Ethel being upstaged by Lucy, Ricky and Fred…amazing!
I Love Lucy was like no other sit-com then or now. It was fun to watch Lucy get into a mess, but this episode is one of my favorites because it’s Ethel who gets put into her place by the rest of the cast.
Some of the many things I love about this clip–are there any things not to love about this clip?–are Ethel’s expressions and her bits of business as she prepares to launch into the öperatic number. I also love just to hear her sing. Maybe best of all I love that while Ethel ends up kind of reaping what she sowed, she still triumphs in the end.
Comment by Mr. Taylor — January 20, 2009 @ 4:51 pm
Much funnier than anything on or off B’day now….let’s bring vaudeville back! What do you say Seth?