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I Love Lucy: Season 2, Episode 4
The “Job Switching” episode of “I Love Lucy” is a classic. I did not have the time available in my public speaking classes to use this, but I did use it in interpersonal communication classes.
On the day set aside to review for the final exam, I would air the entire episode for the students. I would then break the students into groups and assign each group a topic from the course: gender communication, facework, nonverbal communication, etc. Each group then worked to find things from the episode that applied to something we had learned with that topic.
Each group would do a brief report at the end of class to review what we had learned in class on that topic and use examples from the video.
Bonus: The entire episode is currently available for free from CBS at the link above.