Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
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Blind Date Committee 

Wally is chairman of the Blind Date Committee for a dance and has to find dates for people. One girl is especially hard to find a date for.


Norman Tokar


Joe Connelly (creator), Bob Mosher (creator) | 4 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Barbara Billingsley ... June Cleaver
Hugh Beaumont ... Ward Cleaver
Tony Dow ... Wally Cleaver
Jerry Mathers ... The Beaver
Robert 'Rusty' Stevens ... Larry Mondello (as Rusty Stevens)
Ken Osmond ... Eddie Haskell
Tommy Ivo ... Duke Hathaway
Beverly Washburn ... Jill Bartlett


There is a dance upcoming at Wally's school and Wally has been appointed to be the Blind Date Committee, which is supposed to find dates for all the girls who want to go to the dance but can't find their own dates. Wally is a bit apprehensive about this job as he isn't sure how to proceed. After taking advice from his parents, he is even more unsure about it as the task seems harder than he could have imagined. It seems especially difficult to find a date for Jill Bartlett, a girl he doesn't even know and has never seen, but who he learns has a reputation for being a "gopher" as he calls it, or what his parents refer to as a wallflower. Not being able to find a date for her and unable to get out of doing the job from the dance chair Duke Hathaway, Wally decides to be her date himself. Wally wants to do whatever he can to make sure that Jill has a good time at the dance, but sends Beaver to do some reconnaissance work first just so that he has some idea of what Jill looks like ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family








Release Date:

3 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gomalco Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First episode in the new, bigger home after the Cleavers move, as promised in last episode of season 2. They also changed networks from CBS to ABC. See more »


Larry Mondello: What's the matter with your brother, Beaver?
Theodore Cleaver: He's all messed up with girls. He can't get a blind date for one for a dance.
Larry Mondello: I know how it is. My sister has trouble gettin' dates for dances and stuff.
Theodore Cleaver: How come?
Larry Mondello: 'Cause she's homely.
Theodore Cleaver: Oh, that's right.
Larry Mondello: But my mother and father are always hollerin' at her.
Theodore Cleaver: Does that do any good?
Larry Mondello: Well, if they holler enough, she gets a cousin or somethin' to take her.
Larry Mondello: [later, Beaver and Larry are about to spy on Wally's blind date] Why does Wally want you to look at ...
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Beverly Washburn Impressive
28 June 2010 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

As the story unfolds, you (the viewer) can't wait to see what "Jill Bartlett" looks like, as the suspense of it all really builds up. In the end, Beverly Washburn was perfect as "Jill." They picked exactly the right kind of girl to play that role. Wally is in charge of getting her a blind date for a dance, and nobody seems to remember what she looks like.

Earlier, in this Season Three opener, we get a short visit by LITB favorite "Eddie Haskell" (Ken Osmond) and from Beaver's pal "Larry Mondello" ('Rusty' Stevens). Tommy Ivo, a name that sounds familiar but I can't place where, guests as "Duke Hathaway," an older classmate who sort of bosses Wally.

Washburn, meanwhile, went on to do a number of TV shows, particular on "The New Loretta Young Show," where she was on 26 episodes as "Vickie Massey."

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