Leave It to Beaver: Wally Goes Steady (1961)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In the first episode of Leave It to Beaver's fifth season, Beaver and Wally's dad Ward (Hugh Beaumont) is taken aback while listening to his braggart friend Bill Boothby (Pat McCaffrie) in the golf club locker room. It seems that Bill's daughter Evelyn (Mary Mitchel) is going steady with Ward's son Wally (Tony Dow), and Bill is certain that wedding bells will soon ring. Since this is the first time Ward has heard about Wally and Evelyn, he is naturally upset. But he needn't worry -- even if Wally had been entertaining thoughts of marriage, he has been disillusioned by the example of Evelyn's married sister Judy (Gloria Gilbert) and her husband Tom (played by no less than Ryan O'Neal). In this episode, Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver) introduces the Jackie Kennedy hairstyle which she will sport for the remainder of the series.