Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
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The Credit Card 

Showing off his new credit card, Eddie Haskell foots the bill for a new battery when Wally's car breaks down on the way home from a school function. Wally pays Eddie the cash to cover the ... See full summary »

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Showing off his new credit card, Eddie Haskell foots the bill for a new battery when Wally's car breaks down on the way home from a school function. Wally pays Eddie the cash to cover the charge but Eddie spends the money instead of giving it to his father and both boys are in trouble when George Haskell calls Ward to complain about the unpaid credit card bill. Written by shepherd1138

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June Cleaver: Hi, honey. How was the movie?
Theodore Cleaver: It was OK.
June Cleaver: You don't sound very enthused.
Theodore Cleaver: No. Well, in the end the good guy got killed.
June Cleaver: That seems to be the trend today: to kill off the good guys.
Theodore Cleaver: Yeah, and the bad guy got the girl.
June Cleaver: Well, that doesn't seem right.
Theodore Cleaver: Oh, but it worked out OK. They both got jungle fever and croaked.
June Cleaver: Well, it sounds like a very pleasant afternoon.
Theodore Cleaver: Yeah, there was a lot of good dyin' in that movie.
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A Lesson in Fiscal Responsibility
20 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

"That seems to be the trend today, to kill off the good guys." (June Cleaver, in a line that eerily presages the assassination of President John F. Kennedy)

It's the last season of LITB, and Wally is approaching adulthood: the perfect time to learn thrift and fiscal responsibility, traditional American virtues which LITB promoted. In this episode, Eddie is bragging about his new credit card. Wally implores Ward to let him have one too, but Ward refuses; it's too big a responsibility for a boy Wally's age. When Wally, Eddie and Lumpy are driving home from a sports event, Wally's car battery fails and Eddie foots the bill for a new battery with his credit card. Wally pays him back, but will Eddie then be responsible enough to pay back his father?

The episode is solid but not a whole lot of fun. Ward and June became rather stiff and authoritarian towards the end of the series. Watch June's line readings and reactions in this episode: she seems positively robotic. There was not a whole lot of humor in the final season, and the funniest thing in this episode is the flashy vest Eddie buys on his credit card ("They say it brings out the Peter Lawford in me.") George Petrie has the first of his two appearances as Mr. George Haskell; both he and the actress who played Mrs. Haskell were earthy and real in their roles.


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