OAD: May 12, 1952 - CBS Television Network
FILMED: Friday, April 4, 1952 - General Service Studios
Helpful Lucy thinks husband Ricky could use some added publicity in the society columns, so she poses as visiting royalty. She disguises herself as the Maharincess of Franistanand -- who has traveled halfway around the world just to see her singing idol, Ricky Ricardo... And believe it or not, the ploy works -- her arrival at the Tropicana in Middle-Eastern garb attracts the press, but after singing 25 songs (every other one "Bababu"), Ricky begins to catch on. He decides to turn the tables, and hopefully teach Lucy a lesson...
GUEST CAST: Peter Leeds (Reporter); Bennett Green (photographer); Richard J. Reeves and Gil Herman (henchmen)
MUSIC: "Babalu," and "I Get Ideas"
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