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I've had this weird "thing" lately where I've been watching SE1 EP1 of classic American television shows - I guess I was so ignorant, for so long, that this is sort-of like taking a post-WWII pop culture course. *Everyone* but me at Clemson used to gather round the TV and watch "The Andy Griffith Show"; before last week, I had never before seen a single episode (my friends also called me a "Yankee"). The one thing that stood out to me in "The New Housekeeper" is six-year-old Ron Howard. I almost always find whiny children on TV to be incorrigible brats, but Howard - who was certainly whiny in this episode - somehow managed to be cute. I'm still not sure what it was about him that made me not detest him, but he was a real talent, even at age six.
No, I'm not going through all 203 episodes, but these were the first two in series history. Season 1, Episode 1: "Bud Takes Up The Dance," October 3, 1954: Season 1, Episode 2: "Lesson In Citizenship," October 10, 1954 (this is the better of the two): Coincidentally, both Jane Wyatt and Elinor Donahue both appeared in episodes of Star Trek (TOS), Wyatt playing Spock's Mother (in "Journey To Babel") and Donahue playing Federation Commissioner Nancy Hedford (in "Metamorphosis").