Great TV Iconography, Dennis The Menace, 1966

Written By: Greg Howell - Feb• 07•18

Dennis the Menace, syndicationIn the 1950’s and 1960’s, much ado was made about the correlation between the ratings a politician attained on TV and there chances of winning the election, which is the background for this Dennis the Menace advertisement placed in trade papers about the arrival and success of this show in the national syndication market.

However, the irony, considering today’s political climate, is undeniable. “Dennis the Menace” ran from 1959 – 1963 and 146 episodes. This was a replacement series on CBS for “Leave It To Beaver,” which had jumped ship to ABC from CBS after the 1957-1958 season.

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