by Ross Martin ~ Written by Ray Singer & Al Schwartz
wins a fast sports car in a raffle, but Lucy won’t let her keep it.
To pay the taxes on her win, they hold another raffle not knowing
that it is illegal. Lucy, Kim, and Harry are all arrested and hauled
in to court!
Otis Carter), Lucie
Arnaz Jr. (Craig
Carter) does not appear in this episode, but he does receive opening
Gibson) played one of the “New Neighbors” (ILL S1;E21), Tom
O'Brien, who moved into the Mertz apartment building and are believed
to be spies (but actually are just actors). Rorke
trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and made his
television debut on “I Love Lucy.” Ironically, so did Barbara
Eden, who played the title role in the sitcom that Rorke is best
known for, “I Dream of Jeannie.” Rorke played the incredulous Dr. Alfred Bellows from 1965 to
1970, even returning for a “Jeannie” reunion special in 1985, his
last screen project. He
died in 1987.
the Judge’s name is not spoken aloud, his daughter, Betty Gibson, is named
earlier in the episode as the winner of the raffle.
Little Old Lady (Florence Lake) is his mother!
(IRS Agent Frank Williams) makes
the second of his four appearances on “Here’s Lucy.” He also
appeared with Lucille Ball in the 1975 TV movie “Lucy Gets
Lucky.” Picerni was a cast member of Desilu’s “The Untouchables” from
1959 to 1963.
introduces this episode on the series DVD.
Office Clerk at Window C) made
more than 45 appearances on “The Lucy Show,” and nearly as many
on “Here’s Lucy.” Gould (born Sydney Greenfader) was Lucille
Ball’s cousin by marriage to Gary Morton and was married to Vanda
(Permit Office Clerk at Window B) made
five appearances on “The Lucy Show.” The expressive character
actor also did an equal number of “Here’s Lucy” episodes. He
died in January 2016 in Maplewood, New Jersey, at the age of 93.
(Woman in Permit Line aka “Mrs. Kong”)
appeared with Lucille Ball and Gale Gordon on the 1952 special “Stars
in the Eye” celebrating the opening of CBS’s new Television City
studios. She played a prison matron in her only appearance on both “The Lucy Show” and in her next and final appearance on “Here’s
(Man at the Front of the Permit Line) appeared
as a Native American Medicine Man in “Lucy
the Rain Goddess” (TLS S4;E15).
He was an ex-vaudevillian making the third of his eight “Here’s
(Little Old Lady aka Mrs. Gibson) did
four films with Lucille Ball between 1936 and 1938. This is her
second and final episode of the series – both times as a classic
Little Old Lady. She went on to appear in the 1974 TV movie “Happy
Anniversary and Goodbye”starring
Lucille Ball and Rhodes Reason (Lt. Egan).
(Officer Collins, First Bailiff) makes
the second of his six appearances on “Here’s Lucy.” He
passed away in early 2017. He was the uncle of writer /
director P.J. Castalleneta.
not spoken aloud, his name tag reads “Collins.”
J. ‘Red’ Fox
(Second Bailiff) was
best known for playing policemen, which is what he did on five of his
eight appearances on “The Lucy Show” as well as three of his five
episodes of “Here’s Lucy.”
Lucille Ball’s cousin-in-law and married to Sid Gould (Permit
Office Clerk at Window C). This is just one of her over two dozen
appearances on “Here’s Lucy” as well as appearing in Ball’s
two 1975 TV movies “Lucy Gets Lucky” (with Dean Martin) and
“Three for Two” (with Jackie Gleason). She was seen in half a
dozen episodes of “The Lucy Show.”
(Detective, uncredited, right) was
the older brother of Milton Berle. This is one of his eleven
uncredited appearances on the series. He previously did two
episodes of “The Lucy Show.”
plays the Detective who arrests Harry, but has no dialogue.
with Lucille Ball in The
Facts of Life (1960)
He was in two episodes of “The Lucy Show.” This is the last
of his three episodes of “Here’s Lucy.”
Spectator, uncredited) began
working as an extra while still a teenager, taking background jobs on
weekends and attending high school during the week. Between 1934 and
1947 he made three films with Lucille Ball, including Too
the movie that brought together Lucy and Desi Arnaz. He did two
episodes of “The Lucy Show” and this, his only episode of “Here’s
Lucy.” Houghton was one of the Winkie Guards in 1939’s The
Wizard of Oz and
a Southern Dandy in Gone
With the Wind (1939).
at the Permit Office and in the courtroom are played by uncredited
19, 1971, the day after this episode first aired Desi Arnaz Jr.
(Craig Carter) celebrated his 18th birthday. Ironically, he does not appear in this episode.
Lucy complains that the car her daughter won goes too fast (160mph!),
Kim promises to put a governor in the car. Lucy says “Ronald
Reagan has enough to worry about without riding around with you!”
Hollywood actor Ronald
been elected Governor of California in 1967, a position he held until
1975. He was later elected 40th President of the United States
and served until 1989. He was previously mentioned in the second
episode of the series, “Lucy Visits Jack Benny” (S1;E2).
learn that Harry plays croquet.
the woman at the back of the line (Jody Gilbert) gets snide with
Lucy, she says “Thank
you Mrs. Kong. Give my regards to your son, King.”King
(1933) was a Hollywood film about a giant gorilla that attacked
Manhattan. A sequel titled Son
was released that same year.
Lucy and Kim stack up the money they’ve made from their raffle, Lucy
“Oh, ho ho! You jolly green giant!” The
Jolly Green Giant
was the advertising character used to promote Green Giant Frozen
Vegetables. Their ubiquitous TV commercial jingle went:
“In the valley of the giant – ho ho ho – Green Giant!” The
character was previously mentioned in “Lucy and Tennessee Ernie’s
Fun Farm” (S1;E23).
winning raffle ticket belongs to Betty Gibson, a college friend of
Aller au cinéma tout de suite voir ce film car on sent bien qu'il va disparaître rapidement.
Dès les premières images, nous sommes sur un beau terrain. Les lettres du titre s'inscrivent au générique. Histoire adolescente: l'âge de la limite. Envie d'y emmener mes neveux car c'est actuel. On pourrait presque dire que c'est un film d'adolescent, ce qui tient du miracle. Comédiens tous assez justes - mention spéciale pour le trio adolescent Zinedine Benchenine (Cherif le renfrogné), Chloé Lecerf (Émilie, boule de silence et petite soeur) et Émile Berling (qui brille d'intelligence).
La limite est repoussée lorsque les jeunes gens font le mur et s'embarquent dans des épopées nocturnes pour courir les murs de la ville de leurs tags. Elle est franchie quand la chasse du concurrent Vandal provoque sa mort.
C'est l'âge où entre soi, on doit jouer à être grand, et celui où les adultes veulent que nous restions enfant. Le personage joué par Berling est le seul à savoir jouer sur les deux tableaux grâce à un précieux accessoire: ses lunettes.
Il y a enfin une bande originale de bon ton, sombre et profonde d;Ulysse Kotz, qui accompagne joliment le mouvement.