Beaver loses the money he was given for a haircut. In order to conceal his carelessness from his parents, he gives himself a haircut - with disastrous results.



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Gil Frye ...
Mr. Tyne (as Gilbert Frye)


When Beaver loses his lunch money for the umpteenth time in a row, a frustrated Ward yells at his youngest son about being more careful with money. Ward then gives Beaver $1.75 to get a haircut. However, when Beaver arrives at the barber shop, that money is gone; the barber tells Beaver to go home and get the money before he'll render services. Afraid of the consequences of losing still more money, Beaver turns to Wally to give him a haircut (for free). However, Wally botches the job and shaves the sides of Beaver's head bald (leaving a mohawk similar to what Mr. T would wear years later). Knowing that Ward and June will be asking questions if they see a bald-headed Beaver, the boys decide to don stocking caps and say they need to wear them all the time (as part of an initiation into a "secret club"). However, Ward and June suspect the truth and that night, after the boys are asleep, check out Beaver's head. The next morning, they question the boys about the haircut; the boys try to ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Comedy | Family





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25 October 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Ward Cleaver: What are you looking for?
June Cleaver: I lost one of my wings.
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Shave and a Haircut
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