Who did it: Beaver Cleaver or Ritchie Petrie?

These Sixties sitcom sons never failed to entertain.

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?

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a1k9 12 days ago
11/12 I missed #7. I know these to shows like I know the back of my hand.
Mopho 4 months ago
So Wally and Beaver were up in their bedroom getting ready to go get breakfast...
Wally: "I think it's time for us to start cursing"
Beav: "Gee Wally, that sounds great! What'll we say?"
Wally: "I'll say damn, and you say ass."
Beav: "Wow! Ok!"

They go downstairs and sit at the breakfast table.

June: (looking at Wally) "What do you want for breakfast?"
Wally: "Gimme some of those damn Cheerios"

June whaps Wally with a spatula and runs upstairs crying...

June: (Looking at the Beav) "Now, what do YOU want to eat?"
Beav: I dunno, but you can bet your ass it ain't Cheerios!"

Rim shot!!!
ncadams27 Mopho 11 days ago
Considering their sponsor was Ralston (Checkerboard Square) you bet your ass they would have them eating those damn Chex cereals.
Mukusthebadd1 6 months ago
Both, means that if you answer one of them, you're correct!
When answering a multiple choice question, by definition, you must choose the best answer.
Raso 7 months ago
I got 9 out of 12 and i don't even know who Ritchie petrie is or which show he was on
BrentwoodJon 7 months ago
Both=sucks
9/12 only missed BOTH
EllisClevenger 7 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
You really lit up this quiz! Great job!
Missed #4 and #12
Mike 7 months ago
6/12, old as I am, I don't remember much about either sadly.
Marshall_Kolchak 7 months ago
11/12 the bunny tripped me up... the bunny i tells ya!
MikefromJersey 7 months ago
10 for 12. Carl Reiner often got script ideas from things that happened in his own family.
Question 7's "Stanley the Duck" was based on Rob "Meathead" Reiner's pet quacker,
at least according to some guy who posted at another site. I wish Carl had written
a book about The Dick Van Dyke Show. Maybe Dick will, but he is in his 90's.
Snickers 7 months ago
9 out of 12, not that great.
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