Today would have been Lucille Ball's 100th birthday, Everyone take a tablespoon of Vitameatavegamin in her honor!
This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the classic TV show (and Domestic Discipline icon), I Love Lucy.
Here's a little fun fact for you: Even now, 60 years after it's debut, at any given minute of any given day, I Love Lucy is on the air somewhere around the world. That's quite a testimony to the timeless quality of this classic situation comedy.
The theme song for the show is also very well known after all these years--you could probably start humming it without having to search your memory for long. But did you know that there are lyrics to go along with the music? In an episode called, "Lucy's Last Birthday", Ricky, her husband, surprises her with a birthday party at the club. He tells her he has a special present for her, and asks if she'd like to hear it. Her response is a surprised, "Hear it?", and Ricky sings:
"I love Lucy and she loves me
We're as happy as two can be
Sometimes we quarrel but then
How we love making up again
Lucy kisses like no one can
She's my Mrs. and I'm her man
And life is heaven you see
'Cause I love Lucy
Yes I love Lucyand
Lucy loves me."
So happy anniversary to the show and happy birthday to Lucille Ball. I think that calls for something special, don't you, Ricky?