They Finally Replaced 'Scary Lucy' With A More Flattering Version In Lucille Ball's Hometown

August 8, 2016

In Lucille Ball's hometown of Celeron, NY, a statue was commissioned to honor the television star... but it was so bad it was dubbed "Scary Lucy."

scary lucy statue replaced
Katrina Fuller/Jamestown Post Journal via AP

Look at this thing!

scary lucy statue replaced
Katrina Fuller/Jamestown Post Journal via AP

After a Facebook campaign named "We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue" started getting national attention, Celeron Mayor Scott Schrecengost finally hired a sculptor to replace the unflattering version of Lucy.

scary lucy statue replaced
Katrina Fuller/Jamestown Post Journal via AP

On Saturday, Schrecengost and sculptor Carolyn Palmer unveiled the new bronze statue, which shows Ball in a polka-dot dress.

scary lucy statue replaced

Schrecengost added that "Scary Lucy" remains an attraction and will be given another spot in the park.

scary lucy statue replaced

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