Even though I'm in the right age group to have watched it, I never saw an episode, as we didn't have tv while I was growing up, & my mother didn't have her 1st tv until her 70th birthday!!! My husband enjoyed it though, at the time.
Not a fan yet we always had it on when I was a kid. (Only two channels back then!) Lucy has always annoyed me for some reason. Like Finy, I find that some of the old shows are no longer funny. It was a different age back then.
I really admired Lucille Ball in OTHER things which she was in,especially some of her movies from very long ago,however, I found her TV shows too hyperactive for me,and though some parts were genuinely hilarious, watching an entire episode was always just TOO much for me!!! The things which I truly admired this woman for were her being the first woman to run a Production company,and one which was responsible for that iconic TV show Mission Impossible and Star Trek,among other things!! She won many major awards ,both while alive and after her death.Not bad for a young lass born in 1911 and who started her career as a model!!!!! She was WAAAAY ahead of her time!
I actually saw her in a couple of movies that I didn't realise she was in until the credits came up! I was struck by how very beautiful she was. I think all the "Wahwahwah!" was what put me off. I prefer humour to be more subtle and for that reason I could never stand the Three Stooges either. She certainly was a clever cookie, as you pointed out.
I did the exact same double take when I saw her name listed in credits in several movies.She was a good dancer too,and had the most stunning figure,which is part and parcel of being a model back then when skinny was not the fashion!!
The best part about her though,was her amazing brain!! Gosh,she was so accomplished in so many fields.....
I use to watch it all the time when I was a child. I thought it was funny. I thought her husband Ricky was good too. Like the time he got radio mixed up with rodeo. They bounced off each other very well. Poor lucy turned to the bottle in the end. Must be hard to be funny all the time.
Yes...many times. I am a fan of the beautiful clothes Lucy wears - the fashions from this time period were certainly more graceful than the "show what you had for breakfast" mini skirts and "muffin top" jeans from later on. No thanks!
Yes I too used to love and it think it funny, but now much older find those old fashion female antics a sign of those times. She portrayed a role none of us like and have fought to shed that image of being a second class housewife/woman!