Happy 100, Lucille. You were quite a gal with your fire engine locks and false eyelashes — your humor a staple in countless childhoods. The vitameatavegamin and chocolate factory bits get me every time. Thanks for the laughs and reminding us there’s a little Lucy in all of us.
“Lucille Ball would’ve turned 100 today, almost sixty years after I Love Lucy started cracking up TV viewers and never stopped. There isn’t much new to be said about Ball’s legacy: How she defined the modern sitcom, how she paved the way for every female comedy legend — from Mary Tyler Moore to Roseanne to Tina Fey — who came after her, how her show’s popularity has outlasted all its 1950s rivals (Gunsmoke, The Honeymooners) and is still a daytime TV staple around the world.” Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly