Saturday, 28 March 2009

Lucy and the Double Dose

Later this year we see a double DVD dose of Lucy. Both her series, The Lucy Show (1962-1968) and the follow up, Here's Lucy (1968-1974) are coming to DVD in first season sets.

I grew up with Lucy. I most probably remember her from daily re-runs, I don't recall ever having to wait a whole week to see a new episode. I personally love, The Lucy Show. Her days in Danfield were great fun. Lucy was joined by Vivian Vance in the first three years and their madcap adventures were still a riot to witness. Vivian grew tired of the series and departed only to appear in occasional guest spots. Lucy carried on and relocated to Hollywood. Gale Gordon stayed with the series till the end. Mary Jane Croft was added as Lucy's new partner in crime.

Following the sale of her studio to Paramount, The Lucy Show had to end (as per the contract of the sale.) Lucy had to change locals again and also change her surname. She went from Lucy Carmichael to Lucy Carter. Her two real life children joined the cast - keeping Gale Gordon as her new brother-in-law, Harry.

I’m looking forward to these new season sets. The release dates are pending.

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