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The Lucy Show
Topic Started: Mar 15 2009, 03:47 PM (1,599 Views)
somersetfan
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The great series which featured Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon and Mary Jane Croft.



Edited by somersetfan, Mar 15 2009, 07:46 PM.
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Sweetbabygirl
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Loved the show until VV left and the show moved to California....wish they would put the earlier seasons on DVD.

My top 3 TLS are the one with the sugar cubed White House, when Lucy and Viv fought to be Cleopatra in a talent show and when they fought for the affections of Robert Alda, who was an art teacher.
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I've bought a few of these in the dollar stores. I wonder why they don't release them on DVD? I know a lot of early episodes fell into public domain.

Lucy and Viv Put in a shower


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Loved the 1st season opener
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Tvshowsondvd.com is reporting that "The Lucy Show" will be released on DVD, starting with Season 1 in late July or early August.
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The infamous Joan Crawford episode

She was the biggest film star of the 1940's (when Lucy was merely a B-movie actress) but Crawford's career was long gone by 1967 when she was asked to do a guest appearance on The Lucy Show. The 'plot' of the episode revolved around Lucy and Vivian inadvertently coming across Crawford's new country home, a house she's fixing up herself. They think the legendary actress is broke (in real life she practically was) and arrange a benefit show for her, which they all star in (of course). During rehearsals for the show, Lucille Ball caught Crawford drinking from a flask in her purse. The next day, the legendary film actress was late to the set. A shouting match ensued over the phone when Crawford was late again the next day, with Lucy threatening to fire the aging actress and replace her if she couldn't get it together.

From then on, Lucy was merciless in her criticism of Crawford's performance. The show went off all right, but it sounded like Crawford was drunk for the taping. By all accounts, Joan Crawford needed the money and the exposure the show offered (the episode was originally written for another aged-out diva, Gloria Swanson). For that reason, she endured the humiliation of Lucy having her repeat and repeat a dance number and then, in front of an audience, rudely cut the number because of Crawford's poor performance. (The insult stung - Joan Crawford first gained attention as a young dancer in the Twenties.)

After the taping was over, Crawford was quoted as saying, "My God, they tell me I'm a bitch - Lucy can outbitch me any day of the week!"








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I actually bought this eppy on Ebay, lol! JC is my fave actress of yesteryear, I could watch anything with her in it....that being said, she seemed very eager to please acting wise in this eppy. In the many biographies I read on her, after the eppy was finally finished Lucy invited her to dinner, whereupon Joan told her to fuck off.

Rick, do you have the one with Robert Alda as an art teacher? One of my faves, loved Lucy and Viv fighting over him.
Edited by Sweetbabygirl, Jun 16 2010, 07:01 PM.
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Sweetbabygirl
Jun 16 2010, 07:00 PM
I actually bought this eppy on Ebay, lol! JC is my fave actress of yesteryear, I could watch anything with her in it....that being said, she seemed very eager to please acting wise in this eppy. In the many biographies I read on her, after the eppy was finally finished Lucy invited her to dinner, whereupon Joan told her to fuck off.

Rick, do you have the one with Robert Alda as an art teacher? One of my faves, loved Lucy and Viv fighting over him.
I have been meaning to read "Joan Crawford: Not The Girl Next Door" but never get the time.

I looked on Youtube and couldn't find the Alda episode. Try eBay again LOL

I wish they would air TLS on TV Land or Hallmark
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Shucks! For a second when I saw that you answered the thread, I thought you had it....Ebay it is, lol!

There is yet another JC biography coming out on my birthday, November 2nd....can't wait to read it.
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I never saw that Joan Crawford episode! There were collections on DVD a few years back at the bargain outlets but I don't think they were marked by season or in consecutive order! A friend lent them to me back then! It's too bad TVLAND has strayed so far from what it was!
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Just saw on Youtube this morning the infamous William Frawley cameo eppy.....he appeared as a trainer. He looked thin and ill and died five months after the episode aired.
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Sweetbabygirl
Jun 18 2010, 11:46 AM
Just saw on Youtube this morning the infamous William Frawley cameo eppy.....he appeared as a trainer. He looked thin and ill and died five months after the episode aired.
I remember that! Weren't they in a stable or something?
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In a sorta semi-related tangent, the complete 2-season series of the Desilu produced sit-com "The Mothers-In-Law" will be released on DVD on July 27, 2010. The series ran from 1967-1969 on NBC was was executive produced by Desi Arnez and even featured many of the same writers as "I Love Lucy". The series started Eve Arden & Kaye Ballard in the title roles as two radically different mothers who's children married and they're determined to meddle in the newlywed's lives (much to the annoyance of their respective husbands). Desi even made several guest appearances on the show, including one with Desi Arnez, Jr. Although the series only last a couple of years, I've heard nothing but good things about it and it's always seemed to be one of those short-lived series that's always fondly remembered.

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Jun 19 2010, 09:11 AM
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Jun 18 2010, 11:46 AM
Just saw on Youtube this morning the infamous William Frawley cameo eppy.....he appeared as a trainer. He looked thin and ill and died five months after the episode aired.
I remember that! Weren't they in a stable or something?
Yep, and here it is....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJqBVBUI2bs

Edited by Sweetbabygirl, Jun 19 2010, 08:50 PM.
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Jun 19 2010, 10:31 AM
In a sorta semi-related tangent, the complete 2-season series of the Desilu produced sit-com "The Mothers-In-Law" will be released on DVD on July 27, 2010. The series ran from 1967-1969 on NBC was was executive produced by Desi Arnez and even featured many of the same writers as "I Love Lucy". The series started Eve Arden & Kaye Ballard in the title roles as two radically different mothers who's children married and they're determined to meddle in the newlywed's lives (much to the annoyance of their respective husbands). Desi even made several guest appearances on the show, including one with Desi Arnez, Jr. Although the series only last a couple of years, I've heard nothing but good things about it and it's always seemed to be one of those short-lived series that's always fondly remembered.

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The MIL had the most kick-ass theme song!
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Sweetbabygirl
Jun 19 2010, 08:50 PM
Grandpa Hughes
Jun 19 2010, 09:11 AM
Sweetbabygirl
Jun 18 2010, 11:46 AM
Just saw on Youtube this morning the infamous William Frawley cameo eppy.....he appeared as a trainer. He looked thin and ill and died five months after the episode aired.
I remember that! Weren't they in a stable or something?
Yep, and here it is....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJqBVBUI2bs

Thanks for that! I remember CBS used to run repeats of several old comedies in the mornings! For some reason, a teacher in grade school brought a TV into the class to watch some boring ass "Educational Television" program! She was strict and not the warmest woman but for some reason she let us watch that episode in glorious black and white! At the time I didn't notice how ill "Fred" looked!
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I nearly pissed myself watching Lucy try to smoke :laugh:
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