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The Lucy Show

Season 2 Episode 2

Kiddie Parties, Inc.

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Oct 07, 1963 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The high cost of their kids' birthday parties inspires Lucy and Viv's latest money-making scheme. They'll make easy money with their own children's party business. What can goes wrong does at their first event.

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  • Lucy and Viv set their goals on exploiting the children of the neighborhood by throwing them parties.

    An episode that should be required viewing on all college campuses. Can the viewer be anything but awed by this solid half hour of peerless acting and flawless writing, not to mention a multitude of subliminal inserts, both visual and audial? Hardly. Lucy seems almost in a rush to bypass the the carefully crafted 'lulls' and get to the wacky, and pregnant, 'hijinks'. With her glowing red-orange hair and bright blue eyeshadow she mugs her way through this farce as if she relied on Viv merely for dumb gaffes and juvenile mishaps. (Rumor has it that Lucy took some helium). Dated, sure, but there's no producer in Hollywood that would touch this stuff today, let alone watch it. I enjoyed it so much that I incorporated it in my short story, Kiddie Parties, Inc. Sound familiar? Watch for John Travolta among the kiddies. Ed Asner can be seen briefly behind the bushes as Lucy makes her famous balloon flight. I won't spoil the climax by mentioning it. Sublime.moreless
Lyle Talbot

Lyle Talbot

Mr. Sanford (as Mr. Stanford)

Guest Star

Jimmy Gaines

Jimmy Gaines

Tommy Sanford

Guest Star

Ronnie Dapo

Ronnie Dapo


Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Lucy come staggering in after floating away on the helium balloons)
      Lucy: Boy, this space travel sure isn't what it's cracked up to be!
      Viv: Are you alright?
      Lucy: Well, I think so. I got sorta being used to being up there. I even dozed off on my second orbit over Danfield.

    • (Lucy tells Viv she's in charge of pony rides)
      Viv: Lead a pony around the yard? There's ten kids! I bet I'll have to go around about a hundred times. They all want to ride on the pony
      Lucy: All right honey stop griping. You're lucky I didn't throw a saddle over you!

  • NOTES (0)