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  1. Yesterday
  2. I can't remember if other homages have done it consistently, but I really like that the apartment has the light shining through the windows on the back walls. It's a little touch like that that tells you this is coming from genuine fans.
  3. The Irving jokes actually started back on The Lucy Show. One of Lucy's roommate applicants was Irving, as was one of the co-owners of Mary Jane's mink stole, and Jack Benny's gorilla was played by an Irving. I'd forgotten the pattern continued onto Here's Lucy. I suppose if Milt had been involved in Life With Lucy, Gale Gordon would've been playing Irving McGibbon!
  4. Ah. I suppose they had their reasons for waiting until the end to do it. A lot of Lucy parodies have a tendency to do that, I've noticed. Very interesting. Nice to see the recreations are in B&W, I'll admit. Lucie looks delightful!
  5. Behind the Scenes sneak peak. https://tvline.com/2020/04/02/will-grace-i-love-lucy-season-11-episode-16-video/
  6. According to Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick, NBC Entertainment head Robert Greenblatt requested this episode when they had their first meeting about the reboot in 2016.
  7. New photos! https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Photo-Flash-WILL-GRACE-Loves-Lucy-See-New-Photos-From-the-Set-20200401
  8. "Lucy, the Part-time Wife" is preposterous but funny. "Lucy, the Laundress" is culturally insensitive, but funny. Their best script for Lucy was the "Secretary Beautiful" second-season episode with Carol Burnett.
  9. All I can say for "Astronauts", that AT LEAST Here's Lucy was trying to be topical. Quarantining astronauts who returned from the moon was a thing. So the set-up holds promise. But then what? Nothing as I recall. All I can remember is the group singing "Silvery Moon" a couple of times for no real reason. I do not remember Lucy being horny for them! But maybe it was subtext that went over my head. Women hogging the bathroom was a standard sitcom joke. Missed opportunity: "his" fellow stuntmen wondering why Ironman Carmichael spent so much time in the bathroom. The writers of "Astronauts" were Larry Rhine and Lou Derman who wrote 9 HLs and not a good one in the bunch, all varying degrees of dreadful.....They're responsible for "Lucy in the Jungle" (the house exchange, not the Gorboona), "Mountain Climber" with Tony Randall (and THAT BEAR), but worst of all "Ma Parker". I don't know if it was Milt's input but HL seemed to think the name Irving was funny. I'm not sure I have enough beer in the house to sit through "Astronauts" again. I have never seen a Big Bang Theory episode. I thought it was considered good in general.
  10. Last week
  11. Lucky you! That would make me assume that Lucy is selling well enough to warrant more products. Those gigantic ratings on the covers of non-Region One DVDs always irk me, though. And yes, the Lucy Show box looks really big in proportion to the DVDs next to it. I wonder how it’s packaged.
  12. Shock, the Australian company that released I Love Lucy here back in 2016, has clearly expanded their licensing deal with CBS. On April 1st, they issued The Lucy Show, Life With Lucy and the colourised I Love Lucy set for the first time down under. Exciting news for all Australian Lucy fans who need an isolation diversion! (I must admit, the substantially larger package for The Lucy Show, though not as shelf-friendly as its U.S. counterpart, has me intrigued.) http://www.shock.com.au/index.php?file=c-products&type=cat&cnm=lucy&cid=169
  13. I don't drink much because my teeth/gums are sensitive to alcohol, but I am so giving this a try! Like you, the only time I saw this episode was when I first got the DVD. My memory is hazy, but I remember laughing out loud more times than I usually do with HL.
  14. Lucy and Edie at Roxbury with grandson Simon. I think this may be the same time that the famous video with Lucy and Desi in the pool with Simon was made. Simon's size I think is the key comparison for that. Thanks to @ilovelucy_scenes on Instagram for the photos.
  15. These are hilarious and a project we should all embark on. Lucy is horney for astronauts is a very good assessment. I will say I am spending far less bathroom time now that the only people who see me are those at the grocery store.
  16. After an evening of (marginally) hard work and a LOT of beer, I decided to put on "Lucy and The Astronauts", because of the obvious quarantine/isolation themes. I also decided (as I occasionally do) to write down my thoughts on a notepad as I watch the episode. Normally, I'd compile these into a barely cohesive mini-essay and share it on here, but tonight I figure I'll just give highlights from the various bullet points I scribbled down. It feels like a concise way of discussing an episode. NOTE: This is an episode I think I've only seen once; when I bought the fourth season DVD at Jamestown in ~2012. All bullet points are in chronological order and are phrased as closely as I can interpret them from my drunken handwriting. Where was the stock footage from? TIRED opening- scared Lucy Poor Harry is so lonely he has to stop at Lucy's to show off his uniform Narration/framing device feels like a Paul Henning show Is that Doctor the Doctor (Harry's Doctor?) Lucy is horny for astronauts WHY establishing shot of ship when they walked into a trailer Why DO women spend so much time in the bathroom The doctor is definitely the psychiatrist- Ray Rodgers? Roy Roberts? WILLIE THE GRABBER President is never named- syndication worry? Nobody has ever been so excited about Nixon BOAT OR TRAILER? I have slept in places like this Lucy causing drama- IRVING- who the fuck is Irving? Wood paneling WHO is this for? Now I know why I haven't seen this show in 7 years Only explanation for laughter- asbestos in studio audience I would fire these writers At least they get the World Series in quarantine Why is Harry in orange? Still more watchable than Big Bang Theory, I guess Hopefully I'm not too inebriated and my little observations are interesting/funny to somePlease stay safe during this bonkers situation, folks.
  17. Lucy & Carol Burnett (Part 1) This is a fun one. Though Carol Bradford was a more nuanced character, I like how Carol Tilford allowed Burnett to really show off her goofy side. I also appreciate how Lucy becomes more grounded whenever Carol's around, allowing Burnett to carry the bulk of the zany comedic moments while still earning laughs herself. It would've been too much if both of them were extremely scatterbrained at the same time. Lucy's mentor status really comes across onscreen, and the affection they have for one another is obvious, which lends a great sense of warmth to a series that badly needed it at this stage. I know it's futile to think too hard about the plots, especially at this point in the show, but man that airline was so unrealistic. No co-pilot, two trainees put on their first flight together without any supervision, a movie that was scheduled to start at the same time the plane landed? Yeeesh! Lucy & Viv Reminisce Three cheers for Hilda! It's a pity she didn't contribute more ideas, as she seemed to grasp the essence of the show better than her husband ever did. I'm not normally a fan of clip shows, but this is one of the greatest. It really plays like a "best of" highlights reel. Given how far the series had strayed from its roots, a reminder that this was still the same Lucy Carmichael from season one was very much necessary. It's unfortunate there couldn't have been a few lines between Lucy and Viv discussing how their children are doing. As memory serves, this is the first time we hear Viv's more nasal voice. I wonder what caused that to happen?
  18. Thanks for sharing! The one review currently available is absolutely glowing. Sounds like this is a real treasure trove of rarely discussed information.
  19. It's pretty obvious whenever Lucy's dubbed. I never thought anyone who sang for Lucy sounded remotely like her.
  20. Today (3/28/20): Episodes 1-4: Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying To Murder Her, The Girls Want To Go To a Nightclub, Be a Pal & The Diet Late Evening (3/28/20): Episodes 69-72: Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress, Equal Rights, Baby Pictures and Lucy Tells the Truth Early this Morning (3/29/20): Episodes 37-38: The Handcuffs and The Operetta (followed by The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour episode, Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana) 3/30/20 (early, early morning): Episodes 74-75: "Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment" and "Too Many Crooks"
  21. I was wondering that too. Hopefully it was Dance, Girl, Dance.
  22. I wonder what movie it was since there are so many she was dubbed it.
  23. Tiffany Haddish is on a Bill Frawley binge.
  24. It looks like a new book was just published called, "The Forgotten Desi and Lucy TV Projects: The Desilu Series and Specials That Might Have Been". https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Desi-Lucy-TV-Projects/dp/1629335452/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=the+forgotten+desi+and+Lucy+tv+projects&qid=1585409857&sr=8-2
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  26. I always look forward to that split second. I watched “Lucy and the Lost Star” the other night and never noticed before that it’s clear that someone off camera is handing off the stools to Joan that she gives to Lucy and Viv.
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