I Married Joan is the epitome of the 1950s family sitcom. An upstanding, sensible husband (Judge Bradley Stevens) is married to a wacky, well-meaning wife (Joan Stevens) who causes problems with her hare-brained schemes.
Early episodes opened with Judge Stevens in the… More courtroom relating to the parties involved some similar situation he had endured with his wife, Joan. Then the action would shift to the Stevens' story. (In syndication most of the opening courtroom scenes were edited out.)
Slapstick and physical comedy was at the core of the show with lots of mugging, waving of arms, and crazy situations. Joan did everything from jitterbugging with a chimp to getting tangled in a harp.
With Joan Davis, Jim Backus