Presented as a tribute to the series and cast of the
1959-63 CBS - TV SITCOM, Dennis the Menace
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Gloria Henry, Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Joseph Kearns and Sylvia Field.
Premiered: October 04, 1959, on CBS
Filming locations: Columbia Ranch, Screen Gems Division, 411 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA (now Warner Ranch), and the former Columbia Studios Stage 7(now Sunset Gower) for the interiors.
Episodes: 146, 4 seasons
#16 (26.0) Season 2 (1960-61)
#11 (26.1) Season 3 (1961-62)
#17 (23.8) Season 4 (1962-63)
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This is a non-commercial, ad-free family-friendly "fan" website, created to pay tribute to the Dennis the Menace TV series and its cast. Information has been drawn from many sources and credit will be given whenever possible and available.
It's been nearly 55 years since the premier of Dennis the Menace on October 4th, 1959. It was a more innocent time in American life during the late 50's and early 60’s. Doors remained unlocked, in the daytime, at least, and the kids could roam the neighborhood with abandon. There were no bike helmets or seat belts [how did we survive?]. And on TV there were separate, twin beds in the master bedrooms.
Meet Dennis Mitchell (Jay North). He lives at 627 Elm Street, Hillsdale, somewhere in the US, with his parents, Henry and Alice. Next door at 625 Elm is his best adult friend, Mr. Wilson. Dennis is portrayed as the helpful young boy that always seemed to cause chaos -- a well meaning, enthusiastic and energetic kid who can’t seem to stay out of trouble!
Dennis’ parents, Henry (Herbert Anderson) and Alice (Gloria Henry) try to keep their only son’s antics in control. Mr. Wilson (Joseph Kearns, and later, Gale Gordon), is neighbor to the Mitchell family, who often ends up being on the receiving end of Dennis’ disasters, although he still is fond that Dennis considers him his best friend. Dennis is usually around to help Mr. Wilson whether he wanted the help or not. His other best friend is his pal,Tommy Anderson (Billy Booth). Jeannie Russell plays the part of Margaret, Dennis' nemesis.
The 1959 -1963 CBS live-action situation comedy was based on the comic strip by the late Hank Ketcham.
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Vintage TV commercials - Dennis and the cast star in Kelloggs Rice Crispies ads on the Commercials page
_____________________________________________________Antenna TV is airing Dennis the Menace Mon-Fri Check the schedule here: antenna.tv/shows.
The Just the Facts page is now Dennis Q&A
Additional material on Joe Kearns has been added to the Cast/Bio page
Plot Summaries for Seasons 1-4.
DVD Reviews by Paul Mavis -- critiques of each season
Lowes is repeating last spring's TV Spot made on The Ranch. Go to http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7IWM/lowes-moving-in-song-by-american-authors.
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