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Happy Birthday Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver)
jerrymathers.com ^ | june 2, 2014

Posted on 06/02/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT by lowbridge

Happy Birthday Jerry Mathers! Born June 2, 1948


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
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1 posted on 06/02/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Happy Birthday, Beave..................


2 posted on 06/02/2014 1:13:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: lowbridge

We watch it often on Netflix.


3 posted on 06/02/2014 1:14:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: lowbridge

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAVER


4 posted on 06/02/2014 1:15:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: lowbridge
And apropos of nothing..except that it's a Monday.. for those of you who may have forgotten..here's the Beav's mom..Mrs. Cleaver, in her absolute finest moment, from "Airplane!": "I speak jive!!"
5 posted on 06/02/2014 1:16:23 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

People joke about old TV shows and how silly they were, etc. but I would take old TV shows anyday over today’s trash. Today’s TV pushes homosexuality and rely on jokes revolving around sex. Old TV shows, written as they were in an era of censorship, weren’t allowed to joke about homosexuality and sex matters at all. They had to have actual plots with story lines.


6 posted on 06/02/2014 1:16:54 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: lowbridge

I saw him on Broadway acting in Hairspray. Pretty good.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 1:17:59 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: lowbridge

Leave it to Beaver 25th Anniversary Party (SCTV)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9dKYxkYYXM


8 posted on 06/02/2014 1:20:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I remember that at the end of each Leave It to Beaver episode Ward would explain the moral to the story. Hugh Beaumont, who played Ward, was an ordained Methodist minister.


9 posted on 06/02/2014 1:23:07 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: dfwgator

sorry shut it down.. sucked


10 posted on 06/02/2014 1:24:35 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My brother played in a band called the “Cleavers”.

We both remember the episode in which Mrs. Cleaver told Ward that he was a little bit hard on the Beaver last night.

We still laugh about that one.

Yeah, I know that was not nice.

But we laughed anyway.


11 posted on 06/02/2014 1:26:02 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: forgotten man

Yep, I remember that too, when Ward would impart lessons to Beaver.

It’s such a far cry from today’s TV, in which outrageous behavior of various kinds is pushed and celebrated as comedy.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 1:26:15 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: ken5050
I think this one may be funnier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7AQkui_fcA

13 posted on 06/02/2014 1:26:40 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: dfwgator
And by way of that, arguably the funniest scene from Airplane 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_lLJjb1BBQ
14 posted on 06/02/2014 1:27:42 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: ken5050
Or perhaps this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRfs8LD-GS8

16 posted on 06/02/2014 1:28:41 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: ken5050
Oops, replied to the wrong one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_lLJjb1BBQ
17 posted on 06/02/2014 1:30:31 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: ken5050

Thank you. I love Airplane.


18 posted on 06/02/2014 1:30:38 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: the anti-mahdi

19 posted on 06/02/2014 1:30:41 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: lowbridge

The Beaver comes on 8 to 9 weekday mornings on ME TV here in the Pittsburgh area. It’s like watching home movies of my childhood.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 1:32:52 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: ken5050
An interview with Barbara Billingsley about the scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUw2fIa0dSI

And another one about the making of the scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fkZdz4Vz10

Watch closely, and read the subtitles when the actors are speaking. :-)

21 posted on 06/02/2014 1:35:11 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: 4yearlurker
My Mom got a kick out of June Cleaver — hair coifed, always impeccably dressed with pearls and earrings. Mom said she didn't look that good when she went to church.
22 posted on 06/02/2014 1:38:17 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: lowbridge

1948?

Gee, Wally, old people are creepy!


23 posted on 06/02/2014 1:58:45 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lowbridge
Leave It To Beaver diologue we should've hears.

Beaver: Hey, Wally? Does Lumpy's dad ever give you the creeps?
Wally: I'll say. Does he ever.
Beaver: I thought so.

24 posted on 06/02/2014 2:14:04 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: lowbridge

Happy birthday, Beaver!! I love that show. It’s even funnier watching it as an adult than it was watching it as a kid. I love the morals and values it advanced, and I love the characters.


25 posted on 06/02/2014 2:38:23 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: lowbridge

Can’t believe no one has posted the rumor he died in Vietnam.


26 posted on 06/02/2014 2:38:40 PM PDT by bgill
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To: lowbridge
I just have to add -- a few weeks ago I watched the one where Beaver sends his picture to a "modeling agency" scam, against his father's wishes (Ward warned him it was a scam), and ends up owing the company a bunch of money.

Too embarrassed to ask his dad what to do about the threatening letters he's getting from the company demanding payment, he musters enough courage to go all by himself to a lawyer who's a friend of his dad's, with all his savings -- 64 cents -- to pay him for his services.

The lawyer figures it out pretty quick, tells Beaver that he can take care of it (by writing an equally threatening letter back to them), and gives him a little lecture about WHY he's going to take that 64 cent fee: So Beaver would learn and remember that any time he gets into the kind of trouble where he can't go to his own father to help him out, it's going to cost him! {^) Which is of course VERY true.

Jerry Mathers was actually a pretty good actor, able to play Beaver believably -- a "dumb" kid who wasn't as dumb as he looked, and who had real guts (even Wally was impressed that little Beav went all by himself to a lawyer) when necessary.

27 posted on 06/02/2014 2:51:07 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: fatnotlazy

Donna Reed too.


28 posted on 06/02/2014 2:57:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: lowbridge
The main characters in the program ‘Mad Men’ are sort of an Anti-Cleaver family, though the Mrs. did seem to be attempting to live the June Cleaver life.

What I saw of it appeared to be some sort of an indictment against the advertising industry and Early 1960s American culture. The slamming of the Cleavers as being typical was brutal, and the shallowness of the television culture altogether was simply unrestrained. Brutal but subtle commentary that clearly targeted the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ show as one of the most offensive of all Hollywood TV productions.

That was my take on what I watched of it,

29 posted on 06/02/2014 3:03:10 PM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: lowbridge

When I’m kidding someone, I still say “I’m giving them the business”.


30 posted on 06/02/2014 3:10:18 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: lowbridge

One of the great American social institutions of the Fifties - and a lot of fun, too.

Happy Birthday, Beave.


31 posted on 06/02/2014 5:29:35 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: lowbridge

low,as we have discussed—one of my favorite shows as a young child, growing up in a chaotic household, trying to find what was “normal”.

My other favorite was “Ozzie and Harriet”


32 posted on 06/02/2014 5:31:32 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Exactly. I STILL look for the normal in (old) sitcoms such as this.


33 posted on 06/03/2014 7:07:34 AM PDT by lowbridge
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