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Leave It to Beaver: Captain Jack

Beaver and Wally send away for a genuine alligator.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 901A
Airdate: Friday October 11th, 1957



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Guest Stars
Edgar Buchanan
As Captain Jack
Recurring
Irving Bacon
As Postal Clerk
Main Cast
Barbara Billingsley
As June Cleaver
Hugh Beaumont
As Ward Cleaver
Tony Dow (1)
As Wallace "Wally" Cleaver
Jerry Mathers
As Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver

Recap

The boys send away for a genuine Florida alligator and decide to keep it secretly in their bathroom. Eventually it outgrows the bathroom and is moved to the basement where the boys charge ten cents to the neighborhood kids for a quick peek. They name him after Captain Jack, who once owned an alligator farm and who advises the boys on how to care for their alligator until June finds out...

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Episode Notes
Edgar Buchanan returns in Uncle Billy and Uncle Billy's Visit but is best known for his role in "Petticoat Junction" as Joseph P. "Uncle Joe" Carson

This episode marks the first time a toilet was ever seen of TV. Even then they would only allow the tank portion to be seen.



Warning: Leave It to Beaver season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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