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
Jimmy Garrett ...  Jerry Carmichael 55 episodes, 1962-1965
Sid Gould Sid Gould ...  Waiter / ... 45 episodes, 1962-1968
Ralph Hart Ralph Hart ...  Sherman Bagley 44 episodes, 1962-1965
Candy Moore ...  Chris Carmichael 39 episodes, 1962-1965
Mary Jane Croft ...  Mary Jane Lewis / ... 39 episodes, 1962-1968
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After her husband's death, Lucy Carmichael and her recently-divorced best friend 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, with her income being controlled by impatient, grumpy banker Mr. Mooney. Written by Jonanthan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Comedy

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Frustrated with Joan Crawford's lack of memorizing her lines, Lucille Ball was said to have asked fellow producers if Gloria Swanson was available to film the episode instead (she was not available). 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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No Good Without Vivian Vance.
1 November 2001 | by kdb90069See all my reviews

I loved the first year of "The Lucy Show" because it was a great showcase for Vivian Vance. Honestly, Vivian was ten times a better actress than Lucy. Viv was real, while Lucy was loud and over-the-top. When Vivian left, the show died really. I hated Gale Gordon! It was so sad - a 60-year-old man yelling at a 50-year old woman! Why was that funny? Viv and Lucy had so much warmth together. It was great fun. Lucy would have done well to have retired from television in 1965 along with Vivian, because "Lucy" shows post-Vivian were just not funny.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lucille Ball Show See more »

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| (156 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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4:3
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