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  • Arc Fatigue: Since these were hour specials, they would often stretch them out to allow the guest stars to do their acts. While fine and all, it likewise brought the plots of the episodes to a screeching halt for numbers irrelevant to the story.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The last episode has Edie Adams sing "That's All" to liven up a dinner party. She later admitted the inappropriateness of her singing about the importance of love on the day before Lucy and Desi filed for divorce. Fans who remember the love between Lucy and Desi (which lasted longer than their marriage) better than their turmoil find the scene Heartwarming in Hindsight.
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  • Seasonal Rot: A opinion to most fans. In the original series, having guest stars wouldn't be too bad since they rarely showed up and if they did, the episode pacing meant they wouldn't overshadow the main characters. The main point of the series, after all, was meant to be about the Ricardos, the Mertzes and their shenanigans. The Comedy Hours, however, basically took the Hollywood arc premise and pretty much made it the main point of the show, diluting what made "I Love Lucy" so special in the first place. Then, of course, there was the offstage drama between Lucille and Desi with their crumbling marriage, which likely affected their performances.
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