The Quiz: What was the first television series to show a married couple sleeping in the same bed?
“The Brady Bunch”
“I Love Lucy”
“Mary Kay and Johnny”
Mary Kay and Johnny is was a situation comedy starring real-life married couple Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns. It premiered on November 18, 1947, and was the first sitcom to be broadcast on a network television in the United States. Mary Kay and Johnny was the first program to show a couple sharing a bed (not The Brady Bunch), and the first series to show a woman’s pregnancy (not I Love Lucy). Mary Kay became pregnant in 1948, and after unsuccessfully trying to hide her pregnancy, the producers decided to incorporate it into the storyline.
The correct answer to this quiz is “Mary Kay and Johnny”.