The Big Game


The Big Game

(featuring O.J. Simpson)

Here's Lucy

Harry is president of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. He arranges for football star O.J. Simpson to be the guest speaker at a luncheon planned by Lucy, Mary Jane, and himself.

O.J. gives Harry two hard-to-get tickets to the game, which Harry then sells for $50 to a friend. Simpson returns, and gives Lucy a parking pass and another two tickets. Harry decides he will scalp these extra tickets, and gets himself arrested for ticket scalping.

Special Notes: Lucille is reading from cue cards by this time and gets a great deal of help from Gale and Mary Jane. Watching this show in hindsight makes for an eerie experience as a young O.J. Simpson, still a football star with the Buffalo Bills, talks poetically about his first wife, Marguerite and their children.

Episode #122
Season #6 (1973-74)

Aired: September 17, 1973

Coby Ruskin (Director),
Bob O'Brien (Writer)

Guest Star:
O.J. Simpson (Himself)

Supporting Cast:
Mary Jane Croft (Mary Jane),
James Brodhead (Tilford),
Tom Kelly (Announcer),
Cliff Norton (Detective Billy),
Al Checco (Detective Bobby),
Sid Gould (1st Man),
Frank Coghlan (Fan #1),
Robert Foulk (Fan #2),
Robert Foulk (Policeman),
Eugene Molnar (Student Usher)