Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined


Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined

I Love Lucy

When Ricky brings home Bill Parker, a motion picture talent scout who happens to be casting "The Professor and the Co-ed", Lucy and the Mertzes break into a rip-roaring chorus of "There's No Business Like Show Business," hoping to get parts in the picture.

Parker suggests that Lucy practice the jitterbug and he'll be glad to audition her at Ricky's club the next evening. Arthur "King Cat" Walsh teaches Lucy the finer points of jitterbugging to a classic Benny Goodman number.

When Lucy notices that Ricky has another headache, she insists he see an eye doctor. When the doctor perceives that Lucy's eyes are the ones in need of care, he administers drops that will blur her vision for several hours.

Knowing of her imminent jitterbug audition, Lucy tries to knock out the drops from her eyes, but it doesn't work. Nonetheless, Lucy performs her number, and Fred and Ethel, bedecked in raccoon coats, sing "The Varsity Drag".

Special Notes: Ethel translates Variety headline - Parker Preps Prod for Pitts Preem - so Lucy can understand - Parker Prepares Production for Pittsburgh Premiere.

Episode #77
Season #3 (1953-54)

Aired: December 14, 1953
Filmed: November 12, 1953
Rating: 55.2/80

Stompin at the Savoy,
The Varsity Drag,
There's No Business Like Show Business

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

Supporting Cast:
Arthur Walsh (Himself),
Dayton Lummis (Bill Parker),
Shepard Menken (Eye Doctor)