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Mot Morenzi    1,569
On 20 May 2019 at 11:38 AM, Luvsbway said:

In the Netflix Laugh-In special, a quick shot of Desi in his guest shot saying, " Sorry Lucy, it's a living."

This was in relation to Lucy being competition to Laugh-In.

One of the reviews I read for that special referred to it playing opposite "CBS juggernaut The Lucy Show." That's how I'll think of TLS from now on - the juggernaut. 

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Brock    3,400

Miss Ball says Miss Clooney’s autobiography is a helluva book. There were never such devoted neighbours...

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Luvsbway    2,090
34 minutes ago, Brock said:

Miss Ball says Miss Clooney’s autobiography is a helluva book. There were never such devoted neighbours...

 

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That's very cool. What year did the book come out?

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Luvsbway    2,090

I think this may be the oldest reference to I Love Lucy I've heard.  1952 episode of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. Mistakenly Gracie thinks George is going to kill himself. Harry Morton asks Gracie " I don't know why George would kill himself. Did he see the I Love Lucy show?"

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Brock    3,400
33 minutes ago, Luvsbway said:

That's very cool. What year did the book come out?

This edition is 1979. First published in 77, it seems. 

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JoeySoCal    1,018

Frankly I've never been totally convinced that the "uh oh" lady was DeDe... could have been any old lady from back in the day since it's one of many laugh track "sounds" and "segments" that they dubbed onto the soundtrack over and over. :HALKING:

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Luvsbway    2,090
4 hours ago, JoeySoCal said:

Frankly I've never been totally convinced that the "uh oh" lady was DeDe... could have been any old lady from back in the day since it's one of many laugh track "sounds" and "segments" that they dubbed onto the soundtrack over and over. :HALKING:

I know both Lucy and Desi have said years later in interviews they could hear DeDe in the audience. But they never said anything about her being the uh-oh lady. So I'm not convinced either.

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JoeySoCal    1,018

I'm sure you did! And over the years, I've heard Miss Uh-Oh on various other sitcoms, some as part of the laugh track (a la "Lucy" as it it's recorded, not "live" every time) for many shows, most which weren;t even filmed before an audience! :HALKING:

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HarryCarter    1,079
On 6/22/2019 at 4:27 PM, Mot Morenzi said:

Not a sight but a sound - I just heard DeDe's "Uh-Oh" in the Woody Allen episode of Just Shoot Me.

I remember TV Guide “Jeered” Just Shoot Me for using a 50 year old laugh track. 

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Mot Morenzi    1,569
4 hours ago, HarryCarter said:

I remember TV Guide “Jeered” Just Shoot Me for using a 50 year old laugh track. 

Really? That's strange. I think it's great when a modern show pays homage to the past. 

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Brock    3,400

Home from Jamestown and watching something I recorded off TCM while away, the documentary Ava Gardner: The Gypsy of Hollywood, and Lucy and Gary just popped up in colour footage arriving at a Hollywood premiere. The doc tries to pass it off as the preme of There’s No Business like Showbusiness, but that’s obviously impossible. 

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Luvsbway    2,090
13 hours ago, Brock said:

Home from Jamestown and watching something I recorded off TCM while away, the documentary Ava Gardner: The Gypsy of Hollywood, and Lucy and Gary just popped up in colour footage arriving at a Hollywood premiere. The doc tries to pass it off as the preme of There’s No Business like Showbusiness, but that’s obviously impossible. 

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She looks so good and happy.

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Brock    3,400

In the season 27 episode of The Simpsons entitled “How Lisa Got Her Marge Back”, Marge, Lisa and Andrew Rannells go to a Brown Derby/Sardi’s inspired joint called The Penny Loafer. Guess who is on the wall! 

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Luvsbway    2,090
9 hours ago, Brock said:

In the season 27 episode of The Simpsons entitled “How Lisa Got Her Marge Back”, Marge, Lisa and Andrew Rannells go to a Brown Derby/Sardi’s inspired joint called The Penny Loafer. Guess who is on the wall! 

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That I think I caught before. I wonder if anyone has ever put together a list or at least a count of how many Lucy references ended up on the Simpsons. 

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Luvsbway    2,090

The final episode of Pose for this season had a quick Lucy mention. When talking about one of the currently dating couples they were referred to as Lucy and Ricky. 

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JoeySoCal    1,018
11 hours ago, Luvsbway said:

The final episode of Pose for this season had a quick Lucy mention. When talking about one of the currently dating couples they were referred to as Lucy and Ricky. 

I haven't watched this yet but I take it that's not a reference to Billy Porter's character?? :HALKING:

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Will    57

I read on google books Conversations with Legendary TV Stars by James Bawden and Ron Miller for the Lucy interview.  They pieced together conversation from several interviews.   It sounds like Lucy and has new tidbits I didn't know.  I don't like they quote Lucy saying she sold the studio in 1974.  Also, the author said Aaron Spelling blamed Lucy for LWL's failing since she wanted executive control which I never heard elsewhere

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Luvsbway    2,090
46 minutes ago, Will said:

I read on google books Conversations with Legendary TV Stars by James Bawden and Ron Miller for the Lucy interview.  They pieced together conversation from several interviews.   It sounds like Lucy and has new tidbits I didn't know.  I don't like they quote Lucy saying she sold the studio in 1974.  Also, the author said Aaron Spelling blamed Lucy for LWL's failing since she wanted executive control which I never heard elsewhere

Gary out ranked Lucy in control on LWL and was making more than she was. So much blame spread around on that katatrophy.

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Luvsbway    2,090

Watched the film The Bigamist, a 1953 film starring and directed by Ida Lupino. The 2 stars go on a bus tour of famous Hollywood homes. As they drive down Roxbury the driver points out Jimmy Stewart's house then Jack Benny's house and it shows both their actual homes. Given the year, Lucy had not moved in between yet. The scene reminded me so much of The Tour episode. 

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