This picture is from one of my favorite episodes, "The Diet". Lucy realizes she has put on 22 pounds since she married Ricky. Lucy finds out that a singer in Ricky's Tropicana nightclub act is getting married and will be quitting the show. Lucy wants the job of course. The next day she auditions as Lucy MacGillicuddy. Ricky will let her have the part if she can fit into the size 12 gown. Lucy tries everything to lose the 22 pounds in four days. In a funny scene she wrestles with the Mertzes'dog Butch for a scrap of meat. She resorts to a "human pressure cooker", finally weighing in at 120 pounds. Ricky sings "Cuban Pete" and Lucy sings "Sally Sweet". After the show she collapses due to malnutrition. The songs were featured in the Arnazes' 1950 vaudeville tour and the subsequent I Love Lucy pilot.
In the episode "Lucy is Envious". Lucy's ex-schoolmate Cynthia, is collecting money for charity. Lucy is informed that a mutual friend "gave six". Lucy tells Cynthia to put her down for "five". Lucy is shocked to learn that her "five" is really five hundred dollars. Proud Lucy decides to earn the necessary cash. Ethel sees an advertisement that Al Barton needs two brave women for a publicity stunt involving a new movie "Women from Mars". The salary is five hundred dollars. Lucy and
Ethel take the job. They dress in martian drag and "invade" the top of the Empire State Building. The stunt makes the headlines and Lucy gets the five hundred dollars she needs.
Adamson's lyrics to I Love Lucy:
Verse: Theres's a certain couple that I know.
They're strictly love birds. A pair of turtle dove birds. He's a guy who wants the world to know, So ev'ry day you'll hear him say:
Chorus: I love lucy and she loves me.
We're as happy as two can be. Sometimes we quarrel but then how we love making up again. Lucy kisses like no one can. She's my missus and I'm her man. And life is heaven you see, 'Cause I love Lucy, Yes, I love Lucy And Lucy loves me.
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