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Original Air Date:
11 February 1968 (Season 1, Episode 22)
Eve agrees to be a temp at Herb's office which naturally means Kaye has to help out also. Before long Roger, Jerry, Suzie have all stopped by and have turned the office into utter chaos, potentially ruining Herb's impending business deal. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Eve Arden ... Eve Hubbard

Kaye Ballard ... Kaye Buell

Roger C. Carmel ... Roger Buell

Herbert Rudley ... Herb Hubbard
Jerry Fogel ... Jerry Buell

Deborah Walley ... Suzie Hubbard Buell

Jerome Cowan ... Mr. Hedges

Donna Loren ... Cindy Hedges

Jimmy Boyd ... Harold

Herb Vigran ... Judge

Jeff Donnell ... Elaine

Episode Crew
Directed by
Elliott Lewis 
Writing credits
Bob Carroll Jr. (creator) and
Madelyn Davis (creator)

Madelyn Davis (written by) &
Bob Carroll Jr. (written by) and
Bill O'Hallaren (written by) (as William O'Hallaren)

Produced by
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer
Elliott Lewis .... producer
Original Music by
Wilbur Hatch 
Cinematography by
Henry Freulich (director of photography)
Art Direction by
Howard Hollander 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Henderson  (as Marjorie M. Henderson)
Makeup Department
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist
Beth Langston .... hair stylist
Production Management
Douglas Hines .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Shyer .... assistant director (as Charles R. Shyer)
Art Department
Everett Israelson .... property master
Sound Department
Eldon Campbell .... sound engineer (as E.E. Campbell)
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Sousa .... camera coordinator
Music Department
Wilbur Hatch .... conductor
Ed. Norton .... music editor (as Ed Norton)
Other crew
Herbert Klynn .... title designer (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bob Carroll Jr.  creator
Madelyn Davis  creator

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The Lucy Show?, 26 December 2016
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

At his Los Angeles law offices, Herb's secretary is out sick. Eve (Eve Arden) arrives and persuades Herb (Herbert Rudley) she should serve as a temporary replacement. Very quickly, Kaye (Kaye Ballad) stops by and joins Eve in the office. The two women cause comic uproar and almost spoil a business deal. After lunching on Deviled eggs, Eve and Kaye allow Roger (Roger C. Carmel) to work in the office, too. He is unable to work at home without Kaye in the house. Naturally, Herb's office becomes a madhouse. In this episode, Eve and Kaye continue following Desi Arnaz and the series' writers (Bob Carroll Jr. and Madelyn Davis) "Lucy" antics. It's interesting to see them go for the concurrent "Lucy Show" situation, with each playing the ditsy secretary. Herb would have been great in the "Mr. Mooney" (Gale Gordon) role. Also, the Mothers-In-Law assist in the marriage of "Bachelor Father" boy Jimmy Boyd and "Dr. Pepper Girl" Donna Loren.

****** Herb's Little Helper (2/11/68) Elliott Lewis ~ Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard, Herbert Rudley, Roger C. Carmel

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