"I Love Lucy. You love Lucy. We all love Lucy. At any time day or night, I Love Lucy is on TV somewhere in the world-which means that twenty-four hours a day, Lucille Ball is speaking the words that Madelyn Pugh Davis wrote." "As Lucille Ball's staff writer for nearly fifty years-spannin I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy-Madelyn was responsible for thousands of hours of classic TV. Many of the story elements used on the shows were, in fact, taken from Madelyn's own life and immortalized by Ball's comic genius-Mertz, for example, was the last name of her real-life neighbors." "Madelyn and her long-time writing partner, Bob Carroll Jr., share with you their priceless moments in crafting the stories for Lucy, Desi, and cast. In Laughing with Lucy, you'll learn about the scramble to address Ball's real-life pregnancy on the show without using the "p" word. You'll also see the behind-the-scenes, painstaking work to create "spontaneous" jokes. Also, whenever an elaborate physical comedy gag was devised, Madelyn had to act it out first to be sure that a woman could perform it. Best of all, you'll be treated to Madelyn's and Bob's fond memories of the partnership between Lucille Ball, the consummate perfectionist, and Desi Arnaz, the charmer." "In Laughing with Lucy, Madelyn looks back with wit and affection on her many years working with Lucy, Desi, and other entertainment legends, and the adventures that came her way as a television pioneer. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
1. Don't You Have a Better Joke than That?
2. But I Wanted to be a Foreign Correspondent
3. Worse than Married
4. The Cuban Arm
5. Lucy Isn't Pregnant, She's Expecting
6. California, Here We Come
7. You Wouldn't Fit In, You're a Girl
8. Bon Voyage
9. Our Longest Laugh
10. The Mertzes (Or As Desi Called Them, "The Merzes")
11. What's New?
12. Did You Really Try Out All Those Stunts?
13. I'm Going Over to the Pope's House
14. Your Show's Only Half an Hour; What Do You Do the Rest of the Week?
15. Don't Step on the Children
16. Who Am I?
17. Who's the Pushy Broad at the End of the Table?
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