Gloria Henry, Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Joseph Kearns & Sylvia Field
Premiered: October 04, 1959. Dennis the Menace preceded The Ed Sullivan Show Sunday evenings (7:30) on CBS from 1959 to 1963.
Series ended July 7, 1963.
Premise: Sitcom mischief with Hank Ketcham's comic-strip terror who really didn't mean to do all those things that drove Mr. Wilson crazy. TV Guide
TV Address: 627 Elm Street, Hillsdale, USA
Filming locations: former Columbia Ranch, (now Warner) Screen Gems Division, 411 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA, and the former Columbia Studios Stage 7 for the interiors.
Episodes: 146, 4 seasons 1959-1963
#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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Meet Dennis Mitchell (JAY NORTH). He lives at 627 Elm Street in 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.
This CBS live-action situation comedy was based on the comic strip by the late Hank Ketcham.
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"A beautifully written and constructed sitcom...that also just happens to be a "kiddie" show. Featuring witty scripting and inventive direction, Dennis the Menace delivers laughs with a consistency matched by the perfectly-drawn performances ―particularly Jay North's intensely funny, insistent turn as the well-intentioned, but mischievous devil, Dennis." --Paul Mavis Read his reviews here
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