Lucy is a Kangaroo for a Day


Lucy is a Kangaroo for a Day

The Lucy Show

Lucy needs money to buy her son a bicycle for his birthday, so Mr. Barnsdahl arranges for her to be a temporary secretary in Manhattan.

Her unfamiliarity with modern, electric equipment soon turns the office into a shambles. She has disastrous contact with the electric pencil sharpener, the water cooler, and the electric typewriter. As a last chance, her exasperated employer sends her out on an errand to deliver contracts.

With extra time, she goes to pick out the bicycle, but her dress gets caught in an elevator and unravels destroying her dress in the process. Not wanting to deliver contracts in her unmentionables, Lucy has to borrow a kangaroo costume to make her delivery.

Special Notes: Notice Majel Barett as the secretary Lucy replaces, she will soon gain television immortality as Nurse Chapel on Star Trek (1966-69). The entire bit where Lucy's knitted suit unravels is taken from the script outline for "Lucy Goes to Broadway" (1961), which was never produced. This is the first appearance of Sid Gould (the waiter), he is Gary Morton's cousin, and becomes a staple of Lucille's shows for the next fifteen years. While he never has a large part, almost every waiter, bell captain, or bit character on Lucille's series will be played by Sid.

Episode #7
Season #1 (1962-63)

Aired: November 12, 1962

Jack Donohue (Director),
Desi Arnaz (Executive Producer),
Bob Carroll Jr. (Writer),
Madelyn Davis (Writer),
Bob Weiskopf (Writer),
Bob Schiller (Writer)

Supporting Cast:
Charles Lane (Mr. Barnsdahl),
Majel Barrett (Miss Massey),
Norman Leavitt (Clerk),
Sid Gould (Maitre d'),
John McGiver (Mr. Irwin)