Archive for the 'I Love Lucy' Category

The Rerun Is Born: October 20, 1952

At the end of the 1951-52 television season, I Love Lucy had skyrocketed to the top of the ratings chart. In just its first season, 39 hilarious episodes were broadcast, each building on an audience that was breaking records. Like almost all other television shows, each broadcast was “watch it or miss it.” Even telefilms were […]

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GREAT TV QUOTE OF THE DAY: I Love Lucy, 1954

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ICONIC COLLECTIBLE: Myth-busting I Love Lucy Comic, January 19, 1953

The “I Love Lucy” comic strip began January 2, 1953 and ended late November, 1954 in newspapers across the country. On the morning of Monday, January 19, 1953, the strip’s subject was the birth of the Ricardo baby, and announced “It’s a BOY!”, about 14 hours BEFORE the famous baby episode aired at 9pm. Every […]

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ICONIC COLLECTIBLES: I LOVE LUCY, 1952

ICONIC COLLECTIBLES: I LOVE LUCY, 1952 I Love Lucy merchandise made millions of dollars for Desilu Studios throughout the 1950’s. The most collectible of these products were manufactured in the earliest seasons of the show. Pictured below, the I Love Lucy-Lucy Ricardo rag doll and the rarest, most valuable I Love Lucy collectible, The Desilu […]

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The Baby, December 8, 1952 – January 18, 1953

This I Love Lucy story arc is the pinnacle of the television event for entertainment. As Christmas, 1952 approached, TV’s top show was enjoying record-breaking ratings and enormous publicity. American audiences had flipped for Lucy Ricardo’s independent spirit and Lucille Ball’s comic genius. The second season premiere, the famous “candy factory episode” had placed Ball and the […]

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