CTVA US Comedy - "Leave It To Beaver" (Revue/ABC) Season 2 (1958-59)

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Starring: Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers
Season 2 (ABC) (1958-59)
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Gomalco Productions, Inc.
ABC Thursdays 7:30 pm Eastern
39 new episodes (nos. 40-78 inc.)
Moves from CBS to ABC for the remaining 5 seasons

2.1 [40] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S POEM
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP936A
2Oct58 ABC Thursday
When Beaver asks his father for help with writing a poem, Ward gets carried away and writes the whole thing for him.
Beaver gets in trouble at school because the teacher knows Beaver didn't write it. She gives him another chance and
he writes his own poem and hands it in.  

2.2 [41] Leave It To Beaver: EDDIE'S GIRL
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP955A
9Oct58 ABC Thursday
Eddie's so-called girl Caroline Cunningham falls for Wally the first time she sees him. She asks Wally to the school
dance, but he refuses to go because she is his best friend's girl. However, June makes a mess of things when she tells
Caroline's mother that Wally will in fact go with her to the dance.  

2.3 [42] Leave It To Beaver: WARD'S PROBLEM
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. NOT KNOWN
16Oct58 ABC Thursday
Ward gets himself in trouble with the boys when he promises Wally that he will go on a fishing trip with him, but also
promises Beaver that he will go to the father-son school picnic which takes place on the same day.  

2.4 [43] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER AND CHUEY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP942A
23Oct58 ABC Thursday
Written by George Tibbles
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Alan Roberts Costello (Roberto "Chuey" Varella)
Maria Andre (Carmella Varella)
Abel Franco (Enrico Varella)
Synopsis:
Beaver has a new friend named Chuey Varela who only speaks Spanish. Beaver goes to Eddie to help him since since Eddie
took Spanish in school, but Eddie plays a mean joke on Beaver. Instead of telling Beaver nice things to say to his
friend, Eddie tells Beaver how to say "you have the face of a pig" to his new friend Chuey.  

2.5 [44] Leave It To Beaver: THE LOST WATCH
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP943A
30Oct58 ABC Thursday
When the town bully Lumpy accuses Beaver of stealing his watch, Beaver gets scared that he might go to jail and takes
out $25 from his savings account to replace the watch that he didn't steal. He hopes his parents won't find out, but
they do and handle the situation. 

2.6 [45] Leave It To Beaver: HER IDOL
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP946A
06Nov58 ABC Thursday
Beaver's friends make fun of him when they spot him climbing a tree with Linda Dennison, a girl in one of his classes.  

2.7 [46] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S RING
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP953A
13Nov58 ABC Thursday
Aunt Martha gives Beaver a family heirloom ring which he is told not to wear to school. Instead of wearing it on his
finger, he ties it to a string and wears it around his belt loop. It eventually gets on his finger and becomes stuck,
and Wally tells Beaver the only way to get it off is to cut his finger off.  

2.8 [47] Leave It To Beaver: THE SHAVE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP950A
20-Nov-58 ABC Thursday
Written by Bob Ross and Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Buddy Hart (Chester Anderson)
'Tiger' Fafara (Tooey)
Howard McNear (barber)
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Charles Cirillo (Andy)
Synopsis:
Wally is upset because he feels he is the only boy in school who isn't shaving yet. After he attempts to shave himself
and nicks his own face, his father yells at him telling Wally that it is unhealthy to shave every day. Ward thinks this
will discourage Wally from wanting to shave, but it actually encourages him. 

2.9 [48] Leave It To Beaver: THE PIPE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP944A
b: 27-Nov-58 ABC Thursday
Teleplay by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher / Story by Fran Van Hartsveldt
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
Synopsis:
Larry and Beaver find an antique pipe and decide to smoke it, even though they aren't supposed to smoke until they are 21.
Since they have no tobacco, they fill the pipe with coffee grounds and make a mess of the pipe. After all this has happened,
they allow Wally to take the blame for what they did, but they finally confess.  

2.10 [49] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S NEW SUIT
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP949A
04-Dec-58 ABC Thursday
Written by Richard Baer
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
'Tiger' Fafara (Tooey)
John Hoyt (salesman)
Synopsis:
Wally convinces his parents to let him go to the Prep Shop to buy a new suit for himself, and his parents regret the
decision when he comes home with a loud plaid suit with a lot of pockets on it.

2.11 [50] Leave It To Beaver: SCHOOL PLAY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP957A
11-Dec-58 ABC Thursday
Synopsis:
Beaver is excited to learn that he will be playing the part of the yellow canary in the third grade school play. However,
the night of the performance, Beaver gets a bad case of stage fright because his family has been teasing him by saying
that he will forget his lines.

2.12 [51] Leave It To Beaver: THE VISITING AUNTS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP951A
18-Dec-58 ABC Thursday
Synopsis:
The boys plan to attend the carnival in town, but their plan has to change when they learn that Aunt Martha is coming for
lunch. Now they fear they will never make it to the carnival because it seems like she will never leave.

2.13 [52] Leave It To Beaver: HAPPY WEEKEND
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP959A
25-Dec-58 ABC Thursday
Synopsis:
Ward takes the family camping for the weekend at Shadow Lake. The boys would rather stay home and watch the new movie
"Jungle Fever", but Ward insists they will all have fun camping. Ward becomes upset with the boys when he learns that
they have left the campsite to go see the movie after all.

2.14 [53] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S PRESENT
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP945A
01-Jan-59 ABC Thursday
Synopsis:
Beaver originally was going to buy Wally a camera for $6.50 , but instead becomes selfish and buys a bow and arrow
set for himself.

2.15 [54] Leave It To Beaver: THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP947A
08-Jan-59 ABC Thursday
Synopsis:
Beaver and Wally learn a valuable lesson which is to not take what they have for granted after they become friends
with two young boys who have less than they do.

2.16 [55] Leave It To Beaver: THE BOAT BUILDERS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP958A
15-Jan-59 ABC Thursday
Synopsis:
A few of the neighborhood boys build a boat and bring it to Miller's Pond where they decide to see how it floats.
Only Beaver fits in the boat, and after they send him off in it, it capsizes.

2.17 [56] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER PLAYS HOOKEY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP960A
22-Jan-59 ABC Thursday
Larry and Beaver are late for school for the third time in one week. They are afraid of Miss Landers, their teacher,
so instead of going late, they skip school altogether. They soon learn that playing hooky will get them in more trouble
than being late.

2.18 [57] Leave It To Beaver: THE GARAGE PAINTERS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP961A
29-Jan-1959 ABC Thursday
After the boys agree to paint the garage door, the only one who actually gets paint poured all over him is little
Benjie Bellamy. Mrs. Bellamy becomes horrified when she sees her son, and Ward ends up calling her and apologizing
for the incident.

2.19 [58] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S PUG NOSE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP963A
05-Feb-1959 ABC Thursday
Wally is embarrassed by his pug nose, and so he avoids Gloria who is the girl he likes at school. When she asks Wally
to be her date at a school dance, he asks why Gloria would choose him. She says it is because of his cute pug nose,
and Wally is happy with his nose for a change.

2.20 [59] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S PIGEONS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP962A
12-Feb-1959 ABC Thursday
Beaver decides he wants pigeons as his new pets. However, as soon as the birds are brought home from the pet store,
Beaver gets the chicken pox and is not allowed near the pigeons. His luck only becomes worse when he finds out that a
cat has eaten his two new pet birds.

2.21 [60] Leave It To Beaver: THE TOOTH
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP952A
19-Feb-1959 ABC Thursday
Teleplay by Bob Ross and Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher/ Story by Bob Ross
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Richard Deacon (Fred Rutherford)
Frank Wilcox (Dr. Harrison)
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
Veronica Cartwright (Violet Rutherford)
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Alice Backes (nurse)
Synopsis:
Beaver becomes frightened when he finds out the dentist is going to drill his tooth. He has heard horror stories from
his friends about how much it hurts. Beaver starts to scream when he gets in the dentists chair, but the dentist tells
Beaver that he will give him every toy in the toy box if the drilling hurts. Beaver admits that the drilling didn't hurt.
Of course Beaver doesn't take every toy, but he does take a few toy soldiers.

2.22 [61] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER GETS ADOPTED
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP954A
26-Feb-1959 ABC Thursday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Lurene Tuttle (Mrs. Brady)
Lee Torrance (Miss Walker)
Synopsis:
Beaver becomes jealous that Wally won a trophy at school, and so by accident he breaks it. Although he tries to glue
it back together he is unsuccessful, and so Beaver's parents scold him. Beaver becomes upset with this and goes to an
Adoption Agency where he requests new parents to live with. Eventually, June and Ward show up to collect Beaver.

2.23 [62] Leave It To Beaver: THE HAUNTED HOUSE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP964A
05-Mar-1959 ABC Thursday
Written by George Tibbles
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Lillian Bronson (Miss Cooper)
Synopsis:
Beaver believes that Miss Cooper is a witch who lives in a haunted house on the way to his school. He becomes very
scared when June tells Miss Cooper that Beaver will walk her dog every day. Beaver refuses to do the job because he
is scared of her, but when he runs into the old woman at the pet store he changes his mind about her.

2.24 [63] Leave It To Beaver: THE BUS RIDE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP967A
12-Mar-1959 ABC Thursday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Yvonne White (female bus passenger)
Douglas Evans (bus passenger #1)
William Idelson (newstand worker)
Eddie Marr (Mr. Payton)
Frank Sully (cab driver)
Synopsis:
Wally escorts Beaver to Billy Payton's house for the weekend, about 90 miles away from Mayfield. Wally and Beaver stop
to get refreshments, but wind up getting on two different buses. Beaver gets on the bus that heads home, while his brother
gets on a bus headed for Crystal Falls.

2.25 [64] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER AND GILBERT
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP966A
19-Mar-1959 ABC Thursday
Gilbert Bates moves in across the street from the Cleavers and becomes one of Beaver's new best friends. However,
because of all the lies Gilbert tells, Beaver and Gilbert get into a fight and must learn to work things out together.

2.26 [65] Leave It To Beaver: PRICE OF FAME
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP956A
26-Mar-1959 ABC Thursday
Beaver stays after school one day to snoop around his teacher's office and make sure she doesn't keep a spanking machine
in her desk. He becomes satisfied when he doesn't find one, but manages to lock himself in the principal's office. His
only means of escape is to pull the fire alarm and ride home in the fire truck, but he pays the price when his parents find out.

2.27 [66] Leave It To Beaver: HORSE NAMED NICK
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP968A
2-Apr-1959 ABC Thursday
Wally and Beaver work at a carnival that has come to town for a little while. Their parents warn them to make sure that
they get paid before the carnival leaves town. Instead of giving the boys money, the carnivalgives the two boys a tired
old horse named Nick. Now the family has to decide what to do with the horse because they can't keep him.

2.28 [67] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S HERO
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP948A
9-Apr-1959 ABC Thursday
After realizing that his father was in the war with President Eisenhower, Beaver brags about his father to all of his
classmates the next day. He says he will bring in some mementos to show the kids that don't believe him, but when he goes
to look for something, he learns that his father was an engineer who built bases and didn't fight during the war. Beaver
still thinks his dad is a hero anyway.

2.29 [68] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER SAYS GOOD-BYE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP969A
16-Apr-1959 ABC Thursday
Written by George Tibbles and Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Sue Randall (Miss Alice Landers)
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
Stanley Fafara (Whitey Whitney)
Jeri Weil (Judy Hensler)
Bobby Mittelstaedt (Charles Fredericks)
Rodney Bell (Mr. Church)
Synopsis:
Ward makes an offer on a house in Madison, and so Beaver automatically assumes they are moving and says good-bye to his
classmates and teacher. When Beaver finds out that they are in fact staying, he doesn't quite know how to tell his school
that he isn't moving after all.

2.30 [69] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S NEWSPAPER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP970A
23-Apr-1959 ABC Thursday
Written by Elon Packard & Harry Winkler, Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Burt Mustin (Gus)
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
Synopsis:
Larry and Beaver find Wally's broken typewriter in the garage and decide to have it fixed. They start typing their own
newspaper called "The Maple Drive News", but problems arise when June makes Wally and Beaver work together on the newspaper.

2.31 [70] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S SWEATER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP971A
30-Apr-1959 ABC Thursday
Written by Katherine Eunson & Dale Eunson
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
Jeri Weil (Judy Hensler)
Synopsis:
Beaver begs his parents to let him buy an "Eskimo" sweater that he sees in a store window. His parents finally agree to
it, and Beaver wears the sweater the next day to school. However, problems arise for Beaver when he sees Judy wearing
the same exact sweater in school as well.

2.32 [71] Leave It To Beaver: FRIENDSHIP
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP972A
07-May-59 ABC Thursday
Teleplay by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher / Story by Theodore Ferro & Mathilde Ferro
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Sue Randall (Miss Alice Landers)
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
Jeri Weil (Judy Hensler)
Stanley Fafara (Whitey Whitney)
Synopsis:
Beaver and Larry have a fight. Ward tells Beaver of the story about Pythias and Damon and the boys make up and swear they
will die for each other. However, Larry takes advantage of Beaver after making this deal, and Ward has to explain to Beaver
that Larry isn't being a very good friend right now. The boys eventually work it out by the end.

2.33 [72] Leave It To Beaver: DANCE CONTEST
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP973A
14-May-59 ABC Thursday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
Pamela Baird (Mary Ellen Rogers)
'Tiger' Fafara (Tooey)
Buddy Hart (Chester Anderson)
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Synopsis:
Mary Ellen Rogers takes Wally to the Mayfield Cotillion and enters the two in a cha-cha dance contest. Wally is too
afraid to tell Mary that he doesn't know how to cha-cha, so he buys a record that he hopes will teach him. However,
he gets into trouble when he gets into a fight with Beaver and breaks the record.

2.34 [73] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S HAIRCOMB
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP965A
21-May-59 ABC Thursday
Teleplay by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher / Story by George Tibbles
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Howard Wendell (Mr. Haller)
Richard Deacon (Fred Rutherford)
Synopsis:
Wally gives himself a strapping new hair style that his parents absolutely hate. They beg Wally to get rid of it ,
but he refuses because it was inspired by Eddie. The last straw, however, is when Beaver copies Wally's hairdo and
wants to wear the new look to school. Wally's parents then convince Wally to change his hair back to its normal style
because of how silly Beaver looks.  

2.35 [74] Leave It To Beaver: THE COOKIE FUND
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP974A (ODAT: 28May59)
28-May-59 ABC Thursday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Danny Richards Jr. (Roger Delacy)
Sue Randall (Miss Alice Landers)
Jeri Weil (Judy Hensler)
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
John Eldredge (Mr. Preston)
Synopsis:
Beaver and Larry are convinced by Roger Delacy to give him part of the cookie fund for his starving sister. He promises
to pay the boys back the next day. However, the next day Roger denies ever taking the money and says that his gang will
beat up Beaver and Larry if they say anything to anyone. They wind up telling their parents, who help them replace the
money. 

2.36 [75] Leave It To Beaver: FORGOTTEN PARTY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP975A (ODAT: 4Jun59)
04-Jun-59 ABC Thursday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
John Collier (David Manning)
Mary Lawrence (Alice Manning)
Bill Baldwin (Mr. Johnson)
Synopsis:
Beaver is invited to David Manning's birthday party, and he promises to be there. However, the day of the party Beaver
is nowhere to be found because he has forgotten about the party and gone off to take pictures with his new camera.
June and Ward finally find Beaver and take him to the party, where Beaver feels so bad about his memory lapse that he
gives the camera to David.  

2.37 [76] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER, THE ATHLETE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP976A (ODAT: 11Jun59)
11-Jun-59 ABC Thursday
Synopsis:
Beaver comes home with a D in gym class on his report card, and his parents are very upset. Beaver decides to play baseball
where the teams are the boys vs. the girls, and Judy is the best player. It becomes a personal battle between Beaver and
Judy on the day of the big game because Beaver wants to prove to everyone that he really can be a good athlete even
though he failed gym class.

2.38 [77] Leave It To Beaver: FOUND MONEY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP977A (ODAT: 18Jun59)
18-Jun-59 ABC Thursday
Written by Katherine Eunson & Dale Eunson
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Madge Blake (Mrs. Mondello)
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
'Tiger' Fafara (Tooey)
Eddie Marr (carnival vendor)
Synopsis:
Larry has no money to go to the carnival with, and his mother won't give him any. She told him if he found money that he
could go to the carnival. So, Larry takes some of his mother's money, throws it out the window, technically "finds" it,
and he and Beaver go to the carnival. However, all of the parents are waiting for the two boys to return because they
know what really happened. 

2.39 [78] Leave It To Beaver: MOST INTERESTING CHARACTER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP978A (ODAT: 25Jun59)
25-Jun-59 ABC Thursday
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher, Theodore Ferro & Mathilde Ferro
Directed by Norman Tokar
Guest Cast:
Sue Randall (Miss Alice Landers)
Rusty Stevens (Larry Mondello)
Stanley Fafara (Whitey Whitney)
Jeri Weil (Judy Hensler)
Synopsis:
Beaver's assignment in school is to write about the most interesting character he has known. Wally suggests that Beaver
write about his father, and so Beaver follows his father around all day taking notes. After he realized that this isn't
working, Beaver decides to write about what Ward means to him rather than just what he does for a living. 

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