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Who even says he's gay? I don't get any particular vibe from him. He's played both gay and straight characters extremely well. But no matter WHAT he is, he was BORN that way, and his statement is pure nonsense. 'Nuff said. Nevertheless, the comment is ridiculous and makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. I think he's a terrific young talent, and feel his sexuality is absolutely nobody's business. But his statement rings in with the current absurd trend of blurring the lines so intensely that many celebs (especially females) are all but saying there is no such thing as sexual identity. Pure rubbish. Gay people have fought for decades to be recognized as people whose sexuality is IN-BORN, not some frivolous, irresponsible "choice." Again, truly one of the silliest comments on personal sexuality ever stated. I'm doing this quickly, as God knows I have many I don't like in season one. Season 1: Favorite: Lucy's Schedule Least Fave: Drafted Season 2: Favorite: Ricky Has Labor Pains Least Favorite: The Courtroom Season 3: Favorite: Fan Magazine Interview Least Fave: Ricky Minds the Baby (tough choice, as I really enjoy ALL of season three) Season 4: Favorite: Ricky Needs an Agent Least Fave: Don Juan and the Starlets (Ball's performance is very strong, though) Season 5: Favorite: Return Home From Europe Least Fave: Lucy Goes to a Rodeo Season 6: Favorite: Housewarming (tough pick, as I love several of the country eps). Least Fave: Lucy Meets Orson Welles (Ball hated this one, as well). Yeah, the forgetting of anniversaries, and the women - best friends, yet - not knowing each other's ages, never felt real to me. Probably both. But the great Eastwood has a long track record. He is famous for doing first takes, and for moving the productions along quickly and smoothly. No. Never bored once. Thought it was fairly intense. Eastwood is so papery fragile now, he seemed so vulnerable with those young guys who would've killed him for sneezing. He was pleading guilty - for everything. In other words, for the first time in his life he was taking responsibility. Considering the character's age, it's doubtful he would've been given any parole before death. To me, Lucy and Ricky just seem like a typical married couple of 16 years by the time they move to the country. Lucy's love by this point seems to be measured by her old jealousy, at this point and time by Diana Jordan (Barbara Eden). One complaint: The writers emphasize that Lucy and Ricky are married 13 years in "Sentimental Anniversary", yet on their NEXT anniversary, in Hollywood, it's their 15th (!) anniversary. Worse, yet, they seem to stop time by being married for only 15 years for the rest of the series!!!! (Little Ricky's still a toddler in Hollywood, but by the time Superman's there for his FIFTH birthday, Ricky tells Superman they've been married - for FIFTEEN YEARS!! STILL. While I agree that Lucy seems ga-ga over Ricky, and Ricky has this sort of liquid sexuality about him, I don't think they seem NOT in love in the Connecticut shows. To me, Lucy and Desi's private issues didn't bleed into the characters. At least not to me. Also, the gooey sexiness of their playful kisses evaporates LONG before the end of the series. I don't see this kind of kissy-kissy stuff between them in season two and beyond (except on occasion). From everything I've read, Ball and Arnaz, while definitely in a troubled marriage, fought until the very end of '59 to attempt to save their union. Or at least Lucy did. They would go on long trips (one to Europe). I also believe that part of their stopping "I Love Lucy" as a weekly show had to do with their desperate need to slow down and take stock. ILL would cease production as a half-hour sitcom in spring '57, but they wouldn't divorce until spring '60. Still, Lucy was once quoted as saying, "The last five years were sheer, unadulterated hell." So, she meant, I guess, serious problems from '55 onward. While it takes awhile for the show to get under way (so many early shows are a bit arch), there's no denying the potent sexuality between Lucy and Ricky (because of Lucy and Desi). There is one closing scene at the end of a season one show that is so powerful. I forget which episode, but in this brief scene, they are lying together in (ONE!) bed, and Ricky swoops Lucy into an intense kiss. As the satin heart closes, there is no doubt that the characters will make love. (Hopefully, not the ACTORS - they were, after all, in front of a crew and a studio audience!!!). PJ has mentioned that she likes this time period because of the heavy romantic element. I'm more concerned with the comedy. But I will say this: As a kid, I was absolutely STUCK on Desi Arnaz. I didn't understand why. Not until my teens did I get it...Oh, THAT'S why...:) View all replies >