The host for the episode is Desi Arnaz, and the musical guest is Desi Arnaz, Jr. The skits for this episode are as follows: President Ford receives a word-association test from his psychiatrist that ends with him falling over. Desi Arnaz gives his opening monologue, in which he thanks the cast for the special cigars they gave him. Prisoner Ruben Carter talks about how he gets recognized in prison now because of his National Express card. A man receives consoling from his friends when his 40th birthday doesn't go as he had hoped. Vampire Luciana Vermicelli shares her beauty tips. Desi Arnaz recites Jabberwocky in a very heavy Cuban accent. Desi and his son share some of the initial failed ideas that were proposed before "I Love Lucy" was picked up by the network. An extremely white man named Very White attempts to perform a love song in a soul club. A gangster's wife, named Lucy, gives her husband the wrong gun. Lucy shares some of her more extreme costume ideas with Ethel before ... Written by
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Did You Know?
During the "Weekend Update" coverage of the week's developments in the Patricia Hearst
trial, a clip of the Max Fleischer
cartoon Betty Boop's Trial
(1934) was passed off as an 'Artist's Rendering' of the action in the court. It is likely at least in part for copyright reasons relating to the showing of this cartoon that the entire edition of "Update" was left off this show when E! Entertainment Television aired it in the early 2000s; it was, however, included when aired in hour-long syndicated form in the 1980s. See more
Himself - Host
[during a reading of the Jabberwocky
Who the hell talks like this?
During the credits, Desi Arnaz leads a conga line and it has the entire studio so energized that after the end credits a message comes up saying: "Adjust your set if it will make you happy." See more
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