Beaver's eighth grade class is having a graduation dance, and he is asked by Peggy MacIntosh if he would like to take her. When June finds out that Beaver left Peggy hanging, not committing one way or the other, June insists that he accept Peggy's invitation, which he does. Just as soon as he does, Beaver meets a new student, southern belle Melinda Neilson from Charleston, South Carolina. For Beaver, it's puppy love at first sight, which is also seemingly the case for Melinda toward him. Melinda eventually asks Beaver to take her to the dance. Although he doesn't commit to her, he also doesn't tell her no, since he'd rather take her than take Peggy. When Beaver's parents learn of the situation, they demand that Beaver tell Melinda definitively that he can't take her since he already has a date with Peggy. However, Beaver, taking some advice from Eddie, decides instead to do things to make Peggy no longer want to go to the dance with him, so that he can end up taking Melinda. Beaver's ...
Did You Know?
Veronica Cartright, who played Peggy in this episode, also played the character Violet Rutherford in earlier episodes. See more
When Beaver takes Melinda's first call, the chair he uses in the living room has a big letter "Q" affixed to the backrest. The letter does not match the fabric pattern of the chair and is not seen on the chair in any previous episode. See more
[in the school lunchroom
Hey, Whitey, how come you have three desserts? You're only supposed to have one.
I traded my hot dog with Alan, and my beans with John.
Won't you get sick eating nothin' but desserts?
References Ben Casey