The third season of television's first great situation comedy is collected on this special DVD set. I Love Lucy: The Complete Third Season features 30 episodes which originally aired between 1953 and 1954, following the misadventures of Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball), his husband Ricky (Desi Arnaz), and their friends Ethel and Fred Mertz (Vivian Vance and James Frawley). Highlights of this season include Lucy and Ethel going into business together, the gals becoming dishwashers for a night to cover a dinner check, a visit from Cousin Ernie (Tennessee Ernie Ford), the couples' buying a restaurant, the Ricardos being interviewed by a magazine, and more. The set includes rare and unseen footage, the show's original opening sequences, bloopers, and promotional spots as bonus materials.
Closed Caption; All 31 original season-three episodes restored and digitally remastered ; Flubs; Lost scenes; Restored music; Behind-the-scenes audio featurette; Original series openings; Original animated sequences; Script excerpts; Production notes; Spanish subtitles; Spanish audio available on most episodes; English closed-captions; Scene selections; Song selections; Guest cast information; Series promotional spot; Five complete episodes of Lucy's radio show: My Favorite Husband
Side #1 -- Disc 1 1. Walking Little Ricky 3. Lucy's Left Out 4. Lucy's the Star 5. Blabbermouth Fred 6. Upstaging Ricky 1. A Sneaky Shopper 3. Buy a Dress Shop? 4. The Girls Make the Deal 5. What's in a Name? 6. No Sale 7. "The Check Is Good" 8. Ethel Finds a Buyer 9. Grandma Lucy 10. Sellers' Remorse 1. A Woman's Club TV Show? 3. Planning the Program 4. Reverse Psychology 5. "Dress" Rehearsal 6. Getting Ready 7. On the Air 1. Equality Now! 3. Separate Checks 4. Ricky Calling 5. Lucy Gets an Idea 6. Bogus Baddies 7. Bailing Out the Boys 1. Snapshots of the Baby 3. All About Stevie 4. Lucy Plans a Visit 5. Catching Caroline 6. For Whom the Bell Tolls 7. The Most Beautiful Baby 1. An Honest Proposition 3. Cards on the Table 4. "Tightwad" and "Tacky" 5. A Hazardous Audition 1. Little Ricky's Bedtime 3. Lost in Translation 4. The French Lesson 5. Ricky Bans Lucy 6. If at First... 7. Opening Night Side #2 -- Disc 2 1. Pantomime Quiz 3. Little Ricky's Bedtime 4. Lucy Wants to Help 5. Fred and Ethel Fight 6. Lucy's New Idea 7. Beer for Breakfast? 8. Four Feathered Friends 9. Sofa Sacrifice 1. Madame X Strikes 3. Read All About It! 4. Ethel Suspects Lucy 5. Stakeout 6. Lucy Suspects Ethel 7. Do Not Touch 8. Fred's on the Case 9. Lucy Sets a Trap 1. Comfortable Clothes 3. Ragpickers, Inc. 4. Emptying the Closet 5. Ricky Gets a Call 6. "All New" Clothes 7. Ricky Is "Best Dressed" 1. A Pounding Headache 3. Who's William Parker? 4. Jitterbugging 101 5. Auditions at the Club 6. At the Eye Doctor 7. Showtime! 1. Quiz Kids 3. Carlota Is Coming 4. Lucy Gets the News 5. Dream Girl 6. Big Surprise 1. Dressing for Dinner 3. How to Make a Million 4. As Seen on TV 5. A Little Arithmetic 6. Unselling the Product 7. An Unexpected Reaction 8. Mass Production Side #3 -- Disc 3 1. Ricky's Week Off 3. A Bedtime Story 4. Lucy "Sleeps In" 5. Ricky Loses Ricky 6. Lucy Finds the Baby 1. The Great Divide 3. A Charming Idea 4. Flunking the Test 5. School's in Session 6. Surprising the Boys 7. Turning the Tables 1. Fore! 3. Little Ricky's Bedtime 4. Scrapbook Memories 5. A Change of Plans 6. The Ricardos "Go Out" 7. "Unexpected" Presents 8. Surprise! 1. "Morning" - Take One 3. "Morning" - Take Two 4. Jerry's Publicity Stunt 5. Not the Jealous Type 6. Lucy Finds the Card 7. Minnie, the Moocher 1. Snoopers' Patrol 3. Equal Shares 4. Swindled! 5. Lucy Has a Plan 6. "Testing, 1, 2, 3" 7. Toasting Lucy 1. Lucy's Hat Trick 3. Sales Resistance 4. Testing Ricky's Nerve 5. Rise and Shine! 6. Ricky Gets Juiced Side #4 -- Disc 4 1. Ricky's Reruns 3. The TV Pilot 4. Lucy Has a Plan 5. Lights! Camera! Action! 6. Editing and Re-Editing 7. Mixed Media 1. Ricky's a Winner! 3. Planting a Buck 4. Expensive Groceries 5. Splitting the Bill 6. It's in the Bag 7. Realization Dawns 8. At the Laundry 9. Down to the Wire 1. Hawaii Calls 2. "A Night in Hawaii" 3. Lucy's Letters 4. Freddie Calls 5. Meet the Mertzes 6. "Be a Good Neighbor" 1. Bedtime Reading 3. A Friendly Call 4. Cynthia Visits 5. Desperate for Cash 6. Planning a Stunt 7. War of the Worlds 8. Martians Go Home 9. Unexpected Visitors 10. The Cash Reappears 1. A Novel Idea 3. Hide and Seek 4. "Forever Ember" 5. Incredible News 6. A Little Mix-Up 7. Another Offer 8. Saving the Trash 9. Jigsaw Novel 10. A Textbook Case 1. An Empty Treasury 3. Convincing Ricky 4. The Sour Sextet 5. A Little Publicity 6. Newspaper Clipping 7. The Dance Side #5 -- Disc 5 1. Movie Night 3. Lucy Incognito 4. The Tip-Off 5. Testing Ricky 6. Telling Ethel 7. Lucy Has a Plan 8. So Does Ricky 9. Off to Work 10. The Double Date 1. In a "Cuban Snit" 3. Picking a Business 4. A Deal on a Diner 5. Labor Problems 6. A House Divided 7. Friendly Competition 1. News From Mother 3. Meet Cousin Earnie 4. Early to Bed 5. Early to Rise 6. Ernie Writes Home 7. Wicked City Woman 1. Just the Ticket 3. A TV "Hit" 4. The Cupboard Was Bare 5. The Kindness of Neighbors 6. Bring on the Hot Chickens 7. Millikan's Chicken-Mash Hour 1. Practice Makes Perfect 3. A Few Hands of Gin 4. The Girls Strike Back 5. Some Simple Rules 6. Puttering Around 7. Meeting a Pro 1. Summer Plans 3. A Fair Compromise 4. Meet Mr. Beecher 5. Change of Plans 6. Close Quarters 7. Bathroom Privileges 8. A Late Night Racket 9. Lucy's Scary Idea 10. Murder Most Foul 11. Good News!
Side #1 -- Disc 1 Play All Ricky's 'Life' Story Scenes Songs "The Sidewalks of New York" "The Challenge Routine" "Lady of Spain" "The Loveliest Night of the Year" "Babalu" Play Credits The Girls Go Into Business Play Credits Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress Scenes Songs "When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" "Friendship" (Rehearsal) "Vaya Con Dios" "Friendship" Play Credits Equal Rights Play Credits Baby Pictures Scenes Songs "Acapulco" Play Credits Lucy Tells the Truth Scenes Songs "The Chicken Song" Play Credits The French Revue Scenes Songs "Apache Dance" "Louise" "Valentine" (Instrumental) "Aquellos Ojos Verdes" ("Green Eyes") "Valentine" (Vocal) Play Credits Bonus Flubs It's a Bird! It's a Plane! 3D or Not 3D Not Ricky's Type Guest Cast Ricky's 'Life' Story Dance Instructor Played by Louis Nicoletti The Girls Go Into Business Mrs. Hansen Played by Mabel Paige Woman Shopper Played by Kay Wiley Woman Shopper Played by Barbara Pepper Policeman Played by Emory Parnell Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress Caroline Played by Doris Singleton Marion Played by Shirley Mitchell Clubwoman Played by Ruth Perrott Equal Rights Maitre D' Played by Larry Dobkin Policeman Played by Fred Aldrich Policeman Played by Richard J. Reeves Policeman Played by Louis Nicoletti Baby Pictures Caroline Played by Doris Singleton Charlie Played by Hy Averback Lucy Tells the Truth Caroline Played by Doris Singleton Marion Played by Shirley Mitchell Casting Director Played by Charlie Lane Singer Played by Dorothy Lloyd Knife Thrower Played by Mario Siletti The French Revue Robert Played by Alberto Morin Bouncer Played by Fred Aldrich Bouncer Played by Richard J. Reeves Maitre D' Played by Louis Nicoletti Special Footage 3rd Season Promo CBS Logo Original Opening Lucy on the Radio Play Production Notes Behind the Scenes Play Setup English Language Spanish Language Spanish Subtitles No Subtitles Side #2 -- Disc 2 Play All Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment Play Credits Too Many Crooks Play Credits Changing the Boys' Wardrobe Scenes Songs "Granada" Play Credits Lucy Had Her Eyes Examined Scenes Songs "There's No Business Like Show Business" "Stompin' at the Savoy" 1 "Stompin' at the Savoy" 2 "Varsity Drag" "Stompin' at the Savoy" 3 Play Credits Ricky's Old Girl Friend Play Credits The Million Dollar Idea Play Credits Bonus Flubs Paint the Furniture? One Floating Feather Homecoming Fumble Changing Names Guest Cast Redecorating the Mertzes' Apartment Too Many Crooks Mrs. Trumbull Played by Elizabeth Patterson Madame X Played by Alice Wills Policeman Played by Allen Jenkins Changing the Boys' Wardrobe Mr. Allen Played by Oliver Blake Bill, the Photographer Played by Lee Millar Jerry Played by Jerry Hausner Alberto Played by Alberto Calderón Man in the Nightclub Played by Paul Power Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined Arthur Walsh Played by Himself Bill Parker Played by Dayton Lummis The Doctor Played by Shepard Menken Ricky's Old Girl Friend Jerry Played by Jerry Hausner Carlota Romero Played by Rosa Turich Young Carlota Played by Lillian Molieri The Million Dollar Idea Dickie Davis Played by Frank Nelson Special Footage "Jingle Bells" Tag Scene Restored Opening Lost Dialogue CBS Logo Original Openings Opening I Opening II Lucy on the Radio Play Production Notes Setup English Language Spanish Language Spanish Subtitles No Subtitles Side #3 -- Disc 3 Play All Ricky Minds the Baby Play Credits The Charm School Play Credits Sentimental Anniversary Play Credits Fan Magazine Interview Scenes Songs "Vesti La Giubba" (From "Pagliacci") Play Credits Oil Wells Play Credits Ricky Loses His Temper Play Credits Bonus Flubs I Say "Tomahto" Nice Shoes Guest Cast Ricky Minds the Baby The Charm School Miss Emerson Played by Natalie Schafer Tom Williams Played by Maury Hill Bill Hill Played by Tyler McVey Lou Ann Hill Played by Vivi Janiss Eve Whitney Played by Eve Whitney Sentimental Anniversary Party Guest Played by Bennett Green Party Guest Played by Barbara Pepper Party Guest Played by Hazel Pierce Fan Magazine Interview Eleanor Harris Played by Joan Banks Minnie Played by Kathryn Card Bernice Played by Elvia Allman Jerry, the Agent Played by Jerry Hausner The Neighbor Played by Hazel "Sunny" Boyne Oil Wells Sam Johnson Played by Harry Cheshire Ken, the Detective Played by Ken Christy Nancy Johnson Played by Sandra Gould Ricky Loses His Temper Ventriloquist Played by Max Terhune Morris Williams Played by Byron Kane Mrs. Mulford Played by Madge Blake Special Footage "Trailer" Trailer Restored Music The March of Dimes Fanfare for Brownies CBS Logo Original Opening Parachuting Ricky Lucy on the Radio Play Production Notes Setup English Language Spanish Language Spanish Subtitles No Subtitles Side #4 -- Disc 4 Play All Home Movies Scenes Songs "I'm an Old Cowhand" "Vaya Con Dios" Play Credits Bonus Bucks Play Credits Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation Scenes Songs "King Hamehameha" "A Hawaiian War Chant" "La Cucaracha" "I Get the Blues When it Rains" Ricky's "Medley" Play Credits Lucy Is Envious Play Credits Lucy Writes a Novel Play Credits Lucy's Club Dance Scenes Songs "Twelfth Street Rag" - Rehearsal I "Twelfth Street Rag" - Rehearsal II "Twelfth Street Rag" - Performance Play Credits Bonus Flubs Patsy's Prop Lucy Loses It Radio Retakes Play Guest Cast Home Movies Bennett Green Played by Stanley Farrar Bonus Bucks Laundry Man Played by Tony Michaels Grocery Boy Played by Don Garner Laundry Checker Played by Frank Jaquet Woman at the Laundry Played by Patsy Moran Newspaper Man Played by John Frank Ricky's Hawaiian Vacation Freddie Fillmore Played by Frank Nelson Lucy Is Envious Cynthia Harcourt Played by Mary Jane Croft Al Sparks Played by Herb Vigran Henry Played by Dick Elliott Martha Played by Kay Wiley Elevator Operator Played by Louis Nicoletti Lucy Writes a Novel Mr. Dorrance Played by Pierre Watkin Mr. Eaton Played by Dayton Lummis Messenger Played by Bennett Green Lucy's Club Dance Caroline Played by Doris Singleton Marion Played by Shirley Mitchell Special Footage "Trailer" Plug Snap-Open Pack "Commercial" Rerun Lost Scene CBS Logo Original Openings Parachuting Ricky Pulling the Heart Lucy on the Radio Play Production Notes Setup English Language Spanish Language Spanish Subtitles No Subtitles Side #5 -- Disc 5 Play All The Black Wig Play Credits The Diner Play Credits Tennessee Ernie Visits Scenes Songs "Wabash Cannonball" "Wabash Cannonball" (Reprise) Play Credits Tennessee Ernie Hangs On Scenes Songs "Wabash Cannonball" "Y'All Come" Play Credits The Golf Game Play Credits The Sublease Play Credits Bonus Flubs Through the Window "If...for You...With You" Guest Cast The Black Wig Roberta Played by Eve McVeagh Doug Played by Douglas Evans Waiter Played by Louis Nicoletti Man on the Street Played by Bennett Green The Diner Mr. Watson Played by James Burke The Drunk Played by Fred Sherman Pie Delivery Man Played by Don Garner Patron Played by Alberto Calderón Patron Played by Marco Rizo Tennessee Ernie Visits Ernie Played by Tennessee Ernie Ford Tennessee Ernie Hangs On Ernie Played by Tennessee Ernie Ford Lester Byck Played by Richard Reeves The Golf Game Jimmy Demaret Played by Himself Caddy Played by George Pirrone Tournament Chairman Played by Louis Nicoletti The Sublease Mrs. Hammond Played by Virginia Brissac Mr. Beecher Played by Jay Novello Special Footage Christmas Message Lost Animation Original Credits I Love Lucy Logo Original Openings Pulling the Heart Snap-Open Pack Lucy on the Radio Play Production Notes Slide Show Setup English Language Spanish Language Spanish Subtitles No Subtitles
I Love Lucy - The Complete Third Season 4.3 out of 5based on
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More than 1 year ago
Tennesse Ernie is finally here and Aunt Martha's Old Fashioned Salad Dressing!! Oh what an incredible package!!
More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this show! I have EVERY season of I Love Lucy. They have been digitally remastered, so they look, and sound even better than they do on tv. Wonderful for the whole family. True clean comedy! Barnes and Noble was great, ordered, and received it within 3 days.
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I would love to write a review of this series which I ordered on December 27, 2009. However, it is January 19, 2010 and I still don't have it!!! Very poor customer service received when I contacted bn.com. They don't care!!!! Shop elsewhere.