Ma and I were flicking through the TV channels one weekend when we stumbled across an ep of The Lucy Show. Mum asked me if I'd ever seen it, looked shocked when I said no, and told me I'd love it. And love it I did! This is the sketch I saw that night, there is one line in particular that tickled me stupid, one of those jokes that every time you think of it, you laugh out loud. That happened randomly for the following 2 or 3 days. Lucille Ball was famous for being hilarious at 'playing drunk'... watch!
If you're anything like me, the line "I am *perfectly* alright, I assure you I'm doing my job, I am a very competary secretant!", will have had you creased. She's absolute comedy GENIUS. Aren't you glad I made you watch that?!
Obviously I went straight out and bought I Love Lucy DVD's and am currently reading the book 'Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball" by Stefan Kanfer. Fascinating read about her childhood and relationship with first husband Desi Arnaz. Lucille was a comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress and model. She had an extremely long career, receiving many award nominations and wins, not surprisingly!
Lucille died in 1989 aged 77. Below is a picture of her at the 61st Academy Awards just four weeks before her death. Her last public appearance.
I hope you fall in love with her as quickly as I did!