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#1 DownGoesFrazier

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Posted Yesterday, 12:47 PM

I believe they went swimming at Miller's Pond.  There were several vacation spots mentioned, including Friends Lake, Shadow Lake, Crescent Lake, and Crystal Falls.  I don't know the name of the park where they played sports.  Could it be simply City Park?

 

In my previous question, I asked for Beaver's elementary school.  It was Grant Avenue Grammar School.

Friends Lake was the one usually mentioned. The athletic field was Metzger's Field. Your turn.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:53 PM

They play ball at Metzger's Field

 

Was watching Indestructible Man​ on tcm the other day, and seeing Max Showalter (Ward Cleaver in the pilot) made me think of Beaver...and how wise they were to change the casting.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:41 PM

I believe they went swimming at Miller's Pond.  There were several vacation spots mentioned, including Friends Lake, Shadow Lake, Crescent Lake, and Crystal Falls.  I don't know the name of the park where they played sports.  Could it be simply City Park?

 

In my previous question, I asked for Beaver's elementary school.  It was Grant Avenue Grammar School.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:07 AM

I saw Sue Randall the other night on Perry Mason playing a very dramatic role.
Seriously, she really does resemble my second grade teacher.

Getting back to my question, I'm looking for ___________Pond and _________Lake. To add to the question, when the boys play sports, they play at ___________Field.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:56 PM

She was my second grade teacher...................Staying with Beaver, Name two bodies of water that the kids or families went to for recreation.


I saw Sue Randall the other night on Perry Mason playing a very dramatic role.
Seriously, she really does resemble my second grade teacher.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:33 AM

Very good, DGF.  

 

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Diane Brewster

 

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Sue Randall 

 

Sue Randall was a Philly girl.  Perhaps you knew her, DGF?  You're up next.

She was my second grade teacher...................Staying with Beaver, Name two bodies of water that the kids or families went to for recreation.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:31 AM

Very good, DGF.  

 

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Diane Brewster

 

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Sue Randall 

 

Sue Randall was a Philly girl.  Perhaps you knew her, DGF?  You're up next.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

Off the top of my head, I know it was Miss Landers and Miss Canfield.

Sue Randall played Miss Landers. Diane Brewster played Miss Canfield.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

My mistake.  Lloyd Corrigan played Wally's father on "The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet".  That's what I first looked at before looking at "Leave It To Beaver".  It was indeed Karl Swenson as George Haskell.

 

Now. staying with "Leave It To Beaver", Beaver had two teachers in elementary school.  The first actress only appeared in a few episodes before she was replaced by another actress.  Can you name the two actresses and their character's names?  Bonus points if you can name the elementary school where they taught.

Off the top of my head, I know it was Miss Landers and Miss Canfield.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:42 AM

Karl Swenson also played George Haskell. Your turn.

My mistake.  Lloyd Corrigan played Wally's father on "The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet".  That's what I first looked at before looking at "Leave It To Beaver".  It was indeed Karl Swenson as George Haskell.

 

Now. staying with "Leave It To Beaver", Beaver had two teachers in elementary school.  The first actress only appeared in a few episodes before she was replaced by another actress.  Can you name the two actresses and their character's names?  Bonus points if you can name the elementary school where they taught.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:15 AM

I had to work a bit to find this answer.  On "Leave It To Beaver", the father of Eddie Haskell was played by Lloyd Corrigan as George Haskell, George Petrie as George Haskell, and John Alvin as Frank Haskell.  They made rather infrequent appearances.  Since Eddie always referred to his father as "my old man", none of the viewers really knew what his first name was.

Karl Swenson also played George Haskell. Your turn.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:11 AM

I had to work a bit to find this answer.  On "Leave It To Beaver", the father of Eddie Haskell was played by Lloyd Corrigan as George Haskell, George Petrie as George Haskell, and John Alvin as Frank Haskell.  They made rather infrequent appearances.  Since Eddie always referred to his father as "my old man", none of the viewers really knew what his first name was.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:43 PM

Yes you are. This was the father of a juvenile.

Hint: This juvenile is an iconic supporting character in sitcom history.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

I knew Rob Petrie had several 'dads' on The Dick Van Dyke Show, ​but I thought they were all named 'Sam'....  Dads were Tom Tully, Will Wright and J. Pat O'Malley and IMDB all lists them as 'Sam"...am I on the wrong track?

Yes you are. This was the father of a juvenile.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:20 PM

I knew Rob Petrie had several 'dads' on The Dick Van Dyke Show, ​but I thought they were all named 'Sam'....  Dads were Tom Tully, Will Wright and J. Pat O'Malley and IMDB all lists them as 'Sam"...am I on the wrong track?



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:24 PM

Yes, and the movie that they were both in was "Good Morning, Miss Dove" from 1955.  You're up next, DGF. 

On this popular sitcom, the father of one of the characters, during the course of the series, had two different first names, and was portrayed by three different actors. Characters' names? Actors' names?



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

Yes, and the movie that they were both in was "Good Morning, Miss Dove" from 1955.  You're up next, DGF. 



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:08 AM

Thanks.  In the fifties, two real life brothers played the same character in a movie, but at different ages.  One was about four or five years older than the other..  Later, they each became semi-regular cast members in a popular sitcom, but the older brother left the sitcom several years before the series ended.  The younger one stayed until the end.  Can you name the brothers, the movie that they were both in, and the popular sitcom?    

Stanley and Tiger Fafara? 'Leave it to Beaver"?



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:59 AM

Thanks.  In the fifties, two real life brothers played the same character in a movie, but at different ages.  One was about four or five years older than the other..  Later, they each became semi-regular cast members in a popular sitcom, but the older brother left the sitcom several years before the series ended.  The younger one stayed until the end.  Can you name the brothers, the movie that they were both in, and the popular sitcom?    



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:34 AM

The first two that come to mind are Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The BEST one, IMO, is Fats Domino. Your turn.






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