Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV Series  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Family

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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.


  • Madge Blake and Robert 'Rusty' Stevens in Leave It to Beaver (1957)
  • Stephen Talbot in Leave It to Beaver (1957)
  • Barbara Billingsley and Jerry Mathers in Leave It to Beaver (1957)
  • Jerry Mathers and Karen Sue Trent in Leave It to Beaver (1957)
  • Barbara Billingsley in Leave It to Beaver (1957)

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Cast & Crew

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Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, Dick Conway

Did You Know?


The show's situations were based on the experiences of the writers' children. Joe Connelly based Beaver and Wally on his own sons while Eddie and Larry were based on their friends. Connelly would take the boys out and record their conversations in his notebook.


Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver: How come Eddie's such a creepy guy?
Wally Cleaver: He works at it.


In the title sequence shown before each episode in Season 6, each family member comes out the front door on their way to an outing in the car. About halfway down the walk, Barbara Billingsley looks directly at the camera (it's called 'breaking the fourth wall', usually a no-no), seeming either to say, "How's that? Am I doing OK?" or, "I'm not going to run into the car, am I?"


Plot Summary


Comedy | Family


Release Date:

23 April 1957



Country of Origin


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