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Socrates "Sock" Miller joins the city council, clashing with the mayor John Peoples. Sock dates then marries his daughter Mandy complicating things. Sock has a basset named Cleo who shares her thoughts and best friend Rollo.

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Irving Brecher
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Series cast summary:
Jackie Cooper ...  Socrates 'Sock' Miller / ... 104 episodes, 1955-1958
Patricia Breslin ...  Amanda 'Mandy' Peoples Miller / ... 104 episodes, 1955-1958
Bernadette Bernadette ...  Cleo the Basset Hound 104 episodes, 1955-1958
Mary Jane Croft ...  Cleo / ... 99 episodes, 1955-1958
Margaret Irving ...  Augusta 'Aunt Gus' Peoples / ... 96 episodes, 1955-1958
Paul Maxey Paul Maxey ...  Mayor John Peoples / ... 93 episodes, 1955-1958
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Socrates "Sock" Miller joins the city council, clashing with the mayor John Peoples. Sock dates then marries his daughter Mandy complicating things. Sock has a basset named Cleo who shares her thoughts and best friend Rollo.

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USA

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English

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6 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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Norden Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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In 1955, the show aired Thursdays on NBC right after Dragnet (1951). See more »

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Referenced in Dog Tales (1958) See more »

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Cleo, I loved you.
20 May 2009 | by daisybtoesSee all my reviews

I was a little girl when I watched this program. Like many sitcoms from this period, it knew how to be cute and clever without falling back on tired innuendos. I remember that I enjoyed it, and I even remembered the names of the main characters, but most of all, I was in love with Cleo. She was cuddly and adorable and just gorgeous. I would love to see them again, but I've heard rumors that many of the episodes have been lost. I hope this is not true. My dad actually got me a Basset Hound puppy. We called him Leo, and he was a great dog who I still remember very fondly, especially since he was the last thing my dad ever gave me before his sudden, untimely death. It was also my introduction to Jackie Cooper, best known as a child actor until this point.


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