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Thursday, February 16, 2012

"We Love Lucy" Marathon on Hallmark Channel

On February 26th, 2012 - the Hallmark Channel will have a 24 hour running marathon of the We Love Lucy Episodes - from 6 AM - 6 AM!

These episodes titled "We Love Lucy", are also better known as the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. These are the 13 one-hour shows that made up seasons 7, 8, and 9 of the I Love Lucy comedy series from 1957 - 1960 and have been edited into thirty-minute installments.

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour shows are not as well known or popular as the original 30 minute I Love Lucy Episodes from Seasons 1 - 6, 1951 - 1957.

(courtesy of wikipedia)

Season 7:

1 Lucy Takes A Cruise To Havana

How did Lucy and Ricky meet? Well that's what Hollywood columnist (and special guest star) Hedda Hopper wants to know. In a flashback to 1940 we find Lucy McGillicuddy and her best friend Susie MacNamara (guest star Ann Sothern whose character makes a crossover appearance from her CBS show Private Secretary) cruising Havana, where they encounter two tour guides, Ricky Ricardo and his pal, Carlos Garcia (guest star Cesar Romero). Plenty of Havana high-jinks soon ensue, with second honeymooners Fred and Ethel Mertz and popular crooner Rudy Vallee (as himself) along for the wild ride!

2 The Celebrity Next Door

Who's the new resident moving into the house next to the Ricardos? None other than stage and screen star Tallulah Bankhead! Once Lucy discovers that a celebrity is in her midst, she tries to win her friendship by inviting her to an elegant dinner party--with Fred and Ethel Mertz posing as hired help. Before long Lucy has gotten Ms. Bankhead and the entire gang involved with a local PTA show.

3 Lucy Hunts Uranium

Ricky and his band have been booked to play at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas, and Lucy hopes the trip will allow her an opportunity to go uranium hunting. Fred and Ethel are keen on the idea but Ricky forbids it, until mysterious headlines put the entire town in a uranium uproar. Soon the Ricardos, the Mertzes, and (special guest) actor Fred MacMurray set out together to strike it rich. (Also appearing in this show is MacMurray's wife, June Haver.)

4 Lucy Wins a Race Horse

Lucy wins a race horse for Little Ricky. In order to keep the horse, Lucy enters the horse in a race at Roosevelt Raceway with the help of Betty Grable. Harry James, Betty's husband, also guest stars.

5 Lucy Goes To Sun Valley

Lucy and Ethel go to Sun Valley without Ricky and Fred. While in Sun Valley, the girls meet Fernando Lamas.

Season 8:

1 Lucy Goes To Mexico

Lucy and the gang go to Mexico, where Ricky is scheduled to appear in a show with Maurice Chevalier, and Lucy finds herself in a bullfight.

2 Lucy Makes Room For Danny

The Williams family from The Danny Thomas Show (Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer and Angela Cartwright) rent Lucy's and Ricky's house because Lucy and Ricky are going to Hollywood. When the Hollywood trip is cancelled, Lucy has to 'Make Room For Danny.' Gale Gordon also guest stars as a civil court judge who is forced to clean up the mess resulting from a snowball fight between the two families.

3 Lucy Goes To Alaska

The Ricardos and Merztes go to Alaska, where Lucy does a show with Red Skelton.

4 Lucy Wants A Career

Lucy does not want to be a housewife any longer and appears on Paul Douglas' "Early Bird Show" as his "Girl Friday."
Note: This episode mirrored life for the Arnazes in the 1940s, as Lucy would meet Desi at the train station as she was leaving for work at a movie studio, while Desi would be headed home after working at a nightclub.

5 Lucy's Summer Vacation

Lucy and Ricky go on a vacation and end up sharing their cabin with Howard Duff and Ida Lupino.

Season 9:

1 Milton Berle Hides Out at The Ricardos

Lucy tries to let Milton Berle work on his book in peace while he's at the Ricardos' house.

2 The Ricardos Go To Japan

Lucy wants real pearls while in Tokyo, Japan, and finds herself dressing up as a geisha to see that she gets them. Bob Cummings guest stars.

3 Lucy Meets The Mustache

Ricky is depressed because he has not been getting any TV offers lately, so Lucy, Fred, and Ethel try to cheer him up. Ernie Kovacs and his wife Edie Adams guest star.

Enjoy the Show!!!


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