History YMMV / ILoveLucy

13th Nov '17 10:18:10 AM ajitter89
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: CBS initially responded to Lucille Ball's insistence that Desi Arnaz play the husband in her TV show by saying they weren't sure if audiences could believe that a celebrity like Lucy was married to an obscure Cuban bandleader. In response, Lucy and Desi gave a vaudeville tour across the country. The tour became a success, proving to the networks that a TV show of the duo would be huge.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: CBS initially responded to Lucille Ball's insistence that Desi Arnaz play the husband in her TV show by saying they weren't sure if audiences could believe that a celebrity like Lucy was married to an obscure Cuban bandleader. In response, Lucy and Desi gave a vaudeville tour across the country. The tour became a success, proving to the networks that a TV show of the duo would be huge.huge, and over 60 years later the show is still often lauded as one of the greatest and most important sitcoms of all time.



* HollywoodHomely: Ethel, and to a lesser extent Lucy. While both were never referred to as ugly, many times there would be a reference to how unattractive the two are (especially Lucy) when put next to the younger, fancier Marlyin Monroe-esque types that occasionally appeared in Ricky's shows. This is ironic as both Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance began their careers as models and showgirls.

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* HollywoodHomely: Downplayed, Ethel, and to a lesser extent Lucy. While both were never referred to as ugly, in fact many times there would be a reference to how unattractive attractive the two are (especially Lucy) Lucy), however when put next to the younger, fancier Marlyin Monroe-esque types that occasionally appeared in Ricky's shows.shows, the two would come off as tacky, out-of-shape and sloppy. This is ironic as both Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance began their careers as models and showgirls.


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* InformedFlaw: It would oftentimes be stated that along with being HollywoodToneDeaf, Lucy was a horrible dancer. Despite this, in many, many instances Lucille Ball demonstrated her real life background as a highly trained and skilled dancer, be it performing at the Tropicana/Club Babalo, waltzing with Van Johnson, tangoing with 6 dozen eggs in her blouse or just perfectly executing difficult comedic blocking.
13th Oct '17 9:52:53 PM TudorRose
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* HypeBacklash: It could be argued that "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" and "Job Switching" apply. They are commonly regarded as being the best episodes of the show, though it's quite possible that the reason is the simple fact that they are so often commemorated with merchandise and highly praised in the media. Other episodes are just as funny (perhaps even more so), yet they're all overshadowed by these two. Even some hilarious portions of "Job Switching" ''itself'' involving Ricky and Fred's antics at home don't get the recognition they deserve in comparison to Lucy and Ethel's famous candy factory scene.

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* HypeBacklash: It could be argued that "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" and "Job Switching" apply. They are commonly regarded as being [[QualityByPopularVote the best episodes of the show, show]], though it's quite possible that the reason is the simple fact that they are so often commemorated with merchandise and highly praised in the media. Other episodes are just as funny (perhaps even more so), yet they're all overshadowed by these two. Even some hilarious portions of "Job Switching" ''itself'' involving Ricky and Fred's antics at home don't get the recognition they deserve in comparison to Lucy and Ethel's famous candy factory scene.
13th Oct '17 3:51:41 AM TudorRose
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* HypeBacklash: It could be argued that "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" and "Job Switching" apply. They are commonly regarded as being the best episodes of the show. It's quite possible that the reason is the simple fact that they are so often commemorated with merchandise and highly praised in the media. Other episodes are just as funny (perhaps even more so), yet they're all overshadowed by these two. Even some hilarious portions of "Job Switching" ''itself'' involving Ricky and Fred's antics at home don't get the recognition they deserve in comparison to Lucy and Ethel's famous candy factory scene.

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* HypeBacklash: It could be argued that "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" and "Job Switching" apply. They are commonly regarded as being the best episodes of the show. It's show, though it's quite possible that the reason is the simple fact that they are so often commemorated with merchandise and highly praised in the media. Other episodes are just as funny (perhaps even more so), yet they're all overshadowed by these two. Even some hilarious portions of "Job Switching" ''itself'' involving Ricky and Fred's antics at home don't get the recognition they deserve in comparison to Lucy and Ethel's famous candy factory scene.
13th Oct '17 3:50:12 AM TudorRose
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* HypeBacklash: It could be argued that "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" and "Job Switching" apply. They are commonly regarded as being the best episodes of the show. It's quite possible that the reason is the simple fact that they are so often commemorated with merchandise and highly praised in the media. Other episodes are just as funny (perhaps even more so), yet they're all overshadowed by these two.

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* HypeBacklash: It could be argued that "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" and "Job Switching" apply. They are commonly regarded as being the best episodes of the show. It's quite possible that the reason is the simple fact that they are so often commemorated with merchandise and highly praised in the media. Other episodes are just as funny (perhaps even more so), yet they're all overshadowed by these two. Even some hilarious portions of "Job Switching" ''itself'' involving Ricky and Fred's antics at home don't get the recognition they deserve in comparison to Lucy and Ethel's famous candy factory scene.
13th Oct '17 3:42:39 AM TudorRose
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* HypeBacklash: It could be argued that "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" and "Job Switching" apply. They are commonly regarded as being the best episodes of the show. It's quite possible that the reason is the simple fact that they are so often commemorated with merchandise and highly praised in the media. Other episodes are just as funny (perhaps even more so), yet they're all overshadowed by these two.
12th Oct '17 11:59:45 PM TudorRose
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** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In RealLife, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did, so it turns out she was right about her place in line.

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** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In RealLife, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did, so it turns out she was right about (and kept) her place in line.
12th Oct '17 11:59:00 PM TudorRose
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** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In RealLife, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did, so it could be said that she kept her place in line.

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** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In RealLife, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did, so it could be said that turns out she kept was right about her place in line.
12th Oct '17 11:57:36 PM TudorRose
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** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In RealLife, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did.

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** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In RealLife, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did.did, so it could be said that she kept her place in line.
12th Oct '17 11:56:00 PM TudorRose
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** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In RealLife, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did.



** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In RealLife, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did.
12th Oct '17 11:54:26 PM TudorRose
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** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In real life, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did.

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** In "The Audition", Ricky asks Lucy to deliver his will to the lawyer's office downtown. She is unsettled by this, but he assures her that he just wants things to be taken care of when he [[NeverSayDie "goes"]]. After she tearfully pleads with him (in a comical fashion) not to go, he responds that we all have to go sometime "unless you know something the rest of us dun't." This can already be sad to watch with the knowledge that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz have now both passed on, but then Ricky tells Lucy he's got her will too and she quips "What are you trying to do - shove me ahead of you in line?" In real life, RealLife, she ''did'' end up dying ''after'' he did.
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