Leave It to Beaver is a popular American television sitcom about a naive boy Theodore “The Beaver” Cleaver which was played by Jerry Mathers.
The show revolves around Theodore and his life at home, neighborhood, and school.
The show was created by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher which stars Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow, and Jerry Mathers in the lead roles.
Here are some of the interesting facts about the show.
- Leave It to Beaver has 234 episodes.
- The show has 6 seasons.
- The series was debuted on CBS on October 4, 1957, and the show was canceled in 1958 by CBS due to disappointing Nielsen ratings.
- After the show was canceled by CBS, ABC picked up the show and the show resumed again in 1958.
- Leave It to Beaver was one of the first primetime sitcom series which was written from a child’s point of view. The series’ creator and writers Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher found inspiration to write this show with the experience and conversations of their own children.
- Jerry Mathers landed the role of Beaver when he attended the auditions of the show wearing a Cub Scout uniform and he said he would be in the corresponding meeting. He was hired for his candidness.
- Beaver’s classmate and second love interest Penny Woods was played by Karen Sue Trent.
- The series ended on June 20, 1963.
- In 1983, a reunion telemovie Still the Beaver was released which followed the story of adult Beaver and his struggle with a recent divorce and single parenthood.
- The sequel series of the show named ‘The New Leave It to Beaver’ was released from 1984 to 1989.