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I Love Lucy

Case Study: I Love Lucy In order to illustrate the theory that the distinguising feature of consumer consumption is an age of media overlap, is the experiece that each medium offer - it is important to consider a few examples. ‘I love Lucy' was one of the most popular shows on television, and even today it is still being shown on certain channels like TV Land in the USA. In 2002, TV Guide's ‘50 Best Shows of All Time' ranked it at number 2 (TV Guide Top Shows. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/04/26/entertainment/main507388...

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I Love Lucy Ball

before becoming one of America's top comedic actresses with the 1950s TV show I Love Lucy, co-starring on the show with her husband, Desi Arnaz. The two divorced in 1960, and Ball went on to star in The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy while also becoming a top TV executive. She died in 1989. CONTENTS Synopsis Early Life Early Career Marriage to Desi Arnaz 'I Love Lucy' After 'Lucy' QUOTES "I'm not funny. What I am is brave." – Lucille Ball Early Life Lucille Ball was born on August...

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Television Shows of the 1950's and Mass Culture

programs of this era that best exemplified this example were shows such as ‘I Love Lucy’, ‘Father Knows Best’, and ‘The Honeymooners’, although I never felt that ‘I Love Lucy’ and ‘The Honeymooners’ portrayed women as completely subservient, which is probably why I liked those two shows the best. Both Lucy and Alice had backbones, as well as girlfriends, which I thought was a little reminiscent of the period that followed WWI. I liked that because it showed women it was okay to have interests outside...

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Seinfeld: Best Sitcom of All Time

Seinfeld Seinfeld ranks among the best situational comedies of all time. It has been compared to I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners, both of whom received praise for there pioneering works in comedy. But I believe that Seinfeld takes the term sitcom to another level. This is accomplished by exhibiting the many attributes of the show. Seinfeld contains many characteristics of a great situational comedy. The reason why Seinfeld is a unique show is because of its coherence. This show has a variety...

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Lucille Ball

famous comedians to this day. As a woman in her time, she was very brave. To put yourself out in the world of acting was not something they did. Because of her actions she got in many films and eventually made her biggest role, Lucy in the award winning show “I Love Lucy”. “Her groundbreaking work in comedy paved the way for future stars such as Mary Tyler Moore, Penny Marshall, Cybill Shepherd, and even Robin Williams” (Lucille Ball- Mini Biography). Recent woman comedians have been impacted by...

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Almost a Woman

like. To top off her ignorance of the American culture, she was poor, making her more of an outcast. As she was growing up in the United States, most people related her to the only Latin people they had ever seen, who were Desi Arnaz from "I Love Lucy" and Rita Moreno from "West Side Story". She hated those assumptions; they were inaccurate. Desi Arnaz played to role of a Cuban musician who was married to an American and was always put as the dumb, ignorant Hispanic who was sometimes lost in...

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'I Love Lucy

successful television shows in the history of America is the hit sitcom “I Love Lucy.” The show first broadcasted on October 15th, 1951 on CBS. The significance of the show is that it illustrates many of the forces and trends that shaped television in the 1950’s (1950's Media: "I Love Lucy”). The show was rated as the number 2 show out of the top 50 greatest television shows of all time. “I Love Lucy” stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Lucille Ball was born on August 6, 1911 in...

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Lucille Ball

comedienne. Not only was she the star of the world renowned television show, I Love Lucy, but she has also performed on radio, in films, and even on Broadway. Ball had an extraordinary personality. "In short, Lucille Ball's unique brand of wacky physical comedy made her the queen of TV. . ." (Dziemianowicz 54). Her hit television show, I Love Lucy, was one of the most watched television shows of all time. The success of I Love Lucy was due mostly to Ball's comic brilliance (Zoglin 188). "With near perfect...

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Television Role in Preserving American Values During the Cold War

show of all times was “I Love Lucy”, a CBS show considered to be “the first breakout television show that was brazenly multicultural, and emphatically female-driven”. Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnez were the stars of I love Lucy show, appearing as Lucy Ricardo, and Ricky Ricardo. The show was a big hit, adopted by big name companies to put their advertisements during the show. On September 6, the House Committee on Un-American Activities held a session discussing Lucy Ball relationship with...

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Sitcom Format

22 minutes. A sitcom usually has four main characters. In most cases, they include a hero, an anti-hero, a love interest and a buddy. Of course, there are always variations of this theme, but it's a common formula. Even a seemingly unlikely example like the family sitcom "Married with Children" fits the type. Ed is the unlikely hero, Peg, the anti-hero, Kelly, every high school boy's love interest and Bud, well, the buddy. Since sitcoms are only 30 minutes long, it is essential that the plot line...

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