I Love Lucy
What do you know about
I Love Lucy? Try this Alan's FUN TV Trivia Quiz.
Answers" at the end of the quiz.
Lucy Does a TV Commercial: Lucy is hired to act as "the product
girl" in a TV commercial, to promote a health tonic that contains
healthy amounts of vitamins, meat, vegetables, minerals and a
less-than-healthy dose of 23% alcohol.
What is the product she is
2) I Love Lucy was somewhat similar to My Favorite Husband,
a 1948-51 CBS comedy radio series in which Lucille Ball (as zany
housewife Liz Copper).
Who played her husband George?
3) The Manhattan building they all lived in before their move to
Westport, Connecticut was addressed at 623 East 68th Street, on the
Upper East Side of Manhattan, which in reality would be located in the
4) In L.A. At Last:
Lucy, Fred, and Ethel have lunch at
The Brown Derby, where Lucy accidentally causes a waiter to heave a pie
in a famous actor's face. Later at the hotel, Ricky has a surprise for
her. He has brought one of her favorite actors to meet her.
Who is the
famous actor in this episode?
5) Ricky was a band leader.
What was the name of the nightclub the
band played at?
6) In The Young Fans (February 25, 1952), a teenager (Janet
Waldo) has a crush on Ricky. Lucy tries pairing her up with another
teenager who quickly thinks that Lucy herself has feelings for him! The
"old" couple decide to make themselves appear a bit longer in
the tooth to fool their young chargers.
Who played the other teenager
who thought Lucy had a crush on him?
7) In The
Freezer (April 28, 1952), Lucy and Ethel buy two
whole sides of meat. After unsuccessfully trying to pawn it off, the two
install a battered meat locker in the basement. Lucy learns the hard way
how cold it is - she gets locked inside!
8) What was
Lucy's maiden name?
9) At the time, most television shows were broadcast live from New
York City, and a low-quality 35mm or 16mm kinescope print was made of
the show to broadcast it in other time zones. But Ball was pregnant at
the time, and she and Arnaz therefore insisted on filming the show in
Hollywood. Arnaz and Ball, along with co-creator Jess Oppenheimer, then
decided to shoot the show on 35 mm film in front of a studio audience,
with three cameras, a technique now standard for most present-day
10) As originally broadcast, the episodes opened with animated
matchstick figures of Arnaz and Ball making reference to whomever the
particular episode's sponsor was. These sequences were created by
animators who declined screen credit because they were technically under
exclusive contract to MGM at the time.
Who animated the beginning?
Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera