Mathers who played cute, inquisitive Theodore Beaver Cleaver in the late 1950s sitcom says he still gets recognized by loyal fans of the show around the world as Beaver, except for in Japan, where fans call him by another name.
Mathers explains, In Japan the show isnt called Leave It To Beaver, its called The Happy Boy and His Family. So Ill be walking around Japan and people are like, Hi, Happy Boy! Maybe theres no translation for Beaver in Japan, but its great that they still love the show!
And while the classic family sitcom still entertains fans around the world, it also educates them sort of.
Mathers says, In Asia, some people watch Leave It To Beaver to learn English. The funny thing is that the dialogue in the show is all written in this 50s valley talk, so Asians have learned to use expressions from that old English dialect!
TV Land celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Leave It To Beaver with a 24-hour marathon this Saturday (Oct. 6).
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