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William Frawley

A life of loving 'Lucy'

A life of loving 'Lucy'

Hello. My name is Tim. And I'm an "I Love Lucy"-holic.

Think less of me, if you must. It won't bother me. I have no intention of ever being cured, even if it means lifelong membership in The Friends of the Friendless (a "Lucy" reference, of course).

It all started when I was a little boy (sorry, another "Lucy" reference). I discovered the greatest sitcom ever made — please, "Seinfeld" fans, do not even try — and that was that.

Thanks to omnipresent reruns on Channel 5 in Washington, I would catch the show after school, after dinner, whenever. I knew I was totally hooked when the picture tube on our TV gave out but the...