Wally accidentally breaks a headlight on his dad's brand new car after Eddie Haskell convinces him to give Lumpy Rutherford's broken down jalopy a jump-start push.

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Wally wants to butter up his father before he asks him to borrow his less than week old new car for Friday night. Beyond the actual asking, Wally thinks that the situation is perfect when he learns that their parents are heading off on an overnight trip on Friday with another couple, who will be driving, leaving their car at home. After Wally makes his request, Ward, initially reluctant if only because of the brand new state of the car, decides to let Wally use it under strict conditions, to which Wally agrees. When Friday night rolls around, Wally ends up breaking one of the headlights on the car while helping Lumpy with a vehicle push. Wally has every intention of telling his parents the truth, and allowing them to decide what course of action to take to repair the vehicle. But advice from Eddie and Lumpy results in Wally at least getting an estimate on the repair. The mechanic is able to fix the car, within Wally's budget (with a little help from Eddie and Lumpy) all before their ... Written by Huggo

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29 November 1962 (USA)  »

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Ward's car is a 1963 Plymouth Fury, a pretty hardtop sedan, powered by any number of drivetrains, from a 225 slant six, all the way to a 426 hemi. See more »

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Eddie Haskell: [while pushing Lumpy's car to get it started, Wally breaks a headlight on Ward's new car] Well, look, there's nothin' to be so shook about. Lumpy's insurance'll take care of it.
Clarence Rutherford: Oh no it won't. I've already got a claim in for last week when that goat ate my upholstery.
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Wally becomes a man; well, he's getting there.
24 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dad has a brand-new car and Wally wants to borrow it. Dad needs to be in a good mood. Bid Beaver leave his bike in the driveway? That wouldn't help. It wasn't Beaver. Wally left the lawn mower in the middle of the garage. Not the mood maker Wally was hoping for. It's dinner time, maybe now would be opportune. Ah, Ward and June are leaving town for the weekend, so the car is available. Wally wants to take a date to a school dance. Hesitation, hesitation, then OK, Wally was careful with the old car after all.

Ward and June are settled in their hotel and June wants to call home. She's not snooping, she just cares. Beaver is watching TV. Things there seem fine there. The dance is over, Wally is ready to go straight home. His date understands because she knows it's a new car. Eddie tells Wally there's a problem; Lumpy's battery has died and the car needs a push. Wally really doesn't want to; but after a fuselage of Eddie's attacks, followed by an assurance that all will be fine, Wally capitulates. We already know things won't be fine. The front end gets whacked and the headlight gets ruined, plus there is body work and a paint job that is needed. Lumpy's insurance won't cover the accident. He has too many claims. Including one about a goat eating the upholstery.

Wally tells Beaver what happened; but should he call Ward now, or wait until he gets home to explain what happened? Wally figures he should wait. Eddie and Lumpy stop by and suggest Wally get an estimate to repair the car. While they are out June calls to check on things, and Ward wants to speak with Wally. They will be home in the afternoon.

At the garage Wally gets an estimate of $18 for parts and labor. Wally is convinced by Eddie and Lumpy to get the car fixed, but Wally doesn't have the money. Eddie and Lumpy chip in, after all they share responsibility. Eddie tries to get the car fixed that day by giving the mechanic an "Eddie reason" as to why they need the car done quickly. Not going to happen, but after hearing Wally's plight, the mechanic agrees to have the car ready. Eddie worries this telling the truth thing might catch on.

Ward gets home and heaps praise on Wally and Beaver. Everything look good. Wally interrupts, he needs to tell his dad the truth. But the phone rings which interrupts Wally's attempt. It's Lumpy, and before he realizes it's Ward, he asks if Wally is going to tell his dad about the broken headlight and everything else. Lumpy offers that he wouldn't tell his dad. Ward thanks Lumpy for the information.

Ward goes back out to pull the car into the garage, and shouts out for Wally to meet him in the den. We don't see the or hear the conversation, but Beaver wants to know what happened. Wally says there was no yelling, Wally knew he did something wrong and that's it. No blaming' it on the guys, Wally agreed to pushing the car and then going to the garage. Ward is just disappointed, which for Wally is worse than yelling. Beaver is beginning to understand that his dad and Wally have a more mature relationship than Beaver has with him. Wally explains that Beaver still responds like a little kid at times; for Wally that option is long closed.

Good episode in featuring a Wally who is on the way to maturity; but $18 for all the car work. Not possible even in 1962.


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