Saturday, January 4, 2014
Lucy, We Love You Still
I was curious how well the show did for CBS some six decades after if first aired; I was surprised that 8.7 million people tuned in to watch. Think about that for one moment; the original television run of that show was 1951 to 1957, and in December of 2013 over 8 million people are tuning in. It's spectacular that Lucille Ball has stood the test of time with I Love Lucy, and she was 40 years old when the show first aired.
It's interesting that even though Lucille Ball was in her last decade of life when I arrived on earth, of course we never met, and she was gone before I started really watching the show I still think of her as a friend. Is that strange? I would have liked to hung out with Lucy of the 1950's. I think that's the appeal of the show. She's so likable.