History Series / TheLucyShow

6th May '17 1:33:45 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* StraightManAndWiseGuy: "Lucy and Creator/GeorgeBurns" sees Lucy teaming up with Burns to do an act similar to what Burns used to do with his wife Gracie Allen; most of the third act is taken up by the show they put on. During his meeting with Mr. Mooney at the bank, Burns mentions the other comediennes he tried to team up with:
-->'''George Burns:''' I had a great act going with Carol Channing, and then she left me, she went on ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' Then I did an act with Dorothy Provine, and then she went into television. And Connie Stevens went into pictures! [[note]]In real life, Channing teamed up with Burns for the occasional stage show during the late 1950s following Allen's retirement, and Stevens co-starred with Burns in the sitcom ''Wendy and Me'' during the 1964-65 season. Provine never teamed up with Burns.[[/note]]
6th May '17 1:29:42 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* LaughTrack: Averted for the most part. While the laughter of its predecessor was allegedly used on other shows, this one was filmed in front of a {{studio audience}}, with gaps in reaction and missed punchlines filled out with prerecorded laughter.


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* OpeningCredits: Each season had different opening credits:
** Season 1 featured an [[AnimatedCreditsOpening animated opening]] of Lucy and Vivian fixing up the title.
** Season 2 featured stills from previous episodes.
** Season 3 featured clips from previous episodes, which were creatively edited.
** Seasons 4 to 6 featured clips from previous episodes viewed through a kaleidoscope. The sequence was slightly revamped each season.
** 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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* ThreeCameras: With Creator/DesiluStudios being the ones that ''created'' the technique, it was only natural that this show would use it.
6th May '17 12:50:45 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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Creator/LucilleBall followed up the highly successful ''Series/ILoveLucy'' with this series, which followed the misadventures of Lucy Carmichael.

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Creator/LucilleBall followed The follow up to the highly successful ''Series/ILoveLucy'' ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which aired from 1962-68 on the same network (Creator/{{CBS}}) as its predecessor. The series was based on the book ''Life Without George'' by Irene Kampen.

Creator/LucilleBall stars as Lucy Carmichael, a widow
with this two children, Chris (Candy Moore) and Jerry (Jimmy Garrett), who shares her Danfield, New York house with Vivian Bagley (Vivian Vance) and her son Sherman (Ralph Hart). Lucy had been left a substantial trust fund by her late husband, which was managed during the first season by Mr. Barnsdahl (Charles Lane), then by Theodore J. Mooney (Gale Gordon) during the next two seasons. Personality-wise, Ball and Vance's characters were effectively the same ones they played on ''Series/ILoveLucy''.

Recurring characters during the first season included next-door neighbor Harry Connors ([[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Dick Martin]]), Vivian's beau Eddie Collins (Don Briggs) and Chris' boyfriend Alan Harper (Tom Lowell); all three were retired without mention by the second season due to the departure of their actors.

During the third season, as Vivian Vance cut back on her appearances, Ann Sothern made a few appearances as "Countess Framboise", the widow of a count who left her "his noble title and all of his noble debts" and who sparred with "Mr. Money" (as she called him) in her attempts to get money to cover said debts. This attempt at having Sothern replace Vance as co-star fizzled out when the former insisted on getting top billing alongside with Lucille Ball, who was against it. Chris, Jerry and Sherman, meanwhile, appeared much less frequently during that season.

At the start of the fourth season, with Vance gone for good as a regular, Lucy and Mr. Mooney moved to Los Angeles and Lucy began working for Mr. Mooney. The other characters were written out: Vivian remarried and stayed in Danfield with Sherman, Chris went to college and Jerry, while he made it to Los Angeles at first, was shipped off to a military academy after two episodes. A new character, Mary Jane Lewis (Mary Jane Croft), filled the "best friend" role previously assumed by Vance. During the fifth and sixth seasons, various guests stars appeared as themselves conducting business at the bank Lucy worked at, including a few appearances by Vance as her old character (now known as Vivian Bunson).

Ball ended the series after the sixth season in 1968; a new
series, which followed ''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 misadventures of company that produced ''The Lucy Carmichael.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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* {{Retool}}: The fourth season had the cast move to California, had Lucy's daughter leave for college and never return, and Vivian and her family left the series too.

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* {{Retool}}: The fourth season had saw a major retool of the cast move series. Lucy and Mr. Mooney moved to California, had Lucy's daughter leave Los Angeles and the former started working for college and never return, and the latter. Vivian and her family left the series too.kids were all written out.



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* {{Sitcom}}{{Sitcom}}: Naturally, being the follow-up to ''Series/ILoveLucy''.
4th Nov '16 11:07:17 AM Titus88
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* BackToSchool: Lucy goes back to high school in the episode "Lucy Gets Her Diploma" after the bank institutes a new policy that requires employees to have a high school diploma.
1st Nov '16 8:37:14 PM Joel32AK
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* SarcasmBlind: In one episode of Season 2, Lucy plans to (and does, ''on top of winning the case'') sue Mr. Mooney after the sarcastic suggestion when Lucy demands that he kept his dog, Nelson, quiet or else and Mr. Mooney doesn't do anything about it. Lucy was no Phoenix Wright or Perry Mason to be sure, during the trial, but she managed to prove her case when Nelson barks and sets off all the other dogs outside the courtroom.



* SarcasmBlind: In one episode of Season 2, Lucy plans to sue Mr. Mooney after the suggestion when Lucy demands that he kept his dog, Nelson, quiet or else.


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* StealingFromTheTill: In ''Lucy and the Bank Scandal'', she wrongfully believes that Mr. Mooney would be as low as to embezzle money from his own bank, with nothing but circumstantial evidence and a shaky foundation to accuse him with at best. To prove that he is guilty of it, Lucy and Vivian try to find the money they ''think'' is buried in his backyard by digging up Mr. Mooney's backyard. Later, this accusation is subverted when it was in fact the oil tank for his oil-powered heater that they find instead and get everyone covered in oil when Lucy strikes the tank.
29th Oct '16 1:23:53 PM Titus88
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Creator/LucilleBall followed up the highly successful ''Series/ILoveLucy'' with these series, which followed the misadventures of Lucy Carmichael.

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Creator/LucilleBall followed up the highly successful ''Series/ILoveLucy'' with these this series, which followed the misadventures of Lucy Carmichael.
28th Oct '16 7:38:30 AM Joel32AK
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* HereWeGoAgain: This happens in "Lucy and the Ring-a-Ding Ring" when Mary-Jane puts the ring meant for Mr. Mooney's wife, Erma, on ''her'' finger... but, just like Lucy did earlier in the episode, she winds up getting it stuck on her finger, [[OhCrap much to Mr. Mooney's dismay.]]
26th Oct '16 10:41:01 PM Joel32AK
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* LockedInARoom: Lucy and Mr. Mooney are locked in a bank vault together in the two-part episode Mr. Mooney debuts in.

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* LockedInARoom: Lucy and Mr. Mooney are locked in a bank vault together in the two-part episode Mr. Mooney debuts in. The [[HereWeGoAgain next time it happens, which is in the second part]], she manages to ''accidentally trap Mr. Mooney in by himself,'' With little food or water to speak of.
24th Oct '16 12:10:20 PM Titus88
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* BankToaster: Lucy demonstrates one to a potential account holder in the episode "Lucy Takes a Bank Job".
17th Oct '16 11:43:03 AM Titus88
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* SpecialGuest: Later seasons of this series had several per season, usually with the title "Lucy and (Name of celebrity)".
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