If you’re a fan of nostalgia, the aww shucks-y comedy of I Love Lucy, and the live-in-living-color of the ’50s, CBS’s latest one-hour special is for you. The network has decided to air an all-new (because they’re newly colorized) one-hour special of two classic episodes of the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz series in May.
Just like their similar special around Christmas, Lucy and Rick Ricardo’s escapades will be colorized “with a vintage feel” (even though it was a black and white show so, y’know, colors didn’t even exist but whatever, details schmetails), featuring two classic episodes, “L.A. at Last!” and “Lucy and Superman.”
As for episode details? “Lucy and Superman” first aired in 1957, featuring George Reeves as a guest star (you may know him from the TV series Adventures of Superman playing — wait for it! — the Man of Steel himself. Because synergy!), and it follows the wackiness that ensue when trying to schedule a bunch of kids’ birthday parties. Ah, the trials of scheduling kids’ birthday parties.
In 1995’s “L.A. at Last!”, William Holden got the googly-eyed Lucy treatment (guest starring as himself) while her antics took her all around LA while Ricky was out making a new movie. In addition to the coloration, the special will show additional material that has, up until this point, not been broadcast on television since the episode had its initial airdate back in 1955. How’s that for TV history, eh?
Are you excited for more colorized Lucille Ball? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Or just, y’know, throw a bunch of Lucy GIFs at us, we wouldn’t hate that.