I Love Lucy: Season 3, Episode 29

Tennessee Ernie Hangs On (10 May 1954)

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Lucy pretends she and Ricky have gone broke to get Tennessee Ernie Ford to leave.



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Lucy pretends she and Ricky have gone broke to get Tennessee Ernie Ford to leave.

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Per the title, Tennessee Ernie Ford was an actor and singer who enjoyed success in the country & western, pop and gospel musical genres. See more »


Theme From 'I Love Lucy' (Instrumental)
Written by Eliot Daniel
Performed by Wilbur Hatch and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra
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My title, for this show's 2-part program is "The Naive Native", Part 2 of 2.
8 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I promised, (in Tennessee Ernie Visits & Part 1 of 2) I will leave a comment here, on its conclusion & second half. My favorite parts of "Tennessee Hangs On", are when Ricky Ricardo bought a bus ticket to Bent Fork, Tennessee, and Lucy got Ernie to find it, Ernie then apparently gave it to a total stranger, in which caused "Ricky Ricardo" to weep, about his attempted trick, and it BACKFIRED! more than any other is the concluding song, when Tennessee Ernie Ford, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley, Vivian Vance & Lucille Ball sang together as a 5-part quintet and all five were very musical. This is the only time, that I know of that "Lucy Ricardo" was NOT OFF KEY! In Sincerest Honesty. 63x927is58401.

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