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Old 11-29-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Remember in those old series when mom and dad always slept in separate beds?

The censors were a bit uptight in those days and now the pendulum has swung far the other way.

The thing is that we, the viewing audience, have options. If we find the show to be offensive then we can always change the channel.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:27 AM
 
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A few other shows in the same genre MY Three Sons, The Donna Reid Show , Father knows Best..
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Even though I was too young to see it during its first run, I remember "I Love Lucy" never used the word "pregnant".
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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TV used to be 10 years behind the times, now it seems nothing is off limits.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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Even though I was too young to see it during its first run, I remember "I Love Lucy" never used the word "pregnant".
I never understood that, the word 'pregnant' is not dirty or a street slang it a perfectly respectable word.I remember reading that the shows producers asked all sorts of people to come up with a better word. one of them was infanticipating!!
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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While things were a little prudish back in the day...At least they didn't have 5 minute car chases.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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Remember in those old series when mom and dad always slept in separate beds?

The censors were a bit uptight in those days and now the pendulum has swung far the other way.

The thing is that we, the viewing audience, have options. If we find the show to be offensive then we can always change the channel.
There was a small show in the late 40s which showed one bed for the couple (married off-screen as well, and, in fact, filmed in their own apartment). But in the 'modern' era - 50s and later - the first prime time couple showed as sharing the same bed was.....

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The Flintstones
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: 23.7 million to 162 million miles North of Venus
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There was a small show in the late 40s which showed one bed for the couple (married off-screen as well, and, in fact, filmed in their own apartment). But in the 'modern' era - 50s and later - the first prime time couple showed as sharing the same bed was.....

Spoiler
The Flintstones
The first show you described, Mary Kay and Johnny, was both the first one where they shared a bed and also the first sitcom. It began in '47 and ran for 3 years.

The second program to show sharing the same bed is The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which ran from 1952-66. The one that you put in the spoiler ran from 1960-66.

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Old 11-30-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Even though I was too young to see it during its first run, I remember "I Love Lucy" never used the word "pregnant".
As I recall growing up, it was referred to as "PG"...
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