"The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour" was a series of hour-long specials that continued the "I Love Lucy" saga. Housewife Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) lives in Westport Connecticut, with her bandleader husband, Ricky ( real-life husband Desi Arnaz,) and their son, Ricky Jr. (Keith Theibodeaux.) Always nearby are the couple's friends Fred and Ethel Mertz (William Frawley and Vivian Vance.)
Ricky's job as an entertainer requires him to travel a lot. As a result, he often takes Lucy, little Ricky, and the Mertzes with him to such far-off places as Japan and Mexico. Ricky's career also allows him to meet many famous celebrities, from Betty Grable to Ida Lupino. Of course, when Lucy meets up with these celebrities, chaos naturally ensues.
"The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" premiered in 1957, and ended its run in 1960 when the two stars (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) divorced.