• Dennis Mitchell (Jay North) is the series protagonist (146 episodes, 1959–1963). On both episodes, Dennis is at the police station. Joey McDonald is one of Dennis'best friends. 1951 must have been a very bad year to be named Dennis. Dennis also had a nemesis named Johnny Brady, whose father and Henry Mitchell also were sometimes at odds. Instead of Dennis's dog Ruff, a smaller Cairn Terrier (per the episode "Miss Cathcart's Friend") named Fremont belonged to George and Martha Wilson. Dennis the Menace aka Michael George Denvir, is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip originally created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham.It debuted on March 12, 1951, in 16 newspapers and was originally distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate. It became the target of another troublemaker in 2006. He did not appear during the fourth season, when John and Eloise Wilson moved into 625 Elm Street. Originally sponsored by Kellogg's cereals and Best Foods (Skippy peanut butter), the series was produced by Dariell Productions and Screen Gems.[1]. By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Agreement. Also, the famous striped shirt goes from a crew-neck to a "polo"-type shirt with a collar and buttons. Director 5 Credits. To avoid confusion with the British comic character, the series was known in the UK as Just Dennis. This page was last edited on 6 January 2021, at 15:09. Dennis's parents then announce that they are going to the movies to see a Western (that Dennis wanted to see "all my life") and that Dennis would stay home with a sitter. This structure, after some transformation, became well known as the home of the Andersons in Father Knows Best before becoming the home of the Wilsons, and later, the home of Major Nelson and Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie. In 1963, NBC began airing reruns of the series on Saturday mornings for two seasons – the show entered syndication in 1965. 26 years have passed since his last acting role in 1986. On January 3, 2011, Dennis the Menace began airing on Antenna TV. The corner church, together with The Partridge Family house, burned down in a fire in August 1970. North also noted that he gets together with his "Dennis the Menace" co-stars once or twice a year, and they absolutely love meeting fans of the show. The garage of the well-known address, 1164 Morning Glory Circle, used as the Bewitched house, can also be seen in several episodes. Dennis and Mr. Wilson had a love-hate relationship, with Dennis always aggravating Mr. Wilson, but usually without realizing it. Finding the accidental-troublemaking Dennis on an inadvertent campaign of mischief-making against his neighborhood, the story sees the five-year-old earning the ire of the irascible Mr. Wilson. Directed by Charles Barton. Dennis was gradually maturing, and at times, Mr. Wilson is revealed to like Dennis deep down. Walter Matthau (George Wilson) Walter Matthau, who played George Wilson, and countless other roles in the years leading up to and following Dennis the Menace passed away in … The show was exported to the United Kingdom and shown on the ITV network, with 103 episodes airing in the London region between 1960 and 1966. He was joined by his wife Eloise, played by Sara Seegar. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis Mitchell (Mason Gamble) is just trying to be helpful. Presented as a tribute to the series and cast of the 1959-63 CBS - TV SITCOM, Dennis the Menace . Jeannie Russell (born Jeanne K. Russell; October 22, 1950) is an American actress best known for playing Dennis's playmate, Margaret Wade, in the television series Dennis the Menace, which was based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name and aired from 1959 to 1963 on CBS. Mrs. Wilson, however, loved Dennis in a grandmotherly way and tried to make the situation better between the two. In the fourth and final season, John Wilson purchased the house from his brother, although where George and Martha had moved was never explained. George Wilson was referred to as "the other Mr. Wilson" in the second episode, and John Wilson says in the seventh episode that he bought the house from his brother. The Mitchells' house was constructed between 1934 and 1935 for the movie Party Wire. With CBS seeking to replace the hit show it had lost when it allowed Leave It to Beaver to migrate to ABC, a pilot episode titled "Dennis Goes to the Movies" was filmed in late 1958. In a 2010 interview, actress Gloria Henry revealed Kearns followed a strict six-week Metrecal diet that may have contributed to his death. CBS cancelled Dennis the Menace in the spring of 1963. THE REAL MENACE REMAINS AT LARGE. Dennis the Menace: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns, Gale Gordon, Billy Booth, George Cisar, Lillian Culver Dennis the Menace - Cast, Crew and Credits - TV.com Search George is expecting a visit from his Uncle Ned, a rocker-chair addict. Mrs. Schooner (Lillian Culver) is a local socialite, volunteer, and outdoor enthusiast (7 episodes, 1960–63). On February 17, 1962, after filming the show's 100th episode, Joseph Kearns died of a cerebral hemorrhage. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2021 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. On July 1, 1985,[13] the Nickelodeon cable network began airing the series, and continued until October 22, 1994 after Nick Jr.[14] It also aired on TV Land from 2002 to 2003. Now, all of these houses still exist at the Warner Ranch and are used primarily as storage space and production offices across from the suburban park it faces. After the pilot aired as the first episode, "The Sign Post" aired and after that "Fishing Trip", the second episode, aired. Seymour Williams (Robert John Pittman) is Dennis' friend (31 episodes, 1961–1963). Dennis the Menace is an American sitcom based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. Back before I had to go to work daily, I too used to get up and eat breakfast cereal before going off to public school!! Second- and third-season episodes began to focus on Dennis at school learning to read, going to camp, playing baseball, being in scouting, and trying to help Mr. Wilson. He would call Mr. Wilson his "best friend", and often referred to him as "Good Ol' Mr. Wilson", while on many occasions, Mr. Wilson would tell Dennis, "You have far better friends than me." Dennis then switches places with Joey and sneaks out to the same movie his parents are seeing. Dennis's friend Stewart appeared in a few episodes in the first season, played by Ron Howard, who soon after became Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show. Sylvia Field, who played Martha Wilson, was let go at the end of the season. These characters from the movie Dennis the Menace are ordered by their prominence in the film, so the most recognizable roles are at the top of the list. 30 Episodes 1962. Prior to The Partridge Family, the house facade was used by the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Kravitz on Bewitched. In the episode, Dennis causes much destruction such as burying a hose (installing an automatic sprinkler system), trying to repair a leg on the kitchen table and causing it to collapse, and almost knocking Mr. Wilson off the ladder and causing him to ruin his shoes as he steps in a can of paint, among other things. Dennis the Menace Cast & Crew. Charles Barton. The show follows the lives of the Mitchell family – Henry, Alice, and their only child, Dennis, an energetic, trouble-prone, mischievous, but well-meaning boy, who often tangles first with his peace-and-quiet-loving neighbor, George Wilson, a retired salesman, and later with George's brother John, a writer. The show left the air 49 years ago and North will be 61 in August. Dennis the Menace is a 1986-1988 American animated series produced by DIC Animation City (with season 2 co-produced by Crawleys Animation), based on the comic strip by Hank Ketcham. For other uses, see, CBS promotional title card for Dennis the Menace, List of Dennis the Menace (1959 TV series) episodes, Learn how and when to remove this template message, http://cobwebtv.blogspot.com/2011/10/great-scott.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dennis_the_Menace_(1959_TV_series)&oldid=998682240, Black-and-white American television shows, Dennis the Menace (U.S. comics) television series, Television series by Sony Pictures Television, Articles needing additional references from May 2018, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Margaret, who appeared in two episodes made before but aired after, appeared along with Joey. This causes Mr. Wilson to go outside to see what is wrong. His first television appearance was in Wanted: Dead or Alive in 1957. Factory has released all four seasons on DVD in Region 1. 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