The Lucy Show

Season 6 Episode 16

Lucy and Viv Reminisce

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Jan 01, 1968 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When Lucy breaks a leg falling out of bed, Mr. Mooney sends for her old pal Viv Bunson to come west and be her nurse during recovery. The two chat about old adventures, leading to a clips from earlier episodes including installing a TV antenna, using stilts to get into bunk beds, and getting trapped in the rapidly-filling shower. Viv suffers her own injury and the gals talk about how much they mean to each other as new nurse Mooney brings them lunch.moreless

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  • I first saw this episode when it originally aired on January 1, 1968. I was almost 9 years old. The funniest clips were - Lucy walking on stilts to get into the bunk bed - Installing a shower - Putting up a TV antenna. A wonderful collection of clips.moreless

    Every Lucy fan will love this clip filled episode of some of the funniest stunts Lucy ever performed on TV. Viv comes to visit Lucy to be her nurse after Lucy breaks her leg. The 2 ladies reminisce about all their funny adventures together when they shared a house during the first 3 seasons. When you watch Lucy perform these wild stunts you will see why she was called the QUEEN OF Comedy. This should have been a 1 hour episode to include more clips. I can't wait for season 6 to be released on DVD so I can see this. The clips come one right after another as Viv reminds Lucy of all the crazy things they did together. Every clip is an absolute joy to watch. And you will love watching every minute of this wonderful flash back episode.moreless
Gale Gordon

Gale Gordon

Theodore J. Mooney (1963-1968)

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

Lucy Carmichael

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Cheapskate Mooney sends Viv a ticket to travel 3000 miles to come and nurse Lucy. It's a bus ticket!

    • Goof: Viv walks into the kitchen and there's the crashing sound of her falling through the linoleum floor. The sound effect was added too soon as her shadow reveals she's still walking nonchalantly across the room.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Lucy: I was trying to say the nicest thing possible to the nicest gal I know.
      Viv: Oh, Lucy, I know what you mean. And I feel exactly the same way about you.
      Lucy: I'm glad you do. And even though we live on opposite sides of the country, I'll always feel very close to you.
      Viv: I feel the same way exactly.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In leiu of an official "final episode", Lucille opted to do a clip show during this second half of the final season. Almost all the scenes, highlighting Lucy and Viv's misadventures, are from the first season.

    • During the filming of this episode, Vivian Vance improvised one of her lines by responding "Sensible My Ass!" to Lucy's claim that she had a sensible reason for all the crazy things she's ever done. Although the take wasn't used, it can be seen on one of the "Lucy Blooper Reels" featureed on the Here's Lucy box set.