To Cute! Where's the Beev?
Dear Stana, I don't remember any LEAVE IT TO BEAVER episodes involving crossdressing, but if that series had run about 25 to 35 years later there might have been. I've noticed that many of the TV sitcoms featuring teen and pre-teen boys in the last 20 years or so have had episodes where the boy character(s) crossdressed (for some "contrived" reason). There are quite a few YouTube videos with clips (or entire episodes) from those shows. In many cases, the crossdressed boy(s) looked really good -- they were made up and dressed very realistically. The plots usually involved them trying to be perceived as real girls. Some of the boys (especially the ones who were exceptionally good looking) made beautiful girls. Like the guys who participate in the truly superb MISS ENGINEERING events of the University of the Philippines, I would love to know how many guys who looked gorgeous as girls (and who previously had never crossdressed) LOVED the experience and continued crossdressing in private after seeing how beautiful they looked as girls. Love, Sheila.
There was indeed a Beav episode where Wally had to play a woman in a school skit and resisted till the very end, until Ward persuaded him he wan't a sissy.
There was indeed a Beav episode where Wally had to play a woman in a school skit and resisted doing it until the very end, but Ward finally persuaded him it took a real man to wear a dress for fun.
"Wally's Play" aired June 11, 1960; Wally is cast as a saloon girl in an all-male school play.
Besides Wally being cast as a saloon girl in an all-male school play, the "Wally's Play" episode of "Leave It To Beaver" has another drag connection. One of the other characters in the episode, Duke Hathaway, was played by Tommy Ivo, a famous drag racer.
Dear Stana,Thank You for the info on the WALLY'S PLAY episode. It's available on Netflix or for $1.99 on YouTube. The YouTube entry comes up with only the first 2 minutes of the episode, but has a button to start the purchase of the full episode. I'm now going to watch it using the streaming Netflix App on my iPhone.Love,Sheila.