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Dennis the Menace

 Dennis the Menace Network: CBS
Episodes: 146 (half-hour)
Seasons: Four

TV show dates: October 4, 1959 — July 7, 1963
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns, Sylvia Field, Billy Booth, Gale Gordon, Jeannie Russell, George Cisar, Sara Seegar, Robert John Pittman, and Irene Tedrow.

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TV show description:
Based on the Hank Ketchum comic strip of the same name, this show tells the story of Dennis Mitchell (Jay North); a sweet five-year-old boy with a knack for getting into trouble.

Dennis’ parents, Henry and Alice (Herbert Anderson and Gloria Henry), do their best to control Dennis but it’s usually poor neighbor George Wilson (Joseph Kearns) who takes the brunt of it.

Dennis’ friends include Mrs. Wilson (Sylvia Field) and playmates Margaret Wade (Jeannie Russell) and Tommy Anderson (Billy Booth).

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James Speorl - Frederick, MD June 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Meeting a popular sitcom star is always exciting—Jay North is no exception. Like “Leave It To Beaver,” Dennis was one of those classic shows that everyone grew up with. Of course, I only got to see the show in daily re-runs on our local WTTG 5 in Washington. But, Dennis was up there with Lucy, and others in the morning programming. It was a thrill to meet and chat with Jay North at a show in York, PA years ago. He signed my hardbound edition of a Dennis the Menace Comic Strip book. It is quite a keepsake. Its neat to watch the show and say: “Hey, I actually met Dennis!” :-) I love this show and recommend it to anyone.


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