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These are Lucy's TV appearances as herself on variety shows, talk and game shows. Not included are her own TV specials or things with just archive footage of her. This is from IMDb and is obviously missing many credits; she certainly was on Entertainment Tonight more than once. She was also interviewed by Allan Thicke on something around the time of LIFE WITH LUCY and did a three-part interview with Gary Collins for HOUR MAGAZINE in that period. I also recall she was interviewed with Lucie on Tom Snyder's TOMORROW SHOW in early 1981 in which she bitched about latterday train travel (and Lucie was sardonic about the less than great reception to her first major film The Jazz Singer). Any other appearances by Lucy you recall that are not on this list?

 

The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)

The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards (1989)

"Super Password" (1 episode, 1988)

- Episode dated 9 November 1988 (1988)

Happy Birthday Bob 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (1988)

America's Tribute to Bob Hope (1988)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (1988)

The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1987)

A Beverly Hills Christmas (1987)

"Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story" (2 episodes, 1987)

- Howard's Way (1987)

- A Woman's Lot (1987)

Bob Hope Salutes the U.S.A.F. 40th Anniversary (1987)

Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (1987)

The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli (1987)

The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1986)

All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood (1986)

Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday (1986)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (1986)

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards (1986)

Bob Hope Buys NBC? (1985)

Night of 100 Stars II (1985)

"Body Language" .... Herself (9 episodes, 1984)

- Episode dated 28 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 27 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 26 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 24 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 14 September 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 13 September 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 12 September 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 11 September 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 10 September 1984 (1984)

All-Star Party for Lucille Ball (1984)

"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (7 episodes, 1968-1984)

- Episode dated 3 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 16 August 1971 (1971)

- Episode dated 21 May 1971 (1971)

- Episode dated 16 November 1970 (1970)

- Episode dated 23 February 1970 (1970)

- Episode dated 14 November 1969 (1969)

- Episode dated 20 November 1968 (1968)

Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (1984)

The 36th Annual Emmy Awards (1984) (TV)

All-Star Party for Carol Burnett (1982)

"Three's Company" (2 episodes, 1982)

- The Best of Three's Company: Part 1 (1982)

- The Best of Three's Company: Part 2 (1982)

The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards (1982)

Bob Hope's Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny (1982)

"The John Davidson Show" (1 episode, 1982)

- Episode dated 26 February 1982 (1982)

High Hopes: The Capra Years (1981) (TV)

"Password Plus" (3 episodes, 1980-1981)

- Episode dated 2 December 1981 (1981)

- Episode dated 2 March 1981 (1981)

- Episode dated 18 August 1980 (1980)

"Entertainment Tonight" (1981)

The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards (1981)

Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special (1981)

"Today" .... Herself (3 episodes, 1961-1980)

- Episode dated 8 February 1980 (1980)

- Episode dated 9 May 1979 (1979)

- Episode dated 3 January 1961 (1961)

"The Mike Douglas Show" (7 episodes, 1978-1980)

- Episode dated 7 February 1980 (1980)

- Episode dated 3 November 1978 (1978)

- Episode dated 2 November 1978 (1978)

- Episode dated 1 November 1978 (1978)

- Episode dated 31 October 1978 (1978)

- Episode dated 30 October 1978 (1978)

- Episode #17.11 (1978) TV episode .... Herself

Sinatra: The First 40 Years (1980)

 

 

Cher... and Other Fantasies (1979)

"The Mary Tyler Moore Hour" (1979)

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978)

Happy Birthday, Bob (1978)

"CBS: On the Air" (1978) (Co-host: part II)

A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle (1978)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978)

Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena (1978)

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart (1978)

"America Alive!" (1978)

"The Barbara Walters Summer Special" (1977)

Circus of the Stars #2 (1977)

CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years (1976)

NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look (1976)

Shirley MacLaine: Gypsy in My Soul (1976)

"The Dick Cavett Show" (1975)

"Dinah!" (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

- Episode #1.138 (1975)

- Episode #1.13 (1974)

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975)

"Dinah's Place" (3 episodes, 1972-1974)

- 24 June 1974 (1974)

- 26 March 1974 (1974)

- 11 September 1972 (1972)

Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973) (uncredited Audience Member)

"The David Frost Show" (5 episodes, 1970-1971)

- Episode #4.40 (1971)

- Episode #3.151 (1971)

- Episode #3.104 (1971)

- Episode #2.192 (1970)

- Episode #2.109 (1970)

"The Flip Wilson Show" (1971)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask (1971)

"The Pearl Bailey Show" (1971)

Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special (1970)

"The Bob Hope Show" (3 episodes,

- 16 November 1970 (1970) 1956-1970)

- 28 September 1966 (1966)

- 8 October 1956 (1956)

"The Carol Burnett Show" (4 episodes, 1967-1970)

- Episode #4.6 (1970)

- Episode #3.9 (1969)

- Episode #2.6 (1968)

- Episode #1.4 (1967)

"The Irv Kupcinet Show" (1970)

 

 

Ann-Margret: From Hollywood with Love (1969)

The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (1969)

Jack Benny's Birthday Special (1969)

"Girl Talk" (1968)

Jack Benny's Carnival Nights (1968)

"The Ed Sullivan Show"/ "Toast of The Town" (10 episodes, 1954-1968)

- Episode #21.28 (1968)

- Episode #16.31 (1963)

- Episode #15.41 (1962)

- Episode #14.18 (1961)

- Episode #10.2 (1956)

- Episode #9.40 (1956)

- Episode #9.20 (1956)

- Episode #9.2 (1955)

- Episode #8.4 (1954)

- Episode #7.23 (1954)

"The Bob Braun Show" (1967)

"I've Got a Secret" (5 episodes, 1956-1966)

- 24 October 1966 (1966)

- 8 March 1965 (1965)

- 15 February 1961 (1961)

- 9 February 1956 (1956)

- 8 February 1956 (1956)

"The Milton Berle Show" (1966)

"The Eamonn Andrews Show" (1966)

Carol + 2 (1966)

"The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" (1966)

Salute to Stan Laurel (1965)

"What's My Line?" (6 episodes, 1954-1965)

- 25 July 1965 (1965)

- 7 March 1965 (1965)

- 5 May 1963 (1963)

- 1 January 1961 (1961)

- 2 October 1955 (1955)

- 21 February 1954 (1954)

"Password All-Stars" (5 episodes, 1963-1965)

- Lucille Ball vs. Gary Morton (1965)

- Lucille Ball & Gary Morton vs. Lucie Arnaz & Desi Arnaz Jr. (1964)

- Lucille Ball & Gary Morton vs. Vivian Vance & Peter Lawford (1964)

- Lucille Ball & Gary Morton vs. Luci Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. (1964)

- Lucille Ball vs. Gary Morton (1963)

"The Danny Kaye Show" (1964)

"Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" - Have Girls, Will Travel (1964)

"The Jack Benny Program" - The Lucille Ball Show (1964)

CBS: The Stars' Address (1963)

The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball (1962)

"This Is Your Life" - William Frawley (1961)

"The Garry Moore Show" (1960)

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960) (TV)

 

 

"Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse" - Desilu Revue (1959)

"The Jackie Gleason Show" (1957)

"MGM Parade" (1956)

A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954)

The 24th Annual Academy Awards (1952)

 

"The Ed Wynn Show" (1949)

"Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet" (1949)

"The Buick-Berle Show" (1949)

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There are a lot of additional talk show appearances. I have lists of talk shows Lucy appeared on, but can't access them at the moment.

Here are some, though:

Dinah! (11/6/74 - Lucy, George C. Scott)

Dinah! (5/15/75 - Lucy, Bert Parks, Sha Na Na)

Dinah! (7/1/75 - Lucy, Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Rhonda Fleming, Dorothy Lamour, Jane Russell)

Dinah! (9/23/75 - Lucy, George Segal)

Dinah! (5/16/76 - Lucy, James Garner, James Coburn)

Dinah! (7/23/76 - Lucy & Gary, Jimmy & Gloria Stewart, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme)

Dinah! (11/76 - Lucy, Valerie Harper, Carol Burnett, Gale Gordon)

Dinah! (1978 - Lucy, Orson Welles, Dick Van Dyke, Sally Struthers)

Dinah! (6/5/78 - Lucy, Lucie, Carl Reiner, Robert Osborne, and Gary)

Dinah! (11/6/78 - Lucy, Polly Holliday, Barbara Mandrell, Tom Dresen)

Dinah! (2/21/79 - Lucy, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Eydie Gorme)

Dinah and Friends (1/31/80 - Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Osborne, Fernando Lamas, and Dennis Christopher)

 

 

Tonight with Jack Paar (12/29/60 - guest host Hugh Downs, with Lucie & Desi Jr. and Kay Thompson)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (3/22/74 - with Desi Jr., Dom DeLuise)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (11/15/74 - with the Jackson Five)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (12/2/75)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (4/28/77)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (11/18/77)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (2/7/80)

 

The Dick Cavett Show (1/26/70)

The Dick Cavett Show (3/9/71 - Lucy, Lucie, Carol Burnett)

The Dick Cavett Show (3/4/74)

 

The Don Ho Show (1/77 - with co-host Lucie)

 

The Zsa Zsa Gabor Show (1969 - with Adam West, Marty Allen)

 

Good Morning America (1982 - weeklong profile on Lucy with Mary Jane Croft, Cleo Smith, Lucie Arnaz, Gary Morton, and others)

 

Variety shows:

The Jack Gleason Show (Eddie Cantor at 65 - 1/12/57 - with Desi)

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (9/28/71 - Lucy, Arte Johnson, Gale)

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These are Lucy's TV appearances as herself on variety shows, talk and game shows. Not included are her own TV specials or things with just archive footage of her. This is from IMDb and is obviously missing many credits; she certainly was on Entertainment Tonight more than once. She was also interviewed by Allan Thicke on something around the time of LIFE WITH LUCY and did a three-part interview with Gary Collins for HOUR MAGAZINE in that period. I also recall she was interviewed with Lucie on Tom Snyder's TOMORROW SHOW in early 1981 in which she bitched about latterday train travel (and Lucie was sardonic about the less than great reception to her first major film The Jazz Singer). Any other appearances by Lucy you recall that are not on this list?

 

The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)

The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards (1989)

"Super Password" (1 episode, 1988)

- Episode dated 9 November 1988 (1988)

Happy Birthday Bob 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (1988)

America's Tribute to Bob Hope (1988)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (1988)

The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1987)

A Beverly Hills Christmas (1987)

"Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story" (2 episodes, 1987)

- Howard's Way (1987)

- A Woman's Lot (1987)

Bob Hope Salutes the U.S.A.F. 40th Anniversary (1987)

Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (1987)

The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli (1987)

The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1986)

All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood (1986)

Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday (1986)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (1986)

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards (1986)

Bob Hope Buys NBC? (1985)

Night of 100 Stars II (1985)

"Body Language" .... Herself (9 episodes, 1984)

- Episode dated 28 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 27 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 26 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 24 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 14 September 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 13 September 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 12 September 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 11 September 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 10 September 1984 (1984)

All-Star Party for Lucille Ball (1984)

"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (7 episodes, 1968-1984)

- Episode dated 3 December 1984 (1984)

- Episode dated 16 August 1971 (1971)

- Episode dated 21 May 1971 (1971)

- Episode dated 16 November 1970 (1970)

- Episode dated 23 February 1970 (1970)

- Episode dated 14 November 1969 (1969)

- Episode dated 20 November 1968 (1968)

Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (1984)

The 36th Annual Emmy Awards (1984) (TV)

All-Star Party for Carol Burnett (1982)

"Three's Company" (2 episodes, 1982)

- The Best of Three's Company: Part 1 (1982)

- The Best of Three's Company: Part 2 (1982)

The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards (1982)

Bob Hope's Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny (1982)

"The John Davidson Show" (1 episode, 1982)

- Episode dated 26 February 1982 (1982)

High Hopes: The Capra Years (1981) (TV)

"Password Plus" (3 episodes, 1980-1981)

- Episode dated 2 December 1981 (1981)

- Episode dated 2 March 1981 (1981)

- Episode dated 18 August 1980 (1980)

"Entertainment Tonight" (1981)

The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards (1981)

Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special (1981)

"Today" .... Herself (3 episodes, 1961-1980)

- Episode dated 8 February 1980 (1980)

- Episode dated 9 May 1979 (1979)

- Episode dated 3 January 1961 (1961)

"The Mike Douglas Show" (7 episodes, 1978-1980)

- Episode dated 7 February 1980 (1980)

- Episode dated 3 November 1978 (1978)

- Episode dated 2 November 1978 (1978)

- Episode dated 1 November 1978 (1978)

- Episode dated 31 October 1978 (1978)

- Episode dated 30 October 1978 (1978)

- Episode #17.11 (1978) TV episode .... Herself

Sinatra: The First 40 Years (1980)

 

 

Cher... and Other Fantasies (1979)

"The Mary Tyler Moore Hour" (1979)

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978)

Happy Birthday, Bob (1978)

"CBS: On the Air" (1978) (Co-host: part II)

A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle (1978)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978)

Gene Kelly: An American in Pasadena (1978)

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart (1978)

"America Alive!" (1978)

"The Barbara Walters Summer Special" (1977)

Circus of the Stars #2 (1977)

CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years (1976)

NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look (1976)

Shirley MacLaine: Gypsy in My Soul (1976)

"The Dick Cavett Show" (1975)

"Dinah!" (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

- Episode #1.138 (1975)

- Episode #1.13 (1974)

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975)

"Dinah's Place" (3 episodes, 1972-1974)

- 24 June 1974 (1974)

- 26 March 1974 (1974)

- 11 September 1972 (1972)

Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973) (uncredited Audience Member)

"The David Frost Show" (5 episodes, 1970-1971)

- Episode #4.40 (1971)

- Episode #3.151 (1971)

- Episode #3.104 (1971)

- Episode #2.192 (1970)

- Episode #2.109 (1970)

"The Flip Wilson Show" (1971)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask (1971)

"The Pearl Bailey Show" (1971)

Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special (1970)

"The Bob Hope Show" (3 episodes,

- 16 November 1970 (1970) 1956-1970)

- 28 September 1966 (1966)

- 8 October 1956 (1956)

"The Carol Burnett Show" (4 episodes, 1967-1970)

- Episode #4.6 (1970)

- Episode #3.9 (1969)

- Episode #2.6 (1968)

- Episode #1.4 (1967)

"The Irv Kupcinet Show" (1970)

 

 

Ann-Margret: From Hollywood with Love (1969)

The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (1969)

Jack Benny's Birthday Special (1969)

"Girl Talk" (1968)

Jack Benny's Carnival Nights (1968)

"The Ed Sullivan Show"/ "Toast of The Town" (10 episodes, 1954-1968)

- Episode #21.28 (1968)

- Episode #16.31 (1963)

- Episode #15.41 (1962)

- Episode #14.18 (1961)

- Episode #10.2 (1956)

- Episode #9.40 (1956)

- Episode #9.20 (1956)

- Episode #9.2 (1955)

- Episode #8.4 (1954)

- Episode #7.23 (1954)

"The Bob Braun Show" (1967)

"I've Got a Secret" (5 episodes, 1956-1966)

- 24 October 1966 (1966)

- 8 March 1965 (1965)

- 15 February 1961 (1961)

- 9 February 1956 (1956)

- 8 February 1956 (1956)

"The Milton Berle Show" (1966)

"The Eamonn Andrews Show" (1966)

Carol + 2 (1966)

"The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" (1966)

Salute to Stan Laurel (1965)

"What's My Line?" (6 episodes, 1954-1965)

- 25 July 1965 (1965)

- 7 March 1965 (1965)

- 5 May 1963 (1963)

- 1 January 1961 (1961)

- 2 October 1955 (1955)

- 21 February 1954 (1954)

"Password All-Stars" (5 episodes, 1963-1965)

- Lucille Ball vs. Gary Morton (1965)

- Lucille Ball & Gary Morton vs. Lucie Arnaz & Desi Arnaz Jr. (1964)

- Lucille Ball & Gary Morton vs. Vivian Vance & Peter Lawford (1964)

- Lucille Ball & Gary Morton vs. Luci Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. (1964)

- Lucille Ball vs. Gary Morton (1963)

"The Danny Kaye Show" (1964)

"Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" - Have Girls, Will Travel (1964)

"The Jack Benny Program" - The Lucille Ball Show (1964)

CBS: The Stars' Address (1963)

The Danny Kaye Show with Lucille Ball (1962)

"This Is Your Life" - William Frawley (1961)

"The Garry Moore Show" (1960)

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1960) (TV)

 

 

"Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse" - Desilu Revue (1959)

"The Jackie Gleason Show" (1957)

"MGM Parade" (1956)

A Star Is Born World Premiere (1954)

The 24th Annual Academy Awards (1952)

 

"The Ed Wynn Show" (1949)

"Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet" (1949)

"The Buick-Berle Show" (1949)

Wow, quite the list, exhausting even to just read. The '84 Tonight show appearance might be the first of two or three with Joan Rivers as substitute host, in '84, she was plugging The Variety Clubs tribute, in the '85 appearance it was Stone Pillow and in '86, it was Life with Lucy.

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There are a lot of additional talk show appearances. I have lists of talk shows Lucy appeared on, but can't access them at the moment.

Here are some, though:

Dinah! (11/6/74 - Lucy, George C. Scott)

Dinah! (5/15/75 - Lucy, Bert Parks, Sha Na Na)

Dinah! (7/1/75 - Lucy, Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Rhonda Fleming, Dorothy Lamour, Jane Russell)

Dinah! (9/23/75 - Lucy, George Segal)

Dinah! (5/16/76 - Lucy, James Garner, James Coburn)

Dinah! (7/23/76 - Lucy & Gary, Jimmy & Gloria Stewart, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme)

Dinah! (11/76 - Lucy, Valerie Harper, Carol Burnett, Gale Gordon)

Dinah! (1978 - Lucy, Orson Welles, Dick Van Dyke, Sally Struthers)

Dinah! (6/5/78 - Lucy, Lucie, Carl Reiner, Robert Osborne, and Gary)

Dinah! (11/6/78 - Lucy, Polly Holliday, Barbara Mandrell, Tom Dresen)

Dinah! (2/21/79 - Lucy, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Eydie Gorme)

Dinah and Friends (1/31/80 - Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Osborne, Fernando Lamas, and Dennis Christopher)

 

 

Tonight with Jack Paar (12/29/60 - guest host Hugh Downs, with Lucie & Desi Jr. and Kay Thompson)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (3/22/74 - with Desi Jr., Dom DeLuise)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (11/15/74 - with the Jackson Five)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (12/2/75)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (4/28/77)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (11/18/77)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (2/7/80)

 

The Dick Cavett Show (1/26/70)

The Dick Cavett Show (3/9/71 - Lucy, Lucie, Carol Burnett)

The Dick Cavett Show (3/4/74)

 

The Don Ho Show (1/77 - with co-host Lucie)

 

The Zsa Zsa Gabor Show (1969 - with Adam West, Marty Allen)

 

Good Morning America (1982 - weeklong profile on Lucy with Mary Jane Croft, Cleo Smith, Lucie Arnaz, Gary Morton, and others)

 

Variety shows:

The Jack Gleason Show (Eddie Cantor at 65 - 1/12/57 - with Desi)

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (9/28/71 - Lucy, Arte Johnson, Gale)

 

Yes, I figured IMDb was missing many talk show appearances, they are pretty hard to track down as the companies that own them don't market them and can't be bothered generally with submitting the information on the episodes. It's pretty difficult to submit additional credits on IMDb for the really big stars like Lucy, presumably they attempt to fact check it with the estate or agents or something. They don't have her mid 1970's Donahue appearance or a Merv Griffin special episode from the mid 70's with Lucie, Desi Jr, and Gary that I found the info on either on those somewhere on the web but IMDb wouldn't add them.

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I watched the three-part Hour Magazine interview with Gary Collins to promote LIFE WITH LUCY the other day, Gale Gordon appears in part two and reads a bit of his touching introduction to Bart Andrews' LOVING LUCY book.

 

Does anybody know what show the interview with Alan Thicke is from? I'm guessing some sort of Fall Preview thing on ABC at the start of the season LWL premiered.

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I watched the three-part Hour Magazine interview with Gary Collins to promote LIFE WITH LUCY the other day, Gale Gordon appears in part two and reads a bit of his touching introduction to Bart Andrews' LOVING LUCY book.

 

Does anybody know what show the interview with Alan Thicke is from? I'm guessing some sort of Fall Preview thing on ABC at the start of the season LWL premiered.

 

 

Lucyilove: Please give me some more details of Collins' interview - dates, etc., for the chronology; additionally Thicke information. Thanks....JK

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I watched the three-part Hour Magazine interview with Gary Collins to promote LIFE WITH LUCY the other day, Gale Gordon appears in part two and reads a bit of his touching introduction to Bart Andrews' LOVING LUCY book.

 

Does anybody know what show the interview with Alan Thicke is from? I'm guessing some sort of Fall Preview thing on ABC at the start of the season LWL premiered.

That's exactly what it was, i saw it and have it recorded, it was a preview of ABC's Fall line up, i only taped the Lucy part of course and all of the shows promoted failed very quickly. I wish i knew how all of the stuff WORKS because Lucy looked old and had trouble speaking at times on this whereas with Joan Rivers, weeks later, she seemed young and vibrant even discussing the reviews that devestated her and the show's struggling in the ratings.

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Lucyilove: Please give me some more details of Collins' interview - dates, etc., for the chronology; additionally Thicke information. Thanks....JK

 

Unfortunately, I don't have any other information such as air dates or the title of the special with Thicke. I would imagine the Thicke special was aired on ABC in August or early September 1986 since it was a Fall Preview program as Claude confirmed and the Hour magazine interviews were probably broadcast between September to November 1986 since there's no hint in them that LWL is in jeopardy.

 

I just thought of another Lucy TV appearance that's not on IMDb. She was a guest star on one of Tennessee Ernie Ford's variety specials on NBC circa 1970-71; I was just nine or so at the time but one bit I remember from it was Lucy feigning she had never heard of Ford's song "Sixteen Tons" and then he sang it as she snapped her fingers to the music. I would imagine she had other segments on the special. Anybody remember more about this one?

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1. Lucy appearances: Maybe YOUNG WATSON knows about this because I can't remember the show. I think I had it on tape once. It's the reason I refused to throw away a big box of old VHS tapes that are sketchily labeled.

 

It's footage of Lucy at some big charity event wearing the bat-winged "It's Today" outfit being serenaded with "Mame" by a chorus of men. This footage, which was just a clip; not the whole number, was shown on something like "Hour Magazine". All I remember is that it was well after the movie came out and she looked great! If I indeed had it on tape, it would have to have been 1980 or later.

 

2. I had never seen Lucy hosting "best of 3's company" before. If this is the "best", I don't regret missing it. The smarminess never appealed to me and doesn't sound like Lucy's kind of comedy at all, though she says it is. She obviously loved John. And he is the best thing about the show. I have never heard a bad word said about John Ritter...but then again, I've never met his ex-wife.

 

It's presentational like most of the videotaped comedies of the era but it seems more so than most with mugging reactions directly into the camera. Before this show I had never seen Audra Lindley in anything. I didn't think she was any good until I saw "Best Friends" with Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds as a "young" couple in love. Audra played Burt's mother and you'd never know they were the same actress. If I had never seen Don Knotts in Andy Griffith, I wouldn't know his true genius from "3's".

 

One segment dealt with John's skill with physical comedy. While he's not BAD, he's nowhere near the level of Lucy or the silent comedians she compares him to. All you have to do is compare his hammock scene with Lucy's to see my point. I didn't realize John also did Lucy's bit of getting stuck in the lotus position at least 6 years after Here's Lucy! Again, pretty good, but not nearly as deft as Lucy.

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Variety shows:

The Jack Gleason Show (Eddie Cantor at 65 - 1/12/57 - with Desi)

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (9/28/71 - Lucy, Arte Johnson, Gale)

Did not remember that Lucy had done the Glen Campbell show, wish she had done the Smothers Brothers one too. As for Jackie Gleason, she also did a cameo on his show for his birthday. It was her good friend Sheilah MacRae who did imitations of celebs and then went backstage to prepare to do Lucy, but instead, it was Lucy herself who came out, i forget with which other male celeb.

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Yes, I figured IMDb was missing many talk show appearances, they are pretty hard to track down as the companies that own them don't market them and can't be bothered generally with submitting the information on the episodes. It's pretty difficult to submit additional credits on IMDb for the really big stars like Lucy, presumably they attempt to fact check it with the estate or agents or something. They don't have her mid 1970's Donahue appearance or a Merv Griffin special episode from the mid 70's with Lucie, Desi Jr, and Gary that I found the info on either on those somewhere on the web but IMDb wouldn't add them.

Still, it's nice to see who guested along with her on some of them.

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1. Lucy appearances: Maybe YOUNG WATSON knows about this because I can't remember the show. I think I had it on tape once. It's the reason I refused to throw away a big box of old VHS tapes that are sketchily labeled.

 

It's footage of Lucy at some big charity event wearing the bat-winged "It's Today" outfit being serenaded with "Mame" by a chorus of men. This footage, which was just a clip; not the whole number, was shown on something like "Hour Magazine". All I remember is that it was well after the movie came out and she looked great! If I indeed had it on tape, it would have to have been 1980 or later.

 

2. I had never seen Lucy hosting "best of 3's company" before. If this is the "best", I don't regret missing it. The smarminess never appealed to me and doesn't sound like Lucy's kind of comedy at all, though she says it is. She obviously loved John. And he is the best thing about the show. I have never heard a bad word said about John Ritter...but then again, I've never met his ex-wife.

 

It's presentational like most of the videotaped comedies of the era but it seems more so than most with mugging reactions directly into the camera. Before this show I had never seen Audra Lindley in anything. I didn't think she was any good until I saw "Best Friends" with Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds as a "young" couple in love. Audra played Burt's mother and you'd never know they were the same actress. If I had never seen Don Knotts in Andy Griffith, I wouldn't know his true genius from "3's".

 

One segment dealt with John's skill with physical comedy. While he's not BAD, he's nowhere near the level of Lucy or the silent comedians she compares him to. All you have to do is compare his hammock scene with Lucy's to see my point. I didn't realize John also did Lucy's bit of getting stuck in the lotus position at least 6 years after Here's Lucy! Again, pretty good, but not nearly as deft as Lucy.

NOBODY can do anything as well as Lucy did. And wasn't BEST FRIENDS with Burt Reynolds a terrific movie, Goldie, Audra, all of them were great in it too. Now you guys are so tough on Three's Company, remember when it was popular, it aired with other shows like Laverne and Shirley and Happy Days and later Mork and Mindy. Not exactly the best comedy shows of all time but they all had great casts and some great moments here and there. Three's Company was all about misunderstandings and wrong conclusions but John Ritter definitely proved he had talent, like Lucy, he could make hamburger look like steak.

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1. Lucy appearances: Maybe YOUNG WATSON knows about this because I can't remember the show. I think I had it on tape once. It's the reason I refused to throw away a big box of old VHS tapes that are sketchily labeled.

 

It's footage of Lucy at some big charity event wearing the bat-winged "It's Today" outfit being serenaded with "Mame" by a chorus of men. This footage, which was just a clip; not the whole number, was shown on something like "Hour Magazine". All I remember is that it was well after the movie came out and she looked great! If I indeed had it on tape, it would have to have been 1980 or later.

 

 

This was a 1982 celebrity fashion show where the stars wore the clothes from movies and it was indeed covered on "Hour Magazine." Lucy was interviewed by Pat Mitchell (now president of the Paley Center for Media) on the show.

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