TV Series | TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama
A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.
Many of the doorposts throughout the series have a small box attached to them. This is a mezuzah, a case containing passages from the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21), which Jews traditionally affix to the door frames of their houses as a constant reminder of God's presence. A mezuzah also functions as a sign that a Jewish person occupies the house or works in the building onto which it is affixed, so in this series, the frequent sight of mezuzahs on doorframes is one of many indications that most of the characters are Jewish.
The Bob Newhart album and routine featured in the show came out in 1960, 2 years after the year the show takes place, which is 1958.