Grant Avenue School is holding a performing arts festival, with each grade assigned a specific production. Beaver gets cast as the lead in the third grade production of "Flowers and Feathers". Beaver is to play a canary. Beaver is excited about his part and about the production. After the first rehearsal, Miss Wakeland, the director, doesn't think Beaver has what it takes to be a convincing canary, which he overhears. Although he doesn't tell his son so, Ward is also slightly embarrassed by Beaver's part, wishing his role had a bit more meat on it, or wishing the type of bird was a bit more majestic. June asks Ward to be a little more encouraging to the Beaver about the play and his role. Ward's words of encouragement the night of the play, in addition to Miss Wakeland's comments, have the effect of Beaver getting stage fright. Beaver refuses to go on. As Ward, June and Wally sit in the audience, they're sure that Beaver's stage fright will pass and that he'll be the best canary ever.... Written by
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Although he is referred to in several episodes, this is the only one in which Larry Mondello's father is seen, backstage with Larry at the conclusion of the school play. See more
While Beaver is in the hallway of the school with his friends, you notice Beaver and Whitey mouthing the lines of the other kids while they are talking. See more
[discussing the upcoming Third Grade school play
I just hope it's not one of those mushy plays where they've got kissing.
They're not allowed to have kissing 'til the seventh grade.
[later after the play, talking about the Beaver
Ward, he was just wonderful.
He was the best canary I ever saw.
Yeah, I was waiting for him to fall on his face or something.
[heading backstage to congratulate The Beaver
Come on, let's go back and get him.
You know, Ward, he was so sweet it almost makes up for not ...
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Written by Jane Taylor See more