Lucy Makes a Hit with John Ritter


Lucy Makes a Hit with John Ritter

(featuring John Ritter)

Life With Lucy

John Ritter comes into the hardware store looking for antique door knobs, and Lucy almost cripples him with a series of accidents, advertantly injuring his hands and foot. Lucy takes him home to help him recuperate.

After the lead actress drops out of a play that John is starring in, Lucy gets a part in the play withJohn at the Pasadena Playhouse.

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Special Notes: Lucille really enjoyed working with Ritter, who is one of her favorites. All week long, she refered to herself as having "Ritter-it is". During the filming of the scene where she force-feeds him a concoction of tofu, wheat germ, and sauerkraut juice because of his hands being bandaged, Ritter ad-libs to her, "This is real sauerkraut juice!" His pained expression breaks Lucille up, and the scene had to be reshot. Lucille commented that this was only the third time in her entire career that she had to yell cut because she broke up laughing.

Episode #2
Season #1 (1986)

Aired: September 27, 1986

Peter Baldwin (Director),
Gary Morton (Executive Producer),
Douglas S. Cramer (Executive Producer),
Aaron Spelling (Executive Producer),
Bob Carroll Jr. (Writer),
Madelyn Davis (Writer)

Guest Star:
John Ritter (himself)

Supporting Cast:
Ruth Buzzi (Mrs. Wilcox),
Greg Mullavey (Randy),
Sally Kemp (Mary)