My Favorite Husband
hit the CBS Radio airwaves in 1948, starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning
as Liz and George Cugat—who later became Liz and George Cooper when confusion
with bandleader Xavier Cugat prompted a name change. Set in the fictitious town
of Sheridan Falls, the show follows the happily married couple, residents of 321 Bundy Drive, through mischief and various predicaments, from faked illnesses to trouble with
exes. George, a banker, and Liz, a housewife, were billed as “two
people who live together and like it.” The beloved series eventually transitioned
to television in 1953, recast with Joan Caulfield and Barry Nelson, as Lucille
Ball was busy filming the megahit I Love
Lucy with her real-life husband Desi Arnaz.
Episodes include “The Quiz Show,” “Katy and Roscoe,”
“Piano and Violin Lessons,” “April Fool’s Day,” “Liz and George Reminisce,” “The
Surprise Halloween Party,” “Vacation Time,” “Learning to Drive,” “Selling Dresses,” and “George Is Messy.” Download and start listening now!