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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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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