Actually the first episode of My Favorite Husband, starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning. The first show sets up the premise of the series. A married couple who have been happily married for 10 years, and still seem to be actually in love. The Cugat’s flashback to moments of their wedding day, as they prepare for their anniversary. Liz, the well to do socialite, and George, the up and coming banker.
Liz is to have a portrait painted for the big anniversary celebration. George’s friend Corey, a confirmed bachelor cass doubt on the intentions of the portrait artist. Of course Liz doesn’t see anything in the artist, but manages to say all the right things to cause jealousy to grow in George. It gets so bad that George calls a doctor along with his attractive nurse. Still simmering over the artist, George see’s his chance to use the situation of having the nurse to get some revenge jealousy brewing in Liz.
In the end though, George and Liz come to their senses. They see through their petty jealousies, but don’t worry, the laughs won’t stop even to the very end.
Glenn Miller. 1938. The Cowboy from Brooklyn.
PS: Coming soon to the Retro Radio Podcast, Lucille Ball as Liz Cugat. Lucky for me, by the end of the first season, and without explaination, their last name is changed to Cooper. Fortunately for me, because I can never remember how to spell Cugat, but Cooper isn’t so hard. (Isn’t that so selfish of me, or what?) Watch for more additions and changes to the lineup in the coming weeks.