Sneaky Frankie Bennett tells Beaver that he can win a new bicycle by entering a popular television show's Franklin Milk bottle cap contest; but Beaver and big brother, Wally, cause quite a commotion at the milk company's office when no one there seems to know anything about a contest after the boys show up to claim their prize pulling a wagon loaded with a thousand bottle caps. Written by
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Actor Max Showalter appeared as Ward Cleaver only in the pilot. Hugh Beaumont appeared in the series proper as Ward for all the episodes. See more
Ward, can you see any possible use for Franklin Milk bottle caps?
Yeah. To hold the Franklin Milk in the Franklin Milk bottles.
The boys have got a whole dishpan of them upstairs. They've been collecting them all week.
It's nothing to be alarmed about. In my day, the collecting instinct was strong in every American boy worth his salt. I'm happy to see it has survived television, child psychology and the inroads of progressive education.
I think I'm going to ask them why they're collecting those...