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The Lucy Show: The Official First Season DVD
The Lucy Show: The Official First Season

The Lucy Show: The Official First Season

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Lucille Ball proves that her two-year absence from network television has not in any way blunted her comic expertise as The Lucy Show launches its first season. The episodes herein are pleasantly schizophrenic, with widowed mother Lucy Carmichael (Ball, of course) harvesting new comedy opportunities out of such situations as attracting eligible bachelors, raising money to augment her allowance, and wrestling with the trials and tribulations of single motherhood with daughter Chris (Candy Moore) and son Jerry (Jimmy Garrett), and at the same time capturing the carefree zaniness of the I Love Lucy days, vis--vis Lucy's misadventures with best her friend and housemate, divorce Vivian Bagley, played by Ball's former I Love Lucy co-star Vivian Vance.br& For her part, Viv Bagley also must be both mother and father to her own kid Sherman (Ralph Hart) -- who, fortuitously enough, is Jerry Carmichael's best friend. On the "dating" front, things get off to a fine start with the series' second episode,which Lucy and Viv finagle Jerry's math teacher (William Windom) into escorting both of them to a Saturday night dance; in later episodes, Lucy will try to win a guy (Frank Aletter) away from Viv by feigning an interest in classical music, and will go gaga over her new boss (John Vivyan) when she takes a temporary job as a society columnist. As for her money-raising schemes, Lucy inaugurates her well-meaning torture of Mr. Barnsahl (Charles Lane), the banker handling her late husband's estate, when she accidentally writes a donation check for two thousand dollars and then goes to great and hilarious lengths to cover up the gaping hole in her bank account. And in a classic episode reminiscent of I Love Lucy at its best, Lucy and Viv set up a
Title: The Lucy Show: The Official First Season
Genre: TV Comedy
Starring: John McGiver, Janet Waldo, Bern Hoffman, Alix Talton, Peter Marshall, Sue Oakes, Sandra Gould, Ruth Crews, Ronnie Keith, Richard Gittings
Director: Jack Donohue
Studio: Paramount
Number of Discs: 4
Attributes: Full Frame, Slim Pack, Slipsleeve Packaging
Release Date: 7/21/2009
Original Year: 1962
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 097368944046
Item #: PRD089440

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