Lucy and Vivian's (who's visiting Lucy) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. They walk to a house down the road to see if they can call an auto club and the house is owned by none ... See full summary »

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Lucy and Vivian's (who's visiting Lucy) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. They walk to a house down the road to see if they can call an auto club and the house is owned by none other than Joan Crawford, the movie star. All her furniture has been sent out for cleaning, so Lucy and Viv think she's broke and try to raise money for the star. Written by steve-o

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26 February 1968 (USA)  »

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Sources say that Lucille Ball was not happy to make this episode, as guest star Joan Crawford was often drunk during rehearsals and filming, which lead to frequent arguments between the stars. See more »

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Mr Theodore J Mooney: Giving Joan food isn't enough. We need to find her a job so she can support herself.
Lucy Carmichael: I hadn't thought of that.
Mr Theodore J Mooney: And it has to be an acting job.
Vivian Bunson: What will we do?
Mr Theodore J Mooney: An acting job for Joan? I have a friend who has a little theater downtown.
Lucy Carmichael: I'll write a play for her!
Mr Theodore J Mooney: Oh, please, she's in trouble enough now.
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References The Flying Nun (1967) See more »

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"The Lost Star" is apt...Crawford in a fog
2 October 2015 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Terrible sixth season episode of the long-running "The Lucy Show" has Lucy and Viv beset with car trouble and stranded on the roadside; Lucy convinces a grumbling Viv to walk two miles to the nearest house to use the phone (I hope their heels held up!), only to find out it's the home of movie star Joan Crawford. Since La Crawford is having her house redone, there's no furniture downstairs, leading the girls to believe she's fallen on hard times. It's tough deciding which is worse here: the flimsy premise, the second-half featuring the cast (plus Joan!) putting on a musical show for charity, or Crawford's slurring, stupefied performance. The fashion runway costumes (particularly Vivian Vance's coat in the last scene) are far too extravagant for a program like this, and Lucy never gets a funny line--those are all given to Gale Gordon.


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