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The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 

Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lucille Ball ...  Lucy Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Desi Arnaz ...  Ricky Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Vivian Vance ...  Ethel Mertz 13 episodes, 1957-1960
William Frawley ...  Fred Mertz 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Richard Keith Richard Keith ...  Little Ricky Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
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Storyline

Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, but in this sequel there is a famous guest star in each episode for her to bug. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Love Lucy See more »

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Production Co:

Desilu Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Little Ricky Ricardo" actor, Richard Keith acted in 12 of the 13 episodes. The only The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957) episode without Richard Keith, was the eighth filmed and released. It is The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: Lucy Goes to Alaska (1959). See more »

Quotes

Lucy Ricardo: But how's Ricky ever going to find out who took the pearls?
Ethel Mertz: He'll ask me and I'll confess.
Lucy Ricardo: Why?
Ethel Mertz: Because while he's asking me, he'll have his fingers around my throat!
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Alternate Versions

The series debut, "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1957) _{"Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana" (#1.1)}_, was originally broadcasted at 75 minutes (including commercials). It has been cut in subsequent showings to fit a 60-minute time slot. See more »

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Follows I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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The Magic Is Gone
8 September 2005 | by BumpyRideSee all my reviews

I can't agree with the other comments, I've never found these shows particularly funny. For me, I found that the magic was gone, and since Lucy and Desi's marriage was ending, I think that transferred to the screen. I also think the hour long concept just didn't work for that type of show. The format was too long and it allowed for too many long pauses between what little laughs there were. It's like watching a show where everything and everyone are the same but everything isn't the same. Except for the Tallulah episode, which everyone agrees is the best of these shows, the other shows should be watched for pure TV history only.


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