No, not me. Wally. Wally Cleaver.
Wally always looked good in the eyes of his parents (Ward and June) because he had a dorky little brother (The Beav), an obnoxious best friend (Eddie Haskell), and a pretty girlfriend (usually named Julie).
When “Leave It To Beaver” made its debut on October 4, 1957, Wally became the president of the Older Brothers Club for life. By then, I had been a member for two and a half years.
I do recall my mother asking Son #2 and me why we couldn’t behave like Wally and The Beaver. And I seem to recall asking her, “Why don’t you write us a script every day?” (Actually, I’m not sure I said it or I wanted to say it.)
Anyway, Wally, aka Tony Dow, is 65 years old today.
And he’s still America’s Older Brother.