"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"






Notes:

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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