Danny Thomas' The Wonderful World of Burlesque: Second Edition (1965)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Handley
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Thomas ... Himself - Host
Jerry Lewis ... Himself
Shirley Jones ... Herself
The Frank DeVol Orchestra ... Themselves
Lucille Ball ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carole Cook ... Herself
Jimmy Durante ... Himself
Sheldon Leonard ... Himself
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Storyline

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. Written by papermoon4

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1965 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jerry Lewis: Have you forgotten the vow you made to bring back the rare Goona Goona butterfly?
Lucille Ball: It's just Goona butterfly now.
Jerry Lewis: Goona?
Lucille Ball: Yeah. It's not half the butterfly it used to be.
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Connections

References Hullabaloo (1965) See more »

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