History YMMV / ILoveLucy

25th Nov '16 8:18:29 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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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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7th Aug '16 4:31:54 PM Green_lantern40
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** Watching all the tender moments that Lucy and Ricky shared together can be a little hard to watch when you learn that Lucille Ball's real life marriage to Desi Arnaz ended in devorce three years after the show had ended.

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** Watching all the tender moments that Lucy and Ricky shared together can be a little hard to watch when you learn that Lucille Ball's real life marriage to Desi Arnaz ended in devorce three years divorce literally the day after filming wrapped on the show had ended.final episode of ''The Series/LucyDesiComedyHour''.
27th May '16 2:47:01 PM Boman803
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** Watching all the tender moments that Lucy and Ricky shared together can be a little hard to watch when you learn that Lucille Ball's real life marriage to Desi Arnaz ended in devorce three years after the show had ended.
22nd Apr '16 8:48:07 AM dsneybuf
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* BrokenBase: CBS aired colorized versions of the ChristmasEpisode and "Lucy's Italian Movie" in December 2013. This didn't mark the first attempt to colorize ''I Love Lucy'', but it did prove divisive among viewers: Some liked the fact that the picture looked more natural than that of an early-'90s colorized print of the Christmas episode, and felt the color added to the humor. Others disliked the fact that the picture still looked less natural than the original monochromatic versions, and couldn't stand the mere thought of altering the picture in so drastic a fashion. In any case, the ratings proved high enough for CBS to make a yearly Christmas tradition out of colorizing ''I Love Lucy'' episodes.

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* BrokenBase: CBS aired colorized versions of the ChristmasEpisode and "Lucy's Italian Movie" in December 2013. This didn't mark the first attempt to colorize ''I Love Lucy'', but it did prove divisive among viewers: Some liked the fact that the picture looked more natural than that of an early-'90s colorized print of the Christmas episode, and felt the color added to the humor. Others disliked the fact that the picture still looked less natural than the original monochromatic versions, and couldn't stand the mere thought of altering the picture in so drastic a fashion. In any case, the ratings proved high enough for CBS to make a yearly Christmas an annual tradition - and later, ''bi''-annual tradition - out of colorizing ''I Love Lucy'' episodes.
9th Mar '16 11:43:31 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.
29th Feb '16 7:47:48 AM dsneybuf
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Lucy once did the MirrorRoutine... '''with [[DuckSoup HARPO]] [[MarxBrothers MARX]]!!!''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iNLlYOgFZ4 Here.]] Followed shortly by a second [=CMoA=]: Harpo plays "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" on the harp. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H16vDiX_PCo Gotta see it to believe it]].
29th Feb '16 7:47:22 AM dsneybuf
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17th Feb '16 9:03:01 AM speedyboris
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* BetterOnDVD: For years, syndicated reruns would edit the episodes for time, and would lack the animated sponsor messages and bumpers. The DVD and Blu-ray releases restore every episode to their original running time (which, back in the '50s, would often mean 26 minutes per episode, virtually unheard of today) and included the animated bits.
7th Feb '16 7:52:18 AM Pren
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%% ValuesDissonance: Being made in TheFifties, it's pretty much a given. Combine this with SeinfeldIsUnfunny.

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%% * ValuesDissonance: Being made in TheFifties, it's pretty much a given. Combine Probably most notable is that much like ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', Ricky would occasionally make an empty threat to hit Lucy, which would never be seen today even at that level. Desi Arnaz actually mocked this with SeinfeldIsUnfunny. himself when he hosted an episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and presented a series of "failed concepts" for the show, including one where Ricky was openly physically abusive called "I Loathe Lucy."
16th Jan '16 12:15:01 PM dsneybuf
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* BrokenBase: CBS aired colorized versions of the ChristmasEpisode and "Lucy's Italian Movie" in December 2013. This didn't mark the first attempt to colorize ''I Love Lucy'', but it did prove divisive among viewers: Some liked the fact that the picture looked more natural than that of an early-'90s colorized print of the Christmas episode, and felt the color added to the humor. Others disliked the fact that the picture still looked less natural than the original monochromatic versions, and couldn't stand the mere thought of altering the picture in so drastic a fashion. There was also the fact that only the FramingDevice of the special was colorized and not the flashback footage that makes up most of the special. In any case, the ratings proved high enough for CBS to make a yearly Christmas tradition out of colorizing ''I Love Lucy'' episodes, and eventually re-air the Christmas episode in full color.

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* BrokenBase: CBS aired colorized versions of the ChristmasEpisode and "Lucy's Italian Movie" in December 2013. This didn't mark the first attempt to colorize ''I Love Lucy'', but it did prove divisive among viewers: Some liked the fact that the picture looked more natural than that of an early-'90s colorized print of the Christmas episode, and felt the color added to the humor. Others disliked the fact that the picture still looked less natural than the original monochromatic versions, and couldn't stand the mere thought of altering the picture in so drastic a fashion. There was also the fact that only the FramingDevice of the special was colorized and not the flashback footage that makes up most of the special. In any case, the ratings proved high enough for CBS to make a yearly Christmas tradition out of colorizing ''I Love Lucy'' episodes, and eventually re-air the Christmas episode in full color.episodes.
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