Thanksgiving Weekend TV Marathon: 'I Love Lucy'

TV Land: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Why you should gobble up eight hours of Lucy and Ricky and Fred and Ethel: It has been more 50 years since I Love Lucy aired on CBS, but theblack-and-white sitcom (and its endless loop of quips about ourheroine’s henna’ed hair) will never grow tiresome. True, not everything aboutthe Lucille Ball comedy would fly today if someone tried to reboot the series: Imagine if a contemporary comedy featured a wife who ridiculed her husband’sCuban accent. But classic moments — like when Lucy inadvertently cements a costume beard to her face — remain irresistible.

Must-see episode: Nothing says Thanksgiving more than that unforgettable scene from "Job Switching" (a.k.a. "The Candy Factory") in which Lucy and Ethel shove gobs of bon-bons down their pie holes. It still makes usbust a gut.

How about you, PopWatchers? Planning on a Turkey Day ass plant courtesy of I Love Lucy? Does watching that clip give you a stomach ache or make you hungrier? And come on back after youwolf down a few hours and share any thoughts/dreams/new observationsyou may may have stumbled upon during your TV gluttony.

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  • robbie Robertson

    God I love this…nothing can top this brand of humor…50 plus years later, we all still love Lucy!

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  • Preston

    This would have worked in the late ’70s when I Love Lucy was all over syndication on local stations (some independent), the TV Land of back then. But it works now. If there’s an ultimate holiday TV marathon, it’s not these ’80s, ’90s or current 2008 shows that I like–it’s I Love Lucy! Funny, funny shows from left to right! Even the Vitametavegamin ad episode where Lucy gets drunk, even when Lucy and Ethel couldn’t keep up with the conveyor belt at the chocolate candy factory! These shows are still funny and fresh 50 years later (I’ve been watching most of them, whenever I can, for 29 years since I was 9).

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