I Married Joan

1952 | United States

Bradley Stevens served as a judge in domestic court. Each week the case he was trying reminded him of an incident that happened between himself and his ditzy wife, Joan, and this was the cue for him to explain how he had dealt with it. At this point the picture would fade into his home and the situation would be enacted. 

I Married Joan was one of the many US sitcoms that tried to reproduce the phenomenal success of I Love Lucy with -in this case, actress Joan Davis doing a more than passable job for three years. During the first season Joan's partner in crime was next door neighbour Minerva Parker (Hope Emerson), but for the next two seasons Joan's real-life daughter (Beverly Wills) joined the cast as her younger college student sister, Beverly. Jim Backus, the man who voiced the myopic cartoon character Mr Magoo, was Judge Stevens.

Published on December 22nd, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.