The Indian Show


The Indian Show

I Love Lucy

Ricky believes Lucy's show business aspirations have ended now that she has assumed the role of mother, but it's not so. The moment she hears that Ricky is staging a new Indian show at the Tropicana, she, along with the stage-struck Mertzes, wants to be part of it.

Lucy reads up on the subject in a book, "Blood-Curdling Indian Tales", and is despondent when Ricky hires the Mertzes but not her. Nevertheless, Lucy manages to appear in the "By the Waters of Minnetonka" number by making a special deal with the regular performer, Juanita.

But who's caring for Little Ricky? Big Ricky wants to know. Lucy has the infant strapped to her back like a papoose all through the number.

Special Notes: When Lucy makes funny faces to make little Ricky laugh, as Ricky leaves the bedroom Lucy bends over the crib to calm the baby, you can see a toy doll in the crib in place of the real baby.

Bloopers: When Lucy arrives during rehearsal, after the lady sings in front of the moon, her and Ricky walk over to talk to Fred and Ethel by the table and the boom mic is visible that entire scene on the curtain behind them and you can see it move around.

Episode #59
Season #2 (1952-53)

Aired: May 4, 1953
Filmed: April 3, 1953
Rating: 63.8/90

Pass That Peace Pipe,
By the Waters of Minnetonka

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

Supporting Cast:
Jerry Hausner (Jerry)
Carol Richards (Juanita),
Richard J. Reeves (Indian #1),
Frank Gerstle (Indian #2)