The 6 most hilarious moments from 'I Love Lucy'
Widely regarded as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, I Love Lucy ruled the airwaves for most of its six-season run on CBS, from October 15th, 1951, through June 24th, 1957. The show was highly innovative for many reasons: It was the first television series to utilize the three-camera format; it was the first to be shot with 35mm film; and it was the first to be presented in front of a live studio audience. It followed the unpredictable and often zany antics of housewife and mother Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball), her husband, Ricky (Ball's real-life husband, Desi Arnaz), and their landlords/neighbors, Fred (William Frawley) and Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance), who live together in perfect comedic harmony in their New York City apartment building. Ricky Ricardo was presented as a famous orchestra leader and singer, but it was attention-craving, fame-loving Lucy who stole the show each week with her unpredictable schemes and uncanny ability to get herself into and out of the most precarious situations. Whether she was scheming her way into one of Ricky's shows or movies, trying to maintain the house, or selling Vitameatavegamin to the world, Lucy always delivered the laughs. And for more than half a century, the show has remained popular with audiences around the world through syndication. Today, we present our 6 favorite moments from I Love Lucy.