On October 15, 1951, Lucy, Ricky, Ethel, and Fred were introduced to the world. The rest is history! Happy 65th Anniversary, I Love Lucy! Sixty-five years have passed since the first episode, “The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub,” debuted on a Monday night on CBS at 9pm, and Lucy still remains a worldwide phenomenon to this day.
Originally running from 1951 to 1957, I Love Lucy is often regarded as one of the most influential sitcoms in history and was voted in 2012 as the ‘Best TV Show of All Time’, ‘Best Comedy of All Time’, and ‘Funniest Scene of All Time’ (“Lucy’s Italian Movie” grape stomping scene) in a survey conducted by ABC News and People Magazine. I Love Lucy also holds the record for highest Nielsen share achieved in television history, as 98.6% of households watching television tuned in to watch Little Ricky, the fictional son of Ricky and Lucy Ricardo, become introduced to the world in the episode ‘Lucy Goes to the Hospital’. Lucy has never been off the air, and every minute of the day someone, somewhere in the world, is laughing at the timeless antics of Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred!
“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.” – Lucille Ball