Beaver rescues Wally's broken typewriter from the trash, gets reliable Gus the Fireman to fix it with his "special oil" and starts a newspaper with his pal Larry. But Wally soon regrets ... See full summary »

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Beaver rescues Wally's broken typewriter from the trash, gets reliable Gus the Fireman to fix it with his "special oil" and starts a newspaper with his pal Larry. But Wally soon regrets tossing the now smoothly working machine and demands the newsboys return "his" typewriter. Written by shepherd1138

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At the start of the episode, June takes the coffee pot from the stove to pour a cup of coffee for Ward. In closeups of Ward, the coffee pot is visible on the stove in the background. See more »

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Theodore Cleaver: [Wally and The Beaver are cleaning out the garage] Gee, Wally, a typin' machine.
Wally Cleaver: Yeah. That's that old beat-up typewriter Dad used to have. He gave it to me.
Theodore Cleaver: How come you don't use it?
Wally Cleaver: Well, it didn't work so good after I dropped it.
Theodore Cleaver: Oh. Hey, Wally, what's the bell for?
Wally Cleaver: Oh, that's a signal you came to the end of the line, and you've gotta start a new one.
Theodore Cleaver: I guess a typewriter is just about the smartest machine there is.
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Short-Lived 'Maple Drive News'
29 January 2007 | by (Lockport, NY, United States) – See all my reviews

This is really two stories-in-one: Beaver starting a neighborhood newspaper and Wally's relationship with his brother. For the first time, Wally, who is fast growing up at the age of 13, is getting annoyed with Beaver's "kid stuff" but after June asks him - as a favor to her - to be nice to "Theodore" (she rarely referred to him by that name), Wally becomes a nice guy, again. He helps Beaver type the first edition of his newspaper. Later, Ward reads aloud some of the stories, and they are extremely funny.

Larry Mondello was supposed to help Beaver with the paper but he got sick so Beaver and Wally put out and distribute the first edition pretty much on their own. Beaver is having a blast with this new "job" printing the "Maple Drive News" but the first edition cost him 50 cents. At that rate, he says, "I could lose a million dollars....am I only nine years old."

When Wally has a prior engagement the next day - a baseball game - June types up the newspaper. She then realizes it wasn't fair to tell Wally what she did, that Wally is growing up with different interests and can't be expected to do everything with his little brother anymore. She, and later Ward, give Beaver that message in a nice way and Beaver understands.

Without a typist to depend on daily, the newspaper goes kaput in two days!


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