Bottom line is the dollar
(1 out of 5 stars)
"It costs less to make a dvd then to make a vhs, and at four episodes a dvd, you are getting jipped. I agree with the one who said "being nickel and dimed to death." It is true!179 episodes breaks down into 45 dvds, averaged at $12 a dvd that is $540. I don't have the space to store 45 dvds on Lucy alone; I do have other movies I would like to own. The price is also a little steep. I would rather have it season by season, and at $50 a season, that is still only $300. That is a better deal for storage and value.As long as people continue to spend the money, we will never see a decent amount of Lucy episodes on a decent priced dvd.We need to stand up as consumers and stop giving in to the studios by buying these overpriced dvds. It appears that the diehards are going to kill it for everyone. I think that is sad. Lucy would have wanted more people to enjoy her show on dvd."
The Queen of Comedy on DVD.
Deanna | Maryland | 05/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The fourth volume of I Love Lucy's first season features episodes 12-15. Although, like many other people, I wish they would release season-by-season DVDs, this is still a must have collection. Lucy's brand of humor and physical gags transcends time and it shows on this set. And who doesn't love Lucy?1. "The Adagio" (aired 12/31/51)- Lucy, bitten by the showbiz bug once again, is determined to be in the French Apache dance number in Ricky's Paris revue. Ethel finds a real Frenchman to help Lucy out. His name is Jean Valjean Raymand and when he comes to her apartment for lessons and he sees her trying to hide him from Ricky, Jean assumes that Lucy wants to runaway with him. That night, he climbs up a ladder to Lucy's window to take the woman he loves, but it's not that easy.2. "The Benefit" (aired 1/7/52)- Lucy convinces Ethel that she and Ricky are the perfect husband and wife act for a benefit performance at Ethel's club. Now all Lucy has to do is convince Ricky. When he agrees and comes up with a comedy act for them to do, Lucy is mad when she finds out that Ricky gave himself all of the jokes and left her with nothing. She then decides to tell the punch-line of the jokes before he has a chance to finish them.3. "The Amateur Hour" (aired 1/14/52)- To pay for a new dress she just bought, Lucy decides to get a job baby-sitting. She's supposed to be watching a little boy, but is her mind playing tricks on her or does Lucy see two little boys?4. "Lucy Plays Cupid" (aired 1/21/52)- Miss Lewis (Bea Benaderet, who was the original choice for Ethel Mertz), a sweet, elderly neighbor, asks for Lucy's help in asking out Mr. Ritter, the grocer, who she has had her eye on for awhile. Ricky forbids Lucy to be a matchmaker, but, of course, that has never stopped her before. When Lucy tells Mr. Ritter about Miss Lewis, he thinks that Lucy is lying and that she is the one who is interested in him."
The Adagio, The Benefit, The Amateur Hour, Lucy Plays Cupid
James McDonald | Southern California | 07/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All the episodes here are in correct order as filmed. "The Adagio", episode 12, Filmed on November 23, 1951. Broadcast on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1951. "The Benefit". episode 13, Filmed on November 30, 1951. Broadcast January 7, 1952. "The Amateur Hour", episode 14, Filmed on December 7, 1951. Broadcast January 14, 1952. William Frawley is not in this episode. "Lucy Plays Cupid", episode 15, Filmed on December 13, 1951. Broadcast January 21, 1952. Vivian Vance and William Frawley are not in this episode. Bea Benaderet is in old woman make-up. Bea Benaderet worked with Lucy on the radio show "My Favorite Husband". She was Lucy's first choice to play the Ethel Mertz character, but thank goodness the role went to Vivian vance. Bea Benaderet was already playing "Blanche Morton" on the "George Burns and Gracie Allen" show also on CBS."