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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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Madelyn Pugh obituary
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 28)

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 (35 episodes, 1967-1969)
Desi Arnaz (24 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Writing credits
Bob Carroll Jr. (52 episodes, 1967-1969)
Madelyn Davis (52 episodes, 1967-1969)
Fred S. Fox (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Seaman Jacobs (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bob Fisher (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Arthur Marx (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Sydney Zelinka (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Elaine Di Bello Bradish (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bill Idelson (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Harvey Miller (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bill O'Hallaren (2 episodes, 1967)
Bruce Howard (2 episodes, 1969)

Series Produced by
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Elliott Lewis .... producer (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Al Lewis .... producer (6 episodes, 1967)
Series Original Music by
Wilbur Hatch (11 episodes, 1967-1969)
Series Cinematography by
Henry Freulich (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Henry Cronjager Jr. (5 episodes, 1967)
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (1 episode, 1967)
Series Art Direction by
Howard Hollander (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Carl Braunger (5 episodes, 1967)

Eugene Harris (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Carl Biddiscombe (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Costume Design by
Marjorie Henderson (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Series Makeup Department
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1967-1969)
Beth Langston .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Elaine Stone .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Management
Douglas Hines .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 1967-1969)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Shyer .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Marvin Stuart .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1967)
Stanley J. Brooks .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Department
Everett Israelson .... property master (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
William Kimbell .... property master (4 episodes, 1967)
Series Sound Department
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (56 episodes, 1967-1969)
Eldon Campbell .... sound engineer (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Cam McCulloch .... sound engineer (6 episodes, 1967)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable man (4 episodes, 1969)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Sousa .... camera coordinator (12 episodes, 1967-1969)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Henderson .... costumer (1 episode, 1969)
Series Music Department
Ed Norton .... music editor (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Wilbur Hatch .... conductor / music supervisor (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Other crew
Herbert Klynn .... title designer (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bob Carroll Jr. .... script consultant (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Madelyn Davis .... script consultant (3 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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Proof That Talent Succeeds Where Ratings Fail, 19 September 2008
Author: getyourdander from United States

This is a show which had two of the greatest writers in TV history, Caroll & Pugh who co wrote I Love Lucy. The cast was great as the talented Eve Arden & Kay Ballard were very good comedians who played off each other very well. The legend Roger C. Carmell is great in this show too. Herb Ruddley, if I recall his name correctly, played off Carmell well too as the straight man to Rogers classic funny man.

For some obscure reason, NBC tried putting this on Sunday nights when Ed Sullivan was still big and put it in a killer time slot. That is the main reason this show only lasted 2 seasons. The shows were funny and the format of the main cast going after each other week after week was a fresh approach.

The show naturally had a lot of ties to Lucy as the writers and Desi Jr. were on the show sometimes too along with other well known guest stars. This series is on DVD now,folks who saw it then have fond memories and folks who see it for the first time will wonder how network Execs at NBC killed such a promising & well done show in two seasons. Of course it was consistent with NBC's track record then as they also killed the original STAR TREK too.

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