Lucy and Gleason play three married couples in three stories about married life. In "Herb and Sally" (20 minutes) Lucy and Jackie Gleason play Herb and Sally Wolbert, a middle-aged couple from Cleveland with grown children who are on a month-long vacation in Italy after 24 years of marriage. In "Fred and Rita" (5:30 minutes) Lucy and Gleason play banker Fred N. Schneider and homemaker Rita Fledgeman, a couple carrying on a discrete affair and trying to decide whether they should tell their spouses. In "Mike and Pauline" (24 minutes) Lucy and Gleason play a couple involved in a New Year's Eve family crisis as over-dominating parents are forced to recognize their college-aged children's independence.
Did You Know?
This was Lucille Ball's third prime time special after the end of "Here's Lucy" in 1974. The first two were "Happy Anniversary and Goodbye" and "Lucy Gets Lucky" nine months earlier. See more
When the waiter hands Herb the room service menu, it opens far enough to see that Jackie Gleason has his lines written on the inside. See more
I gave up a successful career to marry you!
You were a screw counter in a hardware store
I was learning the business.
References All Through the Night
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional tune, lyrics by Robert Burns
(uncredited) See more