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

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Lucy decides that she needs to go back to work. After hiring Ethel to take care of her home and Ricky, she heads off to a job interview with Paul Douglas. The laughs start with the interview and keep going as Lucy appears live on Paul Douglas's new morning show. Although 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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13 April 1959 (USA)  »

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One of Paul Douglass's last appearances. He died of a heart attack six months after the airing. See more »

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Lucy Ricardo: [Lucy decides she wants to get a job, so she consults the want-ads] Hey, here's something: 'Broadway producers looking for experienced dancers up to the age of twenty-five.'
Ethel Mertz: So?
Lucy Ricardo: I've had years of experience.
Ethel Mertz: They mean dancing, not years of experience being twenty-five.
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Lucy remembers her audition tricks in this episode
13 April 2009 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

This episode of "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour," while not one of the best remembered, does have its great moments. The best sequence occurs when Lucy is in the outer office of Paul Douglas, hoping to audition for the part of his new "Girl Friday" on his TV show. A collection of models enters to audition for the same part (one of the models is the stunning Joi Lansing) and Lucy attempts to emulate each girl's particular attribute: cleavage, long legs, classy chignon hairstyle, etc. Fans may remember Lucy did this same thing in a first season episode of "I Love Lucy" when she's auditioning to play Sally Sweet in the Cuban Pete sketch, and she tries emulating the other showgirls auditioning. Her comic timing and reactions are still on target and very funny in this later episode.


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