I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy is a 50s sitcom involving the antics of Lucy Ricardo, who is married to popular night club act Ricky Ricardo. The original black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951 to April 1, 1960 on CBS (including The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour). Although the original series ended in 1957, the show continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials, running from 1957 to 1960, known first as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.
The show's plot often hinged on Lucy trying to convince her bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo to let her appear in his mambo-centric variety show. Ricky insisted on his wife remaining home to do wife things. Lucy would come up with a cunning plan to subvert his authority, by either making her own money or sneaking into the show.
There are several reasons for why Chris could like this show. One is the fact that Chris's parents are ancient and would remember when this show was first on the air, so Chris has taken a liking to it and has made several references to it. Also the idea of a man bossing his wife around would probably appeal to him.
I Love Lucy references
- The Chandler Cats Lucy and Desi are named after the show's lead couple, Lucille "Lucy" Ball and Desi Arnaz.
- Mentioned on CWC's Cool Profile.
- Chris's Spanish name Ricardo Weston Chandler may have been inspired after Ricky Ricardo.
- In the KCWC Top 10 Dedication Special, Chris mentions "Vitameatavegamin", a medicine from the famous episode "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" that was mostly alcohol, and also calls the main actress "Lucy O'Ball".
- Chris names a hotel after Ricky Ricardo in his Spanish project Hotel Ricky Ricardo.
- In the video For My Sweetest Ivy, Chris suggested that he and Ivy could watch I Love Lucy reruns.
- In the Animal Crossing Documentary, Chris compares fighting insects to Lucy and Desi.
- Chris mentions Lucille Ball in Some Favored Comedians, and recites the Vitameatavegamin segment.
- Chris made another video dedicated to re-enacting the Vitameatavegamin segment.