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I Love Lucy - The Complete Series (Seasons 1-6)

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The Complete I LOVE LUCY Series - all 6 Seasons - contains all 180 episodes, loaded wtih hours of special features!

Special Features

  • All six seasons on 30 discs
  • Deleted footage, flubs, and lost scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Original series openings and animated sequences
  • Script excerpts
  • Guest cast information
  • Production notes
  • Restored music
  • Episodes of Lucy's radio show: My Favorite Husband
  • Commentary on certain episodes by Keith Thibodeaux ("Little Ricky"), Barbara Eden, Doris Singleton ("Caroline Appleby"), and writers Madelyn Pugh Davis and Bob Schiller
  • 1956 Christmas Show
  • "Bob Hope Chevy Show" sketch highlights
  • Original cast commercials
  • Promotional spot
  • Colorized Christmas show scenes
  • English closed-captions and Spanish subtitles
  • Spanish audio on most episodes

Product Details

  • Actors: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, Gloria Blondell
  • Directors: James V. Kern, Marc Daniels, Ralph Levy, William Asher
  • Writers: Bob Carroll Jr., Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf, Jess Oppenheimer
  • Format: Full Screen, Black & White, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 27
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: May 2, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E6EJWK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,775 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "I Love Lucy - The Complete Series (Seasons 1-6)" on IMDb

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130 of 131 people found the following review helpful By DC on April 11, 2006
Format: DVD
What can I say that isn't already known about the best-loved sitcom in television history? Well, it has a history of many firsts as its makers were pioneers in television. They single-handledly invented the re-run. They were also the first show to have a video club in VHS format for sale back in the late eighties. I purchased those tapes and still own them, and waited for the day the full six seasons would be available on DVD. I also own the 13 episodes of the "Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" on VHS, which were shot as once-a-month specials at the end of Lucy and Desi's run. A separate DVD package for that makes sense, and we the fans look forward to its release (hey, while you're at it, guys, The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy would be great too!).

So from the first episode shot (which aired as episode #3, entitled "Lucy Thinks Ricky Wants To Murder Her", to the final episode from season six, entitled "Lucy Dedicates A Statue", you now have the complete set, with a pristine and lovingly restored picture, and all the extras from each season DVD.

Here's something a lot of people are surprised to know when I tell them. The advantage of watching all six seasons in a package like this is you see the story of the Ricardos and the Mertzes unfold, and the story has an arc, particularly for Lucy. This is perhaps most evident in one particular Hollywood episode, when she is offered a golden opportunity. But I won't give anything away here, you'll have to see what I mean!

Lucy collectors have been around since the beginning of the I Love Lucy phenomenon, and I think it's mainly because the show has heart. The jokes never get old, and there is a genuine appeal - you can relate to the show no matter who you are or where you're from.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By M. Hart on May 6, 2006
Format: DVD
Over 50 years ago during the early years of broadcast television, the very inspired talents of Lucille Ball (1911-1989) and her then husband Desi Arnaz (1917-1986) were showcased on their hilarious television show "I Love Lucy". TV execs had initially rejected the plausibility of the show because of Desi and because they intended to tape the shows. However, thanks to the tireless efforts of Lucille Ball and Desi's obvious talents, the show first aired in 1951 and quickly became one of the most successful TV shows during all six of its regular seasons. As Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on "I Love Lucy", Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were joined by William Frawley (1877-1966) and Viviane Vance (1909-1979) as their best-friends/apartment landlords of Fred and Ethel Mertz.

Listed below are some of the best of the show's 180 episodes & 1 special contained within this six-season DVD set.

First Season (35 Episodes):

2. "Be A Pal": Thinking their marriage is going cold, Lucy joins Ricky for a poker game, then turns their apartment into a Cuban getaway.

3. "The Diet": To be in one of Ricky's shows, Lucy must lose 22 pounds. No steak for Lucy.

8. "Men are Messy": Lucy divides their apartment in half when she tires of Ricky being messy, but goes whole-hog to impress a magazine photographer.

13. "The Benefit": Lucy gets Ricky to perform for Ethel's womens club, but only if she can perform too.

17. "Lucy Writes a Play": Lucy writes a play for her woman's club, but when Ricky won't do it, she changes it from Cuban to English. Ricky later changes his mind, but gets the wrong script.

18. "Breaking the Lease": After a fight, Lucy & Ricky want to move, but Ethel & Fred won't end their lease; so Lucy & Ricky have a little party.
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68 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Dan Curtis Fan on July 18, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I would gladly this set 5 stars, except for the fact that it is currently cheaper to purchase all 6 seasons of "I Love Lucy" individually. That should not be. There is nothing extra in this set that is not included in the individual sets, except for a fancy piece of cardboard on the bottom and some extra plastic wrap holding all of the sets together. I really don't understand Amazon's pricing policy. Their DVDs go dramatically up and down in price every week. Just last week the "I Love Lucy" seasons were $45 each, making this complete series collection a good deal. Now it is not worth it. Buy them individually and save 50 bucks. But beware, maybe next week they'll jack the prices up again.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on December 12, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Volume 1 of the "Best of 'I Love Lucy'" starts off with the classic "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (Episode #30, May 5, 1952), Ricky is set to host a TV variety show and Lucy wants to do a live commercial for (all together now) Vitameatavegamin. Although she fails to win Ricky's support after staging a mock show inside their television set, Lucy arranges to get the gig anyhow. She starts off great, but the problem is that Vitameatavegamin contains 23% alcohol and with each rehearsal Lucy gets progressively drunker and funnier. Lucille Ball considered this the best bit, and one of the hardest, she ever did. Next we have the wonderful grape vat scene from "Lucy's Italian Movie" (Episode #150, April 16, 1956). The Ricardos are in Europe when an Italian movie producer tells Lucy that he wants her in his new film, "Grapola Pungente." Finding out the title translates as "bitter grapes," Lucy takes this literally and heads for the nearest vineyard where she has a memorable encounter with Teresa Tirelli stomping grapes in a vat. So right off the start, you have TWO of the THREE funniest Lucy routines (and the Candy Factory sketch from "Job Switching" is on Volume 2).
The other three episodes might not all be classics, but they are still very, very funny. "Lucy Does the Tango" (Episode #173, March 11, 1957), finds the Ricardos and Mertzes investing in 200 laying hens. All you need to do is hear the situation and you know that Lucy is going to end up with end up with egg on her face. Okay, egg on everything. In "The Freezer" (Episode #29, April 28, 1952), Lucy and Ethel buy a new walk-in freezer. But when they grossly overestimate its capacity, they are suddenly in the meat business.
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I Love Lucy @ Best Buy for $99.99 Jan. 29 - Feb. 04, 2012
Ouch. Murphys law bud. Its $30 cheaper today at $70.49 today here at amazon. Never pay $99 for a season set. They almost always go lower.(unless its like a one hour show with 10 or more seasons $99 is a good deal)
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Subtitles ?
Sorry, that's not correct. All of the I Love Lucy DVDs (except for the hour shows) have the option to view Spanish subtitles, and most of them have the option to hear the dialogue in Spanish rather than English. All of the episodes also have English closed captions, but as with all closed... Read More
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