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(Today)   'I Love Lucy' still makes CBS $20 Million a year... and they haven't even done a feature film reboot yet starring Amanda Bynes and Justin Bieber as Lucy and Ricky   (theclicker.today.com) divider line 67
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2012-09-22 05:32:49 AM
WHY WOULD YOU GIVE THEM IDEAS
 
2012-09-22 05:39:48 AM
I read that Lucy and Desi sold all the rights to the Lucy show for 4 million dollars LONG ago.

Helluva deal.
 
2012-09-22 05:46:11 AM

mediablitz: I read that Lucy and Desi sold all the rights to the Lucy show for 4 million dollars LONG ago.

Helluva deal.


IIRC, they sold CBS the show back in '57 or '58 to finance buying the old RKO Studios lot, so they could have a place to produce all their shows... which would eventually include The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Star Trek.

Of course, by the time of Star Trek, Desi was gone, Desilu was a shadow of its former self, and Lucy sold out to Paramount... which would eventually become partnered with CBS though Viacom, so in the end, CBS wound up owning everything Desilu
 
2012-09-22 05:54:29 AM
It's amazing how this show just keeps on going. I would say it's (arguably) the most successful TV show of all time, all things considered.
 
2012-09-22 06:01:03 AM
Shhhhh!!! They might hear you.
 
2012-09-22 06:02:19 AM

gadian: Shhhhh!!! They might hear you.


It would be a hit. Everyone would say how fun it was, and how great the lens flare made the movie, and how it made I Love Lucy accessible to modern audiences, and lambast anyone who disagreed.
 
2012-09-22 06:04:23 AM
Actually, subby, if an ILL reboot was done these days, it would be Emma Stone and Colin Farrell playing Lucy and Ricky, with Alfre Woodard and Michael Chiklis playing Ethel and Fred. Little Ricky would be played by the baby who does the E-Trade commercials.
 
2012-09-22 06:10:24 AM
farking amazing, Isn't it?
 
2012-09-22 06:18:11 AM
Nah, here's the modern version...

Lucy is a pre-op transsexual and Ricky is an illegal immigrant. The show revolves around the wacky hijinks of them masquerading as a married couple to keep Ricky from being deported, while their crazy Tea Party neighbors the Mertzes always one step behind them.
 
2012-09-22 06:18:41 AM
The Honeymooners remake was god-awful enough.
 
2012-09-22 06:36:11 AM

kid_icarus: Nah, here's the modern version...

Lucy is a pre-op transsexual and Ricky is an illegal immigrant. The show revolves around the wacky hijinks of them masquerading as a married couple to keep Ricky from being deported, while their crazy Tea Party neighbors the Mertzes always one step behind them.


iambrony.jsmart.web.id
 
2012-09-22 06:37:38 AM

FirstNationalBastard: mediablitz: I read that Lucy and Desi sold all the rights to the Lucy show for 4 million dollars LONG ago.

Helluva deal.

IIRC, they sold CBS the show back in '57 or '58 to finance buying the old RKO Studios lot, so they could have a place to produce all their shows... which would eventually include The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Star Trek.

Of course, by the time of Star Trek, Desi was gone, Desilu was a shadow of its former self, and Lucy sold out to Paramount... which would eventually become partnered with CBS though Viacom, so in the end, CBS wound up owning everything Desilu


Hey since it brought us Star Trek, who gives a shiat whether they sold out or not. Star Trek is far more important than that show will ever be.
 
2012-09-22 06:40:55 AM

Shadowtag: kid_icarus: Nah, here's the modern version...

Lucy is a pre-op transsexual and Ricky is an illegal immigrant. The show revolves around the wacky hijinks of them masquerading as a married couple to keep Ricky from being deported, while their crazy Tea Party neighbors the Mertzes always one step behind them.

[iambrony.jsmart.web.id image 400x257]


Because Hollywood would? Afterall, it HAS to relevant to todays 'culture'.
 
2012-09-22 06:43:40 AM

Fark Me To Tears: Actually, subby, if an ILL reboot was done these days, it would be Emma Stone and Colin Farrell playing Lucy and Ricky, with Alfre Woodard and Michael Chiklis playing Ethel and Fred. Little Ricky would be played by the baby who does the E-Trade commercials.


That's not bad.
 
2012-09-22 06:43:47 AM

kid_icarus: Nah, here's the modern version...

Lucy is a pre-op transsexual and Ricky is an illegal immigrant. The show revolves around the wacky hijinks of them masquerading as a married couple to keep Ricky from being deported, while their crazy Tea Party neighbors the Mertzes always one step behind them.


I like the way you think... Can you work up a pilot script?
 
2012-09-22 07:17:50 AM
mediablitz:
I read that Lucy and Desi sold all the rights to the Lucy show for 4 million dollars LONG ago.

Helluva deal.


I dunno, $4 million was worth a lot more back then, and afterwards they didn't have to pay an army of lawyers and accountants to ensure the studio wasn't screwing them out of royalties.

FirstNationalBastard:
IIRC, they sold CBS the show back in '57 or '58 to finance buying the old RKO Studios lot, so they could have a place to produce all their shows... which would eventually include The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Star Trek.

Or, you know, that.
 
2012-09-22 07:25:52 AM
You mean 'Will & Grace' wasn't the remake?
 
2012-09-22 07:40:38 AM
Good thing subby specified "feature film", 'cause there's a stage version playing right now in Chicago. Review here.
 
2012-09-22 08:20:48 AM
There aren't two actors today that have both the slapstick and word timing to pull it off.
 
2012-09-22 08:28:31 AM
Maybe in another twenty years it might break even and make the studio some money.
 
2012-09-22 08:53:31 AM
George Lopez and Kathy Griffin would be picked and we would be lucky to survive it
 
2012-09-22 09:09:51 AM

kid_icarus: Nah, here's the modern version...

Lucy is a pre-op transsexual and Ricky is an illegal immigrant. The show revolves around the wacky hijinks of them masquerading as a married couple to keep Ricky from being deported, while their crazy Tea Party neighbors the Mertzes always one step behind them.


Still a better love story than Twilight.
 
2012-09-22 09:49:58 AM
Neil Gaiman (sp?) ruined I love Lucy for me in American Gods *shudder*
 
2012-09-22 10:01:07 AM
Farking hell, Subby; I'm gonna have nightmares tonight!

batcookie: WHY WOULD YOU GIVE THEM IDEAS


THIS!

/Please, for the love of [insert perferred Deity here], don't!
 
2012-09-22 10:08:04 AM

BizarreMan: Maybe in another twenty years it might break even and make the studio some money.


The studio is probably still charging the production 24% APR for the original financing, so no chance....

One of the big differences between the US and the UK, in the UK there are lots of indie producers making TV shows. Indies who own the rights and get the royalties for decades to come. In the US all TV is made by the big studios, with purely vanity tags like Bad Robot or Mutant Enemy that don't actually own the shows. Even hit BBC shows like Merlin, Spooks, Life On Mars and Sherlock are made by indie production companies. The BBC don't own them.
 
2012-09-22 10:14:00 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: FirstNationalBastard: mediablitz: I read that Lucy and Desi sold all the rights to the Lucy show for 4 million dollars LONG ago.

Helluva deal.

IIRC, they sold CBS the show back in '57 or '58 to finance buying the old RKO Studios lot, so they could have a place to produce all their shows... which would eventually include The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Star Trek.

Of course, by the time of Star Trek, Desi was gone, Desilu was a shadow of its former self, and Lucy sold out to Paramount... which would eventually become partnered with CBS though Viacom, so in the end, CBS wound up owning everything Desilu

Hey since it brought us Star Trek, who gives a shiat whether they sold out or not. Star Trek is far more important than that show will ever be.


Nice try. Keep your feet together on entry. 15-yard penalty, discard your current hand, roll for initiative, tighten your shorts and sing like the Duke.
 
2012-09-22 10:17:25 AM
Is no one else going to mention how hot Lucille Ball looks in the linked picture?

msnbcmedia.msn.com

I only wish it was in color so we could see her red hair.
 
2012-09-22 10:21:15 AM
Funny thing about is that Amanda Bynes was hailed as the new Lucille Ball.

Anyway, I'm glad to see some of the classics are still selling well.
 
2012-09-22 10:51:30 AM
And if they ever do make such a movie... 

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2012-09-22 11:13:43 AM

kid_icarus: Nah, here's the modern version...
Lucy is a pre-op transsexual and Ricky is an illegal immigrant. The show revolves around the wacky hijinks of them masquerading as a married couple to keep Ricky from being deported, while their crazy Tea Party neighbors the Mertzes always one step behind them.


Y'know... Change the names and this actually doesn't sound that bad...
 
2012-09-22 11:19:26 AM
subby you shut your whore mouth. you shut it good.

/blasphemer
 
2012-09-22 11:27:08 AM
Nice try, Subby. Beiber isn't Hispanic.

Two words. Carlos Mencia.
 
2012-09-22 11:33:43 AM

rjakobi: Nice try, Subby. Beiber isn't Hispanic.

Two words. Carlos Mencia Danny Treho.


We're gonna make this shiat hardcore.
 
2012-09-22 11:34:18 AM

born_yesterday: rjakobi: Nice try, Subby. Beiber isn't Hispanic.

Two words. Carlos Mencia Danny Treho Trejo.

We're gonna make this shiat hardcore.


Sigh. FTFM
 
2012-09-22 11:57:28 AM

Brick-House: And if they ever do make such a movie... 

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They're already planning a remake of Lawrence Of Arabia.

Get the pitchforks and torches ready....
 
2012-09-22 01:37:13 PM

shoegaze99: Is no one else going to mention how hot Lucille Ball looks in the linked picture?

[msnbcmedia.msn.com image 500x386]

I only wish it was in color so we could see her red hair.


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i.dailymail.co.uk

You're welcome
 
2012-09-22 01:45:57 PM
'I Love Lucy,' sucked ass when it was new; still sucks ass now*.

Nobody watches this crap; nobody believes anybody watches this crap; nobody is going to pay for advertising on this crap.

* - Still better than any variety of faux-reality show.

/Fark: Now populated with 99% marketing drones, half-assedly felliatiating their customers.
 
2012-09-22 02:02:45 PM

trippycrazy12: Funny thing about is that Amanda Bynes was hailed as the new Lucille Ball.

Anyway, I'm glad to see some of the classics are still selling well.


The sad part about that is she COULD pull it off with the right straight lead. As could Jeannette McCurdy (if you didn't mind her being blond).
 
2012-09-22 02:12:05 PM
Don't be silly, subby. That's total mis-casting. Nobody would believe Amanda Bynes as Ricky Ricardo.
 
2012-09-22 03:05:50 PM
Amanda Bynes could have done it, yeah. She seems to have gone in a bit of a different direction, though.
 
2012-09-22 03:32:42 PM
Bieber as Desi? Done at Headline.

Niiiiiiice subby.
 
2012-09-22 04:30:31 PM
One of the things you didn't notice when you were a kid is just how hot Lucy was.
 
2012-09-22 04:30:33 PM
Lindsay Lohan as Lucy, Wilmer Valderrama as Ricky.
Paris Hilton and Shia LeBeouf as Ethel and Fred.

Directed by Brian Robbins and written by Adam Sandler.
 
2012-09-22 04:59:48 PM
boyculture.typepad.com
 
2012-09-22 07:19:22 PM

Trolljegeren: 'I Love Lucy,' sucked ass when it was new; still sucks ass now*.


I remember the first time I watched "I love Lucy". I must've been 5 years old (circa 1974 or so). After about 30 seconds of watching it, I asked my dad "Why is there so much laughing? It's not funny." I still don't understand why people go so gaga over the show. It was poorly written and the jokes were trite and the laugh tracks are FAR overdone. About the only explanation anyone has told me was when it was made, there wasn't much to laugh at, so the standards were really low.
 
2012-09-22 07:44:22 PM
I think the I Love Lucy episode with the chocolates is hysterical and one of the most iconic moments on TV.
 
2012-09-22 08:50:50 PM

4seasons85!: I think the I Love Lucy episode with the chocolates is hysterical and one of the most iconic moments on TV.


That and Vitameatavegamin.
 
2012-09-22 08:58:16 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: 4seasons85!: I think the I Love Lucy episode with the chocolates is hysterical and one of the most iconic moments on TV.

That and Vitameatavegamin.


Don't forget the huge loaf of bread, and the grape stomping bit.
 
2012-09-22 09:28:53 PM
Not sure Bynes could pull off playing Ricky.
 
2012-09-22 10:36:09 PM
I guess from this you can see why copyright is never going to be allowed to expire.
 
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