I Love Lucy - The Complete Second Season
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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
- All 31 uncut Season Two episodes, restored and digitally remastered
- Lost Scenes
- Restored Music
- “Behind-the-Scenes” Featurettes
- Deleted Footage
- Original Series Openings
- Original Animated Sequences
- Script Excerpts
- Production Notes
- Spanish Subtitles
- Spanish Audio available on most episodes
- English Closed-Captions
- Scene Selections
- Song Selections
- Guest Cast Information
- Series Promotional Spot
- Five Complete Episodes of Lucy’s Radio Show: My Favorite Husband
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The second season of "I Love Lucy" that aired between 1952 and 1953 has 32 memorable episodes:
1. "Job Switching": Lucy & Ethel get jobs at a chocolate factory, while Ricky & Fred try their hands at being "house-husbands" and cook up a large mess; a famous & very popular all-time favorite episode.
2. "The Saxophone": Lucy's talent (or lack thereof) of playing the saxophone is showcased when she wants to join Ricky on a band tour.
3. "The Anniversary Present": Lucy thinks Ricky is having an affair when he's really just trying to buy her a set of pearls.
4. "The Handcuffs": Lucy & Ricky get handcuffed in what they thought were fake handcuffs.
5. "The Operetta": Lucy writes an operetta for her woman's club to perform to raise money. Unfortunately, Lucy hasn't been very good managing the club's finances.
6. "Vacation from Marriage": Lucy & Ethel take a vacation from Ricky & Fred.
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I'm always amazed at how tremendously FUNNY the show is. My young kids laugh at it...and they NEVER want to watch anything in black and white! Just look at the classic CHOCOLATE FACTORY episode. It's not just that the situation of the chocolates flying by on the conveyor belt is funny (it is), but the priceless BUILDING of humor that makes it memorable. The chocolate gets every faster, Lucy gets ever more frantic, and the play of panic on her face gets more and more priceless. That someone thought of the scene is admirable...that it is executed with flawless timing (particularly given the constraints in 1950's TV production) is a testament to the skill of the performers. I've seen that scene a dozen or more times...it never ceases to make me laugh and leave a smile of admiration and nostalgia on my face.
Granted, it's not always super entertainment to watch Desi Arnaz perform his act, but I have to give the guy a lot of credit. He always caught flack for being a poor second to Lucy. While not the genius Lucy was...he is an excellent foil for her. They have good chemistry (particularly this early in the show's history), and Ricky Ricardo looks great.Read more ›
There were 31 episodes in the second season, and they are faithfully presented here on 5 discs. The season opened with the famous "Job Switching" episode that finds Lucy and Ethel working in a chocolate factory. Also well known from this season are the episodes surrounding Lucy's pregnancy and the birth of Little Ricky, something quite daring for TV of the 50's. Other highlights include "The Club Election," "Lucy Changes Her Mind," "Lucy's Last Birthday" (which is the only time the words to the theme song are heard), and "Never Do Business With Friends." So what if the stories are sometimes predictable or little attention is paid to previous episodes (Lucy gets new furniture and Ethel gets a new washing machine twice in one season). This is classic TV at it's funniest.
My only real complaint from the previous season was the size of the set. That complaint has been completely removed this time around. As I previously said, all 31 episodes are on just five DVD's, keeping the cost and the size much more reasonable. Everything else remains the same. The episodes have been lovingly restored to perfection. You'll never see them looking better. Frankly, I find the series hard to watch on TV any more since it looks so lousy there. Sound is still mono. It won't blow you away, but it sounds sharp. Each disc still has plenty of extras, including guest cast, an episode of "My Favorite Husband" each, original openings, restored footage, and production notes and behind the scenes pictures as appropriate.
This set is a dream come true for any I LOVE LUCY fan. If that's you, be sure to pick it up today.
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I forgot how funny the I Love Lucy shows were! Of course when I showed it to my highschool class they didn't really get the humor which was disappointing. Read morePublished 25 days ago by The Millers
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