Show: Leave It to Beaver
Kids: Wally, Theodore
Known for: All-Americanness, Moral Lessons
Just call Ward Cleaver the anti-Archie. During his run on Leave It To Beaver, Cleaver, played by Hugh Beaumont, was always at hand with a bit of moral guidance for his two sons. As far as we can tell, he’s a flawless father — he goes to work, comes home, loves his family and barbecues. That said, some of his wisdom now seems a little dated (as the clip above shows.) Still, is Ward a good dad? Sure. An interesting one? Not so much.
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