Leave It To Beaver

Beaver's Tree - S3-E8

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of the boom mike is visible in the background when Wally is saying that June looks "ritzy".

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Beaver's Pigeons - S2-E20

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.

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Season 5 generally

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?

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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.

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New Neighbors - S1-E6

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.

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Wally's Girl Trouble - S1-E10

Trivia: Toward the end of the episode, Penny calls Wally and they start to fight over the phone. We hear speeded-up "chipmunk" dialogue to simulate Penny's side of the conversation. The dialogue is actually bits and pieces of Penny's lines from earlier in the episode - complete with the laugh track.

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