Saturday, August 6, 2011
I (still) Love Lucy
Lucy has always been a part of my life but none more-so than when I was in elementary school. My brother and I shared a room back then. Bunk-beds and all. Well, we had an old black and white TV in our room and at night, we would watch the episode of Star Trek The Next Generation that aired at 9. Well, 10:00 was bed time we had to turn off the TV and go to sleep, but every single night, without fail, we would turn the volume way down and stay up an extra hour to watch the two episodes of I Love Lucy that would air after that. It became part of our nightly routine and on Friday nights, when we could stay up however long we wanted, we knew we were up late once the I Love Lucy episodes were over.
I've said on here before that my favorite episode is The Operetta, where Lucy writes an operetta to raise money for her women's club. It' my favorite because I think it's when all the characters are at their finest, the music is hysterical and I love at the end when they are taking away all the scenery, you can see what's going on backstage a bit. There's a hallway that leads to the "stage" they are on and you can see what's going on down that hallway. It's not like it's a TV mistake or anything, I just love that we get a glimpse into what's going on there. It's comedic perfection. As was Lucy.