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Wally's Track Meet 

After being warned against roughhousing by the track coach, Eddie and Lumpy start a towel fight in the school locker room and the coach walks in just as Wally throws a towel. But when the ... See full summary »

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June Cleaver
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After being warned against roughhousing by the track coach, Eddie and Lumpy start a towel fight in the school locker room and the coach walks in just as Wally throws a towel. But when the other boys deny any wrongdoing, Wally takes the punishment alone and must tell his parents that he is suspended from the upcoming track meet that the whole family planned to attend. Written by shepherd1138

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28 January 1961 (USA)  »

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Fred Rutherford: Why do you have to go and get yourself in messes like this?
Clarence Rutherford: Gee, I don't know, Daddy.
Fred Rutherford: And stop calling me 'Daddy'. You're too big for that.
Clarence Rutherford: Yeah, but you always told me...
Fred Rutherford: Never mind what I always told you. Now, would you please get out of here? I've got some thinking to do.
Clarence Rutherford: All right. I know how it upsets you whenever you have to do any thinking.
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Wally Gets in Trouble (Oh My!)
21 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

The episode is notable in that it depicts Wally getting in trouble at school - a rare occurrence - and Beaver helping get his brother out of the trouble at great risk to himself. It's like this: on the eve of a big track meet, Eddie and Lumpy throw towels at Wally in the locker room; when Wally returns the favor, he gets caught by the coach and suspended from the team. Beaver then takes the admirable action of going to call on Lumpy and making him 'fess up that he was the one who started the towel fight (some talk about tortured consciences does the trick). We sense that Beaver understands the trouble Wally is in, having found himself in similar scrapes, and wants to help his brother out. We also have a scene between Lumpy and his father that fleshes out their dysfunctional relationship. Things are not all peaches and cream by the end of the episode (Wally still can't go to the track meet), but the coach has learned the truth, Eddie and Lumpy are duly punished, and Wally has learned a lesson about succumbing to anger. All in all, a strong Wally-centered episode.


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