History Series / ILoveLucy

8th Jun '16 9:00:24 AM AnotherGuy
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Many of the episode titles are simply descriptions of the plot: "Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying To Murder Her", "Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress", "The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue"[[labelnote:]] (incidentally, the final regular episode)[[/labelnote]], etc. To get past the MoralityGuardians, [[BilingualBonus one episode title was in Spanish]], "Lucy Es Enciente"[[note]]"Lucy Is Pregnant"[[/note]].

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Many of the episode titles are simply descriptions of the plot: "Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying To Murder Her", "Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress", "The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue"[[labelnote:]] (incidentally, the final regular episode)[[/labelnote]], etc. To get past the MoralityGuardians, MoralGuardians, [[BilingualBonus one episode title was in Spanish]], "Lucy Es Enciente"[[note]]"Lucy Is Pregnant"[[/note]].
8th Jun '16 8:59:50 AM AnotherGuy
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Many of the episode titles are simply descriptions of the plot: "Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying To Murder Her", "Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress", "The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue"[[labelnote:]] (incidentally, the final regular episode)[[/labelnote]], etc.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Many of the episode titles are simply descriptions of the plot: "Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying To Murder Her", "Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress", "The Ricardos Dedicate a Statue"[[labelnote:]] (incidentally, the final regular episode)[[/labelnote]], etc. To get past the MoralityGuardians, [[BilingualBonus one episode title was in Spanish]], "Lucy Es Enciente"[[note]]"Lucy Is Pregnant"[[/note]].
3rd Jun '16 5:46:52 PM garfield2710
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* VisualPun: A subtle one, via GettingCrapPastTheRadar. In "The Benefit" Lucy and Ethel argue over who should play the part head of the horse costume, and the other playing the backside. When Ethel agrees to play the latter, she holds it up and says, "How do I get myself into these messes?"[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke She's holding an Horse's Ass.]][[/note]]
16th May '16 5:21:41 PM teddybear334
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** In "Ricky and Fred are TV Fans," Fred and Ricky are glued to the TV set for a boxing set. When Fred runs down to the corner store in between rounds, Ethel says, "You know, he's got himself trained so he can do anything in less than a minute." After a hearty laugh from the audience, Lucy glumly tells Ethel that she knows exactly what she means.
22nd Apr '16 8:43:45 AM dsneybuf
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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Starting in 1990, several episodes have received colorized versions. Notable is the Christmas special, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 2013 onwards colorized. Interestingly, its flashback sequences were presented in their original black and white for the first two colorization jobs, while 2015 saw CBS air the entire special in color. "Lucy Goes to Scotland" was also colorized as a bonus feature for the 2007 ''I Love Lucy'' Complete Series DVD. However, the episode was originally supposed to be filmed in color, but the studio couldn't afford it, so the episode was colorized based on the color home movies shot by Desi Arnaz. When CBS televises the colorized Christmas special, they follow it up with a color version of an iconic episode - such as "Lucy's Italian Movie"[[labelnote:*]]Colorized in 2011 for the ''Essential I Love Lucy'' DVD Time/Life released in honor of the show's 60th anniversary[[/labelnote]], "Job Switching", or "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" - to pad the timeslot to an hour. May 2015's ''I Love Lucy Superstar Special'' features color versions of "LA at Last!" and "Lucy and [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]]". May 2016's ''Superstar Special'' applies this treatment to the two-parter in which Lucy steals Creator/JohnWayne's footprints.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Starting in 1990, several episodes have received colorized versions. Notable is the Christmas special, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 2013 onwards colorized. Interestingly, its flashback sequences were presented in their original black and white for the first two colorization jobs, while 2015 saw CBS air the entire special in color. "Lucy Goes to Scotland" was also colorized as a bonus feature for the 2007 ''I Love Lucy'' Complete Series DVD. However, the episode was originally supposed to be filmed in color, but the studio couldn't afford it, so the episode was colorized based on the color home movies shot by Desi Arnaz. When CBS televises the colorized Christmas special, they follow it up with a color version of an iconic episode - such as "Lucy's Italian Movie"[[labelnote:*]]Colorized in 2011 for the ''Essential I Love Lucy'' DVD Time/Life released in honor of the show's 60th anniversary[[/labelnote]], "Job Switching", or "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" - to pad the timeslot to an hour. May 2015's ''I Love Lucy Superstar Special'' features color versions of "LA at Last!" and "Lucy and [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]]". May 2016's ''Superstar Special'' applies this treatment to the two-parter in which Lucy steals Creator/JohnWayne's footprints."Lucy Visits Grauman's" and "Lucy and Creator/JohnWayne".
22nd Apr '16 8:41:54 AM dsneybuf
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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Starting in 1990, several episodes have received colorized versions. Notable is the Christmas special, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 2013 onwards colorized. Interestingly, its flashback sequences were presented in their original black and white for the first two colorization jobs, while 2015 saw CBS air the entire special in color. The episode where Lucy dreams of going to Scotland was also colorized as a bonus feature for the 2007 ''I Love Lucy'' Complete Series DVD. However, the episode was originally supposed to be filmed in color, but the studio couldn't afford it, so the episode was colorized based on the color home movies shot by Desi Arnaz. When CBS televises the colorized Christmas special, they follow it up with a color version of an iconic episode - such as "Lucy's Italian Movie"[[labelnote:*]]Colorized in 2011 for the ''Essential I Love Lucy'' DVD Time/Life released in honor of the show's 60th anniversary[[/labelnote]], "Job Switching", or "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" - to pad the timeslot to an hour. May 2015's ''I Love Lucy Superstar Special'' features color versions of "LA at Last!" and "Lucy and [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]]". May 2016's ''Superstar Special'' applies this treatment to the two-parter in which Lucy steals Creator/JohnWayne's footprints.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Starting in 1990, several episodes have received colorized versions. Notable is the Christmas special, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 2013 onwards colorized. Interestingly, its flashback sequences were presented in their original black and white for the first two colorization jobs, while 2015 saw CBS air the entire special in color. The episode where Lucy dreams of going "Lucy Goes to Scotland Scotland" was also colorized as a bonus feature for the 2007 ''I Love Lucy'' Complete Series DVD. However, the episode was originally supposed to be filmed in color, but the studio couldn't afford it, so the episode was colorized based on the color home movies shot by Desi Arnaz. When CBS televises the colorized Christmas special, they follow it up with a color version of an iconic episode - such as "Lucy's Italian Movie"[[labelnote:*]]Colorized in 2011 for the ''Essential I Love Lucy'' DVD Time/Life released in honor of the show's 60th anniversary[[/labelnote]], "Job Switching", or "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" - to pad the timeslot to an hour. May 2015's ''I Love Lucy Superstar Special'' features color versions of "LA at Last!" and "Lucy and [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]]". May 2016's ''Superstar Special'' applies this treatment to the two-parter in which Lucy steals Creator/JohnWayne's footprints.
21st Apr '16 3:42:45 PM dsneybuf
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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Starting in 1990, several episodes have received colorized versions. Notable is the Christmas special, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 2013 onwards colorized. Interestingly, its flashback sequences were presented in their original black and white for the first two colorization jobs, while 2015 saw CBS air the entire special in color. The episode where Lucy dreams of going to Scotland was also colorized as a bonus feature for the 2007 ''I Love Lucy'' Complete Series DVD. However, the episode was originally supposed to be filmed in color, but the studio couldn't afford it, so the episode was colorized based on the color home movies shot by Desi Arnaz. When CBS televises the colorized Christmas special, they follow it up with a color version of an iconic episode - such as "Lucy's Italian Movie"[[labelnote:*]]Colorized in 2011 for the ''Essential I Love Lucy'' DVD Time/Life released in honor of the show's 60th anniversary[[/labelnote]], "Job Switching", or "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" - to pad the timeslot to an hour. May 2015's ''I Love Lucy Superstar Special''features color versions of "LA at Last!" and "Lucy and [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]]". May 2016's ''Superstar Special'' applies this treatment to the two-parter in which Lucy steal's Creator/JohnWayne's footprints.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Starting in 1990, several episodes have received colorized versions. Notable is the Christmas special, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 2013 onwards colorized. Interestingly, its flashback sequences were presented in their original black and white for the first two colorization jobs, while 2015 saw CBS air the entire special in color. The episode where Lucy dreams of going to Scotland was also colorized as a bonus feature for the 2007 ''I Love Lucy'' Complete Series DVD. However, the episode was originally supposed to be filmed in color, but the studio couldn't afford it, so the episode was colorized based on the color home movies shot by Desi Arnaz. When CBS televises the colorized Christmas special, they follow it up with a color version of an iconic episode - such as "Lucy's Italian Movie"[[labelnote:*]]Colorized in 2011 for the ''Essential I Love Lucy'' DVD Time/Life released in honor of the show's 60th anniversary[[/labelnote]], "Job Switching", or "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" - to pad the timeslot to an hour. May 2015's ''I Love Lucy Superstar Special''features Special'' features color versions of "LA at Last!" and "Lucy and [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]]". May 2016's ''Superstar Special'' applies this treatment to the two-parter in which Lucy steal's steals Creator/JohnWayne's footprints.
21st Apr '16 3:42:05 PM dsneybuf
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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Starting in 1990, several episodes have received colorized versions. Notable is the Christmas special, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 2013 onwards colorized. Interestingly, its flashback sequences were presented in their original black and white for the first two colorization jobs, while 2015 saw CBS air the entire special in color. The episode where Lucy dreams of going to Scotland was also colorized as a bonus feature for the 2007 ''I Love Lucy'' Complete Series DVD. However, the episode was originally supposed to be filmed in color, but the studio couldn't afford it, so the episode was colorized based on the color home movies shot by Desi Arnaz. When CBS televises the colorized Christmas special, they follow it up with a color version of an iconic episode - such as "Lucy's Italian Movie"[[labelnote:*]]Colorized in 2011 for the ''Essential I Love Lucy'' DVD Time/Life released in honor of the show's 60th anniversary[[/labelnote]], "Job Switching", or "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" - to pad the timeslot to an hour. May 2015's ''I Love Lucy Superstar Special'' features color versions of "LA at Last!" and "Lucy and [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]]".

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Starting in 1990, several episodes have received colorized versions. Notable is the Christmas special, which aired on CBS in 1990 and 2013 onwards colorized. Interestingly, its flashback sequences were presented in their original black and white for the first two colorization jobs, while 2015 saw CBS air the entire special in color. The episode where Lucy dreams of going to Scotland was also colorized as a bonus feature for the 2007 ''I Love Lucy'' Complete Series DVD. However, the episode was originally supposed to be filmed in color, but the studio couldn't afford it, so the episode was colorized based on the color home movies shot by Desi Arnaz. When CBS televises the colorized Christmas special, they follow it up with a color version of an iconic episode - such as "Lucy's Italian Movie"[[labelnote:*]]Colorized in 2011 for the ''Essential I Love Lucy'' DVD Time/Life released in honor of the show's 60th anniversary[[/labelnote]], "Job Switching", or "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" - to pad the timeslot to an hour. May 2015's ''I Love Lucy Superstar Special'' features Special''features color versions of "LA at Last!" and "Lucy and [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman Superman]]".Superman]]". May 2016's ''Superstar Special'' applies this treatment to the two-parter in which Lucy steal's Creator/JohnWayne's footprints.
17th Apr '16 3:57:50 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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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 late in the decade). ''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 late in the decade).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).
9th Mar '16 11:38:58 PM Str8taim
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* YouLookFamiliar: Elizabeth Patterson first played Mother Willoughby in "The Marriage License," then returned during the second season to play babysitter Mrs. Trumbull.
** Charles Lane also had multiple appearances, usually as a different clerk at a government office or business each time. He played an excellent hard-nosed bureaucrat, and in "Lucy Has a Baby" appeared as an expectant father.
** Mary Jane Croft played a former classmate of Lucy's in "Lucy Is Envious" and a nosy airplane passenger in "Return Home from Europe" before becoming a semi-regular as Connecticut neighbor Betty Ramsey in season 6.
** Frank Nelson played eight different characters, including radio host Freddy Filmore and Connecticut neighbor Ralph Ramsey. He was the "Yyyyyyyyyessssss?" guy.
** Ball's close friend Barbara Pepper appeared in eight episodes, each time as a different character.
** The actor who played the Ricardo's milkman in one New York episode returned to play Bobby the Bellboy in the Hollywood episodes.
** Lucy fails to notice that the man she hired to teach the foursome proper English looks exactly like the guy she sold her furniture to a few months earlier.
** Character Actor Jay Novello played a superstitious boss of Ricky, a timid man who witnessed a murder and is subleasing the Ricardo's apartment, and Mario, a gondolier driver the foursome meet in Italy.
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