This is a really good show and mostly still holds up
today. I think that's because no matter what era you're
talking about, kids are kids. It's cute to watch
Dennis and his friends do outrageous and funny things.
Unless you don't like kids, you should love this show.
Kids should enjoy it, too. It is in black and white,
so some kids may be too spoiled to want to watch it in black
It's funny to see Dennis in this last season because he's
so much older. He even has a kind of date in one episode.
Apparently the original Mr. Wilson died, and they brought
his brother to the show, and then the brother's wife.
In this fourth season, Gale Gordon plays Mr. Wilson (fans of
sitcoms may recognize him from the Lucy shows).
It's great to have all the episodes now on DVD. I just
wish they had closed-captioning because I tend to use it.
I'm not deaf, but you get used to using it after a while,
and I feel bad for those with bad hearing if they buy a DVD
In case you don't know, this is also a comic strip and a
series of movies. The DVD comes with a two page
booklet with a cast list, episode descriptions, and some DVD
credits. The press release below says that the DVD has the
show's original promos, but I don't see them anywhere. I
wasn't really looking, though...
DENNIS THE MENACE: SEASON TWO
Starring Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry,
Joseph Kearns and Sylvia Field
Collectible 5-DVD Box Set Includes All 38 Original Uncut Episodes
OWN IT ON DVD JULY 26, 2011 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Dennis Mitchell (Jay North), the havoc-wreaking boy with a heart of
gold, is back for a whole new season of well-meaning destruction and
chaos. On July 26 2011, Shout! Factory, in association with Hank
Enterprises, will release Dennis The Menace: Season Two. The 5-DVD
includes all 38 original uncut episodes from the complete second
(1960-1961). A must-have for fans and collectors, the Dennis The
Season Two DVD set is priced to own at $29.93 SRP. The DVD box set is
available to preorder at Amazon.com
, the Shout Factory store
and other major retailers.
When he isn't torturously irritating crotchety Mr. Wilson (Joseph
Kearns), Dennis tries to do good by his loving parents Henry (Herbert
Anderson) and Alice (Gloria Henry). Accompanying Dennis through his
misadventures are his right-hand boy, Tommy (Billy Booth) and his
nemesis-in-a-dress, Margaret (Jeannie Russell). Season Two highlights
include Dennis running away from home, raising a yard-destroying
stirring up mischief with a Ouija board, entering a soapbox derby and
going camping with Henry and Mr. Wilson.
Originally created as a comic strip by the late Hank Ketcham in 1951,
Dennis The Menace comic strip has appeared in over 1,000 newspapers
countries and 19 languages. The television sitcom Dennis The Menace,
on Ketcham's comic strip, premiered on CBS Television in 1959 and has
part of the American cultural fabric ever since. Throughout the years
character has evolved into animated series, two feature films, as
the face of the Dairy Queen Franchise.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to
producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture.
Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their
careers sharing their music, television and film faves with
consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up
contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live
animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras.
company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY(r)-nominated box sets, new
releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and
indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of
creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a
of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory
based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit
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