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TGIF: I Love Lucy: A Matter of Interpretation September 12, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.

It’s Friday! Time for another video. This particular I Love Lucy isn’t the most well known of her clips, but this clip seriously amused me. Lucy gets arrested in France for passing counterfeit money and gets thrown into the Bastille. As always, wackiness ensues.

They just don’t make comedies like this anymore. I Love Lucy was wicked funny, and I believe they were also the first “bilingual couple” on television. I grew up with a crush on Desi Arnaz. I think everyone did. Must be where the idea of “tall, dark and handsome” came from – and was the beginning of my love for foreign men.

Share your favorite line in the comments below. My favorite is “Nobody speaks English–they’re all foreigners!” Ah, Lucy…


1. Irishpolyglot - September 12, 2008

Ahahahaha!!! 😀 Excellent! Best translation related comedy video I’ve ever seen!! Thanks for sharing that with us 🙂 My favourite “line” is translating the French “why should I care” shoulder shrug 😀
Sorry, but being a (straight) guy I can’t say I had a crush on Desi Arnaz 😛

2. Irishpolyglot - September 14, 2008

One (about various English students) I stumbled across

3. Carol - October 24, 2008

hahaha…I love it!
Just found your blog a few days ago and I must say I am enjoying it!

I like the “Hurray! Olé!….” bit…

Keep this great writting!

loveisall - August 22, 2009

This was also a feature in Frasier, when Niles’ wife is suspected of having an affair with her German fencing instructor. Wonderful stuff.

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