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This chapter analyzes the postmortem coverage of Lucille Ball that conjoins her with ex-husband and costar Desi Arnaz as a star couple who were central to the development of the situation comedy as a television genre and the meaning of family in postwar America. This recycling was first used in promotions for I Love Lucy and has become more characteristic of Ball’s recycling in the years since her death, as television institutions and texts, as well as its critics and commentators, have become more self-conscious about the medium’s history and its place in American cultural and family life. This chapter...

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