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From its 1951 premiere to the present day, I Love Lucy has never been off the air! You’ll see why in this hilarious five-disc DVD collection, containing the show’s entire second season. Laugh out loud at such gems as “Job Switching”—in which Lucy and Ethel do unforgettable battle with a chocolate factory conveyor belt; “ The Handcuffs”—in which Lucy cuffs herself to Ricky and then loses the key; and “The Operetta”—in which Lucy’s money problems bring down the curtain on her role as “Queen of the Gypsies.” This collection also includes the groundbreaking “pregnancy shows,” including the touching moment at the Tropicana when Lucy breaks the news to Ricky that they are going to have a baby; and “Lucy Goes to the Hospital”—the record-setting episode that garnered the highest rating in the history of television!
Season 2 of I Love Lucy includes two of the most famous half-hours in television history. "Job Switching," originally broadcast mid-September of 1952, is the crazy, battle-of-the-sexes episode in which husbands Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz) and Fred Mertz (William Frawley) trade roles with wives Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance), culminating in the men making a shambles of domestic chores while Lucy and Ethel take disastrous work at a chocolate factory. That's right: This is the show where the ladies have a Chaplinesque experience with a too-fast factory conveyor belt, forcing them to hide candies in their mouths, in their hats, and down their blouses lest a tough forewoman fire them for incompetence. A half-century later, the scene is still so fresh and funny it would grace any current sitcom. "Lucy Goes to the Hospital," which received an amazing 71.7 rating on January 19, 1953, is the historic episode featuring the birth of Little Ricky and a load of wonderful slapstick. Other television series (The Dick Van Dyke Show) and movies (Nine Months) have tried to top Lucy's time-to-go-to-the-hospital shenanigans, but there's nothing like the sight of Ricky and Fred falling all over themselves or Ricky showing up at the maternity ward (direct from a voodoo-themed show at the Tropicana) in witch doctor makeup.
The other 31 episodes included in I Love Lucy: The Compete Second Season have choice moments, too. "Lucy Becomes a Sculptress" finds the ever-ambitious redhead falling for empty flattery at an art-supply store and commencing an ill-advised career working in clay. Ricky agrees to bless this new endeavor if an art critic says she has talent, but Lucy tries to increase her chances by posing as a bust of herself--resulting in mayhem, of course. The usual running themes in I Love Lucy--Lucy's misguided desire to be a part of Ricky's musical career, and her penchant for disguising herself to investigate something--are all over The Complete Second Season. "Ricky Loses His Voice" is a delightful piece in which Ricky's laryngitis inspires Lucy, the Mertzes, and an aging chorus line to put on a Tropicana spectacle, and "Ricky Has Labor Pains" finds Lucy and Ethel going undercover as male reporters to find out what happens at a stag party. Lots to enjoy here, and the special features include bloopers, information about the guest cast, and snippets from Ball's radio show. --Tom Keogh
Classic! Some of the BEST "I Love Lucy" episodes are on here. Fun for the whole family - plenty of laughs for all!Published 1 month ago by Loki Willow
I live overseas, and I bought this series hoping to show it to my Spanish-speaking friends, but the quality of the Spanish audio is very poor. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Snodgrass
I gave this as a gift and he loved it. He never saw I love Lucy.Published 2 months ago by Patricia A. Gouge
This is one of my favorite seasons, but the case is not my favorite - was broken when it arrived and I was not pleased with that.Published 2 months ago by Meaghan
I mean LOL!!! My favorite actress and comedy ever! I'm 21 but this is a masterpice so happy to have it in DVD! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Julio Soria
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|Who is the "Oh-Oh" woman?||
This lady is most likely Lucille Ball's mother, DeDe Ball, and it's not a plant. It is said Lucy's mother was in the audience for every episode of every series and always was heard saying uh oh or just talking.
Sep 17, 2009 by C. Johnson | See all 15 posts
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Good question! And where is the episode in which Lucy and Ethel are pretending to be Martians?
Nov 13, 2006 by Luciejo | See all 4 posts
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Here's a copy of what I posted as an answer to your other questiin about the edited ILL episode:
No need to worry. Nothing related to "I Love Lucy" is missing. When the episode was filmed, it ran a few minutes short. So they decided to pad the episode with a promo for the MGM movie... Read More
Sep 29, 2012 by S. Johnson | See all 2 posts
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No need to worry. Nothing related to "I Love Lucy" is missing. When the episode was filmed, it ran a few minutes short. So they decided to pad the episode with a promo for the MGM movie "Guys and Dolls", a musical number from that movie. CBS was unable to obtain the rights to... Read More
Sep 29, 2012 by S. Johnson | See all 2 posts
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