The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
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Lucy and the Lost Star 

Lucy and Vivian's (who's visiting Lucy) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. They walk to a house down the road to see if they can call an auto club and the house is owned by none ... See full summary »


Jack Donohue




Episode cast overview:
Lucille Ball ... Lucy Carmichael
Gale Gordon ... Mr. Theodore J. Mooney
Joan Crawford ... Joan Crawford
Vivian Vance ... Vivian Bunson
Lew Parker ... Agent
Sid Gould Sid Gould ... Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited)


Lucy and Vivian's (who's visiting Lucy) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. They walk to a house down the road to see if they can call an auto club and the house is owned by none other than Joan Crawford, the movie star. All her furniture has been sent out for cleaning, so Lucy and Viv think she's broke and try to raise money for the star. Written by steve-o

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Release Date:

26 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lucy thinks Joan Crawford is broke but actually she's not. However in later life Joan actually did struggle with money problems. See more »


When Joan is headed out of the room to get the lemonade for Lucy and Viv, a small white object can be seen moving through the doorway off stage. This is a backstage assistant ready to hand the camp stool props to Crawford for her next entrance. See more »


Agent: Joan, if you don't want to go back to work perhaps you can help someone else get a job.
Joan Crawford: Sure, how?
Agent: Well I have an offer for another performer who appeared in the show with you. Now I'd like the name...
Lucy Carmichael: It's me! It's me!
Agent: No, I'm afraid not. The producer said he was interested in the fat one.
Vivian Bunson: That's me!
Agent: I don't think so. He said the fat one with the mustache.
Mr Theodore J Mooney: [bragging to Lucy and Viv] Hey, when you've got it, you've got it!
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References Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

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Actually pretty good
22 December 2015 | by bekayessSee all my reviews

I have to disagree with the previous poster...this is a typical LUCY SHOW episode, with the usual jokes and such, and several times I did laugh at Lucy's, Viv's or Joan's jokes. Joan is not "in a fog" and she does not "slur" her speech. She appears quite cognizant throughout the show, and Lucy (the perfect hostess as the star) defers to Joan when appropriate. I am not a Crawford fan (I actually think Bette Davis is the better talent), but I find it too sad that Joan Crawford's personal problems in her later years have influenced IMDb posters to make such negative comments about her. She may not have been perfect, and maybe she was a real bitch, but she WAS a star for five decades and she deserves at least a little respect for that!

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