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Mot Morenzi

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  1. 1. Lucy Does a TV Commercial 2. Pioneer Women 3. Job Switching 4. The Milion Dollar Idea 5. Bonus Bucks 6. LA at Last 7. The Fashion Show 8. Lucy Gets in Pictures 9. The Dancing Star 10. Harpo Marx 11. Lucy Visits Graumann's 12. Lucy & John Wayne 13. Lucy Goes to Scotland 14. Lucy's Italian Movie 15. Lucy & Superman 16. The Christmas Show
  2. !!! Maybe he tried on Prohaska's gorilla suit and got trapped inside.
  3. I wonder if the earlier colorized episodes will be updated to incorporate the darker red for Lucy's hair.
  4. Lucy Sightings!

    One of the reviews I read for that special referred to it playing opposite "CBS juggernaut The Lucy Show." That's how I'll think of TLS from now on - the juggernaut.
  5. Interesting coverart design.
  6. MAME

    I'd be more inclined to believe the Mame story if it was about Bea Arthur. I've never heard her say a single nice thing about it.
  7. Lucy on Cheers?

    I've noticed Ken's answers can vary somewhat depending on what mood he's in. Sometimes in recounting the same event, he changes small details. I was pleasantly surprised when he answered one of my Friday Questions a few weeks ago, about whether or not Crystal Bernard actually played the cello on "Wings." I used the name Marcus as I seldom submit questions under my own name.
  8. TV Guide clippings

    That building never got past the blue print stage. Can say I've ever heard of the lady.
  9. MAME

    Hmmm. Given how proud she was of the film, I can't necessarily see her apologising for it. However, I know the reviews did hurt her, so maybe she did regret it later on.
  10. The first time I saw part of "Lucy's Substitute Secretary" was on some random channel on a motel TV. It was clearly taken from one of the beat up 16mm prints that showed up on all those public domain releases. Is channel 263 not one of the official channels that would legitimately carry The Lucy Show?

    Oh, now I remember. It wasn't public, but one of my FB friends thought she'd just died and posted about it.

    Didn't that happen a few years ago, too?
  13. "Roseanne" - 2018 Revival on ABC

    This isn't breaking news but I haven't seen it mentioned here yet. It looks like the Conner family is escaping the sitcom guillotine for the time being. https://abc.go.com/shows/the-conners/news/updates/the-conners-renewed-for-season-2-by-abc
  14. Following in the footsteps of Will & Grace, Roseanne is making an 8 episode comeback. http://deadline.com/2017/05/roseanne-revival-officially-midseason-go-abc-becky-twist-dan-alive-1202094763/
  15. CBS revives Murphy Brown

    I haven't seen any of the new episodes, nor much of the original run, but I am sorry they're not giving it another chance. When done right, multicams can be so good, and cancellations like this only fuel the argument that it's an outmoded form of entertainment that deserves to be supplanted by single-cams, which I wholeheartedly disagree with. If anything, it's a shame Will & Grace is still coming back for another season when Murphy Brown and The Cool Kids aren't. My opinion on that show has soured for a variety of reasons (including the complete loss of whatever comedic timing Debra Messing once possessed), and I'm not that wild about the original episodes anymore either, but the new batch has really lost my interest. With one exception, I can't think of any episodes this season that I truly enjoyed. I haven't even watched the last five and currently have no desire to. To quote the late Brandon Tartikoff, "Situation comedy is not dead, it just has to be done better."
  16. Vicki Lawrence headlines FOX pilot

    That's kind of too bad. The writing wasn't exceptional but it wasn't as painful as most multcams are nowadays. It's so hard to do a sitcom that feels natural anymore, they're always so sterile and plastic. This one at least had a solid cast. I hope they all find better vehicles.
  17. I've been meaning to ask this for a while - is the original lounge still online? Since the last site upgrade, I've seen a "you don't have permission to view this" message when clicking on the Hall of Records link. Just wanted to check if this was intentional.
  18. New ‘Closer’ cover featuring L&D

    Nobody knew, huh? Except probably everybody knows now, since they dish the dirt over and over
  19. Gag Headlines

    Cynthia Duncan named runner-up in Carole Cook lookalike contest
  20. A while back I saw a thread somewhere that featured guests contributing mock "gag" headlines for news articles about Desperate Housewives. I believe one of them went: "Denton Faces Class Action Lawsuit From Bored Fans Who Want Their Time Back". In any event, I got a real kick out of them and thought maybe we could come up with a few newsworthy joke stories about Lucy and company. Obviously everything said here will be in fun and is not meant to be taken seriously or as insults. "I Love Loosey: Andes, Windom share details of Ball's flirtatious nature on set" " 'Lucy' propman recovering from Joan Crawford inflicted wire-hanger wounds" "Lucy Show soundstage flooded due to overflowing toilet; Blondell investigated" "Desperately Seeking Fred: Unemployed Vance begs Frawley to resurrect Fred & Ethel in new show" "Morton Developing TLS Spinoff for Himself; Gould approached to co-star" "Dick Martin's return for TLS finale cancelled due to audiences not remembering who his character was" "My Three Spinoffs: Ball to produce 3 new pilots for Garrett, Hart and Moore in apology for dumping them from her show" "Here's Lucy, Mother's-in-Law crossover cancelled; Carmel quits in protest" "Burton, Taylor episode to be reshot after cameraman accidentally loads camera with black & white film; everyone enraged at having to spend another week together" "Lost 7th Season Here's Lucy scripts discovered; all would have showcased Prohaska's gorilla act"
  21. Desiree Anzalone

    I'm not an avid follower of their personal lives, so I'm not really familiar with Julia's history. What exactly is her story?
  22. Desiree Anzalone

    "Looks just like her" is an exaggeration, but I can see her resemblance to young Lucille, especially in that last shot.
  23. That's occurred to me as well. I think The Lucy Show's more obscure status may be why it hasn't come up yet - it seems to be when shows hit streaming platforms that Wokeus Dei get ahold of them. It's largely the most accessible programs out there that are ripe for offense scrutiny. As long as TLS remains primarily available through DVD, we should be okay, since they seldom use "old" technology.
  24. The Kate Smith drama is ridiculous. People really need to understand the context of the era - it may be wrong today, but it wasn't so back then, and it's not fair to judge Smith by the social norms of the present. Few people back then would've batted an eye at those songs, and they certainly weren't the only examples of the type, so I guess we need to obliterate every item of entertainment created in the past in order to protect everyone's feelings? Luvs, you're right, it's probably only a matter of time before someone over at Buzzfeed or Bustle opens up a Lucy book, learns about the "red scare" incident and proceeds to blow it completely out of proportion. Sanders supporters will undoubtedly tear down the various Lucy statues in protest. Your comment reminded me of a joke headline I did a few years ago: Shoot if you must this old redhead! - Running out of confederate monuments to target, Antifa turns attention to Lucille Ball statues, in order to send a message to those who disavow communism. How long before it isn't a joke?
  25. I've often wondered about Denning's never appearing on one of Lucy's TV shows. He could've made a good love interest for Lucy Carmichael. Did he ever discuss his time working with Lucy in later years? Was he bitter about her not wanting him to reprise his role on the TV series?