This second Danny Thomas tribute to burlesque features Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis and Shirley Jones in a sketch about two down-on-their-luck guys (Thomas and Lewis) taking two dolls (Jones and Ball) to a posh restaurant knowing full well they cannot afford to pay the bill. A parody of "White Cargo" features Lucy as Tondelayo and Lewis and Thomas as the Englishmen she seduces. Lucille Ball performs an aerial ballet wearing a Bob Mackie-designed butterfly costume.
Did You Know?
Lucy's aerial ballet featured flying by Peter Foy, the theatrical artist who flew "Peter Pan" on Broadaway. Film of the "Butterfly Ballet" became part of the Foy archives. See more
At the end of the "White Cargo" parody, both Danny Thomas and Jerry Lewis are supposed to be 'dead' but crack up laughing at the sound of Jimmy Durante's voice. Even Durante starts to break character as the sketch ends. See more
Have you forgotten the vow you made to bring back the rare Goona Goona butterfly?
It's just Goona butterfly now.
Yeah. It's not half the butterfly it used to be.