On October 15, 1951 one of the greatest sitcoms premiered in America. I Love Lucy would go on to become an inspirational and groundbreaking television series. The first three episodes of this epic television show were put together as a way of making a television movie.
Desi Arnaz greets the audience welcoming them to the film. From there we are introduced the Ricardos and the Mertzes. The first three episodes: The Benefit, Breaking the Lease, and The Ballet would be in this “film”. In the first episode Lucy and Ethel try to plan a benefit, yet they find that convincing Ricky and Fred are no that easy. In Breaking the Lease, Ricky and Lucy decide they want to move out only to find that Ethel and Fred are not willing to let them out easily. Finally, in The Ballet, Lucy decides to try out for a ballet. However, she finds that she is in more than she bargained for. When the episodes are over Desi thanks the audience and the curtain closes.
Although, this is an unconventional movie to choose, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I Love Lucy was a ground breaking television show that broke taboos of the era. On Octobr 15, 1951, I Love Lucy premiered on CBS as a television show. Yet, it was a “movie” and radio show before it was a hit.