When Ward gives Wally permission to get a job, Wally discovers that there is more to making money than just selling ice cream bars and that allies come from unlikely places.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Tiger Fafara ...
Chester Anderson (as Buddy Hart)
Cheryl Holdridge ...
Gloria Cusick
Rory Stevens ...
Little Boy
Dana Dillaway ...
Little Girl (as Anne Nauseda)


The summer is approaching, and Wally wants to get a job, which requires Ward to provide legal permission. Ward allows Wally to do it, and even allows Wally to get his own job, instead of his initial suggestion of looking for a job for Wally. Wally's choice of a job is to get an Igloo ice cream cart, despite the initial financial outlay (a $25 damage deposit for the bicycle, and $2 for dry ice), which Ward is more than happy to loan. Wally finds that the job is a little more problematic than he first anticipated, primarily because a proud Beaver follows him everywhere, and many people - especially customers of the previous salesman and Wally's friends - want the ice cream on credit, which Wally in some instances has to provide since they've already opened and started eating the ice cream. Wally starts to get worried about collecting the money as it approaches the date his boss wants to pick-up the money. He's $3.75 short, which he personally doesn't have. Written by Huggo

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28 May 1960 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Wally Cleaver: I'm havin' trouble. Mr Nibling from the ice cream company is coming to collect tomorrow. I'm $3.75 short.
Theodore Cleaver: [unimpressed] Tough.
Wally Cleaver: Not only that. I'm not going to be able to pay Dad back the $5.00 I promised him every week for the bike.
Theodore Cleaver: Tougher.
Wally Cleaver: Hey, Beaver... Beaver, you've got $9.00 saved up. How 'bout if you lend me some dough, huh?
Theodore Cleaver: Why should I?
Wally Cleaver: 'Cause I'm short.
Theodore Cleaver: You're not short from givin' me free ice cream, you're short from givin' your crummy friends free ice cream.
Wally Cleaver: Boy, Beaver, you're a rat...
Theodore Cleaver:
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