There used to be a famous American sitcom that aired from 1951 to 1957. Maybe you’ve heard of it? It was called ‘I Love Lucy.’ You know, that show with Lucille Ball that made everyone fall in love with her and became one of the most successful TV shows in history. Of course, you remember ‘I Love Lucy.’ I mean, how could you forget?
That sitcom was wildly popular and actually enjoyed many firsts. For instance, it was the first scripted TV series filmed with 35 mm film in front of a live studio audience. That’s something for the history books if you ask me. It was also the first show to use a three-camera format.
Here some of the many I’ Love Lucy’ fun facts you only wished you were aware of when you used to watch the show back in the day. So if you want to know a little bit more about the late actors and married couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, among others, keep reading! And see what other firsts the show had…
Ricky Ricardo Was Almost Larry Lopez
When ‘I Love Lucy’ was still in the pre-production phase, Desi Arnaz’s character was planned to be named Larry Lopez on the show. His name was later changed to Ricky Ricardo because apparently, the producers thought Larry and Lucy was a bad alliteration. And hey, we’re not mad at them. Ricky Ricardo was the perfect name choice.