster costume to pick Wally up for a masquerade party.
10 February 1962
Ward finds out first hand why his youngest son's middle name is trouble just by giving his permission for the Beaver to buy an expensive leather jacket just like the one he admired on his friend Richard.
17 February 1962
Feeling picked-on and ignored, Beaver believes his buddy, Richard, who tells him he's reached the age when his parents have stopped loving him because he's awkward and ugly.
24 February 1962
Beaver is reluctant to go to the amusement park with Wally and the older boys after Richard and Whitey tell him how scary the roller coaster ride is.
3 March 1962
Beaver convinces his parents to let him go in with friends Richard and Gilbert to buy a cute, little burro; but Beaver's promise that "Pepe" will never have to stay in the Cleaver's yard may be impossible to keep.
10 March 1962
All the guys are jealous when Eddie Haskell's dad allows him to drop out of high school, especially when he brags about the money he's making in his new job; but best friend Wally isn't sure that Eddie is as happy as he seems to be with his newfound independence.
17 March 1962
Wally and the Beaver arrange each other's overnight plans without telling Ward and June.
24 March 1962
Wally comes to the rescue after Beaver lets his pal Richard do the Rickover family laundry in the Cleaver washing machine, "bailing" the inexperienced younger boys out when laundry day turns into soapy mayhem.
31 March 1962
Wally breaks the rules for borrowing the family car.
7 April 1962
Beaver is happy to free Wally up for a date by offering to babysit for the Murdock's five-year-old boy, Chuckie, until he finds out that he'll be sitting with Chuckie's ten-year-old sister, Patty, instead.
14 April 1962
When Ward urges Beaver to follow in Wally's footsteps and become the next Cleaver basketball star, Beaver tries out for the City Park basketball team. But Beaver finds he lacks his older brother's talent for the sport and, afraid to disappoint his dad, doesn't tell anyone when he is cut on the first day of practice.
21 April 1962
Beaver finds that learning to type on his new typewriter is harder than it looks and is once again reminded that accepting help from Eddie Haskell is never...ever...a good idea.
28 April 1962
Angry with his dad for taking his car keys away, Lumpy Rutherford decides to secretly join the Merchant Marine Corp and has the enlistment information sent to the Cleaver's address instead of his own. Trying to be a good friend, Wally hides the Corp literature in his room; but, when June finds it while cleaning, she's sure that a break-up with his girlfriend and a recent reprimand from Ward have made Wally unhappy enough to leave home.
5 May 1962
Beaver feels betrayed when the first girl he ever wanted to bring home after school falls for big brother Wally as soon as they get there.
12 May 1962
Wally and Beaver reluctantly give up their Saturday morning to clean the yard, miss the garbage man's pick-up deadline and go from the frying pan into the fire when they trust Eddie Haskell and Lumpy Rutherford to take the trash to the dump in Lumpy's car.
19 May 1962
Wally doesn't know that pretty Carole has asked him to be her tennis partner just to make her boyfriend, Don, jealous.
26 May 1962
Wally and Eddie are excited to be judged 'cool' enough to be invited to join The Barons, a popular school club, especially when the perks seem to include pretty girls and fast sports cars.
2 June 1962
Beaver and his friends buy fad "monster" sweatshirts and agree to wear them to school on the same day but Beaver is the only one who manages to sneak out of his house in the gruesome attire and suffers the consequences of violating the school's dress code...and his parents trust.
9 June 1962
When their week-end dating plans are ruined by Wally's promise to take Beaver and his buddies camping, Lumpy and Eddie connive to free up their pal by trying to scare the young campers into coming home early.
16 June 1962
While Ward and June are out for the day, Beaver is convinced by his visiting friends, Gilbert and Alan, to split the cost of a long distance phone call to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Don Drysdale. But the prank costs much more than they expect when the boys are left on hold while the famous baseball player finishes his shower.
23 June 1962
Ward decides to teach Wally a real-life lesson in economics by helping him and Beaver invest one hundred dollars in the stock market. But when the nice, solid utility stock recommended by their dad doesn't show much activity, the boys decide to take Eddie Haskell's advice and buy risky, but rising, space tech stock.
30 June 1962
June takes it hard when Wally decides he doesn't want to go with the family on the Cleaver's annual summer trip to the lake.
27 September 1962
Wally gets more than a little help from his dad and an understanding maitre'd when girlfriend Julie Foster picks a new, and very expensive, restaurant for their first dinner date.
4 October 1962
Beaver stubbornly refuses to put on a suit for his school's father and son football awards banquet after he and the other team members secretly agree to wear casual clothes to the formal event.
11 October 1962
Newly seventeen-year-old Wally's anticipation of getting his driver's license is dampened by mom June's worry that he's still too young and know-it-all classmate Shirley's back seat driving.
18 October 1962
Inspired to become a reporter by a visiting foreign news correspondent, Beaver runs to the local newspaper after school to apply for the open delivery boy position. But the job goes to a boy who pretends to be sick to get out of school early and Beaver, unwilling to "rat" on the dishonest kid, hopes that the new carrier will make so many mistakes that the paper will fire him.
25 October 1962
Wally and Beaver go on a double date with two sisters who are new to town.
1 November 1962
Eddie's plans to butter up the loading dock foreman at Mayfield Dairy blind him to suspicious activity involving missing ice cream, jeopardizing the new week-end job Ward wangled for him and Wally.
8 November 1962
When he is punished for staying out too late on a school night, Beaver writes a letter to popular advice columnist "Ella" hoping that a sympathetic response from her will convince his parents that he is being treated unfairly.
15 November 1962
When Eddie Haskell moves into a place of his own after a fight with his parents, best friend Wally and a kind landlady join forces to try to get the unhappy, but stubborn, teen to go back home.
22 November 1962
To teach his youngest son the importance of a budget, Ward lets Beaver join a record club; but the real lesson in financial responsibility comes after Wally's warnings to return the weekly selection refusal cards are ignored and Beaver winds up with more music...and a bigger bill... than his allowance allows.
29 November 1962
Wally accidentally breaks a headlight on his dad's brand new car after Eddie Haskell convinces him to give Lumpy Rutherford's broken down jalopy a jump-start push.
6 December 1962
Beaver takes it personally when schoolmate Shirley makes fun of his hair; but when his efforts to tame his unruly locks don't go as planned, Beaver decides instead to follow troublemaker Eddie Haskell's advice to give Shirley a taste of her own medicine.
13 December 1962
Beaver gains instant fame...and the inflated ego to go with it...when he catches the ball that wins the school football game.
20 December 1962
Beaver encourages pretty classmate Betsy Carter's crush on him to get her to help him write his autobiography for a school assignment; but when Betsy finds out that Beaver has been calling her names behind her back, her assistance turns to sabotage.
27 December 1962
Feeling ignored after Wally doesn't invite him to a party, Beaver is convinced by his sneaky pal, Gilbert Bates, to get even by sabotaging his big brother's evening.
3 January 1963
When Wally's girlfriend, Julie, stands him up to go out with an older boy who sports a moustache, Wally thinks that growing his own moustache will make him look more mature and help him win her back.
10 January 1963
Ward's offer to help Wally pay for the high cost of automobile insurance hinges on several conditions, including the concerned dad having final say on the excited, but naive, teen's choice of used car.
17 January 1963
Ward and June are concerned when Wally is hired to park cars at a wedding reception, especially when they learn that he'll be asking unpredictable duo Eddie Haskell and Lumpy Rutherford to help.
24 January 1963
Beaver wins a 14K gold locket at the carnival ring toss and gives it to his friend Donna, after putting a picture of each of them inside; but Donna's angry dad won't let her keep the expensive gift and mails it back to Beaver without a note of explanation. Confusion reigns when June finds the locket hidden in Beaver's dresser drawer and thinks Donna gave the gift to Beaver.
31 January 1963
After Ward reprimands him for being rude and inconsiderate, Beaver tries to do a good deed for Jeff, a hungry hobo with a hard luck story, who knocks on the Cleaver's kitchen door while Ward and June are out. Jeff convinces Beaver to make him a sandwich and let him take a bath but Beaver finds himself in hot water when his wily guest sneaks out of the house in one of Ward's good suits leaving a pile of dirty clothes for June to find when she comes home.
7 February 1963
Showing off his new credit card, Eddie Haskell foots the bill for a new battery when Wally's car breaks down on the way home from a school function. Wally pays Eddie the cash to cover the charge but Eddie spends the money instead of giving it to his father and both boys are in trouble when George Haskell calls Ward to complain about the unpaid credit card bill.
14 February 1963
Caddy Beaver tries to set things right when golfer Mr. Langley cheats on his scorecard to win a $500.00 bet.
21 February 1963
Beaver's classmates and family plan to watch him "live" when he is chosen to appear as a panelist on the popular TV show "The Teenage Forum". But when everyone, including Beaver, misses an announcement that his episode will be taped for airing the following week, no one believes Beaver was really on the show...not even Beaver himself!
28 February 1963
Wally falls hard for the pretty ticket taker at the movie theater. When he takes her out on a date, he finds she is not as nice as he thought.
7 March 1963
When Wally is notified that the State College scholarship he applied for went to Lumpy Rutherford instead, he graciously throws a party to celebrate with his friend and secretly helps out after Lumpy gets disappointing news.
14 March 1963
Sulking because June made him do an errand for her instead of letting him help Wally and Eddie install a radio in Eddie's car, Beaver only speaks to her when necessary and starts playing up to his dad.
21 March 1963
June isn't sure it's a good idea when eccentric Uncle Billy comes to stay with the boys while she and Ward spend the week-end at the lake with friends. But when Beaver is caught trying to sneak his friend Gilbert through the back door of the movie theater, he's glad that it's his good-natured uncle who gets the call from the theater manager and not his parents.
28 March 1963
As grammar school graduation approaches, Beaver is torn between accepting Aunt Martha's offer to send him to a prestigious prep school in faraway New England or going on to Mayfield high school with the rest of his friends.
4 April 1963
Ward is happy to write