There is a dance upcoming at Wally's school and Wally has been appointed to be the Blind Date Committee, which is supposed to find dates for all the girls who want to go to the dance but can't find their own dates. Wally is a bit apprehensive about this job as he isn't sure how to proceed. After taking advice from his parents, he is even more unsure about it as the task seems harder than he could have imagined. It seems especially difficult to find a date for Jill Bartlett, a girl he doesn't even know and has never seen, but who he learns has a reputation for being a "gopher" as he calls it, or what his parents refer to as a wallflower. Not being able to find a date for her and unable to get out of doing the job from the dance chair Duke Hathaway, Wally decides to be her date himself. Wally wants to do whatever he can to make sure that Jill has a good time at the dance, but sends Beaver to do some reconnaissance work first just so that he has some idea of what Jill looks like ... Written by
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[BMOC Duke Hathaway has appointed Wally to the school dance committee]
Who are you taking to the dance?
If you're on the committee, you don't have to take anybody. You just spend the whole evening making the other guys have a good time.
Was that the Duke's idea?
Yeah. He's got everything all organized. He even appointed two fellas just to see that none of the other guys throw sandwiches.
Well, what's your job?
The Duke's gonna tell me today. He told me yesterday he was too busy to talk to me.
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As the story unfolds, you (the viewer) can't wait to see what "Jill Bartlett" looks like, as the suspense of it all really builds up. In the end, Beverly Washburn was perfect as "Jill." They picked exactly the right kind of girl to play that role. Wally is in charge of getting her a blind date for a dance, and nobody seems to remember what she looks like.
Earlier, in this Season Three opener, we get a short visit by LITB favorite "Eddie Haskell" (Ken Osmond) and from Beaver's pal "Larry Mondello" ('Rusty' Stevens). Tommy Ivo, a name that sounds familiar but I can't place where, guests as "Duke Hathaway," an older classmate who sort of bosses Wally.
Washburn, meanwhile, went on to do a number of TV shows, particular on "The New Loretta Young Show," where she was on 26 episodes as "Vickie Massey."
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