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The Lucy Show

The Lucy Show



After a five season run on I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance return to the small screen in The Lucy Show. This time they play a pair of widows, Lucy Carmichael and Vivian Bagley, living together as best friends with their children Chris snd Jerry Carmichael and Jerry Bagley in Danfield, N.Y. In the first Lucy lived on a trust fund left behind by her late husband, watched over by a tightfisted banker, Mr. Barnsdahl (Charles Lane). The second season finds a cast change with Mr. Theodore J. Mooney taking over as the hotheaded banker. Vivian Vance quit the series after season three causing yet another big format change. Season four finds Lucy's daughter headed off to college and son Jerry shipped off to a military academy, leaving Lucy alone on the show. So, Lucy heads off to a Los Angeles apartment, and for reasons unknown, Mr. Mooney transfers to a bank there also, to remain as her comedic foil. This season also saw a number of guests appearing weekly to play off of. Lucy would also work for Mr. Mooney at the bank during this season. May Jane Croft was also brought in as Lucy's best friend this season.

At the end of the season, Lucille Ball would sell off her remaining interest in the Desilu studios which produced the series. She canceled The Lucy Show, reformatted it and returned as Here's Lucy in 1968.


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Opening Video Credits Season 1


Opening Video Credits Season 2


Opening Video Credits Season 3


Opening Video Credits Season 5



Episode Info

Final: 6x24 -- Lucy and "The Boss of the Year" Award (Mar/11/1968)


Lucy campaigns for Mr. Mooney to be named "Boss of the Year" to ensure his chance of getting a job as president of a bank in San Fransisco.
Cast
Lucille BallLucille Ball
As Lucy Carmichael
Gale GordonGale Gordon
As Theodore J. Mooney (S02-S06)
Vivian VanceVivian Vance
As Vivian Bagley (S01-S03)
Candy MooreCandy Moore
As Chris Carmichael (S01-S03)
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Recurring Guests

Mary Jane Croft as Mary Jane Lewis (22 eps)
Sid Gould (1) as The Waiter (14 eps)
Dick Martin as Harry (10 eps)
Carole Cook as Thelma Green (9 eps)
Roy Roberts as Mr. Cheever (8 eps)
Ann Sothern as Rosie Harrigan/Countess Framboise (7 eps)
Mary Wickes as Aunt Agatha (6 eps)
Joan Swift as Joan (6 eps)
Irwin Charone as Bailiff (5 eps)
Charles Lane as Mr. Barnsdahl (5 eps)

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