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The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 

Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lucille Ball ...  Lucy Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Desi Arnaz ...  Ricky Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Vivian Vance ...  Ethel Mertz 13 episodes, 1957-1960
William Frawley ...  Fred Mertz 13 episodes, 1957-1960
Richard Keith Richard Keith ...  Little Ricky Ricardo 13 episodes, 1957-1960
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Storyline

Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is still getting into trouble with her sidekick Ethel, but in this sequel there is a famous guest star in each episode for her to bug. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1963 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Desilu Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Little Ricky Ricardo" actor, Richard Keith acted in 12 of the 13 episodes. The only The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957) episode without Richard Keith, was the eighth filmed and released. It is The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: Lucy Goes to Alaska (1959). See more »

Quotes

Lucy Ricardo: But how's Ricky ever going to find out who took the pearls?
Ethel Mertz: He'll ask me and I'll confess.
Lucy Ricardo: Why?
Ethel Mertz: Because while he's asking me, he'll have his fingers around my throat!
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Alternate Versions

The series debut, "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" (1957) _{"Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana" (#1.1)}_, was originally broadcasted at 75 minutes (including commercials). It has been cut in subsequent showings to fit a 60-minute time slot. See more »

Connections

Followed by Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) See more »

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A enjoyable way to spend Saturday night
16 November 1999 | by anderson-7See all my reviews

I have to add that Lucille Ball in these one-hour shows is very attractive. The comedy is fresh and almost as enjoyable as the chocolate-eating scene from I Love Lucy. Predictable but very enjoyable is an appropriate way to describe this comedy. In addition to a cast of celebrities, there are some great scenes with chickens, horses, donkeys, and little Fred (a dog).

Each episode has a unique twist to it: a snowball fight with Danny Thomas, a horse race with Betty Grable, a chance to ice skate with Fernando Lamas.

It is a great way to spend a Saturday night.


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