Beaver finds himself where no self-respecting second grade boy would ever want to be: the only boy invited to little Linda Dennison's otherwise all-girl party.

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Claudia Bryar ...
Mrs. Dennison
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Mr. Dennison
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Judy Hensler (as Jeri W. Weil)
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Larry Mondello (as Rusty Stevens)
Patty Turner ...
Linda Dennison
Dorothy Best ...
1st Girl at Party (as Dorothy Anne Collier)
Betty Lynn Budzak ...
2nd Girl at Party (as Betty Budzak)
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Beaver receives an invitation to Linda Dennison's party. He thinks it not out of the ordinary until the other kids, teasing him that he's Linda's boyfriend, believe he's the only boy invited. As Beaver asks all the other boys in their class, it does seem like that is the case. After Wally and the Beaver get punished by their parents for pretending to be Ward on the telephone to Linda telling her that Beaver can't go to the party, Ward and June know Beaver doesn't want to go to the party, but make him go anyway despite his protests, even while he is about to walk in the door of the Dennison house. It isn't until Beaver is actually at the party that Ward and June find out why Beaver didn't want to go, a reason with which they can empathize. Unbeknown to Ward and June, there is someone else at the Dennison house who can also empathize with Beaver's plight. Written by Huggo

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17 January 1958 (USA)  »

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Linda Dennison: I was waiting for you, Beaver. Are you going to walk home today?
Theodore Cleaver: [desperate for an excuse] Uh... Uh, I think I have to go to the Dentist and get some teeth put back in.
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Mr. Denison, Denizen of the Den
15 December 2015 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

I don't often comment on the First Season episodes of LITB, but this one is especially memorable. Beaver finds himself the only boy invited to Linda Denison's all-girl birthday party. Despite his protestations, his parents force him to go (they don't realize he will be the only boy). The episode portrays the awkwardness of being the "only rooster at a hen party" with keen perception. But the best part of the episode is when Beaver wanders into Mr. Denison's den and the benevolent patriarch treats him to a tour of his gun collection (try pulling that off today!). Thanks to this revelatory experience, Beaver realizes that the quickest way to a girl's heart is through her father's guns.

Mr. Denison, incidentally, is played by "Gilbert"'s dad, Lyle Talbot.


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