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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 147)

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

Gale Gordon ... Mr. Theodore J. Mooney / ... (111 episodes, 1963-1968)

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

Series Directed by
Jack Donohue (107 episodes, 1962-1968)
Maury Thompson (49 episodes, 1965-1967)
Series Writing credits
Bob Carroll Jr. (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Madelyn Davis (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Irene Kampton (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Bob Schiller (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Bob Weiskopf (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Robert O'Brien (54 episodes, 1964-1968)
Ray Singer (21 episodes, 1964-1968)
Milt Josefsberg (18 episodes, 1964-1968)
Fred S. Fox (15 episodes, 1963-1967)
Irving Elinson (12 episodes, 1963-1966)
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)
Seaman Jacobs (3 episodes, 1967)
Bill O'Hallaren (2 episodes, 1963)
Leonard Gershe (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sam Locke (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Joel Rapp (2 episodes, 1966-1968)

Series Produced by
Tommy Thompson .... producer / associate producer (98 episodes, 1964-1968)
Elliott Lewis .... producer / executive producer (58 episodes, 1962-1964)
Jack Donohue .... producer (46 episodes, 1963-1965)
Gary Morton .... executive producer (38 episodes, 1966-1968)
Lucille Ball .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1966)
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer / producer (15 episodes, 1962-1963)
Jack Aldworth .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1962-1963)
Series Original Music by
Wilbur Hatch (151 episodes, 1962-1968)

Julian Davidson (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (153 episodes, 1962-1968)
Nicholas Musuraca (3 episodes, 1962)
Series Film Editing by
John M. Foley (139 episodes, 1962-1968)
Argyle Nelson Jr. (16 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (112 episodes, 1962-1967)
Joseph D'Agosta (44 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Art Direction by
Rolland M. Brooks (147 episodes, 1962-1968)
Carl Braunger (66 episodes, 1963-1968)
Pato Guzman (56 episodes, 1963-1965)
Claudio Guzmán (15 episodes, 1962-1963)
Walter McKeegan (2 episodes, 1963)
Series Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd (91 episodes, 1962-1965)
Arthur Jeph Parker (65 episodes, 1965-1968)
Series Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Series Makeup Department
Irma Kusely .... hairstylist / hair stylist (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Hal King .... makeup artist (144 episodes, 1962-1968)
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist (59 episodes, 1963-1968)
Gene Hibbs .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1965)
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1964)
Charles Blackman .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1966)
Dan Greenway .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Larry Butterworth .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Kiva Hoffman .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Louis Hippe .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1965)
Christine Widmeyer .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1965)
Newton Jones .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1966)
Webster C. Phillips .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Production Management
James Paisley .... production supervisor / production manager (120 episodes, 1962-1966)
Lucille Ball .... executive in charge of production (37 episodes, 1966-1968)
Leo Pepin .... production supervisor (36 episodes, 1966-1968)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Thompson .... assistant director (85 episodes, 1962-1966)
Louis Nicoletti .... assistant director (50 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gregg Peters .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Art Department
Kenneth L. Westcott .... property master (156 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 (95 episodes, 1962-1968)
Joseph G. Sorokin .... sound editor (58 episodes, 1965-1968)
Eldon Campbell .... sound engineer / sound (42 episodes, 1964-1967)
John Speak .... boom operator (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
Charles David Forrest .... sound engineer (18 episodes, 1965-1966)
Terrance Emerson .... sound cable man (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Special Effects by
Les Warburton .... special effects (38 episodes, 1965-1968)
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Maury Thompson .... camera coordinator / camera operator (84 episodes, 1962-1965)
James Niver .... camera coordinator (66 episodes, 1965-1968)
Michael A. Jones .... electrician (28 episodes, 1963-1964)
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (22 episodes, 1963-1964)
George Flournoy .... camera coordinator (6 episodes, 1968)

Robert F. Sparks .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Della Fox .... costumer (102 episodes, 1962-1967)
Frank Cardinale .... costumer (45 episodes, 1966-1968)
Renita Reachi .... costumer (45 episodes, 1966-1968)
Sharon Thober .... costumer (28 episodes, 1962-1963)
Wayne Reed .... costumer (7 episodes, 1966)
Series Editorial Department
Bill Heath .... editorial supervisor / post-production executive / ... (147 episodes, 1962-1968)
Series Music Department
Julian Davidson .... music coordinator (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
Jack Hunsaker .... music editor (150 episodes, 1962-1968)
Robert H. Raff .... music editor (6 episodes, 1964)
Marl Young .... composer: original square dance music / special music arrangement / ... (3 episodes, 1967)
Mel Tormé .... special music and lyrics (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (1 episode, 1968)
Series Other crew
Milt Josefsberg .... script consultant / script advisor (92 episodes, 1964-1968)
Frances Steens .... script supervisor (34 episodes, 1966-1968)
Gary Morton .... production consultant (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Baker .... choreographer (9 episodes, 1966-1968)
Miriam Nelson .... choreographer (3 episodes, 1965)

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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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Did You Know?

The series' sixth and final season was its highest rated: it ranked number two in the ratings after "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960).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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Referenced in Behind the Candelabra (2013) (TV)See more »


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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
I Actually LIKED THE LATER, California EPISODES BETTER, 11 December 2005
Author: Jeffrey R. Dzik ( from United States

I tend to disagree with many of the previous comments about how the show was not the same without Vivian Vance. I was just given a four CD box set of 28 episodes, some black and whites taking place in Connecticut, but most were the color ones taking place in California.

I found the early episodes unappealing, in many ways, especially coming off of I Love Lucy. Bear in mind, I was born in 1959, so I viewed all of the black and white Lucy's in re-runs. I did not like the setting in Danfield, CT. Lucy did not seem to fit in there well, the children did nothing for me and as far as Vivian Vance, I had already seen their best antics on I Love Lucy. I Love Lucy is a show that only comes about once in a lifetime and they were so good, I did not think this aging team, now getting into their 50's, were as good and many were just repeats. I just watched the Shower Installation episode, which is considered one of the funniest, and again, I didn't think it was that funny. I saw this comedy routine on Abbott and Costello and the Three Stooges. I did like the day they both went to a farm and William Frawley was there and Vance said to Lucy, "hey this guy looks familiar, doesn't he?" They did continue to get great guest stars and that was a saving grace. I may not be the best critic, because I rarely saw the black and white episodes in re-runs.

What I did get to see live and then in the early 70's in re-runs, were the color shows from 1965-68, when Lucy relocates to California. Here, the kids and Vance were gone and Lucy got to do her own antics and since she was so enormously funny and talented, I liked watching her solo with either famous actors and comedians or with some of the supporting cast from earlier Lucy's like Mary Jane Croft and Mary Wickes, to name a few. Gale Gordon was splendid as the straight man to Lucy's foils and the way he yelled MRS. CARMICHAEL!!! The show was sunny and colorful and the apartment stage set seem to fit her now 60's style much better as does Southern California. Yes, there were some marginal episodes, but many great ones as well. My favorite being Mary Wickes as Aunt Agatha. Bear in mind that the last two years of this show, 1967-68, it was number two in the ratings, higher than any of the ratings when it took place in Connecticut.

All in all the show had many funny moments and again, I liked seeing Lucy solo. When Here's Lucy came along in the fall of 1968, with Vance, Lucy Arnaz and Desi Jr. as well as Gale Gordon, the show was better and funnier with many good episodes both on CBS and NBC. All of her shows lasted six seasons, the norm for a good comedy.

I cherish all of the work she did throughout her 23 consecutive years on television. She and all of her cast will always be missed forever.....

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