I Love Lucy is an iconic American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball as the red-haired bubbly, aspiring performer, and her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz as the singer Ricky Ricardo.
The critically acclaimed comedy aired from 1951 to 1957, and during its six seasons, the show has revolutionized television in many ways. It was the first program to be shot in three cameras on a 35mm film, and it was the first to be filmed in front of a live audience, which means that the laughs in the background are from real people.
The show won five Emmy awards and was the most-watched TV show for most of the time it aired, reaching 10 million households. I Love Lucy ended while at the top of the Nielsen ratings, but thanks to its reruns that still airs today, I Love Lucy is the longest-broadcasted TV show of all time.
I Love Lucy Day, celebrated annually on its premiere date – October 15 – is devoted to one of the greatest shows in history and its stars.
– How To Celebrate The Day –
- Watch an “I Love Lucy” marathon.
- Visit the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy
- Visit the Lucille Ball statue and Memorial Park in her hometown, Celoron, New York
- Throw an “I Love Lucy” Party with dishes from The I Love Lucy Cookbook and dressing up like the characters in the show
- Share your favorite episode or shenanigan from the show using #ILoveLucyDay on social media
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