The “lost” Lucy episode: “Ethel’s Funeral”
In retrospect, I can see why the network got cold feet and decided not to show this I Love Lucy episode back in 1956.
Lucy’s friend Ethel Mertz dies, and Lucy buys an expensive black dress to wear to the funeral but she can’t figure out how to put it on, and she finally races into the service late, barefoot, with bits and pieces of black dress hanging everywhere, just barely holding it on in bunches with her fists.
The black bow-tie hanging over her face would have been a classic under different circumstances. Anyway, you read it here first.
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