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"The Lucy Show" (1962) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1962-1968

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Release Date:
1 October 1962 (USA) See more »
The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss. Full summary »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 120)

Lucille Ball ... Lucy Carmichael (156 episodes, 1962-1968)

Gale Gordon ... Mr. Theodore J. Mooney / ... (109 episodes, 1963-1968)

Vivian Vance ... Vivian Bagley / ... (81 episodes, 1962-1968)

Series Directed by
Jack Donohue (93 episodes, 1962-1968)
Maury Thompson (47 episodes, 1965-1967)
Series Writing credits
Irene Kampton (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Bob Carroll Jr. (59 episodes, 1962-1966)
Madelyn Davis (59 episodes, 1962-1966)
Bob Schiller (48 episodes, 1962-1964)
Bob Weiskopf (48 episodes, 1962-1964)
Robert O'Brien (47 episodes, 1964-1968)
Ray Singer (15 episodes, 1964-1968)
Fred S. Fox (13 episodes, 1963-1967)
Irving Elinson (12 episodes, 1963-1966)
Milt Josefsberg (11 episodes, 1964-1968)
Jerry Belson (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
Garry Marshall (11 episodes, 1964-1966)
Edmund Beloin (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Henry Garson (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Dick Chevillat (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Victor McLeod (3 episodes, 1964-1967)
Howard Ostroff (3 episodes, 1964-1966)
Elroy Schwartz (3 episodes, 1966)
Bill O'Hallaren (2 episodes, 1963)
Leonard Gershe (2 episodes, 1964-1965)

Series Produced by
Tommy Thompson .... producer / associate producer (78 episodes, 1964-1968)
Elliott Lewis .... producer (30 episodes, 1962-1963)
Gary Morton .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1966-1968)
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer / producer (15 episodes, 1962-1963)
Jack Aldworth .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1962-1963)
Lucille Ball .... executive producer (9 episodes, 1966)
Jack Donohue .... producer (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Original Music by
Wilbur Hatch (68 episodes, 1962-1968)

Julian Davidson (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (65 episodes, 1962-1968)
Nicholas Musuraca (3 episodes, 1962)
Series Film Editing by
John M. Foley (65 episodes, 1962-1968)
Argyle Nelson Jr. (3 episodes, 1965)
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (38 episodes, 1962-1966)
Joseph D'Agosta (30 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Art Direction by
Rolland M. Brooks (68 episodes, 1962-1968)
Carl Braunger (33 episodes, 1965-1968)
Claudio Guzmán (15 episodes, 1962-1963)
Pato Guzman (15 episodes, 1963-1964)
Walter McKeegan (2 episodes, 1963)
Series Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd (36 episodes, 1962-1965)
Arthur Jeph Parker (33 episodes, 1965-1968)
Series Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (68 episodes, 1962-1968)
Series Makeup Department
Irma Kusely .... hairstylist / hair stylist (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Hal King .... makeup artist (61 episodes, 1962-1968)
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1963-1968)
Charles Blackman .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1966)
Larry Butterworth .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Webster C. Phillips .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Production Management
James Paisley .... production supervisor (48 episodes, 1962-1966)
Lucille Ball .... executive in charge of production (22 episodes, 1966-1968)
Leo Pepin .... production supervisor (20 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Thompson .... assistant director (34 episodes, 1962-1965)
Louis Nicoletti .... assistant director (30 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gregg Peters .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Art Department
Kenneth L. Westcott .... property master (68 episodes, 1962-1968)
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator (2 episodes, 1967)

Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... sound engineer / sound mixer (39 episodes, 1962-1968)
John Speak .... boom operator (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
Eldon Campbell .... sound engineer / sound (24 episodes, 1964-1967)
Joseph G. Sorokin .... sound editor (20 episodes, 1965-1968)
Charles David Forrest .... sound engineer (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable man (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Special Effects by
Les Warburton .... special effects (20 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Maury Thompson .... camera coordinator / camera operator (35 episodes, 1962-1965)
James Niver .... camera coordinator (33 episodes, 1965-1968)
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (22 episodes, 1963-1964)

Robert F. Sparks .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Della Fox .... costumer (37 episodes, 1962-1965)
Frank Cardinale .... costumer (30 episodes, 1966-1968)
Renita Reachi .... costumer (30 episodes, 1966-1968)
Sharon Thober .... costumer (28 episodes, 1962-1963)
Series Editorial Department
Bill Heath .... editorial supervisor / post-production executive / ... (60 episodes, 1962-1967)
Series Music Department
Jack Hunsaker .... music editor (68 episodes, 1962-1968)
Julian Davidson .... music coordinator (67 episodes, 1962-1968)
Marl Young .... composer: original square dance music / special musical arrangements (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (1 episode, 1968)
Series Other crew
Milt Josefsberg .... script consultant / script advisor (38 episodes, 1964-1968)
Frances Steens .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gary Morton .... production consultant (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Baker .... choreographer (6 episodes, 1966-1968)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Lucille Ball Show" - USA (alternative title)
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30 min | USA:30 min (156 episodes)
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At the start of Season 5, the opening sequence featured Lucille Ball's head on an animated jack-in-the-box. Ball hated this sequence and it was changed back to the Season 4 version, which showed clips of Lucy in a kaleidoscopic fashion. This sequence remained until the end of the show's run. The "jack-in-the-box" sequence has never been shown in syndication since the 1970s.See more »
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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
"The Lucy Show" - A Comedy Classic That Should Be Brought To DVD In 2006 By Individual Seasons, 2 January 2006
Author: RussellTelesca from United States

I think that "The Lucy Show" should be brought to DVD and released by individual seasons. Paramount Home Video owns the rights to "The Lucy Show" and it would be great if we can have season 1 sometime in 2006. "The Lucy Show" was an excellent sitcom. It ran for six seasons on CBS-TV in the 1960's (1962-1968). It was never out of the top 10 shows during its six-season run. It was the number two show during the 1967-68 season. It earned Lucille Ball four Emmy nominations and two wins for Best Actress In A Leading Role In A Comedy Series during the 1966-67 and 1967-68 TV seasons. I will say that the first three years with Vivian Vance were the best; but the remaining three seasons were just as good. This show established Lucille Ball as the Queen of Comedy and the First Lady of Television. There were 156 episodes produced and when Lucy sold Desilu to Paramount; "The Lucy Show" went with it along with two outstanding TV specials: The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour (1964) w/Bob Hope as guest and "Lucy In London" (1966) which I think was Lucy's best TV special. (I hope that these specials eventually make it to DVD) Unfortunately, the episodes of "The Lucy Show" that are out now on DVD are bootleg copies. There are 30 episodes that are public domain and the quality of the DVDs are not that great. Two episodes are from season one, 21 episodes from season five and seven episodes from season six. I would love to see an officially authorized release of "The Lucy Show" released season by season just like the way Paramount released "I Love Lucy." I love "I Love Lucy" but fans of Lucille Ball would love to see all her shows on DVD. She was one of a kind and a great comedy actress. Till today, there is not one actress on TV or in the movies that can doe what she did on television for over 23 years. PLEASE PUT THE LUCY SHOW ON DVD!

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