Studio 360: I Love Lucy - Kurt Andersen

Studio 360: I Love Lucy

By Kurt Andersen

  • Release Date: 2014-03-29
  • Genre: Arts & Entertainment
  • © 2014 WNYC New York and Public Radio International

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Summary : Studio 360: I Love Lucy

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy was a bad girl trapped in the life of a `50s housewife; her slapstick quest for fame and fortune ended in abject failure weekly. Both the antics and the humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy, from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock ¿ writers can¿t live without Lucy. Rapper Mellow Man Ace celebrates the breaking of an ethnic taboo; a drag performer celebrates Lucy as a freak. With novelist Oscar Hijuelos, producer Chuck Lorre, The Office¿s Mindy Kaling, and a marriage counselor who has some advice for the bickering couple.

I Love Lucy was produced by Jenny Lawton, with production assistance from Chloe Plaunt and Claes Andreasson. David Krasnow edited the show. [Broadcast Date: March 29, 2014]

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