Pull Up an Episode

Because Saturday was (well, would have been) Lucy’s 100th Birthday, I figured I’d make today’s Pull Up a tribute to her. I wasn’t a big fan of hers outside of “I Love Lucy”, but that show continues to crack me up, even though I’ve seen them over and over and over again. I cannot name a favorite. There are just too many: Harpo Marx, Vitameatavegamin, the Candy Shop, Ragtime Cowboy Joe, the Giant Loaf of Bread, all the episodes when they bought their house in the country, their travels through Europe… the list goes on.

I’ve included a clip of a classic instead of a picture today…This is from their travels through Europe, when Lucy unwittingly passed a counterfeit bill, and was brought into the Police Department for questioning. The results are hilarious and classic.

So, for today, in addition to your plans for the week, have a piece of Birthday Cake, and join in the reminiscent fun… share one of your favorite “Lucy Moments” with us. You can include the link, if you want…

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11 Responses to Pull Up an Episode

  1. Joy says:

    I loved her and Ethel together. That’s what true friendship was. I really liked how she always managed to finagle her way into Ricky’s shows. She was so great. I did like The Long Long Trailer movie too.

  2. SKL says:

    I liked her earlier stuff best. I think she was funny, but it got too much for me at times. Kind of painfully ridiculous. But I think I will buy a collection of these and other old shows to share with my kids when they get a little older. I actually think I liked Ethel better than Lucy. Another one I’d like the collection of is the Honeymooners.

    • Laura says:

      Josh has watched a few I Love Lucy’s, but he hasn’t really gotten into them yet. He’s *really* loving The Muppet Show, though. I’ve been Netflixing that and Dukes of Hazzard for him, and he’s really gotten into both of them.

    • Joy says:

      There’s nothing like the old TV programs. I loved the Honeymooners. You have the Little House series don’t you? I re-watch them every few years.

  3. SKL says:

    Oh yeah, this was the “pull up” post. (Can’t help thinking of Pampers Pull-Ups when I say that.)

    This weekend was relatively peaceful for me. But not for everyone in our house. One of the aunties was all ready to go to teach music camp for a week, but she had a pain in her side, so she decided to stop and have it looked at by a doctor. So they said she had a bad infection and they were going to take her in for emergency surgery. She was like, “why, when you don’t even know if it can be fixed with antibiotics?” So they kept her in overnight and finally decided this evening to let her go home. She is still kind of a mess and it sounds like she won’t ever be allowed to eat anything tasty again. So much for music camp!

    Yesterday afternoon, I took the kids to the zoo, where we finally got to see Miss A’s favorite critter – the polar bear. (The wolves were nowhere to be seen, though. Wonder what that was about.) It was interesting to see what they were doing to keep the “northern” critters cool in the hot summer. We finished the summer reading program. The kids had their last summer swim lesson. We worked on bike riding. And today we made it to church after missing 3 Sundays. (The girls were excited because of the candy they give out at Sunday School.) Other than that, it was my usual work schedule.

    This week, I don’t have any fancy plans. Just hoping to knock some more things off my “to-do” list, get a little more organized, get back into daily vision therapy for Miss A, and keep up with everything else.

  4. Laura says:

    Ahh, this week is going to be crazy again. Wednesday, we head for chicago, which means that the next two days are all about getting clothes washed and packed to go. fun fun

  5. Nikki says:

    We love “I Love Lucy” here! The candy wrapping episode is my favorite! When they start shoving them in their mouths in down their shirts…that is good TV! It was just good, clean humor!

    This weekend was nice. Friday evening we got some fishing in. Saturday, we hung out around the house most of the morning and afternoon, watched so many movies. It doesn’t usually pay to have HBO, but it did this weekend. So many great movies were on. Saturday evening, we fished again. Sunday, more movies. I didn’t feel that great so it was nice to have some down time.

    • Nikki says:

      Oh, and the best part of my weekend was a cousin of mine growing up found me on Facebook. She was much older than me, she was more like a sister or even a mom at times. She took me everywhere! I spent so much time with her as a very young child. I called her Nani-not sure where that came from because her name is Karyn! After my father passed away, I lost touch with that side of my family. It truly felt like I found the missing piece of my heart-as cheesy as that may be! I have never been so thankful for facebook!

  6. Joy says:

    I love the candy wrapping episode too. It’s kind of hard to pick my favorite I Love Lucy. I loved almost all of them.

    I’m not sure yet what to do today. I’ve started knitting again so I spent a lot of time this weekend knitting and catching up on my soaps. I thought it was supposed to be way hotter today and I was hoping to get in a water work out before the weigh in but I’m not sure if I will or not. Last night the pool was 76 and I was in there for over an hour. Paul got in and screamed!! LOL!! I’m not going to fret over tonight’s weigh in. Whatever’s going to happen will happen so stressing over it won’t do any good or change anything. I may make some popcorn and read or knit. We’ll see.

    I think we’re now down to only 2 more weeks of radiation. It will be so good to have this behind us. It’s been a long haul and I really am thankful for Nikki and Sue’s help. I thought I’d have to do it all myself so this “we each do a day” thing was heaven sent. Thanks girls.

    Well all, have a great day and great week.

    • Nikki says:

      You are more than welcome! There’s no way you should have ever had to do this on your own. I’ll be glad when it’s over too, and she can get back to normal-fingers crossed!

  7. Phyllis says:

    Laura, I loved the clip. I never saw any of the European vacation ones because my mom hated Lucy back then. Reason… Mom was a natural red-head and Lucy always acted dumb. Mom refused to let us think red-heads were dumb, hence no I Love Lucy programs. Mores the pity cause in later life she really enjoyed them and we laughed hilariously at every one we watch together. Go figure.

    I have no idea what this week will hold except work for sure, but after that who knows. We tend to play it all by ear at this point.

    My gd is planning the birthday party for the greats for later in the month. One party for both as they’re birthdays are a week apart. She’s thinking a luau theme. That’ll be fun and something to look forward to. Hooray!

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