On this day in 1951, the hit sitcom I Love Lucy premiered on CBS. As bandleader Ricky Ricardo and his wife, Lucy, Desi Arnaz and his real-life spouse Lucille Ball waged a comedic battle of the sexes. William Frawley and Vivian Vance played their landlords and best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy and Ethel had wacky adventures like the one depicted in the stamp art, with Ethel (left) and Lucy trying to keep up with candies on a conveyor belt.
In 2009, the show was honored on a stamp on the Early TV Memories pane.