Sixty Two Years of “I Love Lucy”  October 15, 1951

The first episode of I Love Lucy premiered on CBS on Monday, October 15th, 1951 at nine o’clock and hasn’t gone off air since. As I Love Lucy has been passed down from generation to generation, it has been translated into seventy-seven languages, produces millions of dollars for CBS each year, and has been estimated to be the most watched television show of all time. Desilu Productions, run by married stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, pioneered and perfected the live audience, the three camera system, and the rerun. During its original run from 1951 - 1957, I Love Lucy enjoyed such immense popularity that business owners would close their stores on Monday nights. Telephone companies confirmed that phone calls plummeted to a minimum during the Lucy half hour. Parents adjusted bedtimes so families could stay up to watch Lucy. Tuesday morning conversations consisted of, “Did you see ‘the show’ last night?” And when Lucille Ball gave birth to her television son - the night of the day she gave birth to her real life son - sixty eight percent of American viewers tuned in, easily trumping the number of those who watched the inauguration of the president the following day. The show’s continuing popularity is a result of its timeless principles: friendship, laughter, and love. 



Know those super happy crush songs that just make me super giddy and giggly and happy? Well, here’s one.  I freakin love screaming this song at the top of my lungs in the car because it’s just so damn cute and I love the way her voice sounds in this song. I’m also really obsessed with this album - I don’t think I’ve ever loved a full “country” album as much as I love this whole album. So go listen to the full album - highly recommend if you like country pop.

I feel like i don’t really need to go in depth about any of the lyrics specifically, but as a whole they’re just so cute. To me, “you sound good to me” just represents the idea that whenever the person talks, you are just so incredibly happy to be around them.  ”When you whisper, yeah baby when you lean in, i get a crazy crazy good kind of feelin” describes it perfectly. When you are next to them and just in their presence, you’re just so content, yet crazy about them and how they make you feel. 

When you talk to this person “tell me all of your stories, and don’t you leave nothin out cause baby I ain’t in a hurry.” This is definitely how I feel about girls I like. They will sometimes apologize and say they are talking too much but really I want to hear everything they want to tell me, because I have nowhere else to be. I want to know every little bit about them because I probably find them extremely fascinating.

Basically I love this song, duh.

Favorite line: “Every little thing you say got a real nice ring to it.” Whenever this person talks, everything they say just sounds so freakin good (and probably sexy). They just know how to make you feel good even by just talking about random stories or saying stupid lines. 

Favorite note: Whenever she sings “you sound good to me” I just love the way her voice sounds.