Television Trivia Question: on the classic show "Leave It To Beaver".....

  • rnch

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    Dec 02, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    when/where/how did "the beaver" get his nickname; and what is the significance of it?



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    Dec 02, 2011 2:47 PM GMT



    Before I go searching google, lol, I always thought it was because of his front teeth.

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    Dec 02, 2011 2:49 PM GMT

    Rofl, well I was completely wrong.

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    Dec 03, 2011 3:17 AM GMT
    Haven't cheated with Google, but at the time the program was airing I assumed it was a shortening of "Eager Beaver," reflecting his personality.
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    Dec 03, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    OK, just checked some trivia sites, apparently I'm wrong, too.
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    Dec 03, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    It's because of his habitual building of dams and winter homes out of wood and other found materials.
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    Dec 03, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    He got it from his brother Wally when he was young. Wally couldn't pronounce Theodore correctly. It was revealed in the last episode.

    I've seen most every episode because I was in love with Wally...even named my dog after him!
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    Dec 03, 2011 11:45 AM GMT
    for a long time my brother and I believed that the "June Cleaver" (beaver's mother) character was modeled after our own suburban mother.

    they both shared the same high heels, the fake pearls, the pleated skirts, the gloves, they both shared the same kitchen appliances and canister vaccum cleaner, heck, they both drove the same '62 plymouth fury .....


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    Dec 03, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    I had a crush on Wally. I watched the show pretty regularly and as Wally entered puberty and began getting cuter and more buff, I noticed this with rapt attention!

    Sometimes guys comment on the show, saying they found it unrealistic - the way the parents ran the house, or the way everyone treated each other. I found the show to be realistic and normal. I lived with my grandparents, who were not very old, or very different from Ward & June. They ran the house in a similar fashion, treated me in a similar way, and they even looked a good bit like Ward & June. One difference that I noticed was June working in the kitchen all the time, where in my case, my grandmother didn't cook very much. The way Ward sounded and acted, even the little conferences in the den, with or without June observing ............. a regular occurrence in my house.

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    Dec 03, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    rnch saidfor a long time my brother and I believed that the "June Cleaver" (beaver's mother) character was modeled after our own suburban mother.

    they both shared the same high heels, the fake pearls, the pleated skirts, the gloves, they both shared the same kitchen appliances and canister vaccum cleaner, heck, they both drove the same '62 plymouth fury .....


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    Can't remember my Mom ever wearing pearls at breakfast or Dad sitting around in a suit and tie reading the evening newspaper....but....Tony Dow...(Wally)......Grrrrrrrrrrrrr...........icon_wink.gif