Lucy drives Viv crazy trying to identify a mystery sound in a radio station contest. She determines it's a refrigerator shutting down (after destroying theirs) and gets to be a disc jockey for a day....
Lucy and Vivian's sons boy scout club make a replica of the white house out of sugar cubes. The president is so impressed that he invites all of them to the white house to unveil it. Calamity ensues ...
One of Lucy's new contact lenses pops out when she's icing a chocolate fudge cake for a bake sale. After buying and searching through fifteen gooey cakes, she learns Mr. Mooney bought hers. She can't...
One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »
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
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Lucy almost died twice while filming episodes of her shows, and in both cases, you can see footage of this. On I Love Lucy (1951), she started choking on one of the grapes that got stuck in her throat during season five, episode twenty-three, "Lucy's Italian Movie", and almost died. The crew members, who hadn't realized she was choking while they were filming it, had to assist her and pull the grape out. On this show, Lucy almost drowned during season one, episode eighteen, "Lucy and Viv Put in a Shower". Lucy got stuck while they were filming the shower flooding sequence and could not pull her head above breathing level. Vivian Vance, who finally noticed that she was struggling, had to pull her head up above breathing level, and saved her life, and all of it was on camera. See more »
Although this show was weaker than "I Love Lucy" it was still pretty funny in its original form. The chemistry of Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance, as single mothers raising their children, made "The Lucy Show" work, especially its first season on the air. Despite some of the bizarre plotlines the two women were believable as two friends struggling in a largely manless environment. But with Vance's departure in 1965 it fell apart at the seams...Lucy became more of a cartoon character as the show became more shallow and relied too heavily on "guest stars," and Gale Gordon and Mary Jane Croft were weak substitutes.
Lucy probably should have pulled the plug on this one in '65.
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