Lucy Meets the Moustache


Lucy Meets the Moustache

(featuring Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams)

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

When Ricky gets to feeling low because he hasn't had any TV or movie offers lately, Lucy and the Mertzes remember that Ernie Kovacs and his wife, Edie Adams, who live nearby, have their own television show.

Lucy plans an evening with the Kovacs, but Ernie winds up offering Little Ricky a job on his program instead of big Ricky. Lucy tries to persuade Kovacs to reconsider, but only makes a nuisance of herself as the comedian's chauffeur, and plans to talk him into giving Ricky a job.

Lucy picks up Ernie at the railroad station and is pleasantly surprised to see Ricky with him. The fellows have already gotten together on a deal. Edie, calling on the car phone, tips Lucy's cover - and the guys decide to teach the meddling redhead a lesson.

Special Notes: Dick Kallman was a member of Lucille Balls' acting workshop on the RKO/Desilu lot. He later starred in the NBC sitcom 'Hank'. While producing this final episode, tensions between Lucy and Desi were so high that they couldn't speak to each other without having loud arguments or shouting matches on set. They soon realized it would be best if they didn't speak directly to each other there and instead used surrogates to carry messages or questions back and forth. This allowed them time to calm down and stay in character when the script required them to act.

Filmed on March 3, 1960 Lucy started divorce proceedings the next day. In this final episode, Edie Adams chose to sing "That's All", later commenting that she personally chose the song, unaware of the Arnaz's marital problems or their pending divorce.

After wrapping up the final scene, Lucy and Desi are in tears, realizing that with the end of this show, their twenty-year marriage would also be ending.

Episode #13
Season #3 (1958-59)

Aired: April 1, 1960

That's All

Desi Arnaz (Director),
Bob Schiller (Writer),
Bob Weiskopf (Writer)

Guest Star:
Ernie Kovacs (Himself),
Edie Adams (Herself)

Supporting Cast:
Keith Thibodeaux (Little Ricky),
Paul Dubov (Crandall),
Norman Leavitt (Chauffeur),
Louis A. Nicoletti (Hotel Clerk),
Dick Kallman (Bellboy)