CBS (ended 1957)
|Its hard not to like any episodes of this series,but a couple of the celebrity guest episodes seem a little contrived.Especially the one with Bob Hope.I know Ricky Ricardo is a celebrity and he deals with other celebrities,but Bob Hope doesnt really add anything to that particular episode.And maybe the one about that Italian guy coming to visit.Isnt that basically a reworking of the Tennessee Ernie Ford episodes?|
The ones with Tenn. Ernie Ford were very funny. You are right though, it is hard not to like any episode of Lucy. I even like all of her movies. I guess I just do not like Ricky's voice. But now even Lucy's........ha ha.....
definitely gotta agree with the "Lucy Goes to Scotland" episode....& any other ones where there was a musical or any other long musical numbers for half or the majority of the episode....
whenever i see episodes like that, I just figure they were probably better appreciated during the time they came out - ya' know...a different type of society and world...
but.....just not for me, today!
|I love almose all of them but the episode "Lucy goes to Scotland" is my least favorite.|
Alot of the first season episodes didn't work. Many were based on epsiodes of Lucy's radio program, "My Favorite Husband", and didn't translate well to television. Also the characters weren't really fleshed out yet. One from later seasons that I don't care for are "Lucy Goes to Scotland", "Mertz and Kurtz", "Lucy Becomes A Sculptress", Bob Hope, Cornell Wilde (except the ending where Lucy comes in covered in palm fronds), and Van Johnson. The episodes with guest stars (except Harpo, William Holden, and Richard Widmark) are usually weak. However, I thought the Tennessee Ernie Ford epsidoes were some of the best.