I Love Lucy

Season 2 Episode 17

Lucy's Showbiz Swan Song

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 22, 1952 on CBS
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Lucy's Showbiz Swan Song
Despite her pregnancy, Lucy wants to appear in Ricky's Gay Nineties revue at the Tropicana. After a disastrous audition, Lucy disguises herself and sneaks into the barbershop quartet number, and then proceeds to ruin it.

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  • Lucy wants to be part of the act before she has to stopped and be an mother to an child.

    Lucy asked Ricky if she could be part of the show.Ricky of course say no.She told him that it would be her last time,that she would ever do it because now that she's an mother.She wont be back in public.This as her last good bye.Which made Ricky thrill.When Ricky,Ethel,and Fred decided to do an barber shop quatat.With Lucy singing badly.They hire George Watson,to sing with them.Unfortunelly Lucy has something on her sleeve.She start to sing as well.However the others try to put shaving cream in her mouth to keep her quiet and not to sing.This was an funny episode.This made me really laughed even at the end.When she finally did sing.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: If you look closely enough during Lucy and Ethel's song and dance you will see Lucille Ball pulling the string on her bloomers drop on cue.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Lucy: (singing) I was strolling through the park one day, in the merry merry month of May! I was taken by surprise . . . (looks at Ricky) by a pair of roguish eyes...
      Ricky: (singing) And you can put that parasol away, bom bom!

  • NOTES (4)

    • The sketch showing Pepito the Clown and the Christmas tag scene from the previous year were edited in because the show was running too short.

    • William Frawley was the first singer to record "Carolina In The Morning".

    • In the movie, Monster in Law, when Jennifer Lopez is flipping through the channels on her television, she stops at the barber shop number in this episode.

    • Music performed on this episode included "Carolina in the Morning", "Strolling Through the Park", "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "Goodnight Ladies", and "Sweet Adeline".