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I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (2001)

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 »

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Gary Smith
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Herself (archive footage)
Desi Arnaz ... Himself (archive footage)
Desi Arnaz Jr. ... Son
Lucie Arnaz ... Daugher
Dick Van Dyke ... Himself - Co-Host
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Co-Hostess
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Abella Alex Abella ... Author
Eve Arden ... (archive footage)
William Asher ... Himself (as Bill Asher)
Antonio Banderas ... Himself
Tallulah Bankhead ... (archive footage)
Roseanne Barr ... Herself (as Roseanne)
Milton Berle ... (archive footage)
Charles Boyer ... (archive footage)
Bruce Bronn Bruce Bronn ... Licensing agent
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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 the show had on American culture. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamestown, New York, USA

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Stereo
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Connections

Features The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
Written by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, and Larry Shay
Performed by Lucille Ball
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I Love Lucy, BUT not this anniversary special
9 January 2002 | by kdb90069See all my reviews

It is a tremendous shame that such a wonderful series like "I Love Lucy" had to be tarnished with an ill-conceived tribute featuring the likes of Roseanne and Bruce Vilanch. I could have done without Lucie and Desi, Jr.'s obvious need to be center stage in a special that was suppose to be dedicated to the enormous talent of their parents. I Love Lucy was without a doubt the greatest situation comedy ever produced. No series has come close, or ever will come close, to duplicating its success. I think some serious Lucy fans out there, who know how to make a good three-hour tribute, should get together, pull their efforts, and make a video worthy of this wonderfully funny show. Oh, well. Perhaps for the I Love Lucy 100th Anniversary Special.


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