Self-conscious Wally resorts to a mail-order remedy to change his appearance after dream-girl Gloria tells him he has a "pug" nose.



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Cheryl Holdridge ...
Gloria Cusick
Tiger Fafara ...
Frank Bank ...
Ralph Brooks ...


With Ward and June in the room, Wally is secretive about a telephone call he is having with Tooey. It's because they're talking about a new girl in school, Gloria Cusick, to who Wally is attracted. The first conversation that Wally and Gloria have later in the school cafeteria is going well enough in Wally's mind until the very end when Gloria makes an offhanded comment that she never noticed before that Wally has a pug nose, she neither stating that that is a good or bad thing. When Wally later reads up on what a pug nose looks like (like that of a bulldog or monkey), he becomes self-conscious of it. Wally goes to an extreme and "quackish" measure to alter the look of his nose. When Ward finds out about what Wally is doing, he has to decide how to approach Wally by building his self physical image without him not thinking that there is anything wrong with his physical image in the first place. Written by Huggo

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5 February 1959 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Ward Cleaver: [trying to convince Wally not to be self-conscious about his "pug" nose] You know, when I was your age, I went through an experience very like this.
Wally Cleaver: About your nose?
Ward Cleaver: No, my ears. Some kid called me "elephant ears", and I got to thinking I was a regular Dumbo. Well, they didn't sell ear-flatteners in those days, so I started putting adhesive tape right here...
[he points to his ear lobes, laughing at himself]
Ward Cleaver: keep the ears flat.
Theodore Cleaver: How come it didn't work, Dad?
Ward Cleaver: [annoyed] Beaver, I'm talking to ...
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Those Awkward Days
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wally's buddies "Tooey" and "Lumpy" are eyeing the new girl in school, "Gloria," and tell Wally she's interested in him. At lunch, they spot her off in the corner and egg on Wally to go over and talk to her. He's reluctant, but after the guys start calling him names, he goes over to see her. She is nice to Wally but somehow winds up mentioning his "pug nose."

Wally goes home and looks up the definition of "pug nose" and discovers she means his nose looks like a monkey's! The next thing you know, he had sent away for a contraption to make his nose now look like a "Roman nose." He wears the odd-looking device at night. It sort of reminded me of "Hannibal Lecter" face mask in "Silence Of The Lambs.! Anyway Beaver is told not to tell anyone.

Well.....while Beaver is trying it on the next day (with Wally not around), Ward comes in and sees it.....and the rest of the story is how Ward - and Gloria - give Wally a lesson about being self-conscious when you don't have to be. That's the story in this episode: peer pressure, being self-conscious about our looks, etc.

This was filled with a number of "cute" lines. It was pretty funny in a subtle way.

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