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10 Fun Facts About A Classic TV Series


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10. Producer Jess Oppenheimer sued Lucille Ball midway through The Lucy Show, claiming that she was still using the character and concept he had developed for her on My Favorite Husband and I Love Lucy. Oppenheimer won the court case, and Ball had to pay him a creator's fee, even though he remained uncredited on The Lucy Show. When she prepared to launch her next series Here's Lucy she had her attorneys pay Oppenheimer again, so that he wouldn't sue her a second time.

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2. Beaver's friend Larry disappears midway through the series, at the beginning of Season 4. Rusty Stevens was fired because his mother caused trouble behind the scenes. Larry's absence is not really explained. But he does appear again in the very last episode in a flashback scene. Stevens reprised the role in the 1983 TV movie STILL THE BEAVER.

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7. The ratings success of STILL THE BEAVER led to a revival series The New Leave It To Beaver. However it was not filmed at Universal studios in California like the first series; it was filmed at Universal Studios in Florida. 

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