The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah

The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah

The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah

It's a Happy National Spouses Day to you and yours from Don Chase. Who were your favorite television spouses?

Happy National Spouses Day everybody!

Let me tell you my friend, it was rough growing up. In fact, can you believe that we only had three tv channels on our small black and white television? Channel 6 WECT out of Wilmington, N.C., WBTW channel 13 from Florence, S.C. and sometimes WRAL channel 5 in Raleigh, N.C. Now, I am not complaining. This was the early 1970’s after all and if memory serves me correct, everyone I knew only had three channels.

Sitting down to watch tv was a nightly ritual. So, the moment I found out that today was National Spouses Day, I thought of two things. My spouse Debbie, who I consider to be the greatest spouse of all time and in a funny way, I thought of Lucille Ball. I probably thought of Lucy after seeing a movie trailer for “Being the Ricardos.” If you’re a fan, see this film. My wife Debbie is the biggest Lucy fan on the planet.

There have been so many notable spouses in television history, and for the purposes of this piece, I’m focusing on my favorite of the wives. But we’re proud of you too, husbands. National Spouses Day is a good day to honor everyone.

Below you will see a few of my favorite tv spouses. I am sure you can add a few of your favorites. And a Happy National Spouses Day to you and yours.

  • Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show

  • Lucy Ricardo - I Love Lucy

  • Alice Kramden - The Honeymooners


  • Debra Barone - Everybody Loves Raymond

  • Peggy Bundy - Married With Children

  • Carol Brady - The Brady Bunch

  • Samantha Stephens - Bewitched

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