THE PLOT THUS FAR
The Cleavers are the 1950’s ‘All-American Family’ in this ‘feel-good’ family sitcom. Parents Ward and June, and older brother Wally, try to keep Theodore (‘the Beaver’) out of trouble. However, Beaver continues to end up in one kind of jam or another. Unlike real life, these situations are always easily resolved to the satisfaction of all involved and the Beaver gets off with a few stern moralistic words of parental advice. Instigator and troublemaker Eddie Haskell is an older kid who always manages to avoid being caught.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The third season of Leave It To Beaver starts off 1960 with the same material as the last two years. June does her best for the boys, while Beaver is often embarrassed. Wally and Eddie hang out, but end up getting into innocent trouble. All the while, Ward keeps offering up solid advice about being hard on beavers. You know that he’d like to tear into the Beaver, but June is always there to restrain him. Just like a woman. Always trying to keep you from beating down the beaver. This show still provides filthy jokes nearly half a century after its airing.
The DVD comes with an audio interview with Jerry Mathers and Frank Bank. The interview comes from Stu’s Show which is a rather fun internet show from the guys at Shokus. The A/V Quality is pretty amazing when you consider that the show is hitting close to the 50 year marker. Still, the audio leaves a lot to be desired across this season’s thirty nine episodes. This is a must-buy for all serious classic television fans.
RELEASE DATE: 06/15/2010