Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
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The Clubhouse 

A rainy day indoors prompts Wally and his friends to build a clubhouse across the street. When Beaver can only join if he comes up with $3, he decides to hit the streets with a newfound entrepreneurial spirit.



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Episode credited cast:
... June Cleaver
... Ward Cleaver
... Wally Cleaver
... Theodore Cleaver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tiger Fafara ... Tooey Brown
... Pete
... Charlie the Fireman
... Eddie Haskell
... Man on Bridge
Charles Wagenheim ... Painter
Allen Windsor ... Ice Cream Man


It's a rainy weekend day, when all in the Cleaver household are stuck inside figuring how to spend their time. When Eddie and Tooey come over, the boys' minds wander. Although it was really Beaver's idea, Eddie takes credit for the idea that he, Wally and Tooey build a clubhouse on the vacant lot across the street. They will charge other eighth graders $1 to join, but Eddie decides to charge Beaver $3 instead, just because. As Eddie, Wally and Tooey start building the clubhouse, Beaver starts trying to get the $3. When Ward refuses to give him the money knowing that Beaver will not really appreciate it, Beaver, after speaking to June, decides he will try and raise the money the way adults do it. Beaver starts his own business based on what he sees Pete the hobo doing, but Beaver puts his own spin on it. As the older boys' focus on the clubhouse begins to fade, Beaver shows his mettle by sticking to his plan. But a further chat with Pete makes Beaver reconsider his end goal. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

29 November 1957 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


First appearance of a new fireman in the Auxiliary FD, Charlie the fireman (prior it was Gus the fireman played by Burt Mustin). See more »


Ending actor credits are totally off base, listing two women (Ann Dore & Helen Gray - who weren't even in the show) while omitting the men who were (accomplished actor James Gleason & Johnny Silver). See more »


Ward Cleaver: [discussing Beaver's attempts to make some money] You know, this reminds me of when I was a kid. I made eighty cents once charging other kids to look at my grandfather asleep in bed.
June Cleaver: Why in the world would anyone want to look at your grandfather sleeping?
Ward Cleaver: He had a beard.
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