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Leave It To Beaver

tranquil life in suburbia (1957-1963). [TV: Terrace II, 18]
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The clean cut Beaver Cleaver children of the 1950s turned into the pot smoking Dobie Gillis of the 1960's, then into the slimy Gordon Gekkos of the 1980s and ultimately into the eternal wealth seeking Gollums of today.
And, of course the most environmentally friendly mower is still the push reel from the good old days of Beaver Cleaver.
It was as if Wally and Beaver Cleaver woke up one morning and decided that Ward and June were idiots.
For those raised in Beaver Cleaver households where the Corporate Lifetime Employment Paradigm was as certain as the Yankees winning the pennant, the lesson of the 1990s has been difficult.
The message: suburbia in its Beaver Cleaver and Ozzie-and-Harriet moments is merely an epidermis of sham comfort, security, and normality; scratch this fragile outer shell and you "reveal" a seething, teeming cauldron of vices, the Smiths and the Joneses secretly, repressively kicking up a storm with booze and pills and sex and death.
Are family values the environment-loving, man-loathing versions of Gore or the Beaver Cleaver family values of Quayle?
As a literary character, Flan is a cross between Beaver Cleaver and Celine's Bardamu; a vicious misanthropy lurks beneath his gee-whiz naivetd.
We're kind of like a Beaver Cleaver family, and we wanted to adopt a dog to help teach our kids some important life lessons," said Jeff, who will also enjoy "working" with Elsie when he takes her along to visit some of his disabled patients.
When eight-year-old Beaver Cleaver (Cameron Finley) tries to impress his dad by trying out for football, he finds himself in a bit of a pickle.
Drive down Orion Avenue and you expect to see Beaver Cleaver riding his bicycle down the broad, tree-lined street or Ozzie Nelson chatting with his neighbor ``Thorny'' over a white picket fence.
Beaver Cleaver, on a dare from pal Whitey, calls the Dodgers locker room and asks for Don Drysdale.