I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy
a very popular US television comedy series (1951–60) on CBS with Lucille Ball as the star. She played Lucy Ricardo and her real husband, Desi Arnez, played her husband Ricky. The shows are still shown regularly around the world.

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      American television situation comedy that aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System (now CBS Corporation) from 1951 to 1957 and was the most popular show in America for four of its six prime-time seasons. The series won five Emmy Awards, including best situation comedy (1953, 1954) and best actress (Lucille Ball (Ball, Lucille), 1956).

      I Love Lucy centred on the lives of Lucy Ricardo (played by Ball) and her bandleader husband, Ricky Ricardo (played by Ball's real-life husband, Desi Arnaz). Ricky and Lucy lived on Manhattan's Upper East Side (though ultimately they relocated to suburban Connecticut). She was a housewife who longed for a career in show business, while Ricky entertained at the Tropicana nightclub. Despite her lack of talent and Ricky's firm belief that a woman's place is in the home, Lucy continually dreamt of a life beyond domesticity and concocted hilarious (and ultimately doomed) schemes to finagle her way out of the kitchen and into the limelight. Often the unravelling of Lucy's best-laid plans took the form of physical comedy, as in the classic scene in which Lucy fought a losing battle against a conveyor belt in a candy factory. Ball played the role with aplomb, displaying her own comedic virtuosity while highlighting Lucy's shortcomings. The Cuban-born Ricky frequently launched into rapid tirades of Spanish when frustrated with his wife. The couple often played pranks on each other to make a point. Also contributing to the mirth were the Ricardos' landlords, the miserly yet kind Fred Mertz (William Frawley) and his wife, Ethel (Vivian Vance), who usually tried to reason Lucy out of her wilder plots. Former vaudevillians, the Mertzs sang and danced, and they acted as foils or accomplices to the Ricardos. Ricky and Lucy eventually had a child, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux), whose presence shifted the show's focus to parenthood. Ball was the star of another situation comedy, The Lucy Show, which aired from 1962 to 1968.

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