Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Reality Check

Do you remember when?

Leave It To Beaver, a series both praised for its family-bolstering innocence and panned for its homogenized sappiness, served as a bridge between the waning radio comedy and the blossoming of the television "sitcom." Beaver ran on network television from October 1957 to September 1963; the first season on CBS and the last five on ABC.

This is a family photo of the Cleaver family; Jerry Mathers, as the youngest character, starred as The Beave. As a young girl with budding hormones, I thought older brother Wally was HOT! Mrs. Cleaver, played by Barbera Billingsley, would never be caught without her pearls. Jeez! Gimme a break.



No matter how young you feel, this one still hurts...


Yikes! My eyes! My eyes! Do you recognize them? That's Eddie Haskell on the left, Beave in the middle, and {sniff} Wally on the right. When did they get so freakin' old?????




8 comments:

Doughboy said...

OK.....it's 5:45am out here in Denver (the Doughboy is on a roadtrip) and this was the equivalent of a wake up call. Beave.....how could you let yourself go like that !!!

Starwoodgal said...

LOL!

I thought the same thing last time I saw David Cassidy on TV.

(oh great! Now I'll be singing "I think I love you" all day)

:)

Deb said...

Oh, my...I want to be sick. Ewwww!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Never does to look in the mirror or have your photo taken as you go into your sixties - the results are always too shattering. You are best to remember that you are still young at heart! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Mental P Mama said...

Wally is still kinda hot. I cannot believe I just thought that. Much less print it.

Jamie Payne said...

Wow. Apparently they avoided the warnings about how too much sun can destroy your skin. Does the Beave's face look a little lopsided??

Living on the Spit said...

Wally is still kinda hot in my opinion. I had a big crush on him growing up, of course it was already in sindication by then...I wonder what ever happened to Mary Ellen...that was the name of his girlfriend, right?

I cam over from Mental Pause Chronicles...you have a great site..I willd definitely be back!

Janette said...

Oh my Gosh that's too funny. Time flies by so fast. GASP!