Lucy Show - Official First Season

Lucy Show - Official First Season

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Cast: Lucille Ball

     
 

Lucille Ball proves that her two-year absence from network television has not in any way blunted her comic expertise as The Lucy Show launches its first season. The episodes herein are pleasantly schizophrenic, with widowed mother Lucy Carmichael (Ball, of course) harvesting new comedy opportunities out of such situations asSee more details below

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Lucille Ball proves that her two-year absence from network television has not in any way blunted her comic expertise as The Lucy Show launches its first season. The episodes herein are pleasantly schizophrenic, with widowed mother Lucy Carmichael (Ball, of course) harvesting new comedy opportunities out of such situations as attracting eligible bachelors, raising money to augment her allowance, and wrestling with the trials and tribulations of single motherhood with daughter Chris (Candy Moore) and son Jerry (Jimmy Garrett), and at the same time capturing the carefree zaniness of the I Love Lucy days, vis-à-vis Lucy's misadventures with best her friend and housemate, divorcée Vivian Bagley, played by Ball's former I Love Lucy co-star Vivian Vance. For her part, Viv Bagley also must be both mother and father to her own kid Sherman (Ralph Hart) -- who, fortuitously enough, is Jerry Carmichael's best friend. On the "dating" front, things get off to a fine start with the series' second episode, in which Lucy and Viv finagle Jerry's math teacher (William Windom) into escorting both of them to a Saturday night dance; in later episodes, Lucy will try to win a guy (Frank Aletter) away from Viv by feigning an interest in classical music, and will go gaga over her new boss (John Vivyan) when she takes a temporary job as a society columnist. (Incidentally, Dick Martin of Rowan & Martin fame is seen throughout this season as Harry Conners, Lucy's next-door neighbor and occasional boyfriend.) As for her money-raising schemes, Lucy inaugurates her well-meaning torture of Mr. Barnsahl (Charles Lane), the banker handling her late husband's estate, when she accidentally writes a donation check for two thousand dollars and then goes to great and hilarious lengths to cover up the gaping hole in her bank account. And in a classic episode reminiscent of I Love Lucy at its best, Lucy and Viv set up a "factory" in their kitchen to mass-produce Viv's caramel corn recipe. Finally, our heroines gently intrude upon their offspring's private lives by making a big production of waiting for Chris' return from a date and becoming a public spectacle while refereeing Jerry and Ralph's football game; and best of all, Lucy imitates Charlie Chaplin in a comedy sketch staged for Chris' classmates. And on a pure slapstick-force level, few of the Lucy Show episodes can match the hilarity of the first-season episode in which Lucy and Viv become volunteer firemen, or the one in which Lucy takes singing lessons from guest star Hans Conried to qualify for a neighborhood barbershop quartet, or the installment wherein Lucy finds herself "driving" a dump truck. The first-season ratings of The Lucy Show proved beyond doubt that America still loved Lucy: her series ranked as the fourth most popular TV show in the country, sharing this honor with the popular Bonanza.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/21/2009
UPC:
0097368944046
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
12:53:00
Sales rank:
6,682

Special Features

Closed Caption; New interview with Lucie Arnaz; New interview with Jimm Garrett; Clips from "Opening Night" special; Vintage openings; Vintage closings; Cast commercials; Vintage network promos; Flubs; Cast biographies; Production notes; "The Lucy Show" vintage merchandise

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Lucille Ball Actor,Actress

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lucy Show: The Official First Season
1. Plans for the Evening [:32]
3. Lucy, the Mother Hen [4:25]
4. The Best Mother Ever [2:44]
5. Caught Off Guard [2:22]
6. No Place to Go But Up [7:54]
7. End to a Perfect Evening [:38]
1. Saturday Night Dance [:32]
3. Old Man Taylor Comes to Call [4:25]
4. Lucy Breaks in at the Y [2:44]
5. En Garde! [2:22]
6. Too Many Men [7:54]
1. The Team Needs a Referee [:32]
3. Learning Hand Signals [4:25]
4. Lucy Refs the Game [2:44]
5. An Outing for the Boys [2:22]
6. Game Called for Snow [7:54]
7. Overnight Guests [:38]
1. A Letter From the Bank [:32]
3. Lucy Closes Her Account [4:25]
4. Hiding the Loot [2:44]
5. Sherman Finds the Candy [2:22]
6. A Day At the Carnival [7:54]
7. Elephant-Size Problem [:38]
1. The Grass Needs Mowing [:32]
3. Sheep Shopping [4:25]
4. An Early Snow [2:44]
5. Awake All Night [2:22]
6. Barnsdahl Tries to Help [7:54]
7. Baa Baa Bald Sheep [:38]
1. Back in Uniform [:32]
3. The Girls Volunteer [4:25]
4. Women in Space [2:44]
5. Headline Makers [2:22]
6. Lucy's Big Offer [7:54]
7. Lucy Blasts Off [:38]
1. Jerry Wants a Bike [:32]
3. Lucy Reports for Work [4:25]
4. Caught in the Elevator [2:44]
5. Lunch Time Delivery [2:22]
6. Birthday Two-Wheeler [7:54]
Disc #2 -- The Lucy Show: The Official First Season
1. Blind Date [:32]
3. Music Shop Meeting [8:40]
4. Squeaky Violin [1:32]
5. Sleepytime Gal [4:59]
6. Impressing Dr. Eastman [1:13]
7. Duet For Violin [:44]
1. TV On the Blink [:32]
3. Herb Checks the Tubes [3:45]
4. Conning Mr. Holly [5:09]
5. High Jinks On the Roof [6:12]
6. Stuck In the Chimney [5:38]
7. Viv Lends a Hand [:44]
1. The Kids Make a Mess [:32]
3. Barnsdahl's Bad Advice [5:30]
4. Taking Care of Viv [3:22]
5. Catching the Faker [2:02]
1. Two Dates For Dinner [:32]
3. Everybody Stays Home [2:49]
4. A New Plan of Action [2:53]
5. Converting the Coal Bin [1:52]
6. Harry Comes To Help [9:54]
1. Oh, My Aching Back [:32]
3. Peripatetic Mattress [5:00]
4. Viv's Home Early [3:23]
5. Bunk Beds Tonight [8:37]
6. Lucy On Stilts [2:03]
1. Turkey or Goose? [:32]
3. Decorating For Christmas [5:00]
4. Going or Staying [3:23]
5. Making the Dressing [8:37]
6. Trimming the Trees [2:03]
1. Plans For the Party [:41]
3. Alone On New Year's Eve [2:54]
4. Dinner and Dancing [2:33]
5. A Call For Help [2:34]
6. Charlie Chaplin Sketch [10:33]
1. A Letter From Marge [:41]
3. Kiss and Make Up [1:33]
4. Wedding Preparations [3:07]
5. Decorating the Cake [4:57]
6. Oh, Promise Me [1:51]
Disc #3 -- The Lucy Show: The Official First Season
1. Fire Hazard [:32]
3. Captain Carmichael [6:02]
4. Training Session [4:55]
5. Practicing at Home [5:17]
6. Bedlam at the Firehouse [3:33]
1. Lucy Needs a Job [:32]
3. Reporting For Work [5:32]
4. Lucy Gets Fired [3:51]
5. A Favor From Viv [1:26]
6. Interview With Argyle [9:49]
1. Waiting For the Bathroom [:32]
3. Finding a Plumber [3:44]
4. Harry and Eddie's Plan [2:00]
5. Lucy Insults the Plumber [5:35]
6. Do-It-Yourself Mess [7:33]
7. After Thoughts [1:48]
1. Running Scales [:32]
3. Dishes With Mom [1:52]
4. Quartet Needs a Fourth [7:41]
5. Lessons From Dr. Gitterman [7:28]
6. Before the Show [2:36]
7. The Four [3:03]
1. Viv's Crazy Crunch [:32]
3. Kitchen Assembly Line [10:43]
4. Trouble With the Law [9:02]
1. Waiting For the Girls [:32]
3. We Want To Be Alone [4:33]
4. At the Train Station [4:58]
5. Back From New Rochelle [:59]
6. Dinner at the Pink Pheasant [8:43]
1. The Girls Feel Vulnerable [:32]
3. A Lesson In Judo [11:54]
4. Fights at School [3:45]
5. A Burglar Strikes [3:09]
1. Chris Is a Majorette [:32]
3. At the Ice Cream Parlor [3:53]
4. Baton Twirling [8:06]
5. Parade Day [8:26]
Disc #4 -- The Lucy Show: The Official First Season
1. No Money For Uniforms [:32]
3. Paper Drive [4:42]
4. Selling the Papers [6:01]
5. Special Delivery [5:22]
1. Lucy Phones the President [:32]
3. Train Disaster [5:47]
4. Stopover In Greenview [5:42]
5. Horsing Around [2:19]
6. All Aboard [3:23]
7. Meeting the President [3:01]
1. Night School Classes [:32]
3. Introduction To Chemistry [4:58]
4. Secret of Eternal Youth [4:38]
5. Explosion In the Lab [6:10]
6. Beauty Through Chemistry [5:30]
1. Getting Ready [:32]
3. Girls Night In [8:28]
4. On the Beach [6:23]
5. Deep-Sea Divers [2:05]
6. The Big Party [2:45]
1. Jerry Strikes Out [:32]
3. Lessons From Mom [6:03]
4. No Moms Allowed [3:50]
5. Sneaking In To Watch [8:06]
1. Invitation From Howard [:32]
3. Jerry's nature Craft Project [6:04]
4. Dinner With the Boss [4:38]
5. Off To School [2:36]
6. Butterfly In the Park [2:35]
7. Day In Court [3:16]
1. Reading the Want-Ads [:41]
3. Lucy's Fixer-Upper [4:42]
4. Refurbishing the Boat [6:01]
5. Adrift at Sea [5:22]
6. That Sinking Feeling [:41]

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