leave it to beaver

The actor died one day after his management team erroneously announced his death via Facebook.
The actor, best known for playing Wally Cleaver on the long-running sitcom, was mistakenly reported dead on Tuesday.
The actor was known for his obsequious catch phrase, "That's a lovely dress you're wearing, Mrs. Cleaver."
From Lucy Ricardo to Olivia Pope, TV representation of women has made great progress since the 1950s, but there’s more work to do
A lot of people tend to really glorify older sitcoms as a real representation of what family life ought to be. But the fact is, family life has never been "Leave It To Beaver." It's always been a little grittier than that.
As we all enjoy the holiday season, let's keep in mind what's most important in life. While I can't speak for other Baby Boomers, it's my guess that for the vast majority of us, family and friends are what count most.
As the popularity of reality TV fades, what is taking its place is amazing content that's being created by everyday people. We're experiencing something incredible - the democratization of content.
In this story, it's a real-life competition to defy death. Because the punishment of knocking off first will mark the culmination of a nearly four-decade-long practical joke -- quite possibly the longest ongoing joke in the history of prank-manship.
I cannot recall what he told us during those suspenseful minutes following breaking news, but even then I grasped the irony of an assassination attempt in Dallas while learning about the nation's Founding Fathers.