Do You Trust Your Wife? 1956-1963

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in Do You Trust Your Wife

We don't know a lot about this early game show with fabuous money rewards. The opening claims that "It's possible for you to retire for life" on this game show. The winner each week would win One Hundred Dollars a week for a year, and would return the next week to win a second year of $100 dollars a week, and might continue earning more years of income as long as they kept winning. The show was originally hosted by Edgar Bergen and his wooden dummies, later to be replaced by Johnny Carson. When Johnny Carson took over, the show moved from evening prime time to an afternoon show, and the contestant prizes absolutely shrunk. But on both versions, the humor is good, and watching how ordinary people in the 1950's lived and worked is fascinating.

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1956-1957 - Do You Trust Your Wife game show, misc. episode 1
Starring Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and Podine Puffington

1956-1957 - Do You Trust Your Wife game show, misc. episode 2
Starring Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and Podine Puffington

1956-1957 - Do You Trust Your Wife game show, misc. episode 3
Starring Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and Podine Puffington

1958 - Do You Trust Your Wife afternoon game show
Starring Johnny Carson