Let’s go back to: On this date back in 1951, the very first episode of I Love Lucy aired on CBS. The show ran for six seasons and left a profound and lasting impact on the television landscape. In 2012, ABC News and People Magazine selected it as the best television show of all time. The show pioneered the use of three cameras to film a sitcom and would set the standard for filming in front of a live audience for more genuine laughter. Lucille Ball and real life husband Desi Arnaz also portrayed the first interracial couple on television. Ball would go on to become the first woman to run a Hollywood studio, Desilu, which produced shows such as Star Trek, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: I grew up watching I Love Lucy on Nick at Nite with my mother. It was one of my favorite shows as a child and still never fails to make me laugh.
Where can you find it now? I Love Lucy can still be seen on Hallmark Channel and is available on DVD.