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Mot Morenzi

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  1. The Irving jokes actually started back on The Lucy Show. One of Lucy's roommate applicants was Irving, as was one of the co-owners of Mary Jane's mink stole, and Jack Benny's gorilla was played by an Irving. I'd forgotten the pattern continued onto Here's Lucy. I suppose if Milt had been involved in Life With Lucy, Gale Gordon would've been playing Irving McGibbon!
  2. Ah. I suppose they had their reasons for waiting until the end to do it. A lot of Lucy parodies have a tendency to do that, I've noticed. Very interesting. Nice to see the recreations are in B&W, I'll admit. Lucie looks delightful!
  3. Shock, the Australian company that released I Love Lucy here back in 2016, has clearly expanded their licensing deal with CBS. On April 1st, they issued The Lucy Show, Life With Lucy and the colourised I Love Lucy set for the first time down under. Exciting news for all Australian Lucy fans who need an isolation diversion! (I must admit, the substantially larger package for The Lucy Show, though not as shelf-friendly as its U.S. counterpart, has me intrigued.) http://www.shock.com.au/index.php?file=c-products&type=cat&cnm=lucy&cid=169
  4. I don't drink much because my teeth/gums are sensitive to alcohol, but I am so giving this a try! Like you, the only time I saw this episode was when I first got the DVD. My memory is hazy, but I remember laughing out loud more times than I usually do with HL.
  5. Lucy & Carol Burnett (Part 1) This is a fun one. Though Carol Bradford was a more nuanced character, I like how Carol Tilford allowed Burnett to really show off her goofy side. I also appreciate how Lucy becomes more grounded whenever Carol's around, allowing Burnett to carry the bulk of the zany comedic moments while still earning laughs herself. It would've been too much if both of them were extremely scatterbrained at the same time. Lucy's mentor status really comes across onscreen, and the affection they have for one another is obvious, which lends a great sense of warmth to a series that badly needed it at this stage. I know it's futile to think too hard about the plots, especially at this point in the show, but man that airline was so unrealistic. No co-pilot, two trainees put on their first flight together without any supervision, a movie that was scheduled to start at the same time the plane landed? Yeeesh! Lucy & Viv Reminisce Three cheers for Hilda! It's a pity she didn't contribute more ideas, as she seemed to grasp the essence of the show better than her husband ever did. I'm not normally a fan of clip shows, but this is one of the greatest. It really plays like a "best of" highlights reel. Given how far the series had strayed from its roots, a reminder that this was still the same Lucy Carmichael from season one was very much necessary. It's unfortunate there couldn't have been a few lines between Lucy and Viv discussing how their children are doing. As memory serves, this is the first time we hear Viv's more nasal voice. I wonder what caused that to happen?
  6. Thanks for sharing! The one review currently available is absolutely glowing. Sounds like this is a real treasure trove of rarely discussed information.
  7. It's pretty obvious whenever Lucy's dubbed. I never thought anyone who sang for Lucy sounded remotely like her.
  8. There's a good idea! If you really want a mess, there's always orange tapioca pudding. The kids say it's candy good.
  9. Whip up some Jell-O Pudding & Pie Filling and get pourin'!
  10. I also remember feeling the ending was somewhat half-baked the first time I saw it. Lucy's anxious old lady was amusing, but you're right that the scene doesn't play as well as it should. My favorite part of the episode is the tearful Lucy/Harry reunion at the restaurant. I always enjoy the scenes where they got along instead of constantly fight. Freddie, your idea of making that the final scene would've been brilliant! And best of luck navigating your way through the quarantine! I think Lucy can help a lot of us through this time.
  11. I'm LOLing at the idea of Lucy autographing her X-Rays.
  12. All the "official" sources claim it was simply the show coming to its natural end, although that sounds very PR to me. The low ratings and possible disharmony must've played some role in the decision.
  13. I wonder if he'll be the other grape stomper. Apparently Megan Mullally is doing that scene.
  14. I love how that summary could be an in-universe newspaper headline for an article about Mame Dennis.
  15. Freddie commented a little while back that the Lucy tribute sounded like the show was running out of ideas. I'm looking forward to the episode but agree with that assessment. It'll be worth it just to see Lucie play Elvia Allman's part, but why spend one of your precious final episodes not wrapping up your own story?
  16. Though the creative team insists the show is coming to its natural end, rumours of a feud between Debra Messing and Megan Mullally seem to have some truth in them. Mullally did an interview a few months back where she spoke of an unnamed "bully" at work who had turned others against her. Take this with a grain of salt, obviously, but one tabloid suggested Megan regretted bringing the show back. I haven't watched any of this season, but it's widely reported Mullally has been largely isolated from the rest of the cast onscreen and even skipped two episodes - have either of those aired yet? I lost interest in the show middle of last season and haven't tuned back in since. With a few exceptions, I was finding the episodes more painful than funny. A rewatch of the original 8 seasons didn't help - I enjoyed them more when I was younger than I do now.
  17. That's a fantastic memory. I love the visual of little you bemoaning a rerun. This stirred a minor memory for me. I was watching some channel that was obviously airing a fisherman-themed marathon that day, and was most delighted when "Deep Sea Fishing" came on. This was before I had many videos, so still relied on broadcasts to watch most of them.
  18. That right there is exactly why I created this thread. So many real ones are so far off the mark, so why not come up with a few of our own?
  19. I completely agree. It's probably my favorite offscreen event in the whole series. The visual of Fred scoping out orange groves with a frustrated Ethel is just too funny.
  20. World's Greatest Grandma: A one-woman revival of Fiddler on the Roof fails to win any major awards. Lucy is Enciente: A knocked up city woman musters up the courage to confront her baby daddy. Lucy & the Loving Cup: A Manhattan trophy wife insults women in blue jeans and the Brooklyn police force. The Fashion Show: An NYC man contemplates raising oranges and tomatoes in Pomona. Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her: A paranoid housewife fears she's losing her closeted husband to a man named Theodore. Lucy Buys a Boat: A cowardly captain refuses to go down with the ship. Chris's New Year's Eve Party: Weird teenagers insist on adults chaperoning what could've been a fun night of boozy experimentation. Lucy & The Countess: Two broads get tanked at a wine tasting. Lucy at Marineland: A woman escapes her boring children and grumpy New York roommate by joining a porpoise act on the west coast.
  21. Comedy writer Earl Pomerantz has died at 75.
  22. Life With Lucy is getting an Australian DVD release on April 1st. https://www.dvdland.com.au/products/Life-With-Lucy-%2d-Complete-Collection.html?gclid=CjwKCAiAzJLzBRAZEiwAmZb0amV6I4l-yE9_bl9nAASKl0YCBCwbrU4Yqgzw2pjIV08Q3mFw2B5ZDRoCc4YQAvD_BwE
  23. Thanks, Neil. I needed that after this hellish week!
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