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Why hasn't Lucy Does A TV Commercial been aired?

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    tvshowfan

    [1]Jun 3, 2006
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    I'm wondering why the Lucy Does A TV Commercial hasn't been aired for so long.

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    sexiejessie

    [2]Jun 3, 2006
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    i have only seen that episode twice on tv
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    Carolee99

    [3]Jun 4, 2006
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    Over the years I have seen it a lot which is why I can't stand that episode.
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    laurameyer

    [4]Jun 6, 2006
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    tvshowfan wrote:

    I'm wondering why the Lucy Does A TV Commercial hasn't been aired for so long.

    The reason it hasn't been aired may have to do with the contract tv land has.

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    ilovelucymore

    [5]Jun 9, 2006
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    I think they show it as much as any other episode. It may seem like less because because there is only one Lucy does a TV Commercial and there are so many other wonderful episodes to show!
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    cousinmaeby

    [6]Aug 1, 2006
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    Probably because everyone knows it so well. It's Vitameatavegamin, you know? People that aren't even dedicated fans know that bit.
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    mateoweaver

    [7]Aug 14, 2006
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    ilovelucymore wrote:
    I think they show it as much as any other episode. It may seem like less because because there is only one Lucy does a TV Commercial and there are so many other wonderful episodes to show!


    Well when TV Land was showing I Love Lucy episodes in order they actually did skip over that episode. Hopefully it will be shown soon cuz that is one of my favorite episodes.
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    tb485

    [8]Sep 15, 2006
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    It could be that they are saving it for one of those "marathons" that they are always doing. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, you know. They also skipped the "Job Switching" episode in the latest run.
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    GarrisonSkunk

    [9]Sep 23, 2006
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    When a station like TvLand buys the rights to air a series they get the right to show each episode x number of times. So if they have a contract to show every episode say 32 times, if they have a special airing of "Lucy does a Commercial", they can only show that 31 more times. So in order to even it up with other episodes that can run 32 times they skip it during the regular rotation. So if TVLand showed the episode 5 times as a special, it'll go a long time without a regular run.
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