Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It sure doesn't take Beaver Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) very long to get into trouble as Leave It to Beaver launches its first season on the air (and its only season on CBS). Matter of fact, Beav's in the doghouse in the very first episode -- or at least he thinks he is. When his teacher Miss Canfield (Diane Brewster) hands Beaver a sealed note to give to his mom and dad, his classmates Whitey (Stanley Fafara) and Judy (Jeri Weil) convince him that he's going to get expelled -- or, as he puts it, "spelled." Thus it is that Beav and big brother Wally go to great and inordinate lengths to hide the note from parents Ward (Hugh Beaumont) and June (Barbara Billingsley). Like many other first-season episodes, this one opens with a "preview," narrated by Hugh Beaumont.