I love lucy, american television situation comedy that aired on the columbia broadcasting system (now cbs corporation) from 1951 to 1957 and was the most popular show in america for four of its six prime-time seasons. Wikimedia commons the hollywood reporter lists i love lucy, which premiered in 1951, as the first television program to feature an interracial couple lucy ricardo (lucille ball) was an anglo woman married to cuban bandleader ricky ricardo (desi arnaz. I love lucy is an american television sitcom starring lucille ball, desi arnaz, vivian vance, and william frawley the black-and-white series originally ran from october 15, 1951, to may 6, 1957, on the columbia broadcasting system. Here is the famous chocolate scene from i love lucy, an illustrious tv series in the 1950's here is the famous chocolate scene from i love lucy, an illustrious tv series in the 1950's. After i love lucy became a hit, cbs tried to make lightning strike twice by adapting my favorite husband itself as a tv show (with a different cast and crew), but that show went nowhere and was soon forgotten.
It was the first show inducted into the television hall of fame, and multiple publications, including tv guide and time, have named it one of the best television shows of all-time while i love lucy wasn't the first sitcom, it can be argued that it is the series from which the modern concept of the sitcom stems. Now, for lucy fans everywhere, comes a long-awaited tribute to the most popular series in television history created by a real insider who, as the son of desilu's publicity director, literally grew up on the i love lucy lot, this is the only book of its kind authorized by the lucille ball estate. I love lucy was not the first tv show to use a multi-camera setup, but it was the one that popularized the practice, meaning that all sitcoms since that time use this setup furthermore, it is. Popular videos - i love lucy i love lucy - topic i love lucy by desi arnaz tv theme i love lucy - best ways lucy sneaks into the show by kj ricardo 11:58.
Tv guide defined i love lucy as the season's most popular program -- smooth, deft, solidly produced, and funny by may, an estimated 11,055,000 american families were tuned in to lucy every monday night, an astounding number considering that there were only 15,000,000 television sets in operation that year. Lucy rents out kim's room, but soon chooses to break the lease jackie coogan play kermit the man who rents lucy's extra room lucy feigns love for kermit to get him to leave in the end harry must play lucille's long lost husband. The sixth and final season of i love lucy finds new laughs in some old formulas while also expanding the hugely popular show's horizons with a change of scene things get off to a familiar start when lucy ricardo (lucille ball) gets in the middle of husband ricky's business--in this case, disguising herself as a hot dog salesman at yankee. List of the best i love lucy episodes, as determined by voters like you with all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top i love lucy episodes of all time are.
I love lucy is one of the most popular tv series ever produced and it has been run and re-run for decades here are some interesting and unusual facts about the show and the stars not all questions can be answered by watching the show. The classic sitcom starring lucille ball, desi arnaz, vivian vance and william frawley may have ended some 50 years ago but i love lucy remains incredibly popular around the world the characters. A very nice gift for lucy lovers pretty clean (meaning family friendly) too ( just like the tv show ), i bought it for my 12 years old can also serve very well as a coffee table book.
Myths and mysteries surround pioneering of 3-camera tv : broadcasting: a popular belief is that desi arnaz created the technique for 'i love lucy' in 1951, but evidence of the system dates to 1947. I love lucy is an american television sitcom starring lucille ball, desi arnaz, vivian vance, and william frawleythe black-and-white series originally ran from october 15, 1951 to may 6, 1957 on cbs, after the series ended in 1957, a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials it ran from 1957 to 1960. Tv executives initially blanched at the idea of their heroine being married to a cuban-american lucille ball, who played lucy, had to fight hard for her real-life husband desi arnaz to be cast as. The ever popular tv show, i love lucy, is back on the air with a new season of drama packed episodes ready to record the commercial that will propel her into show business, lucy ricardo downs the nutritional syrup, unaware that the product contains twenty-four percent alcohol. 1950s tv was led by sitcoms and game shows obviously specials were still a big deal and color tv was starting to gain some traction i love lucy enjoyed a magical three year run at the top of the ratings game shows like $64,000 question and the price is right were very popular too but in the late.
Fans of lucille ball hold i love lucy in very high regard, often calling it the greatest and most influential sitcom in television history in fact, in 2012, abc news and people magazine conducted a survey which resulted in i love lucy being voted the best tv show of all time. This is a listing of the average top shows for seasons in the 1950s. I love lucy lucy ricardo (1951-1957) the bob hope show lucy ricardo (1956) forever, darling susan vega (1956. I love lucy, starring our favorite redhead, lucille ball, was rated in 2012 by people magazine and abc news as the best tv comedy and the greatest tv show of all time what an honor i love lucy was the most watched show in the us for 4 out of the 6 seasons it aired, and won 5 emmy awards.
I love lucy first got on the air because ball knew cbs' desire to have a tv version of her hit radio show, my favorite husband, was strong enough that the network would cave to her desire to have arnaz play her husband on the show, despite reluctance about depicting a cuban-born man married to an american woman. I love lucy and its cast received twenty-three emmy award nominations, winning five times ball and arnaz, already well known in 1951, were lauded as tv's first family on the april 6, 1953, cover of life magazine.
Since i love lucy premiered in 1951, star lucille ball has been one of america's most worshipped performers long after the show went off the air, new generations continue to discover her. You'll be seeing double with the all new i love lucy superstar special two back-to-back classic episodes in glorious color friday, may 19 at 9/8c. Cuban-born bandleader, ricky ricardo, and his wife, lucy, live in a brownstone apartment building on east 68th street in new york city the beautiful but daffy lucy has the nasty habit of getting.