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Leave It To Beaver10/4/1957 - 9/17/1958 CBS
10/2/1958 - 9/12/1963 ABC
Black and White - 30 minutes - 234 total episodes
Leave It To Beaver Cast
Leave it to Beaver contributed to the notion of the perfect Fifties family. Parents never raised their voices or were too busy for the kids. Dad didn't work late.Mom, well, poor Mom seemed obliged to remain perfectly coifed and dressed regardless of task. Dusting, vacuuming, cooking. No matter. She always had a dress and her heels on. What they never showed was Mom ironing which must have been a daily ordeal to keep all those nice outifts pressed.A life crisis consisted of a lost report card or failure to eat your vegetables.Still, we watched. Amused by the comings and goings of the Cleaver family and I suspect, wishing our own families could be as perfect as the Cleavers.Ward (Hugh Beaumont) was an accountant and they lived at 211 Pine Street in Mayfield. At the start, Beaver (Jerry Mather) was in the second grade and his brother Wally (Tony Dow) was in the eighth.Eventually Wally moves on the Mayfield High School and becomes captain of the football team. Beaver never seems to mature.