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    Default "I Love Lucy"

    I think this is one of the most brilliant comedies television has ever seen. It actually makes me laugh and it's so well acted!

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    The intro music is great too!

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    Whoops, double post. Must have hit wrong button.
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Jul-07-2018 at 18:24.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    I like "I Love Lucy" but my favorite television comedy is "The Honeymooners."
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I like "I Love Lucy" but my favorite comedy is "The Honeymooners."
    I don't think I've heard of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    I don't think I've heard of that!

    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    There was a Swedish version:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I like "I Love Lucy" but my favorite television comedy is "The Honeymooners."
    There was a Swedish version of the Honeymooners that was really popular about a tram driver in Gothenburg:



    When it was I thought it was extremely similar to The Flintstones.

    Later I heard there was a Polish sitcom that was also very similar to The Flintstones about a tram driver in Warsaw:



    There is a Dutch and Norwegian version too.
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    lucy and the honeymooners were original... "to the moon Alice" and "you got 'splainen to do Lucy" my kids dog is named after Lucy her name is Lucy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloe View Post
    When it was I thought it was extremely similar to The Flintstones.

    Later I heard there was a Polish sitcom that was also very similar to The Flintstones about a tram driver in Warsaw:
    The Flintstones was inspired by the Honeymooners:
    Hanna and Barbera were frequently touchy about the notion that they were ripping off The Honeymooners when conceiving of The Flintstones. (Reportedly, Jackie Gleason thought of suing but decided against it when considering what it would mean to be the man who took Fred Flintstone off the air.)
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    I always loved this one from I Love Lucy:
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloe View Post
    I like that one. Here is Ralph and Ed doing it:
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    I Love Lucy has some of the best physical comedy and comic timing ever put to screen. There are elements that are extremely dated and sometimes problematic today (Philip Morris product placement being one of the most obvious). The Vitameatavegamin routine is rightly praised as one of the series' best moments. I would also recommend the episode where Lucy visits The Brown Derby in Hollywood.

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    I've always thought it ironic that the production company, Desilu, owned by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, was also responsible for The Untouchables, possibly the most violent and polarizing U.S. television series of the 1950s and '60s. (Of course I bought the entire series on DVD).

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GZTjQ7SLvUk&t=4s

    Also memorable theme music:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Cqu6iRC2E

    P.S. Desilu additionally produced the original Star Trek television series. Ball was credited for being a remarkably astute businesswoman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ldiat View Post
    lucy and the honeymooners were original... "to the moon Alice" and "you got 'splainen to do Lucy" my kids dog is named after Lucy her name is Lucy....
    My cats are named Lucy and Ethel! Lucy has spots, much like the polka dotted outfits that her TV namesake wore, and Ethel is grey and a tiny bit plump, also like her namesake!

    “Or music heard so deeply
    That it is not heard at all, but you are the music
    While the music lasts.”
    ― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

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