Even in the earliest years of television, it didn't take long for unoriginal programmers to do a knock-off of a hit show. NBC waited a whole season to slap together this obvious rip-off of 'I Love Lucy'. Even the name of the series is practically a duplicate. But with no Lucille Ball or Desi Arnaz, they ended up with a zany, wacky, and lame mess.
I first watched "I Married Joan" about 25 yrs ago and I always thought it was hilarious (I'm 50+). I had seen every episode of "I Love Lucy" at least 20 times and I was I ready for a change. Joan Davis was a total goof in her series and I wish there were more shows. I also wish they would've left the part in with the Judge talking to the people in the courtroom, the way it was originally aired. Another great oldie is with Groucho Marx, he was one of the funniest men ever alive, I think his show was called "You Bet Your Life." The movies he made with his brothers are great to watch also.
I just saw an episode of this show late last night on the PAX network and I instantly fell in love with it :) While yes I am one of the world\'s biggest I Love Lucy fans, I felt like Joan had her own unique take on her mishaps and was definitely different than Lucy. I mean this show did last for 3 seasons, if it were a Lucy carbon copy, it wouldn\'t have lasted a season. This was also the first time I had seen Jim Backus (a much younger version!) other than Gilligan\'s Island! I highly recommend this show to anyone who enjoys classic 50s sitcoms (I\'m 34 years old by the way but I LOVE them! :) ) I loved it :)
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