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TV Show: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis ( 1959 )
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is about the life and loves of a young dreamer as he progresses from high school to a stint in the army and then college. Stories related Dobie's continual thoughts about the future, his running battle with his father over the prospect of acquiring work, his relationship with his "good buddy", slacker Maynard G. Krebs played by Bob Denver, and his endless romantic heartaches.
TV Show: Maverick ( 1957 )
In this light-hearted Western, brothers Bart and Bret Maverick are descended from a long line of poker players and conmen. Together or separately, they travel the Old West looking to make money without totally compromising their... rather loose scruples. Later, their English cousin Beau arrives in England. The series mostly alternates between the adventures of Bart and Brett, with Beau taking Bret's place when series star James Garner left over a contract dispute. A third brother, Brent, was briefly seen in the fourth season. Sometimes Bart and Bret will join forces to con a particularly difficult mark, or find themselves at odds over an attractive woman.
TV Show: Leave It to Beaver ( 1957 )
Inspired by the real life experiences of creators Joe Connelly and Bob Moshers own children, Leave It To Beaver follows the hilarious everyday adventures of young Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver and his older brother Wally. Whether at home, at school or playing around their suburban neighborhood, Beaver always manages to get himself into some kind of trouble, comically learning each valuable lesson life has to offer along the way. Alongside baseball and apple pie, Leave It To Beaver reigns supreme in the pantheon of Americana. Boasting 234 episodes, spanning six iconic seasons from 1957 63, no other series on television better exemplifies the purity of childhood and importance of family in America.
TV Show: Father Knows Best ( 1954 )
Father Knows Best portrayed a family that was surprising similar to real people. The parents managed to ride through almost any family situation without violent injury to their dignity, and the three Anderson youngsters were presented as decently behaved children who respected and loved their parents. A newspaper critic at the time wrote that "Jim Anderson may be the first intelligent father permitted on TV since they invented the thing".
TV Show: The Donna Reed Show ( 1958 )
The dreams, ambitions, and frustrations of Donna Stone and her family: her husband Alex, a pediatrician; their children Mary and Jeff; and their adopted daughter Trisha.
TV Show: The Real McCoys ( 1957 )
Led by patriarch Grandpa Amos McCoy, the McCoy family moves from Virginia to the San Fernando Valley in California to run a new farm that he inherited. Upon their arrival, Amos quickly starts giving advice to his grandson Luke and his new bride Kate, other family members, and to their neighbors - whether it was solicited or not.
TV Show: Dennis the Menace ( 1959 )
The comic misadventures of television's most well-meaning but misguided boy are back! The lovable Dennis Mitchell (Jay North) left a trail of chaos throughout his suburban neighborhood. Yet along with his friends and classmates Tommy (Billy Booth) and Margaret (Jeannie Russell), Dennis managed to pry his way into the hearts of millions from week to week. Based on the long-running comic strip by Hank Ketcham, this beloved CBS television series (1959 1963) stayed true to form, as Dennis's youthful curiosity always managed to get him into heaps of trouble... especially with his crotchety old neighbor Mr. Wilson (Joseph Kearns). Herbert Anderson and Gloria Henry starred as Dennis's parents who were always on hand with love and guidance but not necessarily the required supervision.
TV Show: The Wonderful World of Disney ( 1954 )
The Wonderful World of Disney sometimes called "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The same basic series has since appeared on several major networks. The show is the second longest running prime-time program on American television, behind rival film anthology, the Hallmark Hall of Fame. However, Hallmark Hall of Fameaired as a weekly program during its first five seasons before becoming a bi-monthly program, while Disney remained a weekly program for more than 40 years. Originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, the original format of the Disney anthology series consisted of a balance of theatrical animated cartoons, live-action features, and other informational material (some original, some pre-existing) from the studio's library. For many years, the show also featured edited one-hour versions of such then-recent Disney films as Alice in Wonderland, and in other cases, telecasts of complete Disney films that were split into two or more one-hour episodes. Later original programs consisted of dramatizations of other historical figures and legends along the lines of the Davy Crockett mini-series. These included a miniseries based on Daniel Boone (not the Fess Parker characterization), Texas John Slaughter, Elfego Baca, Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox", and 1977's Kit Carson and the Mountain Man (with Christopher Connelly as Kit Carson, Robert Reed as John C. Fremont, and Gregg Palmer as mountain man Jim Bridger).
TV Show: Our Miss Brooks ( 1952 )
Teaching at Madison High, Madison has difficulty to end meets. She is always in conflict with the principal while trying to help her students.
TV Show: The Huckleberry Hound Show ( 1958 )
Huckleberry Hound is a blue dog with a Southern drawl and a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine". Every episode had him playing the part of a different profession -- from police officer to lion tamer to medieval knight. The one thing that remains constant is Huckleberry's unruffled persistence to triumph over his opponent no matter how often he is outsmarted, outfought or falls victim to his own failed plans.
TV Show: Wanted: Dead or Alive ( 1958 )
Wanted: Dead or Alive originally aired in black and white on CBS. The pilot aired on the series "Trackdown" in March 1958. Bounty hunter Josh Randall was unlike any bounty hunter, he usually gave half or all of his reward money to good causes. He was a gentlemen and very respectful of the elderly. He was a man of few words and seemed to lack emotion but he was adept at using his gun, not an ordinary gun but a .44-.40 sawed-off 1892 Winchester carbine which he had on his "Mare's Leig", BUT the cartridges in his belt were .45-.70! His catch phrase in almost every episode was "Let's Go" which he spoke softly and sounded more like les goo. A treasure one not to be missed, especially to see Mr. Cool himself, Steve McQueen.
TV Show: Cheyenne ( 1955 )
Cheyenne Bodie was a big man, a former army scout who went west after the American Civil War and drifted from job to job, here a cowboy, there a lawman, and always a larger-than-life hero.
TV Show: Rawhide ( 1959 )
Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.
TV Show: Perry Mason ( 1957 )
Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt.
TV Show: The Rifleman ( 1958 )
Lucas McCain is an ex-soldier who loses his wife after the birth of one son, Mark. Lucas and Mark move to North Fork and attempt to make a living as farmers. However, outlaws and criminals ride into North Fork regularly, and Lucas' past comes back to haunt him from time to time. Inevitably, Lucas has to pick up his rifle and uses his marksmanship skills to deal with trouble.
TV Show: Alfred Hitchcock Presents ( 1955 )
In this half-hour anthology series, master of the macabre Alfred Hitchcock introduces and concludes tales of suspense and crime. Hitchcock's speeches are filled with black humor and jabs at his network sponsors. In 1962, the series expanded to an hour and was renamed The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
TV Show: I Love Lucy ( 1951 )
I Love Lucy follows the antics of stay-at-home mom Lucy Ricardo as she tries to outsmart her Cuban band-leader husband, Ricky, and get into show business. Along the way she usually ends up dragging her landlords and best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz, into one of her wacky schemes which can create some hilarious situations.
TV Show: One Step Beyond ( 1959 )
During the era of The Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond is a show that told real stories about supernatural encounters. Host John Newland narrated stories of ghosts, monsters, mysterious disappearances, and supernatural circumstances in which no logical answer to explain the events was found. Along with dramatic and eerie re-enactments, viewers couldn't help but wonder if the paranormal truly exists.
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