Lucy Makes Curtis Byte the Dust


Lucy Makes Curtis Byte the Dust

(featuring Lucille Ball and Gale Gordon)

Life With Lucy

Lucy and Curtis are taking inventory at M&B Hardware, which proves to be a burden. Inspired by Becky's Barbie Computer, Lucy decides to lease a computer to speed up the tedious inventory process.

Lucy and Leonard update the new computer with all of M&B's Inventory from their manual lists and Leonard throws out the old lists. As Lucy sticks on notes to the Computer with magnets, she reads the note about keeping magnets away from the computer. This causes all the inventory to be wiped out and they must enter it all manually once again.

As if this was not enough, a sticky number one key causes Lucy to order 111 Lawn Mowers. When she stops payment to the bank on this mistaken order, she types in the reason for the stop payment as "CM Deceased". The Bank now believes Curtis McGibbins is dead and posts his obituary in the local newspaper.

Lucy finally corrects everything and returns the computer. In the final scene, she brings in Rupert, the computer as an Assistant for Leonard.

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Special Notes: Note that the magnets are being attached to the monitor on the computer, which in the real world, would not have caused any harm.

Episode #6
Season #1 (1986)

Aired: November 1, 1986

Peter Baldwin (Director),
Gary Morton (Executive Producer),
Douglas S. Cramer (Executive Producer),
Aaron Spelling (Executive Producer),
Linda Morris (Writer),
Vic Rauseo (Writer)

Supporting Cast:
Dave Madden (Stanley Bigelow),
Billy Van Zandt (The Delivery Boy)