Leave It to Beaver

TV review by Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Classic '50s sitcom is dated but still appealing.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 4+

Always cheers me up

This show always makes me feel better whenever I watch it. It is a great end to a stressful day, and is always a go-to whenever I am sick. It is safe and enjoyable for all ages, though younger children may not always understand some of the more mature (but not inappropriate) humor or the customs,speech, and culture of that time period.

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age 6+

My daughter loves this show

Some have said the show is dated; I guess so it's half a century old. It may be dated but the lessons are timeless and heartwarming. The humor comes from incredibly well written scripts and situations the boys and parent have to work through and do what is right. It reminds me of Mark Twain. The Cleavers are unlike families in modern comedies where parents are buffoons and the object of ridicule from snarky children. The parents and the children have flaws and make mistakes, but in the end, there is a rich life lesson to learn from those mistakes. My daughter is eight and she absolutely loves leave it to beaver. For us it is a nightly ritual.

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