‘WandaVision’: 1 Aspect of Wanda and Vision’s Marriage Was Seen On ‘I Love Lucy’
WandaVision just ended, and Marvel fans absolutely loved its nine episode season, despite how arguably short it was.
While at its core, the show was about Wanda treating her trauma with some much-needed self-care, that’s probably not what people will remember about it. After all, Marvel advertised the show as being a parody of sitcoms, and the filmmakers went to great lengths to make those sitcom scenes not just possible, but actually really good. Indeed, many aspects of the show were taken straight from some of America’s most popular sitcoms.
Here’s a look at just one aspect of WandaVision that came straight out of I Love Lucy.
‘WandaVision’ is very unique for Marvel
While the MCU is undoubtedly one of the biggest franchises in the world, it has its critics. One of the most common critiques about the MCU is about how bland the movies are. Whether those criticisms are valid or not, Marvel took it personally and made WandaVision weird and wonderful.
Without explaining much, the show simply premiered as if it was a sitcom from the 1950s, and Marvel even took time to make some fake commercials, too. Eventually, Marvel explained what was actually happening, but until that happened, fans were simply enjoying Wanda and Vision’s sitcom life.
This was a fun experience for a lot of reasons. Off the bat, even compared to the movies, the show spent more time on the comedic aspects of the MCU. Plus, fans loved seeing the actors do more acting than just being superheroes or supervillains.
Where the actors got their inspiration
And, like BuzzFeed wrote, both the actors and the filmmakers took a lot of inspiration from the TV shows that they were parodying. This was probably funnier for fans in the later episodes when the show started making fun of modern sitcoms that most viewers have actually seen. For instance, like BuzzFeed said, in episode seven, Vision seemed to be paying homage to The Office when he made a Jim Halpert face.
Episode seven also clearly referenced another popular modern show, Modern Family. Wanda was being interviewed by a TV crew, and she was answering questions like Claire from Modern Family would. In fact, Julie Bowen, who played Claire, even gave a shout out to WandaVision for how well the show paid homage to Modern Family, according to BuzzFeed.
The older references, however, probably went over many Marvel fans’ heads, mostly because most Marvel fans probably haven’t watched those older sitcoms. One of the more obvious references came from I Love Lucy.
‘WandaVision’: Separate beds in the same room
Like BuzzFeed wrote, in episode two, Wanda and Vision are in their bedroom, but despite being married, they sleep in separate beds. The same thing happened in the first season of I Love Lucy, as Lucy and Ricky also slept in separate beds despite being married. But of course, just like in WandaVision, this arrangement doesn’t last, and it doesn’t take long before they push their beds together so they can be together.
However, unlike I Love Lucy, after Wanda and Vision pushed their beds together, it doesn’t take long before they realize that their life isn’t a comedic sitcom like I Love Lucy. At the end of the episode, a mysterious beekeeper climbed up from a manhole down the street, and then Wanda simply said “No.” She used her magic to rewind the sitcom, and then she and Vision returned to their happy and idyllic life.
Due to this sequence of events, Marvel fans were able to get two things from this episode. First, the filmmakers and the actors did a great job paying homage to those old sitcoms. And secondly, something was very wrong in Westview, and fans just had to stick around and find out about it.