My Favorite Husband was a radio program on CBS Radio. The show starred Lucille Ball and Richard Denning as Liz and George Cooper (Liz and George Cugat in early episodes). The couple live at 321 Bundy Drive, and are billed as "two people who live together and like it." The main sponsor was Jell-O, and an average of 3 "plugs" for Jello were made in each episode. The program ran from 1948 through 1951, throughout which 124 episodes were aired.
Many episodes inspired I Love Lucy episodes. The 1948 episode entitled "Giveaway Program" inspired the I Love Lucy episode called "Redecorating," some lines being exactly the same.
When Lucille was asked to do a television show, CBS insisted Richard Denning continued to be her costar. However, she said that she would not do a husband-and-wife sitcom without her real-life husband Desi Arnaz being the husband. The network reluctantly agreed.
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