Who did it: Beaver Cleaver or Ritchie Petrie?

These Sixties sitcom sons never failed to entertain.

 NBC/Universal/Genesis International

Jerry Mathers and Larry Mathews were two of the most famous kids in early 1960s America. Mathews played Dick Van Dyke's son, Ritchie, on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mathers will forever be remembered as Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver.

On both shows, these precocious youngsters dealt with school bullies, adopted some unusual pets, and got into some hilariously sticky situations.

How well do you recall the exploits of Beaver and Ritchie? Try to guess who did what! And remember, the same specific thing could apply to both of them.

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  1. This boy tried to give himself a haircut and his brother only made it worse.
  2. This boy was so afraid of the dog his parents were taking care of that he hid in a kitchen cabinet.
  3. This boy got a baby alligator and kept it in the toilet tank.
  4. This boy played a bunny in a school play.
  5. This boy wanted to give his future son the middle name "Rat."
  6. This boy and a friend tried to smoke coffee grounds out of a fancy pipe.
  7. This boy learned one new word every day — including a bad one!
  8. This boy (briefly) had a pet duck named Stanley.
  9. This boy didn't want his classmates seeing his naked baby picture.
  10. This boy invited 60 kids to his birthday party and chaos ensued.
  11. This boy sold water to the neighborhood after the water main was shut off.
  12. This boy got beat up by a girl at school.

Who did it: Beaver Cleaver or Ritchie Petrie?

Your Result...

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188 Comments

CrumblyCrunchies 4 days ago
Yeah. Notice the man hands when the boys are lighting the pipe.
skipper101 16 days ago
The both got me.
10 Fer 12.. I don't know much about Richie.
mugens 23 days ago
Perfect score mainly because I know Beaver so well.
morticia77 27 days ago
10 first question was stupid, refered to his brother
MadMat2102 28 days ago
12/12. I am a HUGE LITB fan, but hardly ever watched DVD.
STTOS 28 days ago
You got 12 out of 12 correct - You really lit up this quiz! Great job! - Two of my all-time favorites. Would have been very dissapointed if I didn't get them all correct.
Pastorgman 29 days ago
12/12 - Two were process of elimination. I recently saw the Leave It To Beaver episode with the alligator. It was given the name, “Captain Jack”, but was kept in the tub in the boys bathroom, and then hid in the basement washtub. It was there he was found first by the housekeeper and then Ward Cleaver!
Macrossroads Pastorgman 29 days ago
Actually, they kept Captain Jack in the toilet tank. Then the wash tub in basement. The toilet bowl was never shown - guess nobody went 1 or 2 in those days.
MaryMitch Pastorgman 29 days ago
I remember how Ward described the alligator's bite as "sawing" - same as Captain Jack had earlier told Beaver how alligators bite.
SteveO 29 days ago
11 / 12
#10 - could have sworn Beave had a bunch of kids over for a party too.
JHP 29 days ago
shanked the "both" ones should have known the bunny one tho
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