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30 Things That Went On Behind the Scenes of I Love Lucy

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I Love Lucy was one of the most popular sitcoms of all-time and even today is considered to be one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. With a dedicated production team and cast of actors, everyone a part of it was dedicated to making the best show possible. From the script to filming, the people who made the show strived for perfection. In turn, the audience was gifted, moment after moment, with humor, heart and great storytelling.

At its peak, the show averaged around 40 million viewers, which is hard to imagine for a single show on one night. It lasted for six seasons with 180 episodes. It was groundbreaking not just for television which was fairly new at the time but Hollywood in general. It was nominated and won numerous Primetime Emmy Awards, including multiple wins for Lucille Ball.

The show has become iconic and even today it would be rare to find someone of any age that doesn’t at least know about it, even if you’ve never seen a single episode. So, while you may know the show, there are plenty of things you may not know that went on behind the scenes. Some of these things are mentioned in the new 2021 film Being the Ricardos but there’s still more you may not know.

With that said, here are 30 Things That Went On Behind the Scenes of I Love Lucy.

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  • Jennifer Aniston's star-defining role on friends started a hair craze in the 90s that even lasted into the early 2000s. Called "The Rachel," Aniston's shoulder-length haircut had grown-out bangs and highlights styled to perfection. A hairdresser in Detroit noted that at the peak of its popularity, 40% of her business was devoted to recreating "The Rachel." Too bad that it was notoriously difficult to maintain on your own at home.
  • While attending the Grammys in February 2000, Jennifer Lopez stepped out in a green Versace dress that instantly became a phenomenon. The barely-there ensemble had a dramatically low cut that came below JLo’s belly button. It became such a talking point that it was Google’s most popular search query up to that point, and it spurred the company to include images into search results. It became the motivation for Google Images.
  • Jackie Kennedy is famous for redecorating and renovating the interior of the White House. Actually, on just her first day, she ordered $50,000 in changes for new rooms for the children and upgrades to the kitchen. She later hosted a tour of the White House for CBS News which was viewed by 56 million people and won her an Emmy Award.
  • Björk created a media sensation when she wore her iconic white swan dress to the 2001 Oscars. At the time, many derided it as hideous and a publicity stunt, but it has since gone down as one of the most memorable dresses of all time—even if it isn't exactly beloved. She says David Bowie was the inspiration behind the dress.
  • Paris Hilton not only lives in a mansion, she also built a doghouse mansion for her Chihuahua. It's 300 square feet and includes air conditioning and heating. It comes decked out with designer furniture, a chandelier, a pink paint job, second-floor balcony, and enclosed "yard." It's not enough for you to live in luxury. Your dog must, as well.