I stumbled across what may well be the first time Bigfoot got a mention in a fictional television series ....
On Feb. 3, 1963, the humorous TV series, "Dennis the Menace" aired an episode titled, "The Creature with Big Feet."
"Dennis" buys some large monster shoes and wears them in a neighbor's garden and inadvertently spawns a Bigfoot report.
The series included a news report of Bigfoot apparently trying to steal a pig from a farm as to why the neighbor suspected it was "Bigfoot."
The neighbor digs a pit, hides it and tries to capture the creature.
Was all in good fun, especially for 51 years ago.