Leave It to Beaver

The BEST episodes of Leave It to Beaver

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 6/21/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Beaver and Chuey
star
9.45
49 votes

#1 - Beaver and Chuey

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/1958

Beaver makes a new friend in Chuey Varella but he only speaks Spanish. So Beaver asks Eddie, who has taken Spanish, for some help but Eddie plays a joke on Beaver by feeding him a sentence in Spanish which ultimately insults Chuey.

Directors: Norman Tokar
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The Lost Watch
star
9.34
50 votes

#2 - The Lost Watch

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/30/1958

While watching Wally and his friends play baseball, Beaver is put in charge of looking after everyone's coats and watches. However, after the game is over Lumpy comes to claim his watch, but Beaver has no watch to give him.

Directors: Norman Tokar
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Wally's Car Accident
star
9.33
6 votes

#3 - Wally's Car Accident

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/29/1962

Wally borrows Ward's new car while Ward and June are away for the weekend and breaks a headlight. He hurries to get the damage fixed before his parents return but resolves to tell his father the whole story.

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Beaver on TV
star
9.33
6 votes

#4 - Beaver on TV

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/21/1963

Beaver is mystified and embarrassed when the television program on which he was a panelist does not appear as scheduled.

Directors: David Butler
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The Broken Window
star
9.06
50 votes

#5 - The Broken Window

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/2/1958

While playing baseball in the street with Wally, Chester and Tooey, Eddie hits a baseball through the Cleaver's window resulting in Ward forbidding the boys to play baseball so close to the house. However, later, Beaver talks Wally into pitching one, but this results in a broken car window.

Directors: James Neilson
Tenting Tonight
star
9.02
48 votes

#6 - Tenting Tonight

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/30/1958

After a weekend spent at the movies goes awry for Ward, he decides the boys should spend their weekends outside and plans a camping trip. However, when Ward's called into work, Wally and Beaver decide to camp out in the backyard.

Eddie's Girl
star
8.89
53 votes

#7 - Eddie's Girl

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/9/1958

A school dance has Eddie swooning over his so-called ""girl,"" Caroline. However, it's obvious Eddie has made up their relationship when Wally and him visit her and she instantly becomes smitten with Wally.

Directors: Norman Tokar
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Beaver the Magician
star
8.87
16 votes

#8 - Beaver the Magician

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/19/1959

A simple magic trick gets the better of Beaver when he and Larry convince Benjie Bellamy that Beaver's been transformed into a rock!

Directors: David Butler
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The Book Report
star
8.83
6 votes

#9 - The Book Report

Season 6 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/18/1963

Gilbert convinces Beaver to do his book report on The Three Musketeers by watching the movie, and eventually Beaver gives in without realizing that the movie has very little to do with the plot of the book.

Directors: Hugh Beaumont
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The Pipe
star
8.81
47 votes

#10 - The Pipe

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/27/1958

Ward receives an antique pipe as a gift from Fred Rutherford and a curious Larry and Beaver decide to try it out. First they use coffee but then they try tobacco. When Ward discovers someone has used the pipe, he jumps to the conclusion that Wally is the culprit.

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Happy Weekend
star
8.76
50 votes

#11 - Happy Weekend

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/25/1958

Ward takes June and the boys away on a trip to a cabin in hopes of experiencing the "great outdoors." However, he quickly discovers getting away from today's modern conveniences will be more difficult than he anticipated.

Directors: Norman Tokar
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Beaver's Freckles
star
8.75
16 votes

#12 - Beaver's Freckles

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/29/1960

After receiving the nickname "Freckles" from Lumpy Rutherford, Beaver comes to hate his freckles so much, he'll do anything to cover them up...or even remove them!

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Price of Fame
star
8.71
17 votes

#13 - Price of Fame

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/26/1959

While staying after school cleaning the chalkboards, Larry convinces Beaver that Mrs. Rayburn keeps a spanking machine in the closest in her office. Later, a curious Beaver sneaks a peek but soon finds himself locked in the principal's office. Beaver's fame doesn't go over well with his family but Beaver has another problem on his hands: he's just gotten his head stuck in an iron fence at the park.

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Beaver's Poem
star
8.71
51 votes

#14 - Beaver's Poem

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/1958

Beaver comes to Ward for help on the night before a poetry assignment is due. This prompts Ward to totally take over the project and writes the whole poem himself. Things get complicated when Beaver wins an award for the poem and Ward is faced with explaining the truth to Beaver's principal.

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My Brother's Girl
star
8.66
47 votes

#15 - My Brother's Girl

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/16/1958

An eighth grade dance has Wally being pressured into attending with a girl, instead of going stag with Eddie. However, Mary Ellen Rogers becomes determined to have Wally take her and goes through Beaver to get to him.

Beaver's Ring
star
8.63
46 votes

#16 - Beaver's Ring

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/1958

Being Beaver's godmother, Aunt Martha sends him a gift of a ring that had once belonged to an uncle who was also named Theodore. June cautions Beaver that she doensn't want him taking it to school, but he sneaks off to school with it anyways. This leads to a confrontation between his peers that ends with him getting the ring stuck on his finger.

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Child Care
star
8.62
53 votes

#17 - Child Care

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/7/1958

After Ward's bragging about Wally and Beaver being responsible, Herb and Janet Wilson assume that it would be all right to leave their 4-year old daughter in Wally and Beaver's care while they go out to a party with Ward and June. Trouble begins when the youngster locks herself in the bathroom.

Directors: Norman Tokar
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Beaver's Prize
star
8.61
28 votes

#18 - Beaver's Prize

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/24/1959

Unable to resist the allure of a double bill at the Mayfield Theater, Beaver sneaks away from his house while serving out his most recent punishment. Will a new English racing bicycle won in a drawing give away Beaver's true whereabouts?

Directors: Norman Tokar
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Wally's Haircomb
star
8.58
48 votes

#19 - Wally's Haircomb

Season 2 - Episode 34 - Aired 5/21/1959

Wally begins combing his hair a new way, inspired by a fad started by Eddie that has swept his school. However, June and Ward are aghast at his hairdo and June becomes determined to get Wally to change his hairdo back to his normal style.

Beaver's Graduation
star
8.57
7 votes

#20 - Beaver's Graduation

Season 6 - Episode 34 - Aired 5/16/1963

After Gilbert convinces Beaver to ditch the rest of the year's homework, Beaver fails to find his diploma in the teacher's office and thinks he isn't going to graduate.

Directors: Hugh Beaumont
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The State vs. Beaver
star
8.55
55 votes

#21 - The State vs. Beaver

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/26/1958

Ward helps Beaver and Wally build a miniature race car powered by a lawn mower motor and Ward makes the boys promise not to use it without him being with them. Later, Larry talks Beaver into taking it for a spin resulting in being pulled over by a traffic officer.

Directors: Norman Tokar
Chuckie's New Shoes
star
8.53
15 votes

#22 - Chuckie's New Shoes

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/1960

Beaver's hands are full when he's asked to take little Chuckie to buy new shoes. Before they're even out of the store, Chuckie has disappeared, and Beaver's afraid to return home until he's found him.

Directors: Norman Abbott
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Her Idol
star
8.53
51 votes

#23 - Her Idol

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/1958

Beaver becomes good friends with a classmate, Linda Dennison. However, their relationship is blown out of proportion by Beaver's classmates who begin to tease him and goad him into insulting Linda, to prove that she isn't his girl.

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School Play
star
8.51
45 votes

#24 - School Play

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/11/1958

A school play has Beaver and his classmates be assigned parts and Beaver is assigned the role of a canary. However, he doesn't seem to be graceful enough to fly around like a bird. To make matters worse, on the night of the play, Ward's words of encouragement lead to Beaver coming down with a case of stage fright.

Directors: Norman Tokar
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Beaver, the Hero
star
8.50
6 votes

#25 - Beaver, the Hero

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/13/1962

Beaver's ego gets the better of him after he scores the winning touchdown at a football game and becomes the center of attention.

Directors: David Butler
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