Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The


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The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour is a collection of thirteen black-and-white one-hour specials airing occasionally from 1957 to 1960 (as opposed to a thirty-minute regular series). The first five were shown as specials during the 1957-58 television season. The remaining eight were originally shown as part of Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. Its original network title was The Ford Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show for the first season, and The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show for the following seasons. The successor to the classic comedy, I Love Lucy, the programs featured the same cast members: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley and Little Ricky (billed as Richard Keith in his post-Lucy-Desi acting assignments). The production schedule avoided the grind of a regular weekly series.

Desilu produced the show, which was mostly filmed at their Los Angeles studios with occasional on-location shoots at Lake Arrowhead, Las Vegas and Sun Valley, Idaho. CBS reran these thirteen specials under the "Lucy-Desi" title as five prime time summer replacements, from 1962 to 1965, with a final run in 1967. 1966–67 was the first TV season in which all first-run prime time network shows were in color. These "Lucy-Desi" repeats were the only black and white series aired that year, after which it, and I Love Lucy, went into syndication.

Highlights
Lucie Arnaz on her first television appearance, on The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
01:33
Editor Dann Cahn on shooting The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
04:08
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their favorite episodes of the The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; on how Danny Thomas did his best work when angry
02:26
Irma Kusely on doing hair for The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour and her friendship with Lucille Ball
04:16
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the transition to the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
01:48
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Lucie Arnaz

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Lucie Arnaz on her first television appearance, on The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
01:33

Dann Cahn

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Editor Dann Cahn on shooting The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
04:08
Editor Dann Cahn on the one hour Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
07:49
Editor Dann Cahn on not cutting The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour  down and consulting with CBS executives to take time from The U.S. Steel Hour
03:04

Irma Kusely

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Irma Kusely on doing hair for The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour and her friendship with Lucille Ball
04:16

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their favorite episodes of the The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; on how Danny Thomas did his best work when angry
02:26
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the transition to the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
01:48
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how the departure of Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh Davis from The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour affected them
03:13
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
01:08

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the transition to the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
01:48
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their favorite episodes of the The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; on how Danny Thomas did his best work when angry
02:26
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how the departure of Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh Davis from The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour affected them
03:13
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
01:08

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