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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William Frawley appeared on My Three Sons for a few seasons, which started after I Love Lucy wrapped, but it was produced by Desilu. Since The Lucy Show was filming in the same studio, and since Frawley still held a grudge against Vivian Vance, he would hurl empty movie cans through the window at her, and pull other assorted pranks. 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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Started Out Good
19 August 2005 | by (TCM's Basement) – See all my reviews

Add my opinion to the others...Vivian Vance added a great deal of class to all the "Lucy" shows. None was more evident than in "The Lucy Show" when she departed (much too soon). After Vivian left the show it was apparent that Lucy needed a sidekick and various guest stars tried to fill Vivian's shoes but none came close. Once the show was broadcast in color, Lucy doing too much (such as running Desilu) started acting with too many broad strokes thinking that whatever she did would be funny. It wasn't. Some of the later shows were actually embarrassing to watch and you realized that not only were the writer's out of ideas but Lucy should have ended this show years before.


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