Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketchams long-running comic strip.
The live-action adaptation of the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. Dennis Mitchell was a loveable young boy, dressed in overalls and carrying a slingshot in his pocket. Everywhere he went, Dennis wide-eyed curiosity, well-meaning attempts to help out, and his simply being a normal, red-blooded American boy growing up always seemed to lead to trouble. Usually on the receiving end was Dennis next-door neighbor, retired business machine salesman George Wilson. Dennis worshiped Mr. Wilson, but he usually displayed a less-than-cordial attitude around the young lad. Mr. Wilsons wife, Martha, adored Dennis and saw him as a surrogate grandson (since the Wilsons never had any children). Dennis long-suffering parents were Henry (an engineer) and Alice (a stay-at-home mother). Episodes revolved around Dennis adventures and the trouble that usually followed. Also involved in the fun were Dennis friends Tommy, Margaret, and Seymour. During the final year of the show, Mr. Wilsons brother, John, moved in after George and Martha left the neighborhood (due to the death of Joseph Kearns). The live-action "Dennis the Menace" ran for years in syndication; an animated series showed up in the 1980s.