I love lucy Tv show is an example of pure entertainment that might be missing in today’s shows.
There is a reason why 50million Americans still watch the show and the number is growing day after day.
Moreover, there’s a lot about The show’s backstory that you can’t witness in rerurns.
1-It all started with a radio program.
in 1948, Lucille Ball received many offers to turn her radio program into a television show. CBS was one of them, but Lucy told the network she’d agree only if her real life husband (Desi Arnaz) was cast in the role.
after many days, they agreed and we bet they’re happy they did!
2-Ricky Ricardo almost went by the name of Larry lopez
But the producers didn’t like the alliteration of Larry and Lucy.
3- The 1st tv show to be filmed in Hollywood.
back then, most tv shows were taped live in New York City. Lucy and her husband
didn’t want to move away from their LA home that’s why the set was in California.
4- Fred and Ethel hated each other in real life.
William Frawley and Vivan Vance had to force themselves to be affectionate towards one another on the show.
5- I love lucy was the first show to syndicate reruns.
Desi Arnaz invented the rerun. He came up with the concept as a way to give Lucille some much needed time off after having a baby.
6-Arnaz wore lifts in his shoes to look taller.
his official height as 5’11”, but he was really 5’9”.
Tell us about any other facts we didn’t mention.