Lucy and Viv Open a Restaurant


Lucy and Viv Open a Restaurant

The Lucy Show

Lucy talks Viv into dipping into her nest egg and investing in a small local restaurant that is for sale. Remodeling seems to have no effect on the success of the eatery. Unable to attract even a single customer, they fail miserably as a gypsy tea room and as a Colonial American themed restaurant. No matter how they redecorate the place, it is a total flop.

Finally, When Mr. Mooney learns a highway will be built nearby, he suddenly is interested and makes an offer to become a partner. Unfortunately, the blasting for the highway shakes the building and ruins any chance for a partnership.

Special Notes: This story resembles one from I Love Lucy, episode #68, "The Girls Go Into Business," where Lucy and Ethel buy a woman's dress shop that in turn becomes involved in a potentially much bigger real estate deal.

Bloopers: Viv says they started to live together six years ago but earlier in episode #42, "The Loophole in the Lease," Lucy said they had lived together for 5 years.

Episode #50
Season #2 (1963-64)

Aired: February 17, 1964

Jack Donohue (Director),
Bob Carroll Jr. (Writer),
Madelyn Davis (Writer),
Bob Weiskopf (Writer),
Bob Schiller (Writer)

Supporting Cast:
Jack Albertson (Herbert, the Waiter),
Kathleen Freeman (Olga, the Cook),
Alan Hewitt (Dutton),
Benny Rubin (Mr. Smith),
Jay Ose (Mr. Jones),
Sid Gould (Mailman),
James Gonzales (Dinner Guest),
William Meader (Dinner Guest)