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  1. Beautiful Carol Channing tribute. Love the photo of her with Lucy and Betty.
  2. Bobby Jellison's nephew did a show telling about his uncle's life. Did anyone here see or hear about this production a few years ago? http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/1191
  3. The "oops, there goes my doorbell" bit was brilliant. I just wish they hadn't used it for only this one episode. Had it recurred like in radio it would've been great. I have no doubt the writers were inspired by their own or others' experiences with party lines.
  4. Lucy's pronunciation of "pahtio" in Runaway Butterfly popped into my head today, for some reason. It's bugged me ever since I first saw it - it just seems pretentious. I watched "Redecorating" this afternoon. The party line scene with Florence Halop is very funny, but it's so out of the blue. That was never a recurring subplot like it was on the radio show. It would've been a fun running gag, but in this instance it felt like padding.
  5. That par couldn't be any more sub if it tried.
  6. What's the episode where...?

    That is a funny moment, but not the one I'm remembering. I seem to think it had something to do with the fire department.
  7. What's the episode where...?

    I think this moment was from The Lucy Show - a great Viv scene. She says something along the lines of: "Well, thank you, Lucy! That's really nice of- wait a minute!" Her split-second change from grateful to irritated was so well done. Any recollections of what episode it's in?
  8. Ooh, I'd forgotten about that Equal Rights scene. As for LWL, it's kind of hard not to imagine Lucy Barker smoking, what with that voice and all! On the subject of sponsors and cast commercials, was there a specific reason Lucille never did any commercials on "The Lucy Show"? Was she just too busy? Surely if she was okay pitching cigarettes and Lilt she wouldn't have had any objections to Jell-O Pudding, Dream Whip and Swan. Look at all the Jell-O commercials she did on the radio.
  9. How wonderful you got to become friends with him! Yeah, I thought we saw them with cigarettes on a few occasions after PM stop sponsoring. The brands were just never mentioned after that. Curious that the Mertzes were never depicted as smokers. You'd think considering how desperate PM was that they'd have forced Vance and Frawley to do so. I'm honestly surprised they never stipulated that a character named "Philip Morris" be a series regular. I don't hate Stamp, per se, but it's just not a favorite. Lucy Carmichael is very whiny and grating in that installment, and Viv overplays the haughty, which makes her far less funny. Not only was Sherman taller in his last appearance, but his voice had audibly deepened. I believe Ralph Hart did six episodes during season three, but they were primarily one-scene bit parts. All of the children were basically afterthoughts that year.
  10. That episode surprised me the last time I saw it. It had been a long time, back when I first got the Columbia House tape which included it. I'd forgotten just how good it was. By and large, the Volunteer Fire Dept. shows tended to be highlights. I wish they hadn't abandoned that subplot entirely for season 3. It wasn't until this episode that I consciously registered Lucy Carmichael wasn't a smoker. It was funny watching Lucy act like she'd never had a cigarette in her life. (Off topic for a moment: I can't remember any specific moments from memory, but were Lucy and Ricky ever shown smoking after Philip Morris stopped sponsoring them? There must've been a few occasions, though not nearly as prevalent as before.)
  11. They Love Lucy: Celebrity Lucy Fans

    Interesting perspective. She may even be referring to Here's Lucy. Even today, the two shows get frequently conflated.
  12. I find that interesting as well. "The Marriage License" is another example - the part about the husband's name being misspelled on the license was taken from "Marriage License," while re-creating their early courtship was taken from "Anniversary." Or sometimes one radio script got split up into multiple TV episodes. In the case of "The Wills," the basic plot inspired "Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her," but the dialogue about writing their wills was incorporated into "The Pilot/Audition." There was also a two-part radio episode about Women's Rights - the first part became "Equal Rights" in season 3, while the second part became "Job Switching" in season 2. Makes me wonder what the I Love Lucy version would've been like if they'd followed the two-part format.
  13. Liz Teaches Iris to Drive This one's a hoot. It's fun that radio gave the audience a chance to actually be with Liz and Iris when the cars came unhooked on the road, though I Love Lucy certainly made a brilliant sight-gag out of it happening off-screen. The Question of Another Woman One of the funnier "jumping to conclusions" episodes, especially because the payoff of the two couples confronting each other in the restaurant is so satisfying. It also gave Bea Benadaret one of her greatest lines: "Well! If it isn't Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Philanderer!" Trying to Marry Off Peggy Martin The I Love Lucy remake with Hal March certainly stuck close to the original script. This and "The Black Eye" were perhaps the most loyal of all the radio show adaptations. Pretty much every scene plays out exactly the same in both versions. Bill Frawley's delivery of "HE must be out of his mind" was much funnier than Gale Gordon's. Liz's Birthday A decent show, but you can tell the writers were starting to run out of steam with the concept by this point. The routine about Liz wearing her coat downtown and George thinking she's talking about a nightgown was lifted verbatim from the "Anniversary Presents" episode. The funniest moment for me was when Atterbury's secretary repeated his "OH GAD!" catchphrase. "That girl's been working for me too long!" Liz Changes Her Mind This is another one which I think is a bit funnier than its I Love Lucy equivalent, not that I don't enjoy both. Their sorority being Delta Upsilon Delta ("Yes, she's a DUD, too") was inspired. College Homecoming I've noticed that "The Football Game" is frequently mislabeled as this one online, but they're actually two separate episodes. I enjoy how the story turns the tables, with the girls exasperated by the boys acting goofy for a change. French Lessons For some reason, I always remember the beginning of this episode but never the end. I'd completely forgotten about the duel until I listened to it again. It's okay, I guess, but not that memorable. I'll probably forget it again come the next time I hear it.
  14. The Stamp episode's not a personal favorite of mine, but Viv's reaction was very well done. It's so easy to forget that those little, non-essential moments often add the most charm, and are frequently more memorable than the "plot" itself. I don't think any of the classic shows that are still beloved would be so if every show had focused exclusively on moving the plot forward. The ones which take the time to breath tend to have staying power.
  15. Where did you find the original draft? Do you own a copy or is there an archive somewhere? Gosh, I'd love to see those. You're right. Fred and Ethel were definitely stronger than many supporting characters. Not that there's anything wrong with being merely an amusing side character who's trotted on solely for a laugh or two, but when you're lucky enough to have characters with hidden depths, it certainly gives the writers more options.