Leave It To Beaver Trivia

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I've often described my grade school years as being on par to the show "Leave It to Beaver".  I walked/biked to school and came home for lunch.  Then Mom always had cookies and milk ready when I got home.  We played tag, hide-and-seek, and other games together in the neighborhood.  Idyllic times. 
My family watched the show together, and the family urban legend was Barbara Billingsley was married to a distant cousin [after all, the name 'Billingsley' on the maternal side of the family isn't the most common]. So to honor an iconic mother, June Cleaver and the passing of the actor who played her, Barbara Billingsley, here's some trivia questions about the show.  I'll post answers on Thursday night. :) Carol

1) What was the original title of the pilot episode?

2) Why was the first episode delayed by network censors?

3) Which of the show's actors was an ordained minister?

4) Which show's actors later joined the LAPD and was decorated for valor?

5) What was June Cleaver's maiden name?

6) Children's author Beverly Cleary wrote how many books based on the show?

7) What was the Cleavers' first address in Mayfield?


Carol Stephenson said...


1) "It's a Small World"
2) Because it showed a toilet tank. The episode aired a week later and would be the first American TV show to display a toilet tank.
3) Hugh Beaumont, who held a Master of Theology degree from the University of California
4) Ken Osmond aka Eddie Haskell
5) Bronson. June Bronson Cleaver.
6) Three. "Leave It To Beaver", "Here's Beaver!" and "Beaver and Wally"
7) On 485 Grant Avenue in Mayfield. Later on, they moved to 211 Pine.