Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Still loving Lucy

Did Lucille Ball or Desi Arnaz make a difference in this world? My answer is YES!! Indeed they did.   For one thing that brought a lot of joy and happiness through their entertainment, especially with their program I Love Lucy, which broadcast its last episode on this date in 1957.

All these years later, I'm still loving Lucy!   Hard to believe it's been that long, huh? Of course the constant reruns ever since then have allowed generation after generation to know and love their humor.

On that show, they always took the high road too. It seems like most entertainers have long since forgotten how to do that! Ethnic humor as well as jokes based on physical handicaps or mental disabilities was not allowed on I Love Lucy. While it's true that Ricky's accent was made fun of, that could only be done lovingly by Lucy.

Both Lucy and Desi lent their names to various charitable endeavors. In later years, Lucy could be seen playing tv games shows for charity.

While it is true that they divorced and both remarried, they remained friends throughout their lives. In his latter days, Desi Arnaz is said to have stated "I Love Lucy was never just a title."

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