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Here's Lucy - No Emmy - Why?!


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The Lucy Show had a much bigger life in reruns in the US than it did in Australia. It was the reverse with Here's Lucy. People remember The Lucy Show; it just gets overlooked like most of Lucy's non-I Love Lucy work.

 

It's the opposite here in Australia - The Lucy Show I don't think has ever been shown on TV - it's always just been ILL or HL - no1 I know remembers The Lucy Show.

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Lucy's "international" presence is so interesting when it comes to which shows are popular and where. ILL seems to dominate the North American market, while HL seems particularly popular overseas, such as in that article from India which indicates Lucille Ball's best known role there is Lucy Carter.

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Lucy's "international" presence is so interesting when it comes to which shows are popular and where. ILL seems to dominate the North American market, while HL seems particularly popular overseas, such as in that article from India which indicates Lucille Ball's best known role there is Lucy Carter.

I didn't even know this! Interesting!

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That's really awesome to hear. I wonder how they would feel with I Love Lucy, they would be blown away! I'm just glad the world knows more than just Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy.

 

Also with her 100th birthday celebration I'm glad with Me-TV's weekend marathon of ILL, LDCH, and TLS but I wondered why HL wasn't added to it. I'm sure it had to do with rights but it would've been even more incredible if it featured all of Lucy's successful TV series. Maybe one day they will have a full on Lucy night with all 4 series. Doubtful but I can wish can't I?! Haha.

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I watched A&E biography that said Here's Lucy was as good as the first two shows and I agree. I Love Lucy and The LUcy Show were classic sitcoms. I find some Here's Lucy shows classic, some entertaining but some old hat or too slow paced. I hate the jungle shows or the Generation Gap, Gym (Carol Burnett) shows because they feel so fake. I love how in The Lucy SHow the singing was usually not the focus of the show but a side point or to enhance the plot. I feel Lucy was overlooked more for season 3 which has the most best shows but I feel that she should have been nominated more for What Now, Catherine Curtis? and Stone Pillow.

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I watched A&E biography that said Here's Lucy was as good as the first two shows and I agree. I Love Lucy and The LUcy Show were classic sitcoms. I find some Here's Lucy shows classic, some entertaining but some old hat or too slow paced. I hate the jungle shows or the Generation Gap, Gym (Carol Burnett) shows because they feel so fake. I love how in The Lucy SHow the singing was usually not the focus of the show but a side point or to enhance the plot. I feel Lucy was overlooked more for season 3 which has the most best shows but I feel that she should have been nominated more for What Now, Catherine Curtis? and Stone Pillow.

So true, some of the Here's Lucy PLOTS seem more suited to sketches if Lucy had had a variety show instead.

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Actually, Lucy was offered a guest-spot in Golden Girls, but she turned it down -- for a couple of reasons. First, the role was that of Betty/Rose's blind sister... This was just after Lucy had done "Stone Pillow," and she was fearful of doing two such "heavy" parts back-to-back. Polly Holiday ("Flo") was ultimately given the role... It was NOT a laugh-a-minute episode, and Lucy was hoping to find something lighter to follow "Pillow." She thought any show that had her name, plus that of the other four ladies on it's marquee ought to be a true comedy, not one of the heavier shows...

 

The second, and possibly even more important reason, was that she had some serious dental work scheduled for the exact week that the show was being taped. She checked with the dentist, and he was booked solid, so it would be a month or more before they could reschedule Lucy's dental appointments. My personal guess is that HAD the Golden Girl script been lighter and a real laugh getter, she'd have rearranged her dental work, but because things were as they were, she just passed on the offer... I'm only sorry they didn't ask a second time...

 

Tjw

Having seen that terrible Golden Girls episode, i'm quite happy Lucy turned it down, she knew comedy and knew there were almost no laughs at all in that dreary script.

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It's the opposite here in Australia - The Lucy Show I don't think has ever been shown on TV - it's always just been ILL or HL - no1 I know remembers The Lucy Show.

True of Romania too, my beau saw them with his grandma, The Lucy Show, he never even heard of Here's Lucy till i showed them to him. Then again, everywhere in the world, including here in Canada, it was always "oh that show with Lucy", never differentiating much between any of the four titles.

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Lucy's "international" presence is so interesting when it comes to which shows are popular and where. ILL seems to dominate the North American market, while HL seems particularly popular overseas, such as in that article from India which indicates Lucille Ball's best known role there is Lucy Carter.

AND the fact that the most popular female name for new babies was LUCY for the longest time there. Didn't you see that show Big Bang Theory where one of the nerds is from there and on SKYPE talking to his parents, they beg off to go catch their favorite show Doogie Howser? LOL!

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But did you ever take into consideration that India is a mite slow in the catching up department TV wise? After all, how many households had a television when I Love Lucy was at it's most popular in the fifties? They probably think Lucy's still around too.

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But did you ever take into consideration that India is a mite slow in the catching up department TV wise? After all, how many households had a television when I Love Lucy was at it's most popular in the fifties? They probably think Lucy's still around too.

 

Are you saying in 20 years time the next big thing in India might be Lucy Barker? LOL

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