Discussion in 'The Pub' started by amstrtatnut, May 22, 2019.
You guys are old.
what about the one where Wally buys that horrible suit? That was a time I wish it was in color, it didn't look so bad in b&w but I would love to know what it looked like in color! Lol
Bro, You say that about every thread
I learned a lot from Eddie Haskell...and knew a few kids like him...some just have to learn things the hard way...but they made life interesting. The Beaver types around here always got beat up!
Mary Ellen Rogers
One thing is for sure-Ward Loved his Beaver
There were still Eddie Haskell types when I was in school..and the teachers bought it, hook, line and sinker! They'd get all smarmy and they'd get away with anything. A fifth grader liked to pick on younger kids when I was in 2nd grade and he'd pull that crap every time...until he got caught red handed pushing me into a wall by his teacher. He turned on the smarm full blast but couldn't weasel his way out of that and got detention for a week. Haha! Getting caught that once ruined his reputation with the teachers too. Double haha!
Barbara Billingsley was beautiful.
I think that episode is the source of a quote I use to this day. Wally is checking his mustache hair in a mirror, and Beaver says, “It’s like looking for a wheat field in Death Valley!”
What a great line!
I also liked the one where Wally buys his first car; a beat up '51 Chevy convertible. I always wanted that car for myself. I remember the salesman saying to them, "She ain't much for pretty, but she'll get you where you want to go."
After the first year they realized that Andy should be the straight guy and and Barney the funny one. After that the show got much better until Barney left.
I like the one where Beaver buys a sweater that turns out to be a girls sweater and Judy is wearing it at school, so he ditches it.
Im off work for medical leave for two weeks and Leave it to Beaver is keeping me entertained.
It instantly takes me back.
I heard he bought it at Wards.
for some reason the episode when the beave and his pals decided to not wear ties to a school function
he showed up in a sweater...and his pals had ties and jackets...so his awesome dad whips out the tie and jacket he hid in the trunk and saved the day
the lesson I learned...don't go to a school that makes you wear a tie and jacket
not to mention the dad even looked dressed nice on the weekends working in the garage...mom always had a dress on...qally and the beave had jammies, robes, slippers...
was so unlike any reality I knew
that said I did really like the show when I was young
I loved Leave it to Beaver as a kid....it's on Amazon prime, so I pulled it up and thought my kids might like it. I don't think it's aged all that well. It's pretty steeped in the cultural norms of the time, many of which just don't seem to ring true today (IMHO).
Dennis the Menace, on the other hand, is totally fantastic.
Leave it to Beavis
For the "boomer" generation pop culture, Beaver was Huge.
There was a guy I worked with that went by the name CJ. When I discovered his first name was Clarence (I had never known a Clarence before) I immediately started calling him Lumpy. Everyone else started also.
Barbara Billingsley's jive talking cameo in Airplane is priceless.
Of course Lumpy's father was played by Richard Deacon who later became Dick Van Dyke's boss, Mel Cooley.
Great character actor.
Watched LITB when I was a kid. Was surprised to learn that Jerry Mathers was living at a frat down the street from me while we were both attending UC Berkeley.
It was originally called The Beaver but producers thought the public would think it an animal show. So they changed it.