Leave It to Beaver
- 6 Seasons
Set in the fictional town of Mayfield, "Leave It To Beaver" is a classic and timeless family-oriented situational comedy. The show revolves around a young suburban boy named Theodore Cleaver who is nicknamed 'Beaver' and his family. Being a curious and trusting boy 'Beaver' has a knack for getting himself into unusual situations that are actually humorous. With his friends Whitey Whitney, Larry Mondellow and Gilbert Bates, Beaver regularly finds himself getting into trouble with his parents, teachers and other authority figures. Although Beaver's motives are good, things sometimes don't work out like he innocently thinks they will. His older brother Wally often tries to help Beaver get out of predicaments but things frequently become complicated. No matter what type of trouble Beaver and Wally get into they always end up confessing to their parents what they have done and their parents always try to hand out appropriate punishment. Among Wally's friends are Clarence 'Lumpy' Rutherford and Eddie Haskell. Both of these friends are practical jokers but especially Eddie. He is quite sarcastic and scheming but he always acts very polite to the Cleaver brother's parents. School figures prominently in "Leave It To Beaver". Many of the episodes focus on either Beaver or Wally's school activities. Whether it's Beaver getting locked in the principal's office or taking an I.Q. test or Wally attending a high school dance there is always something going on at their schools. Some of the plot lines on the show include the boys building a boat, spending stolen money, playing hooky from school, going on a blind date and sending away for items that cannot be paid for. The cast members of "Leave It To Beaver" include Jerry Mathers as Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver, Tony Dow as Wally Cleaver, Barbara Billingsley as their mother June Cleaver and Hugh Beaumont as their father Ward Cleaver. "Leave It To Beaver" aired on prime time television for six seasons and it is still very popular today.