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TV Shows - I Love Lucy

Love Lucy is an American situation comedy, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951 to April 1, 1960 on CBS (including The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour). The show continued on for three more seasons with 13 one hour specials, running from 1957 to 1960, known first as The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 moving to Connecticut
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Conversion To hour long episods, and Lucy dropping her bun
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5 Lucy is annoying You CAN'T be in the show, get it through your hea
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1 My mom told me that my grandfather hated Lucy. So I guess not everyone Loved her. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on October 31, 2011, 7:58 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 This show boned when I got old enough to realize that the character of Lucy didn't give a damn about her husband or friends. She would backstab any of them in a heartbeat to get what she wanted. And there is too much ill-spirited "I'll teach him/her a lesson". While the slapstick was funny to a seven year old, the concepts are anathema to a fifty-seven year old. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on October 9, 2010, 12:47 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 My vote for when I Love Lucy boned was definitely when they moved to the CT. suburbs. And those annoying Ramsey neighbors? Ughh. It seemed less relatable and more snobbish at that point. I really prefer the more blue collar Ricardo's in the smallish brownstone building. -- Submitted By: (geg0004) on May 21, 2010, 4:47 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I have to agree with Samurai Panda about every sitcom owing something to this show! What's especially interesting is that both Lucy and Desi started their performing careers as a means to salvage their own individual families who had each been scattered to the winds due to circumstances beyond their controls and they created this show as a means to work together so they have a family together! Highlighting Lucille's ambitious dreams when she was younger and toning down Desi's excesses so that Ricky was nothing more than a flirtatious rogue- with a very strong dose of atomic chemistry between the two, nothing short of magic was created here- especially bringing in the somewhat more jaded older couple of Fred and Ethel who had long quit having ambitions to be more than battling trucemates. Oh,and in addition to the excellent scripts that created these characters who stayed believable even in the most outrageous and absurd circumstances, it didn't hurt that they untapped the potential of Lucy and Ethel (and sometimes Ricky and even Fred) to do some of the funniest physical comedy ever. (e.g. In 'Job Switching'while Lucy and Ethel on the candy line became one of television's most marvelled bits EVER, Ricky and Fred were no slouches in combatting an overflowing pot of rice and literally tripping over themselves- which bruised Desi's ribs). As Lucille Ball once put it, she wasn't funny but 'what I AM is brave'- and that's what proved comedy gold! Perhaps the most REAL moment ever on the show was when Lucy and Ricky find out she's going to have a baby after so many years of no children and the affection between the characters literally channelled the Arnazes' sincere affection for each other at that time- and elation over their family expanding. Which makes it all the more ironic that the show wasn't able to shine as brightly once Little Ricky was born because it seemed the writers didn't know what to DO with him. In the early years, aside from a few cozy moments of oohing and ahhing over him for audience approval, they usually bundled him off to elderly Mrs. Trumble so they'd have no impendiment to getting into their own comic messes (and,oddly enough, Mrs. Trumble NEVER seemed to leave her apartment except when she was taking Little Ricky to the park or zoo). Then, a mere three years after his birth, they had him in kindergarten as a boy drumming prodigy who would occasionally pipe up a quip or two but generally was well behaved and stayed out of everyone's way-except when Ricky or Lucy wanted him for a number. Perhaps, none of the writers had raised children on their own but he never seemed like a regular child. Then, too, it's somewhat become well known that while the Arnaz parents had each very much wanted to have children for a long time, they themselves didn't quite know what to do them once they arrived and were babies and children who couldn't be as easily controlled as could scripts and lighting. Lucille especially seemed to value her work over everything else including her children because it was likely the one thing she COULD control- even though she and Desi both loved their children a great deal. Alas, the demons that had haunted the Arnazes in earlier years spun out of control once they achieved success with this show and, in the end, they had to surrender the show as well as each other to survive. Neither would again achieve the acme and genious of this show. Desi's one post-Lucy attempt as an offscreen producer "The Mother-in-Law" was a virtual recycling of the Ricardos and Mertzes- and only lasted two seasons despite the pairing of movie and TV comedy legend Eve Arden with the always fun Kaye Ballard. And Lucille? Yes, she achieved unparelled business success as a woman executive running Desilu Studios and, among other things, launching "Star Trek" into orbit. And, yes, Lucille and Desi both remarried but they treated their subsequent spouses more as servants who not allowed to challenge any of their edicts rather than the near equal companions they themselves had been to each other. Moreover, Lucille seemed to become too afraid to try to break in new characters as a performer- and all subsequent attempts from Lucy Carmichael in 1962 to Lucy Barker in 1986 were fainter and fainter echoes of Lucy Ricardo- and she was rarely seen without clownish makeup and gigantic red wigs (yet dyeing her real hair beneath) even when she no longer performed. And yet, despite all this angst they'd each wreaked on the other, Desi had the most poignant summation to it all when he was on his deathbed and conveyed to Robert Stack to read his words at a tribute to Lucille he knew would take place after he was no longer in this world -and he had nothing to gain by not being honest. "P.S. 'I Love Lucy'- it NEVER was just a title!" Despite all the above behind-the-scenes stuff, NOTHING can take away the joy this show has given the world by making millions laugh for nearly six decades so,IMO, it can never really bone! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 27, 2009, 3:24 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Every sitcom following it owes its life to I Love Lucy. Not only in the style and delivery and production technique, but also in the fact that Lucille Ball was one of the first truly funny women on television who got to do a consistently excellent sitcom where she was not simply the housewife/mother/stay-at-home domestic. -- Submitted By: (SamuraiPanda201) on July 23, 2009, 9:22 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Easily one of the top 5 greatest sitcoms of all time along with The Andy Griffith Show, Seinfeld, All In The Family, and MASH. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on April 24, 2009, 5:08 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 This show is classic. I love this kind of humor. The shows that people like now is nothing like this show. Thank God the pilot never aired or this show would not have gotten picked up. -- Submitted By: (cryskelley78) on April 12, 2009, 6:28 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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