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Without a doubt, that description would today doom a TV show to universal ridicule. CBS producers said that mainstream America would not accept a redheaded, red-blooded American named Lucy married to a Cuban.
Would it be fair and just to conclude today that CBS exhibited racist attitudes? Or would it be accurate to conclude that CBS judged America to be racist when deciding which shows would be popular and which would bomb? Including reruns, it went on to a year prime-time run on CBS that was unparalleled in television history.
Lucy justified it saying that Ricky gave her permission to buy the cheapest one, and this is it. Ricky will give you a black eye to go with that black dress!
Today, they would erupt in protest, and rightly so. To make the matter worse, into the store came Hollywood actress, Sheila MacRae playing herself. She went on to become the oft-threatened and besieged stage wife of Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners.
Lucy and Ethel overheard Sheila MacRae discussing an upcoming charity fashion show starring the wives of the rich and famous of Hollywood and the fact that they have one unfilled opening.
Lucy could not resist. She declared that her husband was in Hollywood for a major film role, and she volunteered herself for the empty celebrity appearance in the fashion show.
The impulsive move then required Lucy to purchase several dresses putting Ricky in debt for years to come. Today much of it would be socially insulting on many levels.
Scandal at the Vatican. I bring it up because that post also mentions a favorite book of mine by the renowned historian, Barbara Tuchman entitled The March of Folly Ballantine, This is important, because all policy is determined by the mores of its age. Few people watched this episode on Christmas Eve and expressed outrage over its content.
For the most part, we can make the leap between the ideas and ideals of then versus now. What we have gained since then — and it is a welcome and necessary gain — is respect for the rights, and autonomy, and accomplishments of women.
Our culture can never go back to what was, and it speaks well of us that we can laugh at it today.
It may have been mistakenly dismissed as a post about Star Trek, but that is true only insofar as TV science fiction informs what we believe about real science, and especially what we think science believes about faith.
If you skipped over it, consider this an invitation to at least find out why I liked that post. Among other reasons, it profiles a remarkable woman of science who shatters all unfair stereotypes of the past. But there is another reason I liked it.
While doing a little reading in preparation for writing it, I came across a landmark story about Nichelle Nichols who played Lieutenant Uhurathe Communications Officer aboard the Star Ship Enterprise. Uhura was a highly visible character on the bridge of the Enterprise, but she seldom had more than a line or two, and they were often the same lines from week to week.
She was never at, or even near, the center of a storyline. So she made a decision in not to renew her contract for a second season. Her decision was a protest about the affront to her dignity and the fact that the Star Trek writers were oblivious to it. Before telling NBC of her decision, she was approached one day on the set and told that a fan wanted to meet her.
So Nichelle told him of her decision to step away from the show and her reasons why — believing that he might be both sympathetic and impressed with her protest. Your character has gone into space on a five year mission.
What you are doing is very, very important, and I would hate to see you walk away from such a noble task. She stayed with Star Trek and Lieutenant Uhura remained on the bridge of the Enterprise with dignity and poise.
Against the backdrop of the very Civil Rights struggle that formed her protest, Nichelle Nichols went on to break new ground for African American actors with an ever-expanding role on Star Trek.
This was followed by seven film adaptations spanning two decades. And that is what is now missing. The age of the individual and individual rights went far beyond the necessary corrections to our cultural flaws and took something essential with it — the setting aside of the needs of the one to perform noble tasks for the common good.
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