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Everything posted by RodMcK1

  1. According to his profile, he hasn’t visited this site for a month. I hope it’s just a break and he’s not leaving us or worse.
  2. I recently watched a few first season episodes that I had not watched in a long time including "Lucy and the Ex Con" and "Lucy Goes on Strike." Now I remember why I have passed over these so many times. They are not ridiculously bad like "Lucy's Safari" or "Lucy and the Gold Rush," but they have very few good moments. I believe "Strike" was the only script from Mel Diamond and Al Schwartz. I suppose it was another one of those cheap, uninspired "off the market" scripts used
  3. No holiday-themed banner this year. Very impish.
  4. I’m surprised “Hogan’s Heroes” is popular enough to merit two prime-time episodes five nights a week for what seems like ages. I watched as a kid, but I can’t stand it now. Same with “Gomer.”
  5. As “The Best of The Carol Burnett Show: Season 2,” you can see Lucy’s 1970 appearance on Amazon. She’s in the cold open musical number, a sketch in which she and Carol are stage mothers competing to get their daughters an audition, and a parody of “Some Like it Hot.”
  6. I watched a handful of fourth season episodes yesterday including a favorite, "Kim Moves Out." I wanted to watch "Lucy's Replacement," but it's among the batch of episodes that no longer "free" on Amazon Prime. These episodes appear to be viewable for an additional fee. The fee episodes appear to be randomly selected.
  7. I recently watched this one as well. I wonder if Lucy's "Mame" costar Robert Preston was ever considered for Albert's part. During the ladies' discussion at the office, it is mentioned Albert had appeared in "The Music Man," for which Preston was well known.
  8. In some respects, "Lucy Moves to NBC" is a retread of this special. We have producer Lucille Ball and Gale seeking out a "star" for a television program and then see the show within the show.
  9. This thread makes me realize that it was a shame that "Here's Lucy" did not have staff writers. For example, the character of "Craig" disappeared with even less explanatory dialogue than "Viv's" absence on "The Lucy Show." "Craig's" departure could have been an interesting story arc. Also the cheapness bothers me. "The Brady Bunch," which was far less popular than "Here's Lucy" during their network runs, could afford to shoot in Hawaii. But "Here's Lucy" went cheap and cancelled its plans to have part three of "Lucy Goes Hawaiian" shot on location even though CBS has production facilities for "Hawaii Five-0."
  10. This I agree with. I hate "Saves", but love "Meets." I think any bottom 10 must include "Lucy, the Rain Goddess."
  11. Marlene Dietrich was at Bill Frawley's funeral?
  12. I think you mean "Lucy, the Helpful Mother." "Lucy, the American Mother" is the one in which Lucy is the subject of a documentary Craig is filming.
  13. "Lucy and Miss Shelly Winters," which plays like a leftover script from the later days of "The Lucy Show."
  14. Fetv (channel 323 on direct tv) is airing hour long version of TCBS tonight. I don’t know if this will be a regular thing.
  15. Actually, it's a candid shot taken on Lucy's honeymoon night when she saw Gary completely au naturel for the first time.
  16. I just re-watched "Part-Time Wife" and "Ma Barker" on Amazon. I stand by my opinion that "Part-Time Wife" is preposterous but funny. Yes, a stronger actress as "Gertie" would have improved the episode. As for "Ma Barker," there are a few chuckles in the middle when the "children" visit at the Carter abode. However, this episode remains a stinker, especially the last act. Pew. Lucy going undercover for the police was employed previously ("Lucy, the Gun Moll") and subsequently ("Dirty Gertie") to much better effect.
  17. The edited versions of the "lost" episodes of "TCBS" (playing on MeTV) as well as the previously syndicated "Carol Burnett and Friends" shows are on Amazon now. I've watched many "Family" sketches, skipping much other material as it does not hold up nearly as well.
  18. "Lucy, the Part-time Wife" is preposterous but funny. "Lucy, the Laundress" is culturally insensitive, but funny. Their best script for Lucy was the "Secretary Beautiful" second-season episode with Carol Burnett.
  19. "Lucy Finally Cuts Guess Who's G-String." Lucy learns that Kim has been secretly working as an exotic dancer to offset her increased living expenses since moving into Uncle Herb's building. Planning to stop Kim, Lucy and Harry go undercover into the seedy club run by Dirty Jack. But upon seeing Harry, Dirty Jack instantly says "Hiya, Harry. You going to make it rain again tonight?"
  20. What, no special appearance by Potsie? But seriously, I have enjoyed Purl in her recurring role as Pam's mother while recently streaming "The Office" on Netflix .
  21. Evidence of why the sitcom was declared dead before "Cosby" and "The Golden Girls." What a pile of drek. Some of those credits seem like parodies of the early 80s. This is also evidence that "Life With Lucy" was judged too harshly.
  22. Over the past weekend (on Amazon), I watched "County Club Dance," "Housewarming," and "Building a Bar-B-Que." It really made me wish we'd had gotten a seventh season of half-hour shows. I so enjoy the Lucy/Ethel/Betty dynamic. The Connecticut move certainly could have provided another season's worth of plots.
  23. I was undecided on buying these releases, but if they’re edited, syndication versions, it’s a “no” for me.
  24. That "Scary Lucy" statue should have been melted. That "artist" sure had some cojones to present the work as an image of Lucille Ball. Whoever paid should have rejected it and said "sue me."
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