Rare color footage of “I Love Lucy” taken by fan’s smuggled camera

We may be have more home viewing options than we currently know what to do with, but the original golden age of TV is still pretty mesmerizing. And fewer shows captured audiences quite like I Love Lucy.

In a recirculated video, we get a color glimpse at the iconic program thanks to one fan who snuck in a 8mm color video camera to the October 12, 1951 taping. How very clandestine.

The taping that night on Soundstage #2 of Desilu Studios in Hollywood was for the 6th episode of season one — “The Audition.”

Watch below for this rare glimpse at TV history: