Leave It to Beaver: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1

Wally Goes Steady

Ward and June find themselves in the dark when they hear through the grapevine that not only is Wally going steady with Evelyn Boothby but that wedding bells may be heard soon.…

2

No Time for Babysitters

June, Ward and Wally are going out for the evening and not wanting to worry about Beaver, June calls a babysitter, despite Beaver’s pleas against the idea.

3

Wally's Car

For $25, Wally buys a car and signs a contract with the owner knowing full well what he’s getting, a car that doesn’t start. Wally quickly finds himself with more…

4

Beaver's Birthday

Beaver has told his parents that he doesn’t want anything big for his birthday and they decide to respect his wishes and give him a gift of money. Beaver also gets quite…

5

Beaver's Cat Problem

A strange cat appears at the Cleaver’s door and Beaver takes it in and feeds it. However, when the owner is found, and the cat is returned, Beaver finds himself with a d…

6

Wally's Weekend Job

Wally gets a job at the ice cream parlor leaving a gaggle of girls swooning and Eddie and Lumpy feeling neglected. So to get back at him, Eddie and Lumpy concoct a plan of rev…

7

Beaver Takes a Drive

When Beaver and Gilbert are pretending to go for a drive in Ward’s car, Beaver accidentally releases the parking brake, causing the car to roll down the driveway and into…

8

Wally's Big Date

Wally’s school is having an exchange dance and Wally and Eddie must take girls from a rival school that they chose out of a hat. Eddie asks to trade with Wally and he ag…

9

Beaver's Ice Skates

Beaver wants a new pair of expensive ice skates and asks Ward to borrow $13.00. Wanting to pick them out himself, he goes to the store and is conned by a salesman who sells hi…

10

Weekend Invitation

Wally and a bunch of other guys are invited to spend the weekend at Scott’s cottage on the lake. However, the one thing that could keep Wally from going, Scott just happ…

11

Beaver's English Test

Beaver has been having trouble in English and Ward persuades Wally to tutor him. Wally has Beaver look over an old exam that he once took and to Beaver’s surprise, the n…

12

Wally's Chauffeur

Wally plans on going to a big dance with Evelyn Boothby and they plan on getting there cramped with six other people in Lumpy’s car. When June and Ward refuse to allow t…

13

Beaver's First Date

A party is being thrown at the dancing school where Beaver and Wally once took lessons and they’re both invited. This prompts Beaver to ask one particular girl who caugh…

14

Ward's Golf Clubs

During a particularly awful golf game, Ward happens to break his driver and decides it’s not worth repairing it, so he just puts it in the closet. Later, Gilbert talks B…

15

Farewell to Penny

Penny learns that she will be moving away and Beaver deals with mixed feelings for the girl with whom he shares a mutual dislike for. However, after a farewell party at school…

16

Beaver, the Bunny

Beaver is cast as a rabbit for a school play and June has his costume all ready, complete with floppy ears and puffy tail. On the night of the play, Beaver needs to be at the…

17

Beaver's Electric Trains

June runs across Beaver’s old electric trains while cleaning and since he hasn’t played with them in years, finds someone who will take them, with Beaver’s co…

18

Beaver's Long Night

Beaver has Gilbert over to spend the night but after they watch a gangster movie things get out of hand. A suspicious car has just pulled up to the front of the house with two…

19

Beaver's Jacket

Richard has just gotten, as Beaver describes it, a ““keen”“ new jacket and this prompts Beaver to ask his parents for one exactly like it. June and War…

20

Nobody Loves Me

Beaver becomes convinced that he’s ugly and unwanted after constantly being reminded how cute he used to be and from being yelled at from his parents at how messy he curr…

21

Beaver's Fear

Wally is rounding up some guys to go to an amusement park and he’s one short from getting a discount so he settles on Beaver. However, Beaver begins having second though…

22

Three Boys and a Burro

Beaver, Gilbert and Richard find a burro for sale in Mayfield and they each decide to each go in $10 for it. After getting their parent’s permission, Richard and Gilbert…

23

Eddie Quits School

Eddie pompously announces that he’s dropping out of school to get a high paying job at a gas station. However, all is not as it seems when Wally and Lumpy get a glance a…

24

Wally Stays at Lumpy's

A communication gap ensues when Wally wants to spend the night at Lumpy’s and Beaver wants to have Gilbert spend the night. Beaver asks June and she tells him, he can so…

25

Beaver's Laundry

Beaver agrees to help Richard cart his family’s clothes down to the laundromat, however, half way there they discover that Richard has lost the three dollars his mother g…

26

Lumpy's Car Trouble

Ward allows his car to be driven by Lumpy who must get Eddie, Wally and Beaver to a sporting event in a neighboring town. However, on the way back, Lumpy disobeys Ward’s…

27

Beaver the Babysitter

When Wally has a previous engagement and is unable to babysit, Beaver fills in and quickly finds himself the object of a 10-year old’s affection.

28

The Younger Brother

Beaver decides to join the basketball team but finds himself trying to live up to Wally’s performance. However, after not making the team, Beaver allows his family to be…

29

Beaver's Typewriter

Seeing an ad for typewriters on sale, Beaver talks his parents into letting him get one as long as he learns how to use it. However, Beaver discovers learning to type is not a…

30

The Merchant Marine

Ward comes down hard on Wally after he comes home two hours late, this fuels June and Ward’s suspicions that Wally is contemplating joing the merchant Marines. June had…

31

Brother Versus Brother

Beaver gets a new girl in his class and is instantly smitten. He begins walking her home from school but he soon realizes that the girl has an agenda on her mind. Her sole pu…

32

The Yard Birds

Ward doesn’t take any excuses when he puts his foot down and demands that Wally and Beaver clean the yard. They each reluctantly cancel their plans with Richard and Eddi…

33

Tennis, Anyone?

Wally finds himself smack dab in the middle of a lover’s quarrel when a woman tries to make her estranged boyfriend jealous by continually making tennis dates with Wally.…

34

One of the Boys

35

Sweatshirt Monsters

Beaver, Richard, Whitey and Alan each buy sweatshirts that have monster faces on the front of them. They like them so much they each decide to wear them to school the next day…

36

A Night in the Woods

Beaver and his friends are all psyched to go on a camping trip with Gilbert’s father as an escort. However, when Gilbert’s father suddenly has to work and everyone…

37

Long Distance Call

Beaver and his friends decide to make a call to California to talk to Don Drysdale and they agree to chip in on the cost of the call, assuming that it’s only going to be…

38

Stocks and Bonds

Beaver and Wally become interested in the stock market and Ward decides that they should try their hand at it. However, Wally and Beaver have different ideas about what to inv…

39

Un-Togetherness

The Cleavers are all excited about their annual summer vacation up to the cabin, that is except Wally. Wanting to be close to his latest girl, Wally wants to stay behind and g…

About Leave It to Beaver

Leave It to Beaver is a 1950s and 1960s family-oriented American television situation comedy about an inquisitive but often naive boy named Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver and his adventures at home, in school, and around his suburban neighborhood. The show has attained an iconic status in the United States, with the Cleavers exemplifying the idealized suburban family of the mid-twentieth century.
One of the first primetime sitcom series filmed from a child’s point-of-view, the show was created by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, two radio and early television writers, who found inspiration for the show’s characters, plots, and dialogue in the lives, experiences, and conversations of their own children. Like several television dramas and sitcoms of the late fifties and early sixties (Lassie and My Three Sons, for example), Leave It to Beaver is a glimpse at middle-class, American boyhood. A typical episode features Beaver getting into some sort of trouble and facing his parents for reprimand and correction.

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