Not a good choice of episodes
firstname.lastname@example.org | Minnesota | 09/21/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Not as good as I Love Lucy these four episodes of her later show don't do Lucy justice. Another thing is the quality. DVD's are supposed to be of high quality but they used a very bad film copy when they made this. It even jumps in a couple places! I'm taking mine back to the store."
I'll second the "poor quality" complaint...
Byron Kolln | 10/31/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was also a bit disappointed when I saw the poor quality of the picture in this DVD. It looks like it was recorded off the TV. It looks a little fuzzy and washed out if you ask me. Also what the other customer said about skipping, mine does that too.However, it's still possible to enjoy if you put the poor quality aside, so I gave it 3 stars.If picture quality isn't that important to you, then you might be interested. If picture quality is of high importance to you, however, I would probably skip to the next one..."
LUCY, GOOD, DVD, BAD
ASHI TOLEDANO | USA | 07/04/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Lucy show DVD set was cheap. There were no official air dates of each episode, which would be good information for fans, and the episodes were not restored much, and, all of the episodes are out of order...like the first 4 are in color, and then theres one from the first 3 seasons, in black and white...I'd wait for a better edition DVD package unless you're a diehard fan, but, on the record, they picked some fairly good episodes for this 10 episode DVD 2 pack! The shower episode, Lucy takes vacation and new roommate episodes were great!"
Great set for beginning collectors
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 08/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 2-disc set from Madacy Entertainment comprises 10 great episodes from THE LUCY SHOW. This sitcom told the story of widows Lucy Carmichael (Lucille Ball) and Viv Bagley (Vivian Vance) raising their children together in upstate New York. Later on, the series changed when Lucy traveled to California to be the secretary to grumpy banker Mr Mooney (Gale Gordon). This set features eps from both phases of the series.
"Lucy the Starmaker" - Lucy notices Mr Cheever's nephew (Frankie Avalon) has a great singing voice and decides to help launch his entertainment career.
"Lucy Meets Robert Goulet" - When a truck-driver gets turned down for a loan, Lucy notices he resembles Robert Goulet and enters him in a look-alike contest. This episode also features a young Lucie Arnaz playing one of Lucy's secretary friends.
"Lucy Gets a Roommate" - Lucy receives more than she bargained for with her latest flatmate, eccentric librarian Carol Bradford (guest star Carol Burnett).
"Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs" - Lucy feigns illness and joins Carol's band for a golfing tournament engagement, unaware that Mr Mooney is one of the entrants.
"Lucy's Barbershop Quartet" - Lucy wants to join Viv's barbershop group, but she doesn't make much of an impression with her whisper-soft rendition of `Down By the Old Mill Stream'. Perhaps an eccentric voice coach (guest star Hans Conreid) can help?
"Lucy and Viv Put in a Shower" - Trying to save money, Lucy and Viv attempt to install a shower in the boys' bedroom.
"Lucy's Substitute Secretary" - Lucy calls off her Lake Arrowhead vacation when she discovers her efficient replacement (guest star Ruta Lee).
"Lucy and the French Movie Star" - Lucy attempts to stave off the advances of the bank's newest celebrity client (guest star Jacques Bergerac).
"Main Street USA" - Lucy joins forces with a local town who are fighting against developers wanting to put a freeway through beloved Main Street.
"Lucy Meets Sheldon Leonard" - Lucy mistakes the bank's newest celebrity client for a bank robber.
Pretty good box set for the money. Extras include a trivia quiz and some classic commercials."