I still smile at the adorable ways of little Theodore, laugh at his escapades and feel "Beaver's" pain when he got himself in a jam. The 1950's were an era of black & white television and directors defined situations through absolutes; right and wrong were clearly revealed. Sitcoms were not a platform for situation ethics. Viewers were fully aware; wrong actions resulted in dire consequences.
Big Brother Wally did not want his dad to dole out punishment; he knew the right thing to do, he would defend "the Beave." Our brother Jesus goes before the Father on our behalf. "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense-Jesus Christ, the Righteous One (1 John 2:1 NIV)." We might "Leave it to Beaver" to get in trouble but we can always leave it to Jesus to speak up for us!
With God all things are possible! Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Secret Place, Daily Devotionals for the Deaf, Light from the Word Daily Devotional. Available now in book store: FORGET-ME-NOT DAILY DEVOTIONAL http:/ebooks.faithwriters.com/ebook-details.php?id=520