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What is your all-time favorite episode of Leave it to Beaver and why?
06-21-2000, 05:15 PM
"In the Soup", which I guess is the favorite episode of most LITB fans. My niece (age 7) likes the one in which Larry hides out in Beaver's room. She has watched every episode I've taped for her about twenty times.
07-14-2000, 02:17 PM
lets talk trades here...
does anyone know of anyplace or anybody i can go to to get copies of there recorded episodes of LITB? id be willing to trade with my huge sienfeld collection...or pay for it!
gotta be commercial free though
My favorite episode is the one where
Richard is caught by police breaking the window of the old house and gives Beaver's name to the cops.
09-04-2001, 08:32 PM
When Larry and Beaver smoke the pipe. I also like the one where Miss Landers comes to dinner.
09-05-2001, 11:27 AM
I have two - the one where Wally buys a '36 Ford coupe for $15 (!!!). He ends up making money on it by selling it piece-by-piece :^(
Also the one where Wally and Eddie terrorize Lumpy's car in a prank - they were way ahead of American Graffiti.
I'm kind of a car nut in addition to being a fan of Wally and the Beav, so seeing all those old classics when they were new(er) is an added pleasure.
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09-17-2001, 02:28 PM
I love the soup bowl episode!
09-17-2001, 05:14 PM
I love the episode where Beaver and Larry skip school. Maybe only our 2 desks were flooded- roflmao
Hottest Men alive:
Lumpy: Did you go out for anything, Dud?
Dudley: Well, I went out for football, but I got my finger stepped on, so my mother made me quit.
Eddie: Well listen-- I went out for basketball and I got my hair pulled, and my mother made ME quit.
Dudley: It's not that I was afraid of getting hurt or anything; it's just that-- well, it's kind o' hard to play the flute with a busted finger.
[Eddie and Lumpy suppress laughter]
09-22-2001, 10:46 AM
I liked the episode where Beaver's old friend from the old neighborhood visited,and they found they didn't like playing the same games anymore and realized they weren't as close.It was a sad but true-to-life story which was a case of acknowledging that boys do grow up and they move on from their childhood.Ward did tell Beaver that he would never find as much pleasure as he used to by swinging in tires or holloring down a drainpipe.
My favorite episode of the last season was when Beaver had to do a book report but could not get through the book.Gilbert(who was the same sort of,"friend,"to Beaver that Eddie was to Wally)told him to see a movie version on TV that night.Beaver did the report from the movie,and it was so different that he was caught right away.("I didn't know teachers watched television.")
11-06-2001, 04:48 PM
Its to hard to decide! But a funny episode and a favorite of mine was when Beaver made a funny face in his school picture! theres alot of other funny episodes too!
11-17-2001, 10:54 AM
I have two! The first one is the "Captin Jack" episode. The second one is during the last season when Beaver joined the record club. I noticed that they played that little piece of music often during the last season of the series.
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11-26-2001, 05:08 AM
I like the episode where Beaver keeps losing his money and when Ward gives him money to get a haircut he loses the money and has Wally give him one! That was hilarious!!!
Blair: Iím an adult
Jo: Oh sure, most adults I know stomp their feet when they donít get Chinese food!
Tootie: I'm finding out who I am, I'm black.
Jo: No kiddin'?
Blair: We thought you were Suzanne Somers!
01-02-2002, 04:14 PM
118 Beaver Won't eat.
01-02-2002, 11:28 PM
Any episode when Ward really starts yelling.
02-01-2002, 06:35 PM
I have 3--so far. 2 deal with serious themes, giving the lie to many hipsters' putdowns of 50's sitcoms as taking place in never-never land. The 2 I'm referring to are the one with Andy the recovering alcoholic housepainter, and the one the other day with Chopper the son of divorced parents. Both episodes handle sensitive topics straightforwardly but with laughs arising from the mistakes kids innocently make, and showcase the show's sharp awareness of kids' minds through especially good writing. The 3rd episode is The Sweater, when Wally's classmate Frances wheedles his letterman's sweater from him for a short period. Almost everyone gets some great character-revealing lines in this episode.
Oh, I also like the one when Beave gets Mom the oil-well patterned blouse. His crestfallen face is wonderful!
Are there any other surprisingly serious-themed episodes like the first 2 I mentioned?
02-03-2002, 12:45 PM
I agree about the put downs that 50s sit-coms took place in never never land. Beaver had some pretty realistic themes once in awhile. The show was also big on stuff like don't embarrass your family, do the right thing and listen to your consciece. When Ward gave those lectures to Beav I really listened and learned when I was a kid.
02-05-2002, 03:25 PM
Of course one of my favorite episodes is "In the Soup" like most everyone's. And I'm not sure I even know exactly why. It's brilliant and that expensive prize winning billboard really does it!
But why hasn't anyone mentioned "Wally's Haircombe?" I still roll on the floor laughing when the rock and roll musical bits come in, and when little Beaver comes down the stairs at the end with his new jelly roll hair style, it's a moment that can't be matched, I think.
My other favorite is when that wonderful Miss Landers come to dinner, which someone else mentioned. It's a quiet but beautiful episode. Who wouldn't love the opportunity to have Miss Landers over for dinner. I even wrote down what they ate that night in some trivia notes. Nice seeing the Cleaver backyard on a summer night too.
02-21-2002, 03:37 PM
There are many, but one I die laughing at is the one where Beav is suppose to give away his train set to Jimmy Bassen. After cleaning them up, Beav wants to keep them, but doesn't know how to tell Ward and June. Wally is suppose to stall Jimmy off when he comes to get them. Instead, Jimmy's older sister, Georgia Bassen, comes over and sweet talks Wally into getting them for her. Besides that scene being funny, it keeps going when Beaver comes home with Gilbert and they find out Wally gave them away.
Gilbert: ..."What did she do Wally? Knock you down and take them away from you?"
(Addressed to Beav) Gilbert: ..."Why did you have to have a lover boy for a brother?"
03-08-2002, 07:15 PM
It has to be Wally's haircomb, because it is one of the rare times June ever blows up!
03-08-2002, 07:57 PM
This is such a difficult question to answer!! I've got SOOOO many favorite episodes to pick & choose from. One of my favorite episodes was where Beaver was asked to bring in a picture of when he was a baby to school and June submitted a picture of Beaver posed in the buff. Poor little Beaver thought it was the end of his life as he knew it. Once again, Ward came to the rescue!! He compromised by cutting off the embarrassing part of the picture!! I sometimes thought June was a bit naive.:lol:
03-12-2002, 07:21 PM
There are so many classic Beaver episodes, as many others have said! I love "Beaver's Accordian" when the boys hide the accordian in the hall closet so Ward and June don't find out, and June can't get the door open to the closet and when she finally opens the door, the accordian bounces down the steps. Meanwhile, Ward is talking to the accordian guy downstars (Mr. Franklin) telling him they never sent away for an accordian! After it hits the bottom of the stairs, June, in surprised astonishment says....."Ward! It's an accordian!" and Ward says...."We've already identified it dear!."
I like "In the Soup", "Beaver won't eat", and the one where he get's stuck in the principal's office where he thinks there is a spanking machine in the closet (title please?) and later he gets his head stuck in the fence!
03-12-2002, 07:38 PM
That episode was called "The Price of Fame." It was quite hilarious, to say the least!!
I also loved the "Train Trip" episode where Wally & Beaver realized they used up their money on junk food and didn't have enough $$$$$ to get back home. So they made up that story about Ward falling out of an airplane and Aunt Martha living in a poor house!! What imaginations!!!
03-12-2002, 07:52 PM
What about another classic guys....When the boys first meet Lumpy for the first time. (The episode titled, "Lumpy Rutherford") The barrelhoops scene!! The boys trap the driveway with barrelhoops trying to get Lumpy to come out and call out......"Hey meathead!"...."meathead"....."Lumpy dumpy the big ape." Mrs. Rutherford and Fred are eating breakfast and Fred says, "Sounds like someone calling for Clarence." Mrs. Rutherford hears, "Hey Meathead!" and says, "Might be for you dear!" and Fred comes out and falls down on the barrelhoops!
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