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Still the Beaver (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  19 March 1983 (USA)
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This movie reunites most of the members of the Cleaver clan, Wally, June, and of course, the Beaver. Their father Ward has passed away. Wally's married to Mary Ellen and a successful lawyer... See full summary »

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This movie reunites most of the members of the Cleaver clan, Wally, June, and of course, the Beaver. Their father Ward has passed away. Wally's married to Mary Ellen and a successful lawyer and has everything to make his life complete except for a child. The Beaver is married but unfortunately is still the same which is why his wife threw him out. With nowhere else to go, he goes home. And he also decides that he wants to raise his children, in his hometown of Mayfield. His wife, who decides that she hasn't done anything in her life, decides to become a veterinarian, but she can only go to school out of the country, so she let's Beaver have the children. So he brings his sons there and they are not exactly impressed with Mayfield and feel that they were dumped there, and bond more with Wally than with their own father. They also have to deal with Eddie Haskell, who has gone from nasty to crooked. It's a good thing they still have their mom. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Sadly, a flat failure.
13 June 2004 | by (The Imperial Earth State) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with jwalsh67 on this. Why couldn't we have been allowed to rest in the fantasy that our favorite characters grew-up to be better than they were? There was simply no reason for the makers of this to have insisted that "Beaver" Cleaver's character not be allowed to do so.

And they didn't. Indeed, he's still whining, still clueless. And as has been noted, towards the end of the original series, Beaver was already on the road to maturity.

If I remember correctly, in the last episode Ward says to June, "We've either raised them right or we haven't." The answer to this was a resounding "You failed" from the producers.


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