Lucy drives Viv crazy trying to identify a mystery sound in a radio station contest. She determines it's a refrigerator shutting down (after destroying theirs) and gets to be a disc jockey for a day....
Lucy and Vivian's sons boy scout club make a replica of the white house out of sugar cubes. The president is so impressed that he invites all of them to the white house to unveil it. Calamity ensues ...
Lucy and Viv take home a wrapped present for Mr. Mooney to give to his wife. Lucy is dying to know what's in it, but accidentally breaks it. So Lucy and Viv go to the department store to buy a knew ...
One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »
After the death of her husband, Lucy Carmichael and her friend, the recently divorced Vivian Bagley, move into a house together with their children. The series follows the adventures of the widow Lucy as she grapples with the comic complications of life on her own, and with her income being controlled by the impatient and grumpy banker Mr. Mooney.Written by
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After filming the final episode of the 1966 to 1967 season, Lucille Ball had overworked Director Maury Thompson to the point he was in tears. Maury Thompson then confided to fellow co-worker Tommy Thompson (who were not related) that, after working him so hard and insisting on her own ways during the filming, he wanted Lucille Ball to give him a raise, but not to say anything about it until after he returned from a South American vacation he would take the next week. Unfortunately, Tommy spilled the beans to her while Maury was away, and she became infuriated, after which she re-hired Jack Donahue, who directed all of this show's episodes during the first three seasons, to direct the series' final season episodes. Upon returning from his vacation the following week, Maury Thompson was blithely informed by Tommy Thompson that Lucille Ball had canned him. See more »
When the series was first rerun in syndication in 1968, all episodes featured the season 4 opening sequence. These versions were also syndicated in the 1990s. When show was syndicated in the 1970s, the original versions were used. See more »
Although this show was weaker than "I Love Lucy" it was still pretty funny in its original form. The chemistry of Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance, as single mothers raising their children, made "The Lucy Show" work, especially its first season on the air. Despite some of the bizarre plotlines the two women were believable as two friends struggling in a largely manless environment. But with Vance's departure in 1965 it fell apart at the seams...Lucy became more of a cartoon character as the show became more shallow and relied too heavily on "guest stars," and Gale Gordon and Mary Jane Croft were weak substitutes.
Lucy probably should have pulled the plug on this one in '65.
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