Mothers-In-Law, The


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The Mothers-In-Law was the last series produced by Desi Arnaz (he also appeared in and directed some of the episodes). It was created by Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh Davis, the original writers of I Love Lucy. Set in the swinging late 1960s, The Mothers-In-Law centers on the misadventures of longtime neighbors in suburban Los Angeles who become related to each other when their children suddenly get married. Legendary actress Eve Arden (Our Miss Brooks, Grease) stars as Eve Hubbard, the sophisticated wife of straight-laced lawyer Herbert Hubbard (Herb Rudley). Veteran comedienne Kaye Ballard plays Kaye Buell, the outspoken wife of bombastic television writer Roger Buell (Roger C. Carmel in the first season and Richard Deacon in the second season). To the dismay of their hapless husbands, the strong-willed mothers are determined to meddle in the lives of newlyweds Jerry (Jerry Fogel) and Suzie Hubbard (Deborah Walley).

From Wikipedia:

Genre Situation comedy

Created by

Bob Carroll, Jr.

Madelyn Davis

Directed by Desi Arnaz

Elliott Lewis

Starring Eve Arden

Kaye Ballard

Herbert Rudley

Roger C. Carmel

Richard Deacon

Jerry Fogel

Deborah Walley

Theme music composer Jeff Alexander

Composer(s) Jeff Alexander

Wilbur Hatch

Country of origin United States

Language(s) English

No. of seasons 2

No. of episodes 56

Production

Executive producer(s) Desi Arnaz

Producer(s) Al Lewis

Elliott Lewis

Camera setup Multi-camera

Running time 22–24 minutes

Production company(s) Desi Arnaz Productions

United Artists Television

Distributor United Artists

Broadcast

Original channel NBC

 

Who talked about this show

Dann Cahn

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Editor Dann Cahn on The Mothers-In-Law
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Madelyn Pugh Davis

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Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on The Mothers-In-Law
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Dixon Dern

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Dixon Dern on Mothers-in-Law , starring Kaye Ballard and Eve Arden, produced and directed by Desi Arnaz
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Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on writing for The Mothers-In-Law
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