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  1. Lucy & Bob Hope Little Ricky Learns to Play the Drums Visitor From Italy Off to Florida Deep-Sea Fishing Desert Island The Ricardos Visit Cuba Little Ricky’s School Pageant Lucy & The Loving Cup Lucy & Superman The Christmas Show Little Ricky Gets A Dog Lucy Wants to Move to the Country Lucy Hates to Leave Lucy Misses the Mertzes Lucy Gets Chummy With the Neighbours Lucy Raises Chickens Lucy Does the Tango Ragtime Band Lucy’s Right in Town Housewarming Building a BBQ Country Club Dance Lucy Raises Tulips
  2. And $$$$$$. That helps too. Great that she's working so steadily. I saw her a few years ago as Tallulah in LOOPED. Great performer; even nicer person.
  3. A line in one of the COMEDY HOURS never fails to crack me up... it's in the courtroom scene of "Lucy Makes Room For Danny." The Ricardos and the Williams point out which kids belong to them, and then Ethel stands up and says, "We raise chickens." LOL!
  4. Difficult choice, but... The Great Train Robbery
  5. I'd seen clips of "Lucy Does A TV Commercial" and "Lucy's Italian Movie," but I think the first full episode I watched was "The Girls Want To Go To A Nightclub."
  6. Lucy Visits Grauman’s Lucy & John Wayne The Great Train Robbery Ricky’s European Booking Staten Island Ferry Lucy Meets the Queen Paris At Last Lucy Gets a Paris Gown Lucy in the Swiss Alps Lucy’s Italian Movie Return Home from Europe
  7. Lucy Visits Grauman’s Lucy & John Wayne The Great Train Robbery Ricky’s European Booking The Passports Staten Island Ferry Second Honeymoon Lucy Meets the Queen The Fox Hunt Lucy Goes to Scotland Paris At Last Lucy Gets a Paris Gown Lucy in the Swiss Alps Lucy’s Italian Movie Return Home from Europe
  8. Ethel’s Birthday Lucy Learns to Drive Ethel’s Hometown L.A. At Last The Fashion Show The Star Upstairs
  9. Ricky’s Movie Offer Ethel’s Birthday Getting Ready Lucy Learns to Drive First Stop Ethel’s Hometown L.A. At Last Lucy Gets In Pictures The Fashion Show The Star Upstairs
  10. The Business Manager Ricky’s Movie Offer Ethel’s Birthday Getting Ready Lucy Learns to Drive First Stop Tennessee Bound Ethel’s Hometown L.A. At Last Don Juan and the Starlets Lucy Gets In Pictures The Fashion Show The Star Upstairs Harpo Marx
  11. Ricky’s Life Story Baby Pictures Lucy Tells The Truth The Million Dollar idea The Charm School Sentimental Anniversary Ricky’s Hawaiian Vacation The Sublease
  12. Ricky’s Life Story The Girls Go Into Business Baby Pictures Lucy Tells The Truth Redecorating the Mertzes’ Apartment Changing the Boys’ Wardrobe Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined Ricky’s Old Girlfriend The Million Dollar idea The Charm School Sentimental Anniversary Ricky’s Hawaiian Vacation Lucy Writes a Novel The Sublease
  13. Ricky’s Life Story The Girls Go Into Business Lucy & Ethel Buy the Same Dress Equal Rights Baby Pictures Lucy Tells The Truth The French Revue Redecorating the Mertzes’ Apartment Too Many Crooks Changing the Boys’ Wardrobe Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined Ricky’s Old Girlfriend The Million Dollar idea The Charm School Sentimental Anniversary Fan Magazine Ricky Loses His Temper Home Movies Bonus Bucks Ricky’s Hawaiian Vacation Lucy Is Envious Lucy Writes a Novel The Diner Tennessee Ernie Visits Tennessee Ernie Hangs On The Golf Game The Sublease
  14. Finished Season Four. So far, this is the year with the most fluctuation in quality between episodes. With the possible exception of the final season, this year has more guest stars than any other. Also, while my opinion of Lucie and her performance vastly improved during my viewing of the first three seasons, this year she grates a little -- and I think that's because there's SO much of her (compared to Seasons Two and Three). And if the script is inferior, well...forget about it. Lucy has some great moments throughout the season, and the Lucy/Harry dynamic is obviously played with more honesty and affection. (Thanks Bob and Madelyn!) There are some greats -- "Lucy And Harry's Italian Bombshell," "Lucy And Mannix Are Held Hostage," and "Lucy's Punctured Romance" -- but there are some horrendously unfunny shows too -- "Lucy In The Jungle," "Lucy's Lucky Day," and "Lucy Sublets The Office." These major blunders keep Season Four far away from being my favorite year. What do you all think of Season Four?
  15. Just watched "With Viv As A Friend, Who Needs An Enemy?" and still can't appreciate it. I adore Vivian, but the reason for their conflict -- Viv taking the newly opened job as Harry's secretary -- is illogical and unmotivated. Not buying that Viv would do that. This plot point sort of ruins the whole episode for me, even though there are a few great lines and some really nice Lucy/Harry moments. (Many cite Season Five as the year their relationship warmed, but having watched the first four seasons straight through, I think it started with Bob and Madelyn's return at the start of Season Four.) Also, I really don't like the ending where Lucy pretends to be decrepit. Though we learn right beforehand that Vivian wants to leave the job, am I supposed to believe Lucy and Harry really think Viv will believe their scheme? The silliness is at odds with an otherwise realistic story about Lucy and Harry's dependance and fondness for one another. It's indicative of the series eternal conflict: logic vs. illogic, and I've never understood why many found it so favorable.
  16. The Operetta No Children Allowed Never Do Business With Friends These three are brilliant. So hard to choose!
  17. Still marathoning... nearing the end of Season Three, which I have cited in the past as my least favorite season... First off, Lucie is 10x better than I remembered; Desi is not as good. Gale is better, however. I used to love Season One, but I think it's just because it has several of the series' best -- "Lucy Visits Jack Benny," "Lucy, The Matchmaker," "Lucy, The Fixer", "A Date For Lucy," "Lucy, The Shopping Expert" ... I used to not like Season Two, but aside from the single cam episodes (and a few blunders) I really like the year as a collective whole -- especially "Lucy And Harry's Tonsils," "Lucy's Burglar Alarm," "Lucy At The Drive-In Movie," "Lucy And The Used Car Dealer," "Lucy Protects Her Job," "Lucy And Wally Cox," "Lucy And Carol Burnett" ... I'm very conflicted about Season Three. There are a few awful episodes, but there really aren't as many bad episodes as I thought. And the ones that ARE really bad, are also kind of hysterical -- "Lucy And Ma Parker." I'm watching "Lucy's House Guest, Harry" now, and this, like the past few, have just seemed really blah -- and that's the biggest problem with this season, I think. What do you all think of the third season?
  18. Job Switching The Anniversary Present The Handcuffs The Operetta Vacation from Marriage The Courtroom Redecorating Lucy Hires an English Tutor Sales Resistance The Club Election The Black Eye Lucy Changes Her Mind No Children Allowed Lucy Hires a Maid Lucy’s Last Birthday The Ricardos Change Apartments Lucy Wants New Furniture Never Do Business With Friends
  19. 19-The Ballet 24-The Gossip 29-The Freezer 32-Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio 33-Lucy's Schedule 35-Ricky Asks for a Raise
  20. 18-Breaking the Lease 19-The Ballet 22-Fred and Ethel Fight 23-The Mustache 24-The Gossip 25-Pioneer Women 26-The Marriage License 28-Cuban Pals 29-The Freezer 30-Lucy Does a TV Commercial 32-Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio 33-Lucy's Schedule 34-Getting Bald 35-Ricky Asks for a Raise
  21. 1-The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub 2-Be a Pal 3-The Diet 5-The Quiz Show 7-The Seance 8-Men Are Messy 9-The Fur Coat 10-Jealous of Girl Dancer 13-The Benefit 16-Lucy Fakes Illness 17-Lucy Writes a Play 18-Breaking the Lease 19-The Ballet 22-Fred and Ethel Fight 23-The Mustache 24-The Gossip 25-Pioneer Women 26-The Marriage License 27-The Kleptomaniac 28-Cuban Pals 29-The Freezer 30-Lucy Does a TV Commercial 31-Publicity Agent 32-Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio 33-Lucy's Schedule 34-Getting Bald 35-Ricky Asks for a Raise
  22. Must be something in the water this week! More here: wp.me/p3EnbA-Rt
  23. Yes, each season has their standout installments. And I actually think the final two years are better than Seasons Eight and Nine, but my opinions may change when I view them all again chronologically...
  24. I like that the sentimental moment comes at the beginning of this episode instead at the end of the prior one. Like life, we have our sad moments and we go on. (I've always thought sitcom episodes should end with laughs rather than tears.) I agree Lucy and Desi seem more natural and relaxed here. I also like seeing the Mertzes interact on their lonesome. It's really a quiet episode -- very well written, as you said. But, I don't know, it seems more functional than anything else. It's the episode where Lucy and Ricky first move into their new house, and the writers cement in the fact that the Mertzes aren't leaving the series -- even if they're still in the city (for now). It's an I Love Lucy, so there are some golden moments, but of the 13 Connecticut episodes, I think the majority of them have bigger and more frequent laughs than this one. I'll have to watch it again soon though...
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