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  1. GSN has brought back What's My Line? and I've Got A Secret for a brief two week run. Next week, Viv and Bill will both be guests on the show on different days. Bill's 1965 episode is on Tuesday, December 21. Viv's 1966 episode is on Thursday, December 23. I've Got A Secret airs on GSN at 3:30am.
  2. "That's What I Want for Janie" will be added back into this production. I'm assuming that the song "Wildcat" will not be, since it is not mentioned. My link Wildcat opened at the Alvin Theatre 50 years ago tonight!
  3. Bologna said Jackie was just phoning it in. He said he thinks Jackie Gleason was going through a rough time because he was no longer a major star at the moment and not yet a legend. Bologna said he thought that "Three for Two" was better than the first two specials that he and Renee wrote (one won an Emmy for them and they were nominated for the second it) and he was hurt that Jackie "ring-a-ding-ding'ed" (his words. lol) it.
  4. My copy arrived a little while ago and I just finished all the special features. MPI did a fantastic job, as usual! I'm so glad they included the Mary Tyler Moore "Let's Talk to Lucy." I really enjoyed Joseph Bologna's interview and thought it was very interested that he blamed Jackie Gleason for the final result of "Three For Two."
  5. It's from "Lucy, the Stunt Man," which was actually a fourth season episode.
  6. It was either on "Funny World of Lucy" or "A Tribute to Lucy." I do not remembr which DVD it was on. The show was a CBS special, but I do not know if it was actually produced by CBS. I would think it was since nearly all the people who appeared were CBS stars.
  7. Excerpts of Lucy and Buster's pantomime sketch appeared on those unauthorized "Lucy: A Tribute"/"Funny World of Lucy" tapes and DVDs that were released in the 1990s that featured Lucy footage in the public domain.
  8. I love this picture that's on eBay. Hazel Pierce, Gertrude Astor, Helen Dickinson, and Barbara Pepper. We'd like to have you meet a little bit of Heaven... the queen of all the flappers of 1927/52...'52! I'M AN ANGEL! My link
  9. I'm nearly positive they never met. Lucy was a big fan of Oprah's and watched her every day the last few years of her life. Oprah is a big Lucy fan too. Lucie has appeared on Oprah's show twice.
  10. I always thought if they were going to end up sharing tha top bunk, they should have just moved Jerry and Sherman back into their own beds and taken Lucy's bed. I guess they didn't want to wake up the children.
  11. That is the fourth season episode "Lucy, the Choirmaster."
  12. When Miss Bankhead is bored, Miss Bankhead will let you know! Great posts, Neil. I agree about "Lucy Meets Danny Kaye." Schiller and Weiskopf wrote four scripts that season. Two of them I think are great, "Lucy and the Great Bank Robbery" and "Lucy's Contact Lenses." "Lucy Meets Danny Kaye" I think is okay, I agree with your points about it. I know people love "Lucy, the Camp Cook," but that has always been one of my least favorites from the season. I love the hitchhiking scene, but I think it goes downhill from there. One of my favorite moments in the entire series is in Schiller and Weiskopf's "Lucy and the Great Bank Robbery." When Lucy runs out of the bank and cheerfully screams, "Hi, Mr. Mooney!" and he throws all his papers up in the air. It's such a small moment, but I think it's absolutely hilarious.
  13. Great post, Neil! "Lucy and Arthur Godfrey" is my favorite third season episode too. Everyone is in top form. At least Carole gets a couple of lines in this episode unlike the previous one, "Lucy and the Countess Lose Weight!" She only has one in "Lucy Goes to Vegas" too. I wonder if she has any in the unedited version of "Lucy and Phil Harris" because otherwise she's just an extra in that one. I don't think they say her character's name in "Lucy and Arthur Godfrey," but she's credited as "Mrs. Baldwin." Why didn't they just have her play her recurring role as Mrs. Valence again? Max Showalter reprises his role as Vinnie Myers, was his character transferred to the Danfield branch from Jamestown permanently? I didn't realize that the Ellizon/Jacobs writing partnership ended because Iz Ellison died. They wrote at least one season four episode. I believe "Lucy and Joan" was theirs. Gale does a cartwheel in: Ethel Merman and the Boy Scout Show Lucy and Arthur Godfrey Lucy and Pat Collins Lucy Gets Mooney Fired Lucy Sells Craig to Wayne Newton Lucy and Carol Burnett Lucy, the Coed Lucy's Lucky Day Are there any more?
  14. Carol has received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Recording for her audiobook.
  15. I was just watching "Lucy and the Monsters" and noticed for the first time that after Lucy and Viv are strapped down for their "operation" and before the scene fades out, a bespectacled gentleman's head is visible on the right side of the screen. He's visible around 20:32. Maybe there was more than one head of the house.
  16. I'm assuming there's an upscale section of Danfield where people like the ladies of the Danfield Art Society live. There's only one bank in the town. Lucy and Mooney accidently end up in the same place at the same time in the following fourth season episodes: "Lucy at Marineland" (The state of California! !) "Lucy and the Golden Greek" (Same restaurant) "Lucy, the Stunt Man" (Same movie set) "Lucy and the Return of Iron Man" (TWICE! The racetrack and movie set) "Lucy Saves Milton Berle" (Berle's press party) "Lucy Bags a Bargain" (department store - it is located across the street from the bank, so this isn't that implausable) "Lucy and the Soap Opera" (the house of the author of "Camden Cove") "Lucy Goes to a Hollywood Premiere" (TWICE! The same Beverly Hills street corner and the premiere) "Lucy and Bob Crane" (same restaurant) The only episodes I remember them accidently meeting after that season were "Lucy Goes to London" and "Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs." I really don't have any problem with the two running into each other so often (sometimes even more than once in a single episode!).
  17. "A holiday! The moon is full, the gin's in the bathtub, and all of my dearest friends are here... even the ones I haven't met yet!" It's today! (Actually it's tomorrow since everyone knows that 30 days hath September, April, June, and Nov... EGADS!") Wonderful picture!
  18. My favorite fourth season episodes: "Ginger Rogers Comes to Tea," "Kim Moves Out" (my top two Here's Lucy episodes), "Someone's On the Ski Lift with Dinah," "Lucy's Punctured Romance," "Lucy and Mannix Are Held Hostage," "Won't You Calm Down, Dan Dailey?," "With Viv As a Friend, Who Needs an Enemy?," and "Lucy's Replacement." (I didn't realize I listed so many!) I thoroughly enjoy every fifth season episode of Here's Lucy. There are a few weaker ones ("Lucy and Donny Osmond," "Lucy and the Group Encounter"), but not a single Gorboona type episode. There's not a bear or chimp to be seen that season. They no longer had Milt Josefsberg and outside writers contributing scripts, so I think there's a lot more consistency. The fourth season contains such episodes as "Lucy in the Jungle" and "Lucy's Lucky Day." There's nothing like that in season five.
  19. Great spotting Rick! She also says her badge number in the scene and I don't the the badge she wears matches what she says.
  20. I'm sure you would be able to order the book at your local bookstore. I will go into more detail about it when we get a little closer. I think (hope!) it will be a fun read for people and I hope everyone likes it. Don't count on any fancy introductions!
  21. I'm sure that's true since they were originally broadcast in black and white! That promo was terrific! Thanks for posting it!
  22. There is actually no relation. Alan later appears in the fifth season premiere "Lucy's Big Break." I wonder if he will do the introduction to that one too.
  23. I bought the Nicholas Yapp book a few weeks ago. It is filled with amazing, rare pictures. I would say I have not seen a majority of them. Unfortunately, there is very little text and what is there is riddled with errors that you wouldn't believe. The pictures are amazing, though! I've seen Elisabeth's book for sale. It seems to be a new layout for the old book. It also looks like they updated some things like more recent Lucy products and I saw a statement from Corie, the more recent Lucy-Desi Museum director. As for "Lucille Ball FAQ," it's actually co-authored by me. I cannot really say much more about it right now, but they may have over estimated with the 500 pages.
  24. Although I think the fifth season is the best season overall, most of my favorite episodes come from season four.
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