Inspired by the real life experiences of creators Joe Connelly and Bob Moshers own children, Leave It To Beaver follows the hilarious everyday adventures of young Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver and his older brother Wally. Whether at home, at school or playing around their suburban neighborhood, Beaver always manages to get himself into some kind of trouble, comically learning each valuable lesson life has to offer along the way. Alongside baseball and apple pie, Leave It To Beaver reigns supreme in the pantheon of Americana. Boasting 234 episodes, spanning six iconic seasons from 1957 63, no other series on television better exemplifies the purity of childhood and importance of family in America.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Leave It to Beaver - The New Leave It to Beaver - Netflix
The New Leave It to Beaver (also known as Still the Beaver) is an American sitcom sequel to the original 1957–1963 sitcom Leave It to Beaver. The series began with the 1983 reunion television movie Still the Beaver, that aired on CBS in March 1983. The success of the television movie prompted the creation of a revival series, also titled Still the Beaver, that aired on the Disney Channel from 1984 to 1985. In 1986, the series was picked up by TBS where it aired until June 1989. The New Leave It to Beaver is one of the rare examples of a television series revival sequel (not spin-off) that revolves around the characters from the original series. Other examples of this include The New WKRP in Cincinnati and What's Happening Now!!, as well as the sequel to Dallas and the two sequel series to The Brady Bunch.
Leave It to Beaver - Synopsis - Netflix
The series focuses on Wally Cleaver (Tony Dow) and his younger brother, Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) as adults and with families of their own. The Beaver is divorced and living with his mother, the widowed June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley), along with his two sons, Kip and Oliver. Wally Cleaver lives next door with his wife Mary Ellen, his daughter Kelly and later, his son Kevin. Hugh Beaumont, who played Ward Cleaver in the original series, had died in 1982. His character, Ward, died in 1977. Other series regulars included Wally's old friend Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond) and his sons Freddie and Bomber (played by Osmond's two real-life sons), as well as “Lumpy” Rutherford (Frank Bank) and his daughter J.J., with Diane Brewster returning for four episodes to recreate her role as “Miss Canfield,” Beaver's original grade schoolteacher. Some of Beaver's old friends, Larry Mondello (Rusty Stevens), and Richard Rickover (Rich Correll), return to the series.
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