Thursday, September 1, 2011

Harry Morgan & Cara Williams in Pete and Gladys (1960)

After I Love Lucy set the standard for domestic comedy a whole slew of variations on the theme started popping up. This show was one of them. It was a spin-off from the Spring Byington sitcom December Bride and featured Harry Morgan and Cara Williams as a level headed husband and wacky wife.

The episode above is called Garden Wedding, and premiered in 1962, smack dab in the middle of the second season of the show. Part one is above, uploaded to YouTube by dentelTV1. There is a DVD collection of the series available on Amazon, but it's outrageously expensive.

Obscurity factor: 8 (largely forgotten, available on YouTube, available on DVD for a price)


  1. This was a fun show. I have seen clips previously. Cara Williams also had her own unsuccessful sitcom a few years later. For a short period, her career seemed to have been poised to reach great heights, but it never happened.

  2. This is synchronicity. I was looking for some information about Judy Garland's TV series, and came across the article in this link. It discusses the failures of the 1963-64 TV season and there are predictions for the 1964-65 season. An analyst predicted that Cara Williams' show would be the only new show in the top 10 that season. Of course, that did not happen, and the biggest hit of the new shows that season was "Bewitched." I hope you enjoy this:,1791591&dq=judy-garland-show&hl=en

  3. I have never heard of the actress, or the show. And after that first segment, I can understand why. "I Love Lucy" still works in 2011 - but this show....ugh. I DO love seeing these obscure programs, though.