Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
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Happy Weekend 

Ward takes his reluctant family to a mountain cabin, hoping to relive rustic childhood memories, and, although things don't turn out exactly as he plans, the boys are soon making memories of their own.



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Episode complete credited cast:
June Cleaver
Wally Cleaver
Boat Rental Man (as Harry O. Tyler)


Ward is excited when an opportunity arises to take the family for a weekend outing to Shadow Lake, one of his childhood hangouts. June is less than excited as she has nothing nice to wear. The boys are even less excited as they want to stay in town to watch a movie playing at the cinema. Ward convinces his family that they will have fun, much like he did when he was a child. Once at Shadow Lake, the boys' time is not as they originally envisioned after they go for a hike, much to Ward's exasperation as their outdoor experience is not one that Ward experienced there as a child. Ward and the boys' fishing trip, although initially exciting, also ends up not being as Ward remembers his time as a child to be. Ward feels perhaps he cannot go back and relive his childhood with his boys, but the boys surprise him when Ward decides to head home early. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

25 December 1958 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the cabin, June Cleaver is seen wearing blue jeans and no pearl necklace. See more »


When the family leaves for the trip to the cabin they are riding in a 1952 Ford. When they arrive at the cabin their car has been magically transformed into a 1957 model Ford. See more »


Ward Cleaver: We're 6,200 feet up. Just get a breath of that air.
Theodore Cleaver: Yeah it's kinda smells like when Larry washes his dog.
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Okay, But Not A Memorable Episode
6 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Ward is all excited as he got a cabin for free up in the mountains for a weekend. He spent some time there as a kid, camping, hiking and fishing and loved it. He's sure the boys will, too.

But when he makes his big announcement, the kids aren't enthused. Wally would rather stay home and go to the movies with his buddies. It's the last weekend of showing for "Jungle Fever," in which Amazon women throw men to the crocodiles. Beaver wants to stay home and trade comic books with Larry Mondello.

Ward is not pleased and forces the family to go up there to the cabin for the weekend, guaranteeing they will have a good time.

When they get there, Ward finds out things aren't exactly the same as when he was a kid, but it all works out in the end. Really, a non-eventful show with very few laughs. Worth one look but I wouldn't watch this episode again.

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