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The Lucy ShowNetwork: CBS
Episodes: 156 (half-hour)
Seasons: Six

TV show dates: October 1, 1962 — March 11, 1968
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Mary Jane Croft, Sid Gould, Carole Cook, Dick Martin, Roy Roberts, Jimmy Garrett, Mary Wickes, Ann Sothern, Lucie Arnaz, Ralph Hart, Donald Briggs, Desi Arnaz Jr., Joan Swift, Carol Burnett, Lew Parker, Candy Moore, James Gonzales, and Charles Lane.

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TV show description:
Comedienne Lucille Ball stars as Lucy Carmichael, a recent widow and a resident of Danfield, New York. Lucy and her two children, daughter Chris (Candy Moore) and son Jerry (Jimmy Garrett), move into a house with her recently divorced friend, Vivian Bagley (Vivian Vance), and her son Sherman (Ralph Hart).

Lucy’s late husband leaves her a rather large trust fund and she tries to convince banker Mr. Barnsdahl (Charles Lane) to loosen his grip on it. The first season focuses on the two single moms struggling to pay the bills, raise their children on their own, and to find new love.

In the second season, president of the bank Theodore J. Mooney (Gale Gordon) takes over the role of the grumpy banker assigned to Lucy’s trust fund. Her attempts to obtain more of her money increase once she begins working as Mr. Mooney’s secretary.

Later in the series, when Vivian remarries and Lucy’s children leave home, Lucy follows Mr. Mooney to California to continue working as his secretary. She spends her days working at the bank and catching up with her old friend Rosie Harrigan or “Countess Framboise” (Ann Sothern) as she’s become better known. Like Lucy, The Countess is also a widow. But instead of leaving her with a trust fund, the Countess’ husband has only left her with a stack of bills.

As time goes on, Lucy becomes good friends with Mary Jane Lewis (Mary Jane Croft) and tries to get closer to the slew of celebrity stars that she meets at the bank, including Dean Martin, Jack Benny, George Burns, and Joan Crawford.

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"The Lucy Show": Season 1
Season 1
The Lucy Show Season 1.jpg
Season 1 DVD Cover
Aired fromOctober 1, 1963 - April 29, 1963
PremiereLucy Waits Up for Chris
FinaleLucy Buys a Boat
Season guide
Season 2

Season 1 of The Lucy Show lasted from October 1, 1962 to April 29, 1963, with a total of 30 episodes.

 Series overview[]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
130 October 1, 1962 April 29, 1963
   228 September 30, 1963 April 27, 1964
326 September 21, 1964 April 12, 1965
426 September 13, 1965 March 21, 1966
522 September 12, 1966 March 6, 1967
624 September 11, 1967 March 11, 1968

Season 1 (1962–1963)[]


List of The Lucy Show episodes

overallNo. in
seasonTitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date11"Lucy Waits Up for Chris"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerOctober 1, 1962 (1962-10-01) Lucy promises her daughter, Chris, that she won't wait for her, but when she inadvertently breaks her promise, she has to get upstairs from the outside of the house.22"Lucy Digs Up a Date"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerOctober 8, 1962 (1962-10-08) Lucy tries to get a date with her son Jerry's new teacher, so she looks at his driver license—and doesn't put it back.33"Lucy Is a Referee"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerOctober 15, 1962 (1962-10-15) Lucy becomes a referee at a football game. After her incompetence gets both teams disqualified, she scrambles to make it up to them.44"Lucy Misplaces $2,000"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerOctober 22, 1962 (1962-10-22) After her banker, Mr. Barnsdahl, says his bank never makes a mistake and Lucy ends up with $2,000 after a mistake, she tries to keep it to play a joke, but the kids unknowingly take it to the park.55"Lucy Buys a Sheep"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerOctober 29, 1962 (1962-10-29) After Viv's son, Sherman, gives Lucy an idea, she buys a sheep to keep the lawn tidy, and has to keep it in the house when it starts snowing.66"Lucy Becomes an Astronaut"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerNovember 5, 1962 (1962-11-05) Lucy and Viv go into a space simulator for 24 hours and Lucy says she's ready for NASA to call her to go to space, so Viv plays a prank on her.77"Lucy Is a Kangaroo for a Day"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerNovember 12, 1962 (1962-11-12) In order to get Jerry a bike for his birthday, Lucy takes a temporary job as a secretary. However, when her dress is destroyed, she is forced to deliver papers in a kangaroo costume.88"Lucy the Music Lover"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerNovember 19, 1962 (1962-11-19) Lucy goes on a date to the opera with a man interested in music. Problems arise when Viv takes a liking to him.99"Lucy Puts Up a TV Antenna"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerNovember 26, 1962 (1962-11-26) After a boring night without TV (because the antenna fell down), Lucy tries to save a little money by putting up a new antenna with Viv.1010"Vivian Sues Lucy"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerDecember 3, 1962 (1962-12-03) Vivian falls and twists her ankle when the kids leave a mess in the house. Lucy is afraid she'll sue, so she tries to trick Viv into signing a paper that says she won't sue. When Viv finds out, Lucy must contend to her every need.1111"Lucy Builds a Rumpus Room"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerDecember 10, 1962 (1962-12-10) Lucy and Viv decide to build a rumpus room after having conflicting dates at the house.1212"Lucy and Her Electric Mattress"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerDecember 17, 1962 (1962-12-17) Lucy buys Viv an electric mattress, but when Viv comes home early, the two must sleep in Jerry and Sherman's bunk beds.1313"Together for Christmas"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerDecember 24, 1962 (1962-12-24) For the first time, Lucy and Viv decide to celebrate Christmas together. However, problems arise when they disagree on everything.1414"Chris's New Year's Eve Party"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerDecember 31, 1962 (1962-12-31) Chris throws a New Year's Eve party and doesn't want Lucy and Viv there, but needs them to come to the rescue when the party becomes a flop.1515"Lucy's Sister Pays a Visit"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerJanuary 7, 1963 (1963-01-07) Lucy's sister has eloped, but Lucy wants her to have a formal ceremony right in the house. Things get tipsy when the nervous groom spikes the punch with champagne and the girls drink it.1616"Lucy and Viv Are Volunteer Firemen"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerJanuary 14, 1963 (1963-01-14) Lucy and Viv decide to become volunteer firemen.1717"Lucy Becomes a Reporter"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerJanuary 21, 1963 (1963-01-21) Lucy becomes a reporter, but is fired, and must have Viv get her job back by interviewing an old flame of Viv's, and important businessman.1818"Lucy and Viv Put in a Shower"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerJanuary 28, 1963 (1963-01-28) Tired of Chris hogging the bathroom every morning, Lucy and Viv decide to trick Harry & Eddie into building a shower in the boys' room. When the plumber Harry and Eddie secretly hired quits (after Lucy insults him), Lucy & Viv must finish the shower- but they accidentally get trapped in the shower while it's filling up with water.1919"Lucy's Barbershop Quartet"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerFebruary 4, 1963 (1963-02-04) Lucy tries to join Viv's Quartet and hires a singing tutor to teach her how to sing.2020"Lucy and Viv Become Tycoons"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerFebruary 11, 1963 (1963-02-11) Lucy and Viv decide to market Viv's homemade Carmel Corn, but they break zoning laws.2121"No More Double Dates"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerFebruary 18, 1963 (1963-02-18) Viv and Lucy don't want to go on Double Dates anymore, but both of them secretly still want to.2222"Lucy and Viv Learn Judo"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerFebruary 25, 1963 (1963-02-25) To protect themselves better, Lucy and Viv take judo lessons, but problems arise when Jerry and Sherman start fighting.2323"Lucy Is a Soda Jerk"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerMarch 4, 1963 (1963-03-04) Chris takes on a job of Soda Jerk to buy a uniform and Lucy takes over her shift during a parade.2424"Lucy Drives a Dump Truck"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerMarch 11, 1963 (1963-03-11) Lucy foolishly collects 34 tons (68,000 lbs.) of paper, but must deliver it to the next town.2525"Lucy Visits the White House"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerMarch 25, 1963 (1963-03-25) Lucy and her children's scout group build a sugar cube replica of the White House which they were going to present to President John F. Kennedy. However, the replica is crushed and Lucy scrambles at the various locations the train stops at to build another.2626"Lucy and Viv Take Up Chemistry"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerApril 1, 1963 (1963-04-01) To freshen up their skills, Lucy and Viv take Chemistry classes at Night School, but Lucy tries to develop eternal youth and Viv decides to play a prank on her.2727"Lucy Is a Chaperone"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerApril 8, 1963 (1963-04-08) Lucy and Viv chaperone Chris' school trip, but Chris becomes embarrassed by them.2828"Lucy and the Little League"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerApril 15, 1963 (1963-04-15) Lucy coaches Jerry in little league, but is expelled from the game for mouthing off to the referee.2929"Lucy and the Runaway Butterfly"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerApril 22, 1963 (1963-04-22) Lucy lets go of Jerry's butterfly and tries to catch it.3030"Lucy Buys a Boat"Jack DonohueBob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf and Bob SchillerApril 29, 1963 (1963-04-29) Lucy and Viv buy a boat and become stranded in the lake while riding it.

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Papermoon Loves Lucy — “The Lucy Show” ~ Season 1

“The Lucy Show” ~ Season 1


A handy dandy guide to helping you find your favorite episode blogs here at Papermoon Loves Lucy. Click on the hyperlinks to be taken directly to that episode’s trivia, background, and bloopers!


“Lucy Waits Up For Chris”(S1;E1) ~ October 1, 1962


“Lucy Digs Up a Date”(S1;E2) ~ October 8, 1962


“Lucy Is a Referee” (S1;E3) ~ October 15, 1962


“Lucy Misplaces $2,000” (S1;E4) ~ October 22, 1962


“Lucy Buys a Sheep”(S1;E5) ~ October 29, 1962


“Lucy Becomes an Astronaut” (S1;E6) ~ November 5, 1962


“Lucy Is a Kangaroo for a Day” (S1;E7) ~ November 12, 1962


“Lucy the Music Lover”(S1;E8) ~ November 19, 1962


“Lucy Puts Up a TV Antenna”(S1;E9) ~ November 26, 1962


“Vivian Sues Lucy” (S1;E10) ~ December 3, 1962


“Lucy Builds a Rumpus Room” (S1;E11) ~ December 10, 1962


“Lucy and Her Electric Mattress” (S1;E12) ~ December 17, 1962


“Together for Christmas” (S1;E13) ~ December 24, 1962


“Chris’s New Year’s Eve Party” (S1;E14) ~ December 31, 1962


“Lucy’s Sister Pays a Visit” (S1;E15) ~ January 7, 1963


“Lucy and Viv Are Volunteer Firemen” (S1;E16) ~ January 14, 1963


“Lucy Becomes a Reporter” (S1;E17) ~ January 21, 1963


“Lucy and Viv Put in a Shower” (S1;E18) ~ January 28, 1963


“Lucy’s Barbershop Quartet” (S1;E19) ~ February 4, 1963


“Lucy and Viv Become Tycoons” (S1;E20) ~ February 11, 1963


“No More Double Dates” (S1;E21) ~ February 18, 1963


“Lucy and Viv Learn Judo” (S1;E22) ~ February 25, 1963


“Lucy Is a Soda Jerk”(S1;E23) ~ March 4, 1963


“Lucy Drives a Dump Truck”(S1;E24) ~ March 11, 1963


“Lucy Visits the White House” (S1;E25) ~ March 25, 1963


“Lucy and Viv Take Up Chemistry” (S1;E26) ~ April 1, 1963


“Lucy Is a Chaperone”(S1;E27) ~ April 8, 1963


“Lucy and the Little League”(S1;E28) ~ April 15, 1963


“Lucy and the Runaway Butterfly” (S1;E29) ~ April 22, 1963


“Lucy Buys a Boat”(S1;E30) ~ April 29, 1963


  • RegularCast: Lucille Ball (Lucy Carmichael), Vivian Vance (Vivian Bagley), Jimmy Garrett (Jerry Carmichael), Ralph Hart (Sherman Bagley), Candy Moore (Chris Carmichael)
  • Recurring Cast: Tom Lowell (Alan Harper), Dick Martin (Harry Connors), Donald  Briggs (Eddie Collins), Mary Jane Croft (Audrey Simmons), Charles Lane (Mr. Barnsdahl), Carole Cook (Thelma Green), Dorothy Konrad (Dorothy Boyer), Hans Conried (Dr. Gitterman), Lucie Arnaz (Cynthia), Desi Arnaz Jr. (Billy)
  • Guest Cast: Nancy Kulp, John McGiver, Majel Barrett, Janet Waldo, Peter Marshall, Frank Nelson, Alan Reed, Lou Krugman, Jerry Hausner, Don Grady, William Schallert, Herb Vigran, Mary Wickes, Ellen Corby, Sid Gould, Reta Shaw
  • Live Animal Cast: Dog (Tiger), Elephant (Jumbo), Horse (Annabel), Sheep (Clementine)
  • There were 30 new episodes
  • All episodes written by Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Weiskopf, 
    Bob Schiller
  • All episodes directed by Jack Donohue
  • Episodes 1 through 15 produced by Desi Arnaz
  • Filmed and Broadcast in Black and White
  • Filmed at Stage 21, Desilu Studios, Hollywood
  • Total Binge Hours: 15 hours (with commercials)
  • Papermoon’s Full Moon Pick: “Together For Christmas” (E15)
  • Papermoon’s Half Moon Pick: “Lucy and Viv Learn Judo” (E22)
  • Season 1 was #4 in the ratings (tied with “Bonanza”) with a 29.8 share
  • The season started later (October 1) and finished later (April 29) than any other season of “The Lucy Show”
  • Lucille Ball was nominated for a 1963 Emmy Award as Best Actress in a Series, but lost to Shirley Booth (“Hazel”) 
  • Episode 11 was originally meant to be "Lucy and Viv Fight Over Harry”, but was shut down during filming due to production problems. This was the only episode of the series to be shut down.
  • “Lucy and Viv Put in a Shower” (E18) and  “Lucy’s Barbershop Quartet” (E19) somehow fell out of copyright protection and were subsequently issued on poor quality discount video and DVD.   
  • Season 1 was released on DVD on July 21, 2009

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Powell’s greatest fame came as the star of MGM’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(1954) which was referenced on the “I Love Lucy” episode “Lucy in the Swiss Alps” (ILL S5;E21) in 1956, and In “Ricky Needs an Agent” (ILL S4;E29) as “Seven Brides for Seven Cubans” when agent Lucille McGilliucuddy is proposing possible projects for Ricky so that MGM won’t release him from his contract. But, inevitably, ”He’s released.”

“I didn’t quit movies. They quit me.” ~ Jane Powell


Lucille Ball and Jane Powell appeared on the same television programs three times. On Valentine’s Day 1954, Ed Sullivan’s TOAST OF THE TOWN presented “MGM’s 30th Anniversary Tribute”. As new MGM stars for their film The Long, Long Trailer, Lucy and Desi walked the red carpet along with Powell, who later performed “The Jewel Song” from Faust.  She was also seen in a clip from MGM’sRoyal Wedding(1951). 


In 1985, Powell joined Lucille Ball, Lucie Arnaz, and 97 other celebrities for “Night of 100 Stars II” at Radio City Music Hall. 


Finally, both Powell and Ball were seen in “Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood” on May 18, 1987. This was a two-hour special on ABC TV that won an Emmy for editing.


Jane Powell was married five times and had three children. She was 92 years old. 


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Michael Constantine was born Constantine Joanides in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Greek parents. He made his Broadway debut in the hit play “Inherit the Wind” on April 21, 1955. On October 19, 1959, Constantine was part of the opening-night cast of the hit play “The Miracle Worker,” appearing in the role of Dr. Anagnos. It ran for 719 performances. He made his motion picture debut inThe Last Mile(1959), but had already begun appearing in the medium in which he made his reputation, television, the year before.


Although he never acted opposite Lucille Ball or Desi Arnaz, he was employed by Desilu in their hit series “The Untouchables” playing five characters on the series from 1961 to 1963. 


He was cast in the pilot for a Desilu series “Hide and Seek” which was not picked up for series but was aired on August 5, 1963 as part of “Vacation Playhouse”.  The pilot was written by Jess Oppenheimer and starred Keith Andes, who had just played opposite Lucille Ball on Broadway and would play her boyfriend on two episodes of “The Lucy Show.”


On December 17, 1963, Constantine appeared on an episode of Desilu’s circus series “The Greatest Show on Earth”.  The week before, Lucille Ball herself had appeared on the series. 


On April 27, 1966, Constantine was seen on an episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” which was shot at Desilu Studios.  On March 11, 1968 he back at Desilu Studios for an episode of “The Danny Thomas Hour”. 


In 1969, he was back at the studio for an episode of “Mission: Impossible” although by that time the studio was known as Paramount.  


He continued working on television, appearing with Lucie Arnaz in a 1988 episode of “Murder She Wrote.” 


He found a career resurgence playing Gus in two “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” films and the television series.  

He was 94 years old and left behind a wife and two children. 




Betty Lynn was born as Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn in Kansas City, MO. She was best known for her role as Thelma Lou, Deputy Barney Fife’s girlfriend, on “The Andy Griffith Show”.  Although the series was filmed at Desilu Studios, she never appeared on screen with Lucille Ball. However, her co-stars (Andy Griffith, Fred MacMurray, and Don Knotts) often did. 

She came to Hollywood in 1948 after appearing on Broadway and did several films, includingJune Bride with Bette Davis.  


She started playing Thelma Lu in March 1961. Despite playing the role for five years, she appeared in only 26 episodes. 

“I didn’t want to leave Thelma Lou. I really loved her. I enjoyed her. She was sweet and kind, she was so fun to play, and I loved working with Don Knotts - he was so wonderful." 


In 1986, she reprised the role of Thelma Lou in the reunion television movie Return to Mayberry, in which Thelma Lou and Barney Fife are finally married.


From 1967 to 1971, she was back at Desilu Studios to film seven episodes of “My Three Sons,” in which she played Janet (or Janice) Dawson for six episodes, and Lois Bradley for one episode. Lynn had appeared with star Fred MacMurray in the 1949 film Father Was a Fullback


In 2006, Lynn retired from acting and relocated to Mount Airy, North Carolina, the home town of Andy Griffith and the town on which Mayberry is believed to have been based, despite Griffith’s claims to the contrary. Lynn died on October 16, 2021, after a brief illness, at the age of 95.




Leslie Bricusse was a British composer, lyricist, and playwright, most prominently working in musicals and movie music. He was best known for writing the music and lyrics for the filmsDoctor Dolittle, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Scrooge, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and the songs “Goldfinger”, “You Only Live Twice”, “Can You Read My Mind” (with John Williams) from Supermanand “Le Jazz Hot!” (with Henry Mancini) from Victor/Victoria.


In “Lucy in London” (October 24, 1966), Lucy’s escort through London is Leslie Bricusse’s writing partner, performer Anthony Newley, who sings a myriad of Bricusse-Newley songs throughout the special.  


Newley sings “On a Wonderful Day Like Today” as he zooms off on his motorcycle with Lucy in his sidecar.  A chorus of schoolgirls on bicycles join in singing “The Beautiful Land.” Newley then sings a bit of “Sweet Beginning” as they drive through Piccadilly Circus. These songs are all from their musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, which Newley co-wrote with Leslie Bricusse and starred in on Broadway in 1965. This is the show that gave Lucy’s cousin (and producer) Cleo Smith the idea to cast Newley, who only had a two week opening in hisDoctor Dolittle shooting schedule (a musical movie that also had songs by Briccusse and Newley) to film the special with Lucy. Bricusse and Newley won a 1968 Oscar for the song “Talk To The Animals” from that film. 


On the banks of the Thames, Newley quickly sings a bar of “What Kind of Fool Am I?” a song he wrote and performed in Stop the World – I Want To Get Off.The song won a 1963 Grammy Award for Best Song. 


In a theatre setting, he first sings “Fine Day in London” then “I’m Gonna Build a Mountain” (from their musical Roar of the Greasepaint). He follows with “Once in a Lifetime” (from their musical Stop the World) and “Nothing Can Stop Me Now,” also from Greasepaint.  


When Lucille Ball guest starred on the very first episode of the short-lived “The Steve Lawrence Show” (September 13, 1965) Lawrence also sang “Once in a Lifetime”.  


Not coincidentally, when Ball and Lawrence made their grand entrance down 44th Street in New York City on the back of an elephant, they arrived at  the Shubert Theatre, where Bricusse’s musical The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowdwas playing. You can see the title on the marquee in the upper left corner of the photo, and behind the elephant’s head. 


When Tennessee Ernie Ford guest-starred on “Here’s Lucy” in 1969, his back-up singers, The Back Porch Majority, sang “On a Wonderful Day Like Today” from The Roar of the Greasepaint. 


When Sammy Davis Jr. guest starred on “Here’s Lucy” in 1970, Lucy Carter offers Sammy the use of the office telephone as repayment for “What Kind of Fool Am I?” The song was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and published in 1962. It was introduced by Anthony Newley in the musical Stop The World - I Want To Get Off.  In 1978 Davis starred in a Broadway revival of the musical and also did a television special called “Sammy Stops the World.”  In 1971 Davis recorded another Bricusse / Newley tune, “The Candy Man” from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It was a number one hit for the singer and is still associated with him today, although it was not one of his favorites.  


CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years”(November 28, 1976) kicks things off with a montage of memorable moments of Lucy on TV is underscored by Frank Sinatra singing Bricusse’s 1961 song “My Kind of Girl”. Later in the program, Steve Lawrence sings Bricusse and Newley’s “Look at that Face” in celebration of Ball’s famous physiognomy.  


In “Happy Birthday, Bob”a 1978 TV special celebrating Bob Hope’s 75th birthday and guest starring Lucille Ball, Sammy Davis Jr. sings a medley of “Gonna Build a Mountain” /  “What Kind of Fool Am I?” / “Once in a Lifetime” by Bricusse and Newley. 

Bricusse resided in California and was married to actress Yvonne Romain and had a son, Adam. He died on 19 October 2021, at the age of 90.




Jay Sandrich was born in Los Angeles, California. Sandrich was a television director who won two Emmy Awards for Directing of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Cosby Show”.  


He started his career as Assistant Director of season six of “I Love Lucy”


 After “I Love Lucy” ended, he moved with the cast and crew to become AD on 11 of 13 of the “Lucy-Desi Comedy Hours”.  He also was AD on “The Desilu Revue” and the Lucille Ball film The Facts of Life (1960). In addition, he worked on Desilu’s “The Ann Sothern Show” “The Untouchables” and “Angel”.  

His first solo directing credit was on “The Danny Thomas Show” shot at Desilu. He had been AD on the show since 1957. 


He directed three episodes of “Here’s Lucy” in 1970:

“I was so young and caught in the middle of America’s favorite couple breaking up. Psychologically, I didn’t know how to handle it because I was in the middle. They all were wonderful people but naturally there was tension.” ~ Jay Sandrich about working on "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” in 1957 

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Peter Palmer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is best remembered for his role as Abner Yokum in the 1956 Broadway production and 1959 film adaptation of the musical comedy LI’L ABNER.  He won a 1956 Theatre World Award for the role. On stage, he starred opposite Edie Adams (later Mrs. Ernie Kovacs) as Daisy Mae.  The stage musical was also the debut of Valerie Harper, who later appeared on Broadway with Lucille Ball in WILDCAT.  Throughout the 1950′s, the comic strip Li’l Abner by Al Capp was one of the most-read strips in history, and references became a part of pop-culture, mentioned on several episodes of “My Favorite Husband” even on “I Love Lucy.”  


In 1981, Lucille Ball cast Palmer (above right) in her one and only (official) directing credit - a pilot for NBC titled “Bungle Abbey” starring Gale Gordon. This failed sitcom about a group of monks, was one of Lucille Ball’s few projects for the Peacock network, who had wooed Lucy away from CBS with much fanfare in 1980. For the pilot, he was re-united with his LI’L ABNER film co-star William Lanteau. Lanteau first appeared with Lucille Ball in The Facts of Life (1960). In addition to an episode of “The Lucy Show,” Lanteau did four episodes of “Here’s Lucy,” and the 1964 special “Mr. and Mrs.” 


Palmer died in Florida at the age of 90. He was married twice and had six children. 


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“My Favorite Husband” ~ Season one aired on CBS Radio from July 5, 1948 to July 1, 1949.  There were 51 half hour episodes.  Starting in January 1949, the characters would have their last name changed to Cugat, the character of Cory Cartwright would was phased out, Gale Gordon and Bea Benadaret became regulars as the Atterburys, and the main sponsor became Jell-O.

Regular Cast: Lucille Ball as Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Cooper, Richard Denning as George Cooper, Ruth Perrott as Katie the Maid, Gale Gordon as Rudoph Atterbury, Bea Benadaret as Iris Atterbury, and Bob LeMond, Announcer.  

Season 1 (Part Two) Guest Cast: Frank Nelson (11 episodes), Hans Conried (9 episodes), Florence Halop (3 episodes), Jerry Hausner (2 episodes), Gerald Mohr (2 episodes), Alan Reed (2 episodes), Doris Singleton (2 episodes), Joe Kearns, Jack Edwards, Jean Vander Pyl, William Johnston, Verna Felton, GeGe Pearson, Pinto Colvig, Steve Allen, Elvia Allman, Gloria Blondell, John Heistand, John Heistand, Parley Baer, Peter Leeds, Shirley Mitchell, Wally Maher, Shirley Mitchell, Johnny McGovern, Ted DeCorsia, Milton Stark, and Mary Lansing.

To Experience the Full Episode Blogs - for both “My Favorite Husband” and “I Love Lucy” - simply click on the hyperlinked (underlined) text.

* = Episodes not available for preview or considered lost.


“Over Budget - Beans” (aka “Beans for Three Weeks”) ~ January 7, 1949 

Synopsis ~ Liz goes over her budget again by buying six cases of beans that were on special so George cuts off her allowance. Soon they’re eating nothing but beans, and the electricity and telephone have been disconnected!


”Piano & Violin Lessons”  (aka “Professor Krausmeyer’s Talent Scouts”) ~ January 14, 1949

Synopsis ~ Liz takes up the piano to win a radio talent contest. To get even, George starts playing the violin. Who will win?


“The Marriage License Error” (aka “Marriage License”) ~ January 21, 1949

Synopsis ~ Liz and George find their marriage license and discover that instead of “George H. Cooper,” it says “George C. Hooper.” Now Liz is convinced that she and George aren’t legally married!


“The Absolute Truth” ~ January 28, 1949

Synopsis ~ Liz and George bet each other that they can each go for 24 hours without telling a lie. Even a little white one.


“Speech for Civic Organization”(aka “Liz Debates Alaska in Town Forum”) ~ February 4, 1949 

Synopsis ~ Liz, anxious to win the approval of an important dinner guest, simply agrees with everything he says. The guest is so impressed with her intelligence that he invites her to be a speaker at his next civic forum.


“Valentine’s Day” (aka “Valentine’s Day Mischief”) ~ February 11, 1949 

Synopsis ~ Katie, the Maid, is sweet on Mr. Dabney, the butcher, and Liz offers to help. But when Liz’s Valentine to George gets switched with her check to pay the butcher’s bill, Mr. Dabney gets the wrong idea.


“Secretarial School”(aka “Liz Attends Claremont Business School”) ~ February 18, 1949

Synopsis ~ George needs a new secretary, so Liz enrolls in secretarial school so she can fill the position.


“Absentmindedness” (aka “Liz’s Absent-mindedness”) ~ February 25, 1949 

Synopsis ~ Liz goes to see a doctor about her absentmindedness, and then reports her car to be stolen when she forgets that George dropped her off at the doctor! Liz takes a memory course. It works in reverse and she ends up with amnesia and George finds himself in jail.

*“Mother-In-Law” ~ March 5, 1949

Synopsis ~ George’s mother comes to visit. Liz hopes to drive her out by spreading ragweed and other allergy-inducing plants around the house, but her plan backfires when George’s mother starts dating her allergist.

  • Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet, do not play the Atterburys in this program. Bea Benaderet plays George’s mother, and Gale Gordon plays George’s mother’s boyfriend.

“Charity Revue” (aka “Red Cross Benefit Revue”) ~ March 11, 1949

Synopsis ~ Mr. Atterbury asks George to work up a song and dance routine for the local Red Cross Charity Review. At the same time Liz’s women’s club recruits her to perform.

*”Giveaway Program” (aka “The Johnny Odell Program”) ~ March 18, 1949

Synopsis ~ Liz never misses her favorite giveaway radio program, “Ring the Bell With Johnny O'Dell.” She’s convinced that she’s going to get called on the phone and win the grand prize.

*”Old Jokes and Old Stories” ~ March 25, 1949

Synopsis ~ Liz keeps stepping on George’s punch lines during an evening with the Atterburys. George finally puts his foot down, and Liz promises from then on to obey his every command. Things are going fine until George somehow gets the mistaken idea that Liz is so upset with this news that she is planning to run off with the Atterburys’ chauffer.


“April Fool’s Day” ~ April 1, 1949 

Synopsis ~ As an April Fool’s joke, Liz plans to plant a lipstick-smeared handkerchief in George’s coat pocket.


“Gum Machine”(aka “The Principal of the Thing” aka “Demand Your Rights”) ~  April 9, 1949 

Synopsis ~ George tells Liz that she needs to stand up for her rights and stop letting people push her around. So when Liz loses a penny in a broken gum machine, she vows to get her penny back no matter what the cost.


“Horseback Riding” (aka “Liz Takes Horseback Riding Lessons”) ~ April 15, 1949

Synopsis ~ George’s female co-chair for his horseback riding club’s upcoming weekend breakfast ride has Liz so jealous that she’s determined to overcome her fear of horses and learn to ride herself.


“Time Budgeting” (aka “George and His Trained Seals”) ~ April 22, 1949 

Synopsis ~ George is so fed up with Liz’s being late for everything that he puts her on a strict schedule.


“Vacation Time” (aka “Trailer Vacation to Goosegrease Lake”) ~ April 29, 1949 

Synopsis ~ It’s vacation time, and Liz and George have decidedly different plans. He wants to go camping with a trailer he borrowed from a friend, while she’s set on a glamorous vacation at Moosehead Lodge.


“Overweight”(aka “The Five-Dollar-A-Pound Diet”) ~ May 6, 1949 

Synopsis ~ After viewing some old home movies, Liz and Iris decide to go on a diet.


“Anniversary Presents”(aka “Tenth Anniversary Presents”) ~ May 13, 1949 

Synopsis ~ George and Mr. Atterbury buy presents for their wives, and Iris’s present, a mink coat, is delivered to Liz’s house by mistake.


“Getting Old”(aka “Liz Is Feeling Her Age”) ~ May 20, 1949

Synopsis ~ Scanning her old high school yearbook, Liz decides she’s old, and everything George does to try to snap her out of it just makes things worse. George tries to convince Liz that she’s as glamourous as ever. His tactics misfire so George is forced to hire a psychiatrist.


“Liz in the Hospital” (aka “Liz Goes To The Hospital”) ~ May 27, 1949 

Synopsis ~ The doctor pays a house call to see what’s wrong with George, and discovers that Liz needs to have her tonsils removed!


“Hair Dyed” (aka “Liz Gets Her Hair Dyed”) ~ June 10, 1949 

Synopsis ~  After George warning Liz about the dangers of idle gossip, Liz’s chatty and absent-minded hair stylist forgets what she’s doing and mistakenly dyes Liz’s hair black. Nobody recognizes Liz, so she decides to flirt with George to test his fidelity. Gossip about Liz and George spreads all over town.


“Television” (aka “George Ruins a Neighbor’s TV” aka “The Television Suit”) ~ June 17, 1949 

Synopsis ~ Liz and George’s visit to their next-door neighbors, the Stones, turns into a disaster when George tries to repair the Stones’ new television set by himself.


“Liz Changes Her Mind” ~ June 24, 1949 & September 30, 1950 (rerun)

Synopsis ~ When Liz has trouble making up her mind, George decides she must finish everything she starts.


“Reminiscing”~ July 1, 1949

Synopsis ~  Liz is working on her scrapbook, and she and George reminisce about when Liz learned to drive and got her license, when Liz signed an affidavit swearing never to interrupt George’s stories again, and when the butcher thought that Liz had a crush on him.

The Lucy Show Season 1 Episode 13.Together for Christmas

The Lucy Show

After a five season run on I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance return to the small screen in The Lucy Show. This time they play a pair of widows, Lucy Carmichael and Vivian Bagley, living together as best friends with their children Chris and Jerry Carmichael and Jerry Bagley in Danfield, N.Y.

Lucy se met dans des situations invraisemblables pour devenir une star et échoue régulièrement.

Después de la muerte de su marido, Lucy Carmichael y su amiga Vivian Bagle, recientemente divorciada, se mudan a una casa junto con sus hijos. La serie sigue las aventuras de la viuda Lucy mientras lidia con las complicaciones cómicas de intentar rehacer su vida y con su empleo como la secretaria personal del banquero impaciente y malhumorado Señor Mooney.


  • Series ID70695
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  • Award NominationsLucille Ball for Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 1957Lucille Ball for Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 1958Lucille Ball for Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 1963Lucille Ball for Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 1966Lucille Ball for Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 1967 (winner) Lucille Ball for Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 1968 (winner)
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The Lucy Show

This article is about the television series. For the band, see The Lucy Show (band).

American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962–1968

The original cast (l-r): Jimmy Garrett (Jerry Carmichael), Candy Moore (Chris Carmichael), Lucille Ball (Lucy Carmichael), Vivian Vance (Vivian Bagley), Ralph Hart (Sherman Bagley).
From the episode "Kiddie Parties, Inc." (1963)

The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962 to 1968. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the fourth season (1965–1966) divides the program into two distinct eras; aside from Ball, only Gale Gordon, who joined the program for its second season, remained. For the first three seasons, Vivian Vance was the co-star.

The earliest scripts were titled The Lucille Ball Show; but, when that title was rejected by CBS, producers thought of calling the show This Is Lucy or The New Adventures of Lucy, before deciding on the title The Lucy Show. Ball won consecutive Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the series' final two seasons, 1966–67 and 1967–68.


In 1960, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz divorced, and the final episode of The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour aired (using the I Love Lucy format). Later that year, Ball moved to New York to try the Broadway stage in an unsuccessful musical, Wildcat. During the show's run, Ball was plagued by illness and fatigue and in early 1961, the show closed when she collapsed on stage from total exhaustion. Later that year, she married for the second time, to comedian Gary Morton. Ball returned to television in the spring of 1962, when she teamed with Henry Fonda in a CBS special titled The Good Years. However, she was adamant about not returning to weekly television, feeling she could never top the success of I Love Lucy.

At that time, Desilu Productions was struggling. In the spring of 1961, four of the studio's situation comedies were cancelled: The Ann Sothern Show; Angel, a sitcom starring Marshall Thompson and French actress Annie Farge; Harrigan and Son, starring Pat O'Brien and Roger Perry; and Guestward, Ho!, starring Joanne Dru and Mark Miller. After a two-year run, the comedy series Pete and Gladys (which was a spin-off of the popular Desilu sitcom December Bride), was canceled in the spring of 1962. It starred Harry Morgan and Cara Williams in the title roles. At that time, the red-headed Williams who had been promoted as the next Lucille Ball, had just received an Emmy nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on the show. That left Desilu with only one hit series, The Untouchables.

Arnaz, as president of Desilu, offered Ball an opportunity to return to television in a weekly sitcom. At that time, CBS executives were somewhat dubious as to whether Ball could carry a show without Arnaz, and whether she could follow such a landmark series as I Love Lucy. It was "never intended for this program to go beyond a single season."[1] This arrangement was "meant to be a stop-gap measure for the beleaguered studio" and that through the sale of this series, Desilu was able to "force the CBS network to invest in and air other upcoming Desilu products."[1] It was a strategy that Ball would use in the future to take control of The Lucy Show's renewal from CBS. With Arnaz's encouragement and persuasion, Ball agreed to do the show, provided that it would be shown on Monday nights (the night on which I Love Lucy had aired), and that she would be reunited with Vivian Vance and her writers from I Love Lucy. CBS agreed to a full season of episodes without a pilot, and The Lucy Show premiered on Monday, October 1, 1962, at 8:30 p.m.


The original premise of the series was that widow Lucy Carmichael lives in the fictional town of Danfield, New York, with her teenage daughter Chris and younger son Jerry, with her divorced friend Vivian "Viv" Bagley and Bagley's young son Sherman as tenants. Early episodes included their next-door neighbor, Harry Connors. Lucy's late husband left her a substantial trust fund, managed by a local banker (originally recurring character Mr. Barnsdahl, and later regular character Mr. Mooney); Lucy would frequently try to persuade the bank to let her raid the fund for various purchases or harebrained projects. Lucy also took on various jobs to boost her finances. Lucy, Viv, and Chris all dated regularly, yielding additional fodder for plots; in early episodes, Viv had a regular boyfriend, Eddie Collins.

In 1965, the show was extensively retooled for its fourth season. Lucy moves to Los Angeles to be closer to Chris, who was attending college in California (but no longer appeared on the show), and enrolls Jerry in a military boarding school there (facilitating his also being written out). Viv, now remarried as Vivian Bunson, remains in Danfield with Sherman, but visits Lucy a few times; Lucy's new best friend is Mary Jane Lewis. Lucy finds that Mr. Mooney has been transferred to the Los Angeles branch of the bank, and she eventually becomes his employee there. The new setting provided ample opportunity for celebrities to appear as themselves, often becoming entangled in Lucy's zany schemes. References to Lucy's children and her trust fund were eventually dropped, and this remained the show's premise through the sixth and final season.


The Lucy Show was one of only two sitcoms at the time to use the multi-camera setup and film with a live studio audience (The Dick Van Dyke Show, which also aired on CBS, was the other).

The show began with Lucille Ball as Lucy Carmichael, a widow with two children, Chris (Candy Moore) and Jerry (Jimmy Garrett), living in the fictional town of Danfield, New York, sharing her home with divorced friend Vivian Bagley (Vance) and her son, Sherman (Ralph Hart). In order to get Vance to commit to the series, Arnaz acquiesced to her demands for an increase in salary, co-star billing, a more attractive wardrobe and, finally, that her character's name be Vivian. After doing I Love Lucy, she was still being referred to as Ethel Mertz by people on the street, much to her annoyance.[2][unreliable source?][better source needed]

Although the book on which the show was based, Irene Kampen's Life Without George, centered on two divorcées living together in the same house raising their children, it was decided early on that the Lucy Carmichael character should instead be a widow. The consensus was that fans would be offended with a Lucy who was divorced, despite the fact that this was a new character and Ball herself was divorced. The character of Vivian Bagley became the first divorced woman on primetime television.[3]

In the show's original format, Lucy had been left with a substantial trust fund by her late husband, which was managed during the first season by local banker Mr. Barnsdahl (Charles Lane). Comedian Dick Martin, working solo from his longtime partner Dan Rowan, was cast in ten episodes as Lucy's next-door neighbor and frequent boyfriend, Harry Connors, during the show's first season. Character actor Don Briggs was also featured in six episodes as Viv's beau, Eddie Collins, and Tom Lowell, a young actor seen on various primetime television shows, appeared in three installments as Chris Carmichael's boyfriend, Alan Harper. The first season of The Lucy Show fully utilized the talents of Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Martin, Bob Schiller, and Bob Weiskopf (four of the five original writers of I Love Lucy) in creating its thirty episodes, with Desi Arnaz as executive producer for fifteen of those shows.[4] At the end of its first season, The Lucy Show received rave reviews from the critics and ranked #5 in the Nielsen ratings. Ball was nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Actress in a Series, but lost to Shirley Booth for the NBC comedy hit Hazel. Bolstered by great ratings, the series was renewed for a second year, but many changes were made.[citation needed]

At the beginning of the 1963–64 season, Desi Arnaz resigned as head of Desilu and as the executive producer of The Lucy Show. Ball took over as president of the studio and Elliott Lewis replaced Arnaz as executive producer of Ball's series. Dick Martin, Don Briggs, Tom Lowell, and Charles Lane left the show. The characters of Harry Connors and Alan Harper were never mentioned again. Briggs would make one more appearance as Eddie Collins in the episode "Lucy Goes Duck Hunting". The Barnsdahl character was replaced by Theodore J. Mooney, played by Gale Gordon, who would remain with the series for the remainder of its run, surviving another format change. In the episode "Lucy Gets Locked in the Vault", Gordon's character is introduced when Lucy discovers that Mr. Barnsdahl has been transferred to another bank and that the management of her trust fund has been taken over by a new banker. The name "Theodore Mooney" had been used earlier by the actor George Cisar, who was cast as a police sergeant on thirty-one episodes of Gordon's other CBS sitcom, Dennis the Menace.

Gordon had worked with Ball as far back as 1938 on the CBS radio program The Wonder Show[5] and later worked with her on another radio show, My Favorite Husband. When CBS retooled My Favorite Husband for television as I Love Lucy, Gordon was offered the role of Fred Mertz, but he was already committed to the radio series Our Miss Brooks (which also was about to move to television) so William Frawley was cast in the part. In 1952, Gordon guest starred on the first season of I Love Lucy as Ricky Ricardo's boss at the Tropicana, Alvin Littlefield. Six years later, Gordon became a regular on the short-lived NBC-TV sitcom Sally which starred actress Joan Caulfield (who inherited Lucille Ball's role as Liz Cooper when My Favorite Husband was directly adapted to television in 1953). In the late fall of 1958, Gordon guest-starred as a judge in the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour episode "Lucy Makes Room for Danny". From 1960 to 1962, he had recurring roles on two CBS-TV sitcoms – The Danny Thomas Show and Pete and Gladys. Gordon was to have joined The Lucy Show at its premiere in the fall of 1962, but he was still contractually obligated to Dennis the Menace, in which he had replaced Joseph Kearns, who had unexpectedly died earlier in the year. It was later revealed that Ball had grown unhappy with Charles Lane because of his difficulty remembering his lines in front of the studio audience and was eager to have Gordon join the cast.[6] Lane then became a semi-regular on the CBS-TV sitcom Petticoat Junction as Homer Bedloe.

During the first two seasons, a few guest stars were brought in for some episodes such as Broadway superstar Ethel Merman, actor-comedian Wally Cox, singer Roberta Sherwood, and golf pros Jimmy Demaret and Bo Wininger. Character actor-comedian Hans Conreid, who was a semi-regular on The Danny Thomas Show playing Uncle Tonoose, appeared on two episodes of The Lucy Show in 1963 ("Lucy's Barbershop Quartet" and "Lucy Plays Cleopatra") playing Dr. Gitterman, a voice teacher. At this time, Ball also used many other well-known character actors in featured parts such as Carole Cook, Mary Wickes, Roscoe Karns, John McGiver, William Schallert, John Carradine, Robert Alda, Majel Barrett, Karen Norris, Dorothy Konrad, Lou Krugman, Stafford Repp, Ellen Corby, Philip Carey, Carl Benton Reid, Lyle Talbot, Leon Ames, Jackie Coogan, Kathleen Freeman, Keith Andes (who was Ball's leading man in the Broadway musical Wildcat), William Windom, Vito Scotti. Robert Rockwell, Frank Aletter, Reta Shaw, Murvyn Vye, Hazel Pierce, J. Pat O'Malley, Roland Winters, Sandra Gould, Cesare Danova, Bobs Watson, Nancy Kulp, future Academy Award-winning actor Jack Albertson, and even the "Queen of the Hollywood Extras" Bess Flowers. In addition, young performers like Don Grady, Tina Cole, Barry Livingston, Eddie Applegate, Stephen Talbot, Lee Aaker, Eddie Hodges, future Academy Award-nominee Michael J. Pollard, and even Ball's two children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. also made appearances on the program. In the second season, Ball's second husband Gary Morton made his acting debut on The Lucy Show.

At the end of the second season, a disagreement erupted between Ball and head writers Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Martin regarding a particular script Ball found inferior. As a result, Carroll, Martin, Weiskopf and Schiller left the series.[7]

Lucy gets into the soup with Danny Kayewhile trying to meet him, 1964.

In the fall of 1964, though CBS began to broadcast sporting events and cartoons in color, they still refused to broadcast The Lucy Show in color. Through that year ownership of color TV sets grew, and several other manufacturers began making color equipment and color TV sets.

At the beginning of the 1964–65 season, The Lucy Show went through a significant staff change. Elliott Lewis left the series as executive producer and was replaced by Jack Donohue, who served as producer and director. With the absence of Carroll, Martin, Weiskopf, and Schiller, Ball hired veteran comedy writer Milt Josefsberg, who had written for Jack Benny, as script consultant. Under Josefsberg's supervision there were no permanent writers for the series and different writers were employed each week (among them, Garry Marshall). Ball persuaded Weiskopf and Schiller to return and write four installments.

There were further changes to the series. Vivian Vance reduced the number of episodes in which she appeared in that season to spend more time on the East Coast with her husband, literary editor John Dodds. Ann Sothern, whom Ball considered to be "the best comedian in the business, bar none" and a personal friend,[8] made a number of appearances during 1964 and 1965 as the "Countess Framboise" (née Rosie Harrigan) to fill Vance's absence. The Countess, who had been widowed by the death of her husband, "who left her his noble title and all of his noble debts," was always trying to get money to pay off her debts. She also did battle with Mr. Mooney, whom she called "Mr. Money". Because it was known that Vance would be leaving the series, Sothern was proposed as the new co-star, but she declined.[9] Sothern allegedly wanted to share top billing with Ball, a term that Ball was unwilling to accept.[10] Sothern made three more guest appearances during the following (1965–66) season.

In the spring of 1965, Vance was growing tired of commuting weekly between her home on the East Coast and Los Angeles. To continue appearing on the show, Vance wanted more creative control with the opportunity to produce and direct episodes and to receive better pay. Agents and studio executives misinformed Ball regarding Vance's desires believing she wanted to be Ball's equal. It was decided not to meet Vance's requests leaving both Ball and Vance feeling betrayed by the other. As a result, Vance decided to leave the series. Ball would later regret not giving Vance what she requested. Without Vance on the show, Ball seriously considered ending the series, feeling she couldn't continue without her.

Even though Candy Moore, Jimmy Garrett, and Ralph Hart were still contracted to the series, they were used minimally during the third year. For example, in the episode "Lucy and The Old Mansion", which was the final Season 3 installment, filmed in January 1965, Moore, Garrett, and Hart appear in the opening scene, have a few lines of dialogue, then exit. It is the last time in which all of the three children are seen, and they were subsequently written out in Season 4. Dropping Candy Moore, in fact, was Ball's decision. Because Moore was very popular with teenagers and the subject of dozens of articles in youth-oriented magazines at the time, her departure was originally nixed by CBS but finally accepted when Ball threatened to "retire."

Clint Walkeris a construction worker who takes Lucy atop a skyscraper under construction, where they both learn she is afraid of heights.

The third season included such guest stars as Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, and Arthur Godfrey.

Format, setting, and major cast changes[edit]

In the first episode of the fourth season, Lucy and Jerry Carmichael and Mr. Mooney moved from Danfield to California, where Lucy began working for Mr. Mooney at the bank. Lucy's daughter Chris was said to have gone away to college and was not mentioned again. It was explained that Vance's character (Vivian Bagley) remarried and that she, along with her son Sherman and her new husband, remained in Danfield, although she returned for a few guest appearances towards the end of the series' run.[11] With Candy Moore and Ralph Hart having already left the show at this point, only Jimmy Garrett was retained, but he would make only two appearances to support the transition before he, too, was phased out of the series.

This procedure was later explained by Oscar Katz, one of Desilu's vice presidents. According to Katz, "If you go into a network with the same series but a radically changed format, the contracts allow for greater financial renegotiation." Candy Moore adds, "By dropping all of us at once, Desilu was able to get a lot more money out of CBS for the continuation of The Lucy Show."

In the fourth season premiere episode, "Lucy at Marineland", Jerry was quickly shipped off to a military academy. He made one final appearance, in a Christmas-themed episode, midway in the 1965–66 season. Sothern made three more guest appearances as the Countess, and Joan Blondell guest-starred in two episodes as Lucy's new friend Joan Brenner. However, Ball felt there was no chemistry between them and so, the idea of Blondell becoming Lucy's new comrade on the series was quickly rejected.

Finally, Lucy gained a new best friend, Mary Jane Lewis (Mary Jane Croft). Croft had prior experience performing with Ball and was the wife of former executive producer Elliott Lewis. In 1954, she made her first appearance on I Love Lucy playing Cynthia Harcourt, a rich friend of Lucy Ricardo in the episode "Lucy Is Envious". In 1956, she returned to the series playing Evelyn Bigsby, a traveler seated next to Lucy on an airplane in the fifth season finale, "Return Home from Europe". In 1957, she made her final appearance on the series as Lucy's neighbor Betty Ramsey in the sixth season. During the 1950s, Croft also had occasional roles on I Married Joan and Our Miss Brooks. She was also the voice of Cleo, the basset hound in the sitcom The People's Choice. Croft then portrayed Lucy Carmichael's friend Audrey Simmons during the 1962–64 episodes of The Lucy Show. In the third season, with the departure of Elliott Lewis as executive producer, Croft had also left the series, although her character of Audrey was still referred to in a few episodes but never seen. At this time, Croft had also been a regular for ten years on the long-running ABC-TV sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which was in its final year of production in 1965. In returning to The Lucy Show in the fall of 1965 as a new character, Croft was replacing Vivian Vance as Lucy's pal and co-conspirator; she did not, however, get co-star billing – like Roy Roberts, who played Mooney's boss at the bank, Mr. Cheever, she received featured billing despite playing a regular character.

In the fall of 1965, CBS began broadcasting all programming in color, but continued to produce some programming in black and white.

By January 1966, all references to Lucy Carmichael's children, her trust fund, and her former life in Danfield were dropped. Lucy Carmichael was firmly established as a single woman living in Los Angeles. Lucy worked in films disguised as stunt man "'Iron Man' Carmichael" for three episodes ("Lucy the Stunt Man", "Lucy and the Return of Iron Man", and "Lucy and Bob Crane"). At the end of the 1965–66 season Lucille Ball was nominated for her second Emmy for The Lucy Show as Best Actress in a Comedy Series, however, Mary Tyler Moore took home the trophy for her role as Laura Petrie for The Dick Van Dyke Show.[citation needed]

The next two seasons featured many stars making guest appearances as themselves conducting business at Lucy's bank. For the last two seasons, Vivian Vance made three guest appearances in her role as Vivian Bagley (except it was now Vivian Bunson, as her character had gotten married again when Lucy Carmichael moved to California). In all three episodes in which Viv visited Lucy, there were passing references to their former life in Danfield as well as Viv's new husband, but no mention was made about any of their children. In the fifth-year episode "Lucy Gets Caught Up In The Draft", Lucy Carmichael receives a letter from her son, who is away in military school. In that installment, he is called Jimmy, not Jerry. During the filming of that particular show, Ball was constantly being corrected by her crew saying that the son's name was Jerry and that Jimmy Garrett had played that part and that was the reason for her being confused. However, Ball refused to listen and so the error stayed in and that was the last reference to Lucy Carmichael's son. For the 1966–67 season, Gale Gordon was nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, but lost to Don Knotts, who won for his guest appearance in the episode "The Return of Barney Fife" on The Andy Griffith Show. Maury Thompson received a nomination for Best Directing in a Comedy Series and is the only Lucy director ever to receive a nomination in the directing category. After eleven years, Ball was finally awarded an Emmy as "Best Actress in a Comedy Series" (she had previously won two, as "Best Comedienne" in 1953 and as "Best Actress in a Continuing Performance" in 1956 for I Love Lucy).[citation needed]

During the 1967–68 season, Ball's second husband, Gary Morton, became executive producer of The Lucy Show. Lucille Ball sold Desilu Productions to Gulf+Western Industries, abandoning ownership of the series. In the spring of 1968, The Lucy Show won Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Series, Milt Josefsberg and Ray Singer for Best Writing in a Comedy Series, Lucille Ball for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Gale Gordon). This time, Gordon lost the award to Werner Klemperer of Hogan's Heroes, and the show itself lost the Best Comedy Series Award to the NBC sitcom Get Smart. For the second straight year, Ball was awarded the coveted statuette. At the end of its sixth season, The Lucy Show posted its highest Nielsen rating, ranking at #2.

After six seasons, Ball decided to end the series, feeling that the show had enough episodes for syndication. Ball opted to continue on television under the provision that her two children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., agreed to appear alongside her.[12] Thus, in the fall of 1968, an entirely new series, Here's Lucy, debuted. This series featured her and her children, as well as Gordon. Croft was gradually added as a regular and Vance made several guest appearances. Gordon, as well as both actresses, played new characters which were similar to their characters on the former series. Like I Love Lucy and The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy also ran on CBS for six seasons.


Actor Character Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4Season 5Season 6
1962–63 1963–64 1964–65 1965–661966–671967–68
Lucille BallLucille Carmichael Starring
Vivian VanceVivian Bagley Starring N/AGuest
Gale GordonTheodore J. Mooney N/ARegularStarring
Mary Jane CroftAudrey Simmons/
Mary Jane Lewis
Recurring N/ARegular
Candy MooreChris Carmichael RegularRecurring N/A
Jimmy Garrett Jerry Carmichael RegularRecurring N/A
Ralph Hart Sherman Bagley RegularRecurring N/A
Dick MartinHarry Recurring N/A
Charles LaneMr. Barnsdahl Recurring N/A

Guest stars[edit]

From the 1965–66 season onward, with the change in format, a number of celebrities guest starred on The Lucy Show, usually playing themselves under the premise that the Lucy Carmichael character, now living in Hollywood, crossed paths with them, either in her day-to-day life, or through her job at the bank. These included Jack Benny, Mickey Rooney, Carol Burnett, George Burns, Joan Crawford, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Dean Martin, Frankie Avalon, Wayne Newton, Robert Stack, Mel Tormé, John Vivyan, Jack Cassidy, Clint Walker, and Milton Berle.

Other CBS shows were sometimes brought in. In the episode "Lucy and John Wayne", a photograph of Bob Crane as Colonel Hogan from Hogan's Heroes can be seen as guest star Wayne is exiting a scene.

The episode featuring Joan Crawford, "Lucy and the Lost Star", caused much celebrity fodder given Ball and Crawford's very public feud during the filming. According to Ball, Crawford was often drunk on the set[13] and could not remember her lines.[14] Ball was said to have requested several times to replace Crawford with Gloria Swanson, who was supposed to have filled the role originally but bowed out due to health reasons. Crawford was so upset that at one point, she wouldn't leave her dressing room. According to Ball's friend the singer-comedian Kaye Ballard, it was Vanda Barra, a featured actress frequently used on The Lucy Show, who finally persuaded Crawford to continue with the show by giving her a much needed pep talk. As a result, Crawford sailed through the filming with nary a flaw. After the show was filmed, Crawford went out of her way to thank Barra for encouraging and supporting her.

Ball and Vance in a 1967 episode

The February 14, 1966 episode featuring Dean Martin (in which Lucy Carmichael accepted a blind date with Dean Martin's lookalike stunt double "Eddie Feldman," but when he could not make it, the real Dean Martin took his place on the date with Lucy) was described by Ball as her favorite episode of the series.

Lucie Arnaz, Ball’s daughter, appeared in several episodes of the show during its run: she was an extra in the first season’s third episode, "Lucy Is a Referee," the teenage best friend of Chris in "Lucy Is a Soda Jerk" and "Lucy Is a Chaperone" (though she was only 11 at the time), and later as one of her mother’s friends in the 1967 "Lucy and Robert Goulet" (although she was only 16). She was also seen briefly as a teen walking past Lucy and Mr. Mooney in the episode "Lucy and the Ring a Ding Ring". She was also seen playing a student named Patty in the episode "Lucy Gets Her Diploma".[15]

In addition, Desi Arnaz, Jr. appeared in six episodes on The Lucy Show as Mary Jane Croft's son Billy Simmons ("Lucy Is A Referee", "Lucy Visits the White House", "Lucy and the Little League", and "Lucy and the Scout Trip"). Lucie Arnaz appeared with her brother Desi Arnaz Jr. (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's son) briefly in the first episode of the fourth season, "Lucy at Marineland".

The October 1965 episode "Lucy and The Countess Have a Horse Guest" reunited Ball and her former I Love Lucy costar William Frawley, who played a small role as a horse trainer, for the last time. It was his last television appearance, six months before he died. In the episode credits, he's listed as "Our Own Bill Frawley"

Opening credits[edit]

A different opening sequence was created for each season:

  • Season 1 (1962–63): animated stick figures of Ball and Vance were used (similar to the ones used in the original opening sequences of I Love Lucy and of the subsequent 13 hour-long specials later syndicated in reruns as The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour).
  • Season 2 (1963–1964): stills from previous episodes
  • Season 3 (1964–1965): Clips appear from previous episodes
  • Season 4 (1965–1966): Clips from previous episodes appear viewed from a kaleidoscope. The titles were designed by Howard Anderson Jr., who was also responsible for the "heart" opening for I Love Lucy.[16]
  • Season 5 (1966–1967): an additional opening was created at the beginning of the season that featured Lucille Ball as an animated "jack-in-the-box". Ball reportedly hated it, and it was only used in a handful of episodes at the start of the season before being replaced by a slightly revamped version of the kaleidoscope opening. However, because of poor editing, the theme music to this opening was retained while the kaleidoscope opening played for several of the early 1966 fall episodes.
  • Season 6 (1967–1968): the kaleidoscope opening was used once again, but the theme music was reorchestrated. Also the "Glamour Shot" of Ball at the end of the opening is a different clip than season five. For the episodes in which Gale Gordon did not appear, the "Co-Starring: Gale Gordon" voiceover was omitted from the audio track.

During later television airings, including 1970s and 80s syndicated runs,[citation needed] as well as Nick at Nite's 1990s reruns of the series, the later "kaleidoscope" opening was used in nearly all episodes (with a "costarring Vivian Vance" voiceover edited in for episodes from the first three seasons).

The theme music was composed by Wilbur Hatch, who was the show's musical director, a role he also performed on Ball's previous series I Love Lucy.


Main article: List of The Lucy Show episodes

Unproduced episodes[edit]

There were several scripts written that were never filmed. "Lucy & Viv Fight Over Harry" was set to be produced as the 11th episode in the first season, but there were too many "production problems" and the episode was canceled. In an interview with Jimmy Garrett, he said the audience barely laughed at rehearsals, and Desi Arnaz cancelled the episode with Lucille Ball's permission. During season 2, both "Lucy is a Girl Friday" and "Lucy Plays Basketball" were canceled before filming began as well. The details of these "lost" episodes can be found on the official DVD sets for the first two seasons.


Year Season Category Recipient(s) Outcome
1963 1 Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead) Lucille Ball Nominee (Lost to Shirley Booth for Hazel)
1966 4 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Lucille Ball Nominee (Lost to Mary Tyler Moore for The Dick

Van Dyke Show)

1967 5 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Lucille Ball Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Gale Gordon Nominee (Lost to Don Knotts for The Andy Griffith Show)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Maury Thompson Nominee (Lost to James Frawley for The Monkees)
1968 6 Outstanding Comedy Series Tommy Thompson Nominee (Lost to Get Smart)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Lucille Ball Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Gale Gordon Nominee (Lost to Werner Klemperer for Hogan's Heroes)
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Milt Josefsberg & Ray Singer for "Lucy Gets Jack Benny's Bank Account" Nominee (Lost to Allan Burns and Chris Hayward for He & She)


Unlike most sitcoms of the era, The Lucy Show was filmed before a live audience; standard practice at the time was to film an episode on a closed set and add a laugh track during post-production. However, a laugh track was still used to fill any gaps in audience reactions or missed punchlines. The live format was used for all I Love Lucy episodes, for all but a few Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour installments and on The Lucy Show. Arnaz felt Ball performed better in front of a live studio audience.[23] Carole Cook, Ball's long-time friend and protégée in a radio show Great Lives based on Lucille Ball said that three cameras were used so to capture everything in one go, and the best angles would be used. While Ball would ad-lib during rehearsals, she followed the script when filming the actual show.

While filming the 1963 episode "Lucy and Viv Put In A Shower", in which the leading ladies attempted to install a shower stall (but become trapped inside, unable to shut the water off), Ball nearly drowned while performing in the tank of water. She was unable to bring herself back to the surface, and it was Vance who realized there was a problem and pulled her co-star to safety; Vance went on to ad lib until Ball could catch her breath to resume speaking her lines (all the while, cameras continued to film). Neither the film crew nor the live studio audience realized there was a problem.[24]

In her autobiography Love Lucy, Lucy talks of this episode:[25]

...I found I had no room to manoeuvre. I couldn't get back to the surface again. What's more I swallowed a lot of water and was actually drowning right there in front of three hundred people who were splitting their sides laughing. Vivian (Vance), realising in cold terror what had happened, never changed expression. She reached down, pulled me safely to the surface by the roots of my hair and then calmly spoke both sides of our dialogue, putting my lines in the form of questions. Whatta girl! And whatta night.

The two special episodes to feature Ethel Merman ("Lucy Teaches Ethel Merman to Sing" and "Ethel Merman and the Boy Scout Show") were originally just one episode, "Lucy Teaches Ethel Merman to Sing". This installment was a consolation prize to Merman after her Desilu-produced pilot, Maggie Brown, was rejected as a regular series by CBS. The plot was much as it remains today with Lucy and Viv trying to pass off Agnes Schmidlap as Ethel Merman, not knowing that it really is Ethel Merman, and Lucy attempts to teach her how to sing. In the original version, Lucy's voice lesson scene with Merman (which was lifted from the previous season's episode "Lucy's Barbershop Quartet" in which Hans Conried was the instructor and Lucy the pupil) was much shorter than it is today and that episode ended with the Boy Scout show, with Jerry Carmichael hosting, Sherman Bagley dancing, and Lucy joining Ethel for a brand new version of Merman's great hit "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)". But then, Desilu Productions thought that maybe too much had been crammed into one half-hour and since Ball and Vance (who both were great friends of Merman) were having such a marvelous time working with the legendary Broadway belter, they decided to expand it into two episodes, thereby taking advantage of Merman's formidable talents. So, a second filming was scheduled. In Part 1, Ethel was to be the houseguest of Lucy and Viv for a few weeks, and then in Part 2, a full blown episode was created that included scenes of Lucy once again, trying to get into the act. An all new Boy Scout show was filmed also, with Jerry once again hosting, Sherman dancing, and Lucy, Viv, and Ethel, this time joined by Mr. Mooney, singing and dancing through a history of show business.

An episode from the 1966–1967 season called "Lucy Flies to London" served as the basis for a standalone one-hour special called Lucy in London, which featured Ball with guest stars Anthony Newley and the Dave Clark Five. Much of the "Lucy Flies to London" episode, which centered around Lucy’s lack of experience in air travel, was based on a unsold pilot shot in 1960 that was written by Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Pugh Martin Davis. It starred Lucille Ball and Gale Gordon. Desi Arnaz was the director.[26]

Comic book[edit]

A comic book adaptation, The Lucy Show, was published by Gold Key Comics for five issues, from June 1963 to June 1964.[27]

Home media[edit]

Before July 2009, there were only thirty episodes available on DVD and/or VHS (two episodes from the first season, twenty-one from the fifth season, and seven from the sixth season), all of which are believed to be in the public domain due to copyright oversights. These episodes have been released by unauthorized companies like Vintage Home Entertainment, Mill Creek Entertainment, Alpha Video, Digiview, Front Row Entertainment, Diamond Entertainment, Madacy Entertainment and Echo Bridge Home Entertainment.

CBS DVD (distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment) has released all six seasons of The Lucy Show on DVD in Region 1, as of October 9, 2012.[28] CBS announced that all the episodes have been restored and remastered using the original film negatives, and was presented uncut in its original broadcast form. However, some of the episodes were edited from the original, uncut versions due to expensive costing issues, as well as the original music scores were replaced due to music licensing issues.

The first three official DVD releases allow viewers to view the original openings, closings, and cast commercials directly in the episode, while the fourth, fifth and sixth season DVD releases do not have this function.

The Complete Series was released on November 15, 2016.[29]

In Australia, The Complete Series will be released on April 1, 2020, and is distributed by Shock Entertainment.[30]

DVD Name Ep # Release date Bonus Features
The Official First Season 30 July 21, 2009
  • Closed-captioned
  • New Interviews with Lucie Arnaz & Jimmy Garrett
  • Clips from "Opening Night" Special
  • Vintage Openings/Closings
  • Cast Commercials
  • Vintage Network Promos
  • Cast Biographies
  • Production Notes
  • Photo Gallery
  • "The Lucy Show": Vintage Merchandise
The Official Second Season 28 July 13, 2010
  • Vintage Openings/Closings
  • The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour (1964) with Bob Hope
  • Newly-Recorded Interview with Carole Cook
  • Newly recorded Interview with Barry Livingston
  • Cast Commercials
  • Clips from Opening Night & CBS: The Stars' Address
  • Production Notes
  • Photo Gallery
The Official Third Season 26 November 30, 2010
  • Featurette-Lucille Ball at the 1964 World's Fair for Lucille Ball Day
  • Clips from The Danny Kaye Show
  • Vintage Openings/Closings
  • Rare International Promos & Film Clips
  • Cast Commercials
  • Production Notes
  • Photo Gallery
The Official Fourth Season 26 April 26, 2011
  • "The Magic of Broadcasting" (Behind-the-scenes of "Lucy, the Robot")
  • Cast Biographies
  • Vintage Openings/Closings
  • Danny Thomas The Wonderful World of Burlesque
  • Network Promos
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage of "Lucy in Marineland"
  • Production Notes
  • Photo Gallery
The Official Fifth Season 22 December 6, 2011
  • "Lucy In London"
  • "Lucy In London Revisited" (Documentary)
  • Clip From 1967 Emmy Awards
  • Clip From 1966 Affiliates Presentation
  • Clip From "Victor Borge Comedy Theatre"
  • "25 Years of Savings Bonds"
  • Bloopers
  • Rare Promos
  • Vintage Openings & Closings
  • Guest Cast Biographies
  • Production Notes
  • Photo Galleries
The Official Sixth Season 24 October 9, 2012
  • Clip From 1968 Emmy Awards
  • Blooper Reel
  • Vintage Openings & Closings
  • Cast Biographies
  • Production Notes
  • Photo Galleries
The Official Complete Series 156 November 15, 2016

Other releases[edit]

In September 2018, Time-Life released a DVD, Lucy: The Ultimate Collection, that contains 24 episodes of The Lucy Show, and which also collected 32 episodes of I Love Lucy, as well as 14 episodes of Here's Lucy, and 4 episodes of the short-lived ABC-TV series Life with Lucy (which has never before been released to home media), plus a wide variety of bonus features.[31][32]

See also[edit]

  • Fidelman, Geoffrey Mark. “The Lucy Book: A Complete Guide to Her Five Decades on Television,” 1999. Renaissance Books. ISBN 1-58063-051-0.



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  28. ^"The Lucy Show - 'The Official 6th And Final Season' on DVD: Package Art, Extras and Street Date". Archived from the original on 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
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