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New statue replaces 'Scary Lucy' in Lucille Ball's hometown

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Lucille Ball's hometown of Celoron, New York, has finally replaced a statue that became known as "Scary Lucy," with a more flattering one to properly honor the late red-haired comedienne. 

The previous statue depicted Ball holding a bottle of the fictional nutrition elixir Vitameatavegamin from the 1952 "I Love Lucy" episode "Lucy Does a TV Commercial," according to CNN. 

Although the "scary" statue became a tourist attraction, residents wanted a statue that looked more like the late actress and less like the snake from "Beetlejuice." 

Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost and sculptor Carolyn Palmer unveiled the new statue Saturday on what would have been the  actress' 105th birthday. 

The statue depicts Ball in a polka-dotted dress, holding a purse and wearing heels. 

"She is 100 percent bronze. She is 750 pounds and the pedestal is maybe another 750 pounds, so she's not going anywhere!" Palmer told CNN. "I pretty much put my all in her and I am very happy."

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