Inspired to become a reporter by a visiting foreign news correspondent, Beaver runs to the local newspaper after school to apply for the open delivery boy position. But the job goes to a ... See full summary »



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The Paper Boy (as Chrystie Jordan)


Inspired to become a reporter by a visiting foreign news correspondent, Beaver runs to the local newspaper after school to apply for the open delivery boy position. But the job goes to a boy who pretends to be sick to get out of school early and Beaver, unwilling to "rat" on the dishonest kid, hopes that the new carrier will make so many mistakes that the paper will fire him. Written by shepherd1138

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18 October 1962 (USA)  »

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Cleaver home phone number is given in this episode as KL5-4763. The number of the local newspaper office, as reported to Ward by Beaver, is KL4-6287. See more »


Theodore Cleaver: Well when you apologize to a girl she figures she has it coming to her. But when you apologize to a guy he's just as embarrassed about it as you are.
Wally Cleaver: You know you're right Beav. I remember I had a fight with this guy once and when I was apologizing to him he got so embarrassed he pushed me over the hedge.
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The "News" is changing right there in Mayfield
19 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beaver has a new goal, no more jalopy racer, now he wants to be a reporter or foreign correspondent. First step into the news world: get a paper route. Unfortunately, no job. A new kid got it: he lied to get out of school early and was the first to apply. How to get that job away from the new kid? After all, not only was Beaver going to get "news" experience, he was going to have money for a new surfboard.

The paper is late. Maybe dad can call and complain. It's the first day, you have to give him a chance; Oh, and Wally had the paper because it came early. But as the days go by the paper seems to get later and later, and arrives in various locations. When Ward has to go searching at night with a flashlight, he is getting upset. Beaver is really on Ward's back about complaining. Finally, Ward wants to speak with the paper boy, and he asks Beaver to stop him. Beaver literally grabs the paper boy and the two end up rolling around on the lawn; and we get a surprise, he is a she: Christine Jordan.

Beaver has to confess he got into a fight with the paper boy. Ward's upset about the fight, but Ward did ask to speak with the boy. June is upset that Beaver was bullied, Ward even calls the paper to speak with the circulation manager. Beaver tells Wally that the paper boy is a paper girl. Beaver is distraught, he got into a fight with a girl. No boy gets into a fight with a girl. Even Wally thinks Beaver better tell dad that the paper boy is a paper girl.

The paper boy shows up at the door to collect for the paper. Ward pays her and explains he is not happy with the service he has been getting. Then the girl starts crying and claims she has been delivering the paper for a sick brother. Ward feels guilty, Beaver feels guilty, June is playing mother hen. Then the circulation manager calls back to find out what issue Mr. Cleaver had about the paper. Ward tells Beaver, it is his call. Just say we have a good paper boy says Beaver.

Richard shows up to pick up Beaver. Maybe they can go mess around somewhere. Beaver is already booked for the day. The doorbell rings and it's the paper boy, papergirl. Are you ready to come over to the house, Chrystine Jordan asks? They will be checking out the new surfboard her brother is going to let them use when they go to the beach. Beaver is ready to go, and he looks happy about it. Poor Beaver, muses a left behind Richard. I used to know him when he was alive.

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