Don’t You Just Love Lucy?

Now that’s some television!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Raves n Faves Thursday is here, the day for me to gab about some of my favorite things.

I love to laugh and I love television. I walk up to the set, turn it on, go back and sit down, wait and watch that little dot in the center warm up to the full screen, then walk back up to the set and turn the dial to the proper channel I want to watch, go sit back down, realize it’s not the right channel, get back up, change the channel and turn up the volume, go sit back down, then get up again and fiddle with the rabbit ears at an awkward position while trying to see the screen. Sigh, you have no idea what I’m talking about, do you? Oh, go ask your mother, or grandmother. They’ll explain it.

Anyhoo, now or then in the 50’s, it doesn’t matter, I still love Lucy. Here’s a list of some of my favorite episodes in broadcast order that will be sure to give you a giggle or two.

Look, a health drink!

Lucy Does a Commercial (Season 1, Episode 30) Originally aired May 5, 1952 – Dear Lucy, always looking for ways to get into show biz and/or get a job, so why not both? And what could be healthier than a vitamin drink? Turns out “Vitameatavegamin” has some added, um, benefits that could preserve that stuff forever….hic.

Job Switching (Season 2, Episode 1) Originally aired September 15, 1952 – Don’t you just get tired of men saying that women’s work is easy? Yeah, right. The men stay home and make a mess of things while Lucy and Ethel take on jobs at a chocolate factory. Seems like a breeze til they have to do it. Somehow a trip to an all you can eat chocolate bar may not be a dream come true after all!

Lucy and the Fashion Show (Season 4, Episode 20) Originally aired February 28, 1955 – Oh, the glamour! Lucy and Ethel get to meet designer to the stars Don Loper and hobnob with some of the most famous Hollywood wives of the era. The episode is hilarious and it’s so much fun to see the cameos of the LA ladies who lunch and watch how Lucy shows them how it’s done (okay, not really, but so very entertaining)!

See? Not all babies are alike…

Return Home from Europe (Season 5, Episode 26) Originally aired May 14, 1956 – I loved the Ricardos’ and the Mertzs’ adventures across America and Europe. The shows were all so much fun and there’s so many more to share, but I thought this one where Lucy tries to smuggle home some wonderful delicacies to be so creative and doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. Plus, it’s probably something I’d try…

Well, doesn’t Ricky look surprised?

Lucy Does the Tango (Season 6, Episode 20) Originally aired March 11, 1957 – The country life! Yeah, not sure it’s for me, either. But heck, that Lucy’s going to try. Such an egg-citing episode (see it for yourself and you’ll know what I mean), and nothing beats the look on Ricky’s face as it all cracks up!

Now, there are so many other episodes I could go on and on about and there are some that are more famous, but these are a few that I wanted to share with you. Why not drop a comment or two and tell me what you love rave about as your Lucy fave?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more posts. And don’t forget to give my Poppy Cove Mysteries a try if you haven’t already.

Toodles, Barbara Jean

About Barbara Jean Coast

Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. She is currently hard at work telling the cozy tales of the fictional town of Santa Lucia, loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50's, early 60's, known as The Poppy Cove Mysteries.
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