Brock Posted September 18, 2013 Report Share Posted September 18, 2013 Along with Lucy Is A Matchmaker, Lucy Writes a Novel has become another fascinating episode for me lately. It's yet another episode where each member of the Fab Four has a great moment, has levels of sheer hilarity, and nothing that happens is beyond the realm of possibility. Sometimes I wonder just how much fun Bob and Madelyn had writing this episode. If they were having a riot in the writers' room, it certainly shows. There are so many great moments in the episode that go beyond the words on the paper and the performances of the screen, and there are individual hallmarks stamped by our actors on this episode which make it so much fun. When Ethel's "Blaze of Glory" line gets a snicker while Fred's "Red hot novel" gets a a howl, she repeats the line once again getting a reaction from Ricky. There is no doubt in my mind this is Vivian Vance stepping just slightly out of character to ensure she gets the laugh she deserves. My personal highlight, however, is Lucille Ball's performance. Maybe it is the writer in me, but after Dorrence comes over to rectify the situation, as you can see Lucy's heart break with each individual step over to take the framed cheque off the wall, my heart breaks right along with her. "Now that's acting! That's real, real acting!" LOL In any other actress' hands, it would be pretty standard fare, but Lucy makes it so much more. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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