I Love Lucy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   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 said...
Dec. 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm
I love "I Love Lucy"!!!
Whenever my Dad comes home he always say "Lucy I'm Home!" :)
LadyRose said...
Oct. 31, 2011 at 4:00 pm
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.
twilight_teen14 said...
Jun. 28, 2010 at 6:36 am
I'm only 14 but I LOVE 'I Lov Lucy' it is HILARIOUS! Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz WERE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
lnvo97 said...
May 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm
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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