Lucy Builds a Rumpus Room


Lucy Builds a Rumpus Room

The Lucy Show

When Lucy and Viv both invite dates over for a home cooked meal, they decide everyone should go out rather than argue as to who will have the use of the house. Unfortunately, both girls double-cross the other with plans to actually stay home. Lucy and Viv each sneak back home to fix meals for their dates.

It is finally decided that the only long-term answer is to build separate areas to entertain dates. They go to work on turning the basement into an extra room for entertaining. Lucy wants to do the project herself but unfortunately, underestimated the strength of the glue they're using on the walls.

Special Notes: The episode that was originally meant to be shown "Lucy and Viv Fight Over Harry", was shut down during filming, due to production problems. This was the only episode of the series to be shut down. The rumpus room first appeared during the 1950's and 1960's and was usually built in the basement where kids or teenagers and friends could play or hang out away from the other rooms in the house.

Bloopers: After Lucy and Viv glue on the first piece of wall paneling, the camera angle changes and there is a second piece of paneling glued next to it.

Episode #11
Season #1 (1962-63)

Aired: December 10, 1962

Jack Donohue (Director),
Desi Arnaz (Executive Producer),
Bob Carroll Jr. (Writer),
Madelyn Davis (Writer),
Bob Weiskopf (Writer),
Bob Schiller (Writer)

Supporting Cast:
Dick Martin (Harry Connors),
Don Briggs (Eddie Collins),
Chris Warfield (Dr. Rudy Warren),
Jim Boles (Delivery Man)