Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bizarre TV Guide Ads: The Lucille Ball Special

What's going on here? The plot seems simple enough and is (bizarrely) fully spelled out in this ad, but the picture makes no sense. It appears that Lucy is trying to strangle Vivian Vance while Ed McMahon sternly looks on and the rest of the cast shout and gag at the camera. The cast is a who's who of hasbeens and the biggest surprise is that CBS seriously thought that this ad would attract viewers.