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While some purists were peeved at the notion of CBS colorizing a pair of beloved "I Love Lucy" episodes to air as a holiday special on Friday (Dec. 20), the ratings prove that the stunt was a success.

Replacing "Undercover Boss" in its regular 8 p.m. time slot, the special improved on the reality show's ratings from the previous week by about a million viewers, earning an average of 8.6 million eyeballs throughout the hour. While "I Love Lucy" is a singular legend that likely influenced the ratings boom, it's seems to us this colorizing experiment is worth trying out on some other TV classics.

- "The Twilight Zone": A perfect Halloween special could be colorizing the classic Rod Serling spookiest.

- "The Honeymooners": Who wouldn't want to see Ralph Cramden bellow "To the moon!" in color?

- "Leave it to Beaver": It'd be a treat to see June »

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