I Love Lucy: the Complete First Season
  • I Love Lucy: the Complete First Season
  • I Love Lucy: the Complete First Season

I Love Lucy: the Complete First Season

Cast: Lucille Ball

     
 

When I Love Lucy originally aired in the 1950s, it could truly be said that everyone loved Lucy, and now an entire new generation can find out what made television's favorite redhead so lovable in this Paramount Pictures release. Presented as originally aired in 1.33:1 full-frame, this release offers audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo. BonusSee more details below

Overview

When I Love Lucy originally aired in the 1950s, it could truly be said that everyone loved Lucy, and now an entire new generation can find out what made television's favorite redhead so lovable in this Paramount Pictures release. Presented as originally aired in 1.33:1 full-frame, this release offers audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo. Bonus materials include deleted footage and clips from Lucy's popular radio show.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
More than a half century after its debut, I Love Lucy still reigns as the most important -- and perhaps the funniest -- situation comedy ever to grace the airwaves. Aside from being a perfect vehicle for the sheer comic genius of Lucille Ball, the show firmly established the sitcom template that remains the television standard to this day. I Love Lucy Season 1 starts at the beginning with the never-aired pilot, financed by Lucy and husband/partner Desi Arnaz to prove to CBS that their oddball alter-ego screen marriage as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo could successfully anchor a weekly comedy series. The pilot's typical I Love Lucy plot has Lucy butting in on Ricky's TV audition, and it closed the deal, setting the comic juggernaut on its seven-year run. The series premiere, "The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub," stages a small battle of the sexes, as Lucy and Ethel disagree with Ricky and Fred on how best to celebrate the Mertzes' wedding anniversary. The key elements of the series' winning formula that would ultimately propel its plotlines are already in place here: Fred and Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance and William Frawley) as the Ricardos' best friends; Ricky's musical numbers; and Lucy's obsession with getting into show business like her bandleader husband -- whose efforts to put the kibosh on every scheme are quaintly patronizing. Indeed, while many aspects of the Lucy-the-housekeeper/Ricky-the-breadwinner marriage seem old-fashioned by modern standards (a sex-role issue common to most sitcoms of the '50s and '60s), the vitality and enthusiasm of Lucy Ricardo distinguishes her from her passive, pragmatic sitcom-wife contemporaries. The big-dreaming Lucy is the quintessential sitcom protagonist, and she's fully drawn from the start. These first 35 episodes of the series provide plenty of laughs and promise bigger laughs to come. The 9-DVD set also includes flubs, special footage, a behind-the-scenes audio featurette, and radio shows.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
UPC:
0097360563740
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
15:07:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; All 35 original episodes digitally remastered; Plus the lost "I Love Lucy" pilot, and including: "Lucy Does a TV Commercial," "The Freezer," "The Ballet," "The Fur Coat"; Featuring deleted footage; Lucy's radio show; Other unique special features

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season
1. Introducting Lucy and Ricky [:07]
2. Where There's a Will... [:52]
3. A Clown Rehearses [8:26]
4. Pepito Surprises [2:52]
5. Ricky Performs [5:31]
6. "Babalu" [:42]
7. "The Continental" [2:09]
8. "Cuban Cabby" [:50]
1. Anniversary Plans [:08]
2. The Boys Get Dates [:19]
3. The Girls Get Wise [9:15]
4. Meet "Euncie" and "Ma" [2:03]
5. Anniversary Celebration [2:46]
6. "Guadalajara" [3:19]
1. Ricky Ignores Lucy [:08]
2. Lucy Takes Glamour [:19]
3. Poker Pals [5:06]
4. Ethel Give More Advice [4:05]
5. Lucy's "Little Havana" [6:24]
6. "Mama Yo Quiero" [2:03]
1. The Weigh-In [:09]
2. The Dancing Audition [:20]
3. Lucy Tries Exercise [5:53]
4. Dinner at the Ricardos [5:06]
5. Lucy Gets Steamed [2:45]
6. "Cuban Pete/Sally Sweet" [3:21]
Disc #2 -- I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season
1. The Mockingbird Murder Mystery [4:12]
4. Lucy's Bad Fortune [5:19]
5. Lucy Takes a Powder [4:18]
6. Putting on the Dogs [7:08]
7. "Bird" on a Wire [9:34]
1. Ricky Puts His Foot Down [4:08]
4. "Females Are Fabulous" [5:31]
6. Freddie Sends His Man [5:27]
7. Lucy's Favorite Husband [3:59]
8. Easy Come, Easy Go [9:59]
5. "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocea|00:01:49|}
1. Where There's A Will... [5:08]
4. A Clown Rehearses [7:47]
5. Buffo Suprises Lucy [5:44]
6. Ricky's TV Audition [8:48]
8. Lucy and Ricky Make Up [2:08]
6. "Babalu"
7. How Dry I Am
1. By the Numbers [6:08]
4. Meeting Mr. Merriweather [2:47]
5. Well Done, Medium Raya! [3:05]
6. The Séance [5:16]
7. Postmortem [2:54]
Disc #3 -- I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season
1. A House Divided [:09]
4. Ricky Rehearses [:19]
5. Lucy Plans a Mess [6:10]
6. The Photographer Arrives [2:31]
7. Lucy Ricardo, Cover Girl [3:19]
4. "Straw Hat Song" [4:33]
1. Bringing Home the Mink [2:27]
4. Lucy's Classy Sleepwear [1:55]
6. The Ricardos Are "Burgled" [2:00]
7. Ethel Spills the Beans [:00]
8. Lucy Makes a Few Alterations
1. Lucy Gets Suspicious [:08]
4. An Accident at the Club [:19]
5. Lucy Finds the Lace [2:50]
6. Crashing the Chorus [3:47]
7. Lucy and Ricky Make Up [1:47]
6. Jezebel (El Cumbanchero) [3:37]
2. Lucy Reads the Mail [1:18]
4. Ricky Enlists Fred [7:58]
5. The Girls Take Up Knitting [:58]
6. The Boys Jump to Conclusions [1:13]
8. Competing Parties [2:36]
11. Jingle Bells (Tag Scene) [:00]
Disc #5 -- I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season
2. Scenes: Ricky Needs New Acts [4:19]
3. A Complex Problem [1:47]
4. Three Faces of Lucy [5:50]
5. Fred Spills the Beans [2:23]
6. Lucy Has the "Go-Bloots" [5:31]
7. Farewell, Lucy [2:49]
2. Lucy Ricardo, Playwright [4:19]
3. Fred Lands the Role [1:47]
4. Ricky Wants the Part [5:50]
5. The Perils of Pamela [2:23]
6. A Tree Grows in Havana [5:31]
2. A Tuneful Evening [4:19]
3. The Ricardos Want Out [1:47]
4. Ethel Demands the Rent [5:50]
5. Annoying the Landlords [2:23]
6. A Room Full of Noise [5:31]
7. Moving Day [2:49]
2. Introducing "Petunia" Ricardo [4:19]
3. Lucy Meets Madame LeMond [1:47]
4. "Slowly I Turned" [5:50]
5. Ricky's Short a Dancer [2:23]
6. "Martha" [5:31]
7. Ricky's Revenge [2:49]
Disc #6 -- I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season
2. Peggy Loves Ricky [4:29]
3. A Woman-to-Woman Talk [3:47]
4. Shall We Dance? [5:38]
5. In Hot Water [3:15]
6. Keep Jiggling, Peggy! [3:15]
2. Room With a View [4:29]
3. A "Neighborly" Call [3:47]
4. The O'Briens Rehearse [5:38]
5. A Couple of Snoops [3:15]
6. Lucy Sounds the Alarm [3:15]
7. Man the Barricades! [5:42]
2. Reuniting the Mertzes [4:29]
3. Lucy Misses Ricky [3:47]
4. Fred, the Firebug [5:38]
5. Ricky to the Rescue [3:15]
6. The Mummy Returns [3:15]
2. Ricky Grows Whiskers [4:29]
3. The Bearded Lady [3:47]
4. A Bulldog of a Problem [5:38]
5. Calling Colonel Culpepper [3:15]
6. The Talent Scout Arrives [3:15]
7. Lucy's Movie Offer [5:42]
Disc #7 -- I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season
2. Lucy's Lips Are Sealed
3. Ricky Has an Idea
4. "Talking in His Sleep"
5. The Girls Share the News
6. Breakfast in Bed
2. Revolting Wives
3. Old-Fashioned Breakfast
4. The Girls Bake Bread
5. A Long Loaf
6. "Ricky Rides Again"
8. The Surprise Inspection
2. Errant Spelling
3. Ricky Plays a Prank
4. The Second Time Around
5. A Modest Proposal
6. There's a Small Hotel
7. A Lovely Ceremony
2. Mysterious Money
3. A Closetful of Loot
4. The Conspicuous Cuckoo
5. Lucy Hatches a Scheme
6. A Couple of Crooks
Disc #8 -- I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season
1. Meeting "Little Renita"
4. Fred and Ethel's Advice
5. Spying Scrubwomen
6. Renita Comes to Tea
7. A Surprising Dance
1. Lucy Wants a Freezer
4. The Meat Arrives
5. The Butcher Shop
6. Loading the Freezer
7. Stalling the Boys
1. Lucy Wants the Job
4. Lucy Gets "On TV"
5. Lucy Fires the Girl
6. Vitameatavegamin
7. Showtime!
1. Ricky Needs Publicity
4. The Girls Have an Idea
5. Ricky Gets the News
6. Presenting "The Maharincess"
9. Enter the Tiger
Disc #9 -- I Love Lucy: The Complete First Season
2. Ricky Ricardo, Quiz Whiz? [10:16]
3. Lucy Books Ricky [1:40]
4. The Truth Comes Out [2:12]
5. A Visit to Freddie [3:56]
6. Lucy's Got Answers [1:08]
7. Ricardos on the Radio [5:00]
2. Lucy Takes Her Time [3:42]
3. Spring Ahead, Fall Back? [2:02]
4. Forbidden Fruit [4:27]
5. Ricky Lays Down the Law [1:22]
6. Ice Coffee, Dear? [2:17]
7. Breakfast With the Boss [2:02]
8. The Wives Unite [2:31]
9. Dinner's on Schedule [6:33]
2. Holding Up the Mirror [4:41]
3. The Hat Trick [5:22]
4. "We Grow Hair" [2:08]
5. The Girls Brainstorm [:56]
6. A Bald Men's Party [4:00]
7. Lucy's Torture Treatment [7:28]
2. Lucy Coaches Ricky [2:58]
3. Ricky Quits the Club [4:22]
4. Reservations, Inc. [2:50]
5. The Club Sells Out [3:31]
6. Opening Night! [8:37]
7. Ricky Has Good News [2:17]

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