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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 »

Company Credits

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

Lucille Ball immediately filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz the very first week-day, after filming was complete of the thirteenth episode, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: Lucy Meets the Mustache (1960). 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

A crucial scene from episode 2 of season 1, _"The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1957) "The Celebrity Next Door" (#1.2)_, has been omitted on TV broadcasts as well as from the video version, even from the so-called complete prints titled "We Love Lucy". Fred gets splattered with strawberry pie, he retreats to the kitchen with Ethel, and Lucy says how humiliated she is. Tallulah Bankhead quickly & personally said "Oh, forget it darling. This is my lucky night, I'm allergic to strawberries. They give me hives!" Lucy and Tallulah then banter back and forth for a moment. The tail end of this scene is missing in recent prints, where Ricky asks if Tallulah would like some coffee. This brief missing scene sets up what happens among the final scenes, where Tallulah Bankhead broke out in hives. See more »

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Followed by Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) See more »

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A enjoyable way to spend Saturday night
16 November 1999 | by anderson-7See all my reviews

I have to add that Lucille Ball in these one-hour shows is very attractive. The comedy is fresh and almost as enjoyable as the chocolate-eating scene from I Love Lucy. Predictable but very enjoyable is an appropriate way to describe this comedy. In addition to a cast of celebrities, there are some great scenes with chickens, horses, donkeys, and little Fred (a dog).

Each episode has a unique twist to it: a snowball fight with Danny Thomas, a horse race with Betty Grable, a chance to ice skate with Fernando Lamas.

It is a great way to spend a Saturday night.


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