Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Beavers Ring, Tuesday Flashback Feature, Leave it to Beaver

This is part of my Tuesday Flashback Feature. We reminisce about classic TV shows usually from the 1950s-1970s where gemstones or pieces of jewelry featured prominently in the storylines.

Leave it to Beaver
Beaver's Ring
Nov. 13, 1958

Aunt Martha, Beaver's (Jerry Mathers) godmother sends him a 14-karat gold ring that once belonged to her brother Theodore. Beaver's real name is Theodore, after this uncle. The ring is an heirloom piece of jewelry as well as being valuable.
June (Barbara Billingsley) and Ward (Hugh Beaumont) tell Beaver that he's not allowed to bring the ring to school.

Beaver decides that if he takes the ring to school tied to his belt loop, it'll probably be OK. Then he can show it to his friends. 

The friends goad him into putting it on his finger and it gets stuck.

He ends up with the school nurse who calls June. "They're going to have to cut it off," Beaver hears, and he fears they're talking about cutting off his finger. And that's his 'favorite finger,' too!

They end up cutting off the ring and Ward gives his son a lecture. Beaver must write a letter of apology to Aunt Martha.

Each Tuesday, we'll feature a different show, often a US sitcom. Information, including spoiler plot outlines come from various sources.

Particularly when the episode hasn't been recently viewed personally, information will be as accurate as possible. When available, a show photo will be included.

I'm always interested to hear your memories.
Leave It To Beaver tees

This episode is in the second season of the show. Leave It to Beaver: The Complete Second Season is available at Amazon.

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Some images from Sitcomsonline and Amazon.com

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my 1950's Housewife Cat piece in your wonderful blog; I love classic sitcoms! :)
    Including the severed fingers was an unexpected, genius touch! I laughed so hard, it's a good thing I wasn't sipping my coffee! ;)

    - Tara


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