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....
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...
Lucy decides she would like some remodeling done in her home, but Mr. Mooney will only allow enough money for a few small jobs to be done. Lucy and Viv figure they can do the big repairs themselves ...
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 »
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
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 job working as the personal secretary to the impatient and grumpy banker Mr. Mooney.Written by
Jonanthan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>
Lucy did a couple of The Untouchables-themed episodes on this show, one was called "Lucy the Gun Moll", which had her working with Robert Stack to catch a gangster, another was called "Lucy and the Lost Star" which co-starred Joan Crawford, and had a fantasy sequence with The Untouchables theme. The Untouchables (1959) was a Desilu Productions show. When Desi Arnaz was putting the final touches on The Untouchables (1959), he had to ask Lucy about hiring Walter Winchell to be the narator. Winchell had done many announcements about Lucille Ball's alleged Communist activities, and Lucy still held a grudge. But when Desi said "Lucy! This is business!", she relented. See more »
When she was doing "I Love Lucy" she always yielded to Desi Arnaz because of her love for him and her respect for his management of the show.
When she did "Lucy Show" everything changed: she was divorced, her voice had changed because of doing the Broadway show "Wildcat" (it wrecked her vocal chords), she got Desilu Studios as part of the divorce settlement and she became a big time b!tch.
Her on screen technique changed changed as a result.
Her presence became totally mechanized: mugging and groaning through every scene.
Her insecurity at not having Desi meant she ruled the set, firing one actor when he stood up to her, using salty language to make people cringe and, finally, making uber-b!tch guest star Joan Crawford cry.
I think the real nadir of the series (and of all of Broadcast TV, really) came when she did that horribly, awful show where she gets drafted because a letter arrives for "Lou C. Carmichael" and her name in the series is "Lucy Carmichael".
The Army insists she be drafted nevertheless, and she gets her hair dutifully buzzed off while sporting a private uniform. Then they put her through boot camp.
STOOOOPID and actually UNCOMFORTABLE TO WATCH.
But it was "Lucy" - so I did.
Thus was the currency of Lucille Ball: even if they were pennies, they were pennies from Heaven.
I LOVE/MISS LUCY RICARDO!!!
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