Leave It to Beaver: Season 6, Episode 23

Box Office Attraction (28 Feb. 1963)

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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.

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Wally is smitten by a pretty young lady named Marlene, who works the ticket counter at the movie theater. With some help from Eddie, Wally summons the courage to ask Marlene out. But on date night, Wally sees another side to the woman that makes him realize she's no "box office attraction." Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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17-year-old Wally actually visits a bar and purchases beer in this episode. (The bar and the beer were at his date's insistence. Although he refuses to drink, he of course treats his date, always the gentleman.) See more »

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Gilbert Bates: [standing on the sidewalk in front of a bar 'n' grill] Hey, Beaver, let's wait here awhile.
Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver: How come?
Gilbert Bates: To watch people come out. Some of 'em walk and talk real funny.
Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver: I don't think they're funny. I think they're sad.
Gilbert Bates: Yeah, I guess so. There's nothin' sadder than seein' old people try to be happy.
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Wally and the "Bad Girl'
1 March 2014 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

This is my personal favorite of all "Leave It to Beaver" episodes; it puts the lie to popular notions that "Leave It to Beaver" consisted only of sanitized, predictable fare. Wally has been admiring Marlene, the ticket girl at the movie theater box office, from afar. It's not hard to see why: a couple of years Wally's senior, Marlene has an air of sophistication and glamor. June is perturbed by Wally's fascination with this "older woman" with the platinum blonde hair (tellingly, she accidentally refers to Marlene as "Marilyn"!), but Ward wants to give her a chance. Meanwhile, Beaver and his pal Gilbert have discovered that Marlene is a hardened "woman of the world" who frequents beer joints! Wally is left to discover the hard way what sort of a person Marlene really is. His date with Marlene is a journey into the dark side of life. The moment when Wally leaves the dingy bar, then emerges back into the comfort and peace of his home, is breathtaking: a superb piece of direction and cinematography. "Box Office Attraction" takes "Leave It to Beaver" into uncharted territory, pushing the thematic envelope and yet doing so with all the taste and class which were the hallmark of the series. Be sure not to miss this great episode!


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