Leave It to Beaver: Season 2, Episode 8

The Shave (20 Nov. 1958)

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Wally decides to start shaving.



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For June, Wally playing football, even if it's only on the second string, is a sign that he's growing up, much too fast for her liking. So when Wally starts shaving after hearing all the other guys talk about it in the locker room, June is even more concerned, but even more so when Wally's face shows signs of how disastrous the first shave was. Although Ward understands that these rituals are ones where most boys eventually go through, he does believe that Wally shouldn't start shaving and forbids Wally from doing it yet. Believing it will make Wally understand why he shouldn't start shaving, Ward tells him that shaving will make the hairs come in thicker, thus needing to shave more often. Ward's talk has the exact opposite effect he was hoping as Wally believes that shaving everyday will make a real beard and mustache grow sooner. So when Ward catches Wally shaving again, Ward chastises him. What's worse for Wally is that his father's scolding happens in front of Eddie, who in turn ... Written by Huggo

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Howard McNear, who played Floyd the barber on the Andy Griffith show, plays a barber named Andy. See more »


June is holding a plate with Beaver's dessert on it. In the very next frame, she is still holding the plate but the dessert is gone. See more »


Edward 'Eddie' Haskell: You wanna come over to my house and see my razor? It's gold-plated, and it's in a genuine plastic case.
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Shaving The Peach Fuzz
31 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wally's a hero in his first freshman football game. His three buddies are congratulating him in the locker room after the game. I should say "two buddies" are lauding him because Eddie is jealous and soon diverts the post-game attention to himself, bragging about how he's now shaving. One of the others guys is, too, and the other is close....and they go over to Eddie's house to see his shaver. Wally now feels "out of it" and walks home with the Beav.

Later, Ward needs to shave quickly for rushing off to a party but Wally is in the bathroom "shaving" and has used his dad's last razor (even though he doesn't have any facial hair to shave). Ward yells at him, big-time, in front of Beaver and Eddie Haskell. The latter, of course, then tells everyone at school what happened and Wally is the butt of jokes.

However, Ward realizes he was wrong yelling at his son in front of Eddie, so he makes it up to him in a clever and thoughtful way.

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