When Wally's girlfriend, Julie, stands him up to go out with an older boy who sports a moustache, Wally thinks that growing his own moustache will make him look more mature and help him win her back.



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Frank Bank ...
Cheryl Holdridge ...
Robert Koff ...
Wayne Gregory
Mr. Barnes
Brenda Fraley ...
1st Girl
Karen Lawrence ...
2nd Girl


Wally is heading over to his girlfriend Julie Foster's house for an impromptu visit, with the expectation that she'll be at home with nothing to do but wait for him. What Wally finds out, as does his family and his friends, is that Julie has a previous engagement: a date with someone else. That date is with Wayne Gregory, a new student to their school. Wally learns through the grapevine that Julie finds Wayne mature, while Wally naive and immature in comparison. Wally comes to the conclusion that Wayne's perceived maturity is due solely to the fact that he has a mustache. With a one week vacation from school on the horizon, Wally plans to grow a mustache within that time to impress Julie. Although his parents don't like the idea of the facial hair, they are not going to forbid him from growing it or keeping it for the first day back at school. The mustache does end up impressing Julie, but not quite in the way Wally had envisioned. Written by Huggo

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3 January 1963 (USA)  »

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June Cleaver: Well, Beaver, I thought you were going to go by Wally's school and watch him practice.
Theodore Cleaver: Oh, we were, but Gilbert said there was always a lot of girls hangin' around after practice, so we didn't go.
June Cleaver: You mean you and Gilbert don't like girls?
Theodore Cleaver: Well, we like girls OK, and we like sports too, but when you mix the two of them together, neither one of them are any fun.
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Wally's New Look
18 April 2016 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

Wally's relationship with Julie Foster is threatened when she is seen going around with a new guy in school named Wayne Gregory, a well-dressed Latin-type with a dapper mustache. When in the cafeteria Eddie and Lumpy overhear Julie bemoaning Wally as "immature," it's obvious that Julie has tired of Wally and fallen for Wayne! Shaken by the immaturity charge, Wally makes a blatant attempt to compete with Wayne by growing a mustache of his own, much to the chagrin of his mother and the amusement of his younger brother. Wally shows up at school after spring break with his new facial adornment and soon discovers that his classmates have trouble taking him seriously. Embarrassed and self-conscious, Wally runs home after school and shaves the mustache off. Ward and Wally have one of their man-to-man talks; where women are concerned it's best to just be yourself. The winsome Julie returns to Wally in the end, because guys like Wayne Gregory are superficially charming but ultimately flash-in-the-pan.

The episode holds no surprises - except for the surprise that Tony Dow actually looks pretty good with a mustache! - but as usual we have an entertaining half hour with a solid moral lesson. Some details I enjoyed in this episode were the portrayal of Wayne, a superficial dandy who is clearly not meant to have our sympathy; Eddie's bad-boy smile stealing onto his face at the last split second of a scene fade-out; and Wally's history teacher's classy attitude when Wally shows up in class with the mustache. I also liked that Wally's class was studying 17th-century Italy. Now that's an interesting subject!

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