I Love Lucy And You Will Too
I've had affection for Lucille Ball for many years now, but, it wasn't until my best friend, Bobbi, moved away to another state that the popular 1950s TV comedy show of I Love Lucy took on another meaning for me.
I'd always known that Bobbi was an I Love Lucy fan because every time I walked into her house, the wacky redhead (Lucy, not Bobbi) was on TV. What I didn't realize though was how much the TV series I Love Lucy would come to play an important part of my own life.
I'm a fan of Frasier - anything Frasier is good by me. Frasier is my go-to TV show just like I Love Lucy is Bobbi's. So, once Bobbi moved and I'd start to get to missing her, I discovered that, if I turned off Frasier and turned on I Love Lucy, my homesickness for Bobbi would be relieved. I've since spent many hours watching a show I thought I would tire of. But, just like Bobbi, I'm now a huge I Love Lucy fan.
It's not so much the Lucy character that I adore from the comedy TV series of the 50s; it's more the supporting actors, particularly Ethel and Fred. I love Fred's 'For corn sakes!' comment. And, really, is there any funnier straight woman in the world than Ethel?
In our own lives, Bobbi and I frequently switch roles between being Lucy or Ethel as we go about our own daily foibles - sometimes Bobbi is the schemer (Lucy) and sometimes I am. Regardless of who is playing which role, Bobbi and I are generally into similar antics that can be found in the I Love Lucy show.
In case you're interested, here's my review on Squidoo of Soap - One of the best sitcoms ever.
I Love Lucy has given us some iconic scenes such as the time she was stomping grapes in Italy and got into a food fight. Or, the time she and Ethel were going to wrap candies? Lucille Ball and the accompanying cast of her TV show were just brilliant.
And, just as I Love Lucy is brilliant, so are a few of my other very favorite TV sitcoms of the era. Here they are.
I've seen every single episode of Frasier so many times that I can recite them. If you're looking for one of the best written comedy shows on TV, check this out.
Another extremely well written show, Taxi has a cast of winners including Danny DeVito and Marilu Henner.
Frasier was a spin off from Cheers. Cheers is a delightful TV show set in a bar in Boston. You will laugh uncontrollably at the antics of Sam Malone as he tries to bag every female in sight.
Here's a few of my absolute favorite videos of Frasier and I Love Lucy. Check them out.
One of my all time favorite parts of Frasier. Very fussy Niles has a fussier dinner date. Watch this and have a tissue handy to catch the laughter tears.
I'm not such a fan of colorization but this is pretty interesting to view.
Another favorite episode. It's not many sitcoms that will even think of wrapping a dead seal in a penoir and sending it to sea with a clapper lamp attached.
Someone beat me to it. Here's a good compilation of great I Love Lucy episodes.