Leave It To Beaver

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.

Jeff Swanson

My Brother's Girl - S1-E28

Trivia: The sign painted on the model train set reads "J.C. & B.M. R.R.", a reference to producers Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher. (00:13:30)

Jeff Swanson

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.

Jeff Swanson

Uncle Billy's Visit - S6-E26

Trivia: William Woodson, who plays the movie theater manager, is a retired voice artist. His voice can be heard narrating during the opening credits of the Odd Couple TV series; he's also done voices for Superfriends and WKRP in Cincinnati.

Jeff Swanson

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.

Jeff Swanson

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?

Jeff Swanson
More mistakes in Leave It To Beaver

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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