I Love Lucy: The Complete Series [34 Discs] [Heart-Shaped Packaging] [DVD]

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    Synopsis


    America's third most popular TV show during its first season, I Love Lucy skyrocketed to number one during season Two -- no small thanks to the fact that the real-life pregnancy of Lucille Ball was brilliantly written into the script (though such was TV censorship at the time that the would "pregnant" could never be spoken). On January 19, 1953, Lucy Ricardo was wheeled into the delivery room -- the same night that the actress who played her gave birth to her son Desi Jr. "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" was not only the most-watched TV episode up to that time, but the news of the "double birth" was of sufficient import to knock coverage of President Eisenhower's first inauguration off the front pages of newspapers all over the country! Even without the legendary "Lucy is expecting" story arc and climax, season Three of I Love Lucy deserves special mention in the record books for yielding one of the series' all-time best and funniest episodes: "Job Switching," in which Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance) end up working the conveyor belt at a candy factory -- with marvelously messy results. In addition to regulars Ball, Vance, Desi Arnaz (as Ricky Ricardo), and William Frawley (as Fred Mertz), the third season of I Love Lucy featured a stellar collection of top character actors including Charles Lane, Hans Conried, and Elizabeth Patterson in her first appearance as the Ricardos' fussy neighbor, Mrs. Trumble.

    Cast & Crew


    • Lucille Ball - Lucy Ricardo
    • Desi Arnaz - Ricky Ricardo
    • William Frawley - Fred Mertz
    • Vivian Vance - Ethel Mertz
    • Richard Keith - Little Ricky Ricardo




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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Whole McGillicuddy:All 9 Seasons!194 Episodes!

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      PaulMrLasVegas
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      Over 60 years ago during the early years of broadcast television, the very inspired talents of Lucille Ball (1911-1989) and her then husband Desi Arnaz (1917-1986) were showcased on their hilarious television show "I Love Lucy". TV execs had initially rejected the plausibility of the show because of Desi and because they intended to tape the shows. However, thanks to the tireless efforts of Lucille Ball and Desi's obvious talents, the show first aired in 1951 and quickly became one of the most successful TV shows during all six of its regular seasons. As Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on "I Love Lucy", Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were joined by William Frawley (1877-1966) and Viviane Vance (1909-1979) as their best-friends/apartment landlords of Fred and Ethel Mertz. I have been watching I Love Lucy since my elementary school years. I grew up watching it, even though I wasn't around when it first came out. Young and old love this show. This is a steal for $99.00! Grab it while you can! Own a piece of television history forever!! This set includes all 180 episodes plus the pilot episode to make it 181 episodes from the show I Love Lucy plus the 13 episodes from The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour series for seasons 7, 8, and 9, making it a total of 194 episodes. All of the discs are exactly the same as the individual season boxed sets, but there is a bonus DVD included. This disc includes: "Lucy Goes to Scotland"-In Color "I Love Lucy: The Movie" Lucy and Desi's First Joint TV Appearance "I Love Lucy" At the Sixth Annual Emmy Awards On-Set Commercial From the Series Premiere It was great being able to see one of the episodes in color, to see what the audience saw when they were there watching the actors in person. It was especially nice to see Lucy's red hair, but I do have to admit I much prefer the series in black and white because that's what I'm used to. I Love Lucy: The Movie. Well to be honest it's only three episodes (The Benefit, Breaking the Lease, and the Ballet) all one right after the other with some extra minutes in between each episode to add a story line from one episode to transition to another, so it flows together and makes sense to create a movie length show. It's still great to watch, but it wasn't as big a deal as I thought it was going to be. And there are many other extra bonus features on each disc, the same bonus features that are on each of the season boxed sets. The discs are also the same in appearance both on the outside just looking at it, and also once put in the DVD player, on the main menu screen. Also what I have noticed on the bonus disc before choosing to play the commercial for Philip Morris, there is a warning label: "This material is shown in its historical context. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND SMOKING, WHICH CAUSES LUNG CANCER, AND OTHER DISEASES." On all of the discs there are Spanish Subtitles, and on every season disc (not the bonus DVD) you can choose to watch any episode with English or Spanish as the spoken language. Also on the first season discs in this set, on the main menu screen you can choose to play all episodes on the disc or play them individually. If you choose to play them all by clicking the "play all" button on the screen, the I Love Lucy song plays with Ricky singing the lyrics. Then there is a group of people singing the song right before it ends. There are several different scenes from the show that show on the screen while the song is playing. Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel are in color on the screen during the song, but everything else is in black and white. Before the song plays and right after it, a pink curtain pulls up and down that says "The Collector's Edition." You'll probably recognize the lyrics to the theme song. These are the words to I Love Lucy: I LOVE LUCY AND SHE LOVES ME WE'RE AS HAPPY AS TWO CAN BE SOMETIMES WE QUARREL BUT THEN HOW WE LOVE MAKING UP AGAIN LUCY KISSES LIKE NO ONE CAN SHE'S MY MISSUS AND I'M HER MAN AND LIFE IS HEAVEN YOU SEE CAUSE I LOVE LUCY YES I LOVE LUCY AND LUCY LOVES ME The pilot episode on the first disc from the first season, I was surprised how clear the screen was. All of the discs have such clear picture quality, much better quality on these discs than on reruns on TV. Of course it may depend on how good a picture your TV gets. If you have a good picture on your TV, then the reruns on TV are usually pretty clear too. In this complete series, the DVDs are not in cases, like they were for the individual seasons. Instead there are two cardboard book-like CD cases that they are in (accordion shape style). One has seasons 1-3 including the bonus disc and the other for seasons 4-9, so they are split up about equally to be the same size to fit into its case. For each slot in the CD case, it says what season and what disc the slot is. The colors on the slots match the colors on the discs. For example, the first seasons' discs are pink, so the slots for season one are pink. Everything is put in order and easier to locate and find. There is also a pamphlet or small thin book (whatever you want to call it) that tells you what is on each disc. For each page in it, it lists each episodes' title, the air date and a small summary about the episode. And below the episode lists/guides, there are "Bonus Material Highlights" which mention which episodes from "My Favorite Husband" are on the disc and whatever special features the disc has: "Behind the Scenes" Featurette, "Behind the Scenes" Slide Show, slide shows, Audio Commentary, Meet Special People, Photo Gallery etc. On each page, there are several photos of Lucy and the gang from different episodes as well. Also, just like the DVDs and the book-like accordion CD cases are organized by color, so is the pamphlet/thin book. Season one's DVDs are pink, and so are the pages in the pamphlet/thin book for the pages that season one is on. Season three is colored blue, so the pages with season three are blue, and so are the DVDs and the slots to put them away in. The pamphlet/thin book fits inside the box with the two CD cases. The cover for the box, with the I Love Lucy logo on it, fits nicely over it. It's a cute way to store the series, but it probably could have been put together better, but it's still great for any Lucy lover, and it's a wonderful collectors item. It really is a great product, and better, a great show! It's great to watch over and over again. Once a fan, always a fan!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A MUST Have For Any Lucy Fan

      Posted
      KatieJ7

      I got this for my 25th birthday and it has been one of THE best gifts I have every gotten. I grew up watching lucy reruns and have loved the episodes from the age of 4! Owning this set is a dream come true for any person who loves lucy. The set has every episode ever made (including the lost pilot). There are some hour long episodes for the lucy desi comedy hour and a gorgeous booklet that comes with it. The set is organized nicely by season and the extras are amazing. There is footage of lucy and ricky doing old cigarette commercials and even receiving awards from cbs. This is hands down worth EVERY penny. These episodes are sutible for all ages and I defy anyone to watch these and not laugh! Good clean fun for the whole family!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hours of laughs

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      Laya5
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      I Love Lucy is an amazing show - my mom and I always try to catch it when it's on television. Now we don't have to wait until it's on!!! The entire series collection is absolutely hilarious - between Lucy stepping on grapes in a vineyard to her trying to get into all of Ricky's shows, the classic "Vitamitavegemin" commercial, all her antics with Ethel, this series is hours of endless fun for the entire family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great packaging for a classic TV series!

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      Secondstar
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      Finally a great collection of Lucy shows in a box that allows easy access to each DVD. No anoying plastic cases to try to keep each DVD in, this box lets you drop in the DVD and select the next one. Episodes are in the original B&W but there are some special features that did a very good job of colorizing a few episodes. This is a great collection for the Lucy fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      LOVE LUCY

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      jbear68
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      Love this complete box set of I Love Lucy. Everything is included, even their summer Lucy 1 hour shows. Everything is included for all of us Lucy fans. The only down fall to this set is the packaging. The paper holders seem like they are going to fall apart quickly, and the dvd's are not very secure in them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An absolute MUST for I Love Lucy fans!

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      TheBUH
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      This is BY FAR the best gift I have ever received! I am a die hard I Love Lucy fan, and this is the gift that keeps on giving all year round.. ALL seasons + extras? YES PLEASE!! lol.. The price makes this set even more attractive aside from the cute packaging! I am in Lucy heaven! :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The most thoughtful gift I have ever received!

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      Jen16

      I received the"I Love Lucy Complete Series" from my eldest son for Christmas and it's the most thoughtful gift especially since I am a big, " I Love Lucy Fan". I love every episode and all the special features. Even the packaging is cute and I watch it constantly!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is amazing!!!

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      pengurl3
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      I got this series during a Daily Deal and I am so glad that I did. I absolutely love "I Love Lucy" and to have the entire series in a cute package makes it that much better!!! It is truly a great gift for any Lucy and Ricky fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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