Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

Cleaning Up Beaver 

When Ward and Wally pressure messy Beaver to be neater, Beaver takes buddy Larry's advice and asks for his own room.


Norman Tokar


Joe Connelly (creator), Bob Mosher (creator) | 3 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Barbara Billingsley ... June Cleaver
Hugh Beaumont ... Ward Cleaver
Tony Dow ... Wally Cleaver
Jerry Mathers ... Theodore Cleaver
Ken Osmond ... Eddie Haskell
Robert 'Rusty' Stevens ... Larry Mondello (as Rusty Stevens)


Wally is at the age where he wants to be clean and neat in appearance, whereas Beaver is still at the age where he sees nothing wrong with being covered in dirt. Beaver fights at every turn from having to clean himself up, let alone those few times when he is to take a bath. Ward and June would like to see Beaver emulate his brother's behavior and decide to use a little psychology to get Beaver to clean up, not only himself but his and Wally's bedroom as well. Their actions do lead to Beaver cleaning up at least in his sensibilities, but it also has the unintended effect of Wally and Beaver having a disagreement, with Beaver wanting his own bedroom. Continuing their psychology, Ward and June decide to give Beaver his wish, which they believe he will soon come to realize isn't exactly what he wants. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

7 March 1958 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gomalco Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When June is helping Beaver move into his room, she is wearing a certain dress. She kisses him good night and walks out. When the camera cuts to her coming down the stairs into the living room, she is wearing a completely different outfit. See more »


June Cleaver: You know dear, I'm afraid we hurt the Beaver's feelings last night.
Ward Cleaver: Well we may have hurt him a little but I think we got the message across.
June Cleaver: Well I wish we could get the message across with love and kindness.
Ward Cleaver: Oh cheer up June. It everything else fails we can always resort to that.
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