"The Diet"

(Episode #4)

OAD: October 29, 1951 - CBS Television Network

FILMED: Friday, September 28, 1951 - General Service Studios

PREMISE: Ricky needs a new singer/dancer for his nightclub act -- and Lucy wants to audition. Ricky agrees to hire her -- if she can fit into the existing costume.

GUEST CAST: Marco Rizo (piano player)

MUSIC: "Cuban Pete/Sally Sweet"


Lucy and Desi had performed "Cuban Pete/Sally Sweet" in their real-life 1950 vaudeville act.

This was one of the few episodes of "I Love Lucy" in which Lucy Ricardo was allowed to perform well -- without "messing up." Her "flub" this time was to starve herself into malnutrition!

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