American television networkCBS is going to air two special colorized copies of the iconic 1950’s sitcom, "I Love Lucy," the starring vehicle of actress Lucille Ball and her then-husband, Desi Arnaz.

Originally intended to air as a Sunday night special, the network decided to air the program on Friday, May 20, at 8:00pm ET/PT. Advertised as a one-hour special, the network will air two back-to-back episodes, “Lucy Visits Grauman’s” and “Lucy and John Wayne,” which are said to tell a continuous story.

What is this about John Wayne?

The ‘Grauman’s’ of “Lucy Visits Grauman’s” refers to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where, according to the plot of the episode, Lucy discovers that the slab of cement that contains John Wayne’s footprints, and concocts a scheme to keep them for herself, only for the slab in question to end up broken.

The follow-up episode, “Lucy and John Wayne,” has the actor himself come to Lucy’s aid after she is arrested and needs to return the slab intact to avoid jail, but in the show’s fashion, it all ends up a true “comedy of errors.” The two episodes are said to be edited together, using one set of opening and ending credits, for the Friday airing.

“I Love Lucy” has been in color before

While the show is normally aired in its original black and white on television, even today, this is not the first time CBS has aired colorized versions of the classic show. In previous years, the network aired a colorized version of the show’s Christmas special, which was doubly notable as the episode did not normally air in reruns in syndication and was often mistakenly thought to be a lost episode.

Added to that, during a 2015 showing, it aired side-by-side with the well-known "Lucy Does a TV Commercial," from which the iconic "Vitameatavegamin" sequence, in which Lucy accidentally gets drunk from rehearsing a commercial that involves her repeatedly drinking a special health tonic with alcohol, comes from.

Other episodes that have aired in such specials on the network also include“L.A. at Last” and “Lucy and Superman.” Six colorized episodes in total are believed to exist.

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