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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 / ... 95 episodes, 1955-1958
Paul Maxey Paul Maxey ...  Mayor John Peoples / ... 92 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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

6 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$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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Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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I loved it as a kid!
3 May 2006 | by eleekSee all my reviews

I used to watch The People's Choice reruns in the '60's when I was a kid. I loved it then, partly because I loved the funny things Cleo, the basset hound, had to say. Since I haven't watched the show as an adult, I can't say how I would like it now, but the cutesy romance and the basset hound grabbed the attention of a 12 year old. At the time I thought Jackie Cooper was a hotty, too. I loved to watch the young couple trying to put one over on dear old dad. I didn't really understand why they couldn't tell him they were married, but I guess I didn't let it worry me much. I understand that the shows are in public domain, now, and I'm trying to locate the complete series on DVD.


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