TV's first great sitcom centered on a zany New York housewife who wants desperately to get into showbiz and her Cuban bandleader husband who has his hands full trying to dissuade her. Also getting caught up in their shenanigans were the Mertzes, their landlords and best friends. A pioneer for being filmed before a studio audience with multiple cameras (more…)
Lucy's problem: convincing Ricky that they need a larger apartment. So she proceeds to make the old one “cramped” and that does the trick (that and offering to pay the extra $20 a month out of the household budget). Not surprisingly, moving day goes less than smoothly. Mrs. Benson: Norma Varden.