History Series / TheLucyShow

30th Mar '18 11:53:27 AM SnowB
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* HilariousOuttakes: Rare for a series from this era, but numerous outtakes from the final two seasons survived. These were included as supplements on the official DVD sets.
30th Mar '18 11:49:04 AM SnowB
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* SituationalSociability: Carol Bradford, Lucy's temporary roommate in California, is painfully shy and socially awkward. Give her a song to sing, however, and she cuts loose completely.
30th Mar '18 11:37:19 AM SnowB
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* SeriesContinuityError: With an entirely new writing staff taking over after season 2, many previously established plot details wound up changing in the show's later years. Examples include:

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* SeriesContinuityError: With an entirely new The original writing staff taking over departed after season 2, resulting in many previously established plot details wound up changing in the show's later years. Examples include:
30th Mar '18 11:09:17 AM SnowB
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Developed as the follow-up to ''Series/ILoveLucy'', initially featuring not only Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance but many of the same writers and behind-the-scenes personnel.
** ''Here's Lucy'' was the spiritual successor to this show.
30th Mar '18 4:51:55 AM SnowB
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** The set for Lucy and Viv's kitchen was heavily redesigned and expanded for the second season. Though that set would remain for the rest of the Danfield run, the stove and sink would frequently shift positions on the counter, depending on plot needs.

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** The set for Lucy and Viv's kitchen was heavily redesigned and expanded for the second season. Though that set would remain for the rest of the Danfield run, the stove stovetop and sink would frequently shift positions on the counter, depending on plot needs.
25th Mar '18 2:47:18 PM SnowB
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* TheBusCameBack: Vivian Vance made three guest appearances after leaving the show - once in season 5 and twice in season 6.
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* CommutingOnABus: The three children were used quite often during the first season, but their appearances progressively became more infrequent until, come the third season, they were barely featured. The following year, they were PutOnABus for good.
25th Mar '18 2:16:42 PM SnowB
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Ball ended the series after the sixth season in 1968; a new series, ''Here's Lucy'', debuted in its place. This change was done for two reasons: one, to allow Ball's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr., to appear alongside their mom and two, because Ball felt enough episodes were produced for syndication. The fact that she sold Creator/DesiluStudios, the company that produced ''The Lucy Show'', to Creator/{{Paramount}}, might have also influenced that decision; ''Here's Lucy'' was produced by her new company, Lucille Ball Productions.

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Ball ended the series after the sixth season in 1968; a new series, ''Here's Lucy'', debuted in its place. This change was done for two reasons: one, to allow Ball's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr., to appear alongside their mom mother and two, because Ball felt enough episodes were produced for syndication. The fact that she sold Creator/DesiluStudios, the Creator/DesiluStudios (the company that produced ''The Lucy Show'', Show'') to Creator/{{Paramount}}, might have Creator/{{Paramount}} also reportedly influenced that the decision; ''Here's Lucy'' was produced by her new company, Lucille Ball Productions.



* DeadpanSnarker: Vivian Bagley.



** Season 3 featured clips from previous episodes, which were creatively edited.

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** Season 3 featured clips from previous episodes, which were creatively edited. An alternate version without Vivian Vance's credit was prepared for episodes she did not appear in.
25th Mar '18 1:58:27 PM SnowB
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* AccidentalMisnaming: The Countess has a habit of calling Mr. Mooney "Mr. Money."



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Many episode titles are just one sentence plot descriptions (e.g. ''Lucy & Viv Put in a Shower'', ''Lucy Takes a Job at the Bank'' and ''Lucy is a Disc Jockey'', among others).

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Lucy Carmichael's intelligence and level of competence varied greatly in the later seasons, when there was no longer a permanent writing staff.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Many episode titles are just one sentence plot descriptions (e.g. ''Lucy & Viv Put in a Shower'', ''Lucy Takes a Job at the Bank'' and ''Lucy is a Disc Jockey'', among others).others).
* {{Flanderization}}: Lucy Carmichael became increasingly dumber and more incompetent as the series progressed, losing much of the confidence and craftiness she displayed earlier on. Likewise, Mr. Mooney became far more ill-tempered and histrionic compared to the relatively controlled (albeit frustrated) man of authority he was initially shown to be.


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* ProfessionalButtKisser: Mr. Mooney becomes this whenever his boss, Mr. Cheever, is around, or any potential client of sufficient wealth.
24th Mar '18 4:50:37 AM SnowB
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** Early Season 5 episodes featured another [[AnimatedCreditsOpening animated opening]], with Lucille Ball depicted as a "jack-in-the-box". This was intended to replace the kaleidoscope, but Ball reportedly hated it. Some episodes following its retirement had the audio from this opening play under the kaleidoscope footage due to poor editing.

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** Early Season 5 episodes featured another [[AnimatedCreditsOpening animated opening]], with Lucille Ball depicted as a "jack-in-the-box". This was intended to replace the kaleidoscope, but Ball reportedly hated disliked it. Some episodes following its retirement had the audio from this opening play under the kaleidoscope footage due to poor editing. Nearly 50 years later, the official DVD release restored the "jack-in-the-box" opening for the initial 10 episodes it was prepared for.
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