When Kaye Ballard signed on in 1967 to share top billing with Eve Arden in NBC's "The Mothers-In-Law", she claims she got the best advice of her career from Vivian Vance: "Use your name as the character's name. Don't let them call you Helen or Barbara or Dot. I've spent most of my life being called Ethel Mertz wherever I go. Don't let this happen to you." The series went into ER at the end of the first season, but was given a second chance. At the end of the second season the body was pronounced dead. Produced by Desilu and with the same writers that created "I Love Lucy", it must have been a matter of bad timing.
We have mixed feelings to learn that MPI Home Video will release the complete series on DVD. Vivian Vance