“I Love Lucy” aired October 1951 and was an absolute obsession. The sitcom was the first TV series that was filmed in a studio in front of live audience, with a 35 mm camera, and in a three-camera format.
If you were alive during the 1950’s, chances are, every Monday night at 9:00pm (ET), you sat down to watch a new episode of I Love Lucy. People loved the show so much that the country basically stopped everything for 30 mins each Monday! Phone use and toilet flushes would reduce drastically, and department stores would even close early. Back before there were reruns, if you missed an episode, that was it.