8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Leave It To Beaver’

  
Slide 2 of 4 | View On One Page

6. Low Key Sense of Humor

According to Tony Dow, the show went out of its way to have what he called a “low key sense of humor.” He said “if any line got too much of a laugh, they’d take it out. They didn’t want a big laugh; they wanted chuckles.” In order to achieve this Connelly and Mosher created humor in simple, everyday life situations instead of relying on contrived jokes.

PREMIUM —

ADVERTISEMENT

5. Series Finale

Leave It To Beaver became the first primetime American production to have a series finale in 1963 when star of the show, Jerry Mathers, decided he wanted to retire and focus on school. He’d been acting since he was two-and-a-half and decided it was time to switch gears. It was a hard decision for producers because the show was still earning high ratings.

Source: AV Club

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT