18 September 1999 | OldTimer-6
A Mostly Typical Sitcom of the Day
"A Date with the Angels" has nothing to do with either taking your best girl to the movies or the world of the hereafter. The star of the series is the lovely and talented Betty White, who carries this otherwise forgettable show on her back.
The premise is of the type...Vicki Angel (Betty White) is your seemingly average, everyday housewife. Her husband, Gus Angel (Bill Williams), is an insurance agent. For the most part, his role is limited to acting bewildered by the whacky situations and misunderstandings caused by his kooky wife. While derivitive of other such programs ("I Married Joan," "December Bride" and of course the heavyweight of 'em all, "I Love Lucy"),"Date with the Angels" at least has the delightful Betty White, who dares you to tune out when she's onscreen.
Side note: Bill Williams, whose Gus Angel is rather passive, was a rugged hero to the nation's kids in the weekly western series "The Adventures of Kit Carson" from 1951 - 54.