George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Shirley Booth ...  Hazel Burke 154 episodes, 1961-1966
Bobby Buntrock Bobby Buntrock ...  Harold Baxter 154 episodes, 1961-1966
Don DeFore ...  George Baxter 125 episodes, 1961-1965
Whitney Blake ...  Dorothy Baxter 122 episodes, 1961-1965
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George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to his wife Dorothy, and his young son Harold, he entered the world of Hazel. Hazel was the maid and housekeeper who ran the Baxter household more efficiently than George ran his office. She was always right, knew exactly what needed doing, and pre-empted his authority with alarming, though, justified regularity. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

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28 September 1961 (USA) See more »

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Adèle See more »

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Screen Gems Television See more »
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(154 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Black and White | Color (Pathécolor)

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1.33 : 1
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The family name is Baxter, which was the name of Whitney Blake's first husband and father of her real life daughter, Meredith Baxter. See more »

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Referenced in The King of Queens: Brace Yourself (2007) See more »

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Hazel
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by The Modernaires
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Knowing your place in the world
7 July 2011 | by EdwardSee all my reviews

What I remember most about this show (and I have seen the show in reruns on Antenna TV recently) is that Hazel's world was one where everybody knew their place and knew that they could never rise above their stations. On the one hand, you had the masters who had the money and called the shots. Beneath them were the domestics - maids, butchers, plumbers, the mailman, who existed only to serve their betters. They ate in the kitchen, called the employers Mister and Mrs. and never questioned what their superiors did.

Hazel was smarter than any of them but she spent her life raising the Baxter's son, living in the maid's quarters and never having enough money to even have an apartment of her own. Mrs. Baxter was young enough to be her daughter but she always had to take an inferior role.

Things have changed since then to some extent, but that is the message that I got (and still get) from Hazel.


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