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Old 05-31-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default Would have it been better if Gale Gordon...

had been Lucy's husband in this series, instead of her brother-in-law? I mean he basically fulfilled the male figure role in both her life and in the kids' lives. It would have been one way to distinguish this series from The Lucy Show. Casual TV viewers simply think they are once again playing Lucy the secretary and Mr. Mooney the boss anyway. Were they opposed to seeing Lucy and Gale in what would have been somewhat of a romantic setting? It would have been a change in the plotlines for sure
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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had been Lucy's husband in this series, instead of her brother-in-law? I mean he basically fulfilled the male figure role in both her life and in the kids' lives. It would have been one way to distinguish this series from The Lucy Show. Casual TV viewers simply think they are once again playing Lucy the secretary and Mr. Mooney the boss anyway. Were they opposed to seeing Lucy and Gale in what would have been somewhat of a romantic setting? It would have been a change in the plotlines for sure

Lucy was opposed to it. She was quoted as saying that viewers wouldn't want to see her in anyone's arms but Desi's. She was probably right. Notice that throughout TLS and HL, Lucy never had a permanent boyfriend, nor did you ever see her kiss any of her dates. She had similar sentiments about Vivian Vance, refusing to replace her after she left the show because she felt Vivian was irreplaceable.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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Lucy was opposed to it. She was quoted as saying that viewers wouldn't want to see her in anyone's arms but Desi's. She was probably right. Notice that throughout TLS and HL, Lucy never had a permanent boyfriend, nor did you ever see her kiss any of her dates. She had similar sentiments about Vivian Vance, refusing to replace her after she left the show because she felt Vivian was irreplaceable.
Maybe you're missing the obvious, Lucy would not have wanted someone as old and balding portraying her husband on the series.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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Yeah, that's true. I wouldn't have minded seeing her married, but probably not to Uncle Harry!
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's true. I wouldn't have minded seeing her married, but probably not to Uncle Harry!
Oh yeah, Lucy would never do INCEST.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:18 AM   #6
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I'm not saying he would have been Uncle Harry...he would have been the husband from the start and not that character.
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I'm not saying he would have been Uncle Harry...he would have been the husband from the start and not that character.

LOL! I wouldn't have minded seeing her character married either.
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LOL! I wouldn't have minded seeing her character married either.
Neither would I, BUT, she tried that out on her previous series The Lucy Show when she had her second husband act as her boyfriend and that didn't do that well. Trouble was she was shown everywhere married to Desi on I Love Lucy and was competing with that image.
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The only time that the "Lucy" character had a husband, besides I Love Lucy was on the Lucy Calls The President Special. Ed McMann played husband, Floyd Whittikar. A few years later on Life With Lucy, she was once again portrayed as a widow.
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Neither would I, BUT, she tried that out on her previous series The Lucy Show when she had her second husband act as her boyfriend and that didn't do that well. Trouble was she was shown everywhere married to Desi on I Love Lucy and was competing with that image.

When did her husband act as her boyfriend on The Lucy Show? I don't remember that.
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When did her husband act as her boyfriend on The Lucy Show? I don't remember that.
In the episode Gary (or whatever his character's name was) took her golfing. I think it was a "Danfield" episode.
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^That's not the same thing. Lucy Carmichael was never shown MARRIED. The widow/single thing was done on The Lucy Show--so Here's Lucy would have been refreshing to show an older married Lucy with the older teens.
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^That's not the same thing. Lucy Carmichael was never shown MARRIED. The widow/single thing was done on The Lucy Show--so Here's Lucy would have been refreshing to show an older married Lucy with the older teens.


I think when Desi Jr. left the show, they should have had Lucy finally get a steady boyfriend and got married. Her boyfriend could have been someone who owned his own business in the same building that she worked. Wouldn't it have been nice if Harry Carter found someone as well? The widow status just went on too long in this series.

I guess it was too painful for Lucy to be married again as a character on television after Desi.
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Was Harry Carter a widower, or was he a life long bachelor?

Also, I thought it was always strange that Harry would have had to been the brother of Lucy's late husband, and yet Mr. Carter never ever was mentioned by name. Since he was Lucy's husband, Harry's brother and Kim & Craigs' father, plus the link to Lucy and Harry being related, you'd think at least some reference would be made to him.

Getting back to the original question, after being her boss, Mr. Mooney on The Lucy Show, that would have been really strange for Gale to suddenly be playing her husband.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:28 AM   #15
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Was Harry Carter a widower, or was he a life long bachelor?

Also, I thought it was always strange that Harry would have had to been the brother of Lucy's late husband, and yet Mr. Carter never ever was mentioned by name. Since he was Lucy's husband, Harry's brother and Kim & Craigs' father, plus the link to Lucy and Harry being related, you'd think at least some reference would be made to him.

Getting back to the original question, after being her boss, Mr. Mooney on The Lucy Show, that would have been really strange for Gale to suddenly be playing her husband.
Oh he was definitely a lifelong bachelor, who the hell would ever have tolerated being married to that pain in the ass loser. Yelling and screaming all the time, LOL!
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