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21 November 1977 (USA) See more »
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[TV] Lucy Calls the President
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Lucille Ball ... Lucy Whittaker

Vivian Vance ... Viv

Gale Gordon ... Omar Whittaker

Mary Wickes ... Millie Baker
Mary Jane Croft ... Midge Bowser
James Brodhead ... Mayor Wally Bowser (as James E. Broadhead)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Allen ... Himself
Lillian Carter ... Herself (President Jimmy Carter's Mother)
Joey Forman ... Agent Thatcher

Ed McMahon ... Floyd Whittaker
Stack Pierce

John William Young ... TV Director (as John Young)

Directed by
Marc Daniels 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bob Carroll Jr. 
Madelyn Davis 

Produced by
Lucille Ball .... executive producer
Bob Carroll Jr. .... co-producer
Madelyn Davis .... co-producer
Gary Morton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Morton Stevens  (as Mort Stevens)
 
Production Design by
Don Roberts 
 
Art Direction by
Hub Braden (art direction)
 
Makeup Department
Irma Kusely .... hair stylist
 
Art Department
Jerry Esposito Jr. .... construction coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lola Bullion Chambers .... set costumer
 
Other crew
Keith McNulty .... cue cards
 

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Mary Jane Croft's final performance.See more »

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Believe it or not, I recall this program, 16 June 2001
Author: richard.fuller1

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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