I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

Saturday 9: I Love Lucy (1951)
Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.

1) Before today, did you know that the “I Love Lucy” theme had lyrics?  I did not, but ‘back in the day’, my mom used to sing words to the theme song, so perhaps I did! 

2) Since its premiere in 1951, I Love Lucy has never been off the air. Are you a fan? For awhile. I  can watch it for a bit, but then it gets old. BUT, that is the same with most everything every show every project , in my life. 

3) On the show, Ricky Riccardo supports his family by performing in a nightclub. Do you know anyone in show business? No, no I do not. Although, I  know some real characters!!

4) Lucy and Ricky’s best friends are Fred and Ethel, their landlord and his wife. Are you friendly with your neighbors? Well, now that we live out in the boonies, as some call it, no. But before Paul and I remarried, I lived on a little street and yes, I knew all but one. My old neighbor used to call her Hermina…the hermit! 

5) One of the most popular episodes has Lucy and Ethel working on the conveyor belt at a chocolate factory. When did you last have chocolate? Sadly, last night. I honestly think that I NEED chocolate of some form every day of my life. 

6) Another famous episode has Lucy promoting Vitametavegimin. This tonic is made with vitamins, meat, vegetables — and 23% alcohol. Do you read the ingredients statement before you take an over-the-counter medication? Or do you trust that it’s safe because it’s on the store shelf? If its there, I buy it and take it. I used to be more fussy, but since I am on a fixed income now, I take what I can afford. Except for the dogs. They always get  what I cannot afford!!

7) I Love Lucy was filmed before a live audience. Desi Arnaz (Ricky) always maintained he could identify the chuckle of his mother-in-law, who attended every taping. Do you know anyone who has a distinctive laugh?  I think, but since acquiring CRS, I don’t know ( can’t remember shit )

8) The show ended when the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz marriage ended. Have you ever had to choose sides when a couple broke up?Nope. And if they think I am going to choose, I’ll choose neither. Friends are friends. 

9) Random question — You must eat the same dinner, every day, between now and Labor Day. An identical menu, no deviation. What will you be having? Wedgewood Pizza. Red peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni extra sauce. 😉     That sounds pretty darn good to me!!


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