CTVA US Comedy - "Leave It To Beaver" (Revue/ABC) Season 5 (1961-62)

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Starring: Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers
Season 5 (ABC) (1961-62)
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Gomalco Productions, Inc.
ABC Saturdays 8:30 pm Eastern
39 new episodes (nos. 157-195 inc.)

5.1 [157] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY GOES STEADY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16108
30-Sep-61 ABC Sat
Teleplay by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher / Story by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest Cast:
Gloria Gilbert (Judy Henderson)
Ryan O'Neal (Tom Henderson)
Pat McCaffrie (Bill Boothby)
Frederick DeWilde (Jack Bennett)
Mary Mitchel (Evelyn Boothby)
Synopsis 1:
Ward is shocked one day in the golf club locker room when Bill Boothby hints that they might be hearing wedding bells soon
since his daughter Evelyn and Wally have been dating. This worries Ward because this is the first time he has even heard
about it. June and Ward hope that Wally will realize that marriage is not something to be taken lightly, and ultimately
Wally sees that he isn't quite ready for that kind of commitment. 

5.2 [158] Leave It To Beaver: NO TIME FOR BABYSITTERS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. 16107
07-Oct-61 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Stephen Talbot (Gilbert Bates)
Richard Correll (Richard Rickover)
Barbara Parkins (Judy Walker)
Synopsis:
June and Ward have decided that Beaver is too old to have a baby-sitter, so Beaver brags about it to all his friends.
However, one Friday night they decide that he does indeed need one, and so Judy comes over to watch him. He is embarrassed
because he knows that his friends will come over to see if he is lying, and they will think he is. He needs to find a way
to hide Judy from his friends when they stop by. 

5.3 [159] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S CAR
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16103
14-Oct-61 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Ralph Sanford (Mr. Garvey)
George Spicer (Ray)
Dick Foster (Don)
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Audrey Swanson (Mrs. Ashby)
Synopsis:
Wally buys his first jalopy for twenty-five dollars. The car lasts long enough to get Wally back to his driveway, and then
it dies blocking in Ward's car. Now he has to figure out how to get the car out of the way so his father can get out and go to work.  

5.4 [160] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S BIRTHDAY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16110
21-Oct-61 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Beaver decides that he is too old for birthday parties, so his family gives him money instead. His parents suggest he
saves the money he receives from relatives, but instead he spends Uncle Billy's gift of ten dollars on a toy model car.
His parents find out and tell Beaver that if he had just asked their permission to get the car, they would have said yes.

5.5 [161] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S CAT PROBLEM
Revue-Gomalco prod no. TP16112
04-Nov-61 ABC Sat
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Stephen Talbot (Gilbert Bates)
Grace Wallis Huddle (Mrs. Prentiss)
Synopsis 1:
Beaver finds Mrs. Prentiss's cat Bootsie and holds it until Mrs. Prentiss comes to claim the cat. However, Beaver fed
the cat salmon, not realizing that wherever the cat is fed it will always return. He has to figure out a way to get the
cat to stop coming to his house. 

5.6 [162] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S WEEKEND JOB
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16102
11-Nov-61 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by Norman Abbott
Guest Cast:
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Stephen Talbot (Gilbert Bates)
Richard Correll (Richard Rickover)
Pamela Baird (Mary Ellen Rogers)
Donna Conn (Jan)
Rita Norma Somers (Anne)
Tim Graham (Mr. Gibson)
Bill Baldwin (Mr. Rogers)
Cheryl Holdridge (Julie Foster)
Synopsis:
Eddie is jealous of Wally's new job at the soda fountain, so he decides to set him up. Eddie poses as Mr. Rogers and
pretends to order six quarts of ice cream for his daughter's slumber party. When Wally shows up Mr. Rogers throws him
out telling him he doesn't appreciate his tricks. When Wally finds out it was Eddie who tricked him, he dumps two of
the melted quarts over Eddie's head.  

5.7 [163] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER TAKES A DRIVE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16111
18-Nov-61 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Beaver accidentally releases the emergency brake in Ward's car, and it rolls out into the street. Wally sees the mess
and moves the car out of the street, but a police officer sees Wally driving and asks him for his license. Wally doesn't
have one and so he gets a ticket. The judge decides not to punish the boys, but he does give them a lecture on responsibility. 

5.8 [164] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S BIG DATE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16106
25-Nov-61 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Mayfield High is having an exchange dance with a nearby high school. Wally's date is Majorie Muller, whom he has never met.
Eddie convinces Wally to switch dates with him, and Wally is embarrassed when he finds out his new date is a few inches
taller than Wally. It works out in the end because his new date wears flats and they are able to see eye to eye.  

5.9 [165] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S ICE SKATES
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16114
02-Dec-61 ABC Sat
Written by Joseph Hoffman
Directed by Hugh Beaumont
Guest Cast:
Richard Correll (Richard Rickover)
Stanley Fafara (Whitey Whitney)
Stanley Clements (salesman)
Allan Ray (Bert)
Synopsis:
Beaver is finally allowed to go the store and buy his own pair of ice skates. The store doesn't have his size, so he
decides to buy a pair of skates that are three sizes too big. When he goes back with Wally to try and get a refund, the
man refuses to give it to him. Finally, Ward finds out about it and is able to get Beaver a refund. 

5.10 [166] Leave It To Beaver: WEEKEND INVITATION
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16113
09-Dec-61 ABC Sat
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher, Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Richard Deacon (Fred Rutherford)
David Kent (Scott)
Synopsis:
Wally is invited to spend a weekend at a lake cottage with a bunch of guys, and his parents against their better judgment
let him go. Wally then learns that Scott's parents won't be supervising the trip. Before Wally can tell his parents the
truth, they find out and forbid him to go.  

5.11 [167] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S ENGLISH TEST
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16116
16-Dec-61 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Ward asks Wally to tutor Beaver and Gilbert because they are struggling in English class. Wally gets very frustrated when
the boys cannot grasp any concepts, so he gives them one of his old exams to learn from. The boys memorize it and do really
well on the test the next day. By the end of the show, they have to tell their teacher the truth before she builds high
expectations for the boys.  

5.12 [168] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY'S CHAUFFEUR
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16117
23-Dec-61 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Wally and Evelyn are going to a high school dance, but he can't find them a ride anywhere. She tells him not to worry,
and on the night of the dance she drives. Wally is mortified and gets a lot of abuse from his friends when they see
them pulling up with Evelyn driving. In spite of this, the two have a good time at the dance. 

5.13 [169] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S FIRST DATE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16105
30-Dec-61 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Beaver asks Betsy Patterson on a date, the first time he has ever asked a girl out. Everything goes well until Betsy asks
another boy to dance and leaves Beaver to entertain himself. He finds Whitey and Gilbert and they all hang out until the
dance was over. Beaver decides he isn't ready for another date for quite some time.  

5.14 [170] Leave It To Beaver: WARD'S GOLF CLUBS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16119
06-Jan-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Ward is not having a good golfing day after he breaks his driver. He is able to fix it, though, for the time being.
Beaver, not knowing what has happened, borrows the driver without asking and breaks it permanently due to peer pressure
from his friends. Ward tells Beaver that he has to be careful about letting friends talk him into doing things he knows
are wrong.  

5.15 [171] Leave It To Beaver: FAREWELL TO PENNY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16118
13-Jan-62 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Jean Vander Pyl (Mrs. Woods)
Karen Sue Trent (Penny Woods)
Wendell Holmes (Mr. Blair)
Stanley Fafara (Whitey Whitney)
Synopsis 1:
Beaver and Penny always get into brutal fights with each other, and that's why both are in shock when Penny's mother
invites Beaver to their farewell party. Surprisingly, they both have a good time at the party and even agree that they
like each other. However, once Penny learns that she isn't really leaving school, the two go back to their old fighting ways. 

5.16 [172] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER, THE BUNNY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16121
20-Jan-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Beaver has to play a bunny for the school pageant, and Beaver is really embarrassed after he sees the costume. However,
the climax comes when Beaver is chased by a pack of dogs because of his costume. He concludes that he might be better
off being a real animal because no one would ever force him to portray a human being in a pageant.  

5.17 [173] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S ELECTRIC TRAINS
Revue-Gomalco prod no. TP16120
27-Jan-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
June and Beaver decide that Beaver will give little Jimmy his electric trains because he hasn't played with them in over
two years. However, when Beaver takes the trains out to clean them, he gets attached to them all over again and
doesn't want to give them away. When Jimmy's beautiful sister Georgia goes to Beaver's house to get the trains, he
is so spellbound by her beauty that he cannot refuse to give her the trains.

5.18 [174] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S LONG NIGHT
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16124
03-Feb-62 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by Hugh Beaumont
Guest Cast:
Stephen Talbot (Gilbert Bates)
Richard Deacon (Fred Rutherford)
David Kent (Bill Scott)
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Synopsis:
Beaver is allowed to have a sleepover with Gilbert while June and Ward go out, leaving them without a babysitter.
The boys get really scared by a gangster movie on television and wind up calling the police to arrest the people walking
around the house outside. They accidentally have Lumpy and Bill arrested and have to apologize to their families the next day.  

5.19 [175] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S JACKET
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16125
10-Feb-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Richard gets a really cool jacket with a leather trim, and Beaver wants the same jacket. At first June and Ward resist,
but finally they consent to it. Richard loses his jacket just as Beaver gets his, so the boys decide to share until
Richard's turns up. Richard spills food on Beaver's new jacket, however, and this causes June and Ward to find out
about what they boys have been doing with the jacket.  

5.20 [176] Leave It To Beaver: NOBODY LOVES ME
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16122
17-Feb-62 ABC Sat
Teleplay by Katherine Eunson & Dale Eunson / Story by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Sue Randall (Miss Alice Landers)
Burt Mustin (Gus)
Richard Correll (Richard Rickover)
Synopsis:
Beaver tries to clean up his act because his parents yell at him so much, but they don't even notice his efforts.
Beaver concludes that he is ugly and unwanted. However, Ward is able to convince Beaver that his parents actually
like and respect him now that he is maturing.  

5.21 [177] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S FEAR
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16126
24-Feb-62 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Burt Mustin (Gus)
Richard Correll (Richard Rickover)
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Stanley Fafara (Whitey Whitney)
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
David Kent (Bill Scott)
Synopsis:
Beaver is allowed to go an amusement park with Wally and his friends. However, once they arrive there Beaver becomes
scared to death because of all the horror stories that he hears from Wally's friends about how dangerous the roller
coasters are. It is because of Beaver's cautious attitude that all the boys are saved on the roller coaster.  

5.22 [178] Leave It To Beaver: THREE BOYS AND A BURRO
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16129
03-Mar-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Beaver, Richard, and Gilbert put their funds together and buy a burro named Pepe. Ward agrees as long as the burro
doesn't reside at the house. However, Pepe ends up at the Cleavers' and winds up wearing June's new trellis. Ward
then insists that the burro must be packed up and shipped away.  

5.23 [179] Leave It To Beaver: EDDIE QUITS SCHOOL
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16127
10-Mar-62 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by Jeffrey Hayden
Guest Cast:
Frank Wilcox (Mr. Farmer)
Bert Remsen (Mr. Thompson)
David Kent (Bill Scott)
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Synopsis:
Eddie drops out of school and decides to work at a garage for eighty dollars a week. At first Eddie loves his new
lifestyle because he gets to show off all of his new clothes to Wally. However, Eddie feels left out when Wally is too
caught up in his academia to pay any attention to Eddie. Eddie finally decides to return to school.

5.24 [180] Leave It To Beaver: WALLY STAYS AT LUMPY'S
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16130
17-Mar-62 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by Hugh Beaumont
Guest Cast:
Stephen Talbot (Gilbert Bates)
Richard Deacon (Fred Rutherford)
David Kent (Bill Scott)
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Synopsis:
Wally asks to sleep over Lumpy's the night of Lumpy's party, but Wally's parents insist that he come home at the party's
end. However, Lumpy begs Wally to sleep over after he discovers a mysterious stain on the rug, because he knows his
parents won't punish him if Wally is there. Wally agrees and decides to pay the consequences later. 

5.25 [181] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S LAUNDRY
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16123
24-Mar-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Richard is on laundromat duty for his family, and Beaver decides to go along and help. The trip becomes a nightmare
when they drop the clothing bundle and have to rescue his father's shorts from a frisky dog. They also wind up losing
all their money before they even get to the laundromat. They need to figure out how to fix this predicament.  

5.26 [182] Leave It To Beaver: LUMPY'S CAR TROUBLE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16132
31-Mar-62 ABC Sat
Written by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher, Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Frank Bank (Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford)
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Richard Deacon (Fred Rutherford)
Pat McCaffrie (Bill Boothby)
Synopsis:
Ward agrees to let Lumpy drive his car as long as the only people in it are Lumpy, Wally and Beaver. Lumpy decides Eddie
has to come along too, but he takes a short cut that is a dirt road. Ward eventually finds out what happens and yells
at Wally for disobeying him.  

5.27 [183] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER, THE BABYSITTER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16133
07-Apr-62 ABC Sat
Written by Joseph Hoffman
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Rory Stevens (Chuckie Murdock)
Marjorie Reynolds (Mrs. Murdock)
Stephen Courtleigh (Mr. Murdock)
Jennie Lynn (Pat Murdock)
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Stephen Talbot (Gilbert Bates)
Synopsis:
Beaver decides to baby-sit ten-year-old Patricia for Wally. He pretends to play house, but finds that he actually enjoys
the game. He realizes that his friends saw him playing house and that it will be all over school the next day. 

5.28 [184] Leave It To Beaver: THE YOUNGER BROTHER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16131
14-Apr-62 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Russ Conway (Mr. Doyle)
Richard Deacon (Fred Rutherford)
Richard Correll (Richard Rickover)
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Synopsis:
Beaver decides to go out for the basketball team this year, but all the kids tell him that the only reason he made
it is because of Wally's superstar reputation. Beaver gets so nervous after hearing this that he plays very poorly,
and he doesn't shape up until after Ward tells him it's okay if he isn't the athlete Wally is. He knows that Beaver
outperforms Wally in other areas, so they all balance out.  

5.29 [185] Leave It To Beaver: BEAVER'S TYPEWRITER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16134
21-Apr-62 ABC Sat
Written by Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
Directed by David Butler
Guest Cast:
Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell)
Stephen Talbot (Gilbert Bates)
Ed Prentiss (Mr. Bailey)
Synopsis:
Beaver convinces his parents to buy him a typewriter because it will help him with his school work. After they do, Beaver
has Eddie type his papers for a dollar and he gets good grades because of it. However, he knows this is dishonest and has
to do something to fix it.  

5.30 [186] Leave It To Beaver: THE MERCHANT MARINE
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16136
28-Apr-62 ABC Sat
************ Synopsis not available ************

5.31 [187] Leave It To Beaver: BROTHER REACHES BROTHER
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16135
05-May-62
Synopsis:
Beaver has an instant crush on Mary Tyler. But when he invites her over to play Monopoly, she develops an instant crush
for Wally. Wally wants nothing to do with her, but Beaver is hurt and refuses to talk to his brother. Wally finally comes
out and tells Mary that she is too young for him to ever date, and then Beaver dumps her for going after Wally. The two
brothers make up. 

5.32 [188] Leave It To Beaver: THE YARD BIRDS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16137
12-May-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Beaver and Wally are told to clean up the garage and the yard before the trash hauler comes along. However, they miss
their deadline because they are goofing around. So they decide to drop the garbage off in a nearby vacant lot, but get
caught and June and Ward are told about the whole thing.  

5.33 [189] Leave It To Beaver: TENNIS, ANYONE?
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16138
19-May-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Wally winds up playing tennis with a beautiful older woman named Carole. Carole has just had a fight with her
boyfriend Don and is only using Wally to make Don jealous. When Wally discovers that they have made up, he is
crushed and confused. 

5.34 [190] Leave It To Beaver: ONE OF THE BOYS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16104
26-May-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Eddie and Wally finally get a chance to join the most exclusive social club in school, the Barons. However, after
hanging out with the Barons on a Friday night, Eddie and Wally realize they don't want to be in this club because
these guys really aren't who everybody thinks they are. 

5.35 [191] Leave It To Beaver: SWEATSHIRT MONSTERS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16139
02-Jun-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Beaver and two other friends buy shirts with monsters on the front, each more gruesome than the next. Beaver is the only
one who tricks his parents and wears his new sweatshirt to school. However, the principal doesn't like it and an angry
Ward comes to pick up Beaver.

5.36 [192] Leave It To Beaver: A NIGHT IN TE WOODS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16140
09-Jun-62 ABC Sat
Synopsis:
Beaver asks Wally in front of his parents if he will be their guide for a night in the woods. His strategy works and
Wally has to take them, but this upsets Eddie. Eddie decides that he will scare Beaver and his friends enough so they
won't want to go on the trip at all. However, Eddie gets caught by a forest ranger and gets in trouble before he can
carry out his plan.  

5.37 [193] Leave It To Beaver: LONG DISTANCE CALL
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16143
16-Jun-62 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Don Drysdale (Himself)
Synopsis:
The boys have saved up enough money to call Don Drysdale at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles -- long distance. However,
they wind up running the bill to $9.35 plus tax. They decide not to tell any of their parents, but Ward and June soon
find out because of Kenny's big mouth.  

5.38 [194] Leave It To Beaver: STOCKS AND BONDS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16141
23-Jun-62 ABC Sat
Directed by Norman Abbott
Synopsis:
Ward gets the boys to put up twenty-five dollars apiece and invest in the stock market. Ward warns them not to go with
Eddie' choice, but in the beginning it seems to be a good pick. However, it winds up crashing and the boys plummet to
a measely seventy-five cents.  

5.39 [195] Leave It To Beaver: UN-TOGETHERNESS
Revue-Gomalco prod. no. TP16147
30-Jun-62 ABC Sat
Directed by Norman Abbott
Synopsis:
Ward has made reservations for the family vacation at their usual lakeside cabin. This year Wally doesn't want to go
because he wants to stay with his girlfriend Lori Anne. He arranges to stay with Eddie so he can be closer to Lori Anne,
but at the last minute she tells him that she too has to go away with her family on vacation. Wally ends up going with
his family after all and is looking forward to having a really good time.  

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