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Two Classic "I Love Lucy" Episodes Will Breathe New Life Through Vivid Color The new one-hour special will show Lucy and her crew in a whole new light
Posted on May 5, 2016 03:15pm

Listen up, I Love Lucy fans!

The classic 1950s series, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, is about to get a whole lot more colorful. That's because on Friday, May 20 at 8/7c, a new one-hour superstar special will air two colorized back-to-back episodes, "Lucy Visits Grauman's" and "Lucy and John Wayne."

The episodes will be shown with a vintage look, reminiscent of the 1950s period in which they were filmed. Previously only shown separately, the two episodes tell a continuous story in one comedy hour for the first time. What can fans who have never seen these episodes expect?

Here's a brief breakdown of both episodes:

"Lucy Visits Grauman's": Originally aired October 3, 1955
Lucy and the Mertzes visit Hollywood’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where Lucy discovers that the cement slab containing John Wayne’s footprints has come loose. Lucy thinks it would be a fabulous souvenir to take home, if only she can come up with a way to take it without being caught.

"Lucy and John Wayne": Originally aired October 10, 1955
Lucy must find a way to replace the pilfered footprints. Ricky tries to help by calling John Wayne, but as usual with Lucy, the seemingly simple task of replicating the footprints becomes a comedy of errors. This episode was included in CBS’s 1958 summer series, "The Top Ten Lucy Shows," as selected by a panel of 155 newspaper TV critics and columnists.

For die hard Lucy fans, this special will be one you don't want to miss!

Don't forget to tune in to watch the I Love Lucy superspecial when it airs on Friday, May 20 at 8/7c.