I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

Simply put, I think everyone in my generation who watched TV “loved Lucy” — and for good reason.

I recall watching the various incarnations of Lucille Ball’s TV shows with my mom and dad. As a woman AND a comedienne, she was undeniably a trailblazer within the still young medium of television. Lucy was willing to do anything in the way of physical comedy to get a laugh. And over the years writers and biographers have captured scores of memorable quotes from her — my favorite being “The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

Here she and buddy Ethel (Vivian Vance) confront some quality control problems on the assembly line in a chocolate factory.

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