Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ward hires Andy Hadlock (Wendell Holmes), a "reformed" alcoholic, to paint the Cleaver house. To avoid any embarrassing situations with their sons Beaver (Jerry Mathers) and Wally (Tony Dow), Ward and June (Barbara Billingsley) decide to keep Andy's drinking problem a secret, and to hope that he won't fall off the wagon. Unfortunately, well-meaning Beaver takes such a liking to Andy that he gives him a present -- a bottle of his dad's brandy. This remarkable episode should put to rest the notion that Leave It to Beaver never dealt with controversial story material.