I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
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Mertz and Kurtz 

Lucy pretends to be Fred and Ethel's maid to impress Fred's old vaudeville partner.

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Lucy Ricardo
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Ricky Ricardo
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Ethel Mertz
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Stephen Wootton ...
Little Barney
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Lucy pretends to be Fred and Ethel's maid to impress Fred's old vaudeville partner.

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Comedy | Family

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11 October 1954 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Here we meet Barney Kurtz, Fred's old Vaudeville partner, and Lucy and Ethel recall the name of the act as "Laugh 'til it Hurts With Mertz and Kurtz". In I Love Lucy: The Ballet, Fred's old partner (unseen) is called Ted Kurtz, and he refers to the act as "Mertz and Kurtz, the Laugh Twins". (In the sketch Fred re-creates, he seems to capitalize on the similarity of the names, especially the first names - Fred/Ted, Freddie/Teddie, &c.) See more »

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Barney Kurtz: [two strangers meet in the Atlantic City sketch at the Tropicana] Well, hello!
Fred Mertz: Hello, stranger. Well, are you here for the convention?
Barney Kurtz: For the Dairyman's Convention.
Fred Mertz: Good for you. I'm from, uh, Wisconsin.
Barney Kurtz: And I am from Illinois, sir.
Fred Mertz: Good. That's a mighty nice part of the country.
Barney Kurtz: What hotel you stopping at?
Fred Mertz: Hotel? I'm only gonna be here three days!
[both laugh heartily]
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They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me
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Music by Fred Fisher
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
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