I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

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The wife of a band leader constantly tries to become a star - in spite of her having no talent, and gets herself (along with her best friend) into the funniest predicaments.


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  • Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy (1951)
  • Lucille Ball and Richard Keith in I Love Lucy (1951)
  • Desi Arnaz in I Love Lucy (1951)
  • Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance in I Love Lucy (1951)
  • Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy (1951)
  • Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball at an event for I Love Lucy (1951)

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12 December 2002 | MovieAddict2016
I Love Lucy...
Lucille Ball changed television forever when "I Love Lucy" hit the air in 1951. It featured a woman as a main character, which was rare back during that time and age. And the fact that the woman did not listen to her husband often was even more controversial. Everything the show was was rebellious. It was also extremely controversial because her husband was Cuban, and back in the '50's, barely anyone married other races, and if so, the subject was definitely not the premise for a television show.

So, through the ages, I Love Lucy has had a major impact on generations, and has not slipped into culture like many shows, but has been accepted into culture. Not to mention all the Lucy impersonators who have pageants each and every year. But the thing I remember most, is the famous "Eeeooowww!"

5/5 stars --

John Ulmer

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Trivia

Although they slept in twin beds throughout the entire run of the series, during the first two seasons of the show, 1951-1953, Ricky and Lucy slept in twin beds that were pushed together on the same box spring. Once little Ricky was born CBS suggested that the beds be pushed apart to diminish the impact of the suggested sexual history of Lucy and Ricky. The only time we see the Ricardo's in two bed pushed together again is when they first move to the bigger apartment into the Mertz' building, however, subsequently after that the beds are pushed apart again.


Quotes

Ricky Ricardo: Lucy! I'm Home!


Goofs

While Lucy is somewhat consistent in her lack of talent, Ethel at various times is shown to be excellent on the piano, as well as, having a very basic playing ability. In one episode, she plays 'Sweet Sue' and other songs while the group sings, but in various episodes where Lucy is trying to form a band, she is hopelessly inept on the instrument.


Crazy Credits

In some of the episodes, the guest-star's name(s) are voiced over, by conductor, Wilbur Hatch, in the Opening Credits or Closing Credits.


Alternate Versions

In reruns of the series, much of the music in the beginning and end of scenes were altered or cut to make way for more commercials. Where possible, many of these musical bridges and cues have been fully restored for the DVD release.


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Jingle Bells
Written by
James Pierpont
Performed by Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley

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Comedy | Family

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