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DESI ARNAZ - RADIO GAME SHOW HOST!

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Found this information on the internet recently, never knew this program (or possibly radio "pilot") existed before! Apparently a recording of it survives and is in circulation, anyone heard it or know more about it?

 

"Desi Arnaz Tropical Trip. March 25, 1951. CBS net. A combination music and quiz show. Contestants answer questions about South America for a first prize trip to Santiago, Chile. Desi makes a surprisingly entertaining quizmaster. Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete."

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Your Tropical Trip was actually a series. It ran from January 1951 to September of that year when they started I Love Lucy. Desi performed the song "There's a Brand New Baby at Our House" for the first time on the show after Lucie was born. Your Tropical Trip was a musical version of another game show, Earn Your Vacation. Earn Your Vacation was later briefly adapted for television with Johnny Carson as host.

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Your Tropical Trip was actually a series. It ran from January 1951 to September of that year when they started I Love Lucy. Desi performed the song "There's a Brand New Baby at Our House" for the first time on the show after Lucie was born. Your Tropical Trip was a musical version of another game show, Earn Your Vacation. Earn Your Vacation was later briefly adapted for television with Johnny Carson as host.

Didn't Lucy get him that job to keep him off the troad?

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Not sure, could haven been the Bob Hope radio gib.

 

Right. CBS offered Desi Your Tropical Trip to prevent the Arnazes from doing their television show on NBC.

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