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  1. Desilu Productions

    LOVE IT!
  2. Desilu Productions

    "Lucy Waits Up For Christ"? I want a summary idea for that one!
  3. Seeing the country house would be nice. "I Love Lucy: Chicken Capers Special"
  4. DVR Alerts!

    Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  5. Failed Pilots from LBP

    Hope and Pray - Bob Hope plays a one-liner spouting priest at a highly dysfunctional church, where confessions turn into block comedy scenes. Featuring Ruth McDevitt as the absent minded organist. I’ve Got it Maid - Vanda Hopkins (Barra) and Eileen Franks (Brennan) are, respectively, the downstairs and upstairs maids of wealthy socialite Eleanor Blaisdel (Audley), who start off as rivals but eventually join forces to pull numerous pranks on their haughty boss. Also joining in the fun are the cook, Kathleen Baker (Freeman), and Eleanor’s less well-off sister Ruth (Perrott), who also live in the house. With guest appearances by Mickey Rooney and Lucille Ball as Ichirou and Toshi Yamaguchi, Eleanor’s Japanese gardeners. Blondells Have More Fun - Joan and Gloria play fictionalized versions of themselves who, upon seeing their showbiz careers drying up, resort to drastic measures to get attention. Wild parties, cheap booze, cheaper men, and talking smack about their least favorite costars to documentary filmmakers soon become their bread and butter. (Desilu President Lucille Ball, upon seeing the ratings, pulls an imaginary toilet chain and flushes the show away.) Faulty Towers - Herbert Rudley and Lou Krugman star as construction tycoon brothers Kent and Ron Grossman, whose lives and careers come crashing down (literally) when their latest series of office towers all collapse due to structural failure. Each facing prison sentences due to negligence, the brothers must adjust to life behind bars and ingratiate themselves with both the warden (Gale Gordon) and their fellow inmates – Tubbs (Tim Conway), who was getting rid of some paper; Tiny (Alan Hale), who used to rough people up for a living; and Hard Head Hogan (Iris Adrian), a former bouncer so terrifying that no women’s prison would take her. Mildred Fierce! - Joan Crawford stars as gay icon Mildred Davis. Despite being past her prime and forgotten by Hollywood, her loyal following of fairies (Paul Lynde, William Lanteau, Charles Nelson Riley, R.G. Brown, Herbert Kenwith) remain as devoted as ever, and help her stay active in summer stock, drag reviews and bath houses. Private Ai Yai Yai - Desi Arnaz stars as Jose Romero, owner of a private detective agency, with a stable of oddball detectives who give him more headaches than results. Featuring Imogene Coca as Daisy Pickles, who gets into plenty of them; Robert Rockwell as Morty Matthews, who’s as hopeless as solving cases as he is at finding love; and Jody Gilbert as Harriet Hash, who tends to use her fists rather than her brain. Merriweather in Hell - After timid Mr. Merriweather dies in a freak accident (he went out with a yes on his lips on a no day), he finds himself at the pearly gates. Unable to bear the thought of spending the afterlife without his beloved Tilly, he gets permission from St. Peter (Paul Lynde) to venture into the depths of hell to recover her. Finding hell to be less fire and brimstone and more booze and liquor, he recovers Tilly (voiced by June Foray) and, death having loosened him up considerably, soon discovers why she might have wanted to come here in the first place. The party atmosphere is soon ruined by the reemergence of his late wife Adelaide (Mercedes McCambridge), who has become the Girl Friday of Lucifer (Gary Marshall). Lucifer and Adelaide decree that Merriweather cannot leave hell until he has completed a series of tasks for them, which he sets about doing with the assistance of Tilly. Serving as his earthly guide is Lucy Ricardo, who communicates with him via Ouija board and gives him zany ideas to thwart Lucifer and Adelaide at every turn. Akins and Pain - Claude Akins stars as a responsible small-town doctor in this workcom, who has to deal with a recurring series of wacky and difficult patients (including Carol Burnett as hypochondriac Persephone Glick) as well as the antics of his staff – Nurse Bertha Birch (Ruth Buzzi), a nymphomaniac who has the hots for the doc; ditzy receptionists Shirley and Myrtle (Lucie Arnaz and Sue Tolsky), who take more coffee breaks than phone calls; and bitter janitor Hubert McGuff (Parley Baer), who keeps more liquor stashed in his mop bucket than cleaning supplies. Bang for Your Buck - Eve Arden stars as professional Madam Eunice Quedens, who’s been in the biz for many, many years. As work has dried up for her friends and colleagues over the years, she launches a bordello aimed at those interested in “mature” or “curvy” women and moves the gals in. These ladies of the evening have been around the block and know more tricks to pleasing men than Cosmo, so word of mouth is strong and soon business is booming. But can the gals survive the random visits from the conniving inspector (Frank Nelson) and convince him they're actually just a boarding house? The Ladies: Vivian Vance, Jean Carson, Sandra Gould, Florence Halop, Reta Shaw, Estelle Winwood, Hope Emerson, Alice Pearce, Barbara Pepper, Totie Fields, Madge Blake, Iris Adrian Regular Customers: William Frawley, Richard Deacon, Gale Gordon, Jay Novello, Sid Gould, Gary Morton, Roger C. Carmel, Don Knotts, Alvin Hurwitz, Harvey Korman, Jim Nabors
  6. Joey, in a nutshell, Ann was very rude to Barbara when the latter made a guest appearance on Private Secretary. Forced her hair and makeup to be made less flattering and was overall cold and dismissive. Barbara was shaken by the incident and was initially terrified to do Lucy's show because of it. Of course, Miss Ball's behaviour was the complete opposite. Eden talks about the Sothern incident a lot but usually does not refer to her by name. Her book is the only place she's included more detail on the subject.
  7. What an interesting theme, and nice to see some more non-Hollywood selections.
  8. In the opening scene of "The Fashion Show," I love Ethel's blasé reaction to Fred's coughing fit. The resigned look on her face as if to say "what else is new?" is so well done. Nobody could do the long-suffering wife facial expressions like Vivian.
  9. Though you could explain away Little Ricky's switch from toddler to child over the course of one season as a continuity error, I think a more believable approach is that several years have passed between seasons 5 and 6. Lucy and Ricky's older looking appearance helps support that theory. Maybe that final half-hour season was closer to 1960 than 1957.
  10. I know. She's very diplomatic, and usually never refers to Sothern by name when discussing the incident. Her book is really the only place where she's gone into any detail about it.
  11. That sparkly dress story has had more performances than South Pacific.
  12. Lucy Fest 2019

  13. Google Doodle

    Time wrote about the doodle not long ago, and referred to Arnaz playing Ricky "Riccardo". Such stellar research.
  14. Google Doodle

    Thanks for sharing this. This didn't appear on Australian Google so I wouldn't have known about it otherwise.
  15. I'd never consciously registered that before, but you're absolutely right. Lucy and Ricky changed far more in appearance than Fred and Ethel did. If anything, Lucy grew older looking while Ethel got younger every year. Maybe Mrs. Mertz was slowly sucking the life out of Mrs. Ricardo through some enchantment Mrs. Trumbull taught her? (Neil, spinoff idea: Mrs. Trumbull is head of secret witches coven, along with Lucy's mother). Desi suffered in particular. It's even more shocking when you see him a mere 7 years later on "The Mothers-in-Law" and realize he was only 50. Stress and alcohol make a potent ageing potion. Lucy still looked good by the end of the run, but the weariness around her eyes is striking. As well, the harsher lines on her face do give her a more stern countenance. Kusley's Kontraption did allow her to look considerably less worn-out for most of the hour longs, but it's unfortunate she couldn't have had a differently styled wig. The artichoke cut was not especially flattering on her. Vivian was positively glamorous during the final years. The elegant flipped hairstyles, the more expensive clothes. I know this was done at Vivian's request, and there's no denying how great she looked, but it's harder to believe she's Ethel when done up all fancy schmancy. Either Fred really loosened the purse strings during those final seasons, or Ethel had far more dresses than she ever let on. Or maybe she just hid Fred's glasses to steal from his money belt and didn't give them back until she'd had each dress a while.