DAD: Robert Major (Robert Sterling) / Widower
DAD’S JOB: Newspaper editor
KIDS: Benjie (Jimmy Mathers) (6)
WHERE’S MOM?: Dead. Unknown cause.
STAND-IN “MOM”: Unknown.
The “Ichabod” of the title is Robert Major’s boss at a small-town paper called the Phippsboro Bulletin. Robert moved from New York City to raise his young son in a small town.
Strange how much this sounds like a modern-day sitcom version of Jefferson Drum, doesn’t it?
Oh, and Jimmy Mathers was the brother of TV’s Beaver Cleaver, Jerry Mathers. No casting surprise as the producers (Connelly and Mosher) also produced Leave it to Beaver.