I Love Lucy Day is a celebration of the iconic American sitcom that premiered on October 15th, 1951 and ran until 1957. On this day, fans of the show gather to remember the iconic comedy where families gathered to watch every Monday night. The show won numerous awards, including five Emmy awards, and has become a cult classic.
The sitcom was filmed in Hollywood and featured a live audience. When the main character, Lucy, became pregnant, it was decided to show reruns of already filmed episodes. This gave birth to the concept of reruns that we see today. I Love Lucy is still broadcast by some American channels and online services, and is considered the longest-running TV show of all time.
- The first episode of the sitcom aired on October 15, 1953.
- An episode entitled “Lucy Goes to the Hospital” was watched by over 71% of US residents.
- In 2002, I Love Lucy won the “Second Greatest Show of All Time” award.
- It was the first American show to reach 10 million views.
How to take part
On I Love Lucy Day, fans of the show can get together with friends and family to re-watch their favorite episodes. Have an I Love Lucy party and let each of your friends play the role of a sitcom character. Decorate your home with I Love Lucy toys and collectibles – both old and new – and enjoy the night!
When is I Love Lucy Day celebrated in 2023?
I Love Lucy Day is observed on October 15 each year.