Hi! *waves to Dave*
Some jottings as I listen...
From your description, Max the 2000 Year Old Mouse reminded me immediately of Mr. Peabody (and his pet boy, Sherman)--but also, the title makes me wonder if it could have been inspired by Mel Brooks' 2000 Year Old Man? (Obviously not the humor part, but the name...)
You definitely can put "social media" on a resume--plenty on LinkedIn do. (Really it could mean almost anything, so.)
Bob Newhart shared your opinion of babies brought in to shows. According to the PBS documentary about him, when Newhart agreed to do The Bob Newhart Show he insisted that Bob and Emily would never have a child. But a child gives writers a bunch of new plots, so at one point, the writers prepared an episode where Emily gets pregnant, and showed it to Newhart hoping he'd agree when he saw what a great script it was he'd change his mind. So he read it, and when they asked how he liked it, he told them it was a fantastic script, falling done funny, just great. And then he added, "And who will be playing Bob?"
Those shows that the young Jack Klugman were in--the Alcoa Hour, The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse--weren't variety shows, they were drama anthologies, and I think some (if not all) were aired live. Which makes sense for Klugman, since he was a stage actor--he starred in Golden Boy (every now and then they show rare bits of film people took of that.
Larry Hagman I really think of mostly from I Dream of Jeannie, since I never watched Dallas, but also as someone who was always working. From interviews, I got the impression that he never had a glamorized view of being an actor.