-Originally set in New York
-Centers on Lucy Ricardo(Lucille Ball) and her singer/bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo(Desi Arnaz), along with their friends Fred Mert(William Frawley) and Ethel Mertz(Vivian Vance)
-During season 2, Lucy and Ricky have a little boy named Ricky Ricardo Jr. whose birth was timed to coincide with Ball's real life delivery of her son Desi Arnaz Jr. by Caesarean section.
-Lucy is naive, and ambitious, with an overactive imagination and a knack for getting into mischeif. She is best known for her fiery red hair, and appears as a scatterbrained housewife/homemaker with the uncanny ability to turn even the simplest household chore into a disaster.
-Her husband Ricky is an up-and-coming Cuban American singer and bandleader. When he's angry, he often speaks in rapid Spanish.
-Lucille Ball: Lucille Esmeralda "Lucy" McGillicuddy Ricardo
-Desi Arnaz: Enrique Alberto "Ricky" Ricardo
-Vivian Vance: Ethel Mae Roberta Louise Potter Mertz
-William Frawley: Frederick "Fred" Hobart Edie Mertz
My 2 favorite episodes are:
Lucy Does a TV Commercial
-Lucy is hired to do a commericial for a health medicine called "Vitameatavegimin", a health tonic that contains meat, vegetables, minerals and 23% alcohol, which she doesn't notice at first. Throughout the episode, she gets progressively drunker on it.
-Lucy and Ethel get jobs in a candy factory packaging candy on a conveyor belt. The work seems easy at first, but then the pace picks up and they get farther behind.