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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In the episode where Lucy and Viv are stuck in the shower and it starts flooding, Lucille Ball was actually drowning for a few seconds, she was stuck underwater and couldn't get herself up. When you see Viv hoisting her up, she is actually saving her life. They kept this take for the episode that aired. See more »

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Vivian Bagley: Don't you remember your children? Mr. Mooney?
Lucy Carmichael: [With amnesia] I have a child named Mr. Mooney?
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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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