Other mistake: The opening credits for season 5 show June coming out of the front door with a pitcher of what looks like iced tea, and calling for Ward, Wally and Beaver who are all working outside. But the door opens by itself as she comes out, and then closes by itself behind her. If the entire family is outside, who opened and closed the door?
Leave It To Beaver (1957)
Starring: Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Jerry Mathers, Tony Dow
Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of the boom mike is visible in the background when Wally is saying that June looks "ritzy". (00:14:45)
Visible crew/equipment: As Ward and June are discussing the pigeons, the camera moves in for a close-up - and its shadow becomes visible on the left sleeve of June's dress. (00:11:40)
Captain Jack - S1-E3
Trivia: The episode "Captain Jack" was the first time a toilet was shown on TV; the boys buy a baby alligator and Wally is shown putting it in the toilet tank. The network censors were so spooked by the thought of showing a toilet on television that they delayed the episode. And when the censors finally relented, the compromise allowed only the toilet tank to be shown, not the bowl.
Captain Jack - S1-E3
Trivia: The gentleman at the alligator farm is the same one who plays Uncle Billy later on.
Trivia: Phyllis Coates, who plays the new neighbor Mrs. Donaldson, played Lois Lane in the first season of the Superman TV series in the 1950s.
June Cleaver: Dear, do you think all parents have this much trouble?
Ward Cleaver: No, just parents with children.
Eddie Haskell: Look Sam, if you can make the other guy feel like a goon first, then you don't feel like so much of a goon.
Wally Cleaver: I don't get that.
Eddie Haskell: Of course you don't. That's because you never went to kindergarten with a home permanent.
Eddie Haskell: Not me! Your father doesn't like me.
Wally Cleaver: Why would you say that?
Eddie Haskell: On account of the way he looks at me when he opens the door. Sometimes I think he'd be happier to see Khrushchev standing there.
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