TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.
The full names of Fred and Ethel are Frederick Hobart Mertz and Ethel Louise Roberta Mae Potter Mertz. (Ethel's middle names, Louise, Roberta and Mae, are 'collected' from several episodes, never used all together; Potter was Ethel's maiden name.)
Rome wasn't built in a day.
Fred Mertz: Well, Rome wasn't built like you either.
While Lucy is somewhat consistent in her lack of talent, Ethel at various times is shown to be excellent on the piano, as well as, having a very basic playing ability. In one episode, she plays 'Sweet Sue' and other songs while the group sings, but in various episodes where Lucy is trying to form a band, she is hopelessly inept on the instrument.
In some of the episodes, the guest-star's name(s) are voiced over, by conductor, Wilbur Hatch, in the Opening Credits or Closing Credits.
Many scenes or parts of scenes are cut from the episodes for syndication, to make room for the much larger number of commercials present today.
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