Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
This week's recast challenge is an oldie but goodie that was a recent recast request. Sure, certain aspects of the 1950s TV hit "I Love Lucy" make me cringe now (Ricky's jokey little threats of physical abuse come to mind), but overall this classic is still entertaining and endearing. If you could recast this show today, which actors would you cast as Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that many of you will put Debra Messing in Lucy's role, which is certainly fitting (how many times has she gotten that comparison?), though I'm curious to see if anyone has other ideas as well.
Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, July 3, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,
Characters to recast:
Lucy (Lucille Ball)
Ricky (Desi Arnaz)
Ethel (Vivian Vance)
Fred (William Frawley)
The BuzzSugar t-shirt