Because there were so many comedies on television in the 50s, please bear with me. I'm trying to show the vast variety that abounded in what came to be called a 'sitcom'.
A favorite at our house was The Bob Cummings Show starring -- who else? -- Bob Cummings, Ann B. Davis and Rosemary DeCamp. It was a bit more glamorous but just as much fun as the family oriented shows we looked at last week.
One of the few shows that starred a woman with a career was The Ann Sothern Show with Don Porter as her grumpy, opinionated boss.
December Bride, starring Spring Byington and featured Verna Felton and a young Harry Morgan, was one of the few shows that starred and featured elders.
Amos 'n Andy was another rarity because it had an all black cast. Some say it was racist and I guess it was but to a little white girl in Toledo who lived in an all white neighborhood, they seemed okay to me and were as funny as anyone else on TV and it made me wonder why people didn't like them because of their skin. Here's a hilarious clip!
That's it for this week -- next week we'll look at some other types of comedy shows. I hope y'all are enjoying these visits to our younger years when times seemed so much simpler.