Monday, January 19, 2009


Deadbeat Horse Refuses To Work On ‘Leave It To Beaver’

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Wild horses can’t be broken, but they can break down a wall.

That’s what Leave It to Beaver star Jerry Mathers, who played The Beav on the classic comedy series, found out.

Mathers says there were countless cockups on the set, but one that he’ll never forget involved a very stubborn horse.

The Beav recalls an episode in which a trained horse was supposed to lie down, but the stallion wasn’t having it.

Mathers recounts, “We couldn’t get the horse to lie down. They paid all this money for a horse that was supposed to lie down on cue and it absolutely wouldn’t. It was so funny.”

Seeing as the horse was not playing along, and animal rights weren’t a big deal back in those days, a vet was brought in to tranquilize the horsey.

But that didn’t work out so well either.

Mathers laughs, “It got so unsteady that it fell over and knocked down a wall. They had to rebuild that whole wall!”

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