Beaver's Cleaver's Cap -
- Baseball style hat worn by youngster Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) on the situation comedy LEAVE IT TO BEAVER. Beaver wore his hat on and off throughout the six year run of the series.
According to a 7/12/2008 interview with Madison, Wisconsin newspaper The Capital Times Jerry Mathers reported,
"The very first day we came was an episode called 'Captain Jack', about the boys getting an alligator, and they go to Friends Lake again and it had to look like an alligator farm at one end. My mom, because it was kind of a cold day -- it must have been a fall or even winter day -- as we were going to the studio, she put this baseball cap on me just because we were going to be outside and didn't want me to get cold. So the director looked at me, and said, 'Oh, I like that hat. Leave it on him.' And the wardrobe man kinda went, 'Oh, OK, I'll get another one and then we'll just match it.' Couldn't find one. So that's the only cap I had for six years."
The Cast of THE NEW LEAVE IT TO BEAVER
TRIVIA NOTE: In 2007, Hallmark came out with a line of Leave It To Beaver greeting cards. One of them featured Beaver being kissed by Violet (Veronica Cartwright)), Beaver's girlfriend in several episodes. She gave him his first kiss.
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