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
- Great attempts at humor.
- An accurate representation of how life was like during the 1950s and 1960s.
- Likable and interesting characters, especially the main protagonist, Beaver Cleaver, his older brother, Wally and his best friend, Eddie.
- Most of the episodes have great morals.
- The Cleavers can be very relatable as a normal family.
- An incredibly catchy theme song that has no lyrics to it.
- Many unforgettable moments in each and everyone of the episodes, like when Beaver gets trapped inside a large teacup.
- The pacing is very well-done.
- 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.
- The black-and-white cinematography is a nice touch.
- The brotherly relationship between Beaver and Wally is very heartwarming.