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10 September 1967 (USA) See more »
Roger and Kaye live next door to Eve and Herb. Eve and Herb's daughter Suzie marries Roger and Kaye's son Jerry... See more »
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Eve Arden ... Eve Hubbard (56 episodes, 1967-1969)

Kaye Ballard ... Kaye Buell (56 episodes, 1967-1969)

Herbert Rudley ... Herb Hubbard (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Jerry Fogel ... Jerry Buell (56 episodes, 1967-1969)

Deborah Walley ... Suzie Hubbard Buell (56 episodes, 1967-1969)

Roger C. Carmel ... Roger Buell (30 episodes, 1967-1968)

Richard Deacon ... Roger Buell (26 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Directed by
Elliott Lewis (36 episodes, 1967-1969)
Desi Arnaz (23 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Writing credits
Bob Carroll Jr. (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Madelyn Davis (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Fred S. Fox (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Seaman Jacobs (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bill O'Hallaren (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sydney Zelinka (4 episodes, 1967-1969)
Bob Fisher (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Arthur Marx (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Elaine Di Bello Bradish (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bill Idelson (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Harvey Miller (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bruce Howard (2 episodes, 1969)

Series Produced by
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Elliott Lewis .... producer (48 episodes, 1967-1969)
Al Lewis .... producer (8 episodes, 1967)
Series Original Music by
Wilbur Hatch (55 episodes, 1967-1969)
Series Cinematography by
Henry Freulich (48 episodes, 1967-1969)
Henry Cronjager Jr. (7 episodes, 1967)
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (1 episode, 1967)
Series Art Direction by
Howard Hollander (38 episodes, 1967-1969)
Carl Braunger (7 episodes, 1967)
Kenneth A. Reid (6 episodes, 1969)
Pato Guzman (3 episodes, 1967)
Series Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Carl Biddiscombe (18 episodes, 1968-1969)
Dorcy Howard (8 episodes, 1968)
Series Costume Design by
Marjorie Henderson (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Series Makeup Department
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Beth Langston .... hair stylist (48 episodes, 1967-1969)
Elaine Stone .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Management
Douglas Hines .... post-production supervisor (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Shyer .... assistant director (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Val Raset .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1968-1969)
Stanley J. Brooks .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1967)
Marvin Stuart .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Department
Everett Israelson .... property master (48 episodes, 1967-1969)
William Kimbell .... property master (7 episodes, 1967)
Series Sound Department
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Eldon Campbell .... sound engineer (48 episodes, 1967-1969)
Cam McCulloch .... sound engineer (8 episodes, 1967)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable man (4 episodes, 1969)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Sousa .... camera coordinator (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Editorial Department
Blake Jones .... colorist (3 episodes, 1967)
Series Music Department
Wilbur Hatch .... conductor / music supervisor (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Ed. Norton .... music editor (47 episodes, 1967-1969)
Series Other crew
Herbert Klynn .... title designer (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bob Carroll Jr. .... script consultant (24 episodes, 1967-1969)
Madelyn Davis .... script consultant (24 episodes, 1967-1969)

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30 min (56 episodes)
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The show was only moderately successful during its first season. NBC agreed to renew it on the condition that costs be held to the 1967 level, effectively freezing the talents' salaries. Producer Desi Arnaz obtained agreements from everyone on the cast and crew with the sole exception of Roger C. Carmel who held fast to a contractual point providing him with a raise upon renewal. Arnaz pleaded with him, pointing out that the livelihood of dozens of people were essentially at stake but he wouldn't budge, despite his then-decent $2,000 per week salary and the promise of residuals and was released. Carmel was replaced (by Richard Deacon) and the show sank miserably in the 1968 Neilsen's and was canceled. As a result, Carmel was effectively blackballed from the TV industry for several years.See more »
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Super Opening Credits!, 27 December 2004
Author: claudenorth from United States

The opening credits sequence of THE MOTHERS-IN-LAW was one of the best ever. The theme song was quite manic, and was accompanied by clips of the actors getting hit with flying objects, splashed with water, and crashing into walls and through floors and ceilings. What's more, the appropriate sound effects for each mishap were dubbed in. The result was one of the most wild opening credits sequences I have ever seen, which emphasized the madcap events in the episodes themselves. All of this is made even more hilariously bizarre (or bizarrely hilarious) by the almost complete absence of memorable opening credits sequences, and memorable theme songs, on television today.

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