Google loves Lucy with a doodle

Google's wonderfully eccentric choices for its doodle subjects now include Lucille Ball, star of "I Love Lucy," who would have been 100 years old today.

Google loves Lucy.

In order to demonstrate that love, the company's doodlers have created something special for Lucille Ball's 100th birthday.

Well, it would have been her 100th birthday today, but Lucy is sadly no longer with us.

Still, in a blog post, Google doodler Jennifer Hom explained: "Lucy's creativity, absurdity, and ever-changing facial expressions (especially when she was scarfing down candy, stomping on grapes, or touting a new energy drink) have brought joy and laughter to generations of viewers."

Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Google's doodle offers a click and play feature, through which you can watch clips from six episodes of the iconic "I Love Lucy" show on a lovely oldy-worldy TV.

With the world around us crashing, with Google's own self-driving car crashing , it's heartening to know that there are simple pleasures that can still be enjoyed so many years after they were created. The last "I Love Lucy" show was made in 1957. It was the first ever TV show to be shot on 35mm.

You might have your own memories (recent or otherwise) of the show. For me, the most touching moments come when Lucy simply says: "Ewww."

 

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