I Love Lucy

"I Love Lucy" (1951-1957) is a comedy starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ...
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Elmo96
09/15/2009

I Love Lucy 5

It doesn't get any better than this. They just don't make TV like this anymore (and this is coming from a 20 year old woman!)

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ClassicTVFan50 7
05/29/2009

I Love Lucy 5

Classic. Just Classic. 'Nuff said.

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ayn
04/16/2009

I Love Lucy 5

Excellent show. 50 years before my time and still hilarious. I actually have a couple seasons on DVD and they usually make me laugh. The chemistry between Lucy and Ricky was so well done I could almost forget their real life tensions. The show was so ahead of its time that it still works today. Lucy rocked the physical comedy, Ricky was excellent, especially with the fish -out- of- water foreigner routine. William Frawley and Vivien Vance played off Lucy, Ricky and each other fabulously. Great show. Need more orignal sitcoms today. Rather than the fat husband skinny wife formula thats been done to death or the dreadfully dull reality shows.

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loveu4ever
06/06/2008

I Love Lucy 5

the show that made the sitcom genre..all time classic

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Spike65
04/06/2008

I Love Lucy 4

This was the biggest show on television at the time. It was aimed at an adult audience but was goofy enough that the kids watched it too. It has suffered from massive over-exposure from the almost continuous reruns since the mid-fifties and I can hardly stand to watch it anymore. I feel like I know every line in the show. Lucy was a master of physical comedy and a true clown in the best sense of the word. RIP Lucy and Desi.

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lth7020
01/02/2008

I Love Lucy 1

This show really sucked. The humor was tired and was geared to the lowest common denominator even considering the era in which it was filmed. As for originality, it was in fact just an extension of the poorest written radio sitcoms of the era that just preceded it. Compare it with Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, a comedy show of the same time, for example. Your Show of Shows actually had some pretty good satire, irony and social commentary. Lucy, on the other hand was just a meaningless, mess of slapstick and clichéd situations. Whenever I glimpse an old episode, it makes me gag to think that anyone thought it was very funny.

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ahmad12
08/21/2007

I Love Lucy 5

still some of the funniest stuff ever performed.

and some of the lamest.

but the funny outweighs the lame.

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jy826
06/29/2007

I Love Lucy 5

regarded as greatest televison show of all time, with many classic episodes, including "Job Switching (Lucy and Ethel go work at a candy factory) and "Lucy Does a TV commercial (Lucy does commercial for product which is loaded with alcohol)...show formula was taking real-life situations and then introducing absurb....had brillant story lines such as "Lucy goes to Hollywood" during seasons four and five...however show was plauged at times with some off-episodes

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nanhar
08/27/2006

I Love Lucy 5

No other comedy sitcom in history to date beats I Love Lucy. Absolutely the BEST in comedy.

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VirileVagabond
08/05/2006

I Love Lucy 4

Having not seen an episode of "I Love Lucy" in some time, I wouldn't rate the series highly when compared to many sitcoms that followed it over several decades; however, when measured against its contemporaries and some modern shows, the series does deserve its due respect. As many reviewers have noted, during the run of "I Love Lucy" many of the now standard techniques were developed (e.g. the three camera setup). I would also note the "add a kid" and the change of venue (the Ricardos moved from New York to Hollywood, Europe and latter to the suburbs). On the downside, Lucy's schemes did get repetitive (e.g. her trying to get on Ricky's show). As for casting, William Frawley and Vivian Vance (Fred and Ethel Mertz) acting background was from Vaudeville, and these talents were sometimes wisely utilized for the show.

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weatherman1001
07/29/2006

I Love Lucy 5

This is a classic sitcom, and if watching just one episode doesn't make you laugh, there's something seriously wrong with you. A bit old-fashioned, but I still highly recommend it to anyone that wants a good laugh.

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ungodlyugly
06/03/2006

I Love Lucy 5

Very, very funny show.

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doobiesNhof
05/27/2006

I Love Lucy 5

Number 1 comedy of the '50s IMO.

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jaywilton
04/05/2006

I Love Lucy 5

No matter how many times they try to do a similar show "today",they can't even come close.

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the witch
02/23/2006

I Love Lucy 5

I have seen these shows over and over for years and will still watch them over and over again. Not always the best, but many are still by far the funniest stuff ever filmed. Just watch some of the classics and try not to laugh out loud. Absolutely hilarious.

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Cosmo Renfro
01/05/2006

I Love Lucy 3

I never got the big deal about I LOVE LUCY. All the episodes seem the same to me. I don't get why people call her the queen of comedy either. Gracie Allen was much more talented and funnier.

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joshua_01
12/29/2005

I Love Lucy 5

possibly one of the funniest shows ever to bad it doesnt come on anymore.

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Brandy203
10/04/2005

I Love Lucy 5

I think I love Lucy is the best show ever made, she brightens up my day everytime I watch the show. She is truly the Queen of comedy and I never get tired of watching re runs over and over again, #1 Lucy Fan

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kattwoman
10/01/2005

I Love Lucy 4

i think everyone should take the time to watch at least 1 episode. it may be outdated but its classic and lives can only be richer for knowing who lucille ball is. she is one of the great comedians.

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GenghisTheHun
09/26/2005

I Love Lucy 5

Here is a timeless classic from the black and white days of television. Each member of the cast was funny, and that made it work extremely well. It was good family fun.

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Bubblehead0774 7
06/01/2005

I Love Lucy 2

I guess I found it funny when i was younger. When I watch it now I can't help thinking that if i had a wife like that i'd probably have to whack her(no I don't hit my wife) Poor Ricky put up with alot of s**t that most men would never endure. She really is quite obnoxious.

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adc103051
05/19/2005

I Love Lucy 5

Classic

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niki562
05/04/2005

I Love Lucy 5

I Love Lucy has to be my most favorite show in the world. It comes on about 5 times aday and i watch it 5 times aday. I like it so much cuz i can relate to some of the situations. even though it was 50 years ago Lucy and the whole gang are hilarious. It is something i grew up with and i hope my kids can grow up watching Lucy too.

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Milkmannne
04/12/2005

I Love Lucy 5

Hilarious!

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Mr Evangel
04/06/2005

I Love Lucy 5

I love that show. Good clean and funny!

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irishgit
04/01/2005

I Love Lucy 1

Hated this as a kid, and my feelings haven't improved on more recent viewings.

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texasyankee
03/28/2005

I Love Lucy 5

Lucy is a classic because she did it all first. Everyone else copies her. I named my pigs fred and ethel :)

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Mooselover
01/29/2005

I Love Lucy 2

Though I give the show credit for being one of the first t.v shows ever I just couldn't get into it. Each episode was exactly the same. Though it's funny when it happens in Three's Company and Home Improvement it's not funny here because every single joke is outdated. Overall I believe it was funny at one point I just think it's outdated now.

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Skizero
01/28/2005

I Love Lucy 3

funny, but giving it 5 stars b/c it's one of the first, doesn't do 50 years of sitcoms justice. i can think of three already better than I love Lucy: MASH, Cheers, and The COsby Show.

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spellbound5719 69
01/28/2005

I Love Lucy 5

There's no debate. It reigns as the greatest sitcom of all time. It defined the sitcom genre and broke new ground like no other show. It's sill funny 50 years later. Like I said, there's no debate. If you don't find this show funny, you've obviously been jaded by the mediocre trash and reality television that pollutes our airwaves today.

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geog84
01/23/2005

I Love Lucy 5

This is the best tv show ever! Every episode was funny and Lucy and the crew put current sitcoms to shame

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ClassicTVFan47
01/12/2005

I Love Lucy 5

Truly a classic, and the standard by which almost all sitcoms today are judged. Pioneering such innovations as choosing film over easily-damaged kinescope and the ubiqutous three-camera-system, I Love Lucy certaintly has historical signifigance. It is also extremely funny. No one quite does slapstick like Lucille Ball, whose shtick is predicatable, but uprorarious nonetheless. The supporting cast were mainly straight men to Lucy's wild antics. Repeats of this show beat Danny Thomas's new episode in primetime by a staggering neilsen ratings. One of three shows to end at #1 at the ratings, I Love Lucy is a television legacy, to be enjoyed for decades to come.

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sljones
11/30/2004

I Love Lucy 5

Simply the best!! Ever!!

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ComedyActress3 3
11/08/2004

I Love Lucy 5

How can you not Love Lucy?!?!? This is what made all the great sitcoms you see today. IT IS THE BEST SITCOM EVER! And, that's a fact. Lucille Ball was the first woman EVER to do physcical comedy, and she rocked. Lucy is simply the best. And whoever doesn't think so, has no sense of humor... period.

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Randyman
08/23/2004

I Love Lucy 5

This show is so great, and the comedy so relavent, that my kids enjoy it as much as I do, maybe more. My sixteen year old daughter literally Loves Lucy. It's timeless comedy.

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#1sailormoonfa n
08/19/2004

I Love Lucy 5

I LOVE LUCY!!! Lucille Ball made such funny expressions and comments. The whole cast was great! I don't see how any one can't love Lucy!

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Nightbird
07/31/2004

I Love Lucy 5

Who ever doesn't like it hasn't got a funny bone. Lucy is the most funny show i ever saw.

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martinema
07/10/2004

I Love Lucy 5

This was one of the best and funniest shows ever.

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louiethe20th
06/19/2004

I Love Lucy 5

One of the greats! Back when TV was pure. My favorite was Fred.

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southernbelle
06/13/2004

I Love Lucy 5

Lucy is still my very favorite show of all time. I have seen each episode so many times that I know the scripts word-for-word. Each actor played his/her part perfectly. Vivian Vance was every bit as hilarious in her role as Ethel. My favorite episode is when they visit the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood and meet William Holden...LOL! Lucy has filled my life with hours of fun and laughter through the years.

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Elise Truman
06/09/2004

I Love Lucy 5

Lucy was a comedienne unlike any other. Her show was a breath of fresh air, and is still a nostalgic pleasure in reruns.

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jennifer61
05/30/2004

I Love Lucy 5

#1 comedy ever. Lucy still makes me laugh. It is the comedy standard. I'll never get tired of the show.

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BlairWitch187
04/15/2004

I Love Lucy 5

Fan-F**king-Tastic. This was also one of my favorite shows. Ricky: Luuuuuuucy! You have some splainin' to do!! Lucy: * WHINES AND CRIES LIKE A BABY * But Rickyyyyyy!! Ricky: Lucy, you can't be in the show! Babaloo.

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JarredinFL
04/14/2004

I Love Lucy 5

This show is an anthem for how great TV once was. No vulgarity or profanity yet it has trancended many generations. A very clever show with brilliant stars!

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Jack Janet Chrissy
03/29/2004

I Love Lucy 4

It was the best show ever the qween of comedy at her best work ever.

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kolby1973
12/14/2003

I Love Lucy 2

I enjoyed Lucille Ball's character alot, but as for the husband and the supporting cast..heck no. If it wasn't for them, it would have been a much better show.

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Sajak16
12/13/2003

I Love Lucy 5

Undoubtedly, the greatest television show of all time, period.

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Sal from Canada
11/28/2003

I Love Lucy 3

Anyone who doesn't feel that I Love Lucy belongs among the top 25 sitcoms of all time sure has some serious 'splaining to do! Without Lucy showing the way we would never have an Archie Bunker or a Seinfeld or a Ray Barone. She started the sitcom revolution and raised the bar so high that only a select few have managed to exceed it since. I love Lucy and I'm proud to admit it!

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mllelarisa
11/02/2003

I Love Lucy 5

Hilarious!!! Always laugh at loud when I watch this show. It never gets old.

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LadyShark4534
08/31/2003

I Love Lucy 5

Lucille Ball was great. She defied the norms back then by marrying a hispanic man and also opening the path for female comedians. I think back in her time, she was a radical, courageous, funny and outrageous woman. Now, by our standards, she's mundane.

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