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The live-action adaptation of the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. Dennis Mitchell was a loveable young boy, dressed in overalls and carrying a slingshot in his pocket. He had but one fault: His penchant for mischief. Everywhere he went, Dennis' wide-eyed curiosity, well-meaning attempts to help out and his simply being a normal, red-blooded American boy growing up always seemed to lead to trouble. Usually on the receiving end was Dennis' next-door neighbor, retired postal carrier George Wilson. Dennis worshiped Mr. Wilson, but the gruff old man overtly displayed a less-than-cordial attitude around the young lad. Mr. Wilson's wife, Martha, adored Dennis and saw him as a surrogate grandson (since the Wilsons never had any children). Dennis' long-suffering parents were Henry (an engineer) and Alice (a stay-at-home mother). Episodes revolved around Dennis' adventures and the trouble that usually followed. Also involved in the fun were Dennis' friends Joey, Tommy and Margaret. During the final year of the show, Mr. Wilson's brother, John moved in after George and Martha left the neighborhood. The live-action "Dennis the Menace" ran for years in syndication; an animated series showed up in the 1980s.

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> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Sep 22, 1963
Premiere October 4, 1959
Episodes 146
Network CBS
Format/Time Color / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
> Cast 
Gloria Henry....   Alice Mitchell
Jay North....   Dennis
Joseph Kearns....   George Wilson (1959-1962)
Kathleen Mulqueen....   Grandma Mitchell (1961)
Herbert Anderson....   Henry Mitchell
Gale Gordon....   John Wilson (1962-1963)
Sylvia Field....   Martha Wilson (1959-1962)

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