Having A Ball

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

53 episodes of Having A Ball since the first episode, which aired on July 12th, 2021.

  • Having A Ball: Vivian Vance and William Frawley Profiles

    August 2nd, 2021  |  49 mins 22 secs
    being the ricardos, beverly hillbillies, bob hope, classic tv, classic tv shows, comedy, desi arnaz, desilu, desilu productions, ethel mertz, fred mertz, having a ball, having a ball podcast, i love lucy, i love lucy trivia, javier bardem, lucille ball, nicole kidman, rick nineg, the lucy show, vivian vance, william frawley

    The hosts discuss Vivian Vance and William Frawley- shedding a light on these two iconic actors who often don't get as much credit as the two main characters of I Love Lucy. They discuss Vivian's theatre career and her dedication to helping those with mental health struggles.
    'Vivian's lifelong friendship with Lucille Ball spanned well beyond I Love Lucy and subsequent 'Lucy' programs.
    The hosts also cover the vast career of William Frawley from finding superstardom in his golden years to his struggle with alcoholism.
    Of course, the true friendship or lack thereof is also addressed of these two veteran actors were half of the success that carried the I Love Lucy show.

  • Having A Ball: Desi Arnaz Profile

    July 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    being the ricardos, beverly hillbillies, bob hope, classic tv, classic tv shows, comedy, desi arnaz, desilu, desilu productions, ethel mertz, fred mertz, having a ball, having a ball podcast, i love lucy, i love lucy trivia, javier bardem, lucille ball, nicole kidman, rick nineg, the lucy show, vivian vance, william frawley

    The hosts discuss the other half of iconic Desilu Productions enterprise, Desi Arnaz ("She's the Vice President, I am the President!")
    From his opulent childhood as the son of the mayor of Santiago De Cuba, to losing it all in the Revolution and ultimately finding his way to Miami and the planets aligning for him to meet Lucille Ball.
    They discuss the success of I Love Lucy and how Desi brought the business savvy to brilliantly negotiate the rights of all I Love Lucy productions.
    Not to be overlooked, his career post ‘Lucy’, his television accomplishments behind the camera and why their marriage could not last.

  • Having A Ball: Rick Nineg- Youtube Creator

    July 22nd, 2021  |  58 mins 39 secs
    being the ricardos, beverly hillbillies, bob hope, classic tv, classic tv shows, comedy, desi arnaz, desilu, desilu productions, ethel mertz, fred mertz, having a ball, having a ball podcast, i love lucy, i love lucy trivia, javier bardem, lucille ball, nicole kidman, rick nineg, the lucy show, vivian vance, william frawley

    The hosts chat with YouTube creator, Rick Nineg. All things I Love Lucy and other classic TV shows are discussed. Rick's channel covers all things I Love Lucy including: trivia, bloopers, backstage drama, Desilu historical facts, trips to the old Desilu production studios and other landmarks. He discusses how he started his channel and how his love of all things I Love Lucy began. As Rick says, "Be Hopeful!"

  • Having A Ball: Lucille Ball Profile

    July 18th, 2021  |  54 mins 10 secs
    being the ricardos, beverly hillbillies, bob hope, classic tv, classic tv shows, comedy, desi arnaz, desilu, desilu productions, ethel mertz, fred mertz, having a ball, having a ball podcast, i love lucy, i love lucy trivia, jamestown, javier bardem, lucille ball, new york, nicole kidman, rick nineg, the lucy show, vivian vance, william frawley

    The hosts discuss the Icon that is Lucille Ball. From her humble beginnings in Jamestown, NY to the pursue of theatrical training at school where she was told she was wasting her time and money, to being cast as 'Queen of the B Pictures', all the way to that fateful casting in 'Too Many Girls' where she met Desi Arnaz.
    Highlighted is of course, the juggernaut that was I Love Lucy and how the power couple developed Desilu Productions until their eventual divorce.

  • Having A Ball: Intro

    July 12th, 2021  |  20 mins 33 secs
    being the ricardos, beverly hillbillies, bob hope, classic tv, classic tv shows, comedy, desi arnaz, desilu, desilu productions, ethel mertz, fred mertz, having a ball, having a ball podcast, i love lucy, i love lucy trivia, javier bardem, lucille ball, nicole kidman, rick nineg, the lucy show, vivian vance, william frawley

    Get to know the hosts! Ziva and Erika discuss where their love of all things "Lucy" began. From Erika's childhood interest to eventual admiration of Lucille and Desi to Ziva's bargain bin discovery and love/hate relationship with the nickame, "Luci". Both hosts have different aspects of the "Lucy" world they love- the breakdown and trivia of each I Love Lucy episode to the business side of Desilu Productions.