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  1. I just added Reelz to my already exorbitant cable bill to get to be able to see this, along with the two Autopsy episodes about Lucy and Desi (which I have not watched yet). Overall, I think they did a credible job (one exception being the insert of a still photo of supposed young Lucille that was definitely NOT her!) and while i didn't really learn anything new, I certainly enjoyed the participation primarily of the Desilu author Tom Gilbert, Carol Burnett certainly (sweet to see her tear up upon sharing the I got her flowers the day she died story for the umpteenth time) and most of all, our own Carole Cook who at 95/96 (who knows when her interview was recorded), conveyed I feel the most heartfelt emotion, honest opinions and of course, a couple of witty asides to make the whole thing so riveting, even though we're by now so familiar with so many of these stories and events that I not only was very impressed and appreciative, it makes me wonder what else Amy Poehler, Ron Howard and company are going to be able to come up with in the next doc project in the works. Addendum: After watching both Lucy and Desi's separate "Autopsy" episodes, I was reminded that Lucy did indeed suffer a stroke in the last year or two of her life; however, this doc made no mention that I caught of this significant event. Odd. Should have been touched upon, IMHO. Minus half-a-star if I were rating this otherwise 3.5 out of 4 star production. 😇
  2. Never heard of this guy despite having lived briefly in Palm Springs, so I'll have to look up who he is but given that, this is one of the best interviews she's given in ages, in quarantine or not.... Love that he got - gingerly - around referring to her mother and still elicited some great comments and stories .... Highly recommended!
  3. Jeez I'm on the fence about that idea... what if they went with the Garboona ep?? Oy!
  4. This sounds interesting but I hope it doesn't put a "crimp" in the Amy Poehler project as it sounds like they'll be tilling similar soil.
  5. Am itching to know what this "new" TV show premise is all about!!
  6. Of all the ways I would think to describe Mr. Arnaz, "big boned" is not one of them!
  7. Well, why not? We could do that, too ...and some of us already have our "theories" about that period of her life anyway!
  8. Really?? It's (IMHO) one of the funniest of the entire series, Charles Nelson or not! (and I'm partial mostly to those once B&M came back!) Wow... kinda caught me off guard here!
  9. This morning (Mon 7/13/2020) local LA news here reflects a body has been found and recovered and once autopsy is performed, will be an announcement whether it's her or not (which sadly, it very likely is).😪 UPDATE: "On the sixth day of searching a Southern California lake, Naya Rivera's body was recovered. The discovery of the "Glee" star's body, while not unexpected, brings a heartbreaking end to the tragedy. Naya was 33. "A body has been found at Lake Piru this morning. The recovery is in progress," the Ventura County Sheriff's Office tweeted on Monday, July 13. Police later told The Wrap and the Los Angeles Times that the body was in fact Naya's. Prior to the recovery, Naya was last seen swimming in the lake while out with her 4-year-old son, Josey, who was found alone in a rented boat. Following Monday's news, several celebrities expressed their condolences to Naya's family." --Microsoft News 7/13/20
  10. Oh how I adored dear Valerie and am so glad that Lucy was in her "orbit", if only briefly. What it must have meant to her to have her own show and then be recognized for it by LUCY!! Wow! So cool! 😎
  11. Love the Carol Channing one too! 😎
  12. My guess would be legendary Broadway producer director George Abbott, with whom so many "greats" either got their start or he helped by casting them in one of his many hit plays. If memory serves, didn't he do "Too Many Girls"??
  13. Brian, this is another entry that makes me wonder why you don't write for a living, you are that GOOD! (And oh so clever! "Viv is Enciente"....almost fell off my chair laughing!! ) Good job!
  14. Yes! And the fact it's in the hands of long-ago Desilu "employee" Ron Howard is not only impressive that he'd do it, but I think will do it with the utmost respect and "reverence." Interesting aside about how Kate "may have lost her interest by now..." which actually might be a good thing. At this point, I agree a doc would be preferable, we don't really need to see their story fictionalized again and not to be rude, but Cate be getting just a bit too old to play the middle-aged years of the late great Lucille Ball. Just my two centavos.
  15. Absolutely! Hard to go wrong with Tracy & Hepburn -- although this certainly isn't their best -- but Lucy, too? Go for it!
  16. Season Three "Mini Marathon" Lucy Meets the Burtons Lucy the Skydiver ...Sammy Davis Jr. ...Drum Contest (Buddy Rich) ...the Crusader (a personal favorite as it never gets old! Charles Nelson Reilly's hilarious guest star warranted a repeat visit, wonder why it never happened??) ...the Coed ...the American Mother
  17. A few: One of the Paley Events (forget which one/year); the TVLand Awards Show; a book signing at Barnes & Noble, and the coolest as far as the event itself, a recreation for charity of a "Golden Girls" script on the soundstage where they (then) were shooting Betty's "Hot in Cleveland", which featured that show's cast for an hilarious table read. For the same show/charity, there were also appearances by "Hot's" producer/"Will & Grace"'s Sean Hayes, the Supremes' Mary Wilson, and many others I can't recall now. It was an amazing evening capped by an informal party down on the stage afterward where most everyone danced, gabbed and enjoyed a catered buffet. (Betty, presumably due to her advanced age, beat a hasty retreat).
  18. Well, it's a cool video, very cleverly done!
  19. Did you want us to try to identify which episodes these are from and name them? I can do a lot of them (but not all) without double-checking actual titles from Wiki or wherever.....
  20. Thanks for the video! Can't wait to watch it (I may have been there, I can't recall offhand). Betty looks pretty damn amazing considering she's well into her 80's here and has - except for lipstick, obviously, little or no make-up -- and aware I'm sure that she'd be on camera as these Fests were always recorded!!
  21. Is it "weird" (funny?) to anyone else Mr. & Mrs. Arnaz Sr. aren't sitting together??
  22. I watched a couple of those episodes (hour long) a few nights ago and was greatly disappointed! They didn't seem to be the true, original episodes with the guest cast introduced at the top of the show: for instance, one of them was supposed to feature Barbara Eden and a male comic star whom I now can't recall, not that it mattered: they were seen briefly at the top of the show, never appeared in any of the rest of the sketches, another female guest star (not Barbara) appeared in one of the sketches and then Babs and the male guest appeared again for the farewell/final bows segment and that was it! For whatever reason, they filled the hour with material from another episode(s) that didn't even feature the supposed guest stars AND there was no big production number for a finale, it was an hour of sketches.... I was truly disappointed and if this is how Shout! is going to present them, I doubt I'll even bother! I want to see them again as they were originally broadcast! Otherwise... what's the point??
  23. In Hollywood: #122 "Star Upstairs" #123 "Palm Springs" #124 "Dancing Star #125 "Harpo Marx"
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