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This is the only episode of the series to show scenes for the next episode, and it's interesting that the producers chose the I Love Lucy theme to score with these coming attractions.
This episode received two additional airings in the late '90s during Nick-at-Nite's "We Love Lucy" week.
John Ritter was one of Lucille's favorite stars to work with, and all week long on the set, she referred to herself as having "Ritter-itis."
Since Lucy appeared on the hourlong "The Best of Three's Company" episode, John Ritter returned the favor by appearing as a guest on her new series.
Lucille said in an interview that John Ritter was so funny on the show, she couldn't stop laughing and for only the third time in her career, she herself yelled "CUT" because she couldn't stop laughing.
The script for this episode is dated 7/30/86.
The script for this episode is dated 7/24/86.
The script for this episode is dated 9/17/86.
This is the best of the Life With Lucy episodes, and had the show continued, the producers were strongly considering making Audrey Meadows a regular on the show.
This is the last television appearance of Lucille Ball.
The script for this episode is dated 7/23/86.
The day this episode filmed, Aaron Spelling received word that the show had been canceled. Instead of telling Lucille himself, he had his assistant telephone Gary Morton, Lucy's second husband, with the news, and Gary withheld the news from Lucille until the filming was over. Lucille was devastated, and convinced that the public no longer wanted her. The failure of this series hurt her more than anything, but she was more hurt at the fact that all the cast and crew were out of a job.
This episode doesn't qualify as unaired since it was never filmed. A script for the 14th episode was written and handed out to the cast, but ABC canceled the series, so they never got to shoot it.
The script for this episode is dated 10/31/86.