Wally, Tony Dow, Rauch discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Of classic TV shows were no doubt said to hear of the passing of leave it to beaver actor Tony Dow this week. Joining us to remember is TV guides man rauch. Good morning Matt. Good morning. Yeah. I think a lot of people generations, I think, were weaned on, leave it to beaver over the many decades and syndication is still out there and the nostalgia channel me TV is going to celebrate him tomorrow afternoon, starting at noon for a 5 hour marathon of his most memorable episodes. Episode titles include things like Wally's job, Wally's weekend job Wally's car while his new suit. I mean, you get the idea that the stakes were pretty low on leave it to beaver, but at the same time, that's what we loved about at the general humor, that idealized depiction of a sitcom family in the middle country, everything was just so benign. And as the older brother went, I mean, he was a really nice and sweet and earnest older brother. He kind of thought beaver was a creep sometimes, but yet those moments when they were together in their bedroom just talking about things where beaver could open up in a way he probably couldn't to his dad ward. There's something really sweet about that depiction and it has endured over the many decades. They revived it there for a while as you saw beaver and Wally as parents themselves. But what people really remember is they leave it to beaver series. And so yes, I think when his death was announced this week twice as it turned out, but when people come to grips with leave it to beaver and the legacy that it had. It's a pretty significant one for such a quiet little show. Yes, TV from our youth. You say another show or a show from the past is making a comeback. Yeah, different kind of youth here. We're talking about beavis and butthead icons of the 1990s, probably says stupidest buddy act ever done. But they're back, again, not on MTV this time, but on paramount plus on streaming because that's the way the industry works these days. But a little bit twist here is that even though you see some of the episodes where there's still those giggling adolescence in high school, he'll never grow up. Well, there's also many episodes miniature episodes where you see them as grown-ups, but they're just the biggest doofuses as they ever were. So I guess then there's a comfort to be known that some things never change and that against them would apply to something as silly as beavis and butthead, but it is back. Okay, thank you very much, Matt. You bet. TV guides, Matt rauch. It's 1113. An orthopedic surgeon makes understanding pain, painless. It's the biggest frustration that patients have. This is doctor Pamela Mehta, talking about

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