The adventures and misadventures of the strait-laced bank employee Johnny Stearns and his zany wife Mary Kay.

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Series cast summary:
Mary Kay Stearns ...  Self (1947-1950) / ... 300 episodes, 1947
John Stearns John Stearns ...  Self (1947-1950) / ... 300 episodes, 1947
Nydia Westman ...  Mary Kay's mother (1947-1950) / ... 300 episodes, 1947
Howard Fischer Howard Fischer ...  Howie (1947-1950) 299 episodes, 1947
Christopher William Stearns Christopher William Stearns ...  Self (1949-50) / ... 299 episodes, 1947
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In a pattern that many domestic sitcoms would follow over the next 15 years, the plotlines followed the exploits of zany Mary Kay. Her husband, Johnny, was a sane, sensible banker who had to rescue her from herself. (The Stearns were married in real life.) In December, 1948, Mary Kay gave birth to son Christopher. Because Mary Kay's pregnancy was hard to hide, his birth was incorporated into the show. Shortly after New Year's Day, 1949, Christopher was written into the show as a character. During shooting, he either lay in his bassinet or was held by one of the Stearns or Mary Kay's mother. Shot live in New York, where it was set. Sponsored by Anacin. Written by Steven W. Siferd <72233.741@compuserve.com>

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In December 1947 the show's sponsor, Anacin tried to find out if anyone was watching their show (TV ratings didn't yet exist). A test was devised offering a free mirror to the first 200 viewers who submitted comments about the show. Nearly 9,000 letters were received. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1947-1948, 1949) | (1948-1949, 1950)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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