February 09, 2012

Here's Lucy Season Five DVD Coming in Few Short Weeks!

The Fifth Season of Here's Lucy DVD will be coming in just a few short weeks.  Season 5 of Here's Lucy on DVD will be released on February 28, 2012.

This will be a 4-DVD disc set.  The complete fifth season of Here's Lucy (1971-72, CBS-TV) features all 24 episodes uncut and digitally remastered for superior quality, plus a wealth of new and never-before seen special features.

Guest stars include Don Knotts, Donny Osmond, Eva Gabor, Joe Namath, Petula Clark, Lloyd Bridges, Ruth Buzzi, Robert Cummings, Totie Fields, Ricardo Montalban, Elsa Lanchester, Jim Bailey, John Davidson, Craig Stevens and Desi Arnaz, Jr.

Lucille Ball got her real life children to co-star with her in CBS' Here's Lucy, which premiered on September 23, 1968. As Lucille Carter, she was mom to her real life son, Desi Arnaz, Jr., who played Craig and her daughter Lucie Arnaz, who played Kim. Lucy found it a wonderful way to work and have a personal relationship with her children.

Almost every episode had a different celebrity guest-star, usually playing themselves. To accommodate the frequent guests, the new format has Lucy Carter working for the Unique Employment Agency run by her Uncle Harry, played by Gale GordonMary Jane Croft returns as Lucy's friend Mary Jane, and Vivian Vance continued to make her yearly appearances.

Like other sets the episodes have been restored from their original prints and look flawless and include the standard 24 shows in a 4-disc set. This season's final episode entitled "Lucy and Harry's Memoirs" was intended to be the show's finale.  On Tuesday of the week this show is filmed, CBS President Fred Silverman comes to Lucille's house in Beverly Hills and talks her into doing another year of Here's Lucy. Rather than scrap the episode or cause costly reshooting, the script is slightly reworked so that as Lucille walks out of the office, she leaves a sign that says "closed temporarily".

Following are the complete episode list of Season 5 of Here's Lucy along with airdates:

1. "Lucy's Big Break", Sept. 11, 1972 
2. "Lucy and Eva Gabor Are Roomates, Sept. 18, 1972 
3. "Harrison Carter, Male Nurse", Sept. 25, 1972 
4. "A Home Is Not An Office", Oct. 2, 1972 
5. "Lucy and Joe Namath", Oct. 9, 1972 
6. "The Case of the Reckless Wheelchair Driver", Oct. 16, 1972 
7. "Lucy, the Other Woman", Oct. 23, 1972 
8. "Lucy and Petula Clark", Oct. 30, 1972 
9. "Lucy and Jim Baily", Nov. 6, 1972 
10. "Lucy and Dirtie Gertie, Nov. 13, 1972 
11. "Lucy and Donny Osmond", Nov. 20, 1972 
12. "Lucy and Her Prince Charming", Nov. 27, 1972 
13. "My Fair Buzzi", Dec. 11, 1972 
14. "Lucy and the Group Encounter", Dec. 18, 1972 
15. "Lucy Is Really In a Pickle", Jan. 1, 1973 
16. "Lucy Goes on Her Blind Date", Jan. 8, 1973 
17. "Lucy and Her Genuine Trimby", Jan. 15, 1973 
18. "Lucy Goes To Prison", Jan. 22, 1973 
19. "Lucy and the Professor", Jan. 29, 1973 
20. "Lucy and the Franchise Fiasco", Feb. 5, 1973 
21. "Lucy and Harry's Pot", Feb. 12, 1973 
22. "The Not So Popular Mechanics", Feb. 19, 1973 
23. "Goodbye, Mr. Hips", Feb. 26, 1973 
24. "Lucy and Harry's Memoirs", March 5, 1973

DVD Bonus Features
New Video Episode Introductions by Lucie Arnaz and Others
Featurette: Here’s Lucy Spotlight: Desi Arnaz, Jr.
Let‘s Talk To Lucy - Lost Interviews with Frank Sinatra
Lucy on The Donny & Marie Show
Treasures From Lucie‘s Vault (Bloopers, home movies)
Here‘s Lucy Slide Show, Production Files and Syndication Promos

There is only one more season of Here's Lucy for MPI to release.  No scheduled date for it's release has been announced yet.

Be sure to get your copy of Here's Lucy, available for pre-order here!

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