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LEAVE IT TO BEAVER: THE COMPLETE SERIES
May 6, 2013  | By David Bianculli
 
Not only is this a well-timed gift for Mother’s Day, but it features one of the most iconic TV moms in history: Barbara Billingsley as  June Cleaver, the unflappable nucleus of the nuclear Cleaver household. Shout Factory is responsible for this gorgeous set, which includes all 234 episodes from the 1957-63, the rarely seen original pilot,  and enough extras to make you exclaim, “Gee, Wally!” And while family sitcoms of this era are painted with the same white-bread brush, Leave It to Beaver actually had an edge: the kids rarely behaved, and the parents were shown, behind closed doors, not really certain how to best handle their offspring. All that, and snarky Eddie Haskell, too. – DB
 
 
 
 
 
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