Friday, July 13, 2012





How and how not to do sitcoms about kids

‘Leave It to Beaver’ versus ‘Dennis the Menace’. Locally Antenna TV shows them. I’m not a fan of the first but it’s watchable with likeable people; close to natural and not patronizing. By the way Gale Gordon looked like the comic-strip Mr Wilson. Did you know that Hugh Beaumont had a theology degree and was a licensed Methodist preacher? Barbara Billingsley said the pearls were for a practical reason for filming; they covered a scar on her neck.

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