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]
(Tags : Studio 360: I Love Lucy Kurt Andersen Audiobook, Kurt Andersen Audio CD )