Archive for the ‘"Here's Lucy"’ Category

“I Love Lucy” Writer Madelyn Pugh Davis is 90

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Happy Birthday to Archive Interviewee Madelyn Pugh Davis! Born March 15, 921, Madelyn became known in the 1950s for her work writing on the I Love Lucy television series, alongside partner Bob Carroll. Watch the complete interview with Bob and Madelyn here.

About This Interview

Bob Carroll, Jr. (1918-2007) and writing partner Madelyn Pugh Davis, were interviewed for three hours in Los Angeles, CA. Davis and Carroll speak of their 50-year writing relationship that included writing for Steve Allen, as well as the decades of working with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and the classic I Love Lucy show.

When asked about working together, Madelyn said “We never had to argue about what was funny.  We just argued about the temperature of the room.”

The interview was conducted by Tom Gilbert on November 24, 1997.

Here’s Lucy: Season Three on DVD

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The complete season three of Here’s Lucy comes out on DVD tomorrow. This season featured some of the show’s most well-known episodes, including “Lucy the Skydiver,” “Lucy Cuts Vincent’s Price,” and “Lucy Goes Hawaiian, Parts One and Two.” The third season opener, “Lucy Meets the Burtons” featuring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton was certainly the show’s most famous— it was also the series’ highest-rated episode. Variety called this episode “a fine example of situation comedy played to the hilt.”

“We did Here’s Lucy with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. They said they wanted to be on, and Lucy thought they were kidding.” — Madelyn (Pugh) Davis

The Archive interviewed several of the contributors to Here’s Lucy, including writer Larry Rhine, who discusses the season three episode “Lucy the Skydiver.”