Not as good as the I Love Lucy Show with plotline content and lower audio and video quality. Slide on over to the I Love Lucy series instead!
This DVD Contains NO Lost Episodes as the Title Suggests
C. Clay | St Paul Minnesota | 04/04/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Hi Folks! I am a big fan of Lucille Ball, so when I saw this listing for "Lost Episodes" of the Lucy Show (and on DVD too), I was quick to order. As a fan of Lucille Ball, I was looking forward to receiving this new release of "Lost Episodes" on DVD. Unfortunately, what I received was a DVD with 5 regular season episodes from the "Lucy Show". These are not lost by any means, in fact I own the VHS versions of them all already. If you don't already own these previously released favorites on VHS, or have not seen them on repeat after repeat on TV, then you will certainly enjoy this collection which contains the following 5 "NOT lost" episodes: Lucy Gets A Roommate (Episode 114 with Carol Burnett), Lucy & Carol in Palm Springs (#115), Lucy Meets John Wayne (#119), Lucy w/ George Burns (#111) and Lucy Meets The Berles (#137). All of these are very funny episodes, but alas I say again - not lost!"
'The Lucy Show' Shows Lucy as funny as ever!!!
Priscilla Stafford | Yokohama, Japan | 08/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Oh, these five episodes were sooooo funny! I laughed so hard I was crying!! And Lucille Ball wasn't the only who was so funny, there were also John Wayne, Carol Burnett, George Burns, and the talented Milton Berle."Lucy Gets a Roommate": In this episode Lucy decides that she wants a roommate, someone who is 'young, intelligent, refined, and pleasant'. She does find one, Carol Bradford (Carol Burnett). But when Lucy finds out that Carol is very 'shy and quiet', she decides to have a party to help 'bring her out'. * Carol Burnett is plays her part perfectly, making me laugh so hard!! A must see!!"Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs": This episode finds Carol Burnett again as Carol Bradford. Lucy fakes sickness so she can get time of to go to Palm Springs with her roommate. But unfortunately, Lucy finds that her boss is staying at the same hotel... * Another funny episode, yet not as funny as the first. Again, Carol Burnett will make you laugh!! I especially like the part where Lucy and Carol are getting a tan."Lucy Meets John Wayne": Lucy is asked by her boss to deliver a message to John Wayne so Lucy decides to deliver it, personally. But Lucy ends up raising havoc on John Wayne's set. * John Wayne is terrific! I couldn't imagine it at first for him to play in "The Lucy Show" and I admit that he did just wonderful. I felt so sorry for him when Lucy barges into the set."Lucy with George Burns": When George Burns meets Lucy, he asks her to be his partner in a vaudeville act, which is an offer that Lucy of course does not refuse. * Also funny, the best part being when Lucy and George Burns putson the vaudeville act."Lucy Meets the Berles": Milton Berle is in need of a part-time secretary in which Lucy accepts the job. But she drives poor Milton Berle crazy when the thinks that he is going behind his wife's back while going out with another woman. * The best episode on this DVD. Milton Berle and Lucy had so many great lines and played their part to perfection."
shaun48 | 04/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being only 22 and from the UK I don't remember this show from the first time around, just from the repeats played on cable during school breaks.Lucy's humor is much tamer than anything else that was on TV 10 years ago (even the cartoons) but you can't help but roll around laughing with every episode. The first episode starts off slow and the menu is trial and error to find, but you will get hooked. I've come back for more, but the reviews of the other DVD's has put me off so I'll be waiting till June for the "I Love Lucy" DVD's. I'd say the quality of this one is v.good though for something filmed in the 60's, I strongley recommend it. Especially the one with George Burns."
D. Allen | Florida | 04/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lucille Ball's second TV Show "The Lucy Show" doesn't seem to come close to her first, the extremely popular "I Love Lucy", in amount of reruns syndicated on television. This is a shame since the quality of the two shows are very similar. In the series, Lucy stars as Lucy Carmichael, a zany secretary working in a Hollywood bank for her stodgy boss, Mr. Mooney. Lucy's less-than-efficient secretarial skills and wacky hijacks frequently infuriate her boss, but somehow she is loyal to him not matter what. The five episodes included in this DVD feature some famous guest stars including Carol Burnette (playing Lucy's librarian roommate Carol), and John Wayne, Milton Berle, Ruta Lee, and George Burns. Like in "I Love Lucy", Lucille's character fawning over the movie stars is very amusing and even though the series was made a decade after "I Love Lucy", she still does much of her physical comedy pretty well. The picture quality of the episodes is not the best and the menu navigation for the DVD is somewhat confusing, but those problems are not bad enough to distract from the shows. While its not quite as good as Lucy's first show, it's still a great show and worth a look if you enjoy "I Love Lucy" or Lucille Ball."
A great dvd
HH | Atlanta Ga United States | 01/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd takes some of the funniest episodes from the series. The Dvd is put together quite well and episodes are taped better than vhs. The only problem is with 1 or 2 episodes it splits for a quick second, but i would recommend to anyone who like any Lucille Ball items."