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“....and Jerry Mathers as The Beaver”

Leave it to Beaver is a 1950s live-action comedy television series. The show ran and lasted from October 4th, 1957 to June 20th, 1963.


The show follows a young, naive little boy named Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) and his misadventures with his friends, family and older brother, Wally (Tony Dow).

Why It Rocks

  1. Great attempts at humor.
  2. An accurate representation of how life was like during the 1950s and 1960s.
  3. Likable and interesting characters, especially the main protagonist, Beaver Cleaver, his older brother, Wally and his best friend, Eddie.
  4. Most of the episodes have great morals.
  5. The Cleavers can be very relatable as a normal family.
  6. An incredibly catchy theme song that has no lyrics to it.
  7. Many unforgettable moments in each and everyone of the episodes, like when Beaver gets trapped inside a large teacup.
  8. The pacing is very well-done.
  9. A few of the characters went through some character development, like how Beaver has began maturing as his actor (Jerry Mathers) hit his teen years.
  10. The black-and-white cinematography is a nice touch.
  11. The brotherly relationship between Beaver and Wally is very heartwarming.