Unlike the film format of the day, TV audio recording wasn’t given much attention in 1962. This comes from a mono source, and suffers from rather strained dialogue and flat high end. While the episodes are free of distortion (popping and hissing included), they also offer little to discuss considering the source. This is adequate for the needs of the show.
CBS delivers an excellent set of extras spread across all four discs. A brief scrolling text message from CBS opens the first disc, moving into bonuses that typically fall into a few categories on each disc. A guest cast list provides various information on spot characters. Flubs are not outtakes, but various continuity errors that are quickly viewed through the menu.
Special footage includes promos and interviews (including an extended one with Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz), while broadcast elements includes opening and closings along with advertisements done by the cast. Production notes, newspaper clippings, and a photo gallery remain.
Vivian Vance would leave the show after the third season so she could be with her husband. The series remained near the top of the ratings chart until the end despite her departure, and its final season was its highest rated. It was dropped due an agreement in the sale of Desilu Productions to Gulf & Western in 1968.