History Series / ILoveLucy

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21st Feb '17 4:33:18 PM TudorRose
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* AndThenWhat: In "The Adagio", Lucy hires an Apache dance instructor from Paris named Jean Valjean Ramon. The moment he arrives, he starts to come on to her ''very'' strongly and professes his love for her, much to her dismay. In the end, Ricky catches him climbing into the bedroom window to elope with the unwilling Lucy. Jean Valjean and Ricky are to have a duel, but the former backs out and explains to Ricky that he only acted the way he did because he was told that Frenchmen are expected to act romantic. He is really married with five children. So if Lucy had responded positively to his advances and really did want to elope with him, what would he have done?

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* AndThenWhat: In "The Adagio", Lucy hires an Apache dance instructor from Paris named Jean Valjean Ramon. The moment he arrives, he starts to come on to her ''very'' strongly and professes his love for her, much to her dismay. In the end, Ricky catches him climbing into the bedroom window to elope with the unwilling Lucy. Jean Valjean and Ricky are to have a duel, but the former backs out and explains to Ricky that he only acted the way he did because he was told that Frenchmen are expected to act romantic.be romantic by American women. He is really married with five children. So if Lucy had responded positively to his advances and really did want to elope with him, what would he have done?
21st Feb '17 4:32:00 PM TudorRose
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* AndThenWhat: In "The Adagio", Lucy hires an Apache dance instructor from Paris named Jean Valjean Ramon. The moment he arrives, he starts to come onto her ''very'' strongly and professes his love for her, much to her dismay. In the end, Ricky catches him climbing into the bedroom window to elope with the unwilling Lucy. They are to have a duel, but Jean Valjean backs out and explains to Ricky that he only acted the way he did because he was told that Frenchmen are expected to act romantic. He is really married with five children. So if Lucy had responded positively to his advances and really did want to elope with him, what would he have done?

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* AndThenWhat: In "The Adagio", Lucy hires an Apache dance instructor from Paris named Jean Valjean Ramon. The moment he arrives, he starts to come onto on to her ''very'' strongly and professes his love for her, much to her dismay. In the end, Ricky catches him climbing into the bedroom window to elope with the unwilling Lucy. They Jean Valjean and Ricky are to have a duel, but Jean Valjean the former backs out and explains to Ricky that he only acted the way he did because he was told that Frenchmen are expected to act romantic. He is really married with five children. So if Lucy had responded positively to his advances and really did want to elope with him, what would he have done?
21st Feb '17 4:30:30 PM TudorRose
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* AndThenWhat: In "The Adagio", Lucy hires an Apache dance instructor from Paris named Jean Valjean Ramon. The moment he arrives, he starts to come onto her ''very'' strongly and professes his love for her, much to her dismay. In the end, Ricky catches him climbing into the bedroom window to elope with the unwilling Lucy. They are to have a duel, but Jean Valjean backs out and explains to Ricky that he only acted the way he did because he was told that Frenchmen are expected to act romantic. He is really married with five children. So if Lucy had responded positively to his advances and really did want to elope with him, what would he have done?
22nd Jan '17 1:33:42 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* BedsheetLadder: In "Fred and Ethel Fight", Lucy uses one to escape from a fake fire that Ricky and Fred set up. Unfortunately, she fails to tie it to anything and falls out the window.
21st Jan '17 5:10:54 PM TudorRose
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The show was filmed, which was a big deal in 1951. At the time, most TV shows were archived via [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinescope kinescope]], which is simply a movie camera taking footage of a TV displaying the show's live broadcast. Obviously, this produces really crummy-looking video; that's why most shows from [[TheFifties the early 50's]] have either been lost or are of very little interest for reuse (videotape didn't become available until 1956). ''I Love Lucy'', by contrast, was able to use not being broadcast live to its full advantage Desi Arnaz invented the live studio ThreeCameras technique, which is still standard in sitcoms to this day. This show also invented the {{Rerun}}: when Lucille Ball became pregnant and needed a reduction in her workload, Desi came up with the idea of showing a previously-aired-but-much-loved episode instead of something new which was only possible because Desilu had taken the trouble to film the original broadcast in the first place. "Reruns?" CBS scoffed, "ItWillNeverCatchOn." Well, the laugh's on them; ''I Love Lucy'' has been on the air literally non-stop since it was first produced television historians have determined that since its original airing, the show has ''always'' been in syndication ''somewhere'' in the world (not coincidentally, because CBS in their shortsightedness signed all rebroadcast rights over to Desi, this has made Ball's and Arnaz's estates filthy stinking rich).

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The show was filmed, which was a big deal in 1951. At the time, most TV shows were archived via [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinescope kinescope]], which is simply a movie camera taking footage of a TV displaying the show's live broadcast. Obviously, this produces really crummy-looking video; that's why most shows from [[TheFifties the early 50's]] have either been lost or are of very little interest for reuse (videotape didn't become available until 1956). ''I Love Lucy'', by contrast, was able to use not being broadcast live to its full advantage Desi Arnaz invented the live studio ThreeCameras technique, which is still standard in sitcoms to this day. This show also invented the {{Rerun}}: when Lucille Ball became pregnant and needed a reduction in her workload, Desi came up with the idea of showing a previously-aired-but-much-loved episode instead of something new which was only possible because Desilu had taken the trouble to film the original broadcast in the first place. "Reruns?" CBS scoffed, "ItWillNeverCatchOn." Well, the laugh's on them; ''I Love Lucy'' has been on the air literally non-stop since it was first produced television historians have determined that since its original airing, the show has ''always'' been in syndication ''somewhere'' in the world (not coincidentally, because CBS in their shortsightedness signed all rebroadcast rights over to Desi, this has made Ball's and Arnaz's estates filthy stinking rich).



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment", the Ricardos and Mertzes are in the middle of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin doing just that]]. They've just finished painting, and have moved on to reupholstering the furniture. Fred says he can't stand the smell of paint, and Ethel suggests he bring a fan in... while she is helping Lucy remove feathers from a chair. Naturally, when the fan is turned on, feathers fly all over the place. Then on top of it all, the Mertzes have the nerve to [[NeverMyFault blame Lucy]] for their mistake, one that should have been obvious to them!

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment", the Ricardos and Mertzes are in the middle of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin doing just that]]. They've just finished painting, and have moved on to reupholstering the furniture. Fred says he can't stand the smell of paint, and Ethel suggests he bring a fan in... while she is helping Lucy remove feathers the feather stuffing from a chair. Naturally, when the fan is turned on, feathers fly all over the place. Then on top of it all, the Mertzes have the nerve to [[NeverMyFault blame Lucy]] for their mistake, one that should have been obvious to them!
21st Jan '17 5:09:10 PM TudorRose
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment", the Ricardos and Mertzes are in the middle of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin doing just that]]. They've just finished painting, and have moved on to reupholstering the furniture. Fred says he can't stand the smell of paint, and Ethel suggests he bring a fan in... while she is helping Lucy remove feathers from a chair. Naturally, when the fan is turned on, feathers fly all over the place. Then on top of it all, the Mertzes have the nerve to blame Lucy for their mistake, one that should have been obvious to them!

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment", the Ricardos and Mertzes are in the middle of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin doing just that]]. They've just finished painting, and have moved on to reupholstering the furniture. Fred says he can't stand the smell of paint, and Ethel suggests he bring a fan in... while she is helping Lucy remove feathers from a chair. Naturally, when the fan is turned on, feathers fly all over the place. Then on top of it all, the Mertzes have the nerve to [[NeverMyFault blame Lucy Lucy]] for their mistake, one that should have been obvious to them!
21st Jan '17 5:07:00 PM TudorRose
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment", the Ricardos and Mertzes are in the middle of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin doing just that]]. They've just finished painting, and have moved on to reupholstering the furniture. Fred says he can't stand the smell of paint, and Ethel suggests he bring a fan in... while she is helping Lucy remove feathers from a chair. Naturally, when the fan is turned on, feathers fly all over the place. Then on top of it all, the Mertzes have the nerve to blame Lucy for their mistake, one that should have been obvious to them!
13th Jan '17 9:33:07 PM Lanes17B
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* MonoChromeCasting: Desi Arnas, and the actors playing his friends and relatives from Cuba were seen not as non-whites, as they are today, but more as an exotic, FunnyForeigner troupe.
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** One episode has Lucy and Ethel posing as survey-takers to confront a woman they think is having an affair with Ricky. The woman asks if their name is "Kinsey", which was the name of a famous sexologist. Considering the show couldn't have Lucy use the word "pregnant", it's odd they were allowed to reference Alfred Kinsey's name.
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