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From Pearls to the Pill: How American Television Stopped Being Polite and Started Getting Real

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist

Fred and Wilma shared a bed on The Flintstones, but they were cartoons, and therefore didn’t count. Neither, apparently, did Herman and Lily Munster, who shared a bed on The Munsters—after all, they weren’t human, they were monsters. It wasn’t until Bewitched in 1964 that Americans saw a married couple with a double bed.

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