TV Series | | Comedy
The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend, and her cantankerous boss.
Although it never gets credit for this, this show was groundbreaking in several ways. First of all having a household run by two women, sans husbands, in the early 60s was both daring and groundbreaking. Also Viv played a divorcee; a first for a lead character on a TV show. Also Lucy got a job towards the end of the run of the series, working as a secretary for banker Mr. Mooney. There had never been working mother on tv before this point either. Although given Lucy's ditzy and clumsy portrayal this can hardly be called a "feminist show"; it did push the envelope.
Weren't you ever a teenager?
Theodore J. Mooney: Well, of course, what do you think?
Lucy Carmichael: I thought one day they opened the bank vault and out you popped, full grown and stingy!
When the series was first rerun in syndication in 1968, all episodes featured the season 4 opening sequence. These versions were also syndicated in the 1990s. When show was syndicated in the 1970s, the original versions were used.