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I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy: Der kubanische Bandleader Ricky Ricardo und seine Frau Lucy leben in einem Apartment-Haus in der East 68th Street in New York City. Übersetzung im Kontext von „I Love Lucy“ in Englisch-Deutsch von Reverso Context: He decided to call the show I Love Lucy. site-web-creation.eu - Kaufen Sie I Love Lucy - The Very Best Of (4 disc set) günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden Rezensionen.

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I Love Lucy ist eine US-amerikanische Sitcom aus den ern von CBS. Die Hauptrollen spielten Lucille Ball und Desi Arnaz, die Nebenrollen wurden von Vivian Vance und William Frawley gespielt. Produziert wurde die Serie von der von Ball und Arnaz. I Love Lucy ist eine US-amerikanische Sitcom aus den ern von CBS. Die Hauptrollen spielten Lucille Ball und Desi Arnaz, die Nebenrollen wurden von. I Love LucyCBS "Ricky, warum bin ich nicht in der Show?!" Praktisch jedes amerikanische Kind kennt diese Frage, die Lucy Ricardo mit hartnäckiger. I Love Lucy: Der kubanische Bandleader Ricky Ricardo und seine Frau Lucy leben in einem Apartment-Haus in der East 68th Street in New York City. site-web-creation.eu - Kaufen Sie I Love Lucy - The Complete Series günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden Rezensionen und. site-web-creation.eu - Kaufen Sie I Love Lucy - The Very Best Of (4 disc set) günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden Rezensionen. Übersetzung im Kontext von „I Love Lucy“ in Englisch-Deutsch von Reverso Context: He decided to call the show I Love Lucy.

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Although a lighter workload was welcomed by Frawley, Vance came to somewhat resent the change. Arnaz, in an effort to please Vance, for whom he had much respect, proposed doing a spin-off from I Love Lucy called The Mertzes.

Seeing a lucrative opportunity and the chance to star in his own show, Frawley was enthused. Vance, however, declined for a number of reasons, the biggest factor being that she felt she and Frawley could barely work together on the ensemble show they were doing at the time, so it would be much less likely the two could work together on their own series.

Vance also felt that the Mertz characters would not be as successful without the Ricardos to play off of, and despite being her biggest success, she was becoming interested in playing more glamorous roles rather than Ethel.

In fact, during the thirteen-episode run of the Lucy-Desi hour-long shows, Vance was given a lot more latitude to look more attractive as Ethel Mertz, something she was denied during the run of the I Love Lucy episodes.

Frawley's resentment of Vance intensified after she declined to do the spin-off show and the two rarely talked to each other outside of their characters' dialogue with one another.

Just before filming the show, Lucy and Desi learned that Lucy was once again pregnant after multiple miscarriages earlier in their marriage with their first child, Lucie Arnaz.

They filmed the original pilot while Lucy was "showing", but did not include any references to the pregnancy in the episode.

This was because CBS thought that talk of pregnancy might be in bad taste and because an ad agency told Desi not to show a pregnant woman. Later, during the second season, Lucy was pregnant again with second child Desi Arnaz Jr.

Contrary to popular belief, Lucy's pregnancy was not television's first on-screen pregnancy, a distinction belonging to Mary Kay Stearns on the late s sitcom Mary Kay and Johnny.

One week later, on December 15, , the episode titled "Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable" was aired although the show never displayed episode titles on the air.

The episode in which Lucy gives birth, " Lucy Goes to the Hospital ", first aired on January 19, , which was the day before the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower as President of the United States.

To increase the publicity of this episode, the original air date was chosen to coincide with Lucille Ball's real-life delivery of Desi Jr.

Unlike some programs that advance the age of a newborn over a short period , I Love Lucy at first allowed the Little Ricky character to grow up in real time.

America saw Little Ricky as an infant in the —53 season and a toddler from to However, for the —57 season, Little Ricky suddenly aged by two years, becoming a young school-age boy from to Five actors played the role, two sets of twins and later Keith Thibodeaux, whose stage name when playing Ricky Ricardo Jr.

In the Superman episode, Little Ricky is mentioned as being five years old but it had been less than four years since the birth-of-Little-Ricky episode.

Jess Oppenheimer stated in his memoir, Laughs, Luck When logistical difficulties convinced Oppenheimer to abandon this plan, he advised Desi that as head writer, he would have Lucy Ricardo give birth to a boy.

Desi agreed, telling Oppenheimer that Lucy had already given him one girl, and might give him another—this might be his only chance to get a son.

When the baby boy was born, Desi immediately called Oppenheimer and told him, "Lucy followed your script.

Ain't she something? That makes me the greatest writer in the world! The opening familiar to most viewers, featuring the credits superimposed over a "heart on satin" image, was created specifically for the —67 CBS daytime network rebroadcasts, and subsequent syndication.

As originally broadcast, the episodes opened with animated matchstick figures of Arnaz and Ball making reference to whoever the particular episode's sponsor was.

These sequences were created by the animation team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera , who declined screen credit because they were technically under exclusive contract to MGM at the time.

The original sponsor was cigarette maker Philip Morris , so the program opened with a cartoon of Lucy and Ricky climbing down a pack of Philip Morris cigarettes.

In the early episodes, Lucy and Ricky, as well as Ethel and Fred on occasion, were shown smoking Philip Morris cigarettes.

Since the original sponsor references were no longer appropriate when the shows went into syndication, a new opening was needed, which resulted in the classic "heart on satin" opening.

The original openings, with the sponsor names edited out, were revived on TV Land showings, with a TV Land logo superimposed to obscure the original sponsor's logo.

However, this has led some people to believe that the restored introduction was created specifically for TV Land as an example of kitsch. The animated openings, along with the middle commercial introductory animations, are included, fully restored, in the DVDs.

However, the openings are listed as special features within the disks with the "heart on satin" image opening the actual episodes. The complete original broadcast versions of Seasons 1 and 2, as seen in — with intros, closings, and all commercials, are included on their respective Ultimate Season Blu-ray editions.

I love Lucy and she loves me. We're as happy as two can be. Sometimes we quarrel but then How we love making up again. Lucy kisses like no one can.

Each year during its summer hiatus its timeslot was occupied by various summer replacement series. Beginning in April CBS added reruns from the show's early years to its early evening weekend schedule.

This would be the first of several occasions when I Love Lucy reruns would become part of CBS's evening, prime time , and later on daytime schedules.

In fall , CBS began offering the series in off-network syndication; As of August [update] , the reruns air on the Hallmark Channel and MeTV networks, and scores of television stations in the U.

In addition, CBS has run numerous specials, including a succession of annual specials which feature episodes which have been newly colorized.

The episode "Lucy Goes to the Hospital", which first aired on Monday, January 19, , garnered a record There was some thought about creating an I Love Lucy radio show to run in conjunction with the television series as was being done at the time with the CBS hit show Our Miss Brooks.

On February 27, , a sample I Love Lucy radio show was produced, but it never aired. This was a pilot episode, created by editing the soundtrack of the television episode "Breaking the Lease", with added Arnaz narration in character as Ricky Ricardo.

It included commercials for Philip Morris , which sponsored the television series. While it never aired on radio at the time in the s Philip Morris eventually sponsored a radio edition of My Little Margie instead , copies of this radio pilot episode have been circulating among "old time radio" collectors for years, and this radio pilot episode has aired in more recent decades on numerous local radio stations that air some "old time radio" programming.

Ball and Arnaz authorized various types of I Love Lucy merchandise. Adult-size I Love Lucy pajamas and a bedroom set were also produced; all of these items appeared on the show.

Dell Comics published 35 issues of an I Love Lucy comic book between and including two try-out Four Color issues and King Features syndicated a comic strip written by Lawrence Nadel and drawn by Bob Oksner , jointly credited as "Bob Lawrence" from to After the conclusion of the sixth season of I Love Lucy , the Arnazes decided to cut down on the number of episodes that were filmed.

Instead, they extended I Love Lucy to 60 minutes, with a guest star each episode. Thirteen hour-long episodes aired from to On March 2, Desi's birthday, , the day after the last hour-long episode was filmed, Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz.

It made that playful, yet passionate kiss at the end of the final episode, which aired April 1, "Lucy Meets the Moustache", all the more poignant, as the world already knew that this storied Hollywood marriage was all but over, and also lent extra meaning to the use of the song "That's All" performed by guest star Edie Adams in that episode.

As previously mentioned, Vance and Frawley were offered a chance to take their characters to their own spin-off series.

Frawley was willing, but Vance refused to ever work with Frawley again since the two did not get along. Frawley did appear once more with Lucille Ball — in an episode of The Lucy Show in , which did not include Vance who by then had ceased to be a regular on that show.

However, this was his last screen appearance with his longtime friend. He died in Hollywood on March 3, , of a heart attack at age In , Ball began a six-year run with The Lucy Show , followed immediately in by six more years on a third sitcom, Here's Lucy , finally ending her regular appearances on CBS in Vance was a regular during the first three seasons of The Lucy Show but continued to make guest appearances through the years on The Lucy Show , and on Here's Lucy.

In , Vance and Ball were reunited one last time in the CBS special, Lucy Calls the President , [72] which co-starred Gale Gordon whom Ball had known for very many years by and who had appeared as a regular on her television shows since ; becoming even more prominent once Vivian Vance left The Lucy Show in In , Ball tried another sitcom, Life with Lucy.

Its ratings quickly declined, however, and resulted in a cancellation after eight episodes. In , the never-seen pilot episode was discovered and revealed in a CBS television special, hosted by Lucie Arnaz, becoming the highest rated program of the season.

Club wrote retrospectively: [73]. I Love Lucy continues to be held in high esteem by television critics, and remains perennially popular. For instance, it was one of the first American programs seen on British television — which became more open to commerce with the September launch of ITV , a commercial network that aired the series; in , the launch of a second terrestrial TV station devoted to advertising funded broadcasting Channel 4 saw the show introduced to a new generation of fans in the UK, with the Channel 4 network repeating the program several times between and As of January , meanwhile, it remains the longest-running program to air continuously in the Los Angeles area, almost 60 years after production ended.

TV Land ended its run of the series by giving viewers the opportunity to vote on the show's top 25 greatest episodes on December 31, through the network's website.

This is particularly notable because, unlike some shows to which a cable channel is given exclusive rights to maximize ratings, Lucy has been consistently — and successfully — broadcast on multiple channels simultaneously.

Hallmark Channel is now the home for I Love Lucy in the United States, with the show having moved to the network on January 2, , while the national version of Weigel Broadcasting 's MeTV digital subchannel network has carried the program since its debut in December 15, , depending on the market in markets where another station holds the rights, The Lucy Show is substituted.

The show is seen on Fox Classics in Australia. Near the end of the movie, a selection of TV Guide covers is seen in a hallway, showing I Love Lucy franchises on their covers.

Staged and directed by Rick Sparks, the show featured the performance of two I Love Lucy episodes — "The Benefit" and "Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined", presented to the theatre audience as though they were attending a filming at the Desilu Playhouse in the s.

In , the show began a national tour which lasted until Theatre Works. Several classic episodes of I Love Lucy have been colorized.

Star and producer Desi Arnaz had expressed interest in airing the show in color as early as , but the cost of such a presentation was prohibitive at the time.

The first episode to be colorized was the Christmas special , which had been feared to be lost for many years, as it was not included in the regular syndication package with the rest of the series.

A copy was discovered in in the CBS vaults [91] and was aired by CBS during December of that year in its original black-and-white format.

In , this episode was again aired in the days prior to Christmas, but this time the framing sequence was in color, while the clips from earlier episodes remained in black and white.

The special performed surprisingly well in the ratings during both years, and aired on CBS each December through In , as the "Complete Series" DVD set was being prepared for release, DVD producer Gregg Oppenheimer decided to have the episode " Lucy Goes to Scotland " digitally colorized referencing color publicity stills and color "home movies" taken on the set during production , making it the first I Love Lucy episode to be fully colorized.

On December 20, , CBS revived an annual holiday tradition when it reaired the Christmas special for the first time in nearly two decades.

The Christmas special's framing sequence was colorized anew. The network paired this special with the color version of "Lucy's Italian Movie" episode.

On August 6, , Ball's would-be th birthday, a one-night-only event took place in movie theaters around the United States, I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration , a feature film consisting of five colorized episodes, three of which contain never-before-seen content.

A short documentary on the colorization process of the episodes was also included. They began that summer with the pilot and the first three episodes on a single DVD.

Every six weeks, another volume of four episodes would be released on DVD in chronological order. They continued to release the series very slowly and would not even begin to release any season 2 episodes until the middle of By the spring of , the third season on DVD began to be released with about six episodes released every six weeks to mail order subscribers.

By the fall of , season four episodes began to be offered by mail. By the spring of season five DVDs with about six episodes each began to be released gradually.

They began releasing complete season sets in the Summer of every few months. They stated that Columbia House Subscribers would get these episodes through mail before releasing any box sets with the same episodes.

They finally ended gradual subscriptions in , several months before season 5 became available in retail. Columbia House then began to make season box sets available instead of these single volumes.

These DVDs offered identical features and identical content to the mail order single sets formerly available until In December , the first high-definition release of I Love Lucy was announced, with the Blu-ray edition of the first season, scheduled for May 5, The DVD releases feature the syndicated heart opening, and offer the original broadcast openings as bonus features.

Season 6 allows viewers to choose whether to watch the episodes with the original opening or the syndicated opening. Initially, the first season was offered in volumes, with four episodes per disc.

After the success of releasing seasons 2, 3, and 4 in slimpacks, the first season was re-released as a seven disc set, requiring new discs to be mastered and printed to include more episodes per disc so there would be fewer discs in the set.

For the complete series box set, the first season would be redone again, this time to six DVDs, retaining all bonus features.

The individual volume discs for the first season are still in print, but are rare for lack of shelf space and because the slimpacks are more popular.

In , all season sets were reissued in slipcovered clear standard-sized amaray DVD cases, with season 1 being the 6-disc version as opposed to the 7-disc version.

Season 1 includes the pilot and all 35 Season 1 episodes in a 7-disc set. Season 2 includes all 31 Season 2 episodes in a 5-disc set.

Season 3 includes all 31 Season 3 episodes in a 5-disc set. Season 2 and 3 are in a slimline pack. All three seasons have been restored and digitally remastered.

All episodes appear in order of their original air dates, although it states that some episodes may be edited from their original network versions.

It is unknown if the remaining seasons will be released individually. It contains every colorized episode of I Love Lucy aired to date of the set's release date.

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Alternate Versions The famous opening credit sequence, where the names appear over a heart, was not a part of the original series run.

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After Ricky and Fred get upset about the girls' spending, Lucy and Ethel go to work in a candy factory while the boys do the housework.

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Bandleader Ricky Ricardo would be happy if his wife Lucy would just be a housewife. Instead, she constantly tries to perform at his club, the Tropicana, and make life comically frantic in the apartment building they share with landlord and best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz.

Everyone who has already commented has said just about all one can about this extraordinary accomplishment in TV entertainment.

I would just like to add this. Some years ago, I saw a comic strip panel that showed the following. We see two gas pumps, one labeled Fred and the other Ethyl.

That's it. Evokes a little chuckle. How many shows made the names of their characters so much part of our culture, that 50 years later, a pun like that would be immediately understood by young and old alike?

You teenagers out there, do you remember Conklin and Boynton? Or Lily Ruskin and Hilda Crocker? How about Cosmo and Henrietta Topper?

Seems to me it is just I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners that have stood the test of time and appealed to all generations.

The Bach and Beethoven of TV. Real classics. I am so happy Lucy is finally available on DVD, with plenty of entertaining and fascinating extras.

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Casting the Mertzes, as they were now called the surname taken from a doctor that Lucy scriptwriter Madelyn Pugh knew as a child in Indianapolis , proved to be a challenge.

Sixty-four-year-old William Frawley , a seasoned vaudevillian and movie character actor with nearly film credits to his name, was a long shot to play Fred Mertz and only came into consideration after he telephoned Ball personally to ask if there was a role for him on her new show.

The network objected to the idea of casting Frawley, fearing that his excessive drinking—which was well known in Hollywood [47] —would interfere with a commitment to a live show.

Arnaz nonetheless liked Frawley and lobbied hard for him to have the role, even to the point of having Lucy scribes re-tailor the role of Fred Mertz to be a less financially successful and more curmudgeonly in contrast to Gale Gordon's Mr.

Atterbury character to fit Frawley's persona. CBS relented only after Arnaz contractually bound Frawley to complete sobriety during the production of the show, and reportedly told the veteran actor that if he ever appeared on-set more than once in an intoxicated state he would be fired.

The Ethel Mertz character also took quite some time to pin down an actress suitable for the role. Since Lucy's Husband co-star Bea Benaderet was not available, Mary Wickes , a longtime friend was offered the role, but declined because she didn't want to strain her friendship with Lucy.

Actress Barbara Pepper , who was a close friend of Ball, was also considered for the role. The two had a long history together, as Pepper had been one of the Goldwyn Girls who came to Hollywood with Lucy in Pepper was ruled out by Lucy and Desi because she too had a drinking problem like Frawley.

Vivian Vance became a consideration on the recommendation of Lucy director Marc Daniels. Daniels had worked with Vance in New York on Broadway in the early s.

Vance had already been a successful stage star performing on Broadway for nearly 20 years in a variety of plays, and in addition, after relocating to Hollywood in the late s, had two film roles to her credit.

Nonetheless, by , she was still a relatively unknown actress in Hollywood. Arnaz and Jess Oppenheimer went to see her in the play and hired her on the spot.

Ball, however, had many misgivings about hiring Vance, who was younger and far more attractive than the concept of Ethel as an older, somewhat homely woman.

Ball was also a believer in the Hollywood adage at the time that there should be only one pretty woman on the set and Ball, being the star of the show, was it.

Arnaz, however, was impressed by Vance's work and hired her. The decision was then made to dress Vance in frumpier clothing to tone down her attractiveness.

Ball and Vance's relationship during the series' early beginnings was lukewarm at best. Eventually realizing that Vance was no threat and was very professional, Ball began to warm to her.

Vance and Ball would develop a lifelong close friendship. Vance and Frawley's off-screen relationship was less successful.

In spite of this, they were always professional and exhibited exceptional chemistry while performing on the show. In fact, their acrimonious personal relationship may have helped their onscreen marriage be that much funnier.

Frawley derisively described Vance's appearance as "a sack of doorknobs. Vance also complained that Frawley's song-and-dance skills were not what they once were.

Frawley and Vance would have an adversarial relationship during the entire run of the show. The hour-long Lucy-Desi show was to alternate on a monthly basis with other hour long Playhouse shows.

The new series put a much heavier emphasis on big name guest stars as being part of the plot and although the Mertz characters continued into the new series, their roles became somewhat diminished.

Although a lighter workload was welcomed by Frawley, Vance came to somewhat resent the change. Arnaz, in an effort to please Vance, for whom he had much respect, proposed doing a spin-off from I Love Lucy called The Mertzes.

Seeing a lucrative opportunity and the chance to star in his own show, Frawley was enthused. Vance, however, declined for a number of reasons, the biggest factor being that she felt she and Frawley could barely work together on the ensemble show they were doing at the time, so it would be much less likely the two could work together on their own series.

Vance also felt that the Mertz characters would not be as successful without the Ricardos to play off of, and despite being her biggest success, she was becoming interested in playing more glamorous roles rather than Ethel.

In fact, during the thirteen-episode run of the Lucy-Desi hour-long shows, Vance was given a lot more latitude to look more attractive as Ethel Mertz, something she was denied during the run of the I Love Lucy episodes.

Frawley's resentment of Vance intensified after she declined to do the spin-off show and the two rarely talked to each other outside of their characters' dialogue with one another.

Just before filming the show, Lucy and Desi learned that Lucy was once again pregnant after multiple miscarriages earlier in their marriage with their first child, Lucie Arnaz.

They filmed the original pilot while Lucy was "showing", but did not include any references to the pregnancy in the episode.

This was because CBS thought that talk of pregnancy might be in bad taste and because an ad agency told Desi not to show a pregnant woman. Later, during the second season, Lucy was pregnant again with second child Desi Arnaz Jr.

Contrary to popular belief, Lucy's pregnancy was not television's first on-screen pregnancy, a distinction belonging to Mary Kay Stearns on the late s sitcom Mary Kay and Johnny.

One week later, on December 15, , the episode titled "Pregnant Women Are Unpredictable" was aired although the show never displayed episode titles on the air.

The episode in which Lucy gives birth, " Lucy Goes to the Hospital ", first aired on January 19, , which was the day before the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower as President of the United States.

To increase the publicity of this episode, the original air date was chosen to coincide with Lucille Ball's real-life delivery of Desi Jr.

Unlike some programs that advance the age of a newborn over a short period , I Love Lucy at first allowed the Little Ricky character to grow up in real time.

America saw Little Ricky as an infant in the —53 season and a toddler from to However, for the —57 season, Little Ricky suddenly aged by two years, becoming a young school-age boy from to Five actors played the role, two sets of twins and later Keith Thibodeaux, whose stage name when playing Ricky Ricardo Jr.

In the Superman episode, Little Ricky is mentioned as being five years old but it had been less than four years since the birth-of-Little-Ricky episode.

Jess Oppenheimer stated in his memoir, Laughs, Luck When logistical difficulties convinced Oppenheimer to abandon this plan, he advised Desi that as head writer, he would have Lucy Ricardo give birth to a boy.

Desi agreed, telling Oppenheimer that Lucy had already given him one girl, and might give him another—this might be his only chance to get a son.

When the baby boy was born, Desi immediately called Oppenheimer and told him, "Lucy followed your script.

Ain't she something? That makes me the greatest writer in the world! The opening familiar to most viewers, featuring the credits superimposed over a "heart on satin" image, was created specifically for the —67 CBS daytime network rebroadcasts, and subsequent syndication.

As originally broadcast, the episodes opened with animated matchstick figures of Arnaz and Ball making reference to whoever the particular episode's sponsor was.

These sequences were created by the animation team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera , who declined screen credit because they were technically under exclusive contract to MGM at the time.

The original sponsor was cigarette maker Philip Morris , so the program opened with a cartoon of Lucy and Ricky climbing down a pack of Philip Morris cigarettes.

In the early episodes, Lucy and Ricky, as well as Ethel and Fred on occasion, were shown smoking Philip Morris cigarettes. Since the original sponsor references were no longer appropriate when the shows went into syndication, a new opening was needed, which resulted in the classic "heart on satin" opening.

The original openings, with the sponsor names edited out, were revived on TV Land showings, with a TV Land logo superimposed to obscure the original sponsor's logo.

However, this has led some people to believe that the restored introduction was created specifically for TV Land as an example of kitsch.

The animated openings, along with the middle commercial introductory animations, are included, fully restored, in the DVDs. However, the openings are listed as special features within the disks with the "heart on satin" image opening the actual episodes.

The complete original broadcast versions of Seasons 1 and 2, as seen in — with intros, closings, and all commercials, are included on their respective Ultimate Season Blu-ray editions.

I love Lucy and she loves me. We're as happy as two can be. Sometimes we quarrel but then How we love making up again.

Lucy kisses like no one can. Each year during its summer hiatus its timeslot was occupied by various summer replacement series.

Beginning in April CBS added reruns from the show's early years to its early evening weekend schedule. This would be the first of several occasions when I Love Lucy reruns would become part of CBS's evening, prime time , and later on daytime schedules.

In fall , CBS began offering the series in off-network syndication; As of August [update] , the reruns air on the Hallmark Channel and MeTV networks, and scores of television stations in the U.

In addition, CBS has run numerous specials, including a succession of annual specials which feature episodes which have been newly colorized.

The episode "Lucy Goes to the Hospital", which first aired on Monday, January 19, , garnered a record There was some thought about creating an I Love Lucy radio show to run in conjunction with the television series as was being done at the time with the CBS hit show Our Miss Brooks.

On February 27, , a sample I Love Lucy radio show was produced, but it never aired. This was a pilot episode, created by editing the soundtrack of the television episode "Breaking the Lease", with added Arnaz narration in character as Ricky Ricardo.

It included commercials for Philip Morris , which sponsored the television series. While it never aired on radio at the time in the s Philip Morris eventually sponsored a radio edition of My Little Margie instead , copies of this radio pilot episode have been circulating among "old time radio" collectors for years, and this radio pilot episode has aired in more recent decades on numerous local radio stations that air some "old time radio" programming.

Ball and Arnaz authorized various types of I Love Lucy merchandise. Adult-size I Love Lucy pajamas and a bedroom set were also produced; all of these items appeared on the show.

Dell Comics published 35 issues of an I Love Lucy comic book between and including two try-out Four Color issues and King Features syndicated a comic strip written by Lawrence Nadel and drawn by Bob Oksner , jointly credited as "Bob Lawrence" from to After the conclusion of the sixth season of I Love Lucy , the Arnazes decided to cut down on the number of episodes that were filmed.

Instead, they extended I Love Lucy to 60 minutes, with a guest star each episode. Thirteen hour-long episodes aired from to On March 2, Desi's birthday, , the day after the last hour-long episode was filmed, Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz.

It made that playful, yet passionate kiss at the end of the final episode, which aired April 1, "Lucy Meets the Moustache", all the more poignant, as the world already knew that this storied Hollywood marriage was all but over, and also lent extra meaning to the use of the song "That's All" performed by guest star Edie Adams in that episode.

As previously mentioned, Vance and Frawley were offered a chance to take their characters to their own spin-off series.

Frawley was willing, but Vance refused to ever work with Frawley again since the two did not get along. Frawley did appear once more with Lucille Ball — in an episode of The Lucy Show in , which did not include Vance who by then had ceased to be a regular on that show.

However, this was his last screen appearance with his longtime friend. He died in Hollywood on March 3, , of a heart attack at age In , Ball began a six-year run with The Lucy Show , followed immediately in by six more years on a third sitcom, Here's Lucy , finally ending her regular appearances on CBS in Vance was a regular during the first three seasons of The Lucy Show but continued to make guest appearances through the years on The Lucy Show , and on Here's Lucy.

In , Vance and Ball were reunited one last time in the CBS special, Lucy Calls the President , [72] which co-starred Gale Gordon whom Ball had known for very many years by and who had appeared as a regular on her television shows since ; becoming even more prominent once Vivian Vance left The Lucy Show in In , Ball tried another sitcom, Life with Lucy.

Its ratings quickly declined, however, and resulted in a cancellation after eight episodes. In , the never-seen pilot episode was discovered and revealed in a CBS television special, hosted by Lucie Arnaz, becoming the highest rated program of the season.

Club wrote retrospectively: [73]. I Love Lucy continues to be held in high esteem by television critics, and remains perennially popular.

For instance, it was one of the first American programs seen on British television — which became more open to commerce with the September launch of ITV , a commercial network that aired the series; in , the launch of a second terrestrial TV station devoted to advertising funded broadcasting Channel 4 saw the show introduced to a new generation of fans in the UK, with the Channel 4 network repeating the program several times between and As of January , meanwhile, it remains the longest-running program to air continuously in the Los Angeles area, almost 60 years after production ended.

TV Land ended its run of the series by giving viewers the opportunity to vote on the show's top 25 greatest episodes on December 31, through the network's website.

This is particularly notable because, unlike some shows to which a cable channel is given exclusive rights to maximize ratings, Lucy has been consistently — and successfully — broadcast on multiple channels simultaneously.

Hallmark Channel is now the home for I Love Lucy in the United States, with the show having moved to the network on January 2, , while the national version of Weigel Broadcasting 's MeTV digital subchannel network has carried the program since its debut in December 15, , depending on the market in markets where another station holds the rights, The Lucy Show is substituted.

The show is seen on Fox Classics in Australia. Near the end of the movie, a selection of TV Guide covers is seen in a hallway, showing I Love Lucy franchises on their covers.

Staged and directed by Rick Sparks, the show featured the performance of two I Love Lucy episodes — "The Benefit" and "Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined", presented to the theatre audience as though they were attending a filming at the Desilu Playhouse in the s.

In , the show began a national tour which lasted until Theatre Works. Several classic episodes of I Love Lucy have been colorized. Star and producer Desi Arnaz had expressed interest in airing the show in color as early as , but the cost of such a presentation was prohibitive at the time.

The first episode to be colorized was the Christmas special , which had been feared to be lost for many years, as it was not included in the regular syndication package with the rest of the series.

A copy was discovered in in the CBS vaults [91] and was aired by CBS during December of that year in its original black-and-white format.

In , this episode was again aired in the days prior to Christmas, but this time the framing sequence was in color, while the clips from earlier episodes remained in black and white.

The special performed surprisingly well in the ratings during both years, and aired on CBS each December through In , as the "Complete Series" DVD set was being prepared for release, DVD producer Gregg Oppenheimer decided to have the episode " Lucy Goes to Scotland " digitally colorized referencing color publicity stills and color "home movies" taken on the set during production , making it the first I Love Lucy episode to be fully colorized.

On December 20, , CBS revived an annual holiday tradition when it reaired the Christmas special for the first time in nearly two decades.

The Christmas special's framing sequence was colorized anew. The network paired this special with the color version of "Lucy's Italian Movie" episode.

On August 6, , Ball's would-be th birthday, a one-night-only event took place in movie theaters around the United States, I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration , a feature film consisting of five colorized episodes, three of which contain never-before-seen content.

A short documentary on the colorization process of the episodes was also included. They began that summer with the pilot and the first three episodes on a single DVD.

Every six weeks, another volume of four episodes would be released on DVD in chronological order. They continued to release the series very slowly and would not even begin to release any season 2 episodes until the middle of By the spring of , the third season on DVD began to be released with about six episodes released every six weeks to mail order subscribers.

By the fall of , season four episodes began to be offered by mail. By the spring of season five DVDs with about six episodes each began to be released gradually.

They began releasing complete season sets in the Summer of every few months. They stated that Columbia House Subscribers would get these episodes through mail before releasing any box sets with the same episodes.

They finally ended gradual subscriptions in , several months before season 5 became available in retail.

Columbia House then began to make season box sets available instead of these single volumes. These DVDs offered identical features and identical content to the mail order single sets formerly available until In December , the first high-definition release of I Love Lucy was announced, with the Blu-ray edition of the first season, scheduled for May 5, Facebook Twitter.

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