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I Love Lucy: The Very First Show (1990)

The original unaired pilot episode of the classic sitcom finally seen after 40 years.

Writers:

Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis (as Madelyn Pugh) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lucie Arnaz ... Herself - Host
Lucille Ball ... Lucy Ricardo / Herself (archive footage)
Desi Arnaz ... Ricky Ricardo / Himself (archive footage)
Bob Carroll Jr. Bob Carroll Jr. ... Himself
Madelyn Davis ... Herself (as Madelyn Pugh Davis)
Jerry Hausner ... Jerry the Agent (archive footage)
Pepito Pérez Pepito Pérez ... Himself (archive footage) (as Pepito the Clown)
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Storyline

The original unaired pilot episode of the classic sitcom finally seen after 40 years.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz TV Show Audition See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bob LeMond was also the narrator on Lucille Ball's radio show "My Favorite Husband" on which this series was based. See more »

Connections

Followed by I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (2001) See more »

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