History Series / DennisTheMenace

11th Sep '17 10:53:05 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Although to be fair, John wasn't completly a clone of George. Being slightly younger he was still working and not the cranky retiree that George was. John seemed to accept Dennis more as an equal, and even conspired with him in a few episodes. The characterizations of Martha and Eloise Wilson on the other hand were indistiguishable.

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** Although to be fair, John wasn't completly completely a clone of George. Being slightly younger he was still working and not the cranky retiree that George was. John seemed to accept Dennis more as an equal, and even conspired with him in a few episodes. The characterizations of Martha and Eloise Wilson on the other hand were indistiguishable.



* ThirdPersonPerson: Opie the Fix-it Man in "Dennis and the TV Set".

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Opie the Fix-it Man in "Dennis and the TV Set".Set."
11th Sep '17 10:50:09 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* MaintainTheLie: In one episode John Wilson fears a glamourous movie star will feel he is too old to write her life story, so he inlists Henry Mitchell to meet with her as him instead. Cue the hilarity when both Alice and Eloise come home early.

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* MaintainTheLie: In one episode John Wilson fears a glamourous movie star will feel he is too old to write her life story, so he inlists enlists Henry Mitchell to meet with her as him instead. Cue the hilarity when both Alice and Eloise come home early.
11th Sep '17 10:48:32 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Spring Byington appears in one episode as herself visiting her niece, the mother of one of Dennis's friends. Although playing herself, Dennis refers to her by the name of her character from ''DecemberBride''. (Which is somewhat ironic, as Jay North would grow up to resent the fact that everyone thought of him as Dennis, making it next to impossible to find post ''Dennis'' acting work.)

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** Spring Byington appears in one episode as herself visiting her niece, the mother of one of Dennis's friends. Although playing herself, Dennis refers to her by the name of her character from ''DecemberBride''. (Which is somewhat ironic, as Jay North would grow up to resent the fact that everyone thought of him as Dennis, making it next to impossible to find post ''Dennis'' post-''Dennis'' acting work.)
11th Sep '17 10:44:16 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* CatchPhrase: For Dennis: "Heyyyyyy, Misssssster Willllllllllllson!", "Good ol' Mr Wilson", "Jeepers!", and "I was only trying to help!". For Mr. Wilson: "Oh, Great Scott!"

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* CatchPhrase: For Dennis: "Heyyyyyy, Misssssster Willllllllllllson!", "Good ol' Mr Wilson", "Jeepers!", and "I was only trying to help!". help!" For Mr. Wilson: "Oh, Great Scott!"
4th Feb '16 1:36:00 PM kataangluvr
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* InnocentCohabitation: Oddly enough, the Wilsons share this trope. Considering the time in which it was filmed, the standards were considerably different.
24th Oct '15 12:49:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: George Wilson. In one episode Wilson and the Mitchells decide how to approach Dennis to solve that week's problem. After they reach a solution Alice asks Wilson what he's thinking about and George says he's just trying to figure out how this solution will eventually backfire.
7th Aug '15 5:59:57 AM mlsmithca
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** The two episodes filmed between Kern's last episode and Gordon's first were obviously rewritten with two [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute SSSs]]: Grocer Mr Quigley [[BaseballEpisode coaches Dennis's Little League Team]], and Uncle Ned - who previously was a health nut who drove George crazy with excersise and fitness - now is in such bad health that he suddenly gets exhaused as he prepares his flower garden for a neighborhood contest.

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** The two episodes filmed between Kern's Kearns' last episode and Gordon's first were obviously rewritten with two [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute SSSs]]: {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s: Grocer Mr Quigley [[BaseballEpisode coaches Dennis's Little League Team]], and Uncle Ned - who previously was a health nut who drove George crazy with excersise exercise and fitness - now is in such bad health that he suddenly gets exhaused exhausted as he prepares his flower garden for a neighborhood contest.
18th Feb '15 10:48:09 PM tenryufan
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* BillingDisplacement: For the first three years, the credits featured Jay North by himself, and then one screen with three credits in the order of Herbert Anderson (Henry), Gloria Henry (Alice), and Joseph Kerns (Mr Wilson). When Gale Gordon joined the cast, he became the second person to be credited, followed by Anderson and Henry.
28th Sep '14 10:19:43 AM TheEditor
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* NotAllowedToGrowUp

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* NotAllowedToGrowUpNotAllowedToGrowUp: Dennis. Margaret, too - she was still pushing dolls around in a doll carriage and wanting Dennis to play "house" when her actress was twelve years old.
15th May '14 6:25:29 AM Briguy52748
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* PutOnABus: Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, after Joseph Kearns died suddenly in 1962, during the third season. As production of new episodes for the 1961-1962 season was still ongoing, the following changes took place over the next several months, continuing into the fall 1962 season:
** '''Initially''': Two scripts where Mr. Wilson was either non-essential to the story or did not appear were shot first, with his lines either being removed or rewritten for other characters.
** '''The last six (6) episodes of Season 3''': Gale Gordon is introduced as George's brother, John. George is away on business, settling an estate "out east." The bus at this point is warming up.
** '''Starting with Season 4''': George and Martha move from town, presumably "out east." (At this point, Sylvia Field, who played Mrs. Wilson, was let go.) With the bus now departed, there are only a few scattered "blink-and-you'll-miss-them" mentions of the Wilsons in the first few episodes of the new season, after which they [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome are never referred to again]].



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Gale Gordon replaced Joseph Kerns as George Wilson's brother John for the final season after Kerns passed away. Oddly enough, Gordon resembles the newspaper image of George Wilson much more than Kerns did.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Gale Gordon replaced Joseph Kerns Kearns as George Wilson's brother John for the final season after Kerns passed away. Oddly enough, Gordon resembles the newspaper image of George Wilson much more than Kerns did.
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