Classic TV: The 50s : How did the Beaver get his nickname?

How did the Beaver get his nickname?

I see old reruns of LITB every morning and have yet to see how/when he got that nickname. I think it is funny the way they refer to him as the Beaver sometimes instead of just Beaver.





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Tommy Mottola

Re: How did the Beaver get his nickname?

It was explained in the last episode that Wally Could not pronounce Theodore
correctly when his baby brother arrived and it sounded like Beaver & the name stuck...

Re: How did the Beaver get his nickname?

Thank You!

I thought I had seen all the early episodes. It is one of those little things that aren't really important but .... can't get it out of your mind. LOL

But I really can't see how a mispronunciation of Theodore comes out as Beaver.




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Tommy Mottola

Re: How did the Beaver get his nickname?


But I really can't see how a mispronunciation of Theodore comes out as Beaver.


I always thought it was a dumb explanation and felt the writers should have taken a few more minutes to come up with something more plausible, like, "When Beaver used to get nervous before a test, he would chew up his pencils. One time Ward said, 'If you keep that up, you'll turn into a beaver,' and that's when the name stuck!"

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Re: How did the Beaver get his nickname?

"When Beaver used to get nervous before a test, he would chew up his pencils. One time Ward said, 'If you keep that up, you'll turn into a beaver,'

That does sound more plausible.



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Tommy Mottola

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Re: How did the Beaver get his nickname?

Thank you...now it makes more sense!

For the longest time, I thought it was because of his front teeth but then I noticed Wally's 2 front teeth were kind of big too.




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Tommy Mottola

Re: How did the Beaver get his nickname?

I'm not sure why he thinks that was a lame explanation for the name. That's the exact way my older sister got her nickname. 50 years later we still call her that.

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And to add to what everyone else said there is the most obvious reason that he got the nickname Beaver. It rhymes with Cleaver.

I would say it's not that unusual for a bunch of kids to give another kid a nickname that rhymes with his last name.

(knock,knock,knock) Penny (knock,knock,knock) Penny (knock,knock,knock) Penny

Re: How did the Beaver get his nickname?

Theodore Beaver

Re: How did the Beaver get his nickname?

From his 2 front teeth.

Re: How did the Beaver get his nickname?

It was revealed in the last episode.
When he was born, Wally could not pronounce Theodore and instead called him "Teeder". Ward and June changed this to "The Beaver".
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