Includes: Original, Never Rebroadcast Uncut Version Of Lucy Takes a Cruise To Havana Thirty Eight Minute Desilu/Westinghouse Sponsor Presentation 1951 On-Set Color Footage Deleted Scenes Original Series Openings And Closings Original Cast Commercials Original Animation Production Notes Promotional Spot Guest Cast Information Song Selections Flubs
Release Date: 1957
Following its wildly successful six-season run, I Love Lucy expanded to a one-hour format as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show (later released as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour). These hilarious "specials" debuted with the 75-minute-long "Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana," in which Lucy McGillicuddy - vacationing with her best friend Susie MacNamara (guest star Ann Sothern) - meets Ricky Ricardo for the very first time. In a subsequent show, Lucy attempts to get chummy with new neighbor Tallulah Bankhead, with predictably wacky results. Then, when Little Ricky's dream of having a horse seems to be just that - a dream - Lucy finds a way to win one for him. From shenanigans in a men-only Geisha house in Tokyo to clowning with famed performer Red Skelton in Alaska and bullfighting in Mexico, Lucy and Desi's star-studded TV episodes continue the love, laughs and classically funny situations that make I Love Lucy one of television's greatest comedy series.