Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When Beaver (Jerry Mathers) announces that he's been appointed to help Richard (Richard Correll) take his family's clothes to the laundromat, Ward (Hugh Beaumont) and June (Barbara Billingsley) tell Beaver how proud they are that he can handle this responsibility. Alas, the boys lose all their money (three whole dollars!) en route to the laundromat, whereupon they decide to wash the clothes themselves in Richard's mom's washing machine. A combination of too much soap and too much starch results in a flood of Johnstown proportions -- and as a result, Beaver frets that he'll not only get hollered at by Richard's parents, but he'll also get "the business" from his own parents!