CTVA US Comedy - "Leave It To Beaver" (Revue/CBS) Season 1 (1957-58)

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Starring: Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers
Season 1 (CBS) (1957-58)
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############# Leave It To Beaver #############
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Gomalco Productions, Inc.
CBS Fridays 7:30 pm Eastern
39 new episodes
(from 26Mar58 moves to Wednesdays)

1.1 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER GETS 'SPELLED'
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP903A
4Oct57 CBS Friday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Diane Brewster (as Miss Canfield)
Ralph Sanford (as Fats Flannaghan)
Burt Mustin (as Gus)
Stanley Fafara (as Whitey Whitney)
Jeri Weil (as Judy Hensler)
Steve Paylow (as boy)
Gary Allen (as man #1)
Alan Reynolds (as man #2)
Beaver's new teacher, Miss Canfield, hands him a note after school. The other kids convince him that a note home
means he's getting kicked out of school. Beaver hides the note and Miss Canfield finds it the next day. Wally types
a reply from Mrs. Ward Cleaver assuring the teacher that Beaver has been punished for his wrongdoings at school.
Miss Canfield calls home to find out why Beaver was punished as a result of her request that he play Smokey Bear
in the Fire Prevention Pageant.  

1.2 [--] Leave It To Beaver: CAPTAIN JACK
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP901A
11Oct57 CBS Friday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Edgar Buchanan (as Captain Jack)
Connie Gilchrist (as Minerva)
Irving Bacon (as postal clerk)
Penny Carpenter (as girl)
The boys send away for a genuine Florida alligator and decide to keep it secretly in their bathroom. Eventually
it outgrows the bathroom and is moved to the basement where the boys charge ten cents to the neighborhood kids
for a quick peek. They name him after Captain Jack, who once owned an alligator farm and who advises the boys on
how to care for their alligator until June finds out. 

1.3 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE BLACK EYE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP902A
18Oct57 CBS Friday
Teleplay by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher / Story by Rick Vollaerts
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Burt Mustin (as Gus)
Wendy Winkelman (as Violet Rutherford)
Richard Deacon (as Fred Rutherford)
Beaver comes home from school one day with a black eye. Ward is very upset to learn that Beaver didn't fight back
until he finds out that is was Violet Rutherford that hit his son. Ward then teaches Beaver how to defend himself
against his aggressors. Later on that day, Beaver and Violet are found playing together in the park and have
apparently forgotten about the fight earlier.  

1.4 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE HAIRCUT
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP908A
25Oct57 CBS Friday
Written by Bill Manhoff Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Benny Baker (as barber)
Gil Frye (as Mr. Tyne)
Beaver loses the haircut money that Ward gives him, so Beaver decides to lock himself in the bathroom and cut his
own hair, just days before he's scheduled to be an angel in a play. The results are disastrous, and now Beaver and
Wally have to figure out how to hide his new haircut from Ward and June until it grows out. 

1.5 [--] Leave It To Beaver: NEW NEIGHBORS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP907A
1Nov57 CBS Friday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Coates (as Betty Donaldson)
Yolanda White (as Julia)
Charles H. Gray (as Harry Donaldson)
Beaver is sent over to the Donaldson house to deliver flowers to their new neighbors from June. While over there, Mrs.
Donaldson kisses Beaver on the cheek. Wally and Eddie tell Beaver that he has done something terrible by letting her do
that, and that Mr. Donaldson is going to kill him. Beaver runs away from the Donaldsons every time he sees them until
Ward figures out what is going on and explains to Beaver that he really didn't do anything wrong. 

1.6 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BROTHERLY LOVE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP909A
8Nov57 CBS Friday
Teleplay by Joe Connelly / Story by Norman Tokar
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Burt Mustin (as Gus)
Herb Vigran (as Stanley)
Buddy Hart (as Chester Anderson)
Beaver and Wally get into a fierce fight one day and June has to rush to the rescue. She tries to explain to the boys
how lucky they are to have each other. June suggests they write notes to each other apologizing for their behavior
towards one another, but this just leads to another fight. Finally Ward sits down with them to explain brotherhood,
and by the end of the show the two boys make up.  

1.7 [--] Leave It To Beaver: WATER, ANYONE?
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP904A
15Nov57 CBS Friday
Beaver meets a crew tearing up the street, which will cause the water supply to be shut off for three hours throughout
the neighborhood. Beaver decides to make money by getting water from a different source and charging six cents a glass.
By the end of the show, Beaver donates most of his money to Wally to buy candles because the electricity is off for the
night.  

1.8 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S CRUSH
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP913A
22Nov57 CBS Friday
Beaver develops a serious crush on his second grade teacher, Miss Canfield. All of his friends accuse him of being the
teacher's pet and in order to prove he isn't, Beaver places a spring action snake in her front drawer to scare her.
He feels really bad for doing this and goes to talk to Miss Canfield after school. She knows how he feels about her,
and tries to explain that one day Beaver will find a girl his own age that he really likes. 

1.9 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE CLUBHOUSE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP911A
29Nov57 CBS Friday
Wally and his friends decide to build a clubhouse and charge eighth graders one dollar to get in, while Beaver has to pay
three dollars. In order for Beaver to raise money to get in the club, he walks around the streets with a sign that offers
space for rent, fifty cents for his front and seventy-five cents for his back. By the end of the show, Beaver has lost
all his money to Pete who lies to Beaver with a sob story.  

1.10 [--] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S GIRL TROUBLE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP905A
6Dec57 CBS Friday
A girl has come between Wally and Beaver and Beaver feels he has lost his brother. Beaver asks Ward what he can do to
win his brother back, and Ward suggests getting Wally's girlfriend something nice because then she will like him also.
When Beaver decides to give Penny his favorite frog, Penny dumps Wally and Beaver gets his brother back.  

1.11 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S SHORT PANTS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP912A
13Dec57 CBS Friday
Aunt Martha is taking care of Ward and the boys while June goes away. Martha takes Beaver shopping and buys him an
Eton jacket, short pants, knee-length socks, and a cap. Beaver gets teased in school, but Ward makes Beaver wear the
outfit anyway so that he doesn't hurt Aunt Martha's feelings.  

[--] 20Dec57 - no details

1.12 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE PERFUME SALESMEN
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP910A
27Dec57 CBS Friday
Guest Cast:
Anne Dore (Mrs. Wentworth)
Beaver and Wally decide to sell a perfume called Flower for a dollar a bottle, but the problem is that the perfume smells
like a dirty catcher's mitt. The boys need to think of a strategy in order to sell 24 bottles to win a movie projector.
Ward decides to help the boys by making some phone calls for them.  

1.13 [--] Leave It To Beaver: VOODOO MAGIC
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP914A
3Jan58 CBS Friday
Against their parents' orders, Wally and Beaver decide to go to a double feature about voodoo magic. Eddit convinces
them to go, saying they won't get caught. Of course they do get caught, and an angry Beaver places a voodoo curse
on Eddie.  

1.14 [--] Leave It To Beaver: PART TIME GENIUS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP906A
10Jan58 CBS Friday
Beaver scores one of the highest grades on an intelligence test his class takes. His parents consider sending him away
to a private boarding school until Charles Fredericks confesses that he switched papers in order to fit in because he
was new at school.  

1.15 [--] Leave It To Beaver: PARTY INVITATION
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP916A
17Jan58 CBS Friday
Beaver is the only boy invited to Linda Dennison's birthday party, and he really doesn't want to go. His parents make
him go because they don't know that he is the only boy. After they drop him off and realize this, they feel bad and
are afraid Beaver will hate them. Surprisingly, Beaver comes home from the party and says that he had a good time.  

1.16 [--] Leave It To Beaver: LUMPY RUTHERFORD
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP917A
24Jan58 CBS Friday
Beaver and Wally have been late to school every day because Lumpy Rutherford terrorizes them. Ward tells the boys how
he once built a "bully trap" which shamed his bully into leaving him alone. The boys do the same thing to Lumpy, only
he isn't the one who learns his lesson; Lumpy's father is the one who gets hurt and the boys have to confess what they
have done.  

1.17 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE PAPER ROUTE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP915A
31Jan58 CBS Friday
Ward suggests to the boys that if they want to make extra money to buy bikes they should each take jobs delivering
newspapers after school. Ward and June decide to secretly help the boys, but they wind up only getting the boys fired.  

1.18 [--] Leave It To Beaver: CHILD CARE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP918A
7Feb58 CBS Friday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Shirley Mitchell (as Janet Wilson)
Ray Montgomery (as Herb Wilson)
Gabrielle (as Puddin')
Joey Scott (as Bengie Bellamy)
Will Wright (as Pete)
Ward is confident that Wally and Beaver can babysit Puddin, Herb Wilson's four-year-old daughter. However, Puddin
becomes a handful for the boys when she locks herself in the bathroom and the boys have to call Gus the fireman to
help get her out.  

1.19 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE BANK ACCOUNT
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP919A
14Feb58 CBS Friday
The boys see Ward's decrepit old hunting jacket and decide to get him a new one with the money from their savings accounts.
When Ward finds out they have taken money out of their accounts without asking him first, he becomes furious -- until he
discovers their motive.  

1.20 [--] Leave It To Beaver: LONESOME BEAVER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP920A
28Feb58 CBS Friday
Beaver is crushed when he learns that Wally will now be attending a meeting for the Boy Scouts once a week, while Beaver
is too young to join. He misses Wally but learns to cope with it by sleeping in Wally's Scout sleeping bag and preparing
for when he turns eleven.  

1.21 [--] Leave It To Beaver: CLEANING UP BEAVER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP922A
7Mar58 CBS Friday
Wally becomes a little more mature and begins to be a little neater. Beaver insists that they can't hang out anymore if
Wally is going to be neat. Ward and June wish that Beaver would follow in his brother's footsteps, but Beaver decides
to stay a slob. By the end of the show, the boys agree that Wally will be a little more messy while Beaver will try and
be a little neater.  

1.22 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE PERFECT FATHER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP921A
14Mar58 CBS Friday
Ward becomes jealous when Mr. Dennison starts to act like more of a father to Wally and Beaver than he can because of
his busy work schedule. Ward begins to overdo it by getting too involved in their lives to the point where he realizes
that the secret to getting close to his boys is knowing when to stay away from them.  

1.23 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER AND PONCHO
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP924A
21Mar58 CBS Friday
Beaver finds a little Chihuahua and brings it home to his family. The Cleavers decide to keep the dog if nobody claims
it. However, Mr. Bennett claims the dog and Beaver has to learn to let go of something he truly loves.  

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The Series moves from Fridays to Wednesdays on CBS
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1.24 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE STATE VERSUS BEAVER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP923A
26Mar58 CBS Wednesday
Ward helps Beaver and Wally build a real racing car, but warns the boys to ride it only on the sidewalk and not on the
street. Beaver doesn't listen and receives a ticket from a police officer for driving without a license. Although Beaver
doesn't get in trouble at court, he does have to tell his parents what happened. 

1.25 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE BROKEN WINDOW
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP925A
2Apr58 CBS Wednesday
Eddie accidentally knocks a baseball through the Cleaver's window and Ward forbids anyone to play ball near the house.
The boys disobey Ward's instructions and the next day Beaver breaks the window of Ward's car with a baseball.  

1.26 [--] Leave It To Beaver: THE TRAIN TRIP
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP926A
9Apr58 CBS Wednesday
The boys convince their Aunt Martha to let them buy their own tickets home, but they are in trouble when they realize
they only have enough money to buy one ticket. They can't ask their Aunt Martha for a loan because she has already left
them at the station. 

1.27 [--] Leave It To Beaver: MY BROTHER'S GIRL
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP927A
16Apr58 CBS Wednesday
Wally's school is holding an eighth grade dance, but Wally doesn't want to go with a date because he hates girls. Wally
wants to go with Eddie, but Mary Ellen Rogers wants to go with Wally and she will do whatever it takes to get him to
go with her.  

1.28 [--] Leave It To Beaver: NEXT DOOR INDIANS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP928A
23Apr58 CBS Wednesday
Beaver really wants to be accepted by the older kids in the neighborhood, so he makes up a story about an Indian battle
that occurred 100 years ago right around his house. In order to get the kids to believe him, Beaver buries fake "Indian"
artifacts around his house.  

1.29 [--] Leave It To Beaver: TENTING TONIGHT
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP930A
30Apr58 CBS Wednesday
Directed by Norman Tokar
Ward promises to take the boys camping one weekend, but when he is called into the office and can't make the trip,
the boys decide to go without him. They camp out in their backyard. However, trouble comes when a big thunderstorm hits
the area, including their campsite.  

1.30 [--] Leave It To Beaver: MUSIC LESSON
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP929A
7May58 CBS Wednesday
In order to impress his parents, Beaver signs up for clarinet lessons with the school band. The problem is, he isn't good
enough to remain in the school band and his teacher lets him go. Problems arise when Beaver is supposed to perform in a
school concert but is afraid to tell his parents that he wasn't good enough to stay in the band.  

1.31 [--] Leave It To Beaver: NEW DOCTOR
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP933A
14May58 CBS Wednesday
Wally becomes very sick and receives special attention from everyone including his parents, friends, teachers, and doctors.
Beaver gets jealous and pretends that he is sick also, but he is surprised when he sees how differently he is treated from
Wally, who is really ill. 

1.32 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S OLD FRIEND
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP931A
21May58 CBS Wednesday
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane, Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Stanley Fafara (Whitey Whitney)
Dennis Holmes (friend #1)
David Halper (friend #2)
Jess Kirkpatrick (garbage man)
Synopsis:
Beaver finds his old teddy bear Billy in the garage one day when he, Wally, and Ward are cleaning it out. After Wally
teases him, Beaver reluctantly throws Billy in the garbage. When he returns later to retrieve Billy, he realizes that
the bear is gone and he must go to drastic measures to get him back.  

1.33 [--] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S JOB
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP932A
28May58 CBS Wednesday
Ward offers Wally $1.00 to paint the garbage cans, but Wally becomes dissatisfied and puts off doing the job. Beaver then
becomes eager to do it, but gets more paint on himself than he does the garbage cans. This causes an argument between
Wally and Beaver, and Ward has to get involved.  

1.34 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S BAD DAY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP 935A
4Jun58 CBS Wednesday
Beaver goes out to play wearing his new gray flannel suit, but rips it on a nail while getting off a see-saw. 

1.35 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BOARDING SCHOOL
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP934A
11Jun58 CBS Wednesday
After Wally's friend Johnny Franklin comes to visit and tellslots of about the military school he attends, Ward and Wally
decide it would be a good idea for Wally to apply to the school also. However, Wally gets cold feet when he thinks that
his parents are trying to get rid of him by sending him so far away. 

1.36 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER AND HENRY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP937A
18Jun58 CBS Wednesday
When Ward and the boys set a trap to catch a gopher, they catch a white rabbit instead. Beaver names the rabbit Henry,
but has to change the name to Henrietta when June realizes that he is actually a she who is going to have babies. However,
Beaver upsets the mother rabbit by touching a baby and when she avoid the baby Beaver doesn't understand why.  

1.37 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER RUNS AWAY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP941A
25Jun58 CBS Wednesday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Madge Blake (Mrs. Mondello)
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
Synopsis:
After Ward scolds Beaver for using his tools after he has been warned not to, Beaver packs his things and decides to
run away. Before leaving, he tells his father his plans to run away, but when his father wishes him well, Beaver realizes
that he doesn't really want to be out on the streets. However, he goes anyway to prove a point. 

1.38 [--] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S GUEST
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP938A
02Jul58 CBS Wednesday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Madge Blake (as Mrs. Mondello)
Rusty Stevens (as Larry Mondello)
Frank Sully (as cab driver)
Synopsis:
Beaver has his friend Larry Mondello stay with him for the weekend. However, after only a few hours of being there,
Larry wants desperately to go home because he accuses Beaver of punching him in the stomach. Larry's stomach does hurt,
but the truth is that it is because Larry ate too many candy bars before he came over and now he feels sick.  

1.39 [--] Leave It To Beaver: CAT OUT OF THE BAG
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP939A
16Jul58 CBS Wednesday
Teleplay by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher / Story by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Ray Kellogg (Mr. Donaldson)
Synopsis:
Wally and Beaver are left in charge of Puff Puff who is the next door neighbors cat. They accidentally lose him, and
when they finally find him he is stuck way up in a tree and they can't get him down.   

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