"Lucy's Show Biz Swan Song"

(Episode #52)

OAD: December 22, 1952 - CBS Television Network

FILMED: Friday, October 17, 1952 - General Service Studios

PREMISE: With the baby coming, Lucy's given up her plans to break into show business -- or has she? When she learns Ricky's staging a Gay '90s Revue at the club, she decides to audition.

GUEST CAST: Jerry Hausner (Jerry, the agent); Pepito (clown)

MUSIC: "Carolina in the Morning," "Strolling Through the Park," "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," "Goodnight, Ladies," "Sweet Adeline"


Unlike most Lucy episodes, which tended to run longer than the prescribed 25-30 minute running time, this show actually ran short -- by 3-4 minutes. Desi Arnaz immediately called his old friend Pepito, the Spanish Clown, and asked him to do a short routine that could be edited into the audition scenes of this show. (This extra scene was filmed November 7, the night "Lucy Becomes a Sculptress" was produced.)

To further fill the show, the Santa Claus/Christmas routine from 1951 was added onto the end. (See: Episode #11 - "Drafted" - for complete details.)

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