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  • Actors: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, Robert 'Rusty' Stevens
  • Directors: David Butler, Norman Tokar
  • Writers: Bob Mosher, Bob Ross, Dale Eunson, Dick Conway, Ed James
  • Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Universal Music Group
  • Release Date: May 2 2006
  • Run Time: 1009 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EGDANO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,783 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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America’s quintessential family returns with all 39 original, uncut episodes of Leave It to Beaver Season 2. Return to Mayfield for a warm welcome from its most charming family -- the Cleavers: wise pop Ward (Hugh Beaumont), resourceful mother June (Barbara Billingsley), curious older brother Wally (Tony Dow), and lovable, scruffy Theodore "Beaver" (Jerry Mathers). From building a boat to beating a bully to dealing with girls (cooties!), there’s nothing the two Cleaver boys can’t handle with a little luck and a lot of wholesome, homespun advice.

Digitally remastered for optimum picture and audio quality, critics declare "…this 1957-1963 sitcom is as enjoyable today for its ‘50s nostalgia as it was then for its modern, understated humor" (David Bianculli, New York Daily News). Gee whiz!

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The second season of Leave It to Beaver finds the Cleaver family happy and wholesome as ever, with most episodes involving the Beaver getting into a scrape, or hearing the from-the-mountaintop advice from Mom or Dad afterwards. Despite the formula, the episodes hold up well, because of the earnestness of the actors and the delivery of their lines, which is, well, swell. Mom June (Barbara Billingsley) is the matriarch who makes it all look easy in her well-pressed frocks and pearls (pay close attention to those necklaces--there are actually several; some plain strands and some with pendants), and Dad Ward (Hugh Beaumont) is thoughtful and a little monolithic. But it's the adventures of boys, older brother Wally (Tony Dow) and the Beav (Jerry Mathers), that make the show so fun. One episode involves Beav and pal Larry (Rusty Stevens) playing hooky (they're late to school anyway, and they figure they may as well get "killed" later as opposed to today), and then winding up on live TV, on a show which June just happens to be watching. Moral? Golly gee, there's more than one, and they're delivered by both parents and Beav's teacher--and echoed earnestly by Beaver himself. The chuckles come in a ready stream, even if sometimes inadvertently. Sample exchange: Wally: "Mom, can I get tattooed?" June: "Tattooed!? Absolutely not!" Wally: "Oh, OK. Bye." No wonder people are so nostalgic for the '50s--teenagers never gave anyone any lip. This season, 1957-58, contains 39 remastered episodes on three double-sided discs, and is a treasure box of nostalgia, in the absolute best sense. --A.T. Hurley

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul on Feb. 3 2013
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dvd was provided clear excellent quality audio and video. Just like it was being shown for the first time. Original all the way through from pre show credits to post show credits. Lets those who remember these great shows like Leave to Beaver to live it again and escape for a moment from the chaos and harshness of todays society. And for those who don't remember these shows and seeing them for the first time, it allows for them to see what great family t.v. was like for those of us who used to wait anxiously for our favorite shows to come on each week. These days I wonder why I keep paying for cable with the bizare garbage that the networks offer us now. I would recommend these dvd's to anyone looking to watch great entertainment.
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157 of 168 people found the following review helpful
Episodes and Junk Feb. 21 2006
By Ravenova - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
It is certainly a joy to all Beaver fans to see this excellent series return so quickly with the second season. Many of the same endearing characters are present with brand new, hilarious adventures. For those of you who are interested, I have compiled a list of the episodes and a short summary of each. Enjoy!

1. Beaver's Poem (10/2/1958)

When Beaver has trouble with a poetry assignment, Ward decides to help the Beav by writing the poem himself. However, when Beaver wins an award for the poem, Ward must explain what happened to the principal. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

2. Eddie's Girl (10/9/1958)

Eddie's alleged girlfriend falls in love with Wally. (Overall episode rating : 4 stars.)

3. Ward's Problem (10/16/1958)

Ward must decide to spend the weekend either with Beaver on a school function or with Wally on a fishing trip; Beaver thinks that Ward will spend the weekend with Wally and proceeds to invent a wild tale to explain Ward's absence to his school friends. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

4. Beaver and Chuey (10/23/1958)

When Beaver meets a new friend that only speaks Spanish, he asks Eddie to help him communicate with him. However, Eddie decides to play a cruel joke on Beaver. (Overall episode rating : 4 stars.)

5. The Lost Watch (10/30/1958)

When Beaver is put in charge of guarding everyone's belongings during a baseball game, Lumpy accuses Beaver of loosing his watch. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

6. Her Idol (11/6/1958)

When Beaver becomes close friends with a girl in school, his friends bully him into insulting her. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

7. Beaver's Ring (11/13/1958)

When Beaver is given an old, treasured ring, he promptly disobeys his parents and takes it to school. His transgression is discovered when he cannot get the ring to come of. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

8. The Shave (11/20/1958)

Wally has decided that he should start shaving like his friends. However, Ward disapproves and humiliates him in front of everyone. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

9. The Pipe (11/27/1958)

Larry and Beaver try to smoke the pipe that was given to Ward as a present. Ward, however, suspects that Wally is the guilty party. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

10. Wally's New Suit (12/4/1958)

Ward and June allow Wally to buy his new suit, with disastrous consequences. Wally brings home the most tasteless suit he can find. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

11. School Play (12/11/1958)

Beaver is to play a Canary in his school production. However, it seems that he has absolutely no talent and Ward's well meant words of encouragement only make his dread worse. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

12. The Visiting Aunts (12/18/1958)

Wally and Beaver are overjoyed when the day arrives that Ward has promised to take them to the Carnival. However, their joy is quickly ended by visiting relatives. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

13. Happy Weekend (12/25/1958)

The whole family decides that it is time to get away and enjoy the "great outdoors." Their elation is short lived when they find out that their cabin lacks all the modern conveniences. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

14. Wally's Present (1/1/1959)

When Beaver thinks that Wally is not going to invite him to his birthday party, he spends all his money on himself and buys Wally the cheapest gift he can find. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

15. The Grass is Always Greener (1/8/1959)

Beaver and Wally realize that they have much to be grateful for when they befriend the children of a garbage man. (Overall episode rating : 3 stars.)

16. The Boat Builders (1/15/1959)

After disobeying their parents and sailing on the lake in their homemade boat, Beaver and Wally try to cover up their transgression, which is no easy task considering Beaver fell in the lake and is soaked. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

17. Beaver Plays Hooky (1/22/1959)

Beaver and Larry skip school, believing that their parents will never find out. However, they are caught on a live television show which June happens to be watching. (Overall rating : 5 stars.)

18. The Garage Painters (1/29/1959)

Ward decides that Beaver and Wally should read one of his old books, Tom Sawyer. Needless to say, Wally and the Beav take the book a little too seriously and soon get into trouble. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

19. Wally's Pug Nose (2/5/1959)

When a girl at Wally's school informs him that he has a pug nose, Wally decides to do something about it. He immediately purchases a strange contraption that is supposed to give him a Roman nose. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

20. Beaver's Pigeons (2/12/1959)

Wally takes care of Beaver's beloved pet pigeons when the Beav becomes sick. Soon, Wally discovers that the pigeons are also ailing. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

21. The Tooth (2/19/1959)

Beaver is terrified after listening to his classmate's chilling stories about the horrific drill that his dentist is going to use. (Overall episode rating : 4 stars.)

22. Beaver Gets Adopted (2/26/1959)

Beaver becomes upset when Ward accuses him of deliberately breaking Wally's trophy. He decides that it is time he acquired new parents; therefore, he proceeds to go to an adoption agency, with hilarious and heartwarming consequences. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

23. The Haunted House (3/5/1959)

Beaver is convinced that Mrs. Cooper's house is haunted by a witch. His terror becomes unbearable when June gets him a job walking Mrs. Cooper's dog. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

24. The Bus Ride (3/12/59)

When Beaver and Wally set off on a bus trip to Crystal Falls, Beaver gets off at the wrong place and then boards the wrong bus, which sends him back home. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

25. Beaver and Gilbert (3/19/1959)

Beaver befriends the new neighbor's child who tells wild stories that Beaver accepts as truth. (Overall episode rating: 3 stars.)

26. Price of Fame (3/26/1959)

After listening to his classmate's outrageous stories, Beaver becomes convinced that his teacher has a spanking machine hidden in her closet. He decides to stay behind after school and see the legendary machine which results in disaster and is one of the best Beaver episodes ever done! (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

27. A Horse Named Nick (4/2/1959)

After working for a circus, Beaver and Wally are given a horse in payment, which they proceed to hide in the garage. (Overall episode rating : 4 stars.)

28. Beaver's Hero (4/9/1959)

Beaver discovers that Ward was in World War II and proceeds to tell his class that his father was a renowned war hero. However, he soon realizes that Ward did not actually fight in the war. (Overall episode rating : 4 stars.)

29. Beaver Says Goodbye (4/16/1959)

When Beaver believes that his family is going to move, his classmates throw him a farewell party and give him heaps of presents. Unfortunately, the deal on the new house falls through and Beaver must give back his presents. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

30. Beaver's Newspaper (4/23/1959)

Beaver and Wally fight over the rights to an old typewriter they found while cleaning the garage. (Overall episode rating : 4 stars.)

31. Beaver's Sweater (4/30/1959)

Beaver demands that Ward and June buy him the new sweater he has just seen. After finally attaining it, he wears it to school only once where he sees a girl in his class wearing the same sweater. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

32. Friendship (5/7/1959)

When Ward patches up an argument between Beaver and Larry, Beaver and Larry swear that they would die for each other. Larry then proceeds to demand that Beaver give him his homework, to prove their friendship. (Overall episode rating : 4 stars.)

33. Dance Contest (5/14/1959)

After being invited to go to the cotillion with a girl from his class, Wally must learn to dance. (Overall episode rating : 4 stars.)

34. Wally's Haircomb (5/21/1959)

Ward and June are dismayed when they see Wally's new and very bad hairdo. Is there anything they can do to convince him that his new hair is atrocious? (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

35. The Cookie Fund (5/28/1959)

Beaver and Larry are put in charge of the cookie fund at their school. As can be expected, a new kid takes their money and leaves them in trouble. (Overall episode rating : 4 stars.)

36. Forgotten Party (6/4/1959)

When Beaver is invited to a party by an old friend, he joyously accepts, and then forgets about the party entirely. On the day when he is supposed to arrive, his family makes a desperate attempt to locate him in time. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

37. Beaver the Athlete (6/11/1959)

Beaver wants to become an Athlete and signs up for a school baseball game. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

38. Found Money (6/18/1959)

Searching for a clever way to acquire money so that they might go to the carnival, Larry steals his mother money and tells Beaver that he found it. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

39. Most Interesting Character (6/25/1959)

When Beaver receives a school assignment to write about the most interesting person he knows, he questions if his father is simply to boring to write about. (Overall episode rating : 5 stars.)

In my opinion, season two is one of the best seasons of Leave it to Beaver. Most of the episodes were worthy of five stars and despite the passage of time, the hilarious incidents that continually befell the Beaver are just as funny and heartwarming today as they were in the fifties. Truly, this show is timeless. I highly recommend it!
106 of 116 people found the following review helpful
Best Family Sitcom E V E R March 21 2006
By D. Perelman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I've been a fan of this series from the moment it debuted in 1957, and loved practically every show produced. I equate this show as comfort food for the soul. I loved watching the boys (and parents grow) over the years, and loved every minute of it. Yes...it's true...how many mothers actually wore pearls around the house? During the 50's my mom's dress of choice was a Muu Muu...but the casting of this show was superb...from all the parents..the boys....which I felt acted like real boys of the 50's and early 60's....their friends.. we all had friends like these...Eddie Haskell....what an inspired character!...the list just goes on and on..Lumpy, Gus, Gilbert, Larry Mrs. Landers......etc. etc....... they all fit...and invited us as friends each week......

The bottom line is, that when I watch most "modern" televsion these days.. I walk away from them feeling dirty, and feel that I can't sit comfortably watching them with my family....I get sick of the sexual innuendo...and mean spirited "jokes"

HOWEVER, I always have a warm glow after watching a Beaver episode...yes...a lot of it's hokey..but it's GREAT hokiness.... the show doesn't have to resort to crude ugly scripts for a cheap laugh...it does it with great writing, directing, and most of all believable actors...

I grew up watching this show..and it brings back some very poignant memories... I just wish I could rate this with more than 5 stars...

I have the first box set, and plan on getting ALL the seasons...try it...you'll love it...you won't ever find shows of this quality again on TV....... these are a real treasure!!

ENJOY!!!!
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5 stars for the show, 0 for Universal May 19 2007
By Charles Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Once again, a great show has been been butchered by Universal.

There's nothing I can add to previous reviews regarding this most perfect example of sitcoms from the 50s/60s that hasn't been said already. There is plenty I can say about Uniserval however... without a doubt the worst of all DVD producers for the following reasons:

[1] Low, low quality transfers. I don't think I've ever bought any DVD released by Universal wherein images didn't freeze or screw up on one way or another.

[2] Double-sided discs with side identification print so small, you never know which side you are putting on.

[3] Virtually no documentation or bonus material, when plenty is available.

...and perhaps most importantly...

[4] WHY IS SEASON 3 NOT BEING RELEASED!?

For those of us old enough to remember watching this show in "real time" Universal's decision to hold back on releasing the final four seasons risks losing its audience. After all, we are all growing older with each day that passes and I sometimes wonder whether I'll live long enough to ever see the entire series reach the light of day on DVD.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Typical Release from Universal June 11 2007
By Mike Donovan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
A great show, but the Season 2 set, as good as it is, is hampered by the "Universal DVD Release Syndrome." In a word: A W F U L. Poor transfer, poor....no use listing them all again....poor everything.

As for Season 3 - where is it? Answer: There won't be a Season 3. They have done the exact same thing with other great shows. A season or two and then - no more. "Dragnet 1968" for example, the classic series with Jack Webb & Harry Morgan - One Season and out.

Universal needs new management of their DVD division as the complaints are far and wide and LOUD. I simply don't understand why they don't listen.

It's such a shame as LITB is such a classic television series that deserved so much more than what Universal delivered - and then dropped.

S H A M E.
39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
WHERE ARE THE REMAINING SEASONS?? FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED Feb. 27 2007
By ! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
So many great shows get a few seasons released and then they stop!??? This is only one of them. The Partridge Family, Night Gallery, Happy Days and Laverne $ Shirley to name a few. Please finish what you stated. Finish Beaver and More! Where is Father Knows Best, The Donna Reed Show? The list could go on and on. :-(.......... Beaver is easily one of the best shows of it's time. It's a classic! I want some more Beaver! ;-b


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