Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball salute the Hollywood of Yesteryear, as they recruit jobless entertainers at the unemployment office to stage a variety show. Highlights: Richard Deacon and Carol spoof Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald; Carol and Lucy (as Betty Grable and Alice Faye) doing "Chicago" and "Alexander's Ragtime Band"; Lucy as Marlene Dietrich singing "Falling In Love Again"; a Ruby Keeler take-off by Carol: Lucie Arnaz and tap dancer Clarence Landry in a salute to Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson; the cast joins in for "Hooray for Hollywood" and "Singin' In the Rain" with Jack Benny in a cameo role.
Did You Know?
The vaudeville backdrop curtain seen during the songs "Chicago" and "Alexander's Ragtime Band" was also used in "Lucy and Jack Benny's Biography". See more
The wardrobe rack of costumes worn by Betty Grable and Alice Faye also contains Gale Gordon's silver space suit from "Lucy and the Generation Gap". It is hard to imagine Grable or Faye wearing that. See more
The end credits miss-spell 'Mountie' as 'Mounty'. The word is an informal reference to The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. See more
References Gone with the Wind
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Written by Irving Berlin
Sung by Lucille Ball
and Carol Burnett See more