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Friday, October 15, 2021

Happy 70th to I Love Lucy

On October 15, 1951, I Love Lucy made its debut on CBS. The show starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (Desi being the still under-appreciated creative force behind the show) was an instant hit and its many innovations were adopted for many TV comedy series and are still in use today. To celebrate this gold standard of a show in way that fits in with our Countdown to Halloween 2021, here is a look at  Lucy as a wicked witch (and brilliant co-star Vivian Vance as a good fairy) from the Little Ricky's School Pageant episode that was originally broadcast on December 17, 1956.