The history of pregnant -- How the word slowly crept onto TV

By Jim Mullen
Updated September 06, 1991 at 04:00 AM EDT
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You’ve come a long way to make a baby:

1952
CBS won’t let I Love Lucy use the word pregnant while the Ricardos are expecting.

1967
The Rolling Stones can’t sing ”Let’s Spend the Night Together” on The Ed Sullivan Show unless they change the lyrics.

1972
The single Mary Richards admits taking the Pill on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

1975
All in the Family‘s Gloria tells Edith and Archie she’s pregnant. Archie says, ”Don’t say that word. It sounds like you did something dirty.” Son-in-law Mike answers, ”We did.”

1991
18-year-old Doogie Howser, M.D., will lose his virginity on the season opener this month.

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