"Be a Pal"

(Episode #3)

OAD: October 22, 1951 - CBS Television Network

FILMED: Friday, September 21, 1951 - General Service Studios

PREMISE: Lucy fears that husband Ricky is losing interest in her. A self-help book ("How to Keep the Honeymoon from Ending") suggests a wife in her position surround her spouse with things that remind him of his childhood. Suddenly the Ricardo apartment looks like Havana North.

GUEST CAST: Richard Reeves (Hank); Tony Michaels (Charlie)

MUSIC: "Mama Yo Quiero"


This episode included Lucy's wacky impression of the Arnazes' good friend, Carmen Miranda.

When Desilu filmed the show on September 21, many celebrity guests were on hand to watch the fun. In the audience that night were Rosalind Russell and her husband Fred Brisson, who posed for the cameras after the show with Desi and Lucy. Both ladies, of course, would later entertain us as the irrepressible Auntie Mame...

Also on hand was Vivian Vance's friend from Broadway, actress Theresa Wright.

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