Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
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Beaver and Chuey 

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.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Alan Roberts ...
Chuey Varela (as Alan Roberts Costello)
Maria Andre ...
Carmela Varela (as Mary Andre)
Abel Franco ...
Enrico Varela


Since Beaver has been spending so much time of late over at his new friend Chuey's house, June allows Beaver to invite Chuey over. When Chuey's mother, Carmela Varela, brings Chuey over, June is somewhat surprised to find that not only does she speak only Spanish (being from South America) but that Chuey speaks only Spanish as well. Beaver and Chuey are able to be friends and have fun together despite the language barrier. Believing it a funny trick, Eddie, who has a basic knowledge of Spanish, teaches Beaver a Spanish phrase to tell to Chuey, Eddie telling Beaver that what he is saying that Chuey is a swell guy. In reality, what Beaver says is that Chuey's face looks like a pig. Angered, Chuey runs off. With none in the Varela household speaking fluent English and none in the Cleaver household speaking fluent Spanish, someone is going to have to bone up on their language skills to clear up the misunderstanding. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family






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23 October 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Eddie Haskell: [the boys are working on Wally's bike in the garage] Wally, do we have to have these kids hangin' around? Tell 'em to beat it.
Wally Cleaver: You tell 'em, Eddie. You're takin' Spanish, and always braggin' how good you are.
Theodore Cleaver: Can you really talk to him in Spaniard, Eddie?
Eddie Haskell: If I want to.
Theodore Cleaver: Tell him he can stay overnight, and maybe in the morning we'll make a skate coaster.
Wally Cleaver: Yeah, go on, Eddie.
Theodore Cleaver: Yeah, Eddie, go on.
Eddie Haskell: [to Chuey] ¿Como está Ud.?
Chuey Varela: [con sorpresa y alegría] Bien, gracias. ¿Beaver y yo podamos sacar tu bicicleta?
Eddie Haskell:
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"You Have A Face Like A Pig."
29 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Eddie Haskell does it again. His mean-spirited personality gets the Beaver in trouble. Beaver has a new friend in the neighborhood, "Chuey," who doesn't speak any English. It's okay because Beaver and Chuey seem to know what each other is saying anyway and get along well. Chuey's mother meets Ward and June but since there is a big language gap, they have a hard time communicating, although it ends amiably.

Along comes Eddie. He thinks it would be fun to teacher Beaver some Spanish so he can say something to Chuey. He teaches Beaver to say "You have a face like a pig" but tells Beaver it means "You are a swell guy." So, Beaver inadvertently insults Chuey, who runs home.

How is Beaver going to get out of this predicament that the nasty Haskell put him in? That's the rest of the story. Hint: Ward comes to the rescue.

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