The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.
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 Lucy Carmichael / ... (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
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 Mr. Theodore J. Mooney / ... (111 episodes, 1963-1968)
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 Vivian Bagley / ... (81 episodes, 1962-1968)
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After the death of her husband, Lucy Carmichael and her friend, the recently divorced Vivian Bagley, move into a house together with their children. The series follows the adventures of the widow Lucy as she grapples with the comic complications of life on her own, and with her job working as the personal secretary to the impatient and grumpy banker Mr. Mooney. Written by Jonanthan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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1 October 1962 (USA)  »

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Lucy was very superstitious. She actually believed a major reason for her success with the first series was that her character's last name, Ricardo, had an "R" and a "C" in it. Which is why with the sequel series the last name was "Carmichael", and for the third series it was " Carter". See more »

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Lucy Carmichael: Weren't you ever a teenager?
Theodore J. Mooney: Well, of course, what do you think?
Lucy Carmichael: I thought one day they opened the bank vault and out you popped, full grown and stingy!
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The black and white episodes were the funniest.
24 December 1999 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

The black and white episodes were the funniest of the entire series. Maybe this has to do with Vivian Vance, who was better here than in the "I Love Lucy" show. I always thought that Viv was the glue that held those earlier episodes together. Who could ever forget the episode about "Crazy Crunch" or of the Christmas episode about "Chris Crinkle".


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