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  1. 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!"
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 4 points
    SPOILER ALERT: CHEAP CRACK Yes, A-G Jeff Sessions.
  5. 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?)
  6. 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"
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 3 points
    Don’t look at me; I just got here.
  10. 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. 😃
  11. 3 points
    "Lucy and the Safe Cracker" Decades is once again running 2 episodes of The Lucy Show right after 2 of I Love Lucy. The first season alternated the original stick-figure opening credits with the black and white kaleidoscope. One time, they ran the stick-figure video with the kaleidoscope audio, the first time I've seen that. They're now into the 2nd season. Even though, I've got those great prints on DVD, I still can't resist tuning it in. Today I watched "Lucy and the Safe Cracker" (Lucy Meets Mooney part 2). My favorite ILL changes from time to time as does my favorite TLS. For a time, "Safe Cracker" was my favorite. It's not one that makes anyone else's list for some reason. But I think it's JAM-PACKED full of great comedy. And great lines---one after another. Character-driven funnies, not Milt Josefsburg "gags" (which often make me do the same). A lot happens in this fast-paced episode. Plus Jay Novello puts in a stellar performance. Highlights: Lucy shoving gooey chocolates into Larry McAdoo's mouth so they can sing the jingle as promised. Lucy being dunked in chocolates: I don't know how they rigged that up so the chocolates stuck to her eye sockets. Could that have been an accident? After that, Lucy does this great "chicken" bit as she's trying to see what's going on. The audience is laughing so hard at Lucy that the others have trouble getting their lines out and heard. Amazing that this is only Gale's 2nd episode and he fits right in as if he's always been there.
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 3 points
    Time/Life has done smaller releases that coincide with these "mega" sets that they put out; Laugh-In has been getting individual season sets since they put out the complete series, and I know they've done one or two single disc collections of their Red Skelton release, so... maybe LWL is closer than we think. Re: Joey When I think about it, even if all of ILL was colorized, I'm certain I'd still watch the show in "glorious black and white" (but still have the colorized episodes for the occasional novelty).
  15. 3 points
    All the Deplorables will be burning their Incredible Mr. Limpet DVDs.
  16. 3 points
    Should this be the new Lounge logo?
  17. 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.
  18. 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."
  19. 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.
  20. 3 points
    Did you happen to see a woman there in dark glasses and black wig? If so, don't go anywhere near her purse. So happy to hear about those entrance applause.
  21. 3 points
    Lucie voices Love, Lucy:
  22. 3 points
    Carole joked that her mother was like Auntie Mame... but without the money or sophistication.
  23. 3 points
    It would be a mistake to have Darlene be the main character. Frankly, I don't think Sara Gilbert could carry a show on her own. With heavyweights like John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf already on board, it needs to be a true ensemble comedy for it to make it past its first year. Also, I hope they don't kill off Roseanne Conner. That seems too easy. Plus, although the chances are slim, the door should be open a crack for at least a cameo somewhere down the road.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 3 points
    April 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELECTRONIC ARTS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH LIQUID ENTERTAINMENT AND CYAN WORLDS, ANNOUNCE “I LOVE TO BE LUCY” ON PS4, XBOX ONE, PC, LINUX AND MAC In cooperation with CBS Paramount and Desilu, too, comes the first officially licensed video game based on the beloved “I Love Lucy” property. I LOVE TO BE LUCY, the first video game based on the classic CBS series from the 1950s starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, will allow players to immerse themselves in this iconic sitcom world for the very first time on home platforms. “I am excited and proud that CBS has finally made a video game based on I LOVE LUCY,” says Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Ball and Arnaz. “It’s such a natural fit for the video game format, and I know fans will be as delighted by the results as I was.” Extensive, never before conducted research was undertaken to determine the most popular episodes, and all the classic Lucy bits everyone’s come to know and love will be incorporated into this exciting and action-packed title. Divided into more than 20 episodic levels, players will be able to relieve all their favorite moments, beginning with the lost pilot. Take control of Lucy and aim her cello bow to hit Ricky right on the butt – the better her aim, the more the audience laughs! And never forget that a man’s home is his castle, so players must help Lucy complete all the dustin’ and swippin’ before Ricky comes home from work – but don’t forget to defrost the roast beef for dinner or a spanking is likely in order. The fun continues with interactive versions of everyone’s favorite episodes. Switch over to first-person mode for “Lucy Does a TV Commercial,” where drunken Lucy must evade hordes of descending stage-hands by blasting Vitametavegamin at them. A similar approach is taken for “The Ballet” – squirt all the ballerinas with Lucy’s handy seltzer bottle, then head over to the pie table and let ‘er rip – but only after completing Madame LeMond’s grueling ballet lesson. Think you have what it takes to plie 500 times? Get those thumbs to work! Who could ever forget the fun Lucy and Ethel had in that chocolate factory – and now gamers can join them. Wrap chocolates as they move along the conveyor belt at ever increasing speeds, go nuts in the boxing department by pinching chocolates to see what kind they are, or cut loose in the dipping department and cause an all-out splatter war. But beware of the nasty forewoman, and evade her on multiple levels of moving conveyor belts if she catches Lucy and Ethel goofing off. Play solo as Lucy or join in as Ethel in two-player cooperative mode. “Lucy’s Italian Movie” brings elements of classic beat’em ups to I LOVE TO BE LUCY. Square off against menacing Teresa Tirelli in the grape vat by having Lucy perform an impressive series of jump-kicks and vicious uppercuts to squash the grape juice right out of her. As a bonus, once all levels are completed, players will unlock “Grapestomp Rematch Mode,” giving Lucy the chance to face off against every other character in the game. Tired of Marion Strong’s constant cackling? Make her lay an egg by burying her in grapes! Or else have Fred put on his Golden Gloves and grind Ricky to a Cuban pulp. Brothers Rand and Robyn Miller, creators of the world-famous MYST series, have also contributed their unique game-design sensibilities with a series of puzzle challenges that’ll have even the most ‘sperienced players scratching their heads. When Lucy gets locked in her steamer-trunk en route to Europe, it’ll take more than just an idea to help her out of it. Gamers can also help Ethel turn the Mertz apartment upside down searching for Fred’s secret rent-money stash – once found, treat Mrs. Mertz to a shopping spree and rid her of that tacky wardrobe once and for all. “Bongo Hero,” a fun-filled musical section, will allow players to conduct the Ricky Ricardo orchestra and play along to all of Desi Arnaz’s greatest hits. Keep the beat or else you’ll have some ‘splainin’ to do! A series of exciting mini-games are peppered throughout to boost your overall score, including “toss the biscuits” and “wallpaper the bedroom.” Not to mention the fun that opens up after you save up enough allowance to buy Lucy and Ricky a brand new Pontiac. Can you make a U-turn in the Holland Tunnel better than Lucy can? Presented in classic black and white to retain the feel of the original series, players will have the chance to find hidden henna rinse bottles in every level. Find them all to unlock “colorized for kids of all ages” mode. Other unlockable bonuses include Lucy’s complete wardrobe. She won’t be complaining about not having a thing to wear once players unlock every outfit she ever wore in the entire series. Replay any level with Lucy dressed in the costume of your choice. Players can also give Ricky, Fred, Ethel, Caroline Appleby, Mrs. McGillicuddy, and all other favorite characters their moments to shine by having them recreate Lucy’s most famous comedy bits. The voice talents of acclaimed impressionist Suzanne LaRusch as Lucy Ricardo, along with other famous I LOVE LUCY character impersonators, helps bring I LOVE TO BE LUCY to vibrant life. “We are beyond thrilled to give gamers a chance to be in the show after all these years,” says Electronic Arts chairman Larry Probst. “This release is the ultimate love letter to Lucy.” I LOVE TO BE LUCY is distributed by Electronic Arts, and is developed by Liquid Entertainment in association with Cyan Worlds. Street date: October 15, 2018.
  27. 3 points
    Why do you think she was over "studying" so often at Cynthia's?
  28. 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.
  29. 3 points
    This is hilarious and I so want to shoot bows at Ricky's butt and bury Marion in grapes.
  30. 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
  31. 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.")
  32. 3 points
    Yes. Rose Marie said she helped coach Lucy for her Jimmy Durante impression for the following week's episode, "Harpo Marx."
  33. 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.
  34. 2 points
    Here is a great new interview with Kaye that features some fantastic clips from her documentary!
  35. 2 points
    Can I pick it up on the toaster I bought from Dolores Hope’s estate sale?
  36. 2 points
    I found this poster at a flea market this afternoon — I had no idea Desilu had a Canadian sales arm. Now to find out where it is! The poster reveals nothing.
  37. 2 points
    Ken Levine discovers Thelma Harper: http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2018/10/keep-open-mind.html
  38. 2 points
    Thanks for the recap. I'm laughing at the pizza, as when I worked on Drew Carey and we ordered pizza I knew it was going to be a long night and they had to keep the audience there. Seemed very much like a cast having fun to be back.
  39. 2 points
    Bea popped up on CNN’s History of Comedy tonight!
  40. 2 points
    That's what gets me. For someone who tweeted such awful that plot points of the show focused on, it just confused me. Wouldn't her creative control and power been used to at least push those issues towards her point of view. It's this weird duality. It makes me wonder if she didn't do it all for attention but knew for the show to go it had to appeal to the more rational and not fringe America.
  41. 2 points
    My apologies if this has already been posted. I've never seen this interview before.
  42. 2 points
    Oh, Roseanne, why couldn't you keep your big tweeting bazoo SHUT?!! I have not read her tweets, nor do I care to, but cancelling her show? Her NUMBER ONE show?? This is unprecedented in the history of television! But just about everything that has happened in the last two years has been unprecedented. It's ironic that people suffer the backlash of their tweets and rants except one: the president of the US. Not excusing them, just pointing out the garlic-sandwichy subtle irony. For a performer/producer so racist and bigoted, the Roseanne Show has been pretty even-handed dealing with politics. You've got Jackie promoting the "other side". Roseanne's pro-right cracks make her character look ridiculous and I thought that was the point: that she was satirizing herself. What about the episode where Rosanne is spying on her Muslim neighbors? That vignette ended with both parties admitting they were just scared of each other or did I miss some underlying anti-Muslim message? If tweeting had been popular in the 50s: can you imagine the bigoted profanity-laden blasts that would have come from our own Bill Frawley? I for one, can ignore the real-life Rosanne with her Grand-Canyon mouth and enjoy the show. I fear the backlash from the bullying right who claim to be the actual persecuted ones, will use this as proof.
  43. 2 points
    Lucy Carmichael's reaction to "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" popped into my head recently. Her angry, disgusted murmur - "Where did you learn that? Is that what they teach you in school?" - cracks me up. I mean, of all the innocuous things to get offended at. I'd hate to think of her reaction to the 21st century. Imagine if she caught Chris singing "My Humps" or "Don't You Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me" - she'd have a coronary!
  44. 2 points
    I figured he was who you had in mind
  45. 2 points
  46. 2 points
    OMG, I thought the same thing when I first read this.
  47. 2 points
    From April 1940. Little did they know how often their names would be linked together in the future...
  48. 2 points
    Rose Marie's Twitter account (and I'd assume also her Facebook) shared this message from her daughter, Georgiana "Noopy" Rodrigues: Noopy here. It's probably hard to believe that with Mom being 94, that her passing would come as a shock to us, but it did. I want to let you know how much your comments, tweets and messages meant to her. She was in a constant state of disbelief that so many still cared about her, her memories, her career, and what she had to say. She loved knowing you were using her recipes, enjoying her memories, being inspired by her life, and laughing at her jokes. She was so thrilled with the documentary that Jason made about her life and it made her so happy to know that you were enjoying it as well. She wanted nothing more than for the film to be successful. And if truth be known, she also wanted to be remembered. So, to that end, I've decided that we're going to keep her Twitter and Facebook going. I've asked Kathy, who has been serving as her assistant, to continue sharing Mom's stories and photos with you (she had tons). Jason, who gave her the gift of going out on top, will share news about the film and where and how you will be able to see it. I'll keep tabs on everything and drop in every once in a while to share a story or some news. Mom always said, "timing was everything," and she had perfect timing, so we have to believe this was her time. She'd waited a long time to be reunited with my father and I'd like to think that they're together again. Thank you for all the love you showed her and for you support of Steve and I as we adjust to life without her larger-than-life presence.
  49. 2 points
    Reading Mamie's fine print without my glasses, I thought she wrote Barbara Pepper instead of Barbara Peyton!
  50. 2 points
    TCM is running YM&O today and I've caught bits and pieces. I'd forgotten just how good Lucy looks in the movie. And no soft-focus! (that I could detect anyway). My two favorite scenes are both set in the dispensary with Lucy doing her nursing duties. Nothing particularly hilarious about the scenes but Lucy is so charming. Reminds me of my favorite scene in "Critics Choice": Lucy/Angela at the garden party getting caught revealing to Rip Torn that she's a writer. YM&O has aged pretty well, a little risque in parts (Fonda's "easy" date) but still a bit mired in 60s sensibilities. For instance, Mike getting drafted is treated almost comically----with no reference to Vietnam, then at its height. It's pretty imaginatively put together, considering. Lucy's drunk scene is considered the highlight. She's great but has done it better on her series. 1968 was a banner year for Lucy, second only to 1953, I suppose. She had a hit movie, her TV show was the #1 on the air (for most of the season), sold her studio, was starting a new series and had won her 2nd Emmy in a row!