May. 1st, 2009 05:21 pm
[identity profile] peur_evol.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily

It seems peculiar now, but television shows adapted for comics were quite prevalent for a time during the 1950s-1960s. Almost every comic publisher had one. It was mistakenly believed that television would cripple other forms of entertainment media by giving away free content. Rather than fight against the new medium like the motion picture industry, comics instead tried to ally themselves with any and all of the hit shows. And hit shows don't hit much bigger than I LOVE LUCY, which still has a large fanbase even now.
The series only ran from 1951 until 1957, but the comic outlived it by lasting until 1962. Published by Dell, this wacky interlude is from I LOVE LUCY COMICS #9, February 1956

Date: 2009-05-01 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] benicio127.insanejournal.com
She and Desi sleep in separate beds? Oh puh-lease.

Also Lucy turned evil = Harley Quinn.

Date: 2009-05-01 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] interrobamf.insanejournal.com
She and Desi sleep in separate beds? Oh puh-lease.

Yeah, that was the case in the show itself. Hooray for prudish television standards of bygone eras.

Date: 2009-05-01 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] benicio127.insanejournal.com
Oh I know about those prudish standards (Don't show TOILETS!! People don't do... that)

When I got an email notification for this, all I was thinking is Oh God! S/he's going to have that scary Batman icon, the one with the mouth of Sauron or whatever and it's going to creep me the hell out. All I have to say is PHEW! LOL.

Date: 2009-05-01 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] interrobamf.insanejournal.com
Yay, my icon is memorable!

Re: Separate Beds

Date: 2009-05-01 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
I always thought it was the Munsters, myself, but here's Snopes' discussion of the issue:


Date: 2009-05-02 09:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
And they even had pictures over them--I think a ballerina and a matador, so that you always knew there had been no naughty switches during the night.

Date: 2009-05-05 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com
Well, in their defence, I believe they were the first show to have a visibly pregnant woman appear.

Date: 2009-05-01 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
Ricky's offering to use his showbiz connections to get Lucy singing on the radio?

Did these people ever actually watched the show?

Date: 2009-05-02 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysteryfan.insanejournal.com
Heh. That made me laugh.

Date: 2009-05-03 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
I think his way of thinking here is that there are far less possibilities for humiliating disaster over the radio, since no one actually SEES her, just listens, so he may as well be a nice husband about it and steer her away from the normal trainwrecks that regularly occur when she does an act at his nightclub or a live performance on TV. It's damage control, basically - Lucy being Lucy, she's going to cause catastrophes no matter what, so it's to his advantage to point her towards the less horrific ones.


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