An Interview with “I Love Lucy” Writers Madelyn Pugh Davis & Bob Carroll, Jr. from The Archive of American Television

Madelyn Pugh Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr. began their writing careers in radio, most notably on the comedy series, My Favorite Husband (1948-1951). On the show, their paths would cross with an actress, Lucille Ball, who – upon the radio series ending in 1951 – would be doing a TV series for CBS with her husband, Desi Arnaz. The series, I Love Lucy, would initially be staffed by three writers: Pugh Davis, Carroll, Jr., and Jess Oppenheimer.  

Pugh Davis and Carroll would remain with I Love Lucy for its six-year run, moving on as a writing team on future series like The Lucy ShowThe Mothers-In-LawAlice, and Sanford & Son.  

Below is the entire interview with Madelyn Pugh Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr. conducted by The Archive of American Television, where they talk about their multi-decade careers.


And here’s a bonus interview with The Writers Guild Foundation:

Back with another set of interviews with two more I Love Lucy writers tomorrow!  Stay tuned!

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