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My Favorite Husband was a radio program on CBS Radio. The show starred Lucille Ball with Richard Denning as Liz and George Cooper (Liz and George Cugat in early episodes). The main sponsor was Jello, and an average of 3 "plugs" for Jello were made in each episode. The program ran from 1948 through 1951, throughout which 124 episodes were aired. CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Lucille Ball Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian and star of I Love Lucy. ... Categories: Stub | 1914 births | 1998 deaths ... Jello can refer to different things: The gelatin dessert Jell-O The Jello compiler Jello Biafra This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


Many episodes inspired I Love Lucy episodes. The 1948 episode entitled "Giveaway Program" inspired the I Love Lucy episode called "Redecorating," for example. I Love Lucy is a classic and the most popular American sitcom from the 1950s, starring comedienne Lucille Ball, her husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ...


When Lucille was asked to do a television show, CBS insisted Richard Denning continued to be her costar. However, she said that she would not do a husband-and-wife sitcom with her real-life husband Dezi Arnaz being the husband. The network reluctantly agreed.


Characters

Liz Cooper- happily married housewife


George Cooper- Liz' husband, works for Mr. Aterbury


Mr. Aterbury- George's boss, friend of the Cooper family, refers to male acquaintances as "boy"


Mrs. Aterbury- friend of the Cooper family, refers to female acquaintances as "girl"


Kate- the Cooper's maid, enjoys making Jello


DVD Releases

Though the show was never released on its own CD or DVD collections, one episode can be found on each disk from the I Love Lucy DVD releases. I Love Lucy is a classic and the most popular American sitcom from the 1950s, starring comedienne Lucille Ball, her husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ...


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LUCYLibrary: I Love Lucy Episode Guide - 1st Season (Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley) (949 words)
Story: Lucy thinks Ricky is losing interest in her, but finds a book full of advice on how to rekindle the flame.
Based on My Favorite Husband #91 ("George Is Messy")
Based on My Favorite Husband #116 ("George Is Drafted/Liz's Baby")
Sitcoms Online Photo Galleries - My Favorite Husband: TV Guide cover for October 1954 - Powered by PhotoPost (1308 words)
My Favorite Husband ran from September 1953 until December 1955 on CBS.
My Favorite Husband was based on the 1948 radio series of the same name, which starred Lucille Ball as the nutty housewife Liz (the prototype for her long-running Lucy characterization on tv).
The fact that Husband was able to equal, and then surpass, the rating of one of the best and oldest of the expensive variety shows may have played an important part in the decision to break up the team of Caesar and Coca next season (TIME, March 8).
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