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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179 Comments

lewisbeaver 7 months ago
I loved all their friends! Very well cast!!!
ReneDelgado 12 months ago
9 out of 11, not too bad 😊
Ready2go 14 months ago
11/11. I know my LITB friends!
GeorgeKolter 19 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 19 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 19 months ago
11/11 .. Each one of those characters were so memorable.. Just an amazing show .. Timeless
DanDo77 19 months ago
11/11 One of the few METV quizzes I got 100 %. So sad to hear the news about Tony Dow.
Supercat58 19 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 19 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 19 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!
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