Can you name all these pals of Wally and Beaver from Leave It to Beaver?

The Cleavers sure had a lot of buddies!

Leave It to Beaver was originally called It's a Small World at one point in its development. The very idea of basing a primetime television show from the perspective of children was a novel idea in 1957.

Wally and Theodore Cleaver were hardly the only adolescents in the spotlight.

The idyllic sitcom featured a large cast of young actors to play classmates, best friends, rivals and crushes. Beaver had some elder pals, too.

Gee, let's see if you remember all these minor characters. Good luck!

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  1. No, contrary to urban legend, he did not become Alice Cooper.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. He was a good buddy to Beaver — and had a fondness for apples.
  3. He evolved from bully to bestie.
  4. Stanley Fafara portrayed Beaver's blond classmate.
  5. Beaver had a crush on her in "My Brother's Girl." Wally ended up marrying her!
  6. Every elementary school kid has a frenemy / nemesis. This girl was a thorn in Beaver's side.
  7. Tiger Farfara (brother of Stanley) played this bespectacled boy.
  8. This Rutherford girl planted a kiss on Beaver's check — and it made the paper.
  9. After playing this Anderson boy, Buddy Joe Hooker went on to become a notable Hollywood stuntman.
  10. In the world of 1950s Mayfield, kids are friends with their teachers. What was the name of this kind teacher played by Diane Brewster?
  11. Beaver even had older pals. Burt Mustin played this fireman friend of Beaver's.

Can you name all these pals of Wally and Beaver from Leave It to Beaver?

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Ready2go 4 months ago
11/11. I know my LITB friends!
GeorgeKolter 10 months ago
lumpy rutherford looked a little bit like lt. cmdr data of star trek next generation. Burt mustin was all over 1960s TV shows, the cartoon character Cecil turtle modeled after him, anyway the woke culture would cancel anything like this if made now gee wally just like Burt wards gosh Bruce of Batman.
Pastorgman 10 months ago
11/11…Gee Wally! A Wonderful show that continues to transcend! Such wonderful memories of Wally and The Beaver! Better than the garbage, networks try to ram down our throats!
JL1965 10 months ago
11/11 .. Each one of those characters were so memorable.. Just an amazing show .. Timeless
DanDo77 10 months ago
11/11 One of the few METV quizzes I got 100 %. So sad to hear the news about Tony Dow.
Supercat58 10 months ago
Got ‘em all. Some I wasn’t sure until I saw the names. The one about his teacher’s name was tricky because he had teachers with two of the names (in different grades).
zman47240 10 months ago
11/11. Easy peasy. They could have made it a little tougher by adding Beaver’s friends Richard or Gilbert in the quiz. Oh well, sad to hear about Tony Dow passing.
Shef 10 months ago
The show first aired within a few weeks of my birth in August 1957. I still watch it whenever I can, that connection is as strong as ever!
ma2lyssa 10 months ago
11/11. I watch it every morning
MetzgerField 10 months ago
Piece of cake for LITB fans. So sorry to hear about Tony Dow’s passing this morning. In one of the tributes to Tony, it was mentioned he was everybody’s older brother. That is so true. I always liked the way Beaver would look up to Wally for advice or reassurance as only an older brother could. So long Tony, thanks for all the tv memories.
Supercat58 MetzgerField 10 months ago
Tony reminded me of my older brothers growing up. They may have given me grief sometimes but they were always there to help and protect me.
Claire 10 months ago
Loved the one where Bever falls in the soup 🍲
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