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  2. The Drop That Name Game

    Just remembered the Weird Al parody of Toni Basil's Mickey...Ricky. The only thing that could've made it better was to have Mrs. McGillicuddy do the final verse, singing the original lyrics!
  3. The Drop That Name Game

    Lucille is named in a long list of people in the song I Want It All from the musical Baby. There's a song in the musical Bring It On that mentions Lucy and Ricky.
  4. The Drop That Name Game

    Great idea! In the song "When I'm Drunk, I'm Beautiful" from the 1971 closed-out-of-town, flop musical Prettybelle, the lead character compares her beauty to "Garbo, Harlow, Miss Lucy Ball." Who sang this? Angela Lansbury!
  5. I'e not seen that one either and been watching but nothing
  6. I suspect there would be a niche audience for a game like this. I'd certainly play it!
  7. The Drop That Name Game

    Great post, and very educational. The only one I was familiar with was the Little Shop of Horrors reference (I appeared in a school production of that, voicing the plant). You certainly know your Sondheim! I'm more well versed in Lloyd Webber history myself. I find I'm more pick-and-choose with regards to Sondheim. I know Little Richard's Lucille isn't about her specifically, but I always think of Ms. Ball when I hear it. It was also used in a TV spot for the 2003 telefilm.
  8. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    Yes, that's exactly it. It makes sense for the character to have evolved over time. She wouldn't be exactly the same person she was in the 90s.
  9. How many songs can you think of where Lucy is specifically referenced? I have a few: First, she pops up in a couple of songs from musicals. In "Drop That Name" from Bells Are Ringing, her name is rhymed with Lauren Bacall's. In Little Shop of Horrors, Audrey's idea of perfect domesticity is to "snuggle watching Lucy on a big, enormous, twelve-inch screen." Lucy also appears in two obscure songs written by Stephen Sondheim. First, in a song he wrote for his friend's daughter's birthday called "A Star is Born" in 1954. It's very reminiscent of "Autograph Annie and Celebrity Lu", even sharing some of the celebrities listed off. Sondheim actually hates the song, which is a prolonged lineup of Hollywood elite donating extravagant and bizarre birthday presents to the young starlet "Kitty Lou". "Lucille Ball sent a calling card, and the gun used in Sunset Boulevard." The second time he used her in a song was for a 1959 TV special called The Fabulous Fifties, when he wrote a number featuring young children on a playground, all playing children's musical jumprope games while referencing cultural events of the decade. Lucy comes in to the tune of "Frére Jacques": "Suzy Parker, Suzy Parker, Desilu, Desilu, Hi-ya, Judge Medina. Gimme a subpoena! Rudolf Bing, Rudolf Bing..."
  10. I was so excited! I just got a PS4!
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  12. CBS revives Murphy Brown

    Perhaps there was some sort of production meeting? Maybe the original Murphy Brown was filmed there and they were going back for some sort of reference point? Maybe English was on a CBS Studios tour? Who knows!
  13. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    I agree that Roseanne's line delivery is, at times, more restrained. She's still sarcastic and snarky, but more subdued, if that makes sense. To me, it seems like in the last episode or two the show is finding it's footing again.
  14. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    I've really been enjoying the new episodes, and if the ratings are any indication, so is the rest of the country. It's been years since I regularly tuned into a primetime network show. It's nothing revolutionary, but it makes me laugh. I totally agree on the casting of the granddaughter. You hardly notice that the show is filmed with new cameras and a new aspect ratio, proving my theory that using traditional blocking and lighting is really key for making a multi-camera show enjoyable. My only genuine qualm has been the underutilization of Goodman and Metcalf, but I wouldn't be surprised if they got more time in future episodes. WARNING: If you don't want to learn a key spoiler for a future episode, DO NOT watch the recent Theatre Talk episode with Estelle Parsons and Patricia Bosworth!
  15. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    I've not seen much of the original Roseanne but I've enjoyed the new episodes. Despite the current plot threads, it has more of an old-school feel to it than the new Will & Grace. It's nice to see the set still looks lived in, and that they're using the old bright lighting style instead of the warm, soft light most multi-cams have today. Great casting for Sara Gilbert's daughter - quite a resemblance. And I'm glad they found room for Sarah Chalke. I can't help but notice that Roseanne's delivery feels more stilted than it used to. Her comedic timing is still good, but it's not quite the same. I loved the way they handled Goodman's character still being alive.
  16. No but it sure would be fun to "caption" some of these with "what must Lucy be REALLY thinking" lines to them!!
  17. CBS revives Murphy Brown

    Huh? then what was the showing of the "I Love Lucy" plaque all about? I assumed it was to show where they're shooting MB? Something is amiss here.
  18. CBS revives Murphy Brown

    Apparently the show is going to be taping at Kaufman Astoria Studios, which I think is in Queens. I don't know what they were doing at CBS. Heck, maybe Diane English is working on another project.
  19. Lucy Sightings!

    Yes, better than most lately. Have enjoyed Mulaney since discovering him in his not-very-good FOX short-lived sitcom with Martin Short a few seasons ago. Funny though I must have dropped off for a moment -- a not uncommon occurence anymore trying to stay awake through SNL -- as I totally missed the ILL mention. Dang now I'll have to go back and watch it again!
  20. CBS revives Murphy Brown

    Kinda funny they didnt return to Warner Bros.....hmmmm
  21. Last week

    Verne Troyer (Mini-Me in Austin Powers) has died at the tragically young age of 49 https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/21/verne-troyer-actor-mini-me-austin-powers-dies
  23. does anyone know where to find a copy of the colorized version of Lucy does a TV Commercial?
  24. Oh Chris would totally be one of those high school girls who's in love with Cardi B. Just imagine Lucy having Harry over for a romantic date, turning on the record player, and hearing a vinyl recording of Bodak Yellow!
  25. It's Carol Burnett appreciation night on Get TV Sunday night Apr. 23rd. She'll be on Van Dyke and Company, Jim Nabors Show, Merv Griffin, Sonny and Cher.
  26. Why do you think she was over "studying" so often at Cynthia's?
  27. I hadn't realised until Carol fired up her ol' Instagram that this new series was so star-studded!
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