Lucy Becomes a Sculptress


Lucy Becomes a Sculptress

I Love Lucy

No child should grow up without an artistic influence in his life, so Lucy looks into some possibilities at a local art supply shop. William Abbott, who runs the store, leads her to believe she has an incredible sculpting talent and fast-talks her into buying fifty pounds of modeling clay.

Ricky and the Mertzes don't think much of Lucy's new leanings and after an ill-fated modeling stint by Fred, they insist she give up the art because it is obvious she has no talent. Better to prove his point, Ricky informs her that he is bringing home an art critic, and if he judges her work to be less than promising, she must give it up entirely.

In retaliation, Lucy consults a book that describes how to make a plaster mold of one's head, and hence, a perfect replica. When this method fails, she simply encases her head in a thin layer of clay and becomes her own "bust."

Mr. Harvey, the critic from the Times, arrives and is ecstatic over Lucy's "talent". In fact, he wishes to purchase the sculptured head for five hundred dollars. But when he proceeds to remove the bust off the table, Lucy lets out a shriek, and Harvey rushes out mumbling under his breath.

Special Notes: The pictures that Lucy shows Ricky at the beginning of the episode are real pictures of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. This episode is based on lucy's radio show, My Favorite Husband, Episode #99, "Liz Becomes a Sculptress".

Episode #50
Season #2 (1952-53)

Aired: January 12, 1953
Filmed: November 7, 1952
Rating: 66.6/88

William Asher (Director),
Jess Oppenheimer (Producer),
Bob Carroll Jr. (Writer),
Madelyn Davis Pugh (Writer)

Supporting Cast:
Shepard Menkin (William Abbot),
Leon Belasco (Clerk),
Paul Harvey (Mr. Harvey)