Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
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The Bus Ride 

A mix-up during a stop at the Elmhurst bus station while on a trip to visit his friend, Billy, in Crystal Falls puts Beaver and his brother, Wally, on separate buses...going in different directions.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Yvonne White ...
Bus Passenger
Douglas Evans ...
Bus Passenger
Bill Idelson ...
Newstand Worker (as William Idelson)
Eddie Marr ...
Bus Passenger (as Edward Marr)
Cab Driver


Beaver receives an invitation from his old friend Billy Peyton - whose family moved to a farm in Crystal Falls - to visit for the weekend. Beaver is excited about the trip and spending time with Billy on the farm. However, June reminds Ward that they have a previous engagement and thus can't drive Beaver the ninety miles to Crystal Falls. Wally offers to take Beaver there on the bus and take the bus back that same day, with Ward picking up Beaver in Crystal Falls at the end of the weekend. Ward feels Wally is ready for the responsibility and allows him to do so, despite June expressing some apprehension. During a short pit stop at Elmhurst along the bus trip, Wally and Beaver head off in two different directions and agree to meet back on the bus. But Beaver, forgetting which bus he was on, asks a newsstand clerk in the bus station which is the Mayfield bus. The clerk points him to the bus heading back to Mayfield. As such, Beaver gets on the wrong bus. So Wally and Beaver each have to... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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12 March 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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All's Well That Ends Well
23 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beaver gets invited to Crystal Falls, about 90 miles away, to see an ex-neighborhood kid who moved there. It gives him a chance to spend a couple of days on a farm. Ward offers to take him there but June reminds him of a prior plans they made. Wally offers to accompany Beaver on the bus to Crystal Falls. Ward thinks that's great while June, of course, being the cautious mom she is, has reservations.

Anyway, the two kids leave. The bus stops for a quick break and the boys go get more food. Wally, irresponsibly,tells Beaver - who went to buy some comic books - he'll meet him back on the bus. Well, Beaver goes to the wrong bus, the bus going back to Mayfield. He arrives home while Wally arrives in Crystal Falls.

How do they get out of this mess?

This is no real moral to this story as there usually is, except perhaps sometimes it's better to tell mom something later, especially with a worry-wort like June Cleaver.

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