I Love Lucy
Product Description of 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)
Editorial review of Laughing with Lucy: My Life with America’s Leading Lady of Comedy courtesy of Amazon.com
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.(more…)
Now, you can commemorate one of Lucy’s zaniest ideas with a collectible âI Love Lucyâ 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!(more…)
Lucy is Matchmaker – I 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.(more…)
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.(more…)
Visitor from Italy – I 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!
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!