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The Lucy Show 

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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend, and her cantankerous boss.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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
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After the death of her husband, Lucy Carmichael and her friend, the recently divorced Vivian Bagley, move into a house together with their children. The series follows the adventures of the widow Lucy as she grapples with the comic complications of life on her own, and with her income being controlled by the impatient and grumpy banker Mr. Mooney. Written by Jonanthan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lucille Ball Show See more »

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| (156 episodes)

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Mono

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4:3
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Trivia

Loosely based on the book "Life without George" by Irene Kampen. See more »

Quotes

Vivian Bagley: Don't you remember your children? Mr. Mooney?
Lucy Carmichael: [With amnesia] I have a child named Mr. Mooney?
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Alternate Versions

When the series was first rerun in syndication in 1968, all episodes featured the season 4 opening sequence. These versions were also syndicated in the 1990s. When show was syndicated in the 1970s, the original versions were used. See more »

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Started Out Good
19 August 2005 | by BumpyRideSee all my reviews

Add my opinion to the others...Vivian Vance added a great deal of class to all the "Lucy" shows. None was more evident than in "The Lucy Show" when she departed (much too soon). After Vivian left the show it was apparent that Lucy needed a sidekick and various guest stars tried to fill Vivian's shoes but none came close. Once the show was broadcast in color, Lucy doing too much (such as running Desilu) started acting with too many broad strokes thinking that whatever she did would be funny. It wasn't. Some of the later shows were actually embarrassing to watch and you realized that not only were the writer's out of ideas but Lucy should have ended this show years before.


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