Wally and Beaver reluctantly give up their Saturday morning to clean the yard, miss the garbage man's pick-up deadline and go from the frying pan into the fire when they trust Eddie Haskell... See full summary »

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Wally and Beaver reluctantly give up their Saturday morning to clean the yard, miss the garbage man's pick-up deadline and go from the frying pan into the fire when they trust Eddie Haskell and Lumpy Rutherford to take the trash to the dump in Lumpy's car. Written by shepherd1138

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12 May 1962 (USA)  »

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At the breakfast table when Ward tells Beaver and Wally that they must do yard work, Beaver's hair is distinctly divided into two large sections laying straight down on his forehead. In a closeup shot of Beaver, his hair is still down on his forehead but with one large section and a few strands where the other section was in the wide shot. As Beaver rises to leave the table, his hair now is neatly combed into one large section higher up on his forehead. See more »

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Wallace 'Wally' Cleaver: Boy! When we got to the dump - that was really funny.
June Cleaver: What happened there?
Wallace 'Wally' Cleaver: Well, after we dumped the stuff, Lumpy couldn't get his car started.
Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver: Yeah - so we all had to get out and start pushin'.
Wallace 'Wally' Cleaver: Yeah - just then this guy from The City came along and started blowin' his top.
Ward Cleaver: What for?
Wallace 'Wally' Cleaver: Well, he saw Lumpy's car, and he thought we were tryin' to steal it from the dump.
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Boys act like real people, making a pretty good episode
12 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here we see Beaver and Wally directed by Ward to spend a couple of their Saturday hours doing yard work, including collecting a lot of trash they are to stack by the curb and then contact a trash man to pick up everything.

Their friends are eager to do other things, but the boys have to tell them they can't until their work is done. As they clean, they find an old baseball and decide to see if the lopsided thing will curve more easily than a regular ball.

Later, Beaver is caught by Wally, returning from getting a drink of water, balancing a rake on his chin, with his friend Richard doing the same.

Despite Wally's insistence that they get back to work, the boys shortly get sidetracked again when they find Beaver's old archery set and they begin a game with that.

They finally are seen entering the house to call the trash man--and are stunned to learn that they are 90 minutes too late to reach him. They had too much fun and lost track of the time.

Big problem: What to do with all the trash they stacked up by the curb. To the rescue, they think, come Eddie and Lumpy. Eddie volunteers Lumpy's pride and joy, his roadster, to take the stuff to the dump. And they'll do it for half what the man usually charges-- just $3. The boys happily load the stuff into Lumpy's car.

But en route to the dump, Eddie spots a vacant lot and convinces his buddy that dumping the stuff there will save time and gas money.

That evening, when Ward later asks Wally how much he needs to put on the check for the trash man, Wally honestly tells his Dad what happened. Ward is happy they found a solution to the problem and gives Wally the $3 to pay them.

Eddie and Lumpy come by to collect and they are paid off. The four go upstairs to the boys' room and while they are still there, a Mr. Hill arrives to see Ward. It seems he found some magazines with Ward's name on the subscription label, and he figures Ward dumped all that trash on his vacant lot. Ward assures him everything will be cleaned up the next morning.

Ward goes upstairs and solemnly directs all 4 boys to clean up the lot the next morning. One of the episode's funniest lines comes in the tag scene as Wally describes how after they finished taking everything to the dump, Lumpy's car wouldn't start, so they were pushing it to get it started and a worker at the dump thought they were stealing one of his junk cars.

What I liked best about this show was that the boys were trying to do the job right, but just got carried away with distractions--not realizing, like real boys, how much time they wasted. When Wally was asked about payment, he told the truth right away instead of coming up with some tall tale. I always wished the Beaver did that more often in this series.

Eddie convincing Lumpy to save time and effort in dumping the trash was certainly in character with them.

One thing I don't believe made much sense was the business that they had to call the man by 1 p.m. and he would later come over, but if they called after 1 it would be too late. So he's still working after one, but even with someone else answering the phone, you can't call after then. Calling at 10 to 1 is fine.

Aside from what I just said, I don't understand why they couldn't have just called him, say at 11, and said, "We'll have some junk piled up by 1 p.m. (they planned to) could you come by sometime after that to pick it up."? Why do they have to wait until the pile is ready before they call the man? Do it logically, no problem exists.

But otherwise, this was a pretty good episode with the characters all behaving quite realistically.


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