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The Lucy Show

Season 5 Episode 13

Lucy and the Efficiency Expert

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Dec 12, 1966 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Efficiency expert Oliver Kasten takes over Mr. Mooney's office and commandeers his secretary, Lucy, turning her into his order-barking clone. When a major client wants a million dollar loan, Kasten and Lucy visit their assembly line and start making changes.

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    Gale Gordon

    Gale Gordon

    Theodore J. Mooney (1963-1968)

    Lucille Ball

    Lucille Ball

    Lucy Carmichael

    Phil Silvers

    Phil Silvers

    Oliver Kasten

    Guest Star

    Tol Avery

    Tol Avery

    Mr. Grantland

    Guest Star

    Mary Jane Croft

    Mary Jane Croft

    Mary Jane Lewis (1965-1968)

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: When Kasten and Lucy are reciting common sayings, Phil Silvers says one backwards saying "A penny earned is a penny saved."

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Lucy: (regarding the efficiency expert) Mr. Mooney...
        Mooney: Hum?
        Lucy: Are uh, are you afraid of him?
        Mooney: Afraid of him? Certainly not! I don't particularly like him. He reminds me of my wife.
        Lucy: Is she efficient, too?
        Mooney: No, she's bald.

      • Kasten: (to Lucy, thinking she's an efficient employee) Oh, I like your style, Red. You got a good career around here. (to Mooney) Mark my words, Mooney. This girl is going places!
        Mooney: Yes. And I'd like to tell her where.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Mr. Mooney, when referring to Kasten says, "He reminds me of a sergeant I once knew."  This is an allusion to the character, Sgt. Ernie Bilko played by Phil Silvers in the 1955-1959 CBS series "The Phil Silvers Show."  The 1996 theatrical movie, "Sgt. Bilko" was based on that series and starred Steve Martin in the title role.