premise of I Love Lucy was not that much different from
that of other family situation comedies on television and
radio--a wacky wife making life difficult for a loving but
perpetually irritated husband--but the people involved made
it something very special.
Lucy Ricardo was an American of Scottish ancestry (maiden
name MacGillicuddy) married to a Cuban bandleader.
Ricky was employed at the Tropicana Club and since she was
constantly trying to prove to him that she could be in show
business too, he spent much of his time trying to keep Lucy
off the nightclub's stage.