Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
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Beaver Sees America 

Beaver is excitedly planning a 6-week summer bus trip to see famous sites in America until he sees Gilbert Bates making a move on girlfriend Mary Margaret Matthews.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Eddie Haskell
Gilbert Bates
Whitey Whitney


Ward and June have decided to send Beaver on a six week youth bus tour through the United States for the summer, that is if he wants to go. Beaver is more than excited to go, if only to get away from parental authority for the summer. All Beaver's friends are excited for him. Beaver wants specifically to tell Mary Margaret Matthews about the trip, she a girl that he is attracted to, but one whose use of her feminine wiles is far beyond her years. He thinks the trip will make him seem like a big shot in her eyes. But when Beaver spends time with Mary Margaret one evening as he drops by her house on a whim, she receives another visitor - another wannabe beau - in the form of Gilbert. Beaver no longer wants to go on the trip when he pictures Mary Margaret and Gilbert spending six weeks together, six weeks he could be spending with her instead. As Beaver tries to figure out how to tell his parents that he doesn't want to go without divulging the reason, Ward and June, who learn of Mary ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family






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6 June 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


While looking over Beaver's trip itinerary, June erroneously mentions that the boys will be visiting Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia, "where Scarlett O'Hara was born." The fictional O'Hara was not born in Atlanta, but on the Tara plantation that was the setting for much of the film "Gone with the Wind". Margaret Mitchell, who wrote the novel, lived and wrote in a house on Peachtree Street, which is probably what June was referring to. See more »


Wally Cleaver: Hey, how come you're gettin' all dressed up tonight... using my Arabian Nights after shave lotion?
Theodore Cleaver: Well, what's wrong with it? You use it.
Wally Cleaver: Well, yeah, but you're too young to start smellin' good.
Theodore Cleaver: A guy's gotta start some time.
June Cleaver: [later, June finds out Beaver didn't go to Whitey's house, as he had said] Ward, aren't you worried?
Ward Cleaver: Not particularly. I got a whiff of him as he went by.
Mary Margaret Matthews: [then Beaver is seen on a porch swing talking to Mary Margaret] I've heard it said by some that it isn't manly for a ...
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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