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Lucy Calls the President (1977)

After Indiana housewife Lucy Whittaker (Lucille Ball) calls the White House to discuss a housing project, she finds herself making preparations for the President to visit her home for ... See full summary »

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Marc Daniels
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Lucy Whittaker
Vivian Vance ... Viv
Gale Gordon ... Omar Whittaker
Mary Wickes ... Millie Baker
Mary Jane Croft ... Midge Bowser
James Brodhead James Brodhead ... Mayor Wally Bowser (as James E. Broadhead)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Allen ... Self
Lillian Carter ... Self (President Jimmy Carter's Mother)
Joey Forman ... Secret Service Agent Thatcher
Ed McMahon ... Floyd Whittaker
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Secret Service Agent Stockley
John William Young John William Young ... TV Director (as John Young)
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After Indiana housewife Lucy Whittaker (Lucille Ball) calls the White House to discuss a housing project, she finds herself making preparations for the President to visit her home for dinner. Calamity and comedy follows as Lucy frantically prepares for the momentous event with the eager support of family, friends and neighbors. The special is capped with a surprise cameo appearance.

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Trivia

Although the initial guest list numbers 11, Omar invites his bridge partner Martha Rudy. Viv invites her husband Leonard and his mother. Aunt Millie invites her brother Wilbur, Aunt Beatrice, and the Reverend Harris and his wife. Mayor Bowser invites the four Bundy city councilmen and their wives. This brings the total to 26 (if Lucy remembers to include her husband Floyd). Later, Agent Thatcher announces the total guests has increased to 42. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy tires to remove her noisy necklaces during the interview with Steve Allen, the letters on the chains are "L" and "M" for Lucille Morton (Ball's married name). See more »

Quotes

Lucy Whittaker: [on the phone with President Carter] How would you feel if somebody tore down Amy's tree house?
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Connections

Featured in Dinah!: Dinah and the First Ladies (1977) See more »

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Hail to the Chief
Written by James Sanderson
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I remember this
17 October 2003 | by joserusSee all my reviews

I do remember this TV movie just a little. Commenting on the other reviewer, on thing that I do remember about this show is the joke about the hors d'oeuvres. Mary Jane's character had made 50 deviled eggs that she was setting out for the president who was coming over. Vivian Vance went up to the tray and ate one as Mary Jane panicked and told her that each one represented a state and she had just eaten Kansas. Vivian Vance replied "for heaven's sake, I just ate my home state!" I didn't really get most of the jokes being just ten years old, but I do remember my grandmother laughing a lot.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lach' mit Lucille Ball: Ein ganz besonderer Gast zum Dinner See more »

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