In the spring of 1963, one of Lucille Ball’s favorite performers, Broadway legend Ethel Merman, agreed to star in a Desilu pilot for a new television series, Maggie Brown. When the sitcom failed to sell, Lucy asked the lady to appear on her own weekly show. And lucky for Ms. Merman, she was able to laugh at herself. Because teaming up with Lucille Ball on ‘The Lucy Show’ mean’t that you better be game for anything. In this 1964 episode, Lucy teaches The Merm herself: “How to sing like Ethel Merman.” Looking fresh as a daisy, Ethel ends up teaching Lucy a thing or two!
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