In early October we posted this story
about episodes of Here's Lucy
coming to DVD in a 3 or 4 disc Best-Of package, aimed at the 1st Quarter of 2004. One episode mentioned as included was "Lucy Meets the Burtons," and supplements were said to include bloopers and out-takes.
Now, thanks to our friend Randy Salas, DVD Columnist and Entertainment Wire Editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune
, we have info about additional material about this release. Salas spoke to Paul Brownstein, whose production company is working on this (and is behind several other classic TV-on-DVD releases that made it out recently, like The Dick Van Dyke Show
, You Bet Your Life
, and Sonny & Cher
Brownstein told Salas that the Best of Here's Lucy
DVD set will contain commentary by series co-stars (and real-life Lucy children) Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.! An additional person providing commentary is none other than Carol Burnett, who guest-starred in a third-season episode called "Lucy and Carol Burnett" (which we can presume will also be on the DVD). It should be noted that Carol worked with Lucy in a number of guest appearances on Lucy's previous series, The Lucille Ball Show
. It's great to have two of televisions funniest redheads be seen together...and we're glad Carol is joining Lucy's fabulous children on this new release.
This is shaping up to be a great package. Stay tuned, and we'll let you know when we find out more information.