Presented as a tribute to the series and cast of the

1959-63 CBS - TV SITCOM, Dennis the Menace 

  Gloria Henry, Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Joseph Kearns and Sylvia Field.    

Premiered: October 04, 1959, on CBS. Series ended July 7, 1963.

Premise: Sitcom mischief with cartoonist Hank Ketcham's comic-strip terror who really didn't mean to do all those things that drove Mr. Wilson crazy. -- from 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                                                                             

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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. Dennis the Menace preceded The Ed Sullivan Show  Sunday evenings (7:30) on CBS from 1959 to 1963.


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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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