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Leave It to Beaver 

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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Barbara Billingsley ...  June Cleaver 235 episodes, 1957-1963
Jerry Mathers ...  Theodore Cleaver 235 episodes, 1957-1963
Hugh Beaumont ...  Ward Cleaver 234 episodes, 1957-1963
Tony Dow ...  Wally Cleaver 234 episodes, 1957-1963
Ken Osmond ...  Eddie Haskell 97 episodes, 1957-1963
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Storyline

The Cleavers are the 1950's 'All-American Family' in this 'feel-good' family sitcom. Parents Ward and June, and older brother Wally, try to keep Theodore ('the Beaver') out of trouble. However, Beaver continues to end up in one kind of jam or another. Unlike real life, these situations are always easily resolved to the satisfaction of all involved and the Beaver gets off with a few stern moralistic words of parental advice. Instigator and troublemaker Eddie Haskell is an older kid who always manages to avoid being caught. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wally and the Beaver See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (234 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In addition to his role as Ward Cleaver, Hugh Beaumont also did some writing and directing for the series. See more »

Goofs

During season one, Wally was in 8th grade and Beaver was in 2nd - six years apart. By the end season six Beaver was finishing 8th grade and Wally was graduating high school - 4 years apart. See more »

Quotes

June Cleaver: Dear, do you think all parents have this much trouble?
Ward Cleaver: No, just parents with children.
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Referenced in Veronica Mars: M.A.D. (2005) See more »

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Thank you!
23 March 2011 | by eggartrealtySee all my reviews

A big thank you to everyone that worked on this show. I have very fond memories "Leave it to Beaver." Growing up in the early 1970's I watched reruns of this show on a local TV channel every afternoon. Beaver and Wally feel like best friends when you're a kid.

Even though I was growing up in the 70's the small neighborhood where I grew up felt as though it was still the 1950's and shows like this just added to a great childhood.

Great lessons for kids and families alike. I wish there were still shows like this today. Most would probably call shows like this "cheesy" but shows like this are what kids remember fondly into adulthood and emmulate actions of a show's characters. Beaver found himself in trouble but always found out truth is best.


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