This Easter Saturday Andrew Mercado will present an I Love Lucy Marathon on FOX Classics.
Classic episodes will air from 6am with the film The Long, Long Trailer to air from 7pm.
As Mr. Mercado will no doubt tell you, it was Desi Arnaz who is attributed with pioneering the 3 camera system of recording comedy. He wanted to grab every reaction shot of Lucy which in turn gave rise to syndication. Although there are suggestions it existed before this time too.
Either way DesiLu were brilliant at business -and comedy.
Starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz I Love Lucy is the iconic and much-loved series that ran from 1951 to 1957 screening 180 episodes over six seasons. The television series was pioneering in its comedy and content being the first to show an interracial couple on air – Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz were married in real life and depicted a comical version of their marriage on the show. I Love Lucy was also the first to feature an actual pregnant woman playing a pregnant woman, which was ground-breaking for its time.
Following the marathon, FOX Classics will finish the day with the screening of the hilariously funny feature film, The Long, Long Trailer that’s sure to get everyone loving Lucy. The 1953 film stars Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Majorie Main, Keenan Wynn, Bert Freed, Oliver Blake and more. Nick (Arnaz) and Tracy (Ball) are two newlyweds travelling across the United States in an overloaded trailer trying to celebrate their honeymoon, however everything that can go wrong, does go wrong, with riotous results.
I Love Lucy Marathon
Saturday April 4 from 6am to 7pm on FOX Classics
The Long, Long Trailer
Saturday April 4 at 7pm on FOX Classics