|Jerry Mathers as The Beaver|
1. Give your characters a believable setting
The fictional town of Mayfield gained credibility via regular reminders of local landmarks like the malt shop, the fire station, and Friends Lake. Leave It to Beaver purposely included more outdoor shots than most other sitcoms of its time. A strong sense of place gives added personality to the story.
2. Find drama in simple things
Nowhere in its run from 1957-1963 do we experience...
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