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I Love Lucy MAG

By Anonymous

   The farewell of "Seinfeld" makes me think back to "I Love Lucy." They can be compared in many ways. Lucy had 179 episodes; Seinfeld had 180. Seinfeld had a huge audience watching his final episode; Lucy had a huge audience viewing the birth of little Ricky. In fact, more people watched that episode than watched the presidential inauguration the next day! Lucy and Desi revolutionized television. Desi pioneered the three-camera technique, which is used today in filming sitcoms. Desi and Lucy also taped their shows on high-grade film, so it could be used in syndication. If they had not come up with this, who knows if we would be able to watch all the "Seinfeld" reruns today. "I Love Lucy" was the most-watched sitcom of its time. In fact, it is still a hit.You can tune in and see Lucy on Nick@Nite, as well as other big hits including the "Dick Van Dyke Show," which happened to be filmed at Desilu studios (Lucy and Desi's production company). Every week, millions tuned in to watch their favorite redhead, Lucy Ricardo, get herself into all kinds of jams. She always wanted to be in Ricky's shows, and she would always try to convince Ricky to perform in her women's club shows. It is hard to believe that CBS didn't think audiences would believe Lucy was married to Desi (even though they were married in real life). Lucy was determined to prove CBS wrong, so she and Desi went on the road performing their show in clubs to see how the public would react. Lucy and Desi used their savings to make the pilot. Finally, CBS agreed to hire Desi as Lucy's husband, and so began what is now television history! .There is even a Lucille Ball website at: http://members.aol.com/luvlucy500/index.html

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BadGirl GOLD said...
on Dec. 14 2011 at 5:13 pm
BadGirl GOLD, Dacula, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be HATED for who I am
then be LOVED for who I'm not.
All I need is for someone to say "I believe in you."

I love "I Love Lucy"!!!
Whenever my Dad comes home he always say "Lucy I'm Home!" :)

on Oct. 31 2011 at 4:00 pm
Mothra7687 BRONZE, Mattawan, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't try to live your life in one day." - Howard Jones

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in one of my favorite T.V. sitcoms. If only they made shows as good and as appropriate for audiences now as they did back in the'50's.

on Jun. 28 2010 at 6:36 am
twilight_teen14 GOLD, Moline, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"And then we continued blissfully into this small, but perfect piece of our forever...." -Bella Cullen- Breaking Dawn.
"Gandhi said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant. But it's very important that you do it."
“Everyone’s stars, don’t get your hopes up, learn the ropes and climb the ladder and know in the end, that just being here is the best and it only gets better.”

I'm only 14 but I LOVE 'I Lov Lucy' it is HILARIOUS! Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz WERE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

lnvo97 GOLD said...
on May. 24 2010 at 3:58 pm
lnvo97 GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:44

i loved that show as a toddler, but now i really find it annoying because my name is Lucy and everyone always says" Lucy im home"  , or "i love Lucy!!!"....but i have to admit i love and miss the show.

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