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The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 

Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lucille Ball ...  Lucy Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Desi Arnaz ...  Ricky Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Vivian Vance ...  Ethel Mertz 13 episodes, 1957-1960
William Frawley ...  Fred Mertz 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Richard Keith Richard Keith ...  Little Ricky Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
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Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, but in this sequel there is a famous guest star in each episode for her to bug. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Love Lucy See more »

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Desilu Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lucille Ball immediately filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz the very first week-day, after filming was complete of the thirteenth episode, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: Lucy Meets the Mustache (1960). See more »

Quotes

Lucy Ricardo: But how's Ricky ever going to find out who took the pearls?
Ethel Mertz: He'll ask me and I'll confess.
Lucy Ricardo: Why?
Ethel Mertz: Because while he's asking me, he'll have his fingers around my throat!
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Alternate Versions

A crucial scene from episode 2 of season 1, _"The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1957) "The Celebrity Next Door" (#1.2)_, has been omitted on TV broadcasts as well as from the video version, even from the so-called complete prints titled "We Love Lucy". Fred gets splattered with strawberry pie, he retreats to the kitchen with Ethel, and Lucy says how humiliated she is. Tallulah Bankhead quickly & personally said "Oh, forget it darling. This is my lucky night, I'm allergic to strawberries. They give me hives!" Lucy and Tallulah then banter back and forth for a moment. The tail end of this scene is missing in recent prints, where Ricky asks if Tallulah would like some coffee. This brief missing scene sets up what happens among the final scenes, where Tallulah Bankhead broke out in hives. See more »

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Follows I Love Lucy (1953) See more »

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Poor, in comparison to the original....
16 July 2006 | by scholara2See all my reviews

This shows what a hard act "I Love Lucy" is to follow. I caught some of the episodes by happenstance, since they are so rarely shown.

The best way I can describe "We Love Lucy" is a tire with all of the air let out; flat. The cast looked to me like they were on their last leg. They seemed to go thru the motions, but with none of the enthusiasm they had on the original show. IMO, the celebrity guest stars didn't help.

This was especially true of Lucy and Desi. From what I read in the book "Desilu", the flatness of the show can be partly attributed to their marriage problems, which kept on spilling over on the set, no doubt causing a sour atmosphere.

Nowhere was the tension more evident than in the final episode with Ernie Kovacs, in which neither Lucy nor Desi looked at all happy, and which was confirmed by Kovacs' wife, who sang in that episode.

Another curious thing is how Lucy's voice became hoarse (and stayed that way for the rest of her life) in the "We Love Lucy" shows.


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