Leave It To Beaver On This Day 

On This Day, October 4,1957 – “Leave it to Beaver” Debuted on CBS-TV.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 65 years since “Leave it to Beaver” first aired on TV. The beloved sitcom follows the life of young Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver played by Jerry Mathers and his brother Wally played Tony Dow and their parents, June and Ward. Starring Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont as Beaver’s parents.   Memorable characters included – Ken Osmond as Eddie Haskell, Wally’s mischievous, two-faced best friend. Rusty Stevens as Larry Mondello, Beaver’s apple-eating best friend. Stephen Talbot as Gilbert Bates (Gilbert Gates in first appearance), Beaver’s classmate and…

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The Dick Van Dyke Show - Pilot On This Day 

On This Day in 1960 – The pilot episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” aired.

  On this day in 1960 – The pilot episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” aired on CBS. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, a comedy writer working for a fictional television show. The show also featured Barbara Britton as Rob’s wife, Laura, and Rose Marie as his colleague and friend, Sally Rogers. ` Although the show was not an instant success, it quickly developed a devoted following and went on to become one of the most beloved sitcoms of…

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