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Lucy Vitameatavegamin Animated Doll plus DVD

Lucy Vitameatavegamin Animated Doll

Product Description of Lucy Vitameatavegamin Animated Doll plus DVD

Lucy Vitameatavegamin Animated Doll plus DVD

This doll measures approximately 10 inches wide and 14 inches tall.  Lucy re-enacts her commericial for Vitameatavegamin from I Love Lucy Episode 30.  Her head, arm, and body move to animate this classic scene.  DVD of episode 30 and the classic scene are included.  Requires 120V AC adapter or 4 AA batteries (not included)

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Barbie - Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress Giftset - Episode 69

Barbie – Lucy and Ethel Buy the Same Dress Giftset – Episode 69

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Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America's Leading Lady of Comedy

Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America’s Leading Lady of Comedy

Editorial review of Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America’s Leading Lady of Comedy courtesy of Amazon.com

Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America's Leading Lady of Comedy

Lucille Ball‘s comic genius made them famous, but many of the unforgettable plot lines for I Love Lucy came from the life of their writer, Madelyn Pugh Davis. In Laughing with Lucy, Davis and her long-time writing partner, Bob Carroll Jr., recount her rise in television and her many years working on the set and behind the scenes with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Lighthearted and witty, this book offers a trip back in time to the tumultuous early days of television.

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Barbie doll as Lucy Ricardo in The Operetta

Barbie Collector: Barbie as Lucy #38 – The Operetta

I Love Lucy - Barbie Doll - The Operetta

Now, you can commemorate one of Lucy’s zaniest ideas with a collectible “I Love Lucy” Barbie(R) doll. Laugh until your sides split with this fantastic I Love Lucy(R) Barbie(R) doll from Mattel. This collectible Barbie(R) doll is outfitted in a brightly-colored skirt, peasant blouse and costume jewelry – and has a tambourine in her hand!

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I Love Lucy Doll | Lucy Gets In Pictures | Barbie Collector

I Love Lucy Doll | Lucy Gets In Pictures | Barbie Collector

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Barbie Collector I Love Lucy Episode 6 - The Audition Doll

Barbie Collector I Love Lucy – The Audition doll

Barbie Collector I Love Lucy Episode 6 – The Audition Doll

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Lucy is Matchmaker [I Love Lucy]

Lucy is MatchmakerI Love Lucy episode 62, originally aired 5/25/1953, season 2

In Lucy is Matchmaker, Lucy Ricardo, Ethel Mertz, Carolyn Appleby and another friend are playing cards in their apartment, complaining about all of the attention that their husbands are paying to their single friend Sylvia Collins the night before.  In self-defense, Lucy decides to play matchmaker for Sylvia with a friend of Fred’s named Eddie Grant.

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Little Ricky gets a puppy - Lucy on the phone, trying to return the adorable puppy

Little Ricky Gets a Puppy

Little Ricky Gets a Puppy begins with morning in the Ricardo household, as Lucy is taking care of Little Ricky’s menagerie of pets, including birds, frogs and goldfish — using Ethel’s hairnet in the process of moving the goldfish to a different container. Ethel mentions a new tenant, the grouchy Mr. Stewart, and leaves for the market.  Little Ricky soon comes home with another little pet – an adorable puppy.

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Visitor from Italy - Lucy with an immigration official

Visitor from Italy

Visitor from ItalyI Love Lucy season 6, episode 5, originally aired October 29, 1956

Synopsis of Visitor from Italy

In Visitor from Italy, Mario (Jay Novello, 1904-1982) from Italy comes to visit on his way to San Franchesca to see his brother.  But Lucy thinks it’s supposed to be San Francisco so she helps Mario get a job in a pizza parlor to raise money, only to have to flip some pizza dough herself.

Review of Visitor from Italy

In Visitor from Italy Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz) and Lucy (Lucille Ball) are preparing for a game of bridge with the Mertzes, when a stranger shows up at their door.  He clearly knows them, from their trip to Italy, but neither Ricky or Lucy can remember him.  They pretend to remember, and when the Mertzes arrive — they don’t remember him either.  Eventually, it comes across that he was the gondolier they met, and told them to look them up if was ever in New York.

But Mario is on his way to visit his brother, and Lucy mistakenly thinks that he needs to go to San Francisco, and needs $60 to go.  Lucy suggests that Mario can work at Ricky’s nightclub as a busboy.  Despite Ricky’s misgivings, he tries – and is soon fired.  But Mario finds a new job working as a pizza restaurant.

However, Mario’s on a visitor visa, and he’s not allowed to work – for even one more day.  But Mario’s employer agreed that Mario would work for three days, and he’s only worked two.  So, no pay – unless Lucy can fill in for him.  But Lucy’s never worked in a pizza parlor before … so the physical humor begins!

Visitor from Italy - Lucy with an immigration official

Ricky eventually finds out, and tracks Lucy down to the pizza parlor, causes a fire in the oven, and gets Lucy fired.  Eventually, they get Mario on his bus to San Fransisco.  Just after he left, his brother Dominic shows up, looking for Mario.  He hadn’t moved to San Fransisco … he was staying with his sick friend, Sam Franchesco!

Funny quotes from Visitor from Italy

Lucy: I bet I’ve forgotten everything I ever knew about bridge.
Ricky: Good; maybe we can win for once.

Lucy: I’m afraid gondoliers are out of season in New York.
Fred: Unless you go to Canal Street!

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Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage – I Love Lucy episode 140, originally aired January 16, 1956

In Bon Voyage, when the ship leaves port for Europe, Lucy is inadvertently left behind; so she’ll have to get to ship via a helicopter. One of the best fifth-season episodes!

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