Ichabod and Me

Jim 1950s - 1960s

Aired: 1961-1962

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.