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  1. 4 points
    Netflix will be showing a Laugh-In 50th anniversary special. https://deadline.com/2019/03/rowan-and-martins-laugh-in-still-laugh-in-the-stars-celebrate-netflix-lily-tomlin-1202568687/ I know a lot of cast members have passed away in recent years, but it would be nice if they could have gotten others in addition to Lily and Jo Anne. All the episodes of Laugh-In are currently available on Amazon Prime.
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  3. 4 points
    Well, there are 10 available. I dare someone to buy all of them and then tell their significant other, ala Yours, Mine and Ours - "I have 10 Lucys. Speaking of 10 Lucys, that's what I have!"
  4. 4 points
    As far as episode selections of Life with Lucy, I'd switch out "Sax Symbol" with "Love Among the Two by Fours". It had some touching moments, to me anyways. At least about one third of the series will have an official release. Who has the rights? CBS?
  5. 4 points
    How interesting that out of all the shows, the most recent one has the poorest picture quality. The two brief LWL shots are still miles better than the bootlegs that make the show seem like it took place underwater. I probably won't be picking this up unless they make a deluxe edition that includes a "Best Of Sid Gould" bonus disc.
  6. 4 points
    SPOILER ALERT: CHEAP CRACK Yes, A-G Jeff Sessions.
  7. 4 points
    Love the "Lucy in London" pic. I love all pics from LIL. She seems so "vibrant". I had recently watched the fascinating "Making of LIL" documentary. Lucy had such incredible energy. It was a hard shoot and they had very little time. Apparently to shoot at Madame Tussaud's they had to wait until it closed and worked the entire night so they all (including Lucy, we assume) had a sleepless night. If Lucy was suffering from fatigue, it did not show on-screen. Too bad the 'punting on the Thames' scene didn't work out better. I've never heard an explanation of why it's so clumsily edited. (and why a shot of Lucy swimming in the Thames, which I saw as stills, wasn't included). I attended the premiere in LA with Steve Binder, but didn't know how to ask that question without it seeming insulting. You'd think that Lucy and CBS would have been happy with the high rating LIL got (#3 for the week? citation needed: Harry?) but the lukewarm critical response meant the end of the "Lucy In______" ideas. For her second special she was contracted for that season, she just reran "The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour" from 1964, rather than produce something new. Other than the Thames scene and perhaps an overlong (to me) Newley concert at the end, it's wonderful. And we all owe a HUGE thank you to Tom Watson and crew for not only giving us a long-awaited pristine copy of LIL, but going above and beyond with the "making of" documentary. When we got season 4 of The Lucy Show DVD release, I wasn't confident they would go ahead with Season 5, since practically all of those episodes were in public domain and the poor-quality 16mm prints were sold over the years, packaged in so many different (and usually deceptive) ways. Including "Lucy's LOST Episodes" with a pic of Lucy Ricardo as the cover art. (Now THAT'S shameless). The fact that Lucy trusted these LIL production people, not her usual Desilu crew, and went out on a limb is even more amazing when you consider how relatively safe and often mundane the episodes of "The Lucy Show" had become. (If she liked these writers so much, why didn't she hire them for TLS or HL?)
  8. 4 points
    HAHAHA!! (Sandy Duncan)....If Barbara Pepper was around, I would suggest her as a Rosanne replacement. Or our own Jody Gilbert. I don't know current entertainers! The rest of the cast is so strong I think they might possibly be able to do it without Rosanne. Darlene could carry the sarcastic wisecrack load. There are so many ways they could get rid of Rosanne: "Rosanne overstays her time at a tanning salon right before a "Make America Great Again" rally, is mistaken for a "woman of color", gets roughed-up by Trump's fans and, along with a busload of "dreamers", is deported to Honduras"
  9. 4 points
    The ski pole stabbing story is just crazy. I wish he would have been a permanent boyfriend. He was so sweet with her and they were super cute. You felt like those 2 characters could have been more than a flavor of the week.
  10. 4 points
    Coming soon! The NEW movie version of Mame. Tighter, sharper and, I think, a better movie at 108 minutes instead of 132. I'll probably have to upload to youtube in 2 sections...and am not sure they'll let me do it. If not, I'll post the dropbox link. Doesn't Lucy sound (and look) better? Here's OUR official trailer. I don't think the original shows the movie off to great advantage. It's the only one I've ever seen. I wonder if there was more than one.
  11. 4 points
    Heartbreaking. Utterly devastating. But what a legacy he and the others have. Now that they're all together again, I like to think they're brainstorming an I Love Lucy revival in the hereafter. Thanks for the laughter, Bob. You will be missed.
  12. 4 points
    I booked my first Air B&B for next month. It’s called The Quinn Inn. I hope Fryer Quinn runs his Inn better than Fred runs his apartment building. Sadly it’s not on the River Out, just a main street in an old town in PA.
  13. 4 points
    I Love Lucy- 6 Seasons The Lucy Show- 6 Seasons Here's Lucy- 6 Seasons "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary The Devil walks about like a ROARING LION, seeking whom he may devour." - 1 Peter 5:8 Lucille Ball's astrological sign? LEO. "Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals." - 1 Corinthians 15:33 I don't think it could be any clearer, folks.
  14. 3 points
    I was watching Valley of the Dolls tonight (don’t ask) and was sure this Lucy sighting in Helen Lawson’s dressing room had been posted before — but, maybe it was on the old Lounge, so here it is again.
  15. 3 points
    Maybe they could celebrate Florida's importance to the election next year with the "I Love Lucy: Florida Frenzy" special, featuring the Florida set episodes.
  16. 3 points
    March 2's Google Doodle celebrates Desi on his 102nd birthday! https://www.google.com/doodles/desi-arnazs-102nd-birthday
  17. 3 points
    When Here's Lucy ended in 1974, Broadcast Magazine reported about it saying that Lucy's show has "not kept up with the times, still relying on old-school slapstick while shows like All in the Family and Maude deal with relevant social issues". Were they suggesting Here's Lucy be more "relevant" in the way that Lear's shows were? So what if Norman Lear had taken over when Milt Josefsburg left in 1972, changing the title and titillating up the plots. (Desi Jr: "Where was he when we did the Ann-Margaret episode??") I'm sure MOT will chime in with possible racy "Lear's Lucy" episodes, but in the meantime here's my contribution: "No Nudes is Good Nudes" The marina raises her rent so Kim scans the classifieds for a 2nd job and answers an ad looking for "liberal-minded" models. Kim had recently watched a TV interview with her lookalike Lucille Ball, who advised aspiring actors to "take anything that comes along like I did. Don't turn anything down. " When the photographer turns out to be working for "Hustler", Kim heeds Lucille Ball's advice and does what she is told, assuming no one she knows will see "the spread". But Kim's aghast when the issue comes out and she finds she's on the cover, prominently displayed at every newsstand in Encino, prompting all her former one-episode suitors, except Wayne Newton and Jim Bailey, to seek to rekindle their romances with her. Kim confesses to Uncle Harry and they both panic when Harry realizes that he has had his Hustler subscription sent to the office (so he can write it off as business expense). The two try in vain to keep the magazine from Lucy who, when she takes one look, does her "spider". Steaming mad, Lucy Carter then sets out to punch special guest star Larry Flynt in the nose. (and also give "Miss Ball" a piece of her mind). The name Lucy Carter is well known in the celebrity world so Flynt has been expecting a visit. It seems Flynt has the negatives from an old nude photo shoot attributed to Lucille Ball, though the name on the negative sheet is that of "Lucy Hinkley". When Miss Ball got wind of it, she sued Flynt claiming "that's not me. It's the lookalike contest winner: 'that motor-mouthed, scatterbrained Carter woman'". Meanwhile Cynthia Duncan claimed the pics were of her. "Wanna see proof?", said Duncan when she showed up at the Hustler photography studio in a very revealing negligee ready to pose for a sequel spread. Just as Lucy Carter's winding up for a punch, Flynt confronts her with one of the more provocative stills from the old black-and-white shoot, and Lucy does her 2nd "spider" of the episode. Episode promo: "So who is the young nude model? Is it Lucy Carter, Lucille Ball or Cynthia Duncan? Tune in tonight on CBS for the premiere of "Lear's Lucy" and find out!" (followed by the season premiere of another show Lear has taken over, making its Monday night debut, now called "The Nude Dick Van Dyke Show" pronounced the same way as the series title from the previous season.)
  18. 3 points
    As should be clear from the title, this is not "I Love Lucy Live On Stage". But it is a comedy. It's all the crazy, funny behind-the-scenes stories they never properly tell in the TV movies about how the show originated, how they got CBS to accept Desi, how Lucy and Desi ended up owning the show, how Viv and Bill were cast, how they got CBS to let them do the pregnancy episodes, where the theme song came from, how they invented the rerun, and much, much more! Starring Sarah Drew (Grey's Anatomy) and Oscar Nuñez (The Office). Lucie Arnaz was kind enough to act as my technical advisor on the script. There will be just five performances, and you can use the code COPA for $15 off on tickets at LATW.ORG What's not to like?
  19. 3 points
    And then a documentary film crew shows up and this becomes a better story than Grey Gardens. "They can get you for wearing red shoes on a Thursday...it's a mean, nasty Republican town."
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  21. 3 points
    I can’t believe SAG couldn’t squeeze Kaye into the In Memoriam! 😨😡 THIIIIIS IS THE THANKS SHE GETS!! And I think it’s rotten. ROTTEN!!!
  22. 3 points
    December 14th at 8pm on CBS we are getting Pioneer Women as the new colorized episode along with the traditional Christmas one. I haven't found a teaser color photo yet for this episode. I think this is a good choice. The period costumes will look nice colorized and there is that one classic scene of the bread. But I still hold out hope that we will get that Connecticut house in color some day.
  23. 3 points
    Here's my colorized version of the Connecticut house.
  24. 3 points
    I’m hoping they call Our Mildred Frances for the gig.
  25. 3 points
    Don’t look at me; I just got here.
  26. 3 points
    I was watching The Million Dollar Idea last night and never noticed before that the scene in the morning following Lucy eating all the pastries begins with Lucy holding her stomach and drinking a glass of water. 😃
  27. 3 points
    "The Conners": well , they pulled it off. Like the original "Roseanne" AND the reboot, there's an honesty about the show that allows it to mix drama and comedy--a mix not found in virtually any other show (but granted I don't watch many of them). Usually if an actor left a sitcom (or died), they had their character do one of 2 things: they would be out of town taking care of sick relative (Joseph Kearns in "Dennis the Menace"; Alice Pearce in "Bewitched) or they would get abruptly transferred to PAKISTAN (Bob Cummings in "My Living Doll" Don Defore and Whitney Blake in "Hazel"--resigned and fired respectively). I don't remember: did they kill Valerie off immediately when "Valerie" became "Valerie's Family"? Again, I paid no attention to real-life Roseanne Barr's loud-mouth politics or her tweets (and I don't know why anyone was listening to her in the first place). I'm in the minority who enjoyed her in her own SHOW. The rest of the cast is so very strong, yes, but I wish they hadn't killed Roseanne Conner off. I was hoping Barr would eat enough crow that she could return to her own series. But this is a series that brought Dan back to life, had Becky and Becky2 in the same episode so maybe they could do it. Like one of those "Dallas" dreams. I'm amazed how good these reboots are: Conners, Will&Grace, Murphy Brown. (haven't seen others). I never would have predicted it. Will, Grace, Jack and Karen could be the PARENTS of the originals. It's been 20 years since the debut season.
  28. 3 points
    All the Deplorables will be burning their Incredible Mr. Limpet DVDs.
  29. 3 points
    Should this be the new Lounge logo?
  30. 3 points
    This was such a joy to listen to. She is, as always, a fantastic storyteller. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something different about Lucie lately. She's always been a wonderful, funny and extremely talented performer who has always been comfortable in what she does, but it seems like suddenly this comfort level has been taken to a whole new level. I wouldn't be so bold as to say that she is more comfortable in her own skin, because I don't know the woman, but there is a new level of.... ease? in everything she does now that is so enjoyable to take in. It was evident in this podcast, and it was evident in spades on stage in Jamestown this year. Anyway, I'm articulating this terribly, but it's very hard to describe. A performer totally at ease and relaxed with herself, her history, her talent, and perhaps her own unique, independent contributions and legacy in show business.
  31. 3 points
    And, let's just all take a moment to appreciate the fact there is still someone contemporary and in-the-news for which we can still say, "She beat Jack Warner."
  32. 3 points
    Besides the previously mentioned Dick, Liza, Carol, Carl, and Betty, I would also suggest Diahann Carroll, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Burt Bacharach, and the too controversial Jane Fonda and Woody Allen.
  33. 3 points
    Carole joked that her mother was like Auntie Mame... but without the money or sophistication.
  34. 3 points
    Agreed. And isn't that enough? Why must the insensitivity/meanness of real-life Rosanne Barr be more important than what the show portrayed? Other than the last 'winning the lottery' season, I was a regular watcher of the original "Roseanne". I had a vague knowledge of the behind the scenes turmoil: in-fighting, firings, ego-problems. But it never showed in the final product. "Roseanne" was TV's most accurate portrayal of lower middle class struggles. And it was consistently FUNNY. Thanks to, among other factors, Roseanne Conner's sledge-hammer wisecracks. I enjoyed the reboot so much I'm hoping ABC will reconsider the cancellation. As I stated, I haven't read her tweets but I've seen her Ambien-blamed apologies. Roseanne Barr may be racist but Roseanne Conner shows love to her mixed-race granddaughter, judging by the opening credits sequence. We haven't seen much of her in the show. Maybe ABC will consider continuing it with a 'mea culpa' episode in which Roseanne says something racist and it gets back to her son and granddaughter forcing Roseanne to confront her views head-on and see the error of her ways.
  35. 3 points
    Geez Louise. She had a perfectly good thing going and she has to ruin it for everyone because she can't keep her foot out of her mouth. Dear celebrities: it is possible to have an unexpressed thought or opinion. Not everything that crosses through your minds has to end up on Twitter. Better to sleep on it than say or do something permanently stupid. I liked the show. Thought it was a nice change of pace from other contemporary fare. Now she's put the rest of her cast and crew out of work. Nice one, Rosie.
  36. 3 points
    I wrote this review for my Instagram. NEW BOOK REVIEW: Just released is Lucy Loved Me: A Memoir by Paula Stewart. Paula first met Lucy while playing her kid sister in Wildcat in 1960. The book covers 30 years of a very special friendship between these 2 ladies. The book begins in 1960 with some wonderful stories about the rehearsal and run of Wildcat, how Paula introduced Gary to Lucy and on to Paula serving as Maid of Honor at their wedding. The book then progresses through Paula talking about her life and career and throughout there are many stories of Lucy interjected. Some of the highlights include Paula decorating Lucy’s NYC apartment, Lucy’s disastrous Palm Springs house remodel, shopping with Lucy, vacationing in Snowmass Colorado, and Lucy’s thoughts about getting old. Given that Paula introduced Lucy and Gary I thought she would be a fan of him. She was not, so if you are not a Gary fan you are going to LOVE some of the stories about him. There is a great one where Paula confronts him in the late 80s that will shock you. There are also a few other Gary revelations both funny and shocking. If you’ve read Lee Tannen’s book I Loved Lucy this book is a good alternative to that as Paula was no fan of Lee and you get the other side of a few stories that were told in his book. I don’t want to spoil too much but I’ll be posting a passage or 2 that I liked. Lucy Loved Me can be found on Amazon both in hardcover and paperback. It’s a fun read that I zipped through in a week due to how great some of the stories were and wanting more.
  37. 3 points
    Each year, Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital runs a lottery featuring a million-dollar show home as the grand prize. This year's house has a Lucy-themed wine room! For more on the home and the Cancer Centre lottery: https://princessmargaretlotto.com/grand-prize-king-city-gallery
  38. 3 points
    The only thing better would be a 15 (or 17?) year old Morton Goldapper standing below the marquee of "Next Time I Marry" smugly pointing at himself with one hand and the marquee with the other. (The Golddappers were understandably concerned about their young son's sanity, having just returned from a vacation to Hollywood where on a studio tour of RKO, young Morty interrupted the guide, blurting out: "Someday (through community property ) I'll own all this.")
  39. 3 points
    The Queens of Television (inaugural and reigning) cover this week's Closer!
  40. 3 points
    Yes. Rose Marie said she helped coach Lucy for her Jimmy Durante impression for the following week's episode, "Harpo Marx."
  41. 3 points
    Love it! For a few years starting in 2011, I watched Kill Bill Volume 1 on Christmas Eve, because I'd gotten it on sale earlier that day. I enjoy unorthodox traditions like that.
  42. 3 points
    And now "Keith" joins Tracy and Mr. Kincaid in the Great Hereafter. Another piece of my childhood is gone. Friday nights when I was a kid meant The Brady Bunch at 8:00, followed by The Partridge Family at 8:30, and later in the evening The Odd Couple and Love, American Style. But The Partridge Family was my favorite show, especially during the year when was in third grade. I used to call the local radio station on their request line and ask them to "play anything by the Partridge Family." And they would. (It was a small town.) The next year for Christmas, "Santa" gave me a Brady Bunch album ("Meet the Brady Bunch"), and my sister got a Partridge Family album ("The Partridge Family -- at Home with their Greatest Hits"). I was so envious. I was the one who was the big Partridge Family fan, not her. So why was I stuck with this Brady Bunch album? And why did she get the Partridge Family album, which she wasn't even playing? And she was actually partial to The Brady Bunch anyway. This was so backwards. How could my parents -- er, Santa -- get it so wrong? Fortunately, my sister agreed to trade albums with me. I then proceeded to wear that "Partridge Family" album out. As an adult, I can no longer bear to sit through a single episode of The Partridge Family. But that doesn't diminish what the show meant to me as an eight and nine year old. And poor David. While it seems that his fans mostly did move on from that show, they never allowed him to do the same. Add to that the fact that as a young man he dreamed of becoming a rock star, not a bubblegum pop singer. I think that was a big part of some of the struggles he's had in recent years, and which I don't doubt contributed to his decline and death. I hope he at least realized the happiness he brought to a lot of youngsters way back when, and the memories we have carried forward. One thing for me that has not changed since I was a kid is my favorite song from that old album remains my favorite Partridge Family song still: "It's One of Those Nights." Not that I spend much time listening to Partridge Family music, but hey, it has its place! Their music may seem very corny to younger generations (as it did even in its day), but it evokes happy childhood memories for some of us older folks. By the way, the guy sitting in the audience in this video is Bruce Kimmel, who went on to have (and still has) a very successful career as music producer, theater director and author. He has a blog where he has posted a nice tribute of his recollections of David Cassidy. http://www.haineshisway.com/2017/11/david-cassidy/
  43. 3 points
    U-U-U-U-U-U (spider voice) I'm probably going to meet the same fate as the Roseburgs. Forward future posts to me care-of Devil's Island! My defense: "oh POOH!"
  44. 3 points
    We should set up a Go Fund Me for our collective bail ASAP.
  45. 3 points
    I totally get what you mean by sets looking too clean and organized. I've noticed that, too! That said, and I've only seen one or two episodes, but the series Mom has an amazingly real-looking set, in terms of the layout. Most live audience sitcom sets look like sets, not homes, with the walls that are not at 90 degree angles like walls in real homes. But that Mom set, and also the ingenious set design for Sean Hayes' short-lived sitcom, Sean Saves the World -- those really impress me.
  46. 3 points
    There are so few opportunities in this world to be in the presence of true genius, but I certainly felt like I was at this very moment in August 2006. It's not something I ever took for granted; I wanted time to slow to a crawl so I could take in every word he said. After all, just about everything he committed to paper became an indelible part of so many of our lives – even if you don't realize it. Joining the merry band of three with his writing partner, the quintet somehow bottled magic, brought to life by an incomparably talented quartet, which continues to delight and transfix new generations over sixty years later. One by one, over the passage of time, this quintet dwindled away until he was the very last torchbearer of something we're not likely to ever see again. As he approached his century and experienced myriad health problems we all knew time was limited but even as that chapter closed today I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of loss; loss not for a life which was, to all accounts, exceedingly well lived, but for a time, a place, and an exceptional category of brilliance which just drifted into the ether. But, my god, what a legacy he and his colleagues have left behind. Rest in peace, Bob Schiller.
  47. 3 points
    It would have been hilarious that after so much smack talk about her looks by Theodore – and even Lucy – Irma sashayed into the Boss of the Year banquet played by Joi Lansing or a similar type. A great finale gag.
  48. 3 points
    The things a random Google search finds. Lucy, training women to be deceitful liars. Satan wants to infiltrate your home with TV. Satan is the father of liars and he encourages others to lie and deceive (John 8:44). Satan often works through humor to deceive people and draw them away from the truth. When the sitcom, I LOVE LUCY starring Lucille Ball first appeared in the 1950's, many people at the time had a huge problem with it because it centered around a manipulative woman who was constantly lying to her husband, family and friends. Lucy's lies and deceptive behavior were clothed in humor, and while it was difficult for people to receive in the 1950's, today we have deteriorated so far morally that no one even bats an eye. Lucy even looks like the Devil, continually shifting her eyes and lying about everything. As evidence that Satan was behind the I LOVE LUCY show, consider the following. Lucille's close friend, Carole Lombard had died in a horrible plane crash in 1942. Carole was a second generation Bahá'í and was formally declared in 1938. Lucille Ball said her decision to do “I Love Lucy” was made after Lombard came to her in a dream in 1951 and advised her to take a chance and enter the unknown and at the time, risky world of television. So Lucille Ball claimed that the spirit of her friend Carole Lombard, who'd been dead for 9 years, came to her in dream to give career advice. That is a demonic practice known as “necromancy” (communicating with the dead). Although a professed Protestant and member of Norman Vincent Peale's (1898-1993) church when she died, there is no question as to the anti-Christian, anti-family spirit behind the I LOVE LUCY show. Lying and deception in marriage are sins. The I LOVE LUCY show is just one of many demonic shows promoting feminism, corrupting family values and teaching wives to be lazy, liars, loafers and lackadaisical.
  49. 3 points
  50. 3 points
    Dan Jenkins gave Brock $75 for that junky old software.