Which came first: I Love Lucy or these household products?

Were these things introduced before or after the iconic sitcom’s 1951 premiere?

Images: Mars / Tupperware / STC

Because of the iconic status and ongoing popularity of I Love Lucy, it’s easy to forget just how long ago the show first went on the air. It premiered in 1951, years before cars had seatbelts or telephones had buttons.

But some common products we still know today were introduced before Lucille Ball created her groundbreaking sitcom. Can you guess which came first—  I Love Lucy or these household items?

  1. Which came first: I Love Lucy or the Slinky?
    Image: James Industries
  2. Which came first: I Love Lucy or the first diet soft drink No-Cal?
    Image: Kirsch Beverages
  3. Which came first: I Love Lucy or M&M's candy?
    Image: Mars
  4. Which came first: I Love Lucy or Barbie dolls?
    Image: Mattel
  5. Which came first: I Love Lucy or the wireless TV remote?
  6. Which came first: I Love Lucy or aerosol spray?
    Image: Gulf
  7. Which came first: I Love Lucy or transistor radios?
    Image: STC
  8. Which came first: I Love Lucy or duct tape?
  9. Which came first: I Love Lucy or Tupperware?
    Image: Tupperware
  10. Which came first: I Love Lucy or Velcro?
    Image: Meis

Which came first: I Love Lucy or these household products?

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Lacey 19 hours ago
8/10 Surprised I knew how recent Transistors were but did not know Tupperware.
Lacey 14 days ago
8/10 I got it right, but it is hard to believe Lucy is older than Transistor radios.
AgingDisgracefully 14 days ago
Lucy came first.
"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" followed soon after.
UTZAAKE 16 days ago
6/10. 1, 2, 8 and 9.
2. Northern California diet soft drink?
8. Red Green.
10. David Letterman.
Runeshaper 17 days ago
You got 9 out of 10 = WOOHOO!!

Breathe a sigh of relief, you did great!
John 18 days ago
9/10. Miscalculated only on the Tupperware question.
idkwut2use 18 days ago
7. As a 33-y/o mostly taking educated guesses, I’ll take it.
Filmnoirfan 18 days ago
8/10 - a degree of respectability
ELEANOR 19 days ago
Since I am the same age as Little Ricky the theme song is drilled into my soul.
teire 19 days ago
8/10. Looks like Lucy is disappearing from 6:30 a.m. as My Three Sons shifts to that slot, making way for Toon in With Me starting at 7 weekday mornings. Gilligan returns to Sunday afternoons I think.
AllisonWunderland teire 18 days ago
Thank you for the heads up about Lucy 😉...Also noticed we're losing Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. Sooooo glad I recorded them 🤗😎
Lantern teire 18 days ago
Glad I've got the entire I Love Lucy series on DVD.
Wiseguy teire 13 days ago
Decades shows I Love Lucy every weekday (2 episodes).
teire Wiseguy 13 days ago
I miss Decades, especially the weekend binges, my cable company no longer carries it.
Wiseguy teire 12 days ago
Surprised to see MeTV still showing the Gilligan's Island promos ("Three-Hour Tour") with Dawn Wells.
Jeremy 19 days ago
All I missed was Slinky and Tupperware!
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