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Lucy Show, the

 NR (Not Rated)   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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2.0 out of 5 stars I'll second the "poor quality" complaint... Oct. 30 2000
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I was also a bit disappointed in the quality of this DVD. DVDs are supposed to be of the best quality in picture and sound. Mine looks a little fuzzy and washed out - like it was recorded on VHS off the TV, and yes, mine skips in some spots, also. The fact that this show originally aired in the '60s is no excuse. I've got VHS tapes of The Lucy Show which are better quality than this DVD. My husband is collecting the DVDs of the classic Star Trek episodes, and the picture and sound quality of those is excellent - better even than the VHS tapes he has of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which aired roughly 30 years after the classic series aired. If a DVD company (or whoever makes the DVDs - I don't know) can go through the trouble of making sure that the DVDs of the classic Star Trek series are of excellent quality, then they *could* do the same for The Lucy Show, no? Getting good quality film, restoration, etc. It is possible to enjoy if you put the poor quality aside, so I gave this DVD 2 stars.
If good quality isn't too important to you, you might be interested - The price isn't all that high compared to other DVDs, which probably reflects the poor quality. However, if it is of high importance to you, I'd skip over this one...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very Problematic for Lucille Ball fans April 18 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
After "I Love Lucy," and the subsequent 13 hour long specials featuring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball returned to television in "The Lucy Show." The first season of this program, with Desi Arnaz serving as Executive Producer, explored the theme of what it would be like in 1960 for two women to share a house, without a man around to do what was at the time considered the manly things (watching the money, putting up a TV antenna, etc.) At the end of that first season, Lucille Ball bought out Desi Arnaz' stake in Desilu, and this program, as a result suffered. By the time these episodes were done, not only was Desi gone, so too were Lucy's best writers: Bob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Davis, Bob Schiller, and Bob Weiskopf. So as the writers who knew Lucy best were gone, so too was the Lucy persona of "I Love Lucy." No longer was Lucy a conniver who'd do things like swindle her way into a weekend at a British estate, or who'd break into Richard Widmark's house to get a grapefruit. Now instead, Lucy Carmichael is devoid of everything that made Lucy Ricardo funny. Now she has become a total idiot. A total idiot, that is, who is somehow able to just walk into the homes of celebrities like Paul Winchell or Jack Benny, to get them to do favors for her. These scripts are just plain awful. They do give you a chance to see some of the celebrities of the 1960s, but if you're a true fan of Lucille Ball's, you know that her best work ever was that done between 1951 and 1957 on "I Love Lucy." Watch one of those shows for 18,995,876 time before you watch these. Unless you don't mind, of course, seeing a genius work with lackluster material, usuually getting lackluster results. Someday, hopefully, the Desi Arnaz-produced first season of this program will become more widely available. Those episodes are true classics. These are not.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I'll second the "poor quality" complaint... Oct. 30 2000
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I was also a bit disappointed in the quality of this DVD. DVDs are supposed to be of the best quality in picture and sound. Mine looks a little fuzzy and washed out - like it was recorded on VHS off the TV, and yes, mine skips in some spots, also. The fact that this show originally aired in the '60s is no excuse. I've got VHS tapes of The Lucy Show which are better quality than this DVD. My husband is collecting the DVDs of the classic Star Trek episodes, and the picture and sound quality of those is excellent - better even than the VHS tapes he has of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which aired roughly 30 years after the classic series aired. If a DVD company (or whoever makes the DVDs - I don't know) can go through the trouble of making sure that the DVDs of the classic Star Trek series are of excellent quality, then they *could* do the same for The Lucy Show, no? Getting good quality film, restoration, etc. It is possible to enjoy if you put the poor quality aside, so I gave this DVD 2 stars.
If good quality isn't too important to you, you might be interested - The price isn't all that high compared to other DVDs, which probably reflects the poor quality. However, if it is of high importance to you, I'd skip over this one...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, ripoff, awful... Queen deserves better! Dec 13 2003
Format:VHS Tape
The problem with this and other "Lucy Show" collections is not just the quality of the scripts, which are among the worst in the series. This handful of eps must be in the public domain or else they wouldn't be available--the same ones--again and again. They are not enhanced or remastered, they are old, faded prints with pops and focus problems all the way. A better source would be Columbia House subscription series--which I understand includes the black and whites. These eps, which pay no royalties to any of the original participants at all or their estates, are a ripoff of fans and display no respect for the queen of TV. Shameful. Don't waste your money. Commercial free yes, but not worth it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I'll second the "poor quality" complaint... Oct. 30 2000
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I was also a bit disappointed when I saw the poor quality of the picture in this DVD. It looks like it was recorded off the TV. It looks a little fuzzy and washed out if you ask me. Also what the other customer said about skipping, mine does that too.
However, it's still possible to enjoy if you put the poor quality aside, so I gave it 3 stars.
If picture quality isn't that important to you, then you might be interested. If picture quality is of high importance to you, however, I would probably skip to the next one...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just like I remember it.
The Lucy Show was one of my favorite TV series growing up, however, I never watched the episodes from beginning to end. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Bijo
2.0 out of 5 stars CBS Has To Stop Double Dipping!
I am sick and tired of CBS double dipping every single series box set!

If you are not familiar with the phrase double dipping, it means that a home video company is... Read more
Published on Aug. 13 2012 by Lizzie
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Show!!!
Do not let "some" of these reviews scare you, this is a very funny show! I Love Lucy is one of, if not, the greatest TV show
of all time. Read more
Published on April 18 2002 by TLBS
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lucy Show DVD ... Lucille Ball... Excellent Quality
An excellent demonstation of Lucille Ball's abilities. Some of the best episodes from The Lucy Show. It is in general an excellent series. Highly Recommended. 5 Stars. A+
Published on Sept. 24 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lucy Show Video Pack
I LOVE LUCY! Always have always will and these videos will show any of you why. SHe certainly was and still is the QUEEN OF COMEDY!
Published on Jan. 28 2000
3.0 out of 5 stars Huge Lucy fan, but was a little disappointed with this set
Personally, I felt that the old b/w pre-California shows were the best in this series (the ones with Viv), so I was disappointed that every one of these shows were from the later... Read more
Published on Jan. 9 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Laughs
This is a great set for anybody who loves Lucy. It's worth every penny. I found my self having to stop the tape several times because I was laughing so hard and didn't want to miss... Read more
Published on Jan. 1 2000
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good choice of episodes
Not as good as I Love Lucy these four episodes of her later show don't do Lucy justice. Another thing is the quality. Read more
Published on Sept. 20 1999 by chev1234@webtv.net
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