Sunday, April 26, 2009


It's 20 years today since the funniest lady of them all left us. I still remember the first time I saw Lucy on TV: I was having a tantrum about something and my Dad coaxed, "Come on. Come and watch I Love Lucy with daddy." "Don't like I Love Lucy!" I wailed cooperatively. "Don't be silly", responded my patient Dad: "Everybody loves Lucy." And from the moment I started watching, I was hooked.

Here, hoping to get a part in a film, Lucy joins the Turo grape-treaders. Her comic timing [learned from Buster Keaton] is, as always, perfect:

I Love Lucy [1956]

Did you love Lucy? If so, which episodes / moments were your favourites?


Unknown said...

I remember watching the show that that clip is from!!!!!!!!!

A week was not complete without everyone gather around the TV watching Lucy!

Betty said...

I remember an episode where the Ricardos and Mertzes checked into a motel. As I recall it was kind of shabby and there were two sets of bunk beds. They got in bed and turned off the lights. Suddenly there was a racket and the room started shaking as a train passed closely by. They all sat straight up in bed. I can still see the scene and laugh, but I don't remember anything else about the episode.

Trubes said...

I loved Lucille Ball but I can't remember a particular episode that I enjoyed more than another.
Fred and Ethel made me laugh too.
The clip I've just watched was hillarious...perfect timing...
Thank you for that Welshcakes, I've started the day with a jolly good chuckle.
Heaven knows there is little to make us laugh here in the UK at present!

Di.x love to darling Simi too.xx

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I notice you have put I Love Lucy 1956....I was only born then ...not sure which Lucy you are writing about?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Nick. It was the same with us. Hi, Betty. I'll see if I can find that one on youtube. Ciao, Trubes. Glad you liked the clip. Things do seem grim over there. x Hi, Anne. Lucille Ball.

Ardent said...

I loved watching Lucy too!

I loved the clip that you posted. She is indeed a funny charactter.:)
The clip brightened my morning.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I am pleased, dear Ardent.

Lucia said...

My sister Nell and I are big fans. I remember seeing this one too!
Sometimes having the name Lucy was a big joke. Sometimes it was nice because everyone would say "they love Lucy" and that would be me!

jmb said...

I remember that clip too. While I found Lucy extremely funny on the whole I'm afraid I also sometimes found her irritating but she certainly was gifted with a great comedic timing.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Lucia. That must have been nice. Hi, jmb. I know what you mean but on the whole I think she was great.


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