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I Love Lucy

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Why I Love Lucy might be annoying:

    Story premises were usually the same. Lucy schemes to break into show business against her husband's wishes.
    It is pretentiously named, as if everyone loves Lucille Ball.
    It was sponsored largely by Phillip Morris cigarettes and often glamorized smoking.
    The show would not allow Lucy to say she was pregnant on the air, and used the euphemism 'expectant' instead.
    It was filmed in Hollywood rather than where most shows were filmed at that time, New York.
    It was created after Lucille Ball had a dream where Carole Lombard came to her and said she should give a television series a try.
    People collect everything to do with the series, including a TV Guide with Little Ricky on the cover which is priced at $1,000.
    Phillip Morris would not let the word lucky be used during the series so people would not think of their rival, 'Lucky Strikes.'
    It pioneered the use of a new baby as a way to gain ratings.

Why I Love Lucy might not be annoying:

    It has been in syndication since it went off the air.
    It pioneered the use of three cameras for filming episodes.
    The show was filmed on high-quality prints which preserved it for later audiences.
    It was the first show ever to show a pregnant woman.
    William Frawley and Vivian Vance used their infamous backstage feuds with each other to fuel the real tension between their characters on the show.
    It is synonymous with classic television.
    When the Philadelphia Bulletin advertised its TV Digest in its competition the Philadelphia Inquirer, the idea of TV Guide was born. That Ad featured Desi and Lucy on the TV Digest cover (November 1952).
    The show graced the first cover of TV Guide, with a picture of Desi Arnaz, Jr. (April 1953).
    The show spun off the company DesiLu which produced 'Star Trek.'
    It probably spawned the title 'Everybody Loves Raymond.'

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 7 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 22 Votes: 22.73% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 18 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 50 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 24 Votes: 70.83% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 33 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 21 Votes: 9.52% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 76 Votes: 59.21% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 165 Votes: 50.30% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 182 Votes: 57.69% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 146 Votes: 36.30% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 57 Votes: 38.60% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 186 Votes: 44.09% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 177 Votes: 50.85% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 312 Votes: 56.09% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 152 Votes: 38.16% Annoying