National I Love Lucy Day 2021! 15th October is the national I Love Lucy Day 2021. In this content, we share with you about National I Love Lucy Day. We also share with you National I Love Lucy Day History, Quotes, Greetings, Pic, Text, SMS, photos, Wallpaper HD, Poster, Slogans, Facts, Images, Theme, Photos, Wishes, Messages.I Love Lucy, an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley made its debut on October 15, 1951. The program created a new television experience with the first filmed and scripted program performed before a live audience. The studio literally knocked a hole in a concrete wall creating room for theater seating inviting the once-banned fans to see the stars perform – for free! The new format and I Love Lucy won five Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations.
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Here are a few fun facts about the show:
- For the giant bread baking scene in “Pioneer Women”, the producers of the show had to have one actually baked. It was cut and served to the audience after the show was over. I wonder how that tasted!
- Lucille Ball was one of the first pregnant women to be shown on TV, starting in the episode “Lucy is Enceinte.” More Americans watched the birth of Little Ricky than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.
- Vivian Vance and William Frawley, who played Ethel and Fred Mertz, didn’t like each other in real life. Frawley once referred to his co-star as “that sack of doorknobs.” I’ve read that Lucy actually wanted Gale Gordon to star as Fred.
- Desi Arnaz was actually only 5’9″ tall, and wore lifts in his shoes so he looked taller than Lucille Ball.
- The ‘Job Switching’ episode (Candy Factory) was one of Lucy’s favorites!
National I Love Lucy Day Activities
Watch an “I Love Lucy” marathon
As sophisticated as we seem to be with our cell phones, laptops and iPads, “I Love Lucy” celebrates the pure comedy of life in a time when none of these items existed. The simple situations, many taking place in one or two middle-class Manhattan apartments, showed a versatility and creativity upon which modern day humor with all its snarkiness can’t really improve upon. So, celebrate National I Love Lucy Day with back-to-back to back episodes of this comedy favorite.
Throw an “I Love Lucy” Theme Party
Who wouldn’t love to stuff themselves with pillows to be cranky Fred Mertz for just one day? Get creative with all your best buds and throw a theme party celebrating National I Love Lucy Day. Cook up Ricky’s favorite dish, arroz con pollo (also known as chicken and rice), make up a punch of Vitameatavegamin and have some mid-week fun. Invent an episode for the show, play it out with your crew and see what happens.
Display your collectibles
You can’t be a true fan of National I Love Lucy Day without some Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel bobbleheads scattered around the house. Check out your favorite sites like eBay and find out what kind of memorabilia is available and make a purchase. Many of these items are worth thousands of dollars so invest in some Lucy and Ricky.
5 Shocking “I Love Lucy” Truths
Lucy was older than Ricky
By the time the first episode of “I Love Lucy” aired, Lucille Ball was 40 years old while Desi Arnaz was only 34 years old and already had a skirt-chasing reputation.
The magic 10 million
”I Love Lucy” was the first American television show to reach 10 million households.
Ethel was only two years older than Lucy
Vivian Vance was only two years older than Lucy — but made to look older so she would not steal Lucy’s limelight.
Lucy was actually pregnant during the episode “Lucy Goes to the Hospital.”
Lucy was pregnant with her first child when the show originally aired in 1951 but it wasn’t until the second season that the pregnancy was used as part of a show plot.
Vivian Vance despised Ethel Mertz
Vivian Vance, who played Ethel Mertz, had many challenges including a husband who battered her during the show’s run and a strong dislike for Ethel’s character — who was forced to wear, older, dowdy clothes when Vance was much more glamorous in real life.
Why We Love National I Love Lucy Day
It was a real love story
One of the reasons why we all love “I Love Lucy” is that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were a real, married couple. They met on the set of a 1940 film called “Too Many Girls.” The two eloped later that year and by 1951 were having some trouble in the marriage. The “I Love Lucy Show” was Lucy’s brainstorm idea to keep her marriage with Desi intact.
It was hilarious
Even today, scholarly types go back and forth over why the show actually worked when the reason is simple — the show was freakin’ hilarious! By 1951, Lucille Ball, a former B-rated glamour girl, was already 40 years old, considered past most actresses’ prime. The idea that someone still so beautiful would do anything for a laugh in the style of older slapstick masters like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, or even the Three Stooges was revolutionary. Everybody who watches the show has a favorite episode where Lucy inevitably gets dunked, schmeared, frozen in a vault, or knocked around in a wine vat full of grapes.
It was ahead of its time
The show was cutting-edge even in the ’50s. The idea of a Latino band leader in an interracial marriage never even seemed to raise eyebrows. More than that, Arnaz was a genius of innovation with such ideas as using three cameras and 35mm film for the very first time — a technological achievement that television shows still use today. When Lucy and Desi took a pay cut with the understanding that they would gain 100% of the rights to the show instead, this became one of the first and most lucrative syndication deals in history.
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