I Love Lucy is, probably, one of my favorite shows of all time. Following Lucy Ricardo with her comedic adventures to get into show business as well as driving her husband Rick up a wall. With her best friend Ethel Mertz as her reluctant cohort from time to time and her husband the miserly Fred Mertz there is nothing that stops Lucy. From the chocolate factory down the street to stomping on grapes in Italy to make wine to auditioning as a vitavetavegimin girl Lucy keeps you laughing.
I Love Lucy is not only known for it’s comedic adventures, this is also a ground breaking show. I Love Lucy was the first television show to feature a women who was with child through her pregnancy. Up until this show, it was a censored and taboo subject. Even TV executives were worried about what people would think of it. Even though they had to censor what Lucy was saying about being pregnant, the show survived paving the way for future shows. Lucille Ball was able to pave the way for women in comedy, the future of television, and the rerun. Yes, the rerun was invented during this time as well. I Love Lucy is a true show where the fun never stops.