Author Topic: I Love Lucy and Indian Affairs  (Read 499 times)

Offline gillianren

  • Saturn
  • ****
  • Posts: 1473
    • My Letterboxd journal
Re: I Love Lucy and Indian Affairs
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2017, 12:06:01 PM »
It's fascinating to me how vile people sometimes were in classic comedies.  I'm part of a group that does script readthroughs online on Saturday nights, and we mostly do radio plays these days so as to avoid stage directions.  We did a Life of Riley where the plot was that he didn't want his son to run a successful lawnmowing business unless he could profit from it.
"This sounds like a job for Bipolar Bear . . . but I just can't seem to get out of bed!"

"Conspiracy theories are an irresistible labour-saving device in the face of complexity."  --Henry Louis Gates

Offline Glom

  • Jupiter
  • ***
  • Posts: 939
Re: I Love Lucy and Indian Affairs
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2017, 03:32:11 PM »
As I go through my redux, I'm starting to get the Desperate Housewives reaction. Our protagonists are terrible people.
  Just take a break from I Love Lucy and watch a few episodes of South Park. When you go back to I Love Lucy, your problems with the characters will seem quaint and harmless.
That's a bit of leap. I need to work my way up to it. I'll be clutching my pearls when I first hear the word pregnant.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2017, 03:34:10 PM by Glom »

Offline Glom

  • Jupiter
  • ***
  • Posts: 939
Re: I Love Lucy and Indian Affairs
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2017, 03:22:42 PM »
Desert Island is a sequel to The Indian Show with Lucy being terrified of the "giant native" who she presumes wants to eat her.

However, there is something much more sinister at work.

The whole problem begins when Lucy concocts a plan to briefly strand all of them in the middle of the ocean so Ricky and Fred will miss a swimsuit contest. Lucy gets the dock master to only fill the tank halfway so they'll run out of fuel unexpectedly. She then also has a thermos filled with gasoline she can pull out once she's sure the contest has been missed.

While preparing, Ricky and Fred discover the thermos. Ricky comments that is it very dangerous to store gasoline in a container intended for lemonade. So what does he do? He takes the thermos and just leaves it on the dock. A container of flammamble liquid just abandoned on a public dock without any indication of its hazardous nature.

If that happened today, it would look like a terrorist act.