Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ernie, Edie, Lucy, Desi

Good day my fellow Kovacsians.

The first person to successfully answer last week's trivia question was our good My Space Fan Page friend Brian, who has become the Kovacs trivia master. To see the question and the answer click the link. The answer is in the comments section so once you read the question scroll all the way down. I'd also like to congratulate our good My Space friend Barbara who sent in her answer after Brian but also got it correct.


The Ernie My Space is up to 413 friends this week, an increase of 5 from last week. We thank everyone who requested an add or accepted a request from us.

And now for this week's trivia question. Have a look at the photo below:



1. What was the title of the episode that Ernie and Edie appeared in?

2. What was the plot of the episode?

3. Where is it that the Riccardo and Kovacs families live (city and state)?

4. What was the original air date of this episode?

5. Did Ernie's daughters appear on the program?

6. What is the significance of this episode in terms of the careers of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and in terms of the running order of episodes? What number episode is it in the series?

7. At one point in the episode Lucy stops by to visit Edie. Edie opens the refrigerator to show Lucy something. What is taking up the ENTIRE fridge?

FOR EXTRA CREDIT: Who was the program's sponsor?

This is a tough one folks but I know you can do it. I'll level with you; this is not an easy show to find. I've seen it at the Museum of TV and Radio and on TV Land; when they aired it I taped a VHS copy. The entire series was supposed to come out on DVD this year but has not yet and the VHS tapes of individual episodes are hard to come by. I know, however, that many of you have probably seen this episode. You can research most of these questions online and in Ernie biographies.

I didn't find any new blog posts or news clips this week, so until next week, "Its Been Real!!"

ED NOTE, 11/30/2010:  The entire series has been available on DVD for a while now and you can get it from Amazon

4 comments:

Brian said...

I actually haven't seen this episode, but I could answer most of the questions -

1. What was the title of the episode that Ernie and Edie appeared in?

"Lucy Meets the Moustache"

2. What was the plot of the episode?

Ricky is disappointed that he has no offers to appear on TV or in movies. Lucy tries to get Ernie Kovacs to let Ricky appear on his show but Ernie is only intersted in "little Ricky". Lucy ends up disguising herself as Ernie's chauffeur, hijinks ensue, and Ricky gets to appear on the show.

3. Where is it that the Riccardo and Kovacs families live (city and state)?

Westport, Connecticut.

4. What was the original air date of this episode?

April 1, 1960

5. Did Ernie's daughters appear on the program?

I don't know.

6. What is the significance of this episode in terms of the careers of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and in terms of the running order of episodes? What number episode is it in the series?

Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz the day after this show was taped. This episode is #13 of 16 that were to be made, but they could not continue filming after this, so it's the last one.

7. At one point in the episode Lucy stops by to visit Edie. Edie opens the refrigerator to show Lucy something. What is taking up the ENTIRE fridge?

I don't know.

Bonus question: I believe the sponsor of the show was Westinghouse.

geomop said...

On the money my friend. I'm very impressed you got Westinghouse.

Those other two are tough. If I don't get an answer from someone by next post I shall reveal the answer. You would have to see the episode to get them because I've never seen those answers on the internet.

Good job, as usual!

geomop said...

Our My Space fan page friend Barbara was able to answer Question 7:

7. At one point in the episode Lucy stops by to visit Edie. Edie opens the refrigerator to show Lucy something. What is taking up the ENTIRE fridge?

THE ANSWER: Cigars. Ernie is using the fridge as a humidor and has boxes of them in there!

The only part of the question that hasn't been answered correctly is #5, which is did Ernie's daughters appear on the program? If no one gets it by next week's post I will of course reveal the answer.

Barbara also let us know about another Lucy Desi Comedy Hour that was filmed but never broadcast. You can read about it by clicking HERE.

geomop said...

OK Kovacsians. Since July 4th is the date for our next post and I don't want to spend all day blogging I'm going to answer the one question that has not been answered:

5. Did Ernie's daughters appear on the program?

The answer is NO. In one scene, Lucy mentions to Ricky that "Little Ricky is next door playing with Kippie Kovacs" as the Kovacs family are supposedly the Riccardo's next door neighbors. But Ernie's daughters DID NOT actually appear in the program.

Brian and Barbara, the two B's, masters of Kovacsian trivia, I thank you once again for your support.

Happy 4th!!!