Lucy, you got some ‘splainin to do! Here’s some fantastic ‘I Love Lucy’ news, and as a Lucille Ball fanatic I couldn’t be happier about this recently released news.
CBS, the original network of the classic comedy ‘I Love Lucy,’ will be airing an hour-long ‘I Love Lucy’ Christmas special. However, there will be one major change to the hit series -- it will be broadcast in color! The episodes were colorized with a “vintage look,” as an honorary nod to the 1950s era.
Two episodes of the comedy (starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, and Vivian Vance and William Frawley as Fred and Ethel Mertz) will air around the holiday season. So, which episodes will air?
Well, we will get to see the seldom-seen “Christmas Episode,” which focuses on the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating the Christmas tree while reflecting on their lives since the arrival of Lucy and Ricky's son, Little Ricky. Then, we’ll also get to enjoy one of the most famous ‘Lucy’ episodes, “Lucy’s Italian Movie” aka “Grape Stomping.” The episode revolves around Lucy trying to get into pictures -- once again. After a famous Italian director seeks out Lucy for a role, she gets the idea in her head that she needs to go grape stomping and learn about the winemaking process. If you’ve never seen the episode (clearly because you’ve been living under a rock), I won’t spoil it for you. Let’s just say Lucy doesn’t disappoint.
Not only will the episodes be colorized, but the main titles and end credits will be “seamlessly combined into one set -- at the beginning and end of the hour -- with no interruption between the episodes.”
This sounds like a great way to celebrate the holiday season. The ‘I Love Lucy’ Christmas special will air Friday, Dec. 20 at 8/7c on CBS.