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I Love Lucy "Funny Money" Special -- April 19, CBS

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Brock    3,349

Great news courtesy of Tom Watson!

 

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Banish the tax-time blues this spring with a visit from Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel!

Yes, CBS will broadcast an I LOVE LUCY ‘FUNNY MONEY’ SPECIAL, Friday, April 19, at 8PM (ET/PT), showcasing two newly colorized episodes of the classic series. Included will be “The Million Dollar Idea” – in which Lucy and Ethel try to market Lucy’s salad dressing – and “Bonus Bucks” – which finds the Ricardos and Mertzes hoping to win big in a newspaper Bonus Bucks contest. Classic fun for the whole family!

My thanks once again to CBS for allowing me to participate in the preparation of these colorful specials. It's wonderful to see the Ricardos and the Mertzes back on network television entertaining millions!

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Luvsbway    2,024

Two really great picks. Most of the action in these really is more of the domestic sense, but with Bonus Bucks you get that fabulous physical comedy and the site gag payoff at the end. 

 

 

 

 

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UKlucyfan    89

These would  be fun to see. I thought as well the otherday the comedy hour qpuld be great to see too but i expect theyll want to stick to these first

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nertz2mertz    53

 I wonder if they are going to go with the same blue gray color scheme in these episodes being that the grays were a bit different. The kitchen was also a bit different if I'm not mistaken.

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JoeySoCal    1,007

Not two of my faves but good choices for the masses. 

I am ready for a country episode though, or better still as I think someone else earlier suggested, a "double bill" of two of the best hour-longs. My vote would be for "Celebrity (Tallulah)" and "Danny Thomas".  :HALKING:

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JoeySoCal    1,007
On 3/12/2019 at 4:16 PM, nertz2mertz said:

This reminds me of when they came out on VHS and they all had themes. They should continue that with these specials.

Oh, please god no! By the time they got to the end to get all 180 out, the "themes" got to be pretty ridiculous! :HALKING:

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nertz2mertz    53
1 hour ago, JoeySoCal said:

Oh, please god no! By the time they got to the end to get all 180 out, the "themes" got to be pretty ridiculous! :HALKING:

Don't worry, by the time they all get colorized we'll be dead as a door nail. :lucyeww:

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nertz2mertz    53
1 hour ago, JoeySoCal said:

Oh, please god no! By the time they got to the end to get all 180 out, the "themes" got to be pretty ridiculous! :HALKING:

 

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Luvsbway    2,024
11 minutes ago, nertz2mertz said:

Are we going to get a sneak peek at the episodes? 

Oh head on over to the CBS I Love Lucy page on Facebook. Clips and photos are up.

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Mot Morenzi    1,482

Maybe they could celebrate Florida's importance to the election next year with the "I Love Lucy: Florida Frenzy" special, featuring the Florida set episodes. 

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JoeySoCal    1,007
8 hours ago, Mot Morenzi said:

Maybe they could celebrate Florida's importance to the election next year with the "I Love Lucy: Florida Frenzy" special, featuring the Florida set episodes. 

Kinda hoping we get some country/Connecticut based eps first -- itching to see the house in "color"! -- maybe along the lines of "Lucy, Wild in Westport"...or " Crazy in Connecticut" ...or "Silly in the Suburbs".... :HALKING:

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Mot Morenzi    1,482
12 hours ago, JoeySoCal said:

Kinda hoping we get some country/Connecticut based eps first -- itching to see the house in "color"! -- maybe along the lines of "Lucy, Wild in Westport"...or " Crazy in Connecticut" ...or "Silly in the Suburbs".... :HALKING:

...I was sort of kidding with the Florida thing, you know? ;) 

Not that it's a bad idea, per se, but I'd like to see some Connecticut episodes as well.

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Luvsbway    2,024

Ok, color TV, BW picture. Is this new? Dont they look off to the side? We're there cuts and they covered.

Oh yeah, DVD release!!!!!!!! Great promo.

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HarryCarter    1,038
11 minutes ago, Luvsbway said:

Ok, color TV, BW picture. Is this new? Dont they look off to the side? We're there cuts and they covered.

Oh yeah, DVD release!!!!!!!! Great promo.

The shots of the TV set were in the original. I think the black and white picture made them stand out more here. 

 

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HarryCarter    1,038

The Million Dollar Idea seemed to be the least edited episode I can remember. I think they only cut Dickie Davis’ commercial, Lucy and Ethel talking about buying mink coats, and Lucy counting the jars in the living room. 

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Another great color special. Nice clear color. My thanks to the I Love Lucy color crew. Another color job well done. And great news that we will get more color shows on dvd this fall!!:ill::peachonthebeach:

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nertz2mertz    53
1 hour ago, HarryCarter said:

The Million Dollar Idea seemed to be the least edited episode I can remember. I think they only cut Dickie Davis’ commercial, Lucy and Ethel talking about buying mink coats, and Lucy counting the jars in the living room. 

Yes I noticed that too. Edits were very minimal. They edited out Lucy devouring the mini cakes by a few bites.

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