CBS airs New I Love Lucy Superstar Special featuring John Wayne

New I Love Lucy Special CBS

Watch two colorized episodes of the classic I Love Lucy TV series in a one-hour special on CBS Friday, May 20, at 8pm ET/PT. The October 1955 episodes “Lucy Visits Grauman’s” and “Lucy and John Wayne” are a two-part story about Lucy (Lucille Ball) taking screen legend John Wayne’s cement footprints as a souvenir from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The two episodes are presented as one continuous story for this special. Desi Arnaz also stars as Ricky Ricardo, and Vivian Vance and William Frawley play the Ricardos’ best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz. The episodes also feature a guest appearance by Wayne.

In the first part, “Lucy Visits Grauman’s,” Lucy and the Mertzes visit Hollywood’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where Lucy discovers that the cement slab containing Wayne’s footprints has come loose. Lucy thinks it would be a fabulous souvenir to take home, and she hatches a plan to take it. Then in the second part, “Lucy and John Wayne,” Lucy must find a way to replace the footprints, which, of course, becomes a comedy of errors.

New I Love Lucy Special CBS

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  1. OMG What a great job they did colorizing these episodes they are just beautiful…tytytytyt

  2. I have been laughing out loud for 60 minutes. In all my many years as an “I Love Lucy” fan, I had never seen these two episodes. What terrific comedic writing, superb timing, hilarious plot twists, genius performances by the entire cast, including John Wayne. This was and still is television at its best! Thank you, Luci and Desi, Jr., for continuing to share your parents’ talent and pure joy with the world.

  3. John Wayne. Now that was a man. Not one of these limp wrist transgender freakaloids that we have to deal with these days. Men used to men, women used to be women and freaks were always freaks. Now everyone is a freak. Welcome to the new world order.

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