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, ...
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Lucy, Ricky, Fred, Ethel and Fred MacMurray, are in a one-on-one race in a Las Vegas desert to go uranium hunting, but when they make a find all bets are off and it's a race to get back to the claims...
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Retrospective honoring the 50th anniversary of the debut of "I Love Lucy," one of TV's pioneer programs. Along with clips from the original series, guests recalled memories and the impact ... See full summary »
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
The Ricardo's Connecticut neighbors, the Ramsey family, (Ralph, Betty or their son, Bruce), appear in nine of the final thirteen episodes of I Love Lucy (1951). Lucy seems to develop a relationship with Betty Ramsey (sometimes to Ethel's disapproval, most likely because Betty Ramsey and Ethel Mertz were elementary school classmates, in Albaquerque, New Mexico, thirty to forty years earlier) plus their sons, Ricky Ricardo & Bruce Ramsey become friends. However, during The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957) the Ramsey family was dropped, and their names are only mentioned twice, as babysitters for Little Ricky. See more »
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 »
This show is far from the comedic genius and originality of the show that preceded it. These 1 hour "specials" were hardly special. My opinion is my own, but having been a fan of 6 seasons of "I Love Lucy"--the "Lucy and Desi Comedy Hours" were the beginning of the end for all the actors'careers.
This would be Lucille Ball's first of many mediocre sitcoms that followed "I Love Lucy" that had her doing the same tricks over and over. From "The Lucy Show" to "Here's Lucy" and "Life With Lucy", the Comedy Hours began a 2 decade period of Lucy's attempt to hang on to a formula that is out of place and exhausted--especially in the 70's and 80's when other brands of comedy and humor have exceeded.
There are very little--even FEW moments in this series that made me laugh. The reason is because the writing is tired. The jokes are flat. The audiences seems to eat it all up because frankly they are giddy that they're in the same room as these wonderful actors. I'd be giddy too if I was in the same room as Lucy, Desi, Vivian and William. But that's no reason to keep a show on the air.
Each show has the cast in a specific situation or place that lasts the entire hour. They range from being in Mexico, the Alps and even Tokyo. The change in "scenery" may perk ears up but the delivery of jokes and recreating the magic that has begun to fade--immediately flattens your curiosity.
If you're a huge Lucy fan this is probably something you should get because you probably want anything and everything with Lucy in it. I'm a huge fan and that's why I got it. I was intrigued by the idea of this show. After reading many biographies and reading ABOUT this show--I was desperate to see it. And I began to buy these tapes about 10 years ago.
A lot of scenes seem to drag on and instead of having that feeling of "Oh wow, the show's over?? That went by too fast!" It's really.."When is this over?" I may sound like I'm completely bashing it but you can see for yourself. The pacing of the show is slower, they are obviously trying too hard to make it work.
You can force yourself to laugh at all these shows but you have to realize why. Is it because you really think it's funny or because it's Lucy and your brain assumes she's always hilarious? If you seem to have to force yourself to laugh at something...then it's probably not that funny. "I Love Lucy" never had you do that. These shows will.
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