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The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 

Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lucille Ball ...  Lucy Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Desi Arnaz ...  Ricky Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Vivian Vance ...  Ethel Mertz 13 episodes, 1957-1960
William Frawley ...  Fred Mertz 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Richard Keith Richard Keith ...  Little Ricky Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
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Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, but in this sequel there is a famous guest star in each episode for her to bug. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

6 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Love Lucy See more »

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Production Co:

Desilu Productions See more »
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(13 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Ricardo's Connecticut neighbors, the Ramsey family, (Ralph, Betty or their son, Bruce), appear in nine of the final thirteen episodes of I Love Lucy (1951). Lucy seems to develop a relationship with Betty Ramsey (sometimes to Ethel's disapproval, most likely because Betty Ramsey and Ethel Mertz were elementary school classmates, in Albaquerque, New Mexico, thirty to forty years earlier) plus their sons, Ricky Ricardo & Bruce Ramsey become friends. However, during The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957) the Ramsey family was dropped, and their names are only mentioned twice, as babysitters for Little Ricky. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Ricardo: But how's Ricky ever going to find out who took the pearls?
Ethel Mertz: He'll ask me and I'll confess.
Lucy Ricardo: Why?
Ethel Mertz: Because while he's asking me, he'll have his fingers around my throat!
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Alternate Versions

The series debut, "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1957) _{"Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana" (#1.1)}_, was originally broadcasted at 75 minutes (including commercials). It has been cut in subsequent showings to fit a 60-minute time slot. See more »

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Follows I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Poor, in comparison to the original....
16 July 2006 | by scholara2See all my reviews

This shows what a hard act "I Love Lucy" is to follow. I caught some of the episodes by happenstance, since they are so rarely shown.

The best way I can describe "We Love Lucy" is a tire with all of the air let out; flat. The cast looked to me like they were on their last leg. They seemed to go thru the motions, but with none of the enthusiasm they had on the original show. IMO, the celebrity guest stars didn't help.

This was especially true of Lucy and Desi. From what I read in the book "Desilu", the flatness of the show can be partly attributed to their marriage problems, which kept on spilling over on the set, no doubt causing a sour atmosphere.

Nowhere was the tension more evident than in the final episode with Ernie Kovacs, in which neither Lucy nor Desi looked at all happy, and which was confirmed by Kovacs' wife, who sang in that episode.

Another curious thing is how Lucy's voice became hoarse (and stayed that way for the rest of her life) in the "We Love Lucy" shows.


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