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  1. A very sweet little story recounted by an alumnus of Lucy's high school who was able to interview her at the Forever, Darling premiere: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/2020/05/24/d-c-reader-once-interviewed-lucille-ball-jamestown-ny/5226837002/
  2. It’s interesting that Ken pointed out Viv’s Rhoda appearance as an example, because her entrance in that episode has been stuck in my mind ever since I first saw it. She does get entrance applause in the episode, but it’s very brief and not especially warm, which surprised me. Now it makes sense that the audience had already seen her, so this second round was more subdued. That, or maybe the applause was edited in; I’d have to rewatch. Contrary to what he says, I remember MTM shows having a standard level of applause, at least for guest stars. Let’s not forget the ridiculous hoopla that would greet “Hi, I’m Larry...” every week. Frasier is the one show that always comes to mind for a “No Applause” rule. The only time I remember it happening was for Ted Danson’s guest appearance in the show’s second season.
  3. I don't know if this has been shared here before (heck, maybe I've even shared it), but tonight I remembered this very funny segment from This American Life that features a little talk about Lucy: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/45/media-fringe/act-four It's featured on some 20-year-old CD set of the show that was in our house for many years, and in the days before you could stream anything and everything online, I'd often pull it out for a few laughs.
  4. Lucky! I have no idea how it would happen, but I still would love to stumble across her in public some day. Heck, it's happened with a few of my favorite celebs, so I haven't given up hope. Unfortunately, I'm pretty far away from the West Coast, so the opportunity hasn't risen yet. If I make it to Hollywood soon, I'll have to do some Lucy-style celebrity hunting.
  5. These have been my pick for awhile. In terms of set design, the Connecticut house is really wonky, but it's still the nicest place the gang ever inhabited, save for maybe the Beverly Palms suites. "Raises Chickens" isn't the most outstanding episode (I watched it last month with some family), but "Tango" is so, so iconic, you'd think it would be an easy pick. I wonder why the colorization gang has stalled so long on doing a Connecticut episode of ILL or even a Comedy Hour.
  6. Interesting idea; if I had to choose out of this list (based on my DVD collection), it'd be "Safari", because you can't beat a good Gorboona, "Italian Bombshell", because I miss Kaye Ballard, and "Eddie Albert", because it's an episode I never get tired of.
  7. Actually, during the lunch-packing segment of the day, we're treated to lectures on social justice from various representatives of the organization. Always twenty-something college students who are a little too meek for the subjects they're covering. Can't fault them for being genuine, but jeez, take a page from Jane Fonda at start yelling once in awhile; we're not going to get offended. (I sound a bit like Omar Whittaker right now) A little of that Rose Nylund spunk would be great.
  8. I found myself as part of an assembly line yesterday, but rather than wrapping chocolates, I was packing lunches to deliver to underprivileged kids who would normally get food at school during the day. Even without a tyrannical forewoman, things were very hectic nonetheless. I quickly understood Lucy and Ethel's strife. And by the way, whose bright idea was it to call that place Kramer's Kandy Kitchen? I can only imagine that the gals' five pound boxes were blazoned with "KKK" emblems.
  9. Fabray intends to use new Desilu vehicle to write off her cosmetic surgeries as a business expense: No Nose Nanette will premiere this fall Just thought of that one last night after watching an interview with Ms. Fabray.
  10. The supreme Fred Willard has died. Even at 86, it comes as a surprise. Check out his recent appearance on I Think You Should Leave, where he plays a mustachioed, over-zealous funeral organist.
  11. G. Morton under fire for supplying Desilu employees with masks only 3/4 of the standard size in order to save money Pistols 'n' Petticoats star to headline new Life Alert ad campaign: "Help, I've been pummeled by a redhead and I don't want to get up!" Fox News pundit suggests that COVID-19 outbreak may just be a misdiagnosis of Gobloots Los Angeles secretary who formerly claimed to have infected Patti Andrews with Coronavirus now contends that it was "just a bite from a tsetse fly" White House press conferences revealed to contain canned reactions from reporters when anal-retentive sitcom fan points out Dede Ball "Uh-Oh" spliced in after President's gaffe Cuban Pete and Sally Sweet to reunite online for a "Chick-Chicky-ZOOM" benefit
  12. Maybe it's the poor quality of the video, but that number looks like it could be something out of an MGM musical during Ann's heyday. Late 50s/early 60s isn't really old, but it must've been nice for performers "of a certain age" to be in the spotlight again doing what they did best. Martin Short is a perfect modern casting idea; maybe someone like Donna Murphy for the female lead?
  13. Great idea! "Being despised..." would've been my go-to LWL option. My choices might be a little bit "normie" but I'll give it a shot. I Love Lucy Season 1: "Keep jigglin', Peggy! Keep jigglin'!" Season 2: "It came back?" Season 3: "It's a Moo-Moo!" Season 4: "He killed her and tried to hide her body under the couch!" Season 5: "Cheddar. Err- Chester!" Season 6: "Shoot if you must this old red head!" The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour "Season" 2: "We raise chickens." The Lucy Show Season 1: "You don't know 'The Long, Long, Trail'???" Season 2: "She means the one with Theda Barra." Season 3: "Stephen Foster" Season 4: "This is The Widow Carmichael." Season 5: "Let's preserve a wonderful American tradition!" Season 6: "Let's have lunch 'cause the salad's on me." Here's Lucy Season 1: "I put starch in his shorts." (Not sure if that's the exact quote, but you know what I mean) Season 2: "That is the WORST Lawrence Welk impression I've ever heard." Season 3: "Telegraph, telephone, and tell a woman." Season 4: "We may have come in on different ships, but we're in the same boat now!" Season 4 (alternate): "I'm glad she wasn't selling doorknobs!" Season 5: Sorry folks, I'm drawing a blank. Season 6: "Did anyone else have the beef hash?" Life With Lucy Season 1: "I was BORN over 21!"
  14. Lucie shared it on her Instagram last week. It reminds me of that viral video from a few years ago that paired a ton of old movie musical clips with Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk". I really, really hope that the success of a clip like that (albeit a small success in internet numbers) led a few people to learn more about Lucy's post-ILL career, as well as possibly introduce them to Ginger and Lucie.
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