|Soon to be forgotten|
Let's be honest, this show would never make it on the air today without it undergoing some massive changes. To begin with, June would have to start wearing slacks, maybe even jeans, and the pearls would have to go. Oh, and she'd need to get a job. Ward would have to worry about his job being outsourced to Poland, or Hungary, or Lithuania. The cast would need to include a Latino and a black and probably a gay or lesbian neighbor. Beaver and Wally would need to deal with some serious issues, nothing as mundane as getting "C" on a report card, perhaps a friend might be arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
The show was popular and still is to a small group today. One needs to understand, however, the world is never going to return to the simplicity of the late 1950's and early sixties. It's time has passed. This is why, when the show went off the air, it was not replaced by some clone. People and their attitudes changed and because of that sitcoms changed. To pluck out a show from the past and say "this is how we need to be" is walking down a dead end road. As time moves on, and the generation which watched Leave it to Beaver die off, this will become more apparent to everyone except those who live for TV Land.