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The Late Movies: I Love Lucy

Saturday, August 6th is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lucille Désirée Ball. Lucy made many movies and TV shows, but will always be best known for the 1951-1957 TV series I Love Lucy. Here are a few memorable clips from the show, in addition to the grape stomping, Vitameatavegemin, Harpo Marx, and Superman clips that were posted earlier today. See them here.

Candy Wrapping

Lucy and Ethel get a job in a candy factory. With a conveyor belt.
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Lucy is Pregnant

And here she breaks the news to Ricky. Lucy's on-screen pregnancy (which was real) was a first in television.
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The Eggs

This live scene in front of a studio audience led to the longest laugh in TV history. And the actors just vamped until the audience recovered.
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The Fur Coat

From season one, Lucy gets hold of a fur coat meant for someone else by accident. It's real, but Lucy thinks it's fake. The coat in this scene is a fake, but Ricky thinks its the real one. *

Economizing

Lucy makes herself a dress and gives herself a perm to save money.*

Lucy in Paris

Lucy is arrested in Paris, and neither she nor Ricky speak the language. *

California Here I Come

When the Ricardos went to California for Ricky's big break, the Mertzes had to go, too.*

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Lucy plays a "wicked city woman" to scare the poor country bumpkin.*

A Classic Blooper

But it was Desi who did it. These things happen when you broadcast live, and a professional just recovers and goes on. "Oh f...ine!" And most people never even knew it was a mistake.
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The Looks of Lucy

Lucille Ball spent 56 years in front of the camera. She made so many movies and TV shows that they are difficult to count. Lucy was also a producer and TV executive, and practically invented the concept of the syndicated rerun. She died in 1989.
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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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