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rickylu    42

I had a bad cold over the weekend and decided to have a "Lucy" binge that included episodes from the first 3 seasons of HL. One thing I noticed is that all but 2 or 3 episodes I watched (and are some of my favorites) did not feature any guest stars. HL had it's share of good guest stars, musical numbers, etc... However I think it shines the most when it functions as a domestic situation comedy.

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Mot Morenzi    1,555
9 hours ago, rickylu said:

I had a bad cold over the weekend and decided to have a "Lucy" binge that included episodes from the first 3 seasons of HL. One thing I noticed is that all but 2 or 3 episodes I watched (and are some of my favorites) did not feature any guest stars. HL had it's share of good guest stars, musical numbers, etc... However I think it shines the most when it functions as a domestic situation comedy.

I agree, I'm partial to the family-only episodes as well. Those work better than most of the guest-star bonanzas, in my opinion. 

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Harrison    107
On ‎9‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 4:04 PM, rickylu said:

I had a bad cold over the weekend and decided to have a "Lucy" binge that included episodes from the first 3 seasons of HL. One thing I noticed is that all but 2 or 3 episodes I watched (and are some of my favorites) did not feature any guest stars. HL had it's share of good guest stars, musical numbers, etc... However I think it shines the most when it functions as a domestic situation comedy.

I would have to agree. The Lucy Show work best that way too during those first three seasons which many consider the best of THAT series. In my opinion, Here's Lucy just continued what started in those later years of The Lucy Show which was an emphasis on "Lucy and the star of the week" or "Lucy (and company) doing a show-within-a-show consisting of musical numbers". It's no wonder why many consider Here's Lucy to be the weakest of the three long-running Lucy sitcoms.

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Harrison    107

50 years!? Almost now 51! But anyways, WOW, how time just flies! I remember first being introduced to this wonderful series back in 1998 when PAX-TV started carrying it. Every weekday at noon (then 12:30 beginning sometime in November) I would have my "Lunch with Lucy" as my VRC recorded it. It was all brand new to me and so exciting to see a "new" Lucy in a different setting with her very own kids! I remember looking at the Here's Lucy episode guide and trying to match the episode that was just aired with the correct episode title. Sometimes it was hard. Other times it was obviously easy. It became like a game. And I ended up making my own episode title with each "new" episode that was aired. I still have my homemade episode guide somewhere. Anyways, what wonderful memories that were made that year. Too bad the series had such a short run on that network though. Oh well, at least, almost entire series got aired (minus a few episodes).

Cheers to the big 5-0!!!

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Harrison    107

^^^ Just found my home-made PAX-TV episode guide (from years back) about hour ago. Just finished typing it up. Going to post it here. Some of the episode titles I would definitely change. It's interesting none-the-less, I think. Enjoy! Here it is:

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My PAX-TV “Here’s Lucy” Episode Guide

 

Volume 1 (Tape 1)

1.    “ The Great Airport Chase” Episode

2.    “ The Jewish” Episode

3.     “The Two Look-a-Likes” Episode

4.    “The Wayne Newton” Episode

5.    “The Shopping” Episode

6.    “The Shelley Winters” Episode

7.    “The Farm” Episode

8.    “The Palm Springs Trip” Episode

9.    “The Drive-In at the Movies” Episode

10.    “The Driving Test” Episode

11.    “The Spying” Episode

12.    “At the Bar” Episode

13.    “The Riot” Episode

14.    “The Protectfull Mother” Episode

 

Volume 2 (Tape 2)

N/A    “Lucy and Eva Gabor” (episode #5) (Not Listed: ???)

N/A    “Lucy and Eva Are Hospital Roomies” (episode #97) (Not Listed: ???)

15.     “The Jungle” Episode

16.     “The Safari at Home” Episode

17.     “The Matchmaker” Episode

18.     “The Tijuania Trip” Episode

N/A    “A Date For Lucy” (episode #18) (Not Listed: The SMPTE Calibration Screen [or “Test screen”] came on throughout the episode)

N/A    “Lucy and Her Prince Charming" (episode #111) (Not Listed: The SMPTE Calibration Screen [or “Test screen”] came on throughout the episode)

19.     “The Ranch” Episode

20.     “The Peacemaker” Episode

21.     “The Sammy Davis, Jr.” Episode

22.     “The Buddy Rich” Episode

23.     “The Laundry” Episode

24.     “The Cement Worker” Episode

 

Volume 3 (Tape 3)

25.     “Harry’s Tonsils” Episode

26.     “The Burglar Alarm” Episode

27.     “The Car Dealer” Episode

28.     “The Broken Appliances” Episode

29.     “The Andrew Sisters” Episode

30.     “Harry’s High School” Episode

31.     “The Temper Test” Episode

32.     “The Switching Places” Episode

33.     “The Lunchin’ with Johnny Carson” Episode

34.     “The Jack Benny” Episode

35.     “The Mysterious Neighbors” Episode

36.     “The Dirtie Gertie” Episode

37.     “The Dog" Episode

38.     “The Dog Act” Episode

 

Volume 4 (Tape 4)

N/A   “Lucy Loses Her Cool” (episode #50) (Not Listed: ???)

N/A   “Lucy, Part-Time Wife” (episode #67) (Not Listed: ???)

39.     “The Skydiver” Episode

40.     “The Candid Camera” Episode

41.     “The Man Who Was a Coward” Episode

42.     “The Rudy Valley” Episode

43.     “The Eloping” Episode

44.     “The Wedding” Episode

45.     “The Aladdin’s Lamp” episode

46.     “The Raffle” Episode

47.     “Harry’s Eyes” Episode

48.     “The Doctor’s Advice” Episode

49.     “The Lonely Person in the Hospital” Episode

50.     “Harry, Male Nurse” Episode

 

Volume 5 (Tape 5)

51.     “The Office” Episode

52.     “The Accused, Innocent Wheelchair Driver” Episode

53.     “The Mannix” Episode

54.     “How To Get a Raise” Episode

55.     “The Astronaunt” Episode

56.     “The Nun” Episode

57.     “The Dinah” Episode

58.     “The Flip Wilson” Episode

59.     “The Celebrity-man” Episode

60.     “The Antique Painting” Episode

61.     “The Monkey” Episode

62.     “Ginger Roger’s Purse” Episode

63.     “The Dan Dailey” Episode

64.     “The Scared Harry” Episode

65.     “Trading Homes” Episode

66.     “The Chinese Curse” Episode

67.     “Kim Moves Out” Episode

68.     “The Office For One Day” Episode

69.     “The Little Old Lady” Episode

 

Volume 6 (Tape 6)

70.     “The New Secretary, the Machine” Episode

71.     “Lucy’s Replacement, Vivian” Episode

72.     “Lucy’s Prince Charming” Episode

73.     “The Kim” Episode

74.     “The Football” Episode

75.     “The Singing Star” Episode

76.     “The Soap Opera” Episode

77.     “The Group Encounter” Episode

78.     “The Donny Osmond” Episode

79.     “The Diet” Episode

80.     “The Burtons” Episode

81.     “Lucy and Carol Burnett” Episode

82.     “The Impersonater” Episode

83.     “The Pickle” Episode

84.     “The Twimby” Episode

 

Volume 7 (Tape 7)

85.     “The Review Act” Episode

86.     “Lucy’s Blind Date” Episode

87.     “The Ice Cream” Episode

88.     “The Mistaken Professor” Episode

89.     “The Clay-Making” Episode

90.     “The Memories” Episode

91.     “The Cops and Robbers” Episode

92.     “The Wealthy Widow” Episode

93.     “The Art Painting” Episode

94.     “The Tenant” Episode

95.     “The Eddie Albert” Episode

96.     “The Andy Griffith” Episode

97.     “The Jury” Episode

98.     “The Drinking Problem” Episode

99.     “The Frankie Avalon” Episode

 

Volume 8 (Tape 8)

100.     “The Gold-Panning” Episode

101.     “The Native Bird” Episode

102.     “The Chuck Conners” Episode

103.     “The New Boss” Episode

104.     “The Nurse” Episode

105.     “The Milton Berle” Episode

106.     “Mary Jane’s Boyfriend” Episode

107.     “The Lucille Ball” Episode

108.     “The Phil Harris” Episode

109.     “The Bugging Mother” Episode

110.     “Lucy’s Birthday” Episode

111.     “Kim’s Job” Episode

112.     “The Process Server” Episode

113.     “The Gold-Hunting” Episode

 

Volume 9 (Tape 9 / Another Tape)

114.     “Lucy, the Fixer” (episode #15) 

     “Lucy Goes on Strike” (episode #16) (half-taped) (special note: last PAX-TV airing, circa January 1999)

--- Rest of this tape is blank (planned on recording more but PAX-TV pulled the plug with no notice) ---

 

Extra Here’s Lucy (aka Volume 1a)

115.      “Mod, Mod Lucy” (episode #1) [special note: first recorded PAX-TV episode]

     “Lucy’s Birthday” (episode #2) [special note: second recorded PAX-TV episode]

 

I Love Lucy and Here’s Lucy

Bewitched: “Man’s Best Friend” (half-taped) (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy Nick at Nite Promo: “I Love Lucy Poetry in Motion” (one of their first original promos, I believe)

I Love Lucy: “The Séance” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “Drafted” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “The Fur Coat” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “The Amateur Hour” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “Lucy Plays Cupid” (half-taped) (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “The Ricardos Visit Cuba” (half-taped/accidentally taped over) (N@N Recording)

116. Here’s Lucy: “Lucy and Carol Burnett” (episode #21) – 1st season episode (PAX-TV Recording)

117. Here’s Lucy: “Lucy and Carol Burnett” (episode #48) – 2nd season episode (PAX-TV Recording)

I Love Lucy: “Lucy Goes To Monte Carlo” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “Country Club Dance” (N@N Recording)

 

Volume 2 (Tape 2)

118.   “Lucy and Eva Gabor” (episode #5) (Not Listed: ???)

119.   “Lucy and Eva Are Hospital Roomies” (episode #97) (Not Listed: ???)

120.   “A Date For Lucy” (episode #18) (Not Listed: The SMPTE Calibration Screen [or “Test screen”] came on throughout the episode)

121.   “Lucy and Her Prince Charming" (episode #111) (Not Listed: The SMPTE Calibration Screen [or “Test screen”] came on throughout the episode)

 

Volume 4 (Tape 4)

122.   “Lucy Loses Her Cool” (episode #50) (Not Listed: ???)

123.   “Lucy, Part-Time Wife” (episode #67) (Not Listed: ???)

 

 

 

More Volumes (Tapes) Possibly To Be Listed

*Taped More episodes but left unlisted in my original list. 

 

 

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Hopefully by this list alone, you can see that when Here's Lucy was first being aired that PAX-TV was going out of order and even sometimes pairing up episodes under a theme. However, that changed later in the network's run as they actually started to air the series in the correct episode order. Also, please note that I was unable to record ALL the episodes in network's run of the series due to a thing called life. lol. But I recorded a majority of them as you can see. Anyways, I've always wondered why they aired the series out of the order in the beginning. It was so confusing to me being a first-time viewer of the series at the time.

 

 

 

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Luvsbway    2,076

I didn't get PAX but my friend did at her college and I made her tape as many as she could. I got a fair amount.

I do recall that they did not air the OJ one. 

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Harrison    107
3 hours ago, JoeySoCal said:

Love some of your titles, like say "The Kim" episode :HALKING:

 

Thanks. Some of the them are just blah but I was just trying to identify them with the little time I had. But here's the official episode listings ...

 

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My PAX-TV “Here’s Lucy” Episode Guide – with the official episode titles

 

Volume 1 (Tape 1)

1.    “ Lucy and the Great Airport Chase” (episode #11)

2.    “ Lucy’s Impossible Mission” (episode #8)

3.     “Guess Who Owes Lucy $23.50?” (episode #12)

4.    “Lucy Sells Craig To Wayne Newton” (episode #13)

5.    “Lucy, the Shopping Expert” (episode #20)

6.    “Lucy and Miss Shelley Winters (episode #9)

7.    “Lucy and Tennesse Ernie’s Fun Farm” (episode #23)

8.    “Lucy Visits Jack Benny” (episode #6)

9.    “Lucy at the Drive-In Movie” (episode #31)

10.    “Lucy Helps Craig Get His Driver’s License” (episode #24)

11.    “Lucy Gets Her Man” (episode #19)

12.    “Lucy and the Ex-Con” (episode #17)

13.    “Lucy Goes on Strike” (episode #16)

14.    “Lucy, the Conclusion Jumper” (episode #4)

 

Volume 2 (Tape 2)

N/A   “Lucy and Eva Gabor” (episode #5) (Not Listed: ???)

N/A   “Lucy and Eva Are Hospital Roomies” (episode #97) (Not Listed: ???)

15.     “Lucy’s Safari” (episode #22)

16.     “Lucy, the Helpful Mother” (episode #39)

17.     “Lucy, the Matchmaker” (episode #14)

18.     “Lucy and  Viv Visit Tijuana” (episode #44)

N/A    “A Date For Lucy” (episode #18) (Not Listed: The SMPTE Calibration Screen [or “Test screen”] came on throughout the episode)

N/A    “Lucy and Her Prince Charming” (episode #111) (Not Listed: The SMPTE Calibration Screen [or “Test screen”] came on throughout the episode)

19.     “Lucy and Wayne Newton” (episode #41)

20.     “Lucy, the Peacemaker” (episode #122)

21.     “Lucy and Sammy Davis, Jr.” (episode #53)

22.     “Lucy and the Drum Contest” (episode #57)

23.     “Lucy, the Laundress” (episode #38)

24.     “Lucy, the Cement Worker” (episode #34)

 

Volume 3 (Tape 3)

25.     “Lucy and Harry Tonsil’s” (episode #29)

26.     “Lucy’s Burglar Alarm” (episode #30)

27.     “Lucy and the Used Car Dealer (episode #33)

28.     “Lucy, the Crusader” (episode #51)

29.     “Lucy and the Andrew Sisters” (episode #32)

30.     “Lucy, the Coed” (episode #65)

31.     “Lucy Protects Her Job” (episode #40)

32.     “Lucy Takes Over” (episode #47)

33.     “Lucy and Johnny Carson” (episode #35)

34.     “Lucy and Jack Benny’s Biography” (episode #55)

35.     “Lucy and Ma Parker” (episode #56)

36.     “Dirtie Gertie” (episode #108)

37.     “Lucy and the Bogie Affair” (episode #37)

38.     “The Bow-Wow Boutique” (episode #125)

 

Volume 4 (Tape 4)

N/A   “Lucy Loses Her Cool” (episode #50) (Not Listed: ???)

N/A   “Lucy, Part-Time Wife” (episode #67 (Not Listed: ???)

39.     “Lucy, the Skydiver” (episode #52)

40.     “Lucy, the American Mother” (episode #62)

41.     “Lucy and Wally Cox” (episode #46)

42.     “Lucy and Rudy Vallee” (episode #68)

43.     “Lucy Stops a Marriage” (episode #59)

44.     “Lucy’s Wedding Party” (episode #63)

45.     “Lucy and Aladdin’s Lamp” (episode #66)

46.     “Lucy and the Raffle” (episode #72)

47.     “Lucy and the 20-20 Vision” (episode #64)

48.     “Lucy’s Vacation” (episode #69)

49.     “Lucy’ Big Break” (episode #98)

50.     “Harrison Carter, Male Nurse” (episode #99)

 

Volume 5 (Tape 5)

51.     “A Home Is Not an Office” (episode #100)

52.     “The Case of the Reckless Wheelchair Driver” (episode #104)

53.     “Lucy and Mannix are Held Hostage” (episode #73)

54.     “Lucy Makes a Few Extra Dollars” (episode #76)

55.     “Lucy and the Astronauts” (episode #77)

56.     “Lucy and Her All-Nun Band”  (episode #78)

57.     “Someone’s On the Ski Lift with Dinah” (episode #79)

58.     “Lucy and Flip Go Legit” (episode #81)

59.     “Lucy and the Celebrities” (episode #82)

60.     “Lucy Cuts Vincent’s Price” (episode #49)

61.     “Lucy’s Lucky Day” (episode #83)

62.     “Ginger Rogers Comes to Tea” (episode #84)

63.     “Won’t You Calm Down, Dan Dailey? (episode #85)

64.     “Lucy’s Bonus Bounces” (episode #86)

65.     “Lucy in the Jungle” (episode #88)

66.     “Lucy and the Chinese Curse” (episode #89)

67.     “Kim Moves Out” (episode #90)

68.     “Lucy Sublets the Office” (episode #91)

69.     “Lucy and the Little Old Lady” (episode #92)

 

Volume 6 (Tape 6)

70.     “Lucy’s Replacement” (episode #93)

71.     “With Viv as a Friend, Who Needs an Enemy?” (episode #94)

72.     “Lucy’s Punctured Romance” (episode #95)

73.     “Kim Finally Cuts You-Know-Who’s Apron Springs” (episode #96)

74.     “Lucy and Joe Namath” (episode #101)

75.     “Lucy and Petula Clark” (episode #102)

76.     “Lucy, the Other Woman” Episode (episode #103)

77.     “Lucy and the Group Encounter” (episode #105)

78.     “Lucy and Donny Osmond” (episode #106)

79.     “Goodbye, Mrs. Hips” (episode #107)

80.     “Lucy Meets the Burtons” (episode #58)

81.     “Lucy and Carol Burnett” (episode #71)

82.     “Lucy and Jim Bailey” (episode #110)

83.     “Lucy Is Really in a Pickle” (episode #112)

84.     “Lucy and Her Genuine Twimby” (episode #113)

 

Volume 7 (Tape 7)

85.     “My Fair Buzzi” (episode #114)

86.     “Lucy Goes on Her Last Blind Date” (episode #116)

87.     “Lucy and the Franchise Fiasco” (episode #117)

88.     “Lucy and the Professor” (episode #118)

89.     “Lucy and Harry’s Pot” (episode #119)

90.     “Lucy and Harry’s Memoirs” (episode #120)

91.     “Lucy Plays Cops and Robbers” (episode #121)

92.     “Lucy, the Wealthy Widow” (episode #124)

93.     “Lucy and Danny Thomas” (episode #126)

94.     “Lucy’s Tenant” (episode #127)

95.     “Lucy Gives Eddie Albert the Old Song and Dance” (episode #128)

96.     “Lucy and Andy Griffith” (episode #129)

97.     “Lucy and the Joan Do Jury Duty” (episode #130)

98.     “Tipsy Through the Tulips” (episode #131)

99.     “The Carters Meet Frankie Avalon” (episode #132)

 

Volume 8 (Tape 8)

100.     “Harry Catches Gold Fever” (episode #133)

101.     “Lucy Is a Bird Sitter” (episode #134)

102.     “Lucy and Chuck Conners Have a Surprise Slumber Party” (episode #135)

103.     “Meanwhile, Back At the Office” (episode #136)

104.     “Lucy Is N.G. as an R.N.” (episode #137)

105.     “Milton Berle is the Life of the Party” (episode #139)

106.     “Mary Jane’s Boyfriend” (episode #140)

107.     “Lucy Carter Meets Lucille Ball” (episode #141)

108.     “Lucy and Phil Harris Strike Up the Band” (episode #142)

109.     “Where Is My Wandering Mother Tonight?” (episode #143)

110.     “Lucy’s Birthday” (episode #2)

111.     “Lucy’s Working Daughter” (episode #3)

112.     “Lucy, the Process Server” (episode #7)

113.     “Lucy and the Gold Rush” (episode #10)  

 

Volume 9 (Tape 9 / Another Tape)

114.     “Lucy, the Fixer” (episode #15) 

     “Lucy Goes on Strike” (episode #16)  (half-taped) (special note: last PAX-TV airing, circa January 1999)

--- Rest of this tape is blank (planned on recording more but PAX-TV pulled the plug with no notice) ---

 

Extra Here’s Lucy (aka Volume 1a)

115.      “Mod, Mod Lucy” (episode #1) [special note: first recorded PAX-TV episode]

     “Lucy’s Birthday” (episode #2) [special note: second recorded PAX-TV episode]

 

I Love Lucy and Here’s Lucy

Bewitched: “Man’s Best Friend” (half-taped) (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy Nick at Nite Promo: “I Love Lucy Poetry in Motion” (one of their first original promos, I believe)

I Love Lucy: “The Séance” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “Drafted” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “The Fur Coat” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “The Amateur Hour” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “Lucy Plays Cupid” (half-taped) (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “The Ricardos Visit Cuba” (half-taped/accidentally taped over) (N@N Recording)

116. Here’s Lucy: “Lucy and Carol Burnett” (episode #21) – 1st season episode (PAX-TV Recording)

117. Here’s Lucy: “Lucy and Carol Burnett” (episode #48) – 2nd season episode (PAX-TV Recording)

I Love Lucy: “Lucy Goes To Monte Carlo” (N@N Recording)

I Love Lucy: “Country Club Dance” (N@N Recording)

 

Volume 2 (Tape 2)

118.   “Lucy and Eva Gabor” (episode #5) (Not Listed: ???)

119.   “Lucy and Eva Are Hospital Roomies” (episode #97) (Not Listed: ???)

120.   “A Date For Lucy” (episode #18) (Not Listed: The SMPTE Calibration Screen [or “Test screen”] came on throughout the episode)

121.   “Lucy and Her Prince Charming” (episode #111) (Not Listed: The SMPTE Calibration Screen [or “Test screen”] came on throughout the episode)

 

 Volume 4 (Tape 4)

122.   “Lucy Loses Her Cool” (episode #50) (Not Listed: ???)

123.   “Lucy, Part-Time Wife” (episode #67) (Not Listed: ???)

 

 

 

More Volumes (Tapes) Possibly To Be Listed

*Taped More episodes but left unlisted in my original list. 

 

 

 

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Neil    1,366

"The Lucy Show, Ball was the scatter-brained-but-lovable banking secretary-widow Lucy Carmichael to the cantankerous, penny-pinching Theodore Mooney

For some reason, this is the Lucy Show format most people remember.  This article does single out the first season as almost being a continuation of I Love Lucy, (I disagree) and ignores season 2 and 3 and the first 7 episodes of season 4, whereupon Lucy starts working PART-TIME for Mooney.   There were many many 4th season episodes, post-hiring, where the bank was not the springboard for the plot ("Dean Martin", "Hollywood Premiere" "Bags a Bargain", to name just a few).  Even counting every episode from "Danny Thomas" on (in which she's first hired), Westland Bank secretary Lucy constituted less than 40% of the show's 156 episodes.  Many more episodes were non bank-secretary-Lucy related than were. Even after she was hired full time ("Carol as Roommate" "Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs" "Meets the Law" "Meets the Berles" "Stewardess 2-parter" "Lost Star Joan Crawford" just to pick some at random).   When Gale Gordon died, NickAtNite picked  TLS's "Danny Thomas" to run as a tribute, probably having read the synopsis that stated that Lucy was hired as his secretary--but not knowing in the CBSmorning edited version, Gale/Mooney's opening scene is cut from the episode and he doesn't even appear!  Side note on Gale: though loved, he is probably UNDER-rated because unlike Barndahl, he had to work overtime to make skimpy scripts come alive.   TLS 2nd season Mr. Mooney is the closest we got to the character created for him.  He was parsimonious as a banker would be, but would later be subjected to Milt's truckload of Jack Benny miser jokes.  He blustered and yelled when the script called for it, but that wasn't when his character was allowed to shine.    

What is YOUR nominee for the best Gale episode of each season?  I'll have to think about mine. 

"In HL, Ball portrayed the also-widowed and slightly-ditzy secretary Lucy Carter"   SLIGHTLY??

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Freddie2    858

As usual, you have excellent observations, Neil! When I think of the best Gale episodes, the two that immediately come to mind are "With Viv as a Friend..." and "Breaking Up is Hard to Do". Probably because they hit the crux of the Lucy/Gale relationship that existed and developed over almost forty years. Yes, he gets frustrated with her, and she gets mad at him, but in the end, they have a genuine bond that keeps them together. IMO, "Breaking Up" can be seen as a great denouement to their legendary conflict. I'm sure it wasn't planned as such, but knowing that they finally acknowledge their reliance on one another so close to "The End" makes it all the more heartwarming. Then again, maybe I'm just really pumped that Life With Lucy is coming to DVD! Another one I'd throw in would be "Boss of The Year", for similar reasons. It's odd that when I try to think of great Gale episodes, they're all on the sentimental side. He really was an unsung hero, since a lot of his great moments came at the service of Lucy's main plots.

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Neil    1,366
On 7/28/2019 at 4:37 PM, Harrison said:

 

2.    “ The Jewish” Episode---NOW THAT WE KNOW THEIR HEBREW ANCESTRY, DID THOSE MERTZES MAKE A GUEST APPEARANCE ON HL THAT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT?

3.     “The Two Look-a-Likes” Episode---WHICH TWO?  WE HAD FUNT, VAN JOHNSON AND "MISS BALL" HERSELF.  IF YOU COUNT THE LUCY SHOW,  YOU CAN ADD SID CAESAR AND ROBERT GOULET--PROBABLY OTHERS I'M NOT REMEMBERING (ETHEL MERMAN? NOT REALLY THE SAME GENRE).   IN REAL LIFE, I'VE NEVER HEARD OF A CELEBRITY LOOKALIKE CONTEST ESPECIALLY ONE WITH A LUXURY SPORTS CAR--(AND DON'T FORGET THAT 8-TRACK TAPE PLAYER!)--AS A PRIZE AND WITH A STUDIO AUDIENCE (GATHERED FOR WHAT?).   AND JUST WHO WOULD BE SPONSORING A ROBERT GOULET CONTEST???

 

12.    “At the Bar” Episode--IS THIS "WANDERING MOTHER"?

13.    “The Riot” Episode--WHICH ONE IS THIS?

 

When Pax ran HL at noon and 12:30, for some reason my cable company could not get a clear picture.  Video from another channel was bleeding through and the audio was "scratchy".   But did I record them anyway?  Of course I did!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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