The comic misadventures of television’s most well-meaning but misguided boy are back! The lovable Dennis Mitchell (Jay North) left a trail of chaos throughout his suburban neighborhood. Yet along with his friends and classmates Tommy (Billy Booth) and Margaret (Jeannie Russell), Dennis managed to pry his way into the hearts of millions from week to week. Based on the long-running comic strip by Hank Ketcham, this beloved CBS television series (1959 1963) stayed true to form, as Dennis’s youthful curiosity always managed to get him into heaps of trouble . . . especially with his crotchety old neighbor Mr. Wilson (Joseph Kearns). Herbert Anderson and Gloria Henry starred as Dennis’ parents who were always on hand with love and guidance but not necessarily the required supervision.
More Dennis you say? Yes please! I was a bit cynical when I decided to watch Season 1 of the series a few months ago, but after a few episodes, I was hooked. The show is simple and predictable, but it has some real warmth that I have used more then a few time in recent months to help clear my brain before going to sleep. Yes I will reiterate (like I said about season 1), this is pure comfort TV.
The set includes all 38 original episodes from season 2. (Crazy they made so many episodes in a season back then.) It also has 1 extra:
- Original Season 2 promos
I am a classic TV nut most of the time and Dennis the Menace is now a welcome addition to my stable of comfort shows. If you have not seen the show and appreciate TV of that era, give it a shot. If you did not enjoy the show when you were younger, take a look at it with new eyes. I think you will find that the show has merits you may have missed out on when you were younger.
Order Dennis the Menace: Season Two [@] Shout Factory