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Fifty Years of Leave it to Beaver
By Beverly Mahone
Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2007
Last edited: Saturday, September 29, 2007
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OK, I admit that, as a little black girl, I used to watch the “Beev” because he was a kid just like me.

Can you believe it fellow boomers?  It’s been 50 years since Leave it to Beaver first made its debut on television.

 

To commemorate this occasion, TV Land is holding a 50th year marathon of the show.  The episode I’m currently watching (as I write this) is the one where Wally hosts a teenage shin-dig but doesn’t want to invite his little brother.  Beaver gets upset and decides to sabotage the party.  He does this before Wally has a change of heart---at the urging of his always neatly dressed mother---June Cleaver.

 

OK, I admit that, as a little black girl, I used to watch the “Beev” because he was a kid just like me.  I never gave one thought to the fact that he (and his family) didn’t have any black friends or that his school environment was quite different than mine.  His dad surely wasn’t like my dad.  He didn’t go to work everyday wearing a suit and tie but I bet my dad worked HARDER than Beev’s dad and he did so for HALF the pay.  The only time my mother ever wore pearls was to go to church and you would’ve never seen her cleaning the house wearing them in one of her BEST dresses.

 

How much times have changed over the past 50 years…….or have they?  Let's ask our kids baby boomers. 

 

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Reviewed by Joanna Leone 7/2/2008
I loved the show, Leave it To Beaver! That is a classic. Things were so different back in the era when Leave it to Beaver was produced. Mom and dad has very dinstinct roles, as dad went to the office in a suit, and mom walked around with an apron and a nice dress all day. Meals were ready when dad got home. Times have changed. Now, both mom and dad work, or sometimes one of the parents does the housework and has a job which allows them to telecommute, or work from home. My father was a stone mason, and never wore a suit. The only time my dad wore a suit was for a funeral, wake, or wedding. The rest of the time, it was work boots and beige or navy blue work pants/shirt. Sometimes a sweatshirt with paint or cement on it. The habits and lifestyle of the Cleaver's family were very different. Now, there are latch key kids, or kids who go home after school, but mom and dad are both working. Things were different in the Cleaver household.

Hope to see you in my authors den soon.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 1/29/2008
Nothing wrong at all with a little TV Land memory lane! It really relaxes me and there's no blood guts violence or foul language. blessin's to you Sis Beverly,
cynth'ya lewis reed


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