The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: Season 2, Episode 4

Lucy Wants a Career (13 Apr. 1959)

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Lucy decides she must re-enter the workforce if she wants more spending money. Ethel stays behind to cook and clean for the Ricardo's and Lucy finds out how much has changed in the employment departments.


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Episode credited cast:
Richard Keith ...
Little Ricky Ricardo (as Little Ricky)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sue Casey ...
Miss Leg Girl
Lorraine Crawford ...
Miss Leg Girl #2
Sam Hearn ...
Miss Low Neck
Louis Nicoletti ...
Doris Packer ...
Larri Thomas ...
Miss Hairdo
Pierre Watkin ...
Mr. Robinson


Lucy decides that she needs to go back to work and after hiring Ethel to care of Ricky and her home she heads off to a job interview with guest star Paul Douglas. The laughs start with the interview and keep on going as Lucy goes on live television on Paul Douglas's new morning show. Even though Lucy screws up everything the show is a hit. She signs a long term contract much to the dismay of everyone she has left at home. Lucy must now decide how important going back to work really is. Written by Dutchcanuck

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Why is this last classic Lucy-Desi special not reviewed?
23 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After deciding to end "I Love Lucy" at its peak in the spring of 1957, Desi and Lucy opted for frequent hour-long specials centering around the same characters that made the original show such a blockbuster. These 13 shows were extremely popular with audiences but varied wildly in quality with "Lucy and Desi's Summer Vacation"(1959)with Ida Lupino and the last one "Lucy and the Mustache" (1960) with Ernie Kovacs very mediocre but this episode with Paul Douglas is a delight. Superb script has Lucy finally get that showbiz job this time as Douglas' weather girl on a morning TV show. It's an absolute hoot but obviously very few have seen it though it is on video from CBS(?).

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