It's the 60th anniversary of the adored “I Love Lucy” TV show. Staring the legendary Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, which first aired on this day (October 15th), in 1951 -
The show was filmed in front of a live audience, they filmed the show with three cameras at once rather than one, which at that time was rare for sitcom TV. The director was able to call for multiple retakes for the same scene (which would have been difficult with a live audience watching).Even when the actors would mess up their lines, there most likely wasn't a retake - instead, everyone played off the mistake for extra laughs. “I Love Lucy” was the most-watched show of its time.
This smash hit ended its successful run at the top of the ratings and ended up winning five Emmy Awards!
'FUN FACT!'... The "I Love Lucy" show is still being rerun all over the world - AND forty million people in the U.S. still watch it every year! This is one show thats legacy will live on forever.