Lucy's Impossible Mission


Lucy's Impossible Mission

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Lucy inadvertently gets trapped in a phone booth that has a secret spy recorder inside. She overhears the secret mission from the self-destructing recorder.

So an undercover government agency asks the Carter's to dress up as royalty to impersonate Middle Eastern potentates and help them trap the spies and to help retrieve the hidden microfilm.

Special Notes: Lucy's impersonation of a Middle Eastern royalty comes directly from I Love Lucy episode #31, "The Publicity Agent." This episode is actually a satire of Mission: Impossible, which aired from 1966-73 and originally produced by Desilu.

Writer Robert O'Brien pays homage to the source material for this episode's spoof in the names given the two IM Force agents. Geller is named for Bruce Geller, the creator of Mission: Impossible (1966), and Johnson is named for Bob Johnson, the actor who provided the "mystery voice" heard on each week's self-destructing tape.

Episode #6
Season #1 (1968-69)

Aired: October 28, 1968

Jack Donohue (Director),
Bob O'Brien (Writer)

Supporting Cast:
Richard Derr (Agent Geller),
Jack Collins (Agent Johnson),
Tim Herbert (Mahuli Omar),
Ray Kark (Proprietor),
Joseph Ruskin (Ambassador Korlik of the Slobtoni Embassy),
John J. Fox (Policeman),
Ken Drake (Butler),
Maxine Gates (Dowager)