Life Is More Than Mere Survival...
December 13, 2010
Remember that episode of Mr. Belvedere where Wesley takes ballet, much to the chagrin of his sports fanatic dad? Or, how about the episode where Wesley takes accordion lessons and his teacher, Mr. Zabriskie, ends up dying on the Owens’ living room couch? Wesley thinks he’s killed Mr. Zabriskie by wishing death on him. Then, he’s scared he’ll kill his mom, dad, or siblings if they make him angry.
I was happy to find that I still enjoy these and many other episodes of Mr. Belvedere just as much as I did when I first saw them. This series originally ran for six seasons, from 1985 to 1990. Some of the most memorable moments featured the love/hate relationship between Mr. Belvedere and the youngest son, Wesley. Mr. Belvedere always seemed to find a way to subtly steer him in the right direction.
If this show brings back fond memories for you, or you’re just needing an 80s sitcom fix, you can find (or request) Mr. Belvedere: seasons one and two at your local Mid-Continent Public Library. To be continued…
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