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The Lucy Show - Season 4 - The Great REWRITE!

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Viv, Chris, Jerry, and Sherman clearly got screwed when it came to getting a decent send-off between Seasons Three and Four...so let's add in a transitional season!

 

4.1 -- Some Day Viv's Prince Will Come Back

 

When Sherman goes in to have his tonsils out, Viv and Ralph rekindle that old flame while waiting for their son's recovery. A few nights later, during a romantic dinner with Bill King at the Pink Pelican, Lucy spots Viv and Ralph in a secluded corner of the restaurant. Lucy and Eddie quickly join forces to break them up and talk Thelma Green into being the bait to prove to Viv the old adage "once a louse, always a louse." Featuring: Donald Briggs (Eddie Collins), Keith Andes (Bill King), Carole Cook (Thelma Green). Special guest star: Jackie Coogan (Ralph Bagley)

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4.2 -- Chris' Dilemma

 

Chris is left in a dilemma when Alan Harper graduates from college, comes back to Danfield, and asks her to be his bride. Problem #1: Chris wants to go to college, but Alan wants her to be a housewife. Problem #2: Chris is already in a steady relationship with Bob Schaeffer. Problem #3: Mr. Mooney has been campaigning for months for Chris to get back together with his son Ted, believing Chris' level head will have a good affect on his wacko son...rather than Cynthia, who has become a beatnik since we've last seen her. The problem is compounded when Lucy, Viv, and Mooney each take oppositie stands on what she should do. (Featuring Robert Sherwood (Bob), Michael Pollard (Ted), Tom Lowell (Alan Harper), Lucie Arnaz (Cynthia).

 

4.3 -- Lucy and Viv's Little Sisters

 

At a meeting of the Danfield Women's Club where Mr. Mooney is speaking about new bank accounts for kids, Viv casually mentions that she wished Sherman had more of a male influence growing up. Knowing that his son Bob recently became a member, Mooney suggests the girls enroll Jerry and Sherman in Danfield's Big Brothers program. When Lucy and Viv find out Sherman has been paired up with Vern Bunson, Danfield's most eligible male divorcee, Lucy and Viv establish Danfield's first Little Sisters program in the hopes of catching his eye. Guest Star: Bob Cummings as Vern Bunson.

 

4.4 -- Little Sisters Become A Big Problem

 

After Mr. McAdoo does a human interest TV piece on Danfield's Little Sisters, Lucy and Viv find 20 motherless girls from New Rochelle on their porch looking for mentorship. Overwhelmed by the demand, Lucy, Viv and Mr. Mooney enlist Chris, Irma, Countess Framboise, Thelma Green, Audrey Simmons, Frannie, Mary Lou, Dorothy Boyer, Flo the Manicurist, and Grandma Sutton to help with the overflow. (Guest Stars: Ann Sothern (Countess Framboise), Beatrice Arthur (Irma Mooney), Joi Lansing (Flo the Manicurist). Featuring: mary Jane Croft (Audrey Simmons), Carole Cook (Thelma/Mrs. Valance), Dorothy Conrad (Dorothy), and Kathryn Card (Grandma Sutton).

 

4.5 -- Two's Company, Four's A Bore

 

When Vern invites Viv and her little sister to accompany him and Sherman on a camping trip, a jealous Lucy talks Mooney into convincing Vern that he needs Lucy to come along as chaperone. What would Danfield society say otherwise?! Meanwhile, back in Danfield, Chris has more than she can handle when left alone to sit with Jerry for the very first time.

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Special guest star: Jackie Coogan (Ralph Bagley)

 

Jackie Coogan is great casting as Ralph.

Who were the other actors under consideration?

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Who were the other actors under consideration?

 

I was considered casting Howard Keel against type as a departure gift for Viv, but it just didn't work out. LOL

 

 

You would really have Michael J. Pollard back? :obrien:

 

:marionstrong: I think the fact Mr. Mooney has a mentally disturbed -- and possibly dangerous -- son is an issue that needs to be addressed. :lucythrill:

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I think the fact Mr. Mooney has a mentally disturbed -- and possibly dangerous -- son is an issue that needs to be addressed. :lucythrill:

 

Perfect ! In face, having Michael J. Pollard around (especially with his 1967 look) might make the idea that Lucy would actually think Mooney is turning into a gorilla in "Mooney, the Monkey" more believable!

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4.6 - Lucy the Love Bug

 

Feeling that Viv and Vern need a little "help" on the way to true happiness, Lucy talks Thelma into lending them her lake house for one weekend. Viv and Vern are delighted, so Thelma and Lucy head down to the lake to get everything ready. Unfortuantely, a devastating storm hits that night and floods the road, leaving Lucy & Thelma stuck alone together in the cabin. Viv and Vern, meanwhile, spend a perfectly delightful evening in the Carmichael's living room without any assistance from anyone.

 

4.7 - Vern and Eddie Fight Over Viv

 

When Eddie Collins learns that his former "Tootsie" has been spending an awful lot of time with Vern Bunson, he pleads with Viv to take him back. Viv is quite delightedly surprised, and even more delighted when Vern stands up to Eddie and suggests they fight over her like true men. Mooney gets wind of it, and is soon selling tickets for the Bunson-Collins showdown to be held at the bank that weekend. Lucy is mortified and tries to talk some sense into Eddie and Vern, but both are determined to have "Tootsie" for their very own.

 

4.8 - Lucy Gets Her Men

 

Lucy is delighted Viv has found a new beau in Vern Bunson, but can't help feeling a little sad that she doesn't have anybody. Chris & Jerry share their concerns to Viv, who manages to track down Harry Connors and convinces him to fly in for a week to surprise Lucy. Unbeknownst to Viv, however, Chris & Jerry have also confided in all of Lucy's other girlfriends...so Audrey calls Bill King and Thelma calls Old Man Taylor, etc. etc. So come Saturday night, Lucy can have any man she wants....if she wants any of them.

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4.6 - Lucy the Love Bug

 

Feeling that Viv and Vern need a little "help" on the way to true happiness, Lucy talks Thelma into lending them her lake house for one weekend. Viv and Vern are delighted, so Thelma and Lucy head down to the lake to get everything ready. Unfortuantely, a devastating storm hits that night and floods the road, leaving Lucy & Thelma stuck alone together in the cabin. Viv and Vern, meanwhile, spend a perfectly delightful evening in the Carmichael's living room without any assistance from anyone.

 

4.7 - Vern and Eddie Fight Over Viv

 

When Eddie Collins learns that his former "Tootsie" has been spending an awful lot of time with Vern Bunson, he pleads with Viv to take him back. Viv is quite delightedly surprised, and even more delighted when Vern stands up to Eddie and suggests they fight over her like true men. Mooney gets wind of it, and is soon selling tickets for the Bunson-Collins showdown to be held at the bank that weekend. Lucy is mortified and tries to talk some sense into Eddie and Vern, but both are determined to have "Tootsie" for their very own.

 

4.8 - Lucy Gets Her Men

 

Lucy is delighted Viv has found a new beau in Vern Bunson, but can't help feeling a little sad that she doesn't have anybody. Chris & Jerry share their concerns to Viv, who manages to track down Harry Connors and convinces him to fly in for a week to surprise Lucy. Unbeknownst to Viv, however, Chris & Jerry have also confided in all of Lucy's other girlfriends...so Audrey calls Bill King and Thelma calls Old Man Taylor, etc. etc. So come Saturday night, Lucy can have any man she wants....if she wants any of them.

 

Wow, I didn't know Lucy and Viv were such horny ladies! Go get ya some, girls! :lucythrill:

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4.9 - Lucy & The Countess Play Poker

 

Rosie's back in town, still as broke as ever. Lucy convinces The Countess to use her charm on Mr. Mooney to worm their way into his weekly poker game in a chance to win some money. Viv reminds them that they don't know how to play, but enlists beau Vern to teach them how to count cards and bury Mooney and his cronies.

 

4.10 - Vern & Viv Get Engaged

 

Vern has decided to pop the question, but only confides in Mr. Mooney because he knows what a blabbermouth Lucy is. He then wishes he had let Lucy in on it, because she interrupts every attempt he makes to propose to Viv!

 

4.11 - Lucy the Wedding Planner

 

With wedding preparations under way, Viv immediately enlists Lucy to be her Matron of Honor. But they unfortunately can't agree on anything. Lucy wants Roses, Viv wants Lillies; Lucy wants vanilla cake, Viv wants chocolate. Soon they aren't speaking, until Mrs. Mooney stops by and shares some stories of her wedding preparations that make both of them agree to compromise. (Guest star: Beatrice Arthur).

 

4.12 - Lucy Helps Viv Lose Weight

 

Viv has chosen Thelma, Audrey, Kathleen, Dorothy and Rosie to be her bridesmaids, and Lucy arranges for all of them to shop for Viv's wedding dress. Unfortunately, the gown Viv chooses only comes in one size and it's 4 sizes too small for her. Lucy & Rosie, remembering the weight loss clinic they attended a year ago, put Viv through the paces to get her in shape to wear her dream dress.

 

4.13 - Lucy & The Bridesmaids Dresses

 

With the wedding dress picked out, it's now time to dress the bridesmaids. But the style everyone agrees on is way over Viv's wedding budget. It's now up to the girls to put on a private fashion show for Mr. Mooney to get him to cough up a loan to cover the extra cost.

 

4.14 - Viv Calls Off the Wedding

 

Viv and Vern get into a disagreement over seating charts. One sore point leads to another and soon overemotional Viv declares the wedding is off. Sherman is heartbroken, having really bonded with Vern, and Lucy convinces Sherman and Vern to show Viv how compatible they are and to come back to him.

 

4.15 - The Mothers-in-Law

 

Mrs. Tuttle (special guest star Bea Benadaret, in age makeup again) and Mrs. Bunson (special guest star Frances Bavier) finally get to meet and rejoice over their children's upcoming nuptuials...or rather declare each other's child unfit to marry their own and demand the wedding not take place! Lucy & Mr. Mooney then must convince Chris & Ted to pretend they're getting married, in order to act like they're delighted about their children marrying in order to make the soon to be mothers in law see reason.

 

4.16 - Vern's Other Wife

 

Having already told Vern about her previous marriage, Viv is surprised to find out Vern was married before too. She thinks nothing of it until the former Mrs. Bunson (guest star Eve Arden) shows up, trying to woo her husband back. Lucy then shows up, pretending to be Vern's OTHER ex-wife, and extolls Vern's unvirtuous qualities to his former wife to make her realize she doesn't want him after all.

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Brilliant!

 

4.17 -- The Wedding Coordinator

 

Tired of the endless back and forth on petty wedding details, Lucy and Irma covince Mr. Mooney to loosen the trust fund purse strings so Lucy can hire a fancy NYC professional wedding coordinator to get the job right. When the wedding coordinator turns out to be Vivian's chief social rival from Shortridge High -- southern belle transplant Madelyn Pugh -- and small details start going wrong, Vivian suspects that it might not be coincidental. (Guest Star: Dinah Shore as Madelyn Pugh)

 

4.18 -- The Bachelor Party

 

Harry Connors offers to throw Vern a bachelor party. When Lucy and Viv get wind of the idea, they scheme with Frihoffer's Bakery so Viv can jump out of the cake. What they don't know is Harry and Vern are planning a pretty sedate affair at the Elm Tree Inn with Jerry and Sherman in attendance.

 

4.19 -- Lucy, Get Your Gun

 

Now that Viv will otherwise be engaged on the big day, Lucy is thrilled she'll finally get her chance to sing Oh Promise Me at the wedding, but a wrench is thrown in Lucy's plans when their good friend Ethel Merman sees the wedding announcement in the New York Times and arrives in Danfield to rehearse the whole musical program for the wedding. (Guest Star: Ethel Merman)

 

4.20 -- Chris Feels Leftout

 

Sensing that Chris may be feeling left out of all the wedding excitement considering she's heading off to a California college in just a few months, Lucy plans one last mother-daughter weekend for them before she flies the nest.

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4.21 - The Bachelorette Party

 

It's two days until the big event, and Lucy & Rosie have pulled all the stops out to give Viv one last shindig before she assimilates into married life again. Mrs. Valance, Thelma's society columnist twin sister, is in attendance, and manages to coerce a few unflattering comments from an inebriated Viv about her hubby to be. Come next morning, she's in a panic, and enlists all of her bridesmaids (and Lucy) to snatch every copy of the paper before Vern sees it.

 

4.22 - Vivian's Wedding

 

The big day is here, and Viv's wedding is looking to get a lot of publicity due to Ethel Mermann's involvement in the entertainment. Chris is a radiant flower girl, all the bridesmaids and Matron of Honor look stunning, and Mr. Mooney is only to happy to be serving as Vern's best man. Everything is going smoothly, until Lucy can't find the wedding rings. She must act fast and talk Ethel into doing a few extra numbers to keep the crowd distracted while she looks for them. In the end, she must settle for buying duplicates and hope neither of them notice...until Viv reveals she had them all along because she was afraid Lucy would lose them. But the service is beautiful, and Viv is overjoyed at her wedding present from Lucy...the deed to the Danfield house. It is then that Lucy and Viv fully come to terms with the fact that they won't be living together anymore.

 

4.23 - A Farewell Night in Danfield.

 

Lucy, Chris and Jerry are all packed for California. Sherman is staying with his father. And Viv and Vern are packed up as well to leave on their honeymoon the next day. Vern is spending the night out so Lucy & Viv can have a final night together in their former home, along with a few friends. Things soon go from sentimental to sour, however, after Mooney begins reminding them of all the things they don't like about each other, and soon both women can't wait to never see each other again. It's up to Rosie and Audrey to convince them otherwise. (okay, it's a Friends ripoff, but it works here too!)

 

4.24 - Two Trips, One Path

 

Everyone arrives at the airport the next day, prepared to go their separate ways...until all flights out of New York get cancelled due to violent weather and they have no choice but to all bunk together in a cheap motel!

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Brilliant!

 

4.17 -- The Wedding Coordinator

 

Tired of the endless back and forth on petty wedding details, Lucy and Irma covince Mr. Mooney to loosen the trust fund purse strings so Lucy can hire a fancy NYC professional wedding coordinator to get the job right. When the wedding coordinator turns out to be Vivian's chief social rival from Shortridge High -- southern belle transplant Madelyn Pugh -- and small details start going wrong, Vivian suspects that it might not be coincidental. (Guest Star: Dinah Shore as Madelyn Pugh)

 

4.18 -- The Bachelor Party

 

Harry Connors offers to throw Vern a bachelor party. When Lucy and Viv get wind of the idea, they scheme with Frihoffer's Bakery so Viv can jump out of the cake. What they don't know is Harry and Vern are planning a pretty sedate affair at the Elm Tree Inn with Jerry and Sherman in attendance.

 

4.19 -- Lucy, Get Your Gun

 

Now that Viv will otherwise be engaged on the big day, Lucy is thrilled she'll finally get her chance to sing Oh Promise Me at the wedding, but a wrench is thrown in Lucy's plans when their good friend Ethel Merman sees the wedding announcement in the New York Times and arrives in Danfield to rehearse the whole musical program for the wedding. (Guest Star: Ethel Merman)

 

4.20 -- Chris Feels Leftout

 

Sensing that Chris may be feeling left out of all the wedding excitement considering she's heading off to a California college in just a few months, Lucy plans one last mother-daughter weekend for them before she flies the nest.

 

Love all of them but number 3 is terrific!

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4.21 - The Bachelorette Party

 

It's two days until the big event, and Lucy & Rosie have pulled all the stops out to give Viv one last shindig before she assimilates into married life again. Mrs. Valance, Thelma's society columnist twin sister, is in attendance, and manages to coerce a few unflattering comments from an inebriated Viv about her hubby to be. Come next morning, she's in a panic, and enlists all of her bridesmaids (and Lucy) to snatch every copy of the paper before Vern sees it.

 

4.22 - Vivian's Wedding

 

The big day is here, and Viv's wedding is looking to get a lot of publicity due to Ethel Mermann's involvement in the entertainment. Chris is a radiant flower girl, all the bridesmaids and Matron of Honor look stunning, and Mr. Mooney is only to happy to be serving as Vern's best man. Everything is going smoothly, until Lucy can't find the wedding rings. She must act fast and talk Ethel into doing a few extra numbers to keep the crowd distracted while she looks for them. In the end, she must settle for buying duplicates and hope neither of them notice...until Viv reveals she had them all along because she was afraid Lucy would lose them. But the service is beautiful, and Viv is overjoyed at her wedding present from Lucy...the deed to the Danfield house. It is then that Lucy and Viv fully come to terms with the fact that they won't be living together anymore.

 

4.23 - A Farewell Night in Danfield.

 

Lucy, Chris and Jerry are all packed for California. Sherman is staying with his father. And Viv and Vern are packed up as well to leave on their honeymoon the next day. Vern is spending the night out so Lucy & Viv can have a final night together in their former home, along with a few friends. Things soon go from sentimental to sour, however, after Mooney begins reminding them of all the things they don't like about each other, and soon both women can't wait to never see each other again. It's up to Rosie and Audrey to convince them otherwise. (okay, it's a Friends ripoff, but it works here too!)

 

4.24 - Two Trips, One Path

 

Everyone arrives at the airport the next day, prepared to go their separate ways...until all flights out of New York get cancelled due to violent weather and they have no choice but to all bunk together in a cheap motel!

 

 

Absolutely incredible! Lucy gifting the house to Viv is an inspired move!

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Rejected plot from between 4.21 and 4.22:

 

4.21 1/2 -- What's Viv's Line?

 

Ethel Merman's participation in Viv's wedding has garnered such big publicity in both Danfield and New York City, Viv is booked to stump the panel on the following week's What's My Line? Believing that none of this would have been possible if she hadn't stood in line at Rudy's Record Store 19 years before, Lucy insists on joining Viv opposite the panel. When Viv swiftly rejects that idea after going to CBS to sign the deal and get details about next week's show, Lucy starts trailing John Charles Daly across the city, as well as that week's slated mystery guest Desi Arnaz, to convince them otherwise.(Guest stars: Desi Arnaz, John Charles Daly, Miss Arlene Francis, Miss Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, and Woody Allen)

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You guys are incredible! These are so good -- funny :hlLOL: and in many cases, very plausible. As I read, snapshots of the characters popped into my head, acting out your script plots :marionstrong: !

 

I wish they had given Viv :viv1: a better send off when she left the show, & your wedding episode, VBagley, would have been perfect.

 

Emmy awards for both of you :D !

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4.26 - Come in Vivian...over!

 

Lucy, Chris and Jerry arrive safely in California and begin setting up house in Lucy's new apartment. But Chris and Jerry wind up doing most of the unpacking as anxious Lucy wants to call Viv to make sure she and Vern arrived safely in Honolulu for their honeymoon, but the phone isn't hooked up yet. Viv, meanwhile, is just as nervous about Lucy, and isn't enjoying her honeymoon one bit as she doesn't know if Lucy's okay. The two women stress and fret over nothing, and after a bunch of missed connections finally get a hold of each other. They dissolve in tears and laughter as the scene fades to black.

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I agree. I also love Joi Lansing as Flo the manicurist.

:obrien:

 

She works, but I always pictured Flo the Manicurist as an Elvia Allman type.

Flo 'sparking' in a car outside Lucy's house.

Flo gossiping about Miss Tanner's nails.

Were there any other Flo references?

 

These 4th season Lucy Show episodes are all so brilliant I'm speechless.

I've griped about how this series threw away a great story arc for so many years that my endless quotes finally made it into a book.

"Lucy" was always best with a strong plot, but "The Lucy Show" really didn't have very many. The show was even better with a story arc and this seemed like such a natural.

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And I wouldn't think of tampering with someone else's brilliant work, so I'll just make a 'suggestion' for the build up to the episode: 4.10 - Vern & Viv Get Engaged

 

 

Viv is so frustrated that Vern hasn't popped the question yet that against her better judgement she goes along with Lucy's plan to make Vern jealous enlisting the aid of an old trainer at the stables boarding Rosie's horse Oil Well who seems to be smitten with Viv. (the trainer, not the horse!) There's something familiar about the old coot and for a moment Viv rethinks jumping into something with Vern...until she sees the stables where she is to live, the 'canoe' mattress she'll have to sleep on, and the ritual she'll have to go through every night tying the trainer's nightshirt to the bed frame.

Meanwhile Vern has been trying to propose but keeps getting interrupted by Lucy every time until Mr. Mooney, whom Vern has let into his confidence, intervenes:

Mooney: "Oh, SHUT UP, Mrs. Carmichael! What Vern's trying to say is "Vivian, will you marry me?"

Vern: YOU?

Viv: YOU??

Lucy: YOU??? (slaps him across the face) You CAD!! What about Irma?

Mooney: (grimacing) Why bring up Irma at a joyous occasion like this?.... Don't be ridiculous. I mean Vern.

Lucy: (finally dawn on her) OH, really! (throws her arms around Mooney) She accepts!!

Vern (to Viv): Does she?

Viv: She does.

Fade out.

Guest star: "Our Own" Bill Frawley.

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And I wouldn't think of tampering with someone else's brilliant work, so I'll just make a 'suggestion' for the build up to the episode: 4.10 - Vern & Viv Get Engaged

 

 

Viv is so frustrated that Vern hasn't popped the question yet that against her better judgement she goes along with Lucy's plan to make Vern jealous enlisting the aid of an old trainer at the stables boarding Rosie's horse Oil Well who seems to be smitten with Viv. (the trainer, not the horse!) There's something familiar about the old coot and for a moment Viv rethinks jumping into something with Vern...until she sees the stables where she is to live, the 'canoe' mattress she'll have to sleep on, and the ritual she'll have to go through every night tying the trainer's nightshirt to the bed frame.

Meanwhile Vern has been trying to propose but keeps getting interrupted by Lucy every time until Mr. Mooney, whom Vern has let into his confidence, intervenes:

Mooney: "Oh, SHUT UP, Mrs. Carmichael! What Vern's trying to say is "Vivian, will you marry me?"

Vern: YOU?

Viv: YOU??

Lucy: YOU??? (slaps him across the face) You CAD!! What about Irma?

Mooney: (grimacing) Why bring up Irma at a joyous occasion like this?.... Don't be ridiculous. I mean Vern.

Lucy: (finally dawn on her) OH, really! (throws her arms around Mooney) She accepts!!

Vern (to Viv): Does she?

Viv: She does.

Fade out.

Guest star: "Our Own" Bill Frawley.

 

 

Haha, LOVE IT! Doubtful Viv would've agreed to Bill guest starring, but still a great idea! :D

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Were there any other Flo references?

 

 

This went hand in hand with her story about Miss Tanner, but she also started the rumour that Grandma Sutton had run off with the 22-year-old cat food salesman.

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Haha, LOVE IT! Doubtful Viv would've agreed to Bill guest starring, but still a great idea! :D

 

As long as we're going with casting that would not have happened....before the fade out:

 

In walks Bill, nicely dressed in a tuxedo carrying flowers:

 

Bill: Vivian, are you ready for our date tonight?

Viv: Oh, I forgot all about it. I'm sorry Bill but I have another (looks lovingly at Vern) 'engagement' tonight.

Bill: Oh, for corn sake.

Viv: It wouldn't have worked out anyway...you know, the difference in our ages.

Bill: That's what Mother said....but I told her you were younger.

Viv grimaces.

Bill: I didn't tell her your exact age. I just said you were somewhere between Goldblatt's Delicatessan and the Danfield Bank....

Viv: Oh, honestly!

Bill: Well, this is a fine mess. I even brought a date for Lucy.

Lucy: Where? Where?

Bill: He's parking the car.....Oh, here he comes.

Desi enters with his conga drum and breaks into song: "Dey call me Danfield Pete. I'm da king of suburban beat...."

Lucy: OH NO!!

The camera holds a shot of the four of them together again as we:

Fade Out.

 

If Sonney and Cher could divorce, then come back as a team, why not???

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As long as we're going with casting that would not have happened....before the fade out:

 

In walks Bill, nicely dressed in a tuxedo carrying flowers:

 

Bill: Vivian, are you ready for our date tonight?

Viv: Oh, I forgot all about it. I'm sorry Bill but I have another (looks lovingly at Vern) 'engagement' tonight.

Bill: Oh, for corn sake.

Viv: It wouldn't have worked out anyway...you know, the difference in our ages.

Bill: That's what Mother said....but I told her you were younger.

Viv grimaces.

Bill: I didn't tell her your exact age. I just said you were somewhere between Goldblatt's Delicatessan and the Danfield Bank....

Viv: Oh, honestly!

Bill: Well, this is a fine mess. I even brought a date for Lucy.

Lucy: Where? Where?

Bill: He's parking the car.....Oh, here he comes.

Desi enters with his conga drum and breaks into song: "Dey call me Danfield Pete. I'm da king of suburban beat...."

Lucy: OH NO!!

The camera holds a shot of the four of them together again as we:

Fade Out.

 

If Sonney and Cher could divorce, then come back as a team, why not???

 

:marionstrong: :marionstrong: :marionstrong: Fantastic!

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Hi, those were so much fun to read! I really admire your creativity, and especially like your fondness for the show and its characters. Too bad the powers that be didn't feel that way. It's a great idea to incorporate the supporting characters into the show!

 

These kinds of episodes would have given viewers a sentimental feeling, instead of a 'What the ...?" reaction when the show's format changed so abruptly and the characters disappeared.

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