I Love Lucy Superman Episode To Air In Color

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Normally we don’t report on upcoming programming unless it’s DC related but since this kind of does I thought it be a nice heads up to the fans.

This upcoming Sunday (May 17th) at 8pm, CBS will be airing a special called “I Love Lucy Superstar Special” which features two episodes presented in color, anyone who knows that I Love Lucy was broadcast in Black and White, while I’m for watching it in its original form it’s a nice chance to see this in color.

The episode I’m curious about “Lucy and Superman” which features George Reeves as Superman, in the episode Little Ricky who loves The Adventures of Superman and at that time the actor George Reeves was very much the Man of Steel.

What’s also interesting is Lucielle Ball dresses up like Superman when she thinks he will be unable to appear thus in a strange way becoming the first Supergirl, which since CBS is airing it and they just picked up the Supergirl television series is a nice coincidence.

The episode “Lucy and Superman” in question will start at 8:30pm EST, check your local listing.

Source: Goodhousekeeping.com

 

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • PosterBoi

    Thanks for the post Eric. I can appreciate those who wish to watch vintage television as filmed in B & W, but I’m not one of them. I was never a Lucy fan myself, but have seen some comical episodes, although never this one; it was a bit before my time. I did see a clip on YouTube in B & W and from the clip I saw in color, the contrast was much better in the color version.

    One thing the visionaries who filmed Superman did for us was to film the later episodes in color, even though there were no color TV’s at the time. I’m not sure they knew how brilliant they were, but someone saw the future, or they wouldn’t have done it. Most people think they were colorized after the fact, but that isn’t the case. Somehow they knew that Superman’s costume needed to be gray in order to appear rich blue when filmed. Much like colors chosen in the Wizard of Oz, whereas Dorothy’s iconic shoes were actually dark burgundy, yet appeared bright red on film.

    I grew up with B & W television, however when I see old shows now, the people don’t seem real, at least to me. I watched Star Trek on a B & W TV, but thankfully it was filmed in color. It brings life the the characters and story, again at least to me. It’s a shame what happened to Mr. Reeves, and that we may never know what really happened to him, but unlike Lucille Ball, he will never grow old and will remain Superman forever.

    I was watching the original Batman just tonight in a store I work at. A customer came in and he also grew up about the same time I did. We began talking about how Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) would talk today. “Holy shit Batman, look what was just posted to our Facebook page!” We exchanged lines as though we were those characters and laughed our asses off. “Text the Commissioner and tell him we’re on our way Robin”. The customer was leaving and said he’d see me next time. I said, “Same Bat Channel” and we howled again. “Quick Batman, get a fith of vodka for Aunt Harriet”. “Right you are Robin, great thinking dude”. I really do work in a liquor store and we really do have a TV in there.. LOL

    • Eric Curto

      I grew up in the 80’s & 90’s (born in 1982) but grew up with vintage TV, All in the Family, Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, Three’s Company, etc so I love it. Yea the later B&W shows were filmed in color as they knew everyone would eventually have a color TV but there are cases where it should stay B&W like Night of the Living Dead or Alistair Sims version of A Christmas Carol were crap looking in color.
      But no problem on posting this and can’t wait to watch perhaps at some point someone will upload the episode in this form and we can post it on here. This is a fun episode and George Reeves really seems to love it here. It’ll always be sad to think of what we as fans lost and what his family as people lost.
      Loved Ben Affleck’s portrayal of him in Hollywoodland, it’s funny to think Ben Affleck is the only actor to where Batman & Superman’s outfit. Can’t wait for Batman V Superman, hopefully George Reeves, Kirk Alyn and Christopher Reeve are all watching, knowing we all wanted this for them too.