“Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!” 

Beautiful, fiery, bold, and funny, Lucille Ball was one of America’s most beloved comedians, best known for her self-produced television show ‘I Love Lucy’.The show’s success was phenomenal. It’s impact om American television legendary. Ball co-starred with her husband the dashing Desi Arnaz, who played the iconic Ricky Ricardo. Desi was also a pioneer in broadcasting. He was the genius behind what would become modern sitcom format and those lovely little things called reruns that made “I Love Lucy” known to my generation and beyond. 

 Desi and Lucy’s rocky love story is one for the ages. He once said they “loved and fought furiously” They had a tumultuous 20-year marriage. And even after they split, the pair remained in each other’s lives until Desi’s death in 1986. Despite their breakup, they still loved each other. They truly are my favorite celebrity couple. There’s a new movie coming out about them starring Cate Blanchett as Lucille Ball. Oscar- and Emmy-winner Aaron Sorkin is writing the script.  Looking forward to seeing it.  Right before Desi passed, he wrote this about Lucy and the show.

“Lucy was the show. Viv, Fred and I were just props. Damn good props, but props nevertheless. P.S. ​I Love Lucy was never just the title.” Awwww.

Some of my favorite lines from…

Ricky Ricardo: Lucy’s acting crazy!

Fred Mertz: Crazy for Lucy or crazy for ordinary people?
Ricky Ricardo: What do you want me to do, starve to death?

Lucy Ricardo: Would you, please?
Lucy Ricardo: There’s just two things keeping me from dancing in that show.

Fred Mertz: Your feet?
Lucy Ricardo: Y’know, I’ve been thinking about shows like Burns and Allen. George Burns uses his wife on the show. Why don’t you?

Ricky Ricardo: I’d love to! Do you think she would leave George?

And now a few of my favorite quotes from
the Queen of Comedy herself.

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.

Finally, the genius that was “I Love Lucy”


45 thoughts on ““Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!” 

      1. I think mum would have seen her at the cinema when she was a teen, for someone watching that show growing up in Glasgow in the 30’s+40’s it must have been very modern + feminist + fun 😀

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  1. Lucy, I home.
    I just love this post. Growing up watching the reruns was a treasure I will always remember.
    Since I am Cuban, as a child I was always teased by other school kids calling me Ricky Ricardo.
    Can’t wait to see the movie.

    I see your hair is getting long. Looks great. xoxo

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    1. Aww.?Thanks for noticing, been growing it back out for awhile. You can’t go wrong with Ricky. Desi on the other hand what is quite the womanizer. I think he regretted that later in life. I do believe they always loved each other. Cheers to you and your Cuban roots. 💕

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  2. Please help me with something that is making me crazy. You called this post, “Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!” What if I told you that line was NEVER said in the show. Not once. Crazy right? I thought so too. I know for a fact I have heard it and can even see it in my head. Yet, if you do a search, it is now said that this line was NEVER said on the show. Do you also remember hearing it? HELP ME I am going nuts!


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