Lucy's Show Biz Swan Song


Lucy's Show Biz Swan Song

I Love Lucy

After a little harmonizing, "Carolina in the Morning", Fred and Ethel are given the nod by Ricky to audition for his new Gay Nineties revue. Lucy, of course, also wants in, despite Ricky's insistence that the approaching stork should have dampened her show buz aspirations. Lucy: "Would you begrudge an expectant swan her song?"

At auditions the next day, Pepito, the Spanish Clown, performs his world-famous baby-crying act, and the lion tamer routine, and rides the world's tiniest bicycle. Next in line, according to agent Jerry is an act called "McGillicuddy and Mertz." Lucy and Ethel attempt "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" and are promptly rejected. Lucy: "What a lousy excuse he gave us." Ethel: "You mean telling us we stank?"

Ricky finally offers Fred and Ethel a chance to appear in the revue as one half of a barbershop quartet, along with him and George Watson. Lucy manages to get to Watson first and, hence, becomes the fourth member of the "Sweet Adeline" foursome, with typically chaotic results.

Special Notes: Pepito, the Clown also appeared in the "Lucy"pilot episode.

Bloopers: If you look closely enough during Lucy and Ethel's song and dance you will see Lucille Ball pulling the string on her bloomers drop on cue.

Episode #47
Season #2 (1952-53)

Aired: December 22, 1952
Filmed: October 17, 1952
Rating: 64.9/90

Carolina in the Morning,
Strolling Through the Park,
By the Light of the Silvery Moon,
Goodnight Ladies,
Sweet Adeline

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

Supporting Cast:
Jerry Hausner (Jerry),
Pepito Pérez (Pepito the Clown)