Mr & Mrs North
This series was originally created as a light comedy by Richard Lockridge but, after teaming up to write with his wife, the title couple evolved into successful fighters of crime. Mr. and Mrs. North are not, however, detectives but a very ordinary husband and wife and the appeal of the show lies in the fact that they are entirely average. Jerry is a publisher of books and Pam is a housewife but they seem to stumble over a corpse wherever they go. The normal course of events is for Pam to take her husband on a seemingly illogical wild-goose chase which does in fact lead the pair to an accurate conclusion. The Norths also have a bizarre collection of acquaintances including a chatty cabbie named Mahatma and a problem-child niece called Susan. The shows were immediately a hit due to the fact that they are full of humor as well as being very well acted and written.