There are some television programs that are so iconic, that unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the show.
I Love Lucy (1951-1957) is television. It is one of the first sitcoms and has not left the air in some capacity since the final episode aired in 1957.
Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) is a housewife whose husband Ricky (Desi Arnaz) is a band leader. She tries every which way to get into show business, but is always soundly rebuffed. Their best friends are their landlords, Ethel and Fred Mertz (Vivian Vance and William Frawley).
This show created television as we know it today. While some aspects are a bit dated, it is still hilarious and bring in an audience more than fifty years after the final episode aired. Another aspect of the show, that is interesting to me at least is the idea of Lucy’s bungled attempts to get into show business foreshadows the feminist movement that would open doors to women in many aspects of life, including the workplace.
I recommend it.
2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday-Classic Television Edition- I Love Lucy (1951-1957)”
Lucy was a real pioneer, too. She owned the studio and was very much in the business of show business. I just hope her kids are okay 🙂
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