I Love Lucy

Season 1 Episode 0

The Lost I Love Lucy Pilot

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 30, 1990 on CBS
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The Lost I Love Lucy Pilot
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Lucy wants to get into the act at Ricky's club, but Ricky won't let her. But when Pepito the clown suffers from an injury, Lucy runs off to the club to fill in for him.

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  • Supposedly the "lost" and "damaged" pilot episode of the show, in which we are introduced to Ricky and Lucy.

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    This episode is certainly not the greatest episode of "I Love Lucy" that was ever aired. Nowadays, we are used to epic drama and gore (Cp. Grey's Anatomy and Spartacus and True Blood), but watching this episode takes the viewer back to a time where TV was innocent, fun, and relied on the immense skill of the actors.



    Ricky is a bandleader (again, something relevant to the time period for which there is no equivalent in 2011) and Lucy, his wife, gets the idea in her head that she would love to be involved with his show. When one of the acts (Pepito) in Ricky's show is unable to perform, Lucy surprises everyone by showing up in a guise similar to Pepito's.



    The interactions between Ricky and Lucy when she first shows up on stage at Ricky's show are absolutely priceless. They should definitely have you laughing aloud. The segment from "I need to see your credentials" onward is top-notch humor! I absolutely love Lucy's facial expressions - she truly makes the show. The viewer is also treated to a singing number by Ricky "Cuban Cabbie" about a cabdriver in Havana who disdains the use of a motor vehicle in favor of a horse and buggy.moreless

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    • When the film for the episode was found, the first few minutes of the film were damaged, forcing CBS to cut them out for when it aired in 1990. But for the I love Lucy season 1 DVD box set, the original opening was reconstructed. But for unknown reasons, the full version of the episode was never shown on television.

    • This episode was originally suppose to air back in 1950, but the film of the episode was lost, and was never found until 1990.

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