They Were Hardcore Leave It to Beaver Fans, Too

Kentucky Fried Movie
United Film Distribution Company

Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker — collectively known as ZAZ — also grew up loving Leave it to Beaver, the wholesome black-and-white family sitcom that aired from 1957-63. It starred Barbara Billingsley as June Cleaver, Hugh Beaumont as Ward Cleaver, Tony Dow as his their teenage son Wally, and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver, aka Theodore.

ZAZ happily enlisted Tony Dow (above, left) for the courtroom scene in Kentucky Fried Movie, while Jerry Zucker played Theodore.

Of course, in their next film, Airplane!, they would famously bring in Barbara Billingsley for the jive scene.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17