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After Indiana housewife Lucy Whittaker (Lucille Ball) calls the White House to discuss a housing project, she finds herself making preparations for the President to visit her home for dinner. Calamity and comedy follows as Lucy frantically prepares for the momentous event with the eager support of family, friends and neighbors. The special is capped with a surprise cameo appearance.
Thankfully, I don't recall them as looking incredibly old, but they must have been. I also don't recall alot of applauding. The only reason I do remember it is because Sis pointed out that Mary Wickes from . . . was in it and she had never worked regularly with Ball. The only jokes I can recall, if you could call them jokes, was something about a tray of hors devoures and the couch collapsing when too many people sat on it. The running joke was for some reason Lucy would be getting a phone call from then President Jimmy Carter. In the end, she did get a phone call, but not from Jimmy.
She got a phone call from Miss LIllian Carter, Jimmy's mother. And the woman herself actually appeared, but in an obviously prerecorded scene that looked like Miss Lillian was in Georgia. Miss Lillian wasn't a natural actress, either by the way. Not the funniest piece in the world, but by this time Lucy had become very set in her ways, but a good nostalgic bit. If anyone should ever see it, expect an overload of Lucy and the seventies, like Nick at Nite.
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