If you have been on Google today you will have noticed their doodle in honor of the 100th anniversary of Lucille Ball’s birth.
I am delighted that Google saw fit to pay tribute to a trailblazing comedienne and a television pioneer. But at the same it makes their decision not to honor the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth all the more glaring. After all, Ball and Reagan were not only contemporaries but friends.
When Reagan was Governor of California he recorded a tribute to Lucille Ball which was played to her during an appearance on the Merv Griffin Show. Here’s The Gipper sharing his thoughts about Lucille Ball with Mike Wallace after she passed away in 1989.
To paraphrase Ricky Ricardo, “Google has got some “splaining” to do.”